First introduced in 1998, the Toyota Tundra used the name T150 to replace the T100 in the full-size pickup truck. But due to the closeness of the name to the Ford F150, it was changed to Tundra a year later.
As compared with the other vehicles in its class, the Tundra is the most responsive and most refined. It is also the smoothest and the quietest full-size pickup truck which rides on Toyota’s high standards of quality, durability and reliability.
The Tundra doesn’t look like the regular full-size truck in terms of size with utility lower than other local competitions, but it does not mean that the Tundra is not an excellent vehicle. In fact, it has a lot of amenities to offer from the interior feature to the exterior design.
To experience the full potential of the new Toyota Tundra and to keep the vehicle for its tip-top performance, Toyota Tundra parts are widely abundant. This guarantees that your Toyota Tundra will go the distance with no worry of parts’ availability.
The taillights and brake lights of my Toyota Tundra stopped working. I checked the 15 amp fuses under the dashboard and they look fine. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
Aside from the fuse box under the dashboard, you should also check the fuse box under the hood. Don't just check for the fuses labeled "taillights" and "brake lights", either. If both of these are fine, check every fuse to make sure none of them are blown.
If all the fuses in both locations are okay, inspect the wiring of the taillights, brake lights, and your brake pedal, which may have shorted out.
My Toyota Tundra will not shift to "Drive". The indicator light doesn't work for it, either. What seems to be causing this, and how can I fix it?
The actuator may not be working. Unfortunately, this is a common problem for the more recent Toyota Tundra models. You will have to bring your truck to the dealership so they can diagnose it and order a new part. This usually takes a month since they usually order the part from Japan.
My Toyota Tundra sometimes starts on turnkey, but there are times when I get a few seconds delay, and sometimes it doesn't start at all. How can I repair this?
First, make sure that all the nuts and bolts on the battery, starter, and other components that work with the ignition are screwed tight. After making sure all connections are secure, check the relay or the sensor. If either is broken, you may have to work on the circuit wiring or hire someone skilled to do it. Another possible culprit would be the alarm module, which prevents the engine from starting without the correct key. If your truck is still under warranty, you can get the damaged part replaced for free.
My Toyota Tundra's tailgate won't open. The lock still works but when I try to open the tailgate while unlocked, I can only hear a clicking sound but the tailgate won't move. Is there any way I can fix this?
First, check for any dents or damage. Your tailgate can get bent not just in collisions but also just by putting anything heavy on it. You should also check if the star washer is loose. You will find this part by taking off the plate on the tailgate. If it is loose, simply drill and pin the component to secure it.
Can I cut out the catalytic converters of my Toyota Tundra and weld a pipe to the exhaust?
You cannot take out the catalytic converter because one, it's illegal to do so, and two, it's bad for the environment. Toyota designed the Tundra's catalytic converters to be performance friendly.
However, if you want to modify your truck's exhaust for better power and sound, just get a cat-back system. This system comes with complete pipework and mufflers to replace the entire factory components behind the catalytic converter.
Toyota Tundra: Redefining Trucks as People Know Them
In May 1999, Toyota released a new line of full-size pickup trucks for the 2000 model year—the Tundra. Though it resembles other Toyota trucks, this pickup truck still stood out and beat several of its competitors. From record sales to various innovations, the Tundra has gained many achievements, making it one of the most successful truck lines in automobile industry history.
2000: First-gen feats
Despite its size, the Toyota Tundra still garnered positive reviews. In fact, it was recognized as the Best Full-Size Truck by Consumer Reports. It also received the Truck of the Year award from Motor Trend and the Driver's Choice Award- Best Pickup truck from MotorWeek. Another amazing feat achieved by the Tundra was its record-breaking first full month of sales which amounted to 8,011 units. This amount surpassed the sales of the Toyota Tercel, the previous title holder, by 3,339 units.
2004: Double Cab
In 2004, Toyota released a new version of the Tundra to boost its sales. Called the Double Cab model, this Tundra had four doors and a 130-mm cab, which was 5 inches longer than that of its competitors. The Double Cab was also 3 inches taller and 13 inches longer than the other Tundra versions.
2006: Darrell Waltrip Edition
To honor Darrell Waltrip and his performance in the Truck Series of the NASCAR, Toyota released a Darrell Waltrip Edition Tundra in 2006. This edition was powered by a V8 engine and had special badging. What’s more, the Waltrip Tundra came with special 18" wheels. Sadly, Toyota only manufactured 2,000 units.
2007: Second generation Tundra
In 2006, Toyota introduced the second generation Tundra at the Chicago Auto Show as a 2007 model. The new Tundra featured a higher payload capacity of over 2,000 pounds and improved towing capacity of as much as 10,000 pounds. It also came with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 engine. The second-gen Tundras also featured larger door handles and head restraints as well to make them more useful to construction workers.
2008: TRD supercharger kit
Toyota Motor Corporation released Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger kits for Tundras with 5.7-liter V8 engines in 2008. These kits use the Eaton Corporation-developed TVS Roots-type superchargers that use two four-lobe rotors. They significantly increase the power outputs of Tundras to 555 pound-feet of torque and 504 hp from 401 pound-feet of torque and 381 horsepower.