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What to keep my eye on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by markg, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Oct 16, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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    markg

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    Just bought my 2nd Tundra, 2007 TRD, DC, 2x4, 137k miles, the dealer gave me a 30 day warranty.
    WHAT SHOULD i keep my eye on? Problem area's??? Trans? engine? head unit?


     
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  2. Oct 16, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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    Looks nice! For the most part they're pretty solid. Cam tower leak is one common area that some people have issues with. And check for water pump leak. My Tundra at 160k did not have water pump leak but my Sequoia had slight leak at 130k.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:03 AM
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    I purchased my '07 three years ago when it had 270,000.
    No Cam tower leak, or any other kind of leaks.
    Water pumps have a weep hole, don't confuse that with a leak.
    The fuel pump expired soon after I bought it, and the immobilizer chip in the key went out.
    At 295,000 I am concerned with the torque converter going out.

    Other than that, this truck is 100% reliable.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:43 AM
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    cool, thanks guys,
    I knew about gen 3 and cam tower but wasn't sure on the gen2 2007, but I will keep an eye on these areas.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    Check/change your cabin filter.
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    Replace your radiator cap, they tend to break and cause overheating issues
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    D4x4TRD

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    Nice. I like the 2nd gen look better. I’m finding rusty bolts on my undercarriage. Like the ones I broke trying to take my skid plate off. Still haven’t got the skid plate off to change the oil. It’s hanging on by the hooks up front and 2 bolts on the rear.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    Water pump is definitely a common one from what I have read here and I had that issue myself.

    Weep hole leak is coolant getting past the first seal but not into the bearing. I would consider that a coolant leak. They're designed that way to prevent the pump bearing from being destroyed by coolant which would render the vehicle inoperable at best. Soon as you have coolant leaking out the weep hole swap that pump. I will also say I'm not particularly pleased with the engineering of the water pump from a replacement standpoint. I come from the gm world. Water pumps are quick and painless. On the tundra it's hours.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    Transmission seal that meets with the drive shaft. Mine leaked earlier in ownership and was changed twice under warranty before they got it right... Driver door panel and dash, mine had to be readjusted as it was rubbing on the dash. CD player, ensure it can read all 6discs and keep cycling them through, mine ate 6 and has yet to spit them out, nor acknowledge them lol....
     
  10. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    I had this same CD problem with an Acura’s CD Changer. It was from using blank data CD’s to make my own audio disks rather than using blank CD’s made specifically for audio. The data disks are thicker, and if you load your changer’s carriage with them, the extra accumulated thickness will jam the changer’s mechanisms and cause the whole changer to lock up.
     
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  11. Oct 20, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    I agree, the only problem with this is that I actually bought the music CDs and they're all jammed in there... I haven't used blank or data discs since I left the service... I got some Metallica, Audio Slave, Chevelle, a Jazz CD don't remember who, and a couple classical music CDs which settles down my eldest...
     
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  12. Oct 20, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    Exterior: Toytec ultimate 3" lift level , GoodYear helper air bags , DayStar air bag cradles, DV8 front winch bumper , Badlands 12k winch , Trail Ridge mirrors , 20x9 Worx's rims , 33x12.50r20 RoadOnes , Black Hart cross drilled n slotted rotors , duralast black diamond box , flush led pods rear bumper , WeatherTec rain guards , OEM black side badges , Red Strange Music window sticker, Rigid Amber Radiance Pods. Energy Suspension Red Rack and Pinion Bushings, EAG front mesh Grille, RCI HighLift bed mounts. Rough Country DS2 Steps, ToyTec lifts windshield banner Interior: Alpine double din touch iLX-650 , JL C1 and C2 series speakers , JL JX400 4 channel amp , JL JX500 mono amp , 2 JL 12" subs , WeatherTec floor mats Under the Hood: Koyo all aluminum radiator, Mishimoto red silicon hoses , XS Power 3000 amp battery , LAlectric 300 amp Alternator , K&N replacement filter. Online LED store accessories Fuse/relay box. unknown Cat-Back exhaust. on the way: A.R.E OverLand Canopy
    my water pump had a slight leak I went to replace it and found out that the leak was coming from a bolt that goes into the water jacket. i replaced it any ways and did a 300amp alt swap at the same time since i needed higher amps but most importantly the alt requires tear down of the coolant system to get to it. seemed like a good time also new belt , thermostat and koyo aluminum rad with mishimoto hose's.
     
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  13. Oct 20, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    41bigdawg

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    Biggest problem on mine is the fuel tank won't stay full. Enjoy the ride, nice looking truck :)
     
  14. Oct 20, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Additionally, make sure the TSB on the window switch has been done, or you can be stuck with all the windows stuck half way open while raining... Ask me how I know, lol...
     
  15. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    I have that same issue ;):rofl:
     
  16. Oct 21, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    lol, how do you know? what is a TSB?
     
  17. Oct 21, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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    Technical Service Bulletin... Rain storm in Reno, NV my master window switch died, and my windows were stuck half way up... had to drop it off at the stealership that day to get it fixed, took them 2 days and no loaner vehicle...
     
  18. Oct 21, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Maybe I shouldn't have asked :oops:
     
  19. Oct 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    it was a free replacement for me because it fried, although I heard its usually a re-lube and out they go.. just make sure its been completed, Toyota does keep record of it and you should be good to go...
     
  20. Oct 23, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    I think all the 5.7 are pretty solid. The cam tower leak, valley plate leak, and typical preventative maintenance on water pump, tensioner, idler, serpentine belt as needed. The radiators on the Tundra seem to be a better design than the ones on the 5.7 land cruisers that have a built in stress riser.
     

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