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I have an 07 Tundra SR5, TRD with 500 miles. I am getting a vibration within 1-2 miles from start-up from cold at 35-40 mph. Not consistent or steady. Feels like going over small washboards and only last a few seconds. Also feel the same thing for just a moment during a 6th to 5th upshift using cruise. I suspected u-joint and took to the dealer. They drove truck over 20 miles during two attempts to duplicate and could not. They called Toyota tech hotline and reported/asked about this, but no answers were there. They told me to keep driving and see if it got worse. Anyboby experiencing similar condition?
 

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Is your truck a 4x4? When you say cold, do you mean outside temperature cold? If so, sounds like a common driveline Tundra problem. My 05 DC did this when the temperatures outside were cold. The problem was that the front driveshaft would spin even in 2 wheel drive. I was told it was because the fluid in the transfer case was cold? After about 5-10 minutes of driving the vibration would go away. I had mine into the dealer many times and they told me that there was nothing that could be done. I was hoping that the problem was resolved with the 07, maybe not! :mad:

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Mine does the same thing it is the tires flat spotting and after you drive a few miles they run true..which tires are you running? I have the BF Goddrich rugged trails..had the same tires on my 05 F150 and they did the same exact thing,at least it goes away in a few miles..
 

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nuke, I experienced the same symtoms with my Tundra. If you pay attention, the noise happens when the torque converter unlocks in 4th, 5th or 6th gears; and when cold in the morning the initial t/c lock shudders the whole vehicle for 4-5 seconds.

I was able to replicate the noise with my dealer and they are replacing my transmission and torque converter. I just got back from visiting my truck today and they're still waiting on parts :(

Here's my thread: http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/97561-6-spd-automatic-transmission-problem/
 

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do a careful check of your tires, try rotating them. please note' the trd has a firm suspension, the slightest road irregularities you will feel. they put me in a loaner while mines was getting leather, it is stiff.
 

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When I test drove a Tundra for the first time I experienced exactly what you're talking about. The salesman with me said what one of the other posters said, that it's "flat spots" on the tire from the truck sitting for a long time.

It didn't seem like just the tires to me and I told him that. By the end of the test drive it was still doing it and he admitted that maybe it wasn't just the tires.

I didn't buy that truck.
 

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I just bought a 07 lmtd 4x4 and i like it a lot!!! Have had no problems..... By the way, are there any accessories out there yet? I have been looking for a cold air intake system but i can't find it. Do any of you guys know if there is anything out there yet?:confused:
 

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DavidT. and others, thanks so much for the feedback. I am a carpenter, not a mechanic, but I do know enough to know the tires are not flat spotted. DavidT described my symptoms to a tee. David, I have printed-off your entire thread and am going back to the dealer with it. As for mytundra, when I say cold I mean sitting for some period as opposed to temperature cold. Truck is a 4X4. I notice it more when cold, but also at other times. Especially when using the cruise and approching a grade. When the tranny shifts from 6th to 5th to 4th there is the slightest shudder. Truck only has 550 miles on it,and I want to clear this up quickly. I too traded an 03 F250 with the infamous 6.0 PSD. Ford customer service sucks when it comes to fixing these things. I consider myself a picky owner, and will share all my Tundra experiences. I'll see if east coast customer service matches the rest of the free world.:ts:
 

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DavidT. and others, thanks so much for the feedback. I am a carpenter, not a mechanic, but I do know enough to know the tires are not flat spotted. DavidT described my symptoms to a tee. David, I have printed-off your entire thread and am going back to the dealer with it. As for mytundra, when I say cold I mean sitting for some period as opposed to temperature cold. Truck is a 4X4. I notice it more when cold, but also at other times. Especially when using the cruise and approching a grade. When the tranny shifts from 6th to 5th to 4th there is the slightest shudder. Truck only has 550 miles on it,and I want to clear this up quickly. I too traded an 03 F250 with the infamous 6.0 PSD. Ford customer service sucks when it comes to fixing these things. I consider myself a picky owner, and will share all my Tundra experiences. I'll see if east coast customer service matches the rest of the free world.:ts:
Tires DO flat spot as they sit especially soft sidewall tires such as radial 4 plys etc. especially with the weight of this truck sitting overnight on the tires that is enough to make a flat spot/bump on the sidewall in one spot and you will feel the bumpy washboard effect such as I do when first driven in morning for the first few miles and then as the tire rotates at speed it relaxes and straightens out.I'm not saying that is your problem but on my truck it IS the tires flat spotting.
 

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I hear ya. Since my vibe comes and goes, even after many miles, I am ruling out tires right now. I will however monitor the flat spot issue too. My truck sometimes sits for 3-4 days and never moves. If I get a thump-thump it should happen after one of these extended sits. Thanks.
 

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I hear ya. Since my vibe comes and goes, even after many miles, I am ruling out tires right now. I will however monitor the flat spot issue too. My truck sometimes sits for 3-4 days and never moves. If I get a thump-thump it should happen after one of these extended sits. Thanks.
I hope you get to the bottom of it and hope it is something minor..good luck.
 

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DavidT. and others, thanks so much for the feedback. I am a carpenter, not a mechanic, but I do know enough to know the tires are not flat spotted. DavidT described my symptoms to a tee. David, I have printed-off your entire thread and am going back to the dealer with it. As for mytundra, when I say cold I mean sitting for some period as opposed to temperature cold. Truck is a 4X4. I notice it more when cold, but also at other times. Especially when using the cruise and approching a grade. When the tranny shifts from 6th to 5th to 4th there is the slightest shudder. Truck only has 550 miles on it,and I want to clear this up quickly. I too traded an 03 F250 with the infamous 6.0 PSD. Ford customer service sucks when it comes to fixing these things. I consider myself a picky owner, and will share all my Tundra experiences. I'll see if east coast customer service matches the rest of the free world.:ts:
Good luck bud. What you are describing was exactly what was happening with my truck. Mine's a 4x4 as well and I also traded in my F250. :tu: Definitely let us know what your dealer does.
 

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I have felt this with the 4x2. It really hasn't been an annoyance yet. It feels like it is just catching it between gears. I have warranty to 100k so I will see if it becomes a problem before I mess with it.
 

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DavidT. I faxed your entire thread to my servicing dealer (since they are the closest) and my purchase dealer (2 hours away, but they had the truck I wanted) and was not entirely comfortable with the response. Purchasing dealer was going to check with Toyota about your truck. They said if there had been a trans/TC replacement on a truck there would be a record of it. I'll give them a couple of days and call back to see what they want me to do. May just have to keep driving to see if it gets worse.
 

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DavidT. I faxed your entire thread to my servicing dealer (since they are the closest) and my purchase dealer (2 hours away, but they had the truck I wanted) and was not entirely comfortable with the response. Purchasing dealer was going to check with Toyota about your truck. They said if there had been a trans/TC replacement on a truck there would be a record of it. I'll give them a couple of days and call back to see what they want me to do. May just have to keep driving to see if it gets worse.
No problem Nuke. My truck is still at the dealership being repaired. I'm hoping to get it back this week sometime. When I get it back, if you need records/information whatever I'll be happy to send you a copy of the repair invoice or whatever you need to get your truck fixed.
 

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Lack of dealer response prompted a call to CA Toyota. Received a call in less than 48 hrs. Case worker called servicing dealer and NOW they want another shot at the truck. Am leaving it for two days next week (16th & 17th) to see what they can find. Even after the painfully detailed description of what I was feeling, the dealer said they though I was concerned about a tire balance problem. Never once did I mention tire balance. Film at 11:00.
 

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Keep us updated. I just got news my new transmission and t/c finally arrived today. Dealer said I should have my truck back tomorrow (Friday) evening. I can't wait, getting all excited all over again lol.
 

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I am curious - what was the build date for those of you with transmission issues?
 

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So far , so good for me. Just 'passing by' on this post, did want to add, I - like Nuke and David T, upgraded from a Ford F-250 with the 6.0. Funny thing, I am sleeping much better at night with the Tundra in the Driveway. Don't expect to have to worry about the heads lifting, or the turbo eating itself. And, like others have mentioned, the level of support that has been show by Toyota so far is impressive. Good luck to both of you, and hopefully the problems you experienced are very isolated.
 
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