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04 Prerunner Complete Front End Rebuild

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BamaTaco04, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    BamaTaco04

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    Hey Guys. I am finally getting around to showing my old girl some much needed love. I bought my 2004 Tacoma new from the dealership and haven't done much in the way of maintenance, other than oil changes, air filters, Tires Etc... Never never had an alignment done. And she currently needs tires. Although, I don't want to burn through another set of tires, without correcting the front end problems (shakes, and burns through tires). I have a parts list compiled if someone can confirm im headed in the correct direction. Should this be everything needed?

    Lower Ball Joints:
    43340-39585 117.52- Left side(driver side)
    43330-39815 $117.52 - Right side(pass side)

    Upper Ball Joints:
    Passenger: 43310-39016 $43.85
    Driver: 43310-39016 $43.85

    TIE ROD ENDS:
    Passenger Outer: 45046-39295 $47.19
    Passenger Inner: 45503-39075 $154.10
    Driver Outer: 45047-39175 $47.19
    Driver Inner: 45503-39075 $154.10

    Control Arm - Lower Bushings

    Whiteline: W53377A $72.24 (X2)
     
  2. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    Depending on where you live, you may need the cam bolts on your lower control arms (in case you need to cut them off).

    You will also want new bolts for your lower ball joints.

    Also, get yourself some Superlube from Napa or something; the grease provided with the Whiteline's is "ok" but Superlube is "better".

    If you're keeping your sway bar, why not new sway bar end links, and steering rack bushings?
     
  3. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Welcome aboard new member
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Welcome to the forum @BamaTaco04
     
  5. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Are the sway bar endlinks and steering rack bushings something that are more of a luxury "feel" item, or wiil they affect alignment as well?

    Also, what are the complete OEM part #s of the cam bolt hardware I will need to replace all 4 corners of the front Lower arms? Being as how I live in Alabama, I probably won't have a problem with Rust, but I'll take a look at then and make an assessment.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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  7. Mar 7, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    Better I link the amazing walkthrough videos that @Timmah! has provided not only because they're a great source, but he also provides part numbers in his videos as well as tools used.

    LCA Front #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaZNBp1gZM

    LCA Front #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FzEHygizoI

    LCA Rear - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-lzK7CPKQ

    Steering rack bushings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YywcR0E9bM4

    Tie rods inner and outer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--HcOQlv03U

    Upper ball joints - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sY2azyLBuI

    Lower ball joints - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLvtEnX9qk

    And finally, but not mentioned since I'm replacing my UCA's with an aftermarket set - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZbAd1_EUM
     
  8. Mar 7, 2020 at 4:03 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    I deleted my sway bar, so can't say how it'd help with having new sway bar end links but I'd assume it would feel like the new LCA bushings did; provided tighter steering.
     
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  9. Mar 7, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    Thanks! Good info on this group... glad I stumbled across y'all!! Now for some YouTube watching...
     
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