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#248 of 490 Exhaust Manifold Problems
Aug 25, 2005 (10:44 am)
I have a 2000 tundra I bought new. The problems I have had so far are as follows:
Front brakes completely rebuilt at 36000. TSB, so toyota paid
Both O2 sensors replaced, again a TSB so toyota paid
warped exhuast manifold, again at about 36000. toyota paid( i don't kanow if there is a TSB for this or not)
Front brakes have failed again at 70536, which are the present miles on the truck
It appears to have another warped exhuast manifold. I am wondering if this is a common problem as a result from defective manifolds, if it is, I am going to try to have toyota cover the cost of replacing the manifold again. Has anyone experienced this type of problem?
#249 of 490 Re: reply to Tundra woes [chwood]
Aug 25, 2005 (8:32 pm)
Hey chwood, go with the K&N air filter. I put one in mine and seems to be giving a little bit more HP and gas mileage. I have a buddy that works on imports for a living and is dad works as a tech at a Lexus dealership. So I'm going to have him check out the brake lines. It's weird that it only started after I had the new tires put on. The popping of the exhaust does not happen after I shut it off anymore, or was it because it was colder outside in the Spring and the exhaust sound.
When in gear is not happening as much. You would all laugh at how much grease I have on all the front suspenation parts but I don't get the loud klunck when I turn the wheel sharp such as when I'm backing up by TT in a camp site. I will also ask them about your power steering noise because my 02 doesn't make any noise. Don't know if you change your own oil like I do, but my 02 has grease fittings on all the U-joints so of course I had to over grease them and got grease all over the under side. Talk to you later !!!
#250 of 490 Factory orange peel of paint
Aug 26, 2005 (7:39 am)
Has anyone noticed factory orange peel on their new 05 Toyota? I purchased a new 05 Toyota Tundra double cab 2wd (Salsa Red) about a month ago, and in detailing it yesterday noticed that on the bottom 4-5 inches of the vehicle sides there is substantial orange peel. I have a friend who says that I should be able to buff it out - put the "pits" are pretty deep and I feel this is something I shouldn't have to deal with. Do you think the dealer/factory will/should address the problem? Any other thoughts?
#251 of 490 Re: Factory orange peel of paint [05tundra]
Aug 26, 2005 (9:45 am)
I would take it in. I have read a lot of owners complaing about the thin coat of paint on there Tundra's. I bought my 02 Tundra used and when I test drove it it was covered with snow from a storm the night before so it was drity and full of road salt when I got back from the test drive. Well I bought it because I wanted to unload my crapy GM minivan and when I washed the Tundra the next day the hood and roof of the cab was covered with small white like paint overspray on my blue truck. The truck center I bought it from said it does not and will not warrant any cosmic defects on the paint and suggested that it was a Toyota factory paint issue and said I could exchange it for another truck, of course more money for the only other Tundra on the lot. I have since buffed most of it out but I'm not totaly happy. It almost looks like the guy who owned it befrore me got it full of overspray and traded it in like this and the truck center put it back on the lot as is, because my minivan had dents all over thr rear cornner panel and when you view it online you can see all the dents so they put it for sale as is. Lesson on this one I will never buy a Toyota truck unless it is from a Toyota dealership. !!! Good luck let me know what Toyota says !!!
#252 of 490 Re: Factory orange peel of paint [05tundra]
Aug 26, 2005 (11:20 am)
The textured "orange peel" finish on the rocker panel area is there to prevent stone chips from your tires in the paint. Are you sure you are not confusing what is on your truck with what is supposed to be there?
#253 of 490 Re: k&n air filter and my 2000 V6 [xusneo3scws]
Aug 26, 2005 (11:23 am)
Did you over-oil the filter? One mistake made is to put too much oil on the filter and that oil gets sucked into the intake and can coat sensors that send signals to the engine computer, possibly resulting in faulty operation.
#254 of 490 Re: Factory orange peel of paint [doglover7]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:45 am)
No - I am not sure - that's why I posted the question. Any specifics on "what is supposed to be there"? Is the base paint thicker, is the clear coat thicker, or is there something else?
#255 of 490 Re: Factory orange peel of paint [05tundra]
Aug 30, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I think it may be a coat of something similar to a heavy bodied undercoating that is applied to the area prior to the color coat and clear coat. I have an 05 Tundra DC in Natural White that has the exact same orange peel look in the same area as you describe.
My wife's 04 Highlander which is Bluestone Metallic also has this on it.
#256 of 490 2004 Tundra DC Keyless Entry
Sep 02, 2005 (4:47 am)
I have a 2004 Tundra with the Keyless Entry. One of my remotes is not working, I changed the battery but it will not lock or unlock, the light comes on when a button is pressed but no luck. Is there any way to reset the remote?
#257 of 490 Re: 2004 Tundra DC Keyless Entry [jrfan2]
Sep 02, 2005 (3:23 pm)
I have a similar question - I have an 05 Tundra DC and lost one of the Keyless Entry Remotes. I bought a replacement off of E-bay for $19.00 and need to have it reprogrammed to open my vehicle (the new remote has the exact same FCC codes/ labeling on the back as my other factory remote). The dealer wanted $132.00 for a new, programmed remote and said they would charge an hour's labor ($100.00) to reprogram the one I have. I have scoured the internet for instructions - but everyone wants $30 to $100 bucks for " 5 min easy to use instructions." Does anyone know how to reprogram a new remote based on the code of an existing one?