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Toyota Tundra repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 540 repairs.

Toyota Tundra engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 75 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ignition switch malfunction-will not turn 

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2013 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

1400 mi Cam following seals were leaking and replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

25000 mi Horrible fuel mileage compared to our 2008. Our 2008 got 17 highway, 13 town, and 11 towing my trailer. Our 12 got 13 highway. 10 town and 8 towing my trailer and 4 towing our new enclosed trailer. 

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2012 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

24700 mi Each winter if it gets very cold, I get a limp mode that requires tow to dealership, each time they flash it and then it'll happen again the following year. When sold: this year I did not wait for winter. 

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2012 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

31700 mi Cam tower leak on both sides. 

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2011 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

34000 mi Driver's side valve cover oil leak repaired. 
9000 mi Oil leaking from valve covers. 

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2011 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

62000 mi

US $900
Leaky water pump 
31700 mi Thermostat housing seal cracked and leaking. Part replaced. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

24800 mi Oil leak (seepage) from valve covers. 
57040 mi Radiator leaking slightly, Replaced under warranty. No cost. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

91000 mi

US $325
Radiator leaking from engine side. Radiator was replaced. 
21000 mi Variable valve timing spring - wrong part installed at factory requiring an engine teardown. This has tripped check engine light several times. I traded this truck off, it is not reliable enough. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

146500 mi air jet went out, Toyota still has truck in the shop as the parts are on 12 day back order. Toyota is making the repairs free of charge 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

54000 mi

US $180
RPM's at start were 2,000 and held for several seconds. Then dropped (slowly) to 1,600 and held for a couple minutes. If left sitting, would drop to 1,100 and stay. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

1240 mi ECM update for tranmission shifting. 

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2009 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

89495 mi

US $475
Replaced leaking water pump & serpentine belt. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

77000 mi Air induction pumps failed. Dealer replaced both under ongoing extended warranty for pumps. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

70000 mi Orange check engine light. Code was for misfire detected. Computer reset no additional problems. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

16500 mi Cracked driver's side exhaust manifold 
102920 mi Switching valve for AIP (Air Injection Pump) stuck closed and caused CEL. Toyota replaced entire system under warranty. Toyota has extended warranty for AIP system at no cost. 
70000 mi Air injection system failure, valve stuck. 
61380 mi water pump and oil filter adapter leaks. water pump change, and o ring replace on adapter 
71000 mi Water pump starting to develop leak. Replace pump. 
114000 mi

US $220
replaced exhaust w/stock exhaust due to rust out 
63300 mi crack in driver's exhaust manifold. exhaust leaking out. very loud under load. 
35960 mi they had to repair a seized differential vent 
1000 mi Check engine light indicated a problem with emission system. Diagnosed as faulty evaporation canister. 
71300 mi

US $300
Water pump leaking, had to be replaced 
96000 mi AIP failed 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

46000 mi Faulty air pump triggered check engine light. Dealer replaced pump under warranty. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

100000 mi

US $600
Replaced the waterpump 
75000 mi

US $510
Signs of water pump gasket seeping 
59200 mi

US $383
O2 sensor needed to be replaced. Amber Engine warning light appeared. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

72000 mi

US $250
Serpentine belt worn. Did not break.. just squeaky. 
65320 mi

US $25
65K - A squirrel chewed through the foam under the engine cover and ate through the knock sensor wires. Dashboard showed CEL, VSC, and TRAC lights on. Pulled code P033D (knock sensor). Replaced damaged harness (self-repair), problem solved. 
81000 mi TSB for idler pulley Intermittent long start. Throttle body service (cleaning) performed. 
92000 mi

US $764
Replace water pump, thermostat & gasket, radiator hoses and coolant 
64000 mi Discovered that water pump was leaking during 60K service. Replaced under extended warranty. 
97000 mi Secondary bank of air pumps failed. Low power, went into 'limp mode' with check engine light and Traction Control/VSC off idiot lights flashing. Known problem with 2007-2010 Tundras covered by 10 year/150,000 mile warranty. 
61000 mi

US $90
Water pump gasket leaking. First thought that pump shaft seal was leaking, however, gasket discovered leaking when pump pully removed. Removed and replaced pump since it was such a chore just to expose pump. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

67500 mi

US $500
Water pump developed a leak. I noticed no leaking fluid, and the shop was only suspicious because the reservoir level had dropped since I had been in for an oil change shortly before. Pump replaced. Common problem on Tundra w/5.7L. 
86500 mi leaking water pump 
13000 mi Oil-leaking engine solenoid 
69000 mi air pumps failed, air valves failed. it was ludicrous to spend $ 4,000.00 to repair emissions equipment with failure prone badly engineered replacement parts. living with problem instead 
79000 mi Air pumps and air injection valves replaced. CEL off. Exhaust leak and noise. The repair caused a leak at the air injection tube to exhaust manifold gasket, since it took 2-weeks for the poorly aligned(or fitted) gasket to blow out the Toyota Dealership feels they have no responsibility. 
90000 mi Sounds like a cracked manifold but dealer says it's a VVT-i issue. 
78000 mi Replaced serpentine belt idler pulley assembly. Huge squeaky noise typical of bearing problem in pulley assembly. Dealer was not the purchase dealer, but did the job free. Peoria Toyota was great, despite not purchasing Tundra at Peoria Toyota.  
120000 mi

US $2500
Secondary air injection pump with water intrusion. Major design error by Toyota. Total cost $2500-$4000 not covered by extended warranty. see: http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2010/04/26/tundra-sequoia-air-injection-induction-pump/ 
9300 mi "Check engine light" - problem with defective "power steering relay" (apparently a common failure in extreme cold). No effect on vehicle, part is on order. 
9300 mi Replacement of reported sensor failure last month. 
82500 mi

US $192
1) AIP valve failure. Valves and pumps replaced.rn2) Water pump leaking, replacedrn3) Rear pinion sela leaking, replaced 
118700 mi

US $600
Idler pully bearing bad needed a new one and replaced the serpentine belt also 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

55441 mi Secondary injection pump stuck open, Limp mode. 
76594 mi

US $449
Water pump developed a leak which probably started at about 60,000 miles. The dealer asked if I would like to pay a small amount and replace the timing belt at the same time. Yes I do. Thank you 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

52000 mi Check eng lit on, Code P2440 2ndary air pump inlet switching valve stuck open on bank one repaired as per T-SB-0160-11, replaced pump assy (air), 2 valve assy (air s) special service part gasket and tube 
66000 mi Both air injection pumps (aip) and valves went bad causing limp home mode. Toyota extended warranty on them till 150000 miles or it would have cost me $2000 according the the service guy. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

157500 mi AIP Failure. Secondary Injection Valve stuck open. Took apart and rebuilt it. 
159000 mi

US $800
Replace both AIP pumps with new OEM pumps. Secondary or outer AIP pump full of waster. Water was up the tube and bowl was full causing failure. 
161000 mi AIP failure again. P2441 Secondary air injection pump valve stuck closed. Water in pump shorting out wiring. I probably will order bypass/wiring to clear the code. 
163000 mi I think finally got the AIP problem fixed. Tried by pass and it didn't work. Put original pump in primary position on the system in secondary pump's place. Secondary being supposively new, was a remanufactured one. No limp mode or check eng. 
166500 mi

US $250
Since water was in AIP pump I now have a failure to the Air Switch Valve. Ordered part. According to tech when water is in AIP you have to replace this part as per TSB. I have a High pressure sensor Bank #1 code. In and out of limp mode. 
168000 mi After 3 weeks fixing Air Switch Valve now have code P2445. In process of doing elimination of the problem. 
26300 mi Technician diagnosed noise (Bearing in idle arm tensioner failing) but was discovered 3 weeks after warranty expiration. Waited for OEM decision to fix under warranty. Repaired during last visit and replaced drive belt. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

97000 mi

US $850
Replaced Water pump and flushed coolant. Also had 5k service performed and fuel injector service (cleaned) 
105000 mi

US $1875
I had a major service done-all fluids incl. transmission, diffs, transfer case. Mechanic noticed leaking water pump took picture, I inspected and okayed work. Major Service: $1,100/Water Pump $700 
59000 mi

US $430
Replace water pump 57k 
31000 mi Engine rattle, sounds like alternator, shop says they can't hear it so they can't fix it. 
95000 mi emission 
156000 mi

US $458
Crank shaft seal needed to be replaced. Major oil leak and drop in oil pressure. 
156000 mi

US $225
Radiator Leak 
55000 mi

US $50
Water pump leak. Replaced under extended warranty and engine belt replaced. 
127300 mi air injector stuck off 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

71000 mi

US $1000
Error Code 2443 Secondary Air Injection valve stuck closed bank 2 cause Check engine light to illuminate. Car taken to Toyota dealer. Out of warranty assistance given by Toyota for $500 of the repair. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

129000 mi

US $360
Replaced left side catalytic converter. Catalyst came loose inside converter. Made very loud noise when vehicle was operating, also check engine light. Purchased direct fit converter made by Magnaflow. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

58000 mi

US $1527
Warranty replacement of Air Pump under recall. Had started to fail, triggering dashboard light show. Weak acceleration. Replace water pump 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

182000 mi

US $2688
air induction pump assembly / valve 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

103000 mi

US $100
leaking water pump 
93000 mi idler pulley needed to be replaced. squeaky belt so shop said it should be replaced. 
149300 mi

US $2300
Engine wiring harness corroded, causing the transmission to malfunction. Part was on back order, had to wait for a new one. Harness was replaced, then had a problem with a hose that wasn't reconnected during repair. Repair completed, OK now. 
262000 mi

US $480
Encountered poor gas mileage and determined plugs again. In process of changing plugs discovered broken boots on the boot assembly. Cost of boots 120.00 a piece and they are hard to find. Total of 4 bad boots encountered in replacing plugs. Toyota advise 
270000 mi replaced battery and truck wouldn't hold idle. after 100 miles it was started and received an engine light. code said air flow drove another 50 miles and light went out. This has happened whenever i do maintenance on the battery. 
118000 mi

US $1000
Replaced water pump (which was leaking) and timing belt at the same time (which was also due for replacement). 
210000 mi

US $1240
replaced water pump, timing belt 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

118000 mi

US $650
Clutch went out on the cooling fan. There was a antifreeze leak from the pipe that runs under the intake caused by bad o-rings. I had both problems repaired and the truck runs and cools fine now. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

67000 mi

US $1200
tranny controller 
70000 mi

US $750
O2 sensor replaced for emissions inspection 
72000 mi

US $500
Transmission control again. repair cost is estimate. 
78500 mi intermittant short in wiring, truck would stop running. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

127300 mi

US $1050
Replaced timing belt, water pump & pullies, and radiator. 
53000 mi

US $2494
Secondary air pump assembly, and two air valve assembly's. 
99500 mi

US $325
Check Engine Light on indicating need to Clean injectors. Work completed along with oil & filter change and brake check. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

61000 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensors needing replacment- truck became underpowered and check engine light came on. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

85000 mi

US $500
Water pump failure due to leakage; replaced; also replaced timing belt and drive belts 
61000 mi

US $85
Engine light came on and test showed injectors needed cleaning. However, light came back on. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

54300 mi

US $180
Replaced muffler 
74000 mi Water pump was leaking. Traded it in for a 2015 Camry Hybrid. 
113700 mi

US $110
key was sticking in the ignition. New key assembly put in. 
83700 mi

C $370
Replaced muffler and tail pipe 
86180 mi There is a shield surrounding the cat converter that has come loose. I tried to bolt the two pieces together but it didn't work so I ended up taking the whole thing off 
45000 mi

US $1100
Exhaust replaced from catalytic converter back. 
188000 mi

US $165
Air pump for catalytic emissions failed causing truck to go into limp mode. $3300 estimate from dealer. Installed a work around to bypass system. Known defect in Toyota V-8's. 

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2004 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

50100 mi

US $210
Replaced stock muffler with Gibson stainless stell muffler to reduce vibration in exhaust system and improve towing performance. 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

179700 mi

US $1500
valve cover gasket leaking, replaced 
120000 mi

US $470
oxygen sensor replaced. Also changed oil, differential fluid 
93000 mi

US $100
Replaced o2 sensor 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

107260 mi

C $500
Dealer replaced Right rear 02 sensor 
119040 mi

C $700
Exhaust replaced from headers back. Also unsuccessful. I live in an area where the talent pool for auto mechanics is very low. 
148180 mi

C $400
failed emissions test oxygen sensor replaced 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

90700 mi

C $200
o2 sensor 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

79300 mi

US $220
Replaced oxygen sensor 
82000 mi ignition switch was hard to operate. They took it apart and lubricated. Had to have new key made. 
85000 mi

US $100
Bad coil was replaced 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

151000 mi

US $120
Check engine light caused by failure of vacuum hose. Heater box blend door seized. Replacement estimated at $1836.86. Mechanic knocked door over to heat side for winter. Will require knocking back in spring. 
98000 mi I asked the dealer to replace the entire exhaust aft of the catalytic converter due to age (13 years) and rust condition of those parts. But they only replaced the muffler. 
100000 mi Dealer only replaced the muffler earlier. So I had to reschedule another service to replace the resonator and associated piping, including the mid-pipe. 
338000 mi

US $45
replace serpentine belt 
191000 mi

US $15
Nuts that held the post cat O2 sensor in place on the drivers side rusted off and O2 sensor came out. Was able to fix by buying a new gasket and nuts. The studs were in near perfect condition and just need a die nut run over them to clean. 
87000 mi

US $1500
O2 sensor went out 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

154000 mi

US $450
Radiator leaking 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

169000 mi

US $500
Rear o2 sensor went out and needed to be replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

97000 mi Emissions 
99300 mi

US $150
Emission 
128000 mi

US $120
Spark plugs and wires replaced 

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2000 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

107491 mi O2 sensors setting off check engine light. Need to replace sensor in exhaust manifold but sensor cannot be removed (frozen up) without damage to manifold. Apparently this was a recall item that is common to this truck, but no longer coverd 
87500 mi

US $81
Leaky fuel line 
120000 mi

US $500
Replaced timing belt tensioner. 
110000 mi

US $200
Failure of two ignition coils. 
139367 mi

US $315
Replaced O2 Sensor on Passengers side before the catalytic converter. 
153000 mi

US $519
Radiator developed a leak and was replaced 
155000 mi

US $11
Valve Cover gaskets were leaking. 
127000 mi

US $46
Replaced 02 sensor 

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2000 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

125000 mi

US $100
Serpentine idler pulley went bad, replaced that along with belt. 
73300 mi

US $100
O2 sensor 
140700 mi

US $45
Replace upstream oxygen sensor right bank 

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2000 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

160000 mi

US $500
Belt tensioner for serpentine belt locked up and had to be replaced. 

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