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Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TxTundraGuy89, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Jul 4, 2015 at 4:27 AM
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    Went to go leave for work this morning and the truck won't start for the life of it all it does it make a click noise I think my battery has said it's final goodbye......I got thrown 8 codes this morning. :(

    P0300
    P0171
    P0172
    P0174
    P0175
    P0125
    P0894
    P2714

    The 171-175 says that truck is running too lean or too rich, I don't know what that's about.

    I noticed that I've lost some coolant as well idk how or where but when I checked it last, it was half way full and now barely full.

    I know 2 are transmission related but tranny seems to run and shift fine no issues with it.

    Anybody able to help me?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2015 at 4:45 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Have the battery tested and the posts to the battery are clean. Connection to the battery is clean.

    If those come back good let me know we will dig in why we have a faults. .
     
  3. Jul 4, 2015 at 4:47 AM
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    Yeah the post are clean, connections are clean as well. I honestly think the battery died.

    Yeah I just want to get it figured out. Any help on why I have the coolant issue?
     
  4. Jul 4, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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    Battery came back good, any idea where the starter is on our trucks?
     
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Starter on that engine is on the passenger side. If they tested the battery you should have them test the alternator and starter there while inside the truck. All that passes try disconnected the battery for about 10 mins reconnect and see if the codes pull again.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    Well the truck doesn't turn over at all tried jumping it nothing, hit the starter nothing. So going to have to change the starter you can hear it's locked up
     
  7. Jul 4, 2015 at 7:08 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Starter solenoid failure then.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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    Yeah so have to wait till my starter comes in before I can even attempt working on it. Do I need to put it in a shop or is it something I can do myself?
     
  9. Jul 4, 2015 at 9:47 AM
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    You should be able to handle it but if you dont feel confident in the job get a shop to do it.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2015 at 9:49 AM
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    I feel confident in doing it just read where it's a real pita to do it all plus don't have a jack so makes things a little more challenging.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    I havent changed a starter in the Tundras...just a jeep...I'm pretty sure its similar, so pretty easy man.
    Have you noticed any coolant leaking at all? checked for a burning smell?
     
  12. Jul 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM
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    No I haven't noticed any sort of leaking or burning smell at all honestly.
     
  13. Jul 4, 2015 at 10:06 AM
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    Its not a drastic loss in fluid, right? Im sure its normal to lose some...thats why it has to be refilled every now and then, and usually I top it off on oil changes...FWIW - use the Toyota brand one.
     
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    Okay thanks i'll keep that in mind. Changing out this starter is a real pain in the butt.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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    YouTube is your best friend unless there is anyone near you to help.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2015 at 1:22 PM
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    Yeah that's why I posted see if anyone can help me.
     
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    I want to tell everyone this if you ever have to change your starter make sure to have an impact gun to save you time and hassle
     
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    Impact drills and breaker tools are always a must have :)
     
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    Yeah I have definitely learned that no doubt. But what's worse is this impact i'm using aint worth crap
     
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    Just when you think your day can't get worse it does, thought I had broke one of the bolts look sure didn't, completely took off the threads so now I am officially screwed.
     
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    How did you manage that?
     
  22. Jul 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM
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    I was using an impact and just kept hammering at it and saw it start moving thinking it finally broke loose but after getting my socket off saw that it just chewed all the metal off
     
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    That would make you sick
     
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    Yeah i'm beyond sick right now
     
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    Go to Sears, HD, Lowes, etc and get a breaker tool in the AM to get that bolt off.
     
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    Did you round off the head on the bolt?
     
  27. Jul 5, 2015 at 7:52 AM
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    The starter is a pain, as you've found; and you should not be "using" or "going through" coolant unless there's a leak or its burning it. It's a closed system, like your brakes.
     
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    Yep I rounded it off.
     
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    Okay, well I just happened to notice it when I was going to start taking off stuff for my starter I'll be able to better monitor it when I'm driving again
     
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    Sears has a tool for rounded head bolts. Best I found besides snap on.
     
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