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CAM SHAFT TOWER SEAL LEAKING ** PLEASE READ***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by jacob.jons.jj, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    jtwags

    jtwags It's Crackled Bacon

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    You sir, are a LuckyDog! If/when i need mine repaired I may drive out of state to find a dealer like yours. Already not pleased with my dealership as they wrote on the paper work no leak/issue found after he proceeded to tell me they cleaned up the area and will just watch it. Also forgot to put all the skid plate bolts back in after oil change, at least i know they changed the oil filter :)
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    I wonder why this seems to be such a frickin crap-shoot. Is it the Service Advisor, the Dealership, Toyota Customer Care, Corporate (who'd I miss)? Just seems rather irratic.
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    MatthewPTguy Not a new member

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    Looks like I’m driving from Oregon to Ohio to have mine fixed... my dealership is ok, but I’ve never had an exceptional experience... you are lucky sir!
     
  4. Feb 9, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    r1-superstar

    r1-superstar MGM Crue

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    ***UPDATE***
    I dropped my truck off Tuesday and I got it back yesterday (tech was off Thursday). So it looks like it was a three day job. Truck seems to be fine so far. Here are the pics of the driver side they fixed. Kudos to Karl Malone Toyota and my service advisor. Top Notch!!!
    20190208_152207.jpg 20190208_152227.jpg
     
  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up @Luckydog. I'm in Norwalk and I refuse to let Kasper Toyota touch anything. I may give Yark a call and let them handle it. Lariche is the dealer I usually do business with. Great guys, but I don't know if this is too much for a little dealer.
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    040Tundra

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    Too bad all dealerships weren't like this...
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    Add another one to the list. 5841 miles. Took it in for the 5K and asked them to check for this leak - I actually hadn't looked for myself, just knew about it from these forums - they found it on one side. I'll find out more when I take it in for the repair in a week. Covered under warranty, of course. My advice is, if your Tundra is still under warranty, definitely take it in and have them inspect for this leak. FWIW, my local dealership is Earnhardt Toyota Superstition Springs in Mesa AZ.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Boosted4runner

    Boosted4runner Join the NRA please.

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    McCords Vancouver Toyota sucks big ass Buffalo balls.
    I was denied.
    Ran it up the chain, did Toyota Corp with the case# and nothing.
    They said I have a “seep” not a “leak”.
    Toyota corp recommenced I take it to another dealership - which I might do.
    I’m at 59,978 miles LOL
    Toyota said since I have the case open I’ll be covered if I go over.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Boosted, I'd def try another dealer. I'd also put my name on the list with the law firm trying to get the class action suit going against Toyota corporate.
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    We all need to do it. Help other members out here that are going thru this..
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Absolutely!!
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    040Tundra

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  13. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    What’s up J! You get your truck back?
     
  14. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    Welcome! Ask them if they can do both sides. Might as well since they will be in there already.
     
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  15. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    I just had Beaverton Toyota do mine. It was a good experience and it drives exactly the same as before. I asked them to take a look at the cam tower leak a few weeks ago cause it was leaking a tad. I expected the run around but they confirmed the minor leak and got it taken care of. Gave me a free camry loaner for the 6 days too.
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    I'm curious how long it takes to complete this service. Mine was done last week and it took them one day to do both sides. They started on it Wednesday last week at noon and I picked my truck up the next day at 2 in the afternoon. Is that normal?
     
  17. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    My dealership told me it would take close to 20 hours to do mine. But my truck was out of warranty so I paid my self.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    Can you post a photo and can you see the black gasket maker in the cam tower area? Based on what others have said here, Toyota is underpaying technicians and forcing them to complete the work quickly so this may be a reason for the rapid turnaround.


     
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  19. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Hvactech24

    Hvactech24 MGM

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    B8998E15-6B58-4223-83B3-98781A683DD5.jpg 43905C72-8DE8-428E-9496-5AAC2EDE04C1.jpg 65237776-A47B-4133-BBC3-EB9D690B2B3A.jpg Mine is getting done right now. of course I’m am having to pay for mine also which is BS. They started on Friday I stopped by around 5:00 tonight. They have the whole engine torn apart about broke into tears. The tech. Said he hopes to have it done by tomorrow. This whole process has just made me sick. Toyota should be covering this. There is no reason to have to tear down and brake open A perfectly good engine from my reliable company as though we all thought!!!!!!
     
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  20. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    At least my tech is taking his time and doing it right. He has already over 16 hours into mine he told me today.
     
  21. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    This whole situation is such bs.. people literally paying 3-4K for their wrong doing.. that’s crazy.. I hope all this with that class act kicks them in the ass.. that’s a lot of $ out of pocket
     
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  22. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    GNTundra The Notorious Troll Sniper

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    Did it get you bro?
     
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  23. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    BS! I'd put my name in with that law firm and see if you can't get your money back. What do you have to lose by calling the law firm?
     
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  24. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    Ya man the dealership sure are making a killing off all of us. I’m sure Toyota is getting a kick back off that also. that’s what’s covering all the ones that they are fixing for warranty.
     
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  25. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Yeah, really! I'm not paying for mine! At least I better not be.
     
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  26. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    O I sure did I called and talked with that law firm on Wednesday for over 45 minutes. You better believe that. Just have to fax over some paperwork when they get my truck done lol. You know receipt paid in full when I paid to the dealership to have the shit fixed.
     
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  27. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    040Tundra

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    I'm sorry you had to shell out that kind of cash. Here's to hoping you get it all back! :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    TundraDude18 I calculate beer temperature, not mpg.

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    Asked my service manager about this today: he said they hadn't seen this really since 2015 - 2016. He said they check for the leaks. Couldn't help but wonder if he was telling me the truth or not. Of course, a site like this brings all the cases together to one thread, which can create the impression that this is happening a lot, when it actually isn't. I can't understand the 'hit and miss' nature of this, as all the engines are made in the same place. Anyway, this thread has me concerned about it ...
     
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  29. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Just goggle search cam tower leak and you won’t believe what pulls up. There are more than just tundras.com out there talking about it.
     
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  30. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    Google is our friend. :cool:
     

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