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#301 of 490 Re: Harmonic Warble Noise [rob68filly]
Oct 23, 2005 (11:07 am)
I have a 2003 Tundra v8 SR5 Access Cab and also experience what I refer to as a harmonic noise coming from the front end. The noise develops and is most pronounced between 30-40 mph, although I can still hear an feel it at higher speeds including at 60 mph.. The dealer replaced the tires at 3,000 miles but that didn't make a difference. I switch over to snow tires in the winter and thought that might indicate if it was tire noise, but nothing changed. I've been back to the dealer several times over the past year but they don't seem to have any ideas. The vibration seems focused on the driver side front. I hoped the ball joint replacement based on the recall might help, but it didn't. I have noticed that putting the truck in four wheel drive eliminates the noise.
When I first bought the truck the noise was noticeable but has started to become a bit louder and is wearing on me. I bought the Tundra because of a great experience with aTacoma I had for a few years just prior and reputation of Toyota. Now at 35,000 miles I have my doubts about a never ending stream of brake replacements and what could be a serious and costly power train issue, although in most other respects the truck is great. (The brakes were replaced by the dealer at 32,000 miles - seems to be a trend on this board - and I'm not keen on how easily the paint chips and scratches.)
I have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow and will run the 4 wheel drive issue by them. The noise is clearly a harmonic vibration that I bet many folks would miss if their radio is on loud or they regulary drive rough roads.
Anybody else have this problem?
#303 of 490 Re: 2002 Tundra dies after put in gear [mgauthier]
Oct 24, 2005 (5:19 am)
I finally did find out what the problem was. The torque converter in my transmission was locked up. Fortunately it was repairable. After repairing that and completely servicing the transmission I am back in business. Could have been really bad if the converter had broken and littered my transmission with parts. That would surely have been a new transmission. I highly recommend taking your truck to a TRUSTED mechanic. I have a feeling that in my case if I had taken it to an untrusted mechanic I would have been look ing at a new transmission. My total bill was about $400 versus $2800 for a new transmission.
#304 of 490 Re: Rear Shock Squeak
Oct 24, 2005 (7:13 am)
I have a 2003 Tundra with almost 70,000 miles. I have seen messages here where they have a field fix kit (TSB Revision Notice 1/19/05). Am I over the warrenty to cover this repair, and if so, wondering how much its going to cost me?
#305 of 490 2005 tundra dc oem navagation with rear entertainment
Oct 24, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I wanted to know if anyone would know how to get the oem video out puts to coincide with my oem navigation? It only works with tv in the back.But I can watch movies through the navagation.Thanks
#306 of 490 Re: Harmonic Warble Noise [clemmey]
Oct 26, 2005 (7:39 pm)
I have an 05 Tundra double cab TRD (5500 mi) with the same problem. You can hear and feel just enough rumble to be irritating. After replacing bearings, axles, re-torqueing everything they could and testing several other Tundra's at their regional offices, Toyota claims that the sound is the exhaust which causes a harmonic vibration and that there is no fix to it at this time. They did say that putting on the dual exhaust would possibly help some (mostly help their pocket, not mine it seems). I asked if they had a dampner available, but they didn't, and did not want to even discuss going to an outside (non-Toyota) supplier for one. Not real happy about gas mileage either. I just made a 900 mi trip and with the cruise set at the speed limit (75mph) I got 14 - 14.7 mpg.
#307 of 490 Re: Fuel Gauge Problems [fastuftruck]
Oct 28, 2005 (5:20 pm)
I also have a 2004 double cab and have not experienced this problem. Sounds to me like a bad fuel sensor which is probably located in the gas tank. However, you say the dealership checked the sensor, I would have them replace it if this problem persists. good luck
#308 of 490 06 Double Cab acceleration/transmission prob
Oct 29, 2005 (9:28 pm)
I test drove a new SR-5 RWD Double Cab today, hoping to buy it, but the car (with only 9 miles on it) had a weird problem. When I stepped on gas pedal to go, instead of accelerating like a V-8, the transmission started free revving to 3-4,000 rpm but the car went no where. But if I gingerly use the gas pedal it accelerates OK. What could be the problem? Transmission defect (I had similar problem in a Benz and needed a transmission solenoid replaced)? Drive-by-wire sensor defect? Or was it because it was low on gas? I plan to drive another one just to see if same thing happens, but I am a little bit afraid of potential transmission probs down the road. Let me know what you all think. Thanks.
#309 of 490 Re: 05 reg. cab has noise between 56-60 mph [lawncare01]
Nov 01, 2005 (1:29 pm)
I would be most grateful if you could advise me of your City/Highway mileage per gallon with a V-6.
There is very little information on Toyota Tundra Regular Cabs with V-6s on this site.
#310 of 490 Re: rough ride [joss]
Nov 01, 2005 (8:42 pm)
Out of curiosity, what's your City/Highway mileage per gallon on the V-6? According to EPA, it's supposed to be 18/22.