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I picked up this 2004 for $550

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by jmohn6, Dec 31, 2022.

  1. Dec 31, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    jmohn6

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    Picked up for 550.00

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  2. Dec 31, 2022 at 4:42 PM
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    $550? Is it missing an engine and transmission? That’s super cheap.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2022 at 4:45 PM
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    des2mtn

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    That, or someone owed him money and paid the debt off with Grandpa's truck
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2022 at 4:55 PM
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    No I just had to fix 5 things on it and it has ran perfect for 3 years until recently and now I need to know if any of you had worked on a 2004 Tundra on the transaxle mainly
     
  6. Dec 31, 2022 at 4:58 PM
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    What happened I was driving on the highway when it lost power, I pulled ove and popped the hood and saw 3 small fires underneath put them out and towed it back, put it up on jack stands to take a quick look, the trans axle plate looks like ot through oil and got on the wire which caught fire'
     
  7. Dec 31, 2022 at 5:25 PM
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    Jack McCarthy

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    So fire damage is why you got it back as a salvaged vehicle for $550? I guess that makes sense.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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    lsaami

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    Welcome to the forums! lots of knowledgeable people here who are very willing to help. I'd love to see pics of the carnage.

    these trucks have a traditional transmission/transfer case setup with front and rear differentials. No transaxles.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2022 at 7:55 PM
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    DarkMint

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    I'll buy it off you for $700.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2022 at 8:21 PM
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    I’ll do 1k :)
     
  11. Dec 31, 2022 at 8:25 PM
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    DarkMint

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    I'll do $1.1k and he can keep the transaxle. ;)
     
  12. Dec 31, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    des2mtn

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    Those 1st gen transaxles are like gold! :D



    But in all serious, I agree. Pictures will help a lot to help diagnose the exact issue.

    As stated, these trucks don't have a trans-axle configuration. Are you referring to the front differential, transfer case, or?



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  13. Dec 31, 2022 at 11:22 PM
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    No I had it for 3 years after I fixed the problems it had the fire was just last week
     
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    ColoradoTJ

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    A metric buttload
    550.00 and you drove it for three years? 1st Gen gold right there. Hard trucks to beat.

    Bummer on the fire. Guess I g it wasn’t too bad?
     
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    i you do 24K it could be yours
     
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    And when I get a vehicle, I always get the dealers service mechanical . not the vechile manual
    The things I had to fix on this truck when I got it was the fuel guage, the rear end was rebuilt the sunroof was fixed and the heater switch. Thats was all that it needed and ran good until what happened last week, I haven't had the time to do a full investigation from the fire yet.
     
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    2.4k you pay shipping, its fire damaged wiring. I need a harness at minimum. :p
     
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    where are you located and if you want it for 2400 US it depends on the shipping
     
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    Lots of friendly people looking to help you out, with a few good offers........;)
     
  20. Jan 1, 2023 at 6:26 AM
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    When you get a chance snap a pic of the wiring and the general area. We can get you a part number then.
     
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    OP, please explain how you got the truck for $550. That might shed some light on your problems.
     
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    One year ago I sold my 2002 SR5 with 150k miles for nearly $9,000
     
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    Hello Jack,
    In reply to your question. I had seen this truck sitting for 6 years with not moving, so I went to the business and ask the owner what was going
    on with it and brought cash with me and he accepted my offer.
     
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  25. Jan 1, 2023 at 12:10 PM
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    Jack McCarthy

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    Wow! Sounds too good to be true.

    Guess he gave up on getting it to work or there’s some other gremlin you haven’t found yet.
     
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    Great find and it sounds like you are getting your money's worth and then some. Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)!
     
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    Hello, you guys Issami and des2mtn are correct. I have a Cadillac with a transfer problem yet that I need to work on.
    The Tundra after investigating more does not look good and any advise would be helpful please

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    Looks like the actuator for front differential. Is that the only place damaged? More pictures would help.
     
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    This the other angle of the damage I can see so far

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  30. Jan 2, 2023 at 8:34 PM
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    I have not seen where the leek came from yet but wiil find I know its not from then engine so far
     

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