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#387 of 490 Tundra differential failure
Feb 03, 2006 (6:29 am)
I have a 2004 toyota Tundra double cab with 17,000 miles on it. The differential failed the other day and because I was on ice and the wheels were spinning when it came off the ice it made a clunk as it broke gear in the differential. We drove the truck forward to get it off the road it was grinding all this time. We stopped on the side of the road looked for visible damage. Not seeing any we drove it forward to hear were the damage was. The differential was grinding. Toyota says driving on ice is a road hazard and thus not covered by warranty. I feel there was a defect in the gears and caused the failure. Their recommendation is arbitration, because they think it was abuse, $2500 in repairs. Has this ever happened to any one else? I plan to do the arbitration even though I don't have time to waste on it. This is my last Toyota and as soon as I can unload it I will. I have four co-workers with the same truck and they are amazed at the response of toyota. I will do my part to make sure toyota loses there luster with everybody I meet.
#388 of 490 Re: 05 tundra fuel mileage [srpeterson]
Feb 13, 2006 (5:19 am)
well, I HAVE THE 03TUNDRA, v8 and I get about 14 avaerage city and possibly 15/16 highway, If you want to call driving around boston as highway mileage.
I even replaced the air intake system with the entire KN system and still didn't really help the mileage.
i don't understand why they don't get better mileage since the truck alls are paper thin.
#389 of 490 Re: 05 tundra fuel mileage [srpeterson]
Feb 17, 2006 (10:00 am)
My 2000 V8 4X4 Tundra Gets 16-18mpg up here in NH consistently in the summer but winter I get a consistent 15-16mpg with hi-octane. high I can manage 19mpg summer and 16-17 winter both with cruise. I had a K&N filter that was robbing me about 3-4mpg so I took it out. I have the TRD dual exhaust which causes me to punch it more than I should :o) My Ticking has totally gone away since I had my cracked exhaust manifold replaced at 64k miles. Happy Happy Joy Joy.......
#390 of 490 Pull your service manager aside $$$$$$
Feb 17, 2006 (10:09 am)
My service manager took great care of me warranteed both exhaust manifolds and all 4 O2 sensors which were fine but they get to make the call if you will be covered. I pulled him aside before he looked at my truck and I made it clear that I was going to take care of him as long as he took care of me by giving him a $100.00 bill when I had him diagnose the ticking which I already knew was my expensive manifolds. I know its a gamble because I had an extraordinary understanding service manager but remember they don't make alot of money and the golden rule "He who has the money rules" We were like old friends after that hand shake. But be discreet. Pull him outside to your truck and make it as safe as possible for him to come to the dark side. It saved me a small fortune. Goodluck!
#391 of 490 NEED TIRE SIZE HELP
Feb 17, 2006 (10:13 am)
I just bought a set of the Ivan Stewart Rims for my 2000 Tundra 4X4. What size should I mount on them. I believe they are 16 X 8. Plus any info about special lug nuts these require would be appreciated. A buddy told me they require a special set of lugs.
#392 of 490 Re: 05 tundra fuel mileage [ppisano]
Feb 17, 2006 (10:19 am)
K&N filter swap cost me about 3-4mpg??????????
I thought it was supposed to help. I drove like an idiot the first tank of fuel because of the fake supercharger sound it make under the hood but the second tank I did alot of highway and was still at best getting 14mpg.... I really am passionate about my tundra and would love to think Ill buy a new one some day but you guys are all having alot of problems?????? :o( Other than my manifolds I have been in good shape although Im the second owner at 65k miles so who knows what happened before me maybe thats why it got traded in for a Jeep Grand cherokee now theres a piece of crap!!!!!!!!!!
#393 of 490 Re: Tundra differential failure [ehawk]
Feb 18, 2006 (4:35 pm)
ehawk: I am on my third differential, and Toyota doesn't stand up for their products...period. I went to arbitration and that doesn't work at all. The arbitrator didn't even hear the noises in my diff. They are in bed with these car makers. I have had over 11 major R/O in less than 48,000 miles. I had to finally hire a lemon law lawyer and file a lawsuit. I think you will find it interesting that the new Tundra in 2007 features a larger diff gear, and Toyota is proud to announce it at the car show this year. Maybe they can include a bigger transmission, cause that went out at 46,000 miles. Oh and they upgraded their brakes cause they to were horrible. I will be glad when Toyota will be forced to buy back my lemon. Read my earlier posts because they might help...with lemon laws you get ALL your money including down payments back, and it doesn't costs you a penny!
#394 of 490 Re: Tnudra Engine Knocking [yro]
Feb 20, 2006 (2:18 pm)
My truck has a squeaking sound when going over a bump or braking and it came from the rear part of the car. I had to lubricate what's called the Ujoint, you might wanna ask them about that.
#395 of 490 Piston Slap/Cold Morning Knock/Rattling Engine
Feb 20, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I have a '99 Tacoma 4x4 5.7L with 67K on it and all of a sudden, it started to make a rattling sound when I'd start my car in the morning during the cold weather and it being sitting over night. It turns out, the problem is called a "Piston Problem" or "Cold Morning Knock' or sometimes referred as "Carb BuildUp."
When it was finally diagnosed as having a piston slap problem, the manager of the service dept at a toyota dealer refuses to place an order on my car, although it is under warranty b/c he defines it as normal. However, piston slap is NOT normal. I have done some research online and no one says it is normal, rather it is the beginning of an engine problem. Of course, the manager that refuses the order sees it that way, he says it will never affect the durability of my car.
So now, I starting my own list of toyota owners with the same piston problems b/c I want to prove that I am not the only toyota owner with the piston slap problem and that I am not paranoid about the sound. Ford and Chrysler have replaced thousands of engines for their customers b/c they recognize it as a big problem, GM has not. I don't know what Toyota will say, but I am hoping to get enough names and records to prove that Toyota should do something to compensate.
Please contact me at toyotapistonslaphotmail.com
#396 of 490 Re: 05 tundra fuel mileage [tickytundra]
Feb 21, 2006 (6:55 am)
Cost you mileage? It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
unfortunately 14 is what I get in the city with the entire air performance system (k&n). eventually you can't tinker anymore and we have to live with what the engine was designed to actually somewhat do. Also I UNDERSTAND EVERYONE has issue with the toyota product, but i have a ton of friends with gm and ford and they are constant recall mode throughout their trucks entire life. If an american prduct gets 125k miles on it it's considered a miracle. witha toyota it's not even mid life.