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

  1. Aug 15, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    He only has 13 posts and 11 of them were a meltdown. I appreciate the backup from everyone. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Aug 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    Lots of do-dads.
    About 2200 miles into an oil change.
    Dealer, Toyota synthetic. I believe 0w20 or 30 but not sure.
    I did notice that it stopped after the last oil change and only started back recently.
    Not much of a winter for me in Alabama.
    Any links on recommend ATF?
     
  3. Aug 15, 2020 at 8:46 PM
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    Dealer would have used OW20. You can use any Dexron III but only .5L/quart or use a dedicated lifter/engine cleaner like Marvel M13R Mystery oil which works well.
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    Lots of do-dads.
    I’ll give that a try.
    Thanks!
     
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  5. Aug 16, 2020 at 4:18 AM
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  6. Aug 16, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm asking this question in a few spots. I've also posted a thread here with more info: https://www.tundras.com/threads/201...hvac-control-lights-stereo-not-dimming.72831/

    2014 SR5 crewmax. I've blown an interior fuse labeled "panel". I replaced the fuse and it blew again immediately. I noticed the blown fuse after troubleshooting my radio not dimming and my HVAC control lights not coming on with the headlights. I'm assuming the blown fuse is related, but how do I diagnose what is causing the fuse to blow? Stock electronics other than aftermarket trailer brake controller.

    I've only had the truck for a month. So I can't say when this problem started.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    I've seen this before with a bad 7 way trailer connector at the rear bumper. Open the door and look for damage or corrosion. You can also disconnect it from the harness to eliminate it from the circuit. I've included a wiring diagram of the circuit and a description of the fuse panel circuits. This information is for the floor shifted trucks. There is a different wiring diagram for the column shifted trucks.
     

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  8. Aug 18, 2020 at 2:59 AM
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    I need a quick info about replacing the rear sway bar on a 2nd gen Sequoia. Do I have to remove the propeller shaft to do the swap?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Aug 22, 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    @Ruggybuggy thank you for the quick reply. I disconnected the 7-way trailer connector from the harness to eliminate it from the circuit. Fuse still blew. Based on the fact that the "panel" fuse circuit diagram that you sent includes trailer towing, it seems to me that the next step would be for me to take apart the aftermarket trailer break wiring. Do you agree? Any other thoughts on how to proceed?
     
  10. Aug 22, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    I would definitely be looking at the aftermarket brake controller. Should be easy to unplug if they wired it in correctly.
     
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  11. Aug 22, 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    So recently Ive noticed alot of shaking through the steering wheel while breaking coming down winding hill. Assumed it my rotors that is warped. Truck has about 44k miles. Looking to replace the rotors and pads with oem. Should I replace the rears as well?
     
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  12. Aug 22, 2020 at 10:58 PM
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    How are your tires?
     
  13. Aug 22, 2020 at 11:01 PM
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    They seem to have decent tread left. Ill have to double check to see if there’s any uneven wear in the am.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2020 at 11:13 PM
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    I just installed a c4 front bumper on 2015 and in the process disconnected the front two PDC sensors and after reinstalling them the sensors the truck is now giving me an error. Does the PDC system have to be reset and can this only be done at the dealer?
     
  15. Aug 23, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    Do you feel a pulsing in the brake pedal as you apply the brakes?
     
  16. Aug 23, 2020 at 5:53 AM
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    There is no reset for the proximity sensors. I have no experience with the C4 bumper that you installed. Check and make sure you plugged them in correctly. The sensors can be a pain because they don't show up on the data stream in Techstream. When I encountered this problem I had a known good sensor that I would swap out. I doubt you have a sensor issue because they worked before. Make sure the connector's terminals are OK and that you didnt accidentally pull the wires partially out of the connector.

    I've included the repair info from Toyota. Good luck.
     

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  17. Aug 23, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    My friend truck was doing the same thing, I helped him do the front brakes And change the rotors , and when we checked the rear brakes the pads were still more than 50%, so he decided not to change it. Just doing the front rotor and brake the shaking/pulsing from the steering wheel stopped when braking.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    not really just the steering wheel
     
  19. Aug 23, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Hello all,

    this question is regarding transmission fluid check level. My driveway is at an slight incline but using a jack I have it so it shows level on the belly of the transmission pan. Should I be good? Thanks in advance.
     
  20. Aug 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    If your not feeling a pulsing in the brake pedal at all then it's a tire or rim issue, possible loose lug nuts. Normally and tire and wheel problem would be noticed all the time, just not braking.
     
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  21. Aug 23, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    Use the level on the frame and not the trans pan. The transmission sits at a slightly downward slope. The instructions from Toyota is a level truck.
     
  22. Aug 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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    Yeah not noticing all the time. Was just with alot of downhill braking. Its due for a rotation and prob do balance too.
     
  23. Aug 23, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    Balancing issues show up around 55-65mph and it's there all the time at those speeds. Shaking while going down hill sounds like a brake issue.
     
  24. Aug 23, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    Thank you. Does it matter which crossmember I should put the level on?
     
  25. Aug 23, 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    If you have running boards sit the level on it or the the underside of the frame rail under the driver or passenger door front to back. I'm assuming side to side is level already.
     
  26. Aug 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    The torque converter in my 2007 5.7L Toyota Tundra is acting up with a shudder at low speeds when I let off the gas. There was a TSB for this issue (TC018-07 Revised) but previous owners ignored it... I'm at 294,000 miles now so no help from Toyota.

    My Question: what is a fair price to pay a Toyota mechanic to correctly replace the old TC with a brand new OEM TC that the customer supplies?
     
  27. Aug 24, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    Sorry but I can't answer "what it would cost" questions. As a tech your not involved in pricing. You should be able to look up a labour time online and apply your dealer rate to get a price.
     
  28. Aug 26, 2020 at 10:22 PM
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    Would it be better to do the toyota brake service with them resurfacing the rotors or replace the rotors themselves? They have 44529 miles on them.
     
  29. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS still on here? Who's our Toyota mechanic
     
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  30. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:06 AM
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