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Weak sounding start up?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Adams awesome screen name, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Jun 15, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Hi everyone,

    New to this forum, but definitely not new to Toyota tundras. Recently picked up a 2016 CM. Prior i had a 2014 and a 2012 DC, all with the 5.7. So i feel fairly confident when i say, i know what these engines sound like when the start.

    Which brings me to my concern. My 2016 has maybe 2500 miles on it, and probably since 700 miles in, on a cold start (first thing in the morning) it seems very weak when it starts- like it sputters to start. Almost as if its misfiring? But it never throws a code and it does always start, idle, and drive fine. Its only on cold start. After its warmed up no issue, normal start.

    Any thoughts? Any one else experience this? Does this warrant a trip to the dealer?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Take it to the dealer it's under warranty.. could be a bad cell on the battery going out.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    My suggestion is to use your cellphone and film your condition during these cold starts. If what you say is happening only during cold starts the dealer might not be able to replicate your conditions without letting your truck sit around to cool off. (I hate when the shops say they can't replicate the issue). I don't know if there's a simple battery test they can perform to check for a bad cell, but hopefully that's all it is.
     
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  4. Jun 15, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Any auto parts store has a battery checker to check for bad cells. They do it for free.
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Sometimes when I start mine it will start, then go to a low RPM for a two or three seconds and then the RPM's will jump back up. Never thought to look at the RPMs while it's doing it but it only does it about 1 out of 20 starts. Doesn't sound like what you are experiencing. Been meaning to ask on here if anyone else's does it? Maybe @LOTSOFTOYS knows?
     
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  6. Jun 15, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    Haven't really heard of this concern. Might need the battery tested... if your worried about the dealer not duplicating it, drop the truck off. Leave it over night and show up in the morning. Start it up in front of the tech and see if it does it. That takes all your mystery out of it. Can't tell u how many times customers start their own car in front of us, and it doesn't do a damn thing. They get so pissed, but atleast it's not at me. They are frustrated with their car... but they believe us then that we could not duplicate it.

    Just to give you the other angle at the equation
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS @Mike Battery died, replaced it and when we started it back up it starts up fine, no problems but the engine note is quite weak even on a cold start, its like it lost a cylinder it seems weak. Then it idles fine and runs completely fine, what could be the problem.
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    Flex fuel problems. Mine does the same thing on cold starts. Sometimes it drags the starter out and takes a hot minute to actually start.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    Like others said get battery tested. When my Tacomas have acted this way both needed a new battery. I think average battery life in hot climes is about 3 years.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Stock batteries suck ass
     
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    What batt you run?
     
  12. Feb 11, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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  13. Feb 11, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Where are they sold?
     
  14. Feb 11, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    What are you referring to? Are you using flex fuel or are you saying it is because its a FFE truck?
    Mine is FFE but I don't use that stuff; my trucks starts just fine even in single digits.
     
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  15. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    Probably Amazon. I called a buddy who had one on the shelf.
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  17. Feb 12, 2018 at 12:32 AM
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    Those Odysseys are real bad asses! :thumbsup: I put 4 in my semi when I was an owner operator! You wont regret it! :thumbsup:
     
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    once in a very great while mine will do this too! hasn't happened enough for me to figure out why.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    I wouldn't support this recommendation. Read deep into battery tech/reputations/longevity a couple years ago when I was worried about power problems in a Suburban. The Odyssey batteries were generally considered overpriced AND underperforming.
     
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    What do you run?
     
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    Factory battery works 100% fine for me. Had temps down to single digits already this year and zero troubles.
     
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    I installed the X2 POWER AGM 27F from Batteries Plus which is a Northstar battery. My truck actually sounds different when starting (stronger?). I wanted an AGM battery due to the deep cycles it goes through when sitting for extended periods.
     
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    where you get that tie down??
     
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    @Coupe makes them
     
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    I know this is late to the game, but I have had something similar happening to me. My truck (reg gas) has actually stalled out 4-5 times upon starting, with no consistency of when or why. The dealer looked at it tested the battery, which was fine and told me they would need the truck for an indefinite time so they could put it through a series of tests. I have not done this because that is another way of saying "we have no clue". The truck has 9k miles, and has done it randomly since new. It cranks no problem, revs up to start, then as the rpms drop, they just continue to drop until sputtering out and stalling. It starts right up again, and never has pulled a 2 in a row stall. I told the dealership they can test the truck, but I need a Tundra for a loner... They haven't responded yet but I have my 10k service coming up and will address it then.
     
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    I don’t use flex fuel at all. I’ve heard it’s the FFE engines/ computer acting up when it’s cold out. Could be the battery tho. I haven’t changed mine out yet
     
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