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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. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    yamabob

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    I had mine fixed at Toyota of Naperville. They were great about it. Mine had 3000 miles on it when I noticed it. Not sure where you bought yours, but try a different dealer.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    You have a 2018? I wonder if this has hit the 2019’s yet.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    I have a 2018 as well with 37,000 miles on it. Spotlessly clean, both sides but it seems to be a random issue, no specific year. My son has a 2008 with 190,000 tough hard miles on it and his is spotless on both sides as well. I've also checked my wifes 2017 Sequoia and hers is also clean.

    Dan
     
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  4. Aug 19, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Dealership has the truck as we speak... I showed them both sides. They just called and said it is a "seep" and not a "leak". Begin the shit show. The passenger side is worse than the driver's side. They cleaned it and said it is noted on the service record and we will continue to monitor it. The truck is a 2018 with 11k on the clock. I told him that what he is really saying is that it is fine for a $47k truck to leak oil. He had no response. I think it's time to try a different dealership.
     
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  5. Aug 19, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    I started seeing mine at 11K miles. I drove it normal until ~20K and then took it in. At that point it was a legit leak. But I would definitely take it to another dealership
     
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  6. Aug 19, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    Is this a Toyota dealer or an attorney number for class action?
     
  7. Aug 19, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    I pick it up tomorrow... We'll see how it goes and what kind of answers I get. They change employees so often that it has to be in writing or it is useless.
     
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  8. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    Capt J-Rod

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    Well same bull$hit song and dance... No TSB, so.... No repair. It is documented in the service records and if it evolves from a "seep" to a "leak" by the gods of Toyota then it will get taken care of.
     
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  9. Aug 29, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    I’m not sure if this a “bad leak” I have a 14 with 40k I’m in the Bay Area went to Melody Toyota in San Bruno talked to Barry he took it no questions asked I sent him this picture he called me back the next day saying yup I can handle it. Need it a week should get it sat

    617F84AE-EEA4-458F-94C8-AA9C3C1F08AD.jpg
     
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  10. Sep 4, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Wow....went through 47 pages until I needed a break.
    While I agree that a leak on such an old mass produced engine has not been addressed by Toyota yet, is a definite WTF? I think that dealers should be made aware by the manufacturer and if a Tundra comes in with the issue or gets diagnosed with it, they should automatically honor the powertrain warranty (if the truck is still covered by it), no fuss, no questions.

    I will be checking mine today. I'm at 58k miles so getting close to loosing warranty coverage.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    Got mine back today little disappointed they ended up doing only the leaking side and fixing another motor issue after I said I wanted both sides done. Not sure how to take it. They had it for 2 weeks but I did call 2 hours before my warranty expired and they took care of me. But they told me the passenger side is normally the only side that leaks and the driver looked great ? Not sure if this is a load of crap but did cover it another year. Any thoughts ?
     
  12. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Mine was the passenger side as well, they only repaired that side and I put another 25k on the truck after the repair without a leak again. I even offered to pay my dealer to have the driver side resealed while they were doing the passenger side and they wouldn't do it. As for only the passenger side leaking I would take that with a grain of salt as we have seen both sides fail.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    My driver side was leaking on my 2018 and is also leaking on my 2010.
     
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  14. Sep 8, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Lol yah I figured crazy u can spend all this money and they treat you like shit lol guess that’s life hope the driver doesn’t leak
     
  15. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    I can guarantee you I’d have made it appear the other side was leaking too before taking it in. It’ll just start leaking on the other side after your warranty is up, sticking you with repair costs.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    I offered to pay showed them this forum begged and pleaded but not sure what more u can do. The job and labor is prob what a crate motor would cost lol
     
  17. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    way of the world unfortunately.

    Agreed, common issue and just a matter of time. Had the leak and fixed at 21k, drove the truck to 48k and have since sold it.

    Yep not sure what else you can do, there argument to me was if they take it apart the non leaking side then it might start leaking. Who knows, I still say this is a design flaw and thus why Toyota has yet to solve the issue.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    Well and like they told me the passenger side is good for a year so that means I’m sure they don’t wanna cover more then they have to
     
  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Dealer confirmed the leak on my truck yesterday. Goes in Monday for the repair. They said they only repair the leaking side (passenger), but may do the other side if things look different when they start pulling things apart. 2016 with 57k miles.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Are they covering it or do you have to pay?
     
  21. Sep 15, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    It is covered under warranty, including the rental car.
     
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  22. Sep 15, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    Good to know I changed oil on my 2016 with 47k and saw both sides were wet. Hasn't been into dealer yet
     
  23. Sep 20, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    Just picked up my truck from the dealer. I thought I had a leak on the passenger side only, but evidently both sides were leaking. Glad to have both sides done. I also paid to have the water pump and belt replaced while there were in there.
     
  24. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Does anyone know should you change oil after getting done does it matter ?
     
  25. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    yes. just to flush residues from the FIPG install. I did 200 miles, 800 miles and 3,000 miles. Now back to regular schedule. Oil is "cheap".
     
  26. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Did you find any debris each time?
     
  27. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    not at 3,000.
     
  28. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Ok good to know just oil change ? Or any other fluids? I’m sure when it goes out of warranty the other side will leak lol
     
  29. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    juts the oil. the 200 ish mark is important but after that its up to you.
     
  30. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Ok the dealer said it’s not needed lol ooooo Toyota
     

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