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Tundra Problems



  • davecrook1davecrook1 Posts: 13
    had a chance to drive the truck again yesterday after a week away on business-noise still there for first five miles or so. It's faint but distinct and can be felt (through the floorpan) as a rubbing/grinding noise PROBABLY coming from left front. I would suspect the warped rotor though I'd like any ideas/experiences from you folks. It does not seem to begin until reaching 30-35 mph. It always disappears after 5 miles or so.
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    Good job of not letting it get too far out of control in the last 20 or so posts guys, but...

    All of it was OFF TOPIC. Let's get AWAY from talking about each other and who said what or who caused what to be shut down and get back to the topics, OK?

    Don't go posting in the other guys topic JUST to make a point about YOUR truck.

    Let's live through the weekend!

    PF Flyer


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  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Thank you for the compliment.

    Kg11......I'm still laughing at your answer to Bamatundra's question about what it says that I have a "new" GMC, but am interested in a Tundra........

    "He don't need a truck"


    How true that would be!

    What Bamatundra is just not quite correct about is that I am not interested in the Tundra. Lost interest in it when I checked its capabilities and size. What i said I was interested in was a LARGER, MORE POWERFUL (bigger and better) Tundra. One with at least 1600-2000 pounds more towing capacity and a larger extended the other big three full size pickups.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    Ditto on the lost interest.I AM disappointed to think my GMC probably won't last 150k as all 6 of the Toyotas I've owned did.
    If I had bought a Tundra I would have been disapointed in everything except life expectancy.200k is a long time to drive something that won't work for you.My Tacoma had a 4lb lower hualing capacity than Tundra.

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Chevy with 156K and it's over 200K now and goes strong..... theory please...

    - Tim

    ....and it was actually full sized!
  • h0udinih0udini Posts: 118
    In fact, you should post your message for all the folks in the numerous GM problem threads. You could be an inspiration for them, a beacon of hope assuring them there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    I will speculate that if your truck has 200K miles on, it's not a newer GM. Many folks that share your experiences have changed their opinion after owning the new breed of GMs.
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Let's be realistic about how MANY folks have changed their minds.....don't make the mistake of reading the few disgruntled posters here and thinking that is a high percentage of GM truck owners.

    My 2001 GMC is the best truck I have ever owned or driven. Hands down! If I was replacing it today, I'd buy another in a "heartbeat"!! I've purchased 20+ NEW vehicles for personal use in my life. Everything from Toyotas to Chryslers, 1969 to 2001. Not one has been perfect. My current GMC comes as close as any.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...and after owning my 2K 2500....I still have faith it will go the long run......although I like newer vehicles so may not see it?...held on to last one longer than normal.....if I sell it to a friend again...I'll know.

    This is all so hilarious with yawl......some GM's have a knock.....most don't...Ford had this did Toys...amongst their other numerous problems..

    ALL truck and cars have flaws and defects and even recalls...Ford is the King of recalls....but yet on top?....(well...not now)..

    Nothing is perfect , and I am smart enough to know that....are you?

    Toys make good vehicles....but I prefer to support my country with the largest chunk of profit staying here.....regardless of the marketing tactics they use by building it here. I like the ameriacn looks better as well.....and a toy is just not full size enough for a large person like me......"fact be facts now..."

    They all are good...but they all suck......if that makes sense...

    to say toys are up .44% and GM down they must be better....gimme a use the saddest Ave. sale compared to a Tundra.......OK...let's compare first year sales of the two...what was the toy..?...Like 6,000 or less?

    I care that Chevy makes 1.....mine....that's all

    I come to Edmunds and have to tame down from my normal self.....I live for debates like this and harrassing others in fun....and sometimes serious....but usually with a foul tone. Perhaps yawl do it to get a rise out of people?.....some individuals get very mad (remember good old F150rules?).....I leave here laughing....

    So grow up and keep the garbage for a live get together one day......if you could stomach it.

    Good Luck on this one now!

    - Tim
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Amen, brother!

    And pass the ammo.....

  • h0udinih0udini Posts: 118
    with the exception of one nagging detail - it doesn't take much to make your typical GM owner satisfied, a fact that is reinforced time and again on these boards. But if you're satisfied, good for you - it is your money, afterall.

    And if GM is no more problematic than any of the other makes, why does it hands-down generate more response to poor build quality and problems than the other makes?
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I disagree...

    I believe I like each new Chevy I get more and more.....saying each one is "the best one yet" it has new features and past "wants"....

    I have new wants now as usual...(as do most Americans)...especially as we drive more and our trucks become more and more like luxury cars so to speak....

    I'd like a power moonroof, heated steering wheel, and cooled seats.......give it a few and they will be in place...

    so trust me....for does take a lot to make me satisfied....hence why I always buy the LT model....(called other things in the past) with everything else in my life

    I don't "settle"......if that's what you would like to believe..

    I have said..and will say again....Toy makes good products...and the Tundra is a good attempt to the full size market.....but it's just too small and mickey mouse for a first attempt....face it

    Next one will be more of a contender...

    Now I will never change my mind....and you will never change your let's argue forever and keep good data away from new posters....what ya say??

    ....(insert crap in next posts now)

    - Tim

    ...beam me up Scotty.....
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Come on now....IMHO, Toyota owners are MUCH more likely to over-rate their truck's quality when surveyed than other vehicle owners. Just look at the owners ratings here on Edmunds. Or take a look at CR. Their ratings are compiled from owners who return a survey form. CR does test vehicles themselves, but their annual auto ratings are based on very unscientific/unverified survey returns. Several of the Toyota owners who post here are a perfect example of what I am saying.......They act like they don't even believe it when another Toyota owner posts a problem and asks for help.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162

    ...If I give the screen a shot with the .45....will it all go away?


    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    a Tacoma fan for years.....hell yeah I'd be excited about the Tundra....but to say it rules all and conquers the world.....gimme a break....

    ....45 minutes until noon.........ahhhh it's noon someplace......heading for a beer

    - Tim
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    "I am not interested in the Tundra"

    Man! Tom backed out of that one quick.

    I am wondering what is he doing here? Why do only unfortunate GM owners post in this topic? Tom is not interested in the Tundra, but he and Oby, and Quad and KG and Sonja post here incessantly anyway.

    Tom has admitted he has a GM knocker. Does this have something to do with it?

    Why no Ford or Dodge owners in this topic? Are GM owners really this insecure about their trucks?
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Come on man....cut me some slack.

    Even though the only Toyota truck(Landcruiser) I owned rusted through the body panels and burned oil and fouled plugs with only 50,000 miles, I respected how tough and capable it was for its purpose. We USED to have a topic for discussing Tundras that I am interested in.....but someone closed it, too.

    PS. It was underpowered and had an engine blueprinted from the early 50's GM straight six cylinders. BUT, it was TOUGH!
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...let's just close all topics!

    This is all like George Carlin's theory of war......(which I can't post here.....but if ya know what I mean......)

    - Tim
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Why do only unfortunate GM owners post in this topic?
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Looks like it could well happen.....

    Tundra vs. Silverado 1500 May 15, 2002 71
    Chevy Silverado May 15, 2002 8
    Chevy Silverado - Continued XVIII May 15, 2002 6405
    Toyota Tundra Problems May 14, 2002 1194
    Chevy Silverado Problems May 14, 2002 2161
    GM ENGINE KNOCK May 10, 2002 805
    Toyota 3/4 Ton with Big Block V-8

    At that rate, won't take long.

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Toy owners post in GM topics?

    Stick yer head up yer [non-permissible content removed] Bama and see if it fits...


    - Tim
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