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#47 of 86 Re: the best tool for removing the O2 sensor [ppisano]
Jun 12, 2008 (2:04 pm)
The O2 sensors are a chronic problem on 2000 to 2005 Tundras (don't know about 2006 & up). HOWEVER, I had two sensors replaced by the Toyota dealer on my 2000 Tundra IN WARRANTY. There is a 5-year warranty on those parts. Since you have a 2003, check to make sure you are out of warranty before doing the job yourself.
Further, a third one went out on me about 3 months ago. I found that I'm getting BETTER gas mileage with it out than when it was working....just FYI. A catch 22, if you must pass the engine inspection service light test for a smog test (like in most counties in CA), they will NOT smog test it until it is fixed.
#48 of 86 Re: oil pressure [kpg712]
Sep 05, 2008 (9:31 am)
I don't think you have a thing to worry about. I have an 04 Trunda and mine sits at around the 1st mark at idle and stays in the middle when driving, especially when the engine is warm or hot. Look at your owners manual and I think you will find this to be an acceptable level on your gauge. I run Mobil One 5-30w extended peformance synthetic oil. Enjoy your new Tundra, I have enjoyed mine. Gary
#49 of 86 Re: 5.7 "diesel" noise [dfulce]
Oct 03, 2008 (4:20 am)
Did you dealer do anything ? My dealer wont . I would like to talk to your dealer can yoy email me your dealers telephone number to atvsalsburystudio.com
#50 of 86 Re: Engine knock,5.7 tundra. [rockafeller]
Nov 24, 2008 (2:53 pm)
The 5.7 Tundra V8, introduced about two years ago has had many problems including failed camshafts, extreme engine noise and high ilde speed on cold start-up to name a few. Most 5.7s used in Tundras and Sequoias are manufactured at the Toyota engine plant in Huntville, Alabama. The "sweet" 5.7, sans problems, is manufactured in Japan and is installed in each new Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570. To validate this observation, read the federally mandated disclosure statement in the window of each new Toyota/Lexus product with the 5.7 V8. This disclosure statement shows the country of origin of the major vehicle components
(i.e. engine, transmission, etc.) Not all 5.7s are created equal!
#51 of 86 2000 Tundra engine issue
Nov 30, 2008 (10:09 am)
I have a Great 2000 Tundra with the 4.7 and 120K miles. While coming to a stop while parking, the truck began shaking and stalled. It restarts, idles and revs fine, but put into gear and stalls immiediatly. I had a buddy who is the lead mechanic at the local Lexus dealership take a look at it and he says he's never seen this with the Lexus version of the 4.7. He tells me that the throttle body is the only thing that goes wrong with this engine. No check engine lights are on and even though I had just fueled the truck after letting the fuel light go on 4.6 miles to this happening, he does not feel it's a fuel pump or filter issue. Any thoughts before I throw myself at the mercy of the dealer????
#52 of 86 Re: 2000 Tundra engine issue [chiefjohnny]
Dec 04, 2008 (3:15 am)
sounds like a bad idle air controller.
#53 of 86 Re: dashboard drive light not working [ppisano]
Dec 11, 2008 (8:09 am)
Your "D" light behind the instrument cluster in the dash is blown.
#54 of 86 Re: 2000 Tundra engine issue [chiefjohnny]
Jan 14, 2009 (2:08 pm)
I have had this same problem, First try to adding octane booster to a full tank of gas. If this doesn't work you need to clean your throttle body. hopefully this will solve the problem.
#55 of 86 Re: 2000 Tundra engine issue [brianjamie]
Jan 19, 2009 (1:46 pm)
any other problems Brian Jamie with your Tundra speaking
from miles of experience, road construction???
#56 of 86 Piston slap is the "diesel" sound you hear when cold
Jan 24, 2009 (8:04 pm)
This is a widespread problem with the 5.7 (and 1st generation 4.7) engines and TMC is basically giving all the owners the middle finger salute because it will cost them many millions to fix. They have rushed a product to market before testing it fully and all of us unfortunate early buyers are paying the price in terms of long-term durability and resale value. It is particularly heinous in that Toyota will eventually reap the benefits of their bad engines by selling replacement parts in much greater quantities than they would otherwise. If we work together on this and spread the word it is much more likely that they will admit the problem and honor their contract with buyers. In the 1980s Honda introduced the Accura line of cars and when a snow storm hit back east it was found that some of their automatic transmissions would grenade if the car was rocked (due to poor engineering). Instead of ignoring the problem and telling owners to get screwed like TMC is doing to Tundra owners, they worked very quickly to identify the problem, come up with an engineering fix, begin building the new transmissions, inform customers and dealers (not to rock their cars until the transmission could be replaced) and systematically replaced all the transmission as quickly as possible at no small cost. I know because I was involved in the process. That is the kind of customer service that TMC should be offering to Tundra owners. Let's face it, TMC could do the right thing here or they can do what they are doing and ignore the problem hoping it will go away (or your warrantly will run out). I can guarantee you, I will never buy another Toyota if they continue to ignore the problem and I am going to work to ensure no one else does either. The only leverage we have is our wallet or potentially a class-action by a good law firm and then only the lawyers win as the settlement would probably amount to a $500 coupon for the purchase of a new truck and free oil changes for owners while the law firm makes $150M.