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Toyota Tundra Problems



  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Bama is right but go easy on the vaseline.
    Sometimes in hot climates or extended
    engine cranking it melts the stuff and
    sometimes causes A NO START condition !
    Auto parts stores carry a spray for
    just that purpose. As i remember its red
    in color. Just a thought......Geo

    Now I gotta go look for the name on
    the can will post.........
  • themailman1themailman1 Posts: 95
    FYI I live in Mass and the temps were around 35 or so degrees, sometimes a little higher and sometimes alittle lower.As for me using my father's name and password he told me about this site and recommended I use it. Does anyone have problems with that?I have not once butted into your life bama so stay out of mine.I have hauled about 1500 pounds and the rear sank but it drove fine and there was no lose or lack of power.It is not a work truck but more of a play truck.
  • losangelesemtlosangelesemt Posts: 279
    Theres just too many imposters in these threads solely looking to stir a pot. If you're truthful in your intentions and can add something constructive to this thread then feel free. How long has your truck knocked, and where is the paint peeling from, im guessing the hood ???

  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    who can afford a Tundra doesn't have their own computer and username?? I smell an imposter..
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    Can you guys tell me if the Tundra V8 has a timing belt or chain? Are these considered interference engines-as if a timing belt were to break, is the engine at risk of damage?

    Also, how many miles do you guys have on your Tundras, and any major problems?
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    Regarding the Tundra's peeling paint problems: Why does the problem seem to be mainly isolated to the hood? Is it the engine heat or maybe the hood is made of a different type of sheet metal that the rest of the body panels?? Just curious....

    No peeling paint on my 19000 mile '01 Silverado, hood or anywhere else. one or two tiny chips in the front of the hood from playing chicken with rocks in the interstate but nothing through the primer.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Tell me all about the peeling paint problem on your Tundra. You don't own one? Just whining like Oby about your Lemonado? I thought so.

    How do we stop the incessant whining from the Tundra wannabees? It reminds me of one of those yappy chihuahuas. The ones you just want to punt. Oh well!
  • arkie6arkie6 Posts: 198
    "Can you guys tell me if the Tundra V8 has a timing belt or chain? Are these considered interference engines-as if a timing belt were to break, is the engine at risk of damage?"

    The Tundra V8 uses a belt to drive the cams. The belt drives the intake cams which in turn drive the exhaust cams via gears. My understanding is that the Tundra V8 is an interference engine based on this but I'm not 100% certain and my repair manual doesn't state one way or the other. I'm going to assume it is to be on the safe side and replace my belt at the recommended interval. The recommended replacement interval is 90,000 miles.

    "Also, how many miles do you guys have on your Tundras, and any major problems?"

    I've got 29,500 miles on my 2000 Tundra V8 4x4 and have had no major problems. I've had it back to the dealer once in the 2.5 years I've owned it and that was to install a re-designed support bracket under the passenger side 60/40 seat (covered by a TSB and warranty - later models already have this design). And Toyota sent out new dipsticks for these engines through a service campaign. The 2000 model V8s came with a dipstick that was about 1/4" too short and nearly everyone was adding about a quart more oil than necessary. Other than that, nothing really to report.

    Regarding paint peeling on Tundras, that's a new for me. I've been keeping an eye on Tundra issues for the past 3 years and haven't heard of paint peeling being an issue (my old 1990 Chevy pickup was a different story - talk about paint peeling off in sheets). Some have complained of chips in the paint, likely from road debris, but I've never heard anything about the paint coming off. I've touched up about a half dozen small (about 1/8" dia or less) rock ships on the front of my hood and on the lower leading edge of the bed and a scratch I inadvertently put in the tailgate, but other than that, the paint has been fine. Mine is white by the way and I also live on a gravel road which is the likely cause for the chips on the lower body. That has since been eliminated through the installation of Toyota factory running boards which keep any gravel kicked up by the front tires from contacting the body.

  • kcowboykcowboy Posts: 33
    The Tundra has a timing belt and should be changed according to your service schedule around 90,000. My 2001 Tundra V8 has 15,000 miles and haven't had any problems runs great! I know several people with new chevy and gmc pickups that have had numerous problems. GM has always had a history of transmission problems along with peeling paint and now their newer models have electrical,vibration and oil consumption problems and of course the good ole piston slap. I have never and will never buy gm trash, if I hadn't bought my Tundra I would have gone back with Ford. I got a excellent deal on the Tundra and the crash test just helped that much more.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    The truth is over there forget the GM
    problems...different problems SAME problems !
    Seems no mfr. will step up to the plate !!!!
  • xyz71xyz71 Posts: 179
    I think Toyota had an option on the Tundra called anti-chip paint. (It is hard to understand why anyone would want easy-chip paint) Does anyone know if this is still a option?

    Are the paint problems on trucks that have the anti-chip paint option or are problems limited to the standard easy-chip paint.

    Does anyone know what the cable is that runs behind the rear differential of the Tundra - it looks like it goes from wheel to wheel. I am thinking maybe E-brake cable. It really hangs down on some trucks. Whats up with that?
  • ndahi12ndahi12 Posts: 235
    I am sick and tired of you posting the same crap over and over. First, the name of the site is www.tundrasolutions. Second, I have not read even one post about peeling paint on Tundra solutions. Chipping paint I have read about, but not peeling. Third, go check out the NHTSA consumer complaint web site. It is very accurate since every poster must post the truck VIN number in order to post.

    Read the posts about the Tundra vs. the Rado and then come back here and tell us which truck has MORE problems.

    And for the rest of you non-Tundra owners who have nothing else to do but bash the truck, PLEASE go away.
  • ndahi12ndahi12 Posts: 235
    Tundra option for anti-chipping paint as far as I know. When I bought mine I researched all the options on the 02 Tundra and there was no such thing. Stop making things up.
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    Geez ol' buddy I just asked a simple question as to why most of the Tincandra paint problems seem to be isolated to the hood? As usual you don't know anything about it!! Preach your denial to this poor guy from tundrasolutions:

    "I also have a red truck, only 2001 model. Same thing only mine seems to be weaker in the sides behind the rear doors. Always has scratches and seem to be multiplying. Service dept told me the paint was thin and was basically junk. Toyota national is looking into complaint. Also slipped and said the red does not have a clear coat. Should hear back from them soon..."
  • h0udinih0udini Posts: 118
    Regarding sonjaab...If his venting here makes him feel better, so be it. Let the baby have his bottle!
  • losangelesemtlosangelesemt Posts: 279
    I took your post as a neutral, open minded question and nothing more. At least im hoping so, cause theres a few of us who are trying to get away from the personal stuff and more to the trucks here. Don't know if we'll get an answer to that here though.

    XYZ - I would really hope that Toyota would include any so called anti-chip paint in the standard options of the truck. That kinna makes the other paint seem a little inferior, doesnt it ???
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    "cause theres a few of us who are trying to get away from the personal stuff and more to the trucks here"

    And who might that be? Bama? Pluto?

    Good luck on this one now!!!!!!!
  • losangelesemtlosangelesemt Posts: 279
    Lol ... well I wasn't gonna name names but I for one don't mind a little fun every once in a while, keeps these threads movin at least, and a light mood. Just dont want the host to keep reminding us when to play right, and have to tell so and so to give so and so their bucket and shovel back lol.
  • losangelesemtlosangelesemt Posts: 279
    is kind of pushing it. I'm actually suprised that's even a recommended interval. 90K on a chain maybe but not on a belt. Better make sure you're running a non-int. engine if you're gonna stretch a belt near 100,000. Most belts are somewhere around 60K, even 75K on some. Have to wait until some of these engines get more miles on them to see how well the belts hold up with the DOHC.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    TO u smart axxes...same problems...I my
    zest i posted the incorrect site....
    exxxxxxxxxxxxxcuse me...............
    But still true peeling paint, brakes,
    cold start knock etc....amd we aint
    tALKIN' gm EITHER ! Ask my cousin 69k
    on his camry and broke belt = smoked
    motor...New cavilier instead to match
    his 100k plus one that outlasted his
    96 camry.....................geo
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Go easy on Ndahi. It's getting to him. He hasn't heard of these problems so it can't be true. (Don't try telling him the the earth is round.)

    A dependable toymota truck like his with 15,000 miles is flawless! But by 60,000, his long running I-Farce desperately needs rubber belt transfusions to remain counted among the living!
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    But those flawless toy boys will post no
    matter what....................geo
  • duckshooterduckshooter Posts: 156
    I had one chip, slightly smaller than dime-size, appear on the roof. I thought it was maybe from a stray BB-size steel shot pellet from when I was goose hunting a field last year. But after reading numerous other folks describe similar chips, I wonder.

    I used touch up paint and since it's on the roof to begin with, so I don't make a big deal of it. Otherwise, I've noticed that the paint overall is vulnerable to nicks and stone dings - one thing I would not rate highly on the truck.

    Two years, 22,000 miles and no mechanical trouble - will ask Toyota to adjust the seat belt tensioners on my next visit for maintenance.

  • duckshooterduckshooter Posts: 156
    Believe my V6 4Runner had the timing belt - I don't exactly recall. I sold the truck at 96,000 miles and hadn't had it replaced. Guy who bought it asked and I told him no, I hadn't had it done -so it was a consideration in the asking price.

    Incidentally, that truck had been manufactured in Japan in 1990 and its paint was in exceptional condition in 2000 - looked only a little worse after ten years than my current truck at two years.

  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    What kind of fuel economy do you get with a 4x4 Tundra with the V8?

    Also, thanks for the responses re: timing belts.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    My 96 Caddy Northstar with DOHCs are
    run by CHAINS ! Why don't the superior
    I-farce v-8 use 'em instead of rubber
    bands ? Just a thought..............
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    It seems like little yappy chihuahuas have free reign here.

    hillhound May 8, 2002 8:50pm

    I see no mention of peeling paint on the hood or otherwise. Could you be just a little confused?(Like your Tundra wannabee compatriots?)

    I did a search on peeling paint on Tundrasolutions and could not find a single post. Could it be the TundraWannabees are fabricating problems?
  • duckshooterduckshooter Posts: 156
    I get around 15 in mixed driving here in DC. I avoid a lot of the stop and go traffic with the hours I work.

    On a trip to Alabama I averaged 21 going there - empty. Towing my bass boat back I averaged 15 on the highway. Overdrive off in the hills - which is about half the time. Probably could get as much as 17 on flat land towing.

    Normal in and around towing I get around 13-14.

    In my V-6 4Runner I used to get similar mileage towing, a little bit better for in and around mileage. Major difference is the size of the tank, which is a real plus on long trips. In my old truck, 300 miles and you were looking for a gas station. Tundra goes around 400 on the highway.

    Another big difference is behavior - if you "step into it" with the Tundra, it will destroy your mileage.

  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    I made a roundtrip to Mt. St. Helens. I was carrying two passengers (besides myself). I was traveling 75 - 80mph on the interstates for most of the trip. I had a 3000ft climb to Johnson observatory and a small distance in the city. I got 19.5 mpg. I was impressed.
  • h0udinih0udini Posts: 118
    If the Cadillacs and their Northstar V8s are so superior, why is Lexus the most popular luxury vehicle in North America now?
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