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#30 of 69 Re: Toyota Tundra 2008 transmission noise [tymtotrn]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:21 am)
what is progress of toyota fixing the problem with your truck?
it is within warranty? did you purchase with EL PASO, maybe you can list
name of dealership so that others can be forewarned if they are not seeking
corrective action. What do you Tow with your Truck
have you had third party transmission shop examine the situation?
what truck do you have? how many miles? I am considering purchasing
toyota and would like to know more about this to make educated decision.
whether or not to go ahead and complete sale. What other trucks would
you purchase if you had other choices? what do you see EL PASO doing
to make good on warranty?
#31 of 69 Re: drive shaft problem on 2008 Toyota Tundra [xplor8]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:24 am)
what is happening with your 2007 Tundra, has dealership fixed this problem,
provided plan A or plan B for resolution, what do you tow, how many miles what load? is yours 5.7L or smaller V8 4x4 or any other characteristics for identification,
I am looking at purchasing Tundra and would like to know all the things to stay away from in the event there is problem, before purchase.
what other trucks would suggest besides Toyota? If you were to purchase one today.
Who is your dealership and what are they doing about fixing this problem with Tundra?
#32 of 69 Re: drive shaft problem on 2008 Toyota Tundra [lgd]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:27 am)
what other descriptors for your truck package SR5 LTD, GRADE, 5.7L or small V8?
who is your dealership ? what is being done to resolve situation?
would you recommend dealership? what other truck would you suggest besides
Toyota with this experience in mind?
What were you towing? how many miles? what was the Load towed?
what did Toyota do about it?
#33 of 69 Re: how to change transmission fluid in 2008 Tundra [benwimp]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:32 am)
recently experienced problem with tranny flush,
,dealership didnt fill transfer case with fluid,,
seized took transfer case and tranny out>tranny shop local said transfer case bone dry>should have been watching the man down below,,
asking for second check , how they do it,,process and all
#34 of 69 Re: drive shaft problem on 2008 Toyota Tundra [bdarsey1]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:37 am)
is this 5.7L or small V8 ,,towing package?
how many miles do you have on it,,
what did they examine first time ,,,with results?
what is diagnostic that third party trans shop has recommended checking?
what is name of dealership,city location?
are they doing good job on standing behind warranty?
would you purchase toyota again? if not what other truck would you be looking at?
have you been towing load,,how much , how many miles?
what is progress tell ? time miles?
#35 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra Clunk Noise After Take Off [harringtonway]
Feb 02, 2009 (11:10 am)
i just encountered the big clunk but it happened after a sudden deceleration and just before getting back on the power to make the turn, there was just revving and then the clunk like i had been rear ended, any more problems with yours? thanks
#36 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra Clunk Noise After Take Off [cajohn54]
Feb 02, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Now I too am finding problems especially after carefully switching to 4HI.
I often have to do this to get back up my driveway after the plow has been there.
So I head down the street and around 20 MPH I swap to 4HI as I should..
But when I go to turn around in the next street opening, just turning the wheel brings me to a halt!!!
I can't understand it.
This is a 2008 5.7 Tundra SR5 TRD with less than 3,000 miles on it.
It's going in for its first service next week and I'm going to talk about this to them at that time.
I also am not sure how you get yourself into 4LO which I need to get out of snowbanks when the plow leaves me there....
4HI doesn't cut it.
#37 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra Clunk Noise After Take Off [cajohn54]
Feb 02, 2009 (7:39 pm)
hey cajohn54 ,, my 2008 5.7 tundra does that same clunk almost ALL THE TIME. I took it in and they told me that the transmission is designed with slack in it. That is the clunk you hear. It almost sounds like the transmission is slipping. It is normal, from what I was told. Annoying as it is, I have learned to live with it. I guess this is the down side to a motor that puts out a tremendous amount of torque. WHAT MAKES ME WONDER THE MOST, IS THAT IT NEVER DID THAT CLUNK NOISE WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT IT, IT STARTED MAKING THIS NOISE AT AROUND 5,000 MILES... good luck
#38 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra Clunk Noise After Take Off [tymtotrn]
Feb 03, 2009 (2:52 am)
this is not normal and is dangerous, it is like a hesitation in acceleration that is inconsistent, i would not want it happening when crossing a busy street, so i am documenting these per my attorney. thanks and remember per toyota treat tundra tenderly!
#39 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra Clunk Noise After Take Off [harringtonway]
Feb 07, 2009 (7:01 pm)
I have an 08 Double Cab 2wd with the 4.7 / 5speed auto. I've noticed the clunk too. It only happens intermittently. I am not sure that it is a transmission problem. It may be related to the stability control system pressurizing or something like that. There is a separate sound that I hear 100% of the time, and that is the ABS pressurizing. I hear a high pitch whine, then about 50 yards from my parking space I hear a clunk and the whine goes away. This sound is the ABS. If you get on a muddy road and hit the brakes, you'll hear the ABS activate and repressurize itself. (My 2000 Nissan Frontier 4wd had a similar sound when the ABS activated. I became very familiar with it off roading.)
I've got 13k miles on the truck and it runs and shifts fine, so I am not terribly worried about it. If I find out something definite, I'll post it here.
If you are really worried about it in the long run, and you don't have very many miles on your truck yet, you might try buying an extended warranty from your insurance company. Geico charges me about $5 a month for a 7 year / 100,000 mi warranty with a $250 deductible. I'll probably never need it but ...