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Looking at an 06 - Warning signs?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by MrDan, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    MrDan

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    ...is there anything I should be on the lookout for?

    It's a 2006 Limited Quad Cab 4x4 with about 195K miles (300K kms) on it. Looks pretty stock. Lots of highway miles, apparently.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Frame rust, oil leaks/seeps??
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Truck is out-of-town; going to look at it tomorrow if I can get in touch with the seller.

    Are the frames an issue on these?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Don't think so. Was just concerned about the usual potential stuff like excessive frame rust from salt. Not sure if a lot road salt is used in your neck of the woods.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    Yeah, the roads are well salted. Pretty unavoidable in my neck of the woods.

    200k miles feels like a lot to me.. but the truck is priced right around $10k Canadian (Around $8k USD).

    So I guess what I'm really asking is if there are any common problems on this generation of trucks I should watch out for? Like, "Transmission tends to explode and kill all passengers at 201,000 miles". haha.
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    06 had the AIP issues, 4.7 needs timing belts every 90k so if that hasn't been done plan on another $1k for a shop to do it.

    They were under the frame recall so for sure check that out well
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    A broken timing belt could be a bit of a small explosion so to speak. Certainly not something you would want to have happen. Worth the money to replace if truck is super clean..IMO..
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Absolutely worth it, my 04 had 168k with no major issues when I bought it and I got the seller to knock $500 off the asking price because the belt replacement was unknown. But yea definitely don't want it to break.
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    I bought my 06 with 160 on it, now has 186 and counting. Check the frame well, ask about the timing belt/water pump, mine is pretty solid. They did have air pump issues. Mine were replaced by the previous owner at my dealership at 150k.
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    @MrDan
    I have found that if you do a Wikipedia search you can learn about all failures, flaws, recalls, and TSB’s, by model/year. This is a great place to start.
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    Fellow Canadian here. 8 months ago I sold a 2006 limited with 180000km for $14k. Was a really nice truck.
    If there is rust around top of windshield, look closer because it will be worse behind the windshield. It was a lot of labour to fix that.
    Trans is sealed unit so make sure that was done at some point. Mine shifted like a dream and had been serviced at 140k km.
    Cam seals can leak
    Inspect frame
    They have an LSD so hopefully diff oil was serviced. Mine chattered slightly, only sometimes, on tight turns from a stop. Changed diff oil, she was good after that.
    Leather on driverside cracks where you slide your ass. That was $150-200 to fix i think.
    Was a great truck, it sold in 36 hours for the same price i paid 2 years earlier.
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    I do use wiki for a lot of things, but when it comes to spending real money, I'd rather speak to people like folks here. I've had much better luck with forum members from a few different places like this.
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2018 at 2:27 AM
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  14. Jan 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    So as much fun as it sounded it would be, the seller never replied to my contact to him. My guess is that it's sold, and he's not bothered to delete the ad.

    The search continues...
     
  15. Jan 15, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    Drat!!
     
  16. Jan 16, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    Be patient, there are lots of gems out there
     
  17. Jan 16, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    It's not quite as exciting as chasing skirts, but it's much safer and quite a bit cheaper.
     
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