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#153 of 598 TUNDRA BRAKE PROBLEM
Feb 29, 2004 (12:09 pm)
I have a 2001 Tundra Limited with 66,000 miles and am experiencing a very weird brake problem. The problem is sporadic - at expressway speeds of 70-75mph it feels as if my ABS is engaging. The vehicle slows and when I pull to the shoulder and apply the brakes the whole front end shakes as well as the steering wheel. I can feel the front brakes engaging and disengaging just like an ABS stop on icy or wet pavement. After stopping for a moment or two I can reenter the freeway and continue on my way. Problem may re occur one more time as soon as I enter the freeway. Once I pull over again and reenter the freeway the problem disappears. Does this sporadically. Dealership has been unable to duplicate the problem and tells me everything is fine with my brakes. I have had the vehicle looked at by two different Toyota dealerships. My feeling is that there is a problem with an ABS sensor. I have contacted Toyota Customer Support and am waiting for a return call. Anybody have any suggestions.
#154 of 598 Brake Problem
Mar 01, 2004 (3:24 pm)
Check the Ownership section on this site. I found several Technical Service BUlletins on the Tundra related to the front brakes.
#155 of 598 Tundra Spark Plugs????
Mar 01, 2004 (3:24 pm)
Is anyone familiar with the spark plugs on the V8 Tundra Engine? I believe it is the 2UV-FE Engine. I have a 2003 and the manual says there are spark plugs but when I look at the engine, where the spark plugs should be there are flat rectangular black caps. The caps have a bolt holding them down adn there is a four pin connector attached. Following this wire to the harness, I find that the other 7 similar caps lead to the same harness and the harness goes in a large black cover on the front of the drivers side valve cover. So I assume these rectangular caps are the spark plug covers and the black cover on the front of the valve cover is the distributor, but this leaves me with one issue. Why four wires leading to the spark plug and why are they so small? Normally spark plug cables are much thicker due to the high voltage.
#156 of 598 Tundra Spark Plugs
Mar 02, 2004 (6:37 am)
Found an answer somewhere else for a 2000 Tundra. I assume it is the same.
They are located under each coil boot...Instead of one ignition coil like in older vehicles...each spark plug has its own coil boot.
#157 of 598 Tacoma DC questions
Mar 05, 2004 (10:55 am)
Hey all. I have an 2001 Tacoma DC, I'm quickly reaching 50K miles and need to change all 4 tires, 5 with the spare. But I'm also thinking about trying to improve the ride quality by changing the shocks and struts, the ride is just a little too bouncy for me as an everyday driver. My questions are:
1. If changing the shocks and struts, along with new tires are enough to improve the ride, or is it there not going to be much difference?
2. Is there a particular brand/make I should be looking for?
3. Should I just get my tires changed and the 50K mile service, and save the money for the Scion tC for the "better" ride?
Thanx in advance
#158 of 598 BUY THE SHOP MANUAL!!!
Mar 06, 2004 (3:18 pm)
To Questions 155 - 156...
These are called power packs, covering iridium electrode plugs. The is no distributor, the computer does it all. The four wires charge a small ignition coil for each plug, and communicate from the computer to a transistor switch in the power pack which discharges the secondary (high voltage) side of the coil to the plug.
To Question #140...
Buy an OBD II diagnostic tester for about $150 on Ebay along with the Toyota Shop Manual($200). The two will pay for themselves if they save you two trips to the dealer's shop. The OBD II will work on any car made after '95, so you can use it for your other cars and your buddies cars too.
#159 of 598 pickup "shift lock" mystery
Mar 06, 2004 (4:40 pm)
I have a 93 pickup with the automatic transmission shift on the steering column. The transmission will not come out of park. The owners manual does not say where the lock release is located for a column shift. Does anyone know how to get this sucker into drive so I can get it to the repair shop? The dealer has no clue.
All the fuses are okay.
#160 of 598 Dash Light For 2000 Tundra
Mar 10, 2004 (4:57 pm)
I have had a dash board light go out behind the heating controls on the dash. Has anyone taken this center piece out? Does it just snap out? Is there anything to disconnect prior? I went to the dealer and they wanted to charge me $80 for this! Help.
#161 of 598 RE: Dash Light For 2000 Tundra
Mar 10, 2004 (6:41 pm)
Pull the 3 control knobs off and remove 4 screws. (2 of which are above the air ducts) Then the face plate pulls off.
#162 of 598 Buy the SHOP MANUALS where??
Mar 12, 2004 (4:24 pm)
I'd love to have the OEM shop manuals for this truck. I bought them for my 97 Chevy S10, and I imagine I saved THOUSANDS of dollars for it... I also remember it took me a long time to find them, though.
I looked at ebay and people say they are selling the OEM manuals, but they're selling them on a CD-ROM. I'd rather have a paper copy that I can flip through. Then I tried Google... too much information, and nothing seems to be what I want.
So, dwbehrens, could you tell me where you got yours? Or, if you remember, which ebay seller sold you yours?