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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!!
#505 of 598 Unlocking doors turns on cargo light
Feb 24, 2006 (9:13 pm)
Odd Problem on my new 06 Tundra. When I unlock the doors with remote the light above the bed comes on. I have to turn it off via switchn on dash. Anyone see this before? Simple fix or trip to dealer??
Thank you for your help
#506 of 598 Re: Tire/wheel change [drjay]
Feb 25, 2006 (4:00 am)
a) It's not so much the weight of the rim as the rolling radius. The distance from the roadway to the ctr of the hub is a lever, increasing that increases the braking torque required to provide a given brake force at the ground level. However, if the OEM designed the vehicle to accept optional wheel assemblies of the same or larger size, no prblm. If not, then yes, you are going to have inferior braking capacity.
b)The rim size is not the whole story. What you need is the "rolling radius" of the new tire vs. the rolling radius of the original. The 3" rim size difference would imply an increase of 3" in diameter, but if you have a lower profile tire than original, the increase won't be that much. Take the new rolling radius, divided by the original. Multiply that times the speedo reading for actual speed if the speedo was not recalibrated.
c) Same as (a) above, with addition of the additional "unsprung weight of the heavier wheel assembly will give a rougher ride and likely result in tires leaving the pavement more.
d)With lower profile, you have less spring space available from the tire. A severe hit (like a curb) is more likely to damage the rim.
Perhaps Toy is not aware of the dealer's actions, or maybe it is authorized, you'll have to ask.
Again, you need rolling radiuses of each wheel. Even so, if you drive SLOWLY and carefully, it may not be worse than the "compact spares" we find in autos.
#507 of 598 Re: 05 tundra transmission concerns [midgetluver]
Feb 27, 2006 (5:24 am)
You will see several posts on here and the 4Runner forum re: an alleged transmission thump. Your slip yoke needs to be lubed. The thump will go away. This is a very common problem with the 4WD toyota vehicles. The late shift going downhill is grade logic working as it should...holding the rpms up so that engine breaking can be used should you get off the gas. Hope this helps!
#508 of 598 Re: Unlocking doors turns on cargo light [drjay]
Feb 27, 2006 (4:26 pm)
Did you wait long enough for it to go out?I just unlocked the doors on my 2006 Tundra.The interior light stays on for about 15 secs and the bed light for about 20 secs.