Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 10:22 PM
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#579 of 598 Re: fan blower noise [hprjr]
Nov 01, 2006 (11:02 am)
I had the same problem after I had the cabin air filter replaced in my '05 Camry. It turned out that when they put the new filter in, it was crooked in its housing and the fan was rubbing against it. This only happened at medium fan speed or above, when the airflow through the filter was enough to pull it into contact with the fan.
#580 of 598 Cabin Air Filter
Nov 02, 2006 (8:51 am)
The winter snow and cold up here in CANADA has the heaters up on bust. Now I smell a need to replace or clean the cabin air filters on my 04 Tundra and my wifes 2000 4Runner
Does anyone know where the filters are located so I can access them or is this a Dealer Prep work order?
Haven't bought my tires for the Tundra yet, still shopping around.
My wife gave me a knudge and a wink,wink, Christmas is around the corner and a set of new Tires for her 4Runner would look great under the Christmas Tree.
What All Seasonal tire also has good mileage rating I can run on the 4Runner?
#581 of 598 Re: Cabin Air Filter [bikerjfk]
Nov 02, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Maybe like on the RAV4, cabin filter is located behind the glove box - just open box all the way, then press in the sides to have it open farther, spilling contents on floor of vehicle.
#582 of 598 broken rear leaf spring
Nov 07, 2006 (3:02 pm)
i recently broke my rear passenger leaf spring on my 98 tacoma, and only can find replacement springs at a reasonable price that go to a 1997, does anyone know if these will work or a good website where i can find some at a reasonable price?
#583 of 598 Re: Door panel removal on a 2000 Tundra [bambam]
Nov 15, 2006 (3:36 pm)
My advice, don't remove the door panel, the replacement parts will break just as fast as the old ones.
Make new links out of metal. I made mine out of Aluminum and they will last forever, and cost much less than $35 per side.
#585 of 598 Re: 01 tundra transmission problem [usedtobeloyal]
Nov 16, 2006 (10:26 am)
apbstyle -I am curious - was your transmission serviced during this 87,000 miles by you or by your dealer? I have a 2000 4X4 Tundra Access cab V6 Automatic w/ 75K. These trans problem posts concern me - I know the trans is VERY expensive to repair.
If it was serviced, how many times in that mileage? Did you tow anything over the years? Thanks, Steve
#586 of 598 Re: 01 tundra transmission problem [market525]
Nov 16, 2006 (2:46 pm)
I serviced the transmission by the maintenance schedule provided by Toyota - to the letter.
The truck NEVER towed; it doesn't have a hitch. I didn't even haul heavy loads in the bed. Five sheets of plywood -max.
As I indicated in previous e-mails: get rid of Tundras as soon as you can after the 60K drivetrain warranty is up. To hope that you'll be the guy in the commercial at 100K or 200K is a "roll-of-the-dice." The cost of the new transmission is not worth it. More importantly, you are going to find that NOBODY in the Toyota customer service chain will offer help. My son bought one on my recommendation: I told him to "dump it" ASAP.
I contacted the 800 national number - their answer "you are on your own" for the repair. They would not even allow me to speak to the regional Toyota rep - wouldn't even give me the phone number. National took my complaint, and said they would "put it in the file" but "nothing would change." Spoke to the dealership owner, and he said that he would call Toyota - called him back twice; he never returned my calls.
Every body I spoke to said it was so uncommon for this to happen. HOWEVER, they had a transmission to the dealer in less that 24 hours. I wondered why a part so "uncommon" to replacement was so readily available.
I AM CONVINCED OF TWO THINGS: TOYOTA IS UNWILLING TO STAND BEHIND THE DRIVETRAIN BEYOND 60000 MILES and THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT AND DOES NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH IT.
I have owned Toyota trucks before, was ready to purchase another Tundra next year - this one is the last.
GOOD LUCK WITH AGING TUNDRAS
#587 of 598 Re: Transmission problems [woof]
Nov 16, 2006 (3:11 pm)
I wish I had seen this forum BEFORE I had purchase my second Toyota truck. My truck began with the same issue and very quickly the transmission totally failed - no forward gears, no reverse.
Recommend you get rid of your truck ASAP, especially if you are over 60K. After that the transmission is on borrowed time at your expense.
I just replaced the transmission in my TUNDRA - 87000 miles, serviced according to maintenace schedule, never towed - cost $3500.00
Neither the service department, or Toyota National, or the owner of the dealership wanted to stand behind the powertrain. I was on my own for the repair despite the claims and commercials of the 100K and 200K mileage Toyotas.
As I indicated in previous e-mails: get rid of Tundras as soon as you can after the 60K drivetrain warranty is up. To hope that you'll be the guy in the commercial at 100K or 200K is a "roll-of-the-dice." The cost of the new transmission is not worth it. More importantly, you are going to find that NOBODY in the Toyota customer service chain will offer help.
I have owned two Toyota Trcucks and was going to purchase a third. I am currently driving my last Toyota - the trucks are not able to sustain the "long haul" and Customer Service for loyal repeat customers is non-existent.
GOOD LUCK WITH AGING TUNDRAS
#588 of 598 Svc manual? Re: Transmission problems [usedtobeloyal]
Nov 16, 2006 (5:03 pm)
"TUNDRA - 87000 miles, serviced according to maintenace schedule"
What maintenance / intervals does the Tundra service manual call for?