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#1 of 490 2001 Tundra Stalls When Slowing to a stop
Oct 22, 2003 (5:14 pm)
I own a 2001 Toyota Tundra that has just over 60,000 miles. When I slow to a stop it will from time to time stall. I start the truck and it runs fine. This doesn't happen every time I slow to a stop. In fact it is like it has a mind of its own and it is impossible to predict when it will happen. It does happen several times during the week. I took it to the dealership and they could not get it to duplicate the problem. I rode with the tech for close to an hour and could not get it to duplicate. The next day it stalled twice. The check engine light does not come on. The tech said it was possible the torque converter is going bad, or it could be a vacuum leak behind the master brake cylinder, or a host of other mechanical type issues. Has anyone else had a similar problem.
#2 of 490 Next edition of the topic...
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 23, 2003 (3:07 am)
Since we didn't have an active Tundra "problems" topic, I've renamed the topic to make it the primary topic for dealing with Tundra problems and fixes.
I had a Nissan 4x4 that was stalling intermittently sort of like that. The rpms would go down and the engine would just stop running. It could happen anytime. Turned out to be the fuel filter. It had broken up and small pieces of the filter were getting into the fuel line and randomly blocking the fuel flow. Took a while before I could get the problem to duplicate for the dealer as well. Could be you're looking at something like that. Something to consider.
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#3 of 490 Tnudra Engine Knocking
Oct 23, 2003 (12:24 pm)
To anyone. I own 2003 Tundra with 20kmiles now. I started noticing knocking sound while cruising. The knocking is during cruising and at a very slow acceleration between 45 to 60mph. I took it to my dealer to be look into and the mech's only answer was try different gas of grade. The owners manual clearly states 87 and I obviously didn't have this problem earlier in the purchase/ownership. My neighbor got his a month later and he doesn't any problem with his and using reg gas grade. I also have this terrible squeak in the rear portion of the truck on every bump. The mech's answer to that was a normal differential noise. Didn't have to waist 2 hours for him to tell me it's normal. I didn't bring it in because it's normal. Anyone have similar problem and any idea as what to do?
#4 of 490 Toyota Fix problems with Tundra Yet?
Oct 31, 2003 (1:53 pm)
I have been doing a lot of research and I like the Toyota because they are supposed to have bullet-proof reliability. But I have read some troubling things about the Tundra that are:
1.) The brakes being poor and wearing out quickly
2.) The exhaust manifold going bad quickly
3.) The seats are very uncomfortable
Does anyone have any info or know where I can read up on this? Have they fixed these things for 03' or 04' model years?
Thanks for the help!
Nov 03, 2003 (2:11 pm)
My brakes have never been a problem.
No problems with the exhaust. Never seen anyone have a problem with it either.
The seats (front) are extremely comfortable, the rear seats are tolerable (average).
#6 of 490 Tundradude question?
Nov 04, 2003 (11:30 am)
What year is your Tundra? And do you have the regular front seats or the capt chairs?
Thanks for the info.
Nov 04, 2003 (5:54 pm)
Mine is a 2002 and I have the captain chairs.
However, my first Tundra was a 2000 regular cab with the bench seat, and it was very comfortable as well.
#9 of 490 Warning! Tundra Transmission Failure
Nov 07, 2003 (10:49 am)
I own a 2001 Toyota Tundra and the transmission failed at 65,000 miles. This was especially disturbing since this truck has done little work except for pulling a 16 foot fishing boat. Most the miles were highway miles. I was planning on owning this truck beyond my 3 year payment schedule and was driving it accordingly. Toyota did authorize replacement of the transmission even though the warranty ended at 60,000 miles but I still had about $850 out-of pocket and 16 days lost use of the vehicle due to poor service from the dealerships located in Central Wisconsin. Iíve owned 4 Toyotas but this will probably be my last and I WILL NOT deal with the dealerships in this area again.
#10 of 490 03 Tundra Squeak
Nov 08, 2003 (8:25 am)
I have 2003 Tundra Limited Step side that has 1,500 miles on it. At about 800 miles it started squeaking, it sounds like its coming from the rear but I'm really not sure. It's going into Toyota on Monday 11/10/03 to be checked out. Has anybody else had bad squeaks or any suggestions before I get to the Dealer ? Also I have looked and looked for a soft cover for the Bed. I have checked with several manufactures like extang but they all say that the drop of the back rail is the problem with making a cover for the truck.