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

  1. Jun 9, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    Principal24

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    I used the old trick of placing the end of a long screwdriver to the different parts of the engine and listening to the handle end. It is the water pump making the noise. There are no leaks or elevated temp and it seems to be working fine. The water pump was replaced by Napa using a quality part. It is under warranty, but I will have to pay labor. I can easily replace that front pulley myself.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2017 at 9:52 PM
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    Easily replacing a pressed on part? The only way to replace a pressed on part is with a press. To do that you would have to remove the water pump. If you remove the water pump you might as well use your warranty. Wait, I'm not the Toyota mechanic just talking from experience with pressed on parts. Just my 2 cents, because I'm a lot better at thread jacking and shennanagin's. One day I will learn how to spell Shenanigins. Maybe not, but I will keep trying.
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    Tomcat

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    She-nan-agins oops that is something my girlfriend in high school did repeatedly. I;m still trying.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    MookTastic

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    Every now and then I get a sluggish start. Usually in the morning when the truck has been sitting all night. Once in a blue moon. I get a failed start, but then afterwards it starts right up. My thoughts at this point are either fuel pump starting to go out or ECM. Also, for troubleshooting purposes, it's always better with a full tank, and slowly starts to present as tank goes down. Which makes me lean more towards fuel pump
     
  5. Jun 10, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    Spolar

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    Long story short I unknowingly had the wrong lug nuts on my wheels for a little while and on a long road trip had to crank on the lug nuts multiple times to keep them tight without a torque wrench. I'm sure I over-torqued them more than once and now I'm worried I stressed the lugs. Should I go ahead and replace them all to be safe or am I worrying to much? Last thing I want to have them shear off on the freeway...
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    I don't know what lug nuts you used but as an autocross guy I have used aftermarket lightweight lug nuts and pressed in new aftermarket longer steel studs.

    Typically a lightweight lug nut will suffer from over tightening first but if the lug nut and stud are made from the same material then over tightening can result in thread stretch on the stud as well as a compromised nut.

    So to answer your question if the lug nuts were aftermarket lightweight and not steel and your studs are OE (original equipment) you could just change the nuts and probably be ok. If the lug nuts and studs are both steel and you over cranked them as often as you said and not using a torque wrench then I would replace both the studs and the lug nuts using the best quality I could find. Just my $.02


    http://www.autoserviceprofessional....g-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-wheel-clamping?Page=5
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Spolar

    Spolar Going broke

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    Yea they were steel. I had the TRD package wheels and the dealership by me sold me the acorn style TRD lug nuts for like the Tacoma wheels which weren't correct for TRD wheels... Didn't realize they were the wrong nuts until I went back to complain they were coming loose.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:57 AM
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    Not good,
    Did using the wrong nuts hurt the wheels?
     
  9. Jun 10, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    Spolar

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    No they were fine. And I drove them for a couple thousand miles with no issues, wasn't until I I had to drive out to Utah one time and realized they were coming a little loose, so during the trip I kept stopping and cranking them with the tire iron like an idiot because I was scared they were gonna come off. Picked up some new wheels and lugs right after the trip but I cranked on each lug a few times on that trip. I probably should change all the lugs but I don't have the time right now and really don't want to pay $400 or $500 for the dealership to do it
     
  10. Jun 10, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    Good that you didn't have wallowed out holes on the wheels or worse. I would go back to the dealer that sold you the wrong nuts and see if they would be willing to change out the studs and lug nuts out on their dime. Then you know everything is back to specs and you'd be worry free.

    If they don't then at least it is documented.

    I'm pretty sure someone can measure the thread pitch to see if it's been effected. Maybe even the dealer.

    Good luck.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    LOTSOFTOYS

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    Flex fuel? Tsb if so...


    Up to u... studs aren't cheap when u are doing that many.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    Yes flex fuel...forgive me not sure what tsb means
     
  13. Jun 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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  14. Jun 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    LOTSOFTOYS

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    Tsb stands for what sean just said^ toyota knows there is a problem so they created the TSB. DealeRS can perform the tsb for u
     
  15. Jun 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    I need some help . I'm hearing squeaking sound coming from the bed of the truck . Not sure what it is and can't seem to make it go away . Was wondering if anyone is having the same issue and how were you able to fixed it. Also , I googled it and some explanations for the sound is due to the lead spring . Thoughts and suggestions to make it go away . It's very annoying . Appreciate any help . Thanks
     
  16. Jun 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    id first have someone jump around in the bed. lay on the ground and isolate the noise. so much going on back there a squeak from the bed area isnt very narrowed down
     
  17. Jun 14, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    Yea , I tried jumping on the bed and it helped in the past but this time around is not going away. It makes the sound when the truck or bed experience torque or slightly bend when going into/ out of driveways and turning . Thx
     
  18. Jun 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    Been having random transmission issues. First it was shift solenoid D high resistance. Replaced solenoid, cleared codes and drove good after I relearned transmission. Couple weeks later I'm getting on the interstate and noticed after a couple seconds of full throttle CEL on and won't shift past 4th gear. Then switched to sport shift after pulling over and cycling key. Still no change. Cleared code then took off again and now it won't shift past 3rd. I can manually shift into 4th and it will shift but soon after it will kick back in 3rd. I'm figuring I got either a short in harness or faulty ECM because today I recorded codes, cleared and test drove it. No problems at all. Truck shifts out to 6th and runs like a scalded ape. This Ghost is getting on my nerves.

    Here are the 3 codes it is showing.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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  20. Jun 17, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    That's gonna be difficultto diagnose man... have some one sit in the bed while u drive up the driveway? Gotta get creative...

    I would be leaning towards a transmission in that truck sir... high resistance could be caused by clutch material in the fluid clogging up your solenoid. Now you are throwing more then one code for the solenoids.... needs a transmission
     
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    Ok so I'm at 104,000 and went to change rear diff fluid. When I pulled the plug, I found a moderate amount of metallic sludge and a strip of metal (in picture) Any ideas what the deal is. The piece of metal is thin and about the size of a fine in diameter.
     
  22. Jun 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Start with tightening down your bed bolts. And make sure your leaf springs aren't dirty.
     
  23. Jun 22, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS Any tips for replacing the alternator on a 2nd Gen 5.7L? Everything i'm reading makes it look pretty rough.
     
  24. Jun 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    Sounds normal. Make sure u do that every 30k
    Patients.... it is rough
     
  25. Jun 26, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    Anyone know where I can get a TSB list for my 2015?
     
  26. Jun 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    I've got 155,000 miles on my truck. I bought it with about 145,000 miles for a good price about a year ago. Should I have them do the transmission fluid change now or is it too late? I don't see a record of it in the service history. They did throw in a drivetrain warranty when I bought it.
     
  27. Jun 27, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    Yeah why wouldn't u do the trans fluid?
     
  28. Jun 27, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    After it going 150,000 mikes without being touched, I've been told that it should just be left alone otherwise I'd have to rebuild it due to whatever inside being worn out?
     
  29. Jun 27, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    I would get that contaminated fluid out and put fresh fluid in.
     
  30. Jun 27, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    Drain and fill or flush?
     
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