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#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
#353 of 490 Re: 05 reg. cab has noise between 56-60 mph [thegrayghost]
Dec 21, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Sorry for the late reply, have been away awhile. I no longer have the V6 reg cab but have a DC now and wished I had the reg cab back big time! My gas mileage on the V6 was 18 in town and 22 on the road consitently. My DC does dang good to get 11 in town and 15 on the road.
#354 of 490 noisy pecking sound
Dec 25, 2005 (7:54 am)
'04 Tundra....peck, peck, peck, peck (when engine is cold). The noise quiets down quickly....but is getting louder each winter.
What the heck is that engine noise ??
#355 of 490 SIRIUS Antenna
Dec 26, 2005 (12:31 pm)
Where are you guys locating it???
#356 of 490 Tundra brakes 05
Dec 27, 2005 (5:36 pm)
Have a dbl cab 05 Tundra, 1st push on brake pedal is soft, 2nd is much firmer??? Why can't the first be firm?
Used cruise c. on trip, hit resume, truck excellerated at full speed past original speed??? Any ideas?
#357 of 490 2004 Double Cab Severe Engine Rap
Dec 31, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I own 2004 Tundra Double Cab which Raps like a stuck pig. Toyota calls it piston slap. The engine sounds like a diesel.
When I first started the truck Tuesday morning there was a large cloud of smoke, and not condensation, but a cloud of smoke which smelled like raw gas. The engine was rapping like crazy and even harder when I put the truck into gear, this sure doesn't sound like anything normal to me, or anyone else, but Toyota.
Toyota do something about it if you want future business, my friend has the same truck with the exact same problem
Synthetic did nothing, besides quiet down sooner, less than 5 minutes..
Jan 03, 2006 (7:50 am)
I was removing the factory exhaust of my 2002 Toyota Tundra to install an aftermarket exhaust i purchased. I couldn't disconnect where the muffler meets the catalytic converter. I removed the clamp but the two pipes wouldn't separate. I want to keep the old exhaust and not harm it, so i don't want to cut it. My question is, is it welded together, or just very rusted? And do the two pipes just met or does one go into the other?(I want to know this so if i do cut i don't cut to deep.)
#359 of 490 Automatic door lock does not work
Jan 03, 2006 (12:02 pm)
The automatic door lock on my 02 tundra doesn't working any more. The factory key fob will only arm or disarm the alarm but it won't lock or unlock the door. I can manually lock/unlock with the key. Also, one strange behavior is that when I'm driving, the truck will unlock the doors if they are lock. This behavior appear to be random, I can't tell when it's going to happen. Any ideas/advice will be appreciated.