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#1856 of 2007 2007 5.7 tundra
Feb 12, 2008 (2:28 pm)
after only 7500 miles, my 2007 started making a noise when coming to a stop and idling. also the transmission seemed to struggle/hesitate going into a higher gear.took it to dealer 10/29/07 they said noise coming from bottom end .toyota replaced the motor.they did not specify exactly what was wrong with the motor but according to consumers affair.com they were having a problem with the camshafts and replaced the engines on an as needed basis.I had bought extended warranty toyota refunded money and replaced it with a100,000mile extended for free .they say transmission is normal any suggestions on why it struggles/hesitates mainly when it is cold
#1857 of 2007 Re: 2007 5.7 tundra [dpacker]
Feb 12, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Not to ignore your shifting problem but how is the new engine? Noise? My 07 5.7 hesitates to shift when cold but is fine once warmer. Mine is in the shop now, been there for over a week, dealer is telling me they had to "re-do" the recordings of the noise b/c tech line could not hear the noise very well. Could you contact me at wingnutfeyahoo.com, I would like to get a little more info from you to have as ammo with my dealer about the knock issue I have.
Feb 12, 2008 (3:30 pm)
after putting truck into dealership, i went on line found consumeraffairs.com and found out about the bad camshsafts.i then contacted dealership and very politly asked if that was wrong with mine.they did not give me the run around and the engine was replaced.maybe that helped i dont know.engine seems fine shift is fine when warm.
#1859 of 2007 Re: I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues [theracingmind]
Feb 12, 2008 (7:25 pm)
The truck was in the shop all week. They called and said it was fixed. We shall see..
On my way to the shop last week the windshield picked up a stone chip. The windshield seems 'way too fragile to me. Has anyone had problems with windshields cracking on the 2007 Tundra?
#1860 of 2007 Re: I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues [theracingmind]
Feb 12, 2008 (7:38 pm)
Man I haven't seen a windshield that wouldn't chip if hit with a rock.I've had all kinds of trucks & cars they all chip & crack.you might try putting a piece of steel over your windows.
#1861 of 2007 Re: I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues [mule4]
Feb 13, 2008 (5:38 pm)
Come on MULE4, do you actually believe all these people are tundra owners? the fragile windshield and rust issue is pretty funny though. you would think by now people would get the picture that the tundra is here to stay
#1862 of 2007 Re: I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues [toyota4life]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:01 am)
So I guess you want me to send you some recordings of my engine knock as well?
#1863 of 2007 Re: engine knock
Feb 14, 2008 (10:33 am)
Just my 2c's . There have been a lot of posts recently on the 5.7L engine knock, some being more pronounced than others. I've had my 4X2 5.7 CM Ltd for 2 months (3300kms) know and at first I was concerned about the knock at start up, but it ALWAYS went away after about 5 minutes. Unless the sound gets louder and becomes persistent, I'm not going to let it bother me anymore...I don't believe anything is "wrong", just a design characteristic of the engine.
Two things that are concerning me however have been the low fuel economy and a noticeable hum while driving. I've been avg ~14 us mpg with mostly city driving, about 70/30 cty/hwy. My driving style is very conservative for I've made a point of not gunning it from stop lights or hard acceleration on the hwy (cruising at 60-65 mph). A lot of people talk about the break in period an fuel economy should improve but there is much disagreement on how long that is. I realize this truck is a beast and not a prius, but my figures are consistently lower than a lot of the posts here. I hope it improves soon.
2nd point is the humm. I've read a lot about the torque converter and rumble strip issue, but it is only a sound, not a vibration. It doesnt happen all the time and I've tried to notice if it hapen when the tranny changes gears but haven't seen any pattern. I'd like to think I'm not being paranoid, that its a big engine and its going to have sounds different from those half its size. The biggest engine I've had prior to this was the 4.8 on my 2001 sierra 1500, which was almost silent.
Other than these minor gripes, I love this truck and would still buy it again in a heartbeat! ">
Feb 15, 2008 (8:15 am)
Just for some general information... I have owned 8 toyotas (cars and trucks). The fuel mileage does not improve until the vehicles have reached 20 to 25000 kms (12,500 to 15,000 miles). The fuel mileage than goes up anywhere from 10 to 20%. This has been my experience with each and every Toyota that I have owned. I know the first two that I had, I was concerned about the mileage. It eventually corrected itself and stayed pretty true throughout my owning the vehicle.
#1865 of 2007 Re: 07 5.7 engine knock/rattle [trucksaledave]
Feb 15, 2008 (6:12 pm)
my dad is having the same exact problem, he is so upset he said he is going to stop making his payments. he brought it in twice and they are telling him it is normal. what are u planning on doing? i am trying to find a solution