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Where and how do I check the transmission fluid? 2007 Toyota Tundra
Hi there - there is an oil port on the side of the transmission case where oil level can be checked. Requires getting the truck up on a lift. There is a specific process (and fluid temperature) for this check,...
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Won't turn over every turn of the key
If the ignition switch itself is defective that could implicate Code P0310, as suggested by the below list of causes (which list includes the ignition circuit) of that code setting. You seem to be describing a circumstance where electrical contact...
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Engine threw a rod out of the engine due to water being sucked in. 2004 Toyota Tundra
Hello - the engine designation within the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is position 8. An engine coming out of another 2000-2006 Tundra with the same digit in position 8 should be the correct match. If you have the V6 engine,...
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Sounds coming from Underneath my truck, don't know what they are from only occurs while driving
Hi there. Although it is very difficult to diagnose a noise without completing a test drive, it's possible that you have a stabilizer bar bushing that is wearing out; which tends to create the clunking noise when you hit bumps....
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Why does my 2008 Toyota Tundra make a loud metal rattling noise whens started
Hi there. This noise can be caused by a few things. Most of the time it is caused by a loose heat shield on the exhaust. When this occurs you will hear the noise as the shield rattles and some...
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2008 Toyota tundra 6 cylinder starts in the on position and shuts off while idling in park or reverse, but immediately starts itse
Hi there. It seems that the battery is failing and has a burned or overcharged cell. I recommend replacing your battery with a new one. When a battery gets old or overcharged, then the battery becomes weak. When starting the...
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is there a connection between a steering wheel that will not lock and the truck ignition/engine not cranking or starting?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few other components you will want to inspect. They are mostly related to the ignition switch. If the ignition switch is experiencing an electrical short or disconnection, it will not register...
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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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Power steering fluid is overflowing from reservoir
You need to check the return filter screen inside the reservoir for blockage with debris. You man need to clean it out. What happens is the returning fluid to the reservoir cannot drain back into the reservoir to be used...
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Truck starts on the 'ON' position.
Hi there. There is a loose power or ground wire to your vehicle that is causing all of the issues. The wiring could be shorting out with your starter circuit causing the vehicle to start in the 'ON' position and...
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Mechanics say it needs a tranny but I think it could be a sensor.They say no way to know until we try Trans bc it reads solenoids?
The best way to have this issue correctly diagnosed is have a mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection. Although the engine light is not on most likely, this inspection allows the mechanic to...
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Loosing power while in cruise.
It sounds like you may have a faulty electronic throttle control unit. The electronic throttle unit opens and closes the throttle blade based upon input from various engine control sensors, including the accelerator pedal. This unit also controls, among other...
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dash alarm light is not lit.
Hello. If you are certain that light worked before, there will have to be some troubleshooting done first before we can solve the issue of it not working. That light will have to be removed and the electrical signal tested....
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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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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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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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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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