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Old 10-26-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Frame Rust on a 2nd Gen??

OK, so I know that the 1st gens have had some issues with rust, but I recently bought a 2006 and it has been bothering me that there is some surface rust on certain undercarriage components. Doesn't look to be anything serious but I don't want it to turn into anything serious. Recently put wheel spacers on and took a closer look at the rust and it doesn't seem too bad, similar to surface rust that I have often seen on tow hitches.

My truck also came with some Westin running boards that were pretty rusty, I removed them.

Do I have anything to worry about, my truck is certified pre-pwned and I doubt a dealership would certify a truck that has rust issues, just figured I would ask
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Every car in the north east will rust.
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Every car in the north east will rust.
Yeah like I said I an just being paranoid, going to try and clean most of it up this weekend if I get the chance.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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Best way to get some opinions is to post some pictures... "Some Rust" has a different meaning to everyone. One thing that comforts me as a Toyota owner, is the fact that they have owned up to the fact that there have been problems in the past and they compensate owners when there is an issue. Which leaves me not worrying about it...
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"my truck is certified pre-pwned" lololol
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Suspension rust and frame rust are very different things. Parts like control arms, leafs and U-bolt plates can be replaced. Frame rust is harder to repair.

1st gen frame, made by Dana, is boxed, which can trap moisture inside and rust. 2nd gen frame, made by Hino, is for the most part two C-channels riveted together.

The front mudflaps, despite their ugliness, are surprisingly effective at preventing rust on the rocker panels.
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My '05 is getting thin in the rear

I live in Vermont so road salt bath daily for many months of the year. My '05 has been hot oil treated a couple of times, but the frame is still rusty, rusty, rusty. I know things in this neck of the woods rust, but I've driven other brands for years in the same conditions and never worried. Toyota has issues--it's not just normal rust from road conditions.
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Bought my truck "Certified pre owned" and it had enough rust for me to freak out. Then again I am from the southwest, where things don't rust they melt. So post some pics. Odds are you will spend a weekend or two getting familiar with a wire wheel, and your choice of rust coating. From what I understand rust is something we have to get used too, with all the salt on the roads. I believe a certified taco comes with a 15 yr frame warranty. I'd have to go track down my warranty paperwork. You can always have it inspected at the stealership, but they will most likely do nothing.

Search the forum, lots of useful info. Here are two to start you off.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...corrosion.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...h-club-11.html
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