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#343 of 490 Many Major Tundra Problems
Dec 03, 2005 (5:03 pm)
I have replaced brakes twice, transmission once, differential twice, o2 sensors once, rear wheel seal once, and the list goes on. Toyota left my truck stuck in Mexico and I spent 9 hours trying to get it back to San Diego.(This was after I went to the dealer to get trans looked at, because I knew there was a problem with shifting and gear selection. Dealer noted no miles driven to evaluate problem???) All of this in 42,000 miles. I have to say Fords are looking good. Also I contacted Doug Law in S.D. I should get ALL of my money back including dmv fees and down payment for truck. He is the most feared lemon law laywer around...look him up. Oh yea, I never tow with truck and it is really taken care of, no off road or anything.
#344 of 490 Re: transmission failures [ruops]
Dec 03, 2005 (5:14 pm)
My 2002 Tundra had a failed transmission at 42,000 miles, with a host of other problems. Call Doug Law...98% sucess rate with lemon law items. I really think they have latent defects with these transmissions.
You will be suprised at what you can get back with lemon law attorneys, you don't have to pay a dime and you get all of your money back including down payments etc.
#345 of 490 Re: Exhaust Manifold cracked @ 75K Mi. [grayliner]
Dec 04, 2005 (7:24 pm)
GREAT NEWS My dealer warranteed both of my exhaust manifolds plus all 4 O2 sensors. They told me the 2000-2002 warranty is 7years/90k miles. They did say that if your old O2 sensors would come out of the old manifolds they are to reuse them but my guy was cool and said "I'm going to just say they would not come out" So goodbye ticking. This is all free no charge at all. I did how ever pay for a 65K service because he was so good to me which cost $197 thats quite cheap considering I'm getting the better part of $2,000 of work done FREE Good Luck to the rest of you.
#346 of 490 Re: recent problems with 2000 Tundra [jbeezer]
Dec 09, 2005 (6:59 am)
I am having a similar problem with the transmission during the same speeds 30-40 mph. I was wondering if you fixed your problem?
#347 of 490 Re: Exhaust Manifold cracked @ 75K Mi. [grayliner]
Dec 10, 2005 (4:41 am)
I have 61,500 mikes on my 2000 Toyota Tundra and both exhaust manifolds have cracks. The company said too bad, you are out of warranty.
#348 of 490 Tundra SR5 Transmission Leak
Dec 13, 2005 (12:00 am)
I bought a new 2004 Tundra SR5 V6. Around 7000 miles it developes a good tranny leak( one foot circle of fluid on the garge floor each day) at the rear seal. Irritating because it's stinkin up the garage. Toyota replaced the seal twice and it still leaked. Today they replaced the transmission extension, it still leaks. It has 10,000 miles now. Seems odd after searching all these problems , I'm the ONLY ONE with a LEAK , pales to most other problems I've read, an annoyance to say the least driving back and forth to the dealer numerous times. I'd expect a leak at 70,000 miles maybe , not 7,000, and you'd think it would be something easily fixed, IT IS NOT . Seems the dealership is at least trying, guess the next step is to replace the tranny. My guess is it's the Shaft, which was NOT replaced ? Well headed back tomorrow again, another day shot... will keep you informed, Off to check the Fla lemon law...I've had it 14 months...
#349 of 490 Navigational change while driving???
Dec 13, 2005 (1:47 pm)
I have an 06 Tundra DbCab with the factory Nav. When your driving, you can not change destinations or do some of the options because of a safety feature. The truck must be in park to change most things. I know there must be a way to overide the safety feature but I just don't know how. Does anyone know how to disengage the safety feature? Thanks...
#350 of 490 2005 Tundra Transmission Problems
Dec 15, 2005 (5:36 pm)
I bought a 2005 Tundra SR5 in April and have about 6,000 miles on it. I have noticed a few strange things happening when I drive it:
1. About a month ago while stopped at a light after driving for only about 4 minutes the truck shuddered as if the truck was braking with anti-lock brakes activated. However, the truck wasn't moving. This has occured only once.
2.Occasionally, when I stop, as happened today, I get a clunking noise. Sometimes this occurs just as I begin to accelerate. It feels as if something is sliding and stops. This is infrequent.
3. Today I felt a clunk in the transmission area just as I stopped.
4. I have also found that sometimes the truck does not shift out of low gear until the RPM is about 2500.
The reason I am posting this message is to get information on whether Toyota has discovered any known problems with the 2005 five speed ECT automatic transmission.
#351 of 490 Question on 5speed auto on Tundra Reg Cab V6/2005
Dec 16, 2005 (10:26 pm)
Just got the Tundra 05 for few weeks, too new to notice any big problems, but I have few questions if anyone can help.
1. The 5 auto speed tranny is the same for both V6 and V8 ? true mileage / v6 auto 5speed gets 22 hwy? 6 speed manual gets 21 mpg ? true MPG ? anyone knows ?
2. The tranny cooler is standard or optional on 5 speeds Auto ? Do I need one to tow a 3k lbs boat/trailer ?
3. Is there anyway you can turn off the light cap in the back when you open the door? besides push the button on/off? it's annoyed , also how you turn off the light at airbag passenger dash? should it be off after we run ?
4 . There's some electrical wires underneath the bench seat
what are they used for? heated seats on the stripped model ?
5 Should I buy a trailer hitch or use the standard bumper.
It's said I can pull 500/5000lbs with that step-bumper
where is the best place to buy the hitch besides UHAUL??
6 The Lock button next to the radio. What they use that for? downhill breaking by tranny ??? or lock limited slip diff. ??
Thanks for all the help ? Mich
#352 of 490 Re: Question on 5speed auto on Tundra Reg Cab V6/2005 [mich70]
Dec 21, 2005 (12:04 pm)
I take it you have not looked at your manual. The tranny cooler only comes with the tow package. Get a good class V and hope you don't cook the tranny. You can get an aftermarket TRD cooler. They can be a real bitch to install. For gods sake don't use the bumper. The lock button keeps the tranny in 1st. Next time your doing #2 take the manual with you. You could have saved yourself alot of grief. Oh and the wires under the seat, give them a lick and tell us what happened