I have a 2008 Tundra with 61k miles
It is at the dealership now.
Dealer says it needs (2) air pumps and valve set.
Cost is $5,800.
Dealer says my Tundra is out of warranty and I will have to pay the total cost.
Has anyone had same problem and this non-warranty reply?
Did anyone get Toyota to cover the costs? If so, can you give me the details so I can go back to Toyota with ammo.
I am desperate and need your help !!!
Quite honestly, were the hell did they get that price? If you are replacing both air pumps you need 2 clamps at 2.31 each, 2 pumps at 1112.40 each, an emiision control valve set at 475.74. Warranty time is 4 hours, CP time is normally 1.4 times that so 5.6 hours. So that is 2705.16 in parts before tax, so they charge about 550 per hour? Or they really over estimated the time or they quoted too many parts.
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As emission control strategies grew more sophisticated and effective, the amount of unburned and partially-burned fuel in the exhaust stream shrank, and particularly when the catalytic converter was introduced, the function of secondary air injection shifted. Rather than being a primary emission control device, the secondary air injection system was adapted to support the efficient function of the catalytic converter. The original air injection point became known as the upstream injection point. When the engine is cold, air injected at this point cleans up the extra-rich exhaust and raises the temperature of the exhaust so as to bring the catalytic converter to operating temperature quickly. Once the engine is warm, air is injected to the downstream location — the catalytic converter itself — to assist with catalysis of unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
The federal emmisions warranty is 2 year 24 months, CA is 36 months 36k miles. Certian components are longer, like the emmisions control valve set required for this one is 7/70 in CA, but not the pumps. But he is also in LA, not under the CA warranty
This makes little sense. Is the CA emissions warranty 36/50k or 84/70k months? I think this has all changed in the last few years. At least some components are required to be covered by the Feds (maybe just the cats) for much longer. Ill have to look at the warranty book again.
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