Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:22 PM
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#495 of 598 Exhaust Question for 2002 Tundra
Jan 08, 2006 (9:02 am)
I was removing the factory exhaust of my 2002 Toyota Tundra to install an aftermarket exhaust i purchased(Magnaflow). I couldn't disconnect where the muffler meets the catalytic converter. I removed the clamp but the two pipes wouldn't separate. I want to keep the old exhaust and not harm it, so i don't want to cut it. My question is, is it welded together, or just very rusted? And do the two pipes just met or does one go into the other?(I want to know this so if i do cut i don't cut to deep.)
#496 of 598 05 tundra transmission concerns
Jan 13, 2006 (1:45 pm)
i have notice that after coming to a stop at a red light there is sometimes a clunk and the truck surges forward just a little. Also, i noticed that while accelerating downhill(and only downhill)from 3rd to 4th gear, instead of shifting around 2300 rpm as usual, it will rev up to about 3200 rpm and hang there for a few seconds and then shift and then shift again to catch up. any input you may have i greatly appreciate it.
#497 of 598 Transmission Thunk
Jan 14, 2006 (5:56 pm)
02 Tundra V8
When going 40-50 and accelerate lightly the trans. kicks down. It does not shift to 3rd gear, but I do not know what gear it is shifting to. It makes a thunk when this occurs. If I push the gas more it shifts fine. Other shifts are fine. Is this thunk normal or is the tranny about to go?
#498 of 598 Re: Squeeling from Right Rear [manager]
Feb 03, 2006 (1:42 pm)
i have exact same situation with 1999 tacoma 2wd xtended cab sr5. please email me if you get help on this. kenfergusonatt.net
Feb 03, 2006 (4:15 pm)
My friend has a 2003 Toyota Tundra 4x4. And its stalling. When we were going to camp the other day we were going up a hill and right there the truck stalled. It took about 2 hours for the tow truck to come and the man said there is a defect in the engine. Right now its in the repair shop and my friend says he'll get a new engine, but when we asked for a new engine the guy said about 2000 dollars. Seems pretty high. So I told him to trade it in. But the dealership is giving us a low price on the Tundra. What should we do.
#500 of 598 96 Tacoma Trans. Problem....
Feb 09, 2006 (3:14 pm)
I have a 1996 Tacoma 2 wd with a 5 spd manual that has just started jumping out of gear as I am driving, It seems to be worse in 3rd and 4th gears, almost seems like it doesn't want to engage all the way, but will also do it in the others, but not as bad. Truck has 147,000 mile on it. If anybody can give me a few hints at what I should check out I would really appreciate it.
#501 of 598 Re: 03 Tundra problems [iqbaldhillon2]
Feb 09, 2006 (3:42 pm)
A new engine for a Tundra for $2000 installed?
Sounds like a great deal to me. (although I'm guessing your're really talking about a rebuilt engine) You don't say whether it's V6 or V8, but either way, $2000 for either remfged engine installed sounds like a good price to me.
#502 of 598 brake pads can't open pistons enough help!!
Feb 13, 2006 (2:01 pm)
I have a 2003 Tundra and trying to change front brake pads the pistons will not open enought ot fit the new pad in took out some brake fluid this didn't help pushed pistons back as far as I could and still isn't enough help!!!!
#503 of 598 Toyoto is getting Greedy, not the truck they were
Feb 14, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I had a 85 87 90 1\2 ton PUs. Bought them at auto auctions with 70K drive them to 125K and sell them. Bought one gas filter and changed oil at 5K. NEVER any problem.
In 2002 I bought a wrecked 2000 sst tacoma put 115K. no problem but a engine lite at 95K never fixed, did hesitated at slow speeds. too rich I think.
Now I have fixed several wrecked trucks for neighbors and am running into all kinds of problems with the Prerunners
Parts are very expensive. Flairs on wheels cost $900. for 4 and rubbbers to seal against body 25 for plastic holders
and you cant take off with out ruining them. No stainless screws like honda to hold on this junk big long plastic squares that you screw to and they break and turn about time you get snug.
Front bumper has fillers (plastic) on top of chrome bumper with 20 holes to hold on 8 ozs of flat plastic cost $120. Never had them at all in 90s. Plastic door handle for tundra is 88.00 Can buy from same factory in japan costs $20 for any toyota handle. Have lots of trouble with sensors, Idle air control motors last about 90K cost 200+ GIVE ME A OLD 94 with the 22R motor and 30 mpg.
$100.00 headlights now ($5.00 in 96). looks better also
. Twin cam gets only 24mpg. R22 pulls better with a load to farmer floyd-florida
#504 of 598 Tire/wheel change
Feb 24, 2006 (9:11 pm)
I just leased an SR5 Tundra with the X-SP package(available through SE dealers). The upgrades on the X-SP include 20 inch rims and low profile tires. Just read an article on line which states changes such as this are dangerous due to A) Increase in weight of rims effecting braking. B) Change in speedo reading c) Adverse alteration in handling D) Increase chance of rim damage due to low profile. Is any of this true? If so why would Toyota corporate allow such changes by dealers? Can I assume dealer recalibrated speedo? If I get a flat the spare is the original can I run the truck with an odd size rim e.g. 3 20 inch and one 17 inch?
Thanks for the help
P.S. Love the truck. No more Rams for me!!