2008 Toyota Tundra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Tundra
- My truck won't start sometimes. Habe to jump it. Battery is good
- 5.7 with 47K codes P171p upon warm-up and then p171 & 174p next warm-up
- I was told I need a new water pump and timing/ belt and the cost would be 1,600.
- How to repair a miss firing engine.
- 2008 Tundra not starting after running for a while
2008 Toyota Tundra Problems
The V8 models can experience exhaust manifold failures. A leaking exhaust manifold will sound like an exhaust leak or an audible ticking noise from the engine compartment and will be especially pronounced when the engine is still cold.
The AIR Pump (or otherwise know as the smog pump in the old days) that preheats the cadilidic converters by running for 1 minute after engine start will fail. It produces a P1445 or P14442 error. I have two of these vehicles and both have failed at around 100K miles. The cause is the foam inside the pump deteriorates and gets in the hi speed fan. That burns out the DC motor that runs it. The cost of this pump is $1200 plus $800 labor because i...
2008 Toyota Tundra Questions
2008 tundra I get out and then when i get back in truck won't start. This happens randomly. Turn key on it will click a few times and never start have to have it jumped. Will run great and start back, then all of a sudden it won't start back up. Had battery checked it's good.
The Toyota local dealer (44663) has no clue what is wrong. They replaced the air pump and it still codes a 171p on the first warm-up (5 miles) and p171 and 174p the next warm-up cycle (from cold). It has gone from 16mpg to 11, but reads lean both banks. I replaced the MAF sensor and 1A Auto ev...
Does this cost seem correct? I can't remember if it was the timing od drive belt. But I have not seen any leaking and there is no noise. It is a V8
2008 Toyota Tundra Recalls
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.
Vehicles have a tire size/weight rating label to inform owners of the carrying capacity of their vehicle. These models are being recalled because the incorrect vehicle weight rating is shown on the information label. This could result in vehicle and tire overloading, increasing the risk of tire failure. Owners will be provided an updated vehicle weight label to correct this concern.
Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.
2008 Toyota Tundra Reviews
bought my 08 tundra new in the summer of 08. has been a great truck so far. I have 105,000 on it now and it is going in for new brakes and a new thermostat on monday. around 90,000 I had to replace the water pump and the serpentine belt. did both myself for less than 300.00 the only other things i have done is tires and oil changes. The only other problem i have had is that the heater n...
really nice truck,no complains!!!