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

  1. Apr 30, 2022 at 4:50 PM
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    Wynnded

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    Sorry that you had to go about it the roundabout way. The 35mm socket is for the first generation Tundra CV axle nut.
     
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  2. May 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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    Well, I decided to just replace the gaskets again anyways. It's not a huge expense and I might as well to keep things fresh.
     
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  3. May 4, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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    SRS airbag light came on...when my daughter sat down in the passenger seat......local mechanic was able to get the code for me.....DTC B1818/54....can you tell me what this means and how involved the repair might be? Local mechanic did not want anything to do with the SRS system
     
  4. May 11, 2022 at 8:28 AM
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    I am currently running fox coilovers with approximately 2.5-3” lift up front.

    On the even slightest bumps or bumpy roads, I am feeling a rattle down near my front axles. Cv axle angles look find and everything feels nice and tight.

    after lifting the truck up and doing a visual inspection, the only thing I can think of is the sway bar end links. The angles are that aggressive but I could imagine some binding occurring and causing this popping, loose feeling.

    any ideas?

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  5. May 11, 2022 at 9:54 AM
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    From the second picture, looks like the camber/caster cam bolt has moved. Hard to tell, but there should be a welded on bracket to keep it in a certain location. I can not tell if it is there on yours.
     
  6. May 11, 2022 at 9:59 AM
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    By the looks of it you need yourself a sway bar relocation bracket just like on a Tacoma where it moves the sway bar about a inch or so forward so it doesn't interfere with the strut!
     
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  7. May 11, 2022 at 10:29 AM
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    What year and model?
     
  8. May 11, 2022 at 12:07 PM
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    2013 CrewMax...5.7 if it matters
     
  9. May 11, 2022 at 12:50 PM
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    Short in Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step Circuit. Most likely there is no problem just from my experience. Having said that, safety first when checking this system. You would want to disconnect the battery for at least 5 minutes before checking anything. With the battery disconnected, you will want to remove the glove box assembly so you can get to the connectors. There should be 2 connectors on the air bag itself. One orange and one Black. The connector for this code is going to be the black one. There is a clip in the center that you will need to be gentle with. Do not pull it all the way out, just pull it back about 1mm, then disconnect the connector and reconnect the connector, then the battery and see if the code comes back. If not, just a poor connection possibly. If the code does return, I would recommend having it diagnosed by a qualified technician. The SRS system is not one to try an diagnose on your own without proper training.
     
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  10. May 11, 2022 at 2:59 PM
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    thank you....the truck was in for routine maintenance and, oddly enough, to have the battery replaced. It was still working, but it was nine years old and just starting to crank a little slowly....so the battery was disconnected and the mechanic did check those connections on the air bag, as well as the one under the seat. Two people have ridden in the passenger seat since then, and the warning light has not come back on....so...fingers crossed...I'm good to go. In 9 years and 113k miles, this is the first issue I've had
     
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  11. May 18, 2022 at 8:41 PM
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    Is it normal for a new power steering pump to slightly whine for a while until all of the air is worked out of it from normal driving?
     
  12. May 18, 2022 at 8:54 PM
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    Anytime I've replaced a PS pump (never on a tundra), the whining from air in the system will stop before I put the wheels back on the ground.... Like after 2 turns lock to lock.
     
  13. May 25, 2022 at 2:41 PM
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    Will mixing transmission fluid damage my transmission? It mistakenly was flushed with type 4 instead of ws and my mechanic did a drain and fill with WS. I know I should get multiple drain and fills to get closer to WS spec.
     
  14. May 25, 2022 at 10:22 PM
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    New today, toggled the high beams and the radio display shut down for a couple seconds and then came back on. Tried it a few more times and noticed the the speedometer lights went off and speedometer dropped to zero then back to speed I was traveling. Also did it when I turned the headlights on and off, but NOT when I toggled the turn signals. I know my clock spring in the steering column is bad( no horn) and was just about to pull that. Now wondering if that has any correlation, or if it's just thearm mechanism for the headlights and turn signal that needs replacing? 2013 Crew 5.7
     
  15. May 27, 2022 at 7:36 AM
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    If it was flushed with Toyota Type 4 fluid, there is a possibility of damage or shifting issues. None of the aftermarket fluids have good results. I would highly recommend getting it back to WS.
     
  16. May 27, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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    This has been a pretty common problem. A new combination (headlight/turn signal) switch should take care of it.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2022 at 10:04 AM
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    I hit and bent my driver side tow hook. It was at very low speed but it hit perfectly causing the hook to be at a 45 degree angle. It bent the mount and i have a slight crack on the bolt holding the transmission cooler behind the grille.

    Now my body mount bushings squeak. When I flex the suspension i can feel the mount squishing and squeaking.

    any recommendations?
     
  18. Jun 12, 2022 at 11:35 AM
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    So, I have a 2014 1794 - 5.7 Gas. Getting a P0308 misfire on cyl 8. Took to local shop and they were able to see coolant getting into the cylinder using a wire cam, so apparently gasket failure. Got a quote on doing the work, but is this a possible DIY job? I've never done any head work before, I've got pretty good mechanical skills, I've completely rebuilt one of my 2 stroke yz250 engines before, bottom to top and do things like checking valve clearances on my 4 stroke, etc. To give an idea of my level of "expertise". Got a feeling I'd be regretting it once I got into the meat of it.... Thanks.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2022 at 2:32 AM
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    Just got my spark plugs and PCV valve changed yesterday, now I have a P0393 (camshaft position sensor code b circuit high bank 2). The technician @ the dealer claimed that it has nothing to do with the work they performed but yet I don’t remember driving there with a CEL on. They’re saying it needs a new camshaft position sensor but the part isn’t in yet. However the truck still starts and runs (w/ slight misfire). Seems to be revving a little higher than normal when I step on the gas. Could this be caused by a mistake when installing new spark plugs?
     
  20. Jun 23, 2022 at 3:12 AM
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    So far I done 2 drain and fills with WS. I’m doing short intervals like a month apart then I will spread it out and start doing every 15k or so. I will never allow the dealer to flush my tranny again given how incompetent they are. Type 4 caused it to lag/hesitate, engage slow when putting it in gear especially when it’s cold, sluggish response. I’m starting to feel just a slight improvement (although it could just be my imagination) but it still has a long way to go. It does feel more jumpy now when I step on the gas, so who knows.
     
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  21. Jun 24, 2022 at 9:10 PM
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    Trans over heat in a 22. Less than 3k miles on my truck. Was pulling my camper through the blue ridge mountains. Got the “Transmission Oil temp high, stop in a safe place” message for about 5 seconds. It went away when I slowed down and let the RPMs drop a little. Trans seems to shift fine, no issues to report. Should I do a drain and fill to be on the safe side, or should I be ok with a normal service interval on it?
     
  22. Jun 26, 2022 at 12:58 PM
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    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Hi and thank you!

    2005 DC 2WD 4.7

    I have new everything suspension up front. Recently, at slower speeds, usually on a turn, I get a clunk. It seems to be from the driver's side - I'm pretty sure about that.
    It's pretty firm feeling - comes through the frame feeling.
    I disconnected the sway bar, which actually may have cleared up some other little noises.
    I used a pry bar test on the ball joints. Driver's side outer control arm/steering link ball was fine. Should be, it's new. But taping/torquing on it gave me a noise up at the steering rack.
    Fast forward to today, I just disconnected my tie rods from the LBJs. Bounced them around and the right is so firm from a play perspective.
    The driver's side, however, makes a clunk if I slam the tie rod up and rear. And, there is visible play, very small. No leaks.
    The driver's side is the gear side, and also has a couple of extra big bolts/set screw things. Big.
    Can the gear part of the steering rack be tightened up with these mysterious big bolts? Am I experiencing normal play? Or, does this sound like a new steering rack or something else?
    I'm in the process of ruling out anything else I can.
     
  23. Jun 26, 2022 at 1:19 PM
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    Uploading vid for comp of rt. vs driver.
    https://youtu.be/Z-EGM-WPWDQ
     
  24. Jun 27, 2022 at 7:11 PM
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    Rear differential is leaking again after jb weld. Would you recommend cleaning off the old and applying new? Or just put the new over the old?
     
  25. Jun 27, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    I'm not a Toyota mechanic, but fixing your differential with JB weld is a losing proposition. But since you're asking, just put some more on there. And do it again into perpetuity.
     
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  26. Jul 11, 2022 at 8:13 AM
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    Hello gang, I hope you experienced techs can help me with this issue. I purchased a 2004 Tundra V8 4WD with 215k miles on it. When I purchased it, the check engine light was on with a P0420 code. Before I could address the issue, I ran through one of the roadside detectors in Northern VA and it failed the NO test. Everything looked aftermarket under the truck, so I ran the full gamut. I replaced all 4 O2 sensors and of course, the studs snapped off so I had to replace the cats as well as the resonator and the muffler. With that being said, the exhaust system has been replaced from the manifold back. Even though the check engine light was on, the truck purred like a kitten. After replacing the full exhaust system and driving the truck for over 100 miles on the highway and in the good ol' bumper to bumper traffic in NoVA, I took it in for an emissions test. It failed the NO test again. (See emissions report) Hopefully you guys can help me out. I really like this truck, but the Commonwealth will not let me drive it if I don't get this emissions issue resolved.
     
  27. Aug 6, 2022 at 9:06 PM
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    Hey guys. First post. Hope I do this right.
    I have a 2013 Tundra V6 with 87K. Recently I had a crank no start. Fuses and relays were all good. Thought it was fuel pump. Changed the pump but the issue remained. I was getting power to the Fuel pump control module but no power from the module to the pump. I can direct power the pump and it works, so I changed the control module. The truck fired right up and ran for 9 days. Then the crank no start came back. This time I took it to a local mechanic shop that I have gone to for years. They determined the Fuel pump control module failed and replaced it. 9 days later the truck stalled on the road and is back to crank no start.
    I am not sure what to do now. I really don’t like throwing money at it so I would like to figure out if the computer is locking out the module or if something on the truck is frying these modules. Both new modules were genuine Toyota parts. Both lasted for 9 days, but nowhere near the same mileage.
    Any guidance is appreciated
    Thanks
     
  28. Aug 7, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    @crs04tundra - Clark it’s a total loss sell it to me for $5 since I live in a state with no emissions and the paint on my VA 2000AC is failing. Barring that have you pulled the code with an OBDII reader? Our Tundras do not like aftermarket cats and sensors unless they are made by Denso.
     
  29. Aug 10, 2022 at 7:47 AM
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    "GPS Signal Lost" announcement every time I turn my truck on. Started last Friday. Can confirm signal is lost - using Google Maps via Android Auto out in the sticks Sunday, once it got out of cell range, it lost it's mind... 2020 1794.

    I'm one who prefers just taking it to the dealer and letting them fix it; but if there's a quick and dirty method, I'd love to hear it.
     
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