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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Tundra
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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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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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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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2000 Tundra has a small current leak that kills the battery if the truck hasn't been driven in a week or so.
Hi Larry. Thanks for contacting us today. While removing the battery cables reduces the battery drain, it doesn't resolve the problem. What you're describing is called a parasitic battery drain and is often caused by an electrical short or open...
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location of bank 2 camshaft position sensor B on 2012 toyota tundra 4.6L
The camshaft position sensors on most engines are located directly below the valve cover within the cylinder head. This applies to both Bank 1 and bank 2.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Transmission Service, 2007 Tundra 60K Miles
With the mileage that your vehicle has, it is okay to go ahead and do the flush. The flush will do a better job of getting all the dirty fluid out. The reason the flush is not recommended as for...
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Truck won't turn on, battery 4 months old, I need to jump start it but the battery isn't all the way dead, just needs an extra pus
There are three basic possibilities and they could occur all be present to a degree: 1) the vehicle has a phantom load that is discharging the battery; 2) the starting circuit has high resistance; and/or 3) the charging circuit is...

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