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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Sean266, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Nov 18, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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    balou

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    I have a question on wire harness for power folding mirrors. Is the wiring the same for a 2013 to 2016 at modular connections. If not is there a wiring harness that can be replaced from mirror to dash plug in. Im thinking about installing on a tss sr5 4x4. If possible could one get that section of wiring diagram
     
  2. Nov 18, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    They appear to be quite different. Which model/year mirrors are you installing on which model/year truck?
     

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  3. Nov 18, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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    I appreciate you looking into it for me. I just wanted you to know that I might have enough knowledge to do the recommended diagnostic troubleshooting. I did clean the throttle body when I removed the Airaid intake and throttle spacer that was on the truck.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    Im the one asking about the mirrors. I had a plan to buy power mirror switch with fold button and the find a diagram to run the two wires that would be needed to open and close mirrors to the doors
     
  5. Nov 18, 2016 at 4:52 PM
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    It looks like the 2016 is much more complex than the 2013. Based on the diagram it looks like the Switch talks to the Main Body ECU which talks to the Outer Mirror Control ECU. I'm not sure that its a simple matter of a switch and a couple wires to make it work.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks for the help thats what i wasnt sure of. Now that i know im just going to go with trailer mirrors that dont fold. Again thanks for the help
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    hi, what brand shock absorbers do you recommend for 2013 tundra and 2008 land cruiser prado ?

    thanks
     
  8. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    Bilstein :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 1, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS

    Cold start problems....2013 5.7 CM 4x4 Sr5.

    when cold it cranks and cranks before it starts. I know its likely the Fuel density reading in the computer. Is there a final fix for it? I know the TSB I saw said take it to Toyota and they will reflash the computer. That was an old TSB. Some guys were saying that the problem reoccurs, any final fix on it?

    Does the dealer charge for every time you have the problem? or is it common enough that they are doing it under good faith?

    If I have to pay every time I may just buy techscan and reset the density reading myself......
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    I have a question, I'm not sure if you've answered this so bear with me,

    I just bought a 2008 tundra 5.7 are these known to have any head gasket issues or anything else.

    I came to find out my old 2005 Tacoma was prone to head gasket failures. And can't seem to find any info if these are prone to problems.

    Thank you sir
     
  11. Dec 7, 2016 at 4:20 AM
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    I haven't read anything...
     
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  12. Dec 7, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS 2014 sr5 5.7 flex
    Seems like after shifting from reverse to drive the transmission kinda lags a bit till it actually engages completely to drive. (More so when the truck is cold and has been sitting)Is this normal with Toyota trucks? my prerunner would kinda do this too. Thank you for time.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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    Sorry everyone... been busy, buying our firat house;)

    I have yet to do the fix and have the same truck come back...

    No, timing covery leaks tho

    haven't had that concern....
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    This winter season I noticed that it takes for ever for my truck to blow warm air, warm air not hot. What could be the problem as we are just getting in to the winter season and I don't want to freeze driving around.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    Coolant level good?
     
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  16. Dec 8, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    thanks for the reply. I took it in yesterday and just asked about it. Service writer said that it was covered up to 80k/96months. not sure why but i was happy. I picked it up last night. Ill know here in a couple of hours if its fixed.
     
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  17. Dec 8, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    Any updates? Just curious if they found anything wrong.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    Yes, i knew the problem going in. As soon as i started talking to the service writer, he knew right away too. The problem is on a flex motor, sometimes the alcohol density reading is off. There is a sensor that reads the alcohol density of fuel to tell the truck if its running flex fuel or if its running regular unleaded. With flex fuel, it needs more to run, more to start. So when your running flex fuel it dumps extra fuel to the motor.

    Here's the problem: if your alcohol density reading is off (too high) the truck thinks its full of E85 and dumps more fuel to the motor. When the motor is cold it causes an extended crank problem. In temps below 50 degrees my truck would crank for an extended time.... Tip the starter, it would crank for one cycle, tip it again and it would crank and barely start on the last cycle. A cough and. A grunt later the truck ran fine. It only happened in temps less than 50 degrees.

    Toyota has a Technical Service Bulliten that covered my truck for 80K miles or 96 months. They do something with the computer (reflash or calibration or something) pull the battery cables for 30 min, add 3 gallons of fuel and recheck it.

    They completed the service yesterday and i just started it in 43 degrees and it fired right up with out a hitch.

    I hope i explained it well enough... I probably messed up some of the technical jargon but @LOTSOFTOYS can correct me where ive messed up. I dont want to give incorrect information..

    This is only a common issue on flex fuel motors.... non flex extended crank cycles will be some other cause.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    Thanks for updates! I'm glad mine is not flex... right? Don't know if it's good or bad :)
     
  20. Dec 9, 2016 at 5:14 AM
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    You hit all of the basics. :thumbsup:
     
  21. Dec 9, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    What year is your truck?
     
  22. Dec 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    So I went to start my 08 5.7 and it ran for 3-5 seconds and then shut off, tried to start it again and it did the same thing. Waited about a minute and tried again and it started fine???

    What could be causing this?

    The guy I bought it from said he went and got a spare key made last week but this was the original key I tried to start it with
     
  23. Dec 10, 2016 at 12:12 AM
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    I wonder if there could be an intermittent communication failure between the truck and the key.
     
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  24. Dec 10, 2016 at 1:15 AM
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    Question for the Toyota Mechanic..or anyone who can assist...I'm running 35s with 4.5" lift...bought truck used.. came that way...what's the hub bub about gear ratio some guys out here have switched to what I believe is 4.88s??? I don't tow anything nor extreme 4wheeling should I change out or keep stock
     
  25. Dec 10, 2016 at 5:24 AM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS I have a '16 CM 5.7L, would I void my warranty if I installed an aftermarket CAI?
     
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  26. Dec 10, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    No it wont void the warranty unless its letting air passed the filter. But dont waste your money. The power gains are not there infact after the placebo effect wears off you will have a loss in power likely. Your airbox already is a cold air intake. If your wanting more power spend the money on a TRD or dirty deeds exhuast. Those seem to be the only two with proven gains over other options.
     
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  27. Dec 10, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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  28. Dec 10, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Up to you.... it would help your engine and trans not work so hard... probably better mpgs too

    Nope as already stated^^^
     
  29. Jan 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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    Does a squeaky serpentine belt mean it's bad? time to replace? noticed for a month or two. Truck has 32K, 2 years old.
     
  30. Jan 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    I installed the hypertech inline speedometer calibrator and every once in a while I get this same reading and I've never towed anything before ever. If I touch the hypertech calibrator behind the gauge cluster it goes away. I think I have a defective calibrator but obviously AutoAnything won't send me a new one bcuz they're return policy is crap.
     
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