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#320 of 490 Re: Lower ball joint replacement & front end alignment [paulj2]
Nov 09, 2005 (2:39 pm)
I had the lower ball joints replaced on my 2003 Tundra, Step-Side, this week under the recall. Prior to scheduling the appointment I called Toyota Customer Service and they said that front-end alignment was part of the replacement process and would be covered under the recall. I verified this with the service manager at the time I scheduled the appointment and he concurred with Toyota CS. According to my service receipt the alignment was checked and performed. I am not a mechanic but I would give Toyota CS a call and check on this.
#321 of 490 Re: lanzer1 [lanzer1]
Nov 10, 2005 (11:10 am)
You need a limited slip unit installed. You can get through most anything with that. It gives you two wheel drive. Well worth the $500-$600 if you do any off roading. With ordinary two wheel drive, once the right rear slips(or left)you're stuck! With the limited slip,some power starts going to the other wheel. It is not like four-wheel-drive, but you'll be amazed at the difference. Bet you won't get stuck, again.
#322 of 490 Re: 06 Double Cab acceleration/transmission prob [ck90211]
Nov 11, 2005 (6:25 pm)
I would be real suprised if there is a transmission problem, I have a 04 double cab 2wd and love it. Have not had any problems to date. Probably is just a defective sensor on the one you drove. It is a good idea to drive another one just to see if it does the same thing. I really think you will like the tundra if you decide to buy one.
#323 of 490 Re: TRD Removal 
Nov 12, 2005 (10:32 am)
I had the stickers and all Toyota associated markings removed from My 2003 Tundra. It is important to know to do this as quickly as possible after purchase. It should be done on a warm day. My Auto detailer peeled off the stickers and used dental floss on all the other Toyota decals as they are glued on with super 2 sided tape. Afterwards he removed all traces of glue with mineral spirits and followed up with clean water. He said the glue removal is important to keep dirt etc from sticking and creating a shadow effect. So far so good. Oh he also wahed and waxed with a buffer afterwards. Toyota told me it was almost impossible to remove decals and stated they would attempt it for $250.00 Yeahhh Right. My detailer did it for the decals and the cost of wash and wax. $110.00.
#324 of 490 Re: K&N Air Filter [chwood]
Nov 15, 2005 (4:45 am)
Well, not really sure. I live in boston so inner city driving is the norm, but I really got it to help in hauling 9k/lb boats three times per year. It gave me more HP for sure, at one time I just pulled the air filter when hauling at the end of the season to let the engine have as much air as it wanted and get off the slippery ramps. Winter I'll say 15.5mpg and summer definately 16-17mpg and that's inner city. In vermont I got 19mpg on cruise control doing 75mph from boston to burlington. I wish I could use a fuel device that would tell me what the rate of fuel consumption is for my driving as I'm going like in boats.
Oh well. Any ideas appreciated....
#325 of 490 best wax on the market
Nov 15, 2005 (4:48 am)
I really want to know who has the best durable wax tried on their truck. Live on the ocean and looking for the BEST protector. Zaino or t-wax or zymol or are they really made at the same plant in mexico.
I have 10 bottles of half used everything and It all seems to last about a month or two at best.
#326 of 490 2 questions for TUNDRA owners......HELP PLEASE!
Nov 16, 2005 (11:24 am)
I have a 2005 V6 6 speed with non-stock rims...
#1-How can I get the low tire pressure light to go out without buying the sensors for all 4 rims?
#2-Is there any way to adjust/disable the clutch depress feature to start the truck? I can't believe how hard you have to press the clutch in to start it!
Thanks in advance!
#327 of 490 Re: K&N Air Filter [ppisano]
Nov 16, 2005 (12:36 pm)
GM vehicles have those - pretty hokey as it gives you instantenous mileage - incline, decline, etc (which is pretty worthless unless you see it 100 mpg); and I think there is an average MPG per tank. Not sure of any aftermarket gear out there or that I would want to know.
What are you driving - regular, access or double cab? I have an 04 with just the KN drop in. It is a pig - the mileage is dropping. PreKN - 14- 17 mpg, post KN 10-13 mpg. Not good. I guess I should quit caring about mileage and just enjoy the damn thing.
#328 of 490 Re: 2000 Tundra - 65K miles - transmission shot... [gapeach]
Nov 16, 2005 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2000 Tundra. The transmission needed replacing. I was lucky that the warranty covered it. That was last April 05 my Tundra is now getting 11 mpg due to my transmission slipping. I am very unhappy with Toyota right now. Oh! and by the way my exhaust manifold is bad along with 3 of my friends who bought Toyota Tundras because they liked mine so much. Sorry about your transmission. It seems pretty apparent that Toyota can't make the same truck in our country as they did in Japan.
#329 of 490 ATTENTION FELLOW NOISY V8 Tundra Owners
Nov 16, 2005 (8:28 pm)
I have found a great remedy for the ticking/exhaust leak sound. Add 1 quart/32ounces of LUCAS SYNTHETIC OIL in place of 1 quart of your current oil. After about a 15 minute ride my engine quieted up very nice. It still is there when it first starts up cold but is gone much quicker and is a huge improvement getting rid of the sound most of the time. You guys owe me!!!!! LOL