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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by T-Rex266, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Nov 15, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    JQ3

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    First off, I am truly sorry for what you're going through. Also, I'm not a mechanic do I can't offer any mechanical advice. With that being said I know of 2 instances where the same thing happened, just recently to my nephew in his convertible Mercedes during Hurricane Florence. In both cases the cars were "totalled" by the insurance company. The engine sucked in water and hydrolocked. Can it be fixed? Probably. Depends on how much the insurance company is willing to pay before they just salvage it.

    You're gonna have to raise hell with the insurance company if it's been 2 weeks! Be calm, yet persistent...be firm but not out of control and lastly. BE PERSISTENT!!! The squeaky wheel gets the oil! Good luck!!!!!!
     
  2. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS how hard is it to replace rear glass on a 3rd Gen CM? Back seat need to come out?
     
  3. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    Yes sorry pressure! Thank you
     
  4. Nov 15, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS I have a brand new Tundra. When is the first maintenance service recommended? I've seen mixed opinions.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    Maybe engine mounts? Is it misfiring? Hard to say man

    Toyota knows about it and they are researching it. No fix for it yet.

    Yes, likely a few hour job.


    5k for a rotate oil changes every 10k
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    Have a very occasional issue where I'll leave a/c or heat on when I turn off the truck then next time I start I have to turn the fan speed up or down for it to turn on again. Can post a video if need be.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    A question, I have a 2018 Tundra SR, I got the TIS Software and noticed my security system was not turned on.

    So I went to Options and turned it On, then went back to Security and it gave me the exact same notice, that I needed to turn it on in Options.

    Am I missing something in what I did?

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  8. Nov 16, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    My wife's 4runner is doing that randomly too. Curious
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    LOTSOFTOYS

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    Does it stay back lit in the on box?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    I am not sure what you mean, but if you are asking when I turn it on does it stay, yes. But when I go back to security it says the same thing, that I need to go to the option and turn it on. But it is on because I already did it.

    So strange, I turned it on, but it isn't. Does that mean I don't have something installed on my tundra? Or will there be something else I am missing?

    Thank you

    Rob
     
  11. Nov 17, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    Thank you. :)
     
  12. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    I don’t know if you found a solution but I’ll just chime in. I don’t know about the 2012 truck but the ‘17 seat has a separate yellow plug that’s only for the airbag but the rest of the plugs if many are for the movement of the seat, heat etc.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    That's a damn good question... I dont know, seems like your missing something not installed on the truck
     
  14. Nov 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    Do you by any chance still have the MSRP window decal when you purchased your truck (my dealership laminated it and gave it to me)? My window sticker specifies that my truck has the security alarm system. Also, you may be able to find out by using the VIN to check with the dealership to see if your truck has the security alarm.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    I just checked it, does not say anything about the alarm system. :( bummer

    Now to find out if it can be added and how much or if an after market alarm system will be cheaper to put in.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    Yes, mine was listed under the "Optional Equipment" section of the window sticker and is listed as Anti-theft System with Alarm.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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  18. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    In my 05 notice that when I come to a stop I feel a bump in the back...like being hit lightly by something. I read about this in years past, but I can't remember exactly what the cause was/is. I do know that the previous owner pulled something, what I don't know, because he installed a trailer brake controller below the steering wheel to the right. What's causing this slight bump? It shifts fine though.

    I've had the truck for a month. So far I've found out I need a left rear wheel bearing. I plan to have the tranny fluid changed and I've ordered some NGK iridium plugs. The truck had less than 94K miles when I got it.

    Thanks!
     
  19. Nov 20, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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  20. Nov 21, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Hey I just got an oem remote starter for my 2014 crew max, I installed my self following the directions printed directly from my dealer, I tried doing the magical dance to program it all and once I get to the remove and insert key 6 times the open and close the door 7 times the programming fails. What am I doing wrong @LOTSOFTOYS
     
  21. Nov 26, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    Just need to lubricate the driveshaft

    Its a pita thats all i can say. It never goes smoothly
     
  22. Nov 27, 2018 at 3:22 AM
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    Is there a zerk fitting to lubricate the drive shaft? My truck is a 2wd by the way. Thanks!!!
     
  23. Nov 27, 2018 at 4:04 AM
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    Yep. My rear drive shaft has 6 zerks (double cardan). If they haven’t been done in a while you may need to clean the gunk off around them to find them. Use a cloth and small screwdriver to get in and around.

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  24. Nov 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    Ok this is a long forum and reading it all to find my issue is mind blowing. 2011 tundra has a Loss of power while driving. Almost like you shut the switch off momentarily and only a split second. This is rhythmic when it starts. It does not do it all the time. It acts like a rhythmic miss. I am also having issues with it taking gear when I first crank it. I put it in gear and have to wait for it to catch. This only happens every now and then, mostly when the truck is cold and only once when the truck was hot. Any ideas?
     
  25. Nov 28, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    With a 6 inch lift, and likely larger tires, I'd wonder if maybe the traction control is intervening. I'm not sure what to offer on the subject of the transmission though....
     
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  26. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    I’m confused! Per my 2005 manual it appears that only 4wd Tundras have instructions on chassis lubrication. Where do I lube a 2wd driveshaft????942E6E39-9A51-4A23-B9B1-1851DA016D31.jpg
     
  27. Nov 29, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Well today it threw a bunch of codes for misfire and died. Being towed to the shop as I post. I'll update when I find something out
     
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  28. Nov 30, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    The fuel pump went out. I have one ordered and it will be installed next week. Being flex fuel it is dealer only so far and it's around $700. I'll let everyone know if that fixes the issue.
     
  29. Dec 2, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    How many miles on it?
     
  30. Dec 3, 2018 at 4:49 AM
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    Around 180,000 give or take.
     
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