Toyota Tundra FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Toyota Tundra
This Toyota Tundra FAQ was compiled and written by Steve Yee with
numerous contributions by others.
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Toyota Tundra FAQ Copyright (c) 2000, 2001 by Steve Yee.
- 0.0 - Disclaimer
- 0.1 - Purpose of the FAQ
- 0.2 - Thanks, credits, etc.
- 0.3 - How do I view this FAQ ?
- 0.4 - Why did this FAQ say "BETA" on it ?
- 0.5 - Why are there numbers or the word "All" after each subject line ?
- 1.0 - What is the Toyota Tundra ?
- 1.1 - 2000/01 Model Year Specifications
- 1.2 - What's different in the 2001 and 2002 model year Tundras ?
- 1.3 - What is the Sequoia ?
- 1.4 - How Safe is the Tundra ?
- 1.5 - Is it an import, or is it an American truck ?
- 1.6 - What is TRD ?
- 1.7 - What can I get from TRD ?
- 1.8 - What is this Tundra Double Cab that I am hearing about ?
- 2.0 - Buying a Tundra
- 2.1 - Online Purchases
- 2.2 - Comparisons
- 2.3 - What does the 2000 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award really mean ?
- 2.4 - What's the difference between Base, SR5, and Limited ?
- 2.5 - What does SR5 mean anyways ? (Toyota Historical Background)
- 3.0 - Modifications to the Tundra and general questions answered
- 3.1 - Changing the headlight/fog lamp bulbs (All)
- 3.2 - HID Style Headlamps (All)
- 3.3 - Fixing the back seat angle (All)
- 3.4 - Bed Extender (All)
- 3.5 - Spray In Bed Liners vs. Drop In Bed Liners (All)
- 3.6 - K&N Filters, TRD Filters (and other aftermarket filters) (All)
- 3.7 - Towing hitches (All)
- 3.8 - Jack Problems (2000)
- 3.9 - Oil Dipstick: Burrs (2000)
- 3.10 - Bug Deflectors/Paint Protection (All)
- 3.11 - Seat Covers (All)
- 3.12 - Suspension/Body Lift Kits (All)
- 3.13 - Lowering Kits (All)
- 3.14 - Superchargers (All)
- 3.15 - White or Indiglo(tm) style Gauges (All)
- 3.16 - Horn Upgrades (2000)
- 3.17 - Compass Mirrors (All)
- 3.18 - RS3000 Alarm Systems - Adding a Remote (All)
- 3.19 - Removing Stickers, Emblems and Badges (All)
- 3.20 - Brush/Light Guards and Step Bars (All)
- 3.21 - Help ! I got dimples on my tailgate ! (All)
- 3.22 - My Tundra is Drooling ! (Coolant spills) (2000)
- 3.23 - I'm stuck with only one Differential ! (All)
- 3.24 - I don't like the small tires on my 4x4 Tundra. What can I do? (All)
- 3.25 - I hate Daytime Running Lamps. Can I disconnect them ? (All)
- 3.26 - What is this "clay" stuff? Does this mean I put a mud mask on my truck? (All)
- 3.27 - What do I "feed" my Tundra ? (Gas) (All)
- 3.30 - I'm missing a lock ? How do I get one ? (Glove Compartment) (All)
- 3.31 - My Doors are out of control and fling open (or slam shut) on a hill ! Is there a fix for it ? (All)
- 3.32 - What is the difference between "hub centric" and "bolt or lug centric" rims ? (All)
- 3.33 - My Cruise Control is running erratically. What's causing it ? (All)
- 3.34 - I've seen these mirrors that blink as the turn signal blinks. What are they ? (All)
- 3.35 - My Air Conditioning isn't blowing cold. Why is this happening ? (All)
- 3.36 - Can I fix the two power outlets to stay on when the ignition is off ? (All)
- 3.37 - Exhaust/Header Upgrades (All)
- 3.38 - How come my California Tundra is mising horsepower ? (All)
- 3.39 - My door locks will unlock and my lights will turn on. Why is this happening ? (2000)
- 3.40 - How do I shut off my door beeper ? (All)
- 3.41 - What are these black "tracks" on the roof of the Tundra ? (All)
- 3.42 - I hear this noise when I first start to move my Tundra, what is it ? (All)
- 3.43 - How often do I need to use my 4x4 system ? (All)
- 3.44 - What are these brown spots on my paint ? (All)
- 3.45 - Boy...what is that smell ? (Air Conditioning odors) (All)
- 3.46 - I want some ground shaking bass in my Tundra...how can I do this ? (All)
- 3.47 - I'd like to get the repair manuals for my Tundra. Where can I get some ? (All)
- 3.48 - My Brake Pedal is squeaking...how can I fix it ? (All)
- 3.49 - What is this empty black button ? (Clutch Disengage Switch/Fog Lamp switch) (All)
- 3.50 - What is this tapping sound ? (All)
- 3.51 - My fabric based tonneau cover keeps flapping around. Why is that ? (All)
- 3.52 - Can I get better brakes for the Tundra ? (All)
- 3.53 - What is a throttle body spacer ? (All)
- 3.54 - Can I tow a fifth wheel with my Tundra? (All)
- 3.55 - My seat belts don't retract. Why does this happen ? (All)
- 3.56 - Can I put a snow plow on my Tundra ? (All)
- 3.57 - Can I pressure wash my engine ? (All)
- 3.58 - How many crossmembers does the Tundra have, 8 or 9 ? (All)
- 3.59 - Can I add these clear lamp covers to my Tundra ? (All)
- 3.60 - How does my 4x4 really work ? (All)
- 3.61 - How do I adjust my headlights ? (All)
- 3.62 - Where is my Tachometer ? (All, V-6 Manual and Automatic Base)
- 3.63 - Where can I get a new ignition system for my Tundra ? (All)
- 3.64 - Why does my cargo light shut off when the truck is moving ? (All)
- 3.65 - I have a leather interior. What do I clean it with ? (All)
- 3.66 - How do I make my high beams and fog lamps stay on at the same time ? (All)
- 4.0 - Known problems
- 4.1 - Wheel/Tire Slippage (2000)
- 4.2 - Brake Problems (All)
- 4.3 - Vibration problems (All)
- 4.4 - Tire Pressure (All)
- 4.5 - Oil dipstick/Oil Levels (2000)
- 4.6 - Bushings (All)
- 4.7 - Driveline "Clunks" (All)
- 4.8 - Tundra Not Starting ? (All)
- 4.9 - Door Rattles (2000)
- 4.10 - Arm Rest Wear (All)
- 4.11 - Paint Wear (All)
- 4.12 - Trailer Wiring Harness Problems (2000)
- 4.13 - Rear Brake adjustment problems (2000, early 2001)
- 4.14 - 4x4 Actuator Rod problem (2000)
- 4.15 - 60/40 Bench Seat TSB (Model Year 2000 ONLY !)
- 4.16 - Misaligned drive shaft (All)
- 4.90 - What is a TSB ?
- 4.91 - What is a recall ?
- 4.96 - Unlisted Technical Service Bulletins
- 4.97 - Technical Service Bulletins on the Web
- 4.98 - Technical Service Bulletins from the NTSB/NHTSA
- 4.99 - Recalls
- 5.0 - Where can I find Resources ?
- 5.1 - Web Sites