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Old 10-12-2020, 04:31 PM
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I have a 2006 v6 tundra with 96000 miles and the transmission is going . Itís in the shop now for diagnosis. First transmission lasted 5 1/2 years and 42000 miles. Out of warranty. Second transmission got more years but same miles. I only pull a 1500 lb boat and trailer and not too far on flat ground in Fla. Iíll try to get it fixed then look for a new truck. Any ideas?
Old 10-12-2020, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Tomfootloose View Post
I have a 2006 v6 tundra with 96000 miles and the transmission is going . Itís in the shop now for diagnosis. First transmission lasted 5 1/2 years and 42000 miles. Out of warranty. Second transmission got more years but same miles. I only pull a 1500 lb boat and trailer and not too far on flat ground in Fla. Iíll try to get it fixed then look for a new truck. Any ideas?
That is all you got out of a Toyota? RAM currently is the only updates truck on the market. F-50 is updating in 21 and Chevy has just been milking the same thing for years like Tundra.
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My 04 V6 tundra has ~335k miles on it on the original transmission. I think you have the 4.0L V6? I am curious if you ever had the fluid changed or flushed in the transmission? Also, have you gone to a different mechanic? I am a little shocked to hear about such low mileage issues on a toyota.
I am in the market now, but truck prices are ridiculous and used prices are not much better.
If I were you, I would put a rebuilt or new transmission in it and drive it a few years until the next economic crash and buy a newer truck. Thats my plan at least.

I did a lot of research here on the F-150s and the ecoboost motors. I am leaning that way, but I am waiting 1-2 years to buy new or used. Dodge has come a long way as well and I might go that route.
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WTH are you doing to destroy these transmissions in a Toyota? Iíve never had a transmission issue in any Yota Iíve ever had.
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Lots of 5.7 powered tundra, we use as work trucks, probably 1million miles total. Not one engine or tranny problem ever. Best trucks we've ever owned.
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I know 3 people with Yota's

400K
450K and 750K miles.

Never a problem with any of them. Still running strong today.
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My 2011 Tundra has over 165,000 miles and tows 8,000lbs 100+ times a year. Tranny never serviced and no problems.

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You need the truck with an Allison transmission then...

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I recently picked up a new 2020 F150 SuperCrew with the 2.7 Ecoboost. I kept my 18 year old F250 diesel to tow my fifth wheel trailer.

I'm really impressed with the way the F150 drives and the ride. It's truly car like.

The 2.7 Ecoboost seems to have a great reputation amongst owners, and it has a 7000 lb. towing capacity. I usually get about 22 mpg, however I've got 25.5 on one 105 mile trip @ 55 mph. Put the tranny in Sport Mode, and this vehicle is seriously fast. 0-60 in 6 seconds and the quarter mile in the mid 14's. That's Supercar territory in 1970.

They're doing a 2021 model update on the F150's. Wouldn't be surprised to see them hit the lots in the coming weeks.
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Man, I had almost 300k on my 01 with no issues and I towed heavy with it. Itís still going with the next owner. The other tundra in my family has over 500k and no tranny issues. Something is suspect.
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First time I took it to two shops and Toyota dealer all said replace it but no reason given for failure. At the low miles on the transmission there is no maintenance scheduled. Looks like another 3k out of pocket and I won’t buy another Toyota.
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How do you manage to only have 96K on a 2006 vehicle? Mostly towing miles?
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Originally Posted by 1720keywest View Post
My 04 V6 tundra has ~335k miles on it on the original transmission. I think you have the 4.0L V6? I am curious if you ever had the fluid changed or flushed in the transmission? Also, have you gone to a different mechanic? I am a little shocked to hear about such low mileage issues on a toyota.
I am in the market now, but truck prices are ridiculous and used prices are not much better.
If I were you, I would put a rebuilt or new transmission in it and drive it a few years until the next economic crash and buy a newer truck. Thats my plan at least.

I did a lot of research here on the F-150s and the ecoboost motors. I am leaning that way, but I am waiting 1-2 years to buy new or used. Dodge has come a long way as well and I might go that route.
02. Tundra 120000 miles here and the truck is just broken in. I hauled 3 loads of 1/2 yd sandy loom yesterday. Best vehicle Iíve ever owned..
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Do you have a 17-19 yo son?

Maybe your Toy does really good burn-outs?
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Be honest, what are you really pulling to burn those things up?
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Been towing locomotives down the street ,man do those things put grooves in the asphalt
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Never heard of transmission issues with the Toyota; but I have heard of (and have had) three cracked exhaust manifolds on the Toyota 4.7--they cost just as much as a transmission (if not more) to fix.

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