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

  1. Aug 27, 2020 at 5:14 AM
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    I'm definitely not a mechanic but I've been dealing with my own vehicle maintenance for over 40 years. My understanding regarding rotors is that they are just fine to be turned (with a lathe smoothing the surface) as long as they are still thick enough. New rotors after <50k miles?!? I would be furious if my rotors only lasted that long!

    That said, manufacturers seem to be designing the rotors thinner in general than they used to, resulting in more frequent rotor issues and the need to replace them earlier.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2020 at 5:27 AM
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    Is this the reason for your shaking steering wheel? Upon inspection were the rotors rusted? How much brake pad material is left?
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    I am assuming that is the reason. I looked at it yesterday and it doesn't seem rusted. Was not smooth when I ran my finger across it. Havent pulled the wheel to look at the pads yet.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    Yeah I would be too. With some research they recommended resurfacing at around 45k and replacing the rotors at 90k.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    For oem rotors they are around $70 each. Good aftermarket $50 each. Turning a set of rotors about 25-35 each but varies. Turned rotors are more likely to warp again because they are thinner. Always new pads on turned or new rotors.
     
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  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Hightide Kinda’ new, but old

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    Lots of do-dads.
  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    Personally I've never performed this upgrade so not sure why. Maybe some else whose done this will know.

    Can you call them and ask the reason why? My guess would be the parts for VSC Tundra's is different.
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Hey there I was wondering when you see the fuel pumps on the tundras go? I have a 2014 trd and the fuel pump just went over the weekend. Seemed a little soon but maybe that’s on the early end of normal?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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    The Tundra fuel pump is very reliable. They did have a problem with wiring to the pump from the fuel pump module. It was more common where road salt is used. Many Tundra pumps have been replaced accidentally because of the power supply problem.

    I do remember one Tundra that came in and we replaced the pump because the fuel pressure would bleed down and cause a hard prolong start after being shut down for a couple of hours.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    I'm at a loss on my battery drain issues. Removing the ecu-b1 fuse cuts my amp drain from .22 to .08. from there disconnecting my remote start drops it to a further .03. Only logical thing I can think is the remote start is draining the battery but looking online I'm not sure what's tied into that ecu-b1 fuse. I have also just unhooked the remote start module overnight with no difference.

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  11. Sep 5, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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    Your battery drain can never be zero. There's the ignition disable system (that little flashing red light that's always looking for your key), there's the evaporative system that's managing fuel vapor over the course of time and temperature changes and probably a few other systems.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    True but battery drain shouldn't ever be that high.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    I know that I've read what Toyota claims is within range, but I wasn't able to find it since my reply. What might you consider or have read as acceptable? Let us know as a refresher please.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Anything above .05 is considered high
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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    Full disclosure on my part. I am no long a Toyota automotive technician. After two hand surgeries to repair capal tunnel issues in both hands and a lengthy recovery time of more than a year it was decided by my doctor that any further hand vibrations could cause perment damage. Thirty five years of vibration from impact tools and heavy work have taken their toll. Toyota has just removed my access to inforstream so I will be limited in the help I can provide on this forum. I will still offer up my experience in the knowledge I have gained over the years.
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2020 at 2:00 AM
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    are you seeing any new tundras come in with a pull to the right? there is a tsb on it. is there setting s to correct it
     
  17. Sep 8, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    Dang, man. I hope you fully recover and can enjoy retirement!

    Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom with us.
     
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    Yikes, that's sudden. Or maybe it's something where you actually saw that writing on the wall. Either way, sorry to hear. It's pretty messed up how doing your job can cause such trauma and damage to the body that it renders you incapable of doing your job. Thanks for your help up to this point and your willingness to carry on in what help you're still able. Thanks!
     
  19. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:13 AM
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    Man I hate to hear that! Thanks for all your help in the past! But your knowledge goes WAY beyond Infostream!
     
  20. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:26 AM
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    Yeah, but you didn't turn-in your brain and experience when you left. You've already been a big help here. :thumbsup:

    The worst thing about losing Techstream is not having access to the SRM. I don't know how to do it, but I THINK some have paid for short-term access, and then downloaded the entire SRM. The SRM must be up to 20K pages by now.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. As far as my recovery my hands are pretty good. I can still do the things Iike to do like ride my motorcycle, bike, hike and exercise. You wouldn't even know I have any issues. It takes a long time for nerves to heal and continuing in the profession would cause further damage so it's best to get out while I can. I dont want to be a 70 year old man that can't use his hands. Most techs dont make it in the profession past 60. Two other former Toyota techs that are friends of mine have since retired both have knee and back issues. One is the same age as me, 57 and can't stand or walk more than a couple hours before needing a break because of pain. He also had both his hand done and one elbow surgery for his ulnar nerve. It really is a tough occupation on the body. I'm glad I got out in the condition that I'm in.

    I will continue to help on the forum. I enjoy problem solving.
     
  22. Sep 8, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    There are no issues with pulling to the right. It's the same suspension since 2007. Most common problem causing pulling is tires. Swap the two front tires from left to right and see if the pull goes away.
     
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  23. Sep 8, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    CTB Mike It's RED? My rods and cones must be screwed up!

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    Ahh, the old standby free Harbor Freight meter! I have several!
     
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    They get the job done for the most part, keep one in the truck just in case.

    Now if I could figure out this draw issue...
     
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    Sorry to read that you are no longer a Toyota Automotive Technician, Dave! But, you 'gotta' do what you 'gotta' do to stay healthy. I appreciate everything you have shared with us to help our members and look forward to reading your future posts.
     
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    I am trying to figure out how to program a key fob for my 2012 everything I have tried has not worked. Below I will put down the method I have tried but to no prevail. I would get to step 7 and my locks wouldn't cycle. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    1. With driver door open, insert key in ignition (dont turn) and remove, twice
    2. Close and open door, twice
    3. Insert key into ignition (dont turn) and remove.
    4. Close and open door, twice
    5. Close door
    6. Insert key into ignition and turn to on position (dont turn engine over) turn key to off and remove key
    7. Locks should cycle
    8. Hold lock and unlock buttons on fob for 1 second
    9. Press lock button and locks should work
     
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    Can you download a copy of techstream? There are some pirated versions available and a cheap interface can be had for around $15. Sorry that's the only way we do if at the dealership.
     
  28. Sep 10, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    Sorry, I am not sure what techstream is. It is something that plugs into my OBD2? Still trying to learn some stuff in the process as well.
     
  29. Sep 10, 2020 at 8:55 PM
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    Its software that Toyota uses to communicate to the truck for programming and reading codes. There's a thread on it and a download link.

    It's also possible that the key isn't emitting the correct frequency. There are to parts to programming the key, the fob (lock/unlock and panic) and the immobilizer (chip). Where did you get the key from?
     
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  30. Sep 10, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    Its just the remote, I dont have another key for the truck. When I bought it the dealer only had one key and remote. They gave me another remote but didn't program it. Unfortunately its now my issue.
     
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