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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Tundra
While Toyota hasn’t been in the business of manufacturing larger pickup trucks as long as the likes of Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, the Tundra is most definitely a force to be reckoned with....
2012 Toyota Tundra vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado: Which One Should I Buy?
Large work trucks are meant for one thing: work! These vehicles are rough and ready, and can handle nearly anything you throw at them, with the exception of a car pool. While they offer two or four door...
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I have broken 3 sepentine belts in the last week, i replaced the tensioner pulley as well. What else could be causing my issue?
The pulley has a ball bearing within. The failure mode, or causes of failure, is limited to three possibilities: 1) defective, or worn out, ball bearings; 2) lubrication failure; 3) overloading. To eliminate possibility Nos. 1 and 2 you could...
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Car window
Hi There, This is usually a problem with the power window motor, the regulator or the fuse. The power window motor is what actually operates the window up and down when you push the switch. The regulator is what actually...
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If I lift the front end of my Tundra 3.5", will it be necessary to lift the rear end as well?
Hi there. It is always recommended to complete the same suspension alternations across all four wheels and axles. Since we do not complete aftermarket upgrade services, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer of the suspension parts you are planning to...
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Can the ac compressor be disconnected and noise go away
The a/c compressor cannot be permanently removed because the serpentine belt powers all accessories, including the compressor, in one "circuit". If you were to take the compressor out you won't be able to install the serpentine belt because a key...
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Serpentine adjustment pulley
The first thing to check is whether all replaced parts (belt, idler, tensioner, etc.) are actually the correct parts for your vehicle. It is not unusual to be given the wrong parts, for there to be cataloging errors and so...
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I have this code, P0171 I replaced my air filter, MAF sensor and PCV, but the code keeps coming back after erasing it.
This code indicates that the fuel system on bank one is weak or that a vacuum leak exists on that side of the engine. Bank one of the engine is running lean which means that either too little fuel or...
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Cylinder 5 missing
Hi there. In most cases, an engine misfire is caused by an ignition system component being faulty or the fuel injector for that cylinder not firing correctly. In some cases, the fuel injector itself is OK, but the wiring harness...
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What is the cost to replace oxygen sensors P0139, PO159
Hi there. In general, there are two O2 sensors on your Toyota, an upstream sensor (located near the exhaust manifold) and downstream (located after the catalytic converter). Based on the error codes you listed however, it's not 100% certain that...
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Just found out that my vehicle has been leaking oil for at least 2 yrs. Would smelling that burning oil smell cause health issues?
Hi Larry. As the co-founder or a non-profit that focuses on education, awareness and screening for respiratory diseases targeting the automotive community, I am happy to answer a few questions for you to clear up some facts. First, there are...
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Car was struck by lightning and won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there is not a cut and dry answer for your problem. Lightning strikes are not created equal, nor is the damage they cause. You most likely have electrical issues, rather than something mechanically...
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Can i turn off the anti theft system of my 2014 toyota tundra
Hi Gigi. Unfortunately, there is not a manual way to deactivate the security system on your Toyota Tundra. It requires a software patch or removal - that can only be completed by the dealership. However, the reason your car will...
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how tight are the motor heads?
The head bolts used in this application are torque to yield bolts (not re-usable) and so there is no final torque specification. Instead the procedure is to follow the required sequence (bolt tightening pattern, depicted in the factory service manual...
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2012 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 in need of Front and Rear Rotors/Pads. Any recommendation as to what to replace them with and why?
Hi Cris. Thanks for writing in today. In regards to replacement brake components, my general rule of thumb is that OEM is always the best solution. As much as I believe there are several great aftermarket components on the market...
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I had a tapping on 03 tundra v8 it then stopped allowing me to go while engine ran no more tap. shuth it off-turns but no crank ba
Hi Dillon. It's quite possible that the tapping you were hearing is due to a timing chain that is damaged or loose. It's also possible that the input shaft of the transmission is misaligned, or even the flywheel or other...
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I have toyota tundra 4.7 2007 the battery light show before start my car but when start its gone , is normal stay ON before start?
The alternator charging light should be on when key is on without engine running. As soon as you start the engine the light should be off if the system is charging. Since you are getting 13.7 volts after it starts...
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front end feels loose after tie rod replacement and alignment.
Hi Shane. In some cases, after replacing suspension components will cause some play in the steering. This usually is due to either parts that were replaced being loose, bushings being too small or while aligned, something else was left loose....
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Burning oil from engine and breathing the fumes within the vehicle
Hi Larry. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. Anytime you smell oil inside the cab of your vehicle it is a potential safety issue which should be addressed sooner rather than later. In some cases, the smell of oil is...
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Having brake issue replaced master cylinder bench bled new part bled wheels and still no brakes.
Check the brake system to see if there is a leak and make sure that the master cylinder is full of brake fluid. If there is no leaks and the master cylinder is full, then there is still air in...
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How to check fuel pump control module on a 2016 tundra
You can power the pump directly to ensure it actually works. If the pump works, and you have carefully repaired all damaged wiring, components, terminals, grounds and so forth, and yet the pump won't run in the circuit you would...

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