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Info and what to look for on 1st gen Tundras

Discussion in 'Tundras' started by SpeedoJosh, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brother is looking to pic up a truck for a second vehicle. He wanted a Tacoma, but he has moved towards the first gen Tundras now.

    What are things to look out for, better years, common issues, etc....?

    He is going to look at a 2002 V8 with 100k. Guy is asking $10k for it. He asked my advice, and I didn't have the first bit as I am not a Tundra owner.

    Thanks
    -Josh
     
  2. ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 Public Servant Enemy #1

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    I've heard some of the early 2000's tundras have some potential frame rust issues, mainly on the cross members. So I would def look the frame over and maybe have it looked at by a Toyota dealer especially if its from an area with a lot of road salt in the winters. Other than that the 4.7 v8 is a solid engine. Guy I work with has an 03 with 250K miles and no issues.
     
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