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$1200 for new lower control arms!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    So my truck has been making a strange metallic popping sound, usually when turning. The shop I took it to said I need new lower control arms to the tune of $1200. They said the LCAs had some movement to them which was causing that noise. I couldn't believe the cost to replace them. Do you guys think a dealer will be cheaper? Any idea where I might find new LCAs for less cost?

    Also, how would my LCAs go bad? I only have a little over 50k miles on my truck and it sees mostly highway miles. It has a mild lift too so what's the deal? Pretty bummed out.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    There was a thread on this a while back... Try to torque the LCA bolts to 110lbs (i think thats what i remember) And the noise should go away.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    ^ I already did that and it helped but the shop said there is still too much play in those LCAs. Sucks I can't just get new bushings.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    Sounds like it's time to upgrade to LONG TRAVEL!!

    or, maybe you can find a member on here who has long travel, and wants to sell their old LCAs.

    I just did a quick RockAuto.com search because I was curious myself. Yeah, they're basically $500 a piece on there, and they usually have the lowest prices. But holy crap that's so expensive!

    Sorry, bud, looks like your SOL unless you find somebody to help you out.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Thanks sachou. i told the shop to loosen the bolts and to try to retorque them down again. My buddy and I tried that about a month ago but we may have not torqued them down enough. We'll see. Yeah, it's really expensive. Thanks Toyota.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    colinb17

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  7. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    x2. If you're dropping that much coin you might as well upgrade. The TC LCAs are far stronger and serviceable.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    X2 this is like the perfect excuse
     
  9. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    You should still be under the powertrain warranty. Ask the dealership if it is covered.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    thats BS
    Here are part numbers for 2007 4x4 bushings
    48654E BUSH, FRONT LOWER ARM, NO.1 RH48654‑04040GRN245, 250, 265, 270, TRN24*, 26*1$61.97
    48654F BUSH, FRONT LOWER ARM, NO.1 LH48654‑04040GRN245, 250, 265, 270, TRN24*, 26*1$61.97
    48655D BUSH, FRONT LOWER ARM, NO.2 RH48655‑04020GRN245, 250, 265, 270, TRN24*, 26*1$74.23
    48655E BUSH, FRONT LOWER ARM, NO.2 LH48655‑04020GRN245, 250, 265, 270, TRN24*, 26*1$74.23

    You can verify them in dealership
     
  11. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Is that 5 years/60K? I forget. I could try the dealer but the issue is with the suspension not the powertrain.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    I was under the impression we couldn't get these separately. Interesting. Thanks for checking.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    np
    Cut the old bushings out, dont even try to press them out its not gonna happen :D
    Cleanup arms and press new ones in. Done... :)
     
  14. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Acetylene torch works nicely also.
     
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    Damn why are those things so much? They don't look particularly complicated to make.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    ^ Good old Toyota. I have my truck back as it was. I asked the guy at the shop if they sold the bushings separately and he told me no, that it all has to be replaced. I guess they really wanted $1200 out of me.

    I have some good knowledgeable friends who can help me troubleshoot this further. Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    All you need to do to check the bushings is jack up the front of the truck and check for play at the bushings with a pry bar. 10 mins work.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    same problem here I think. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it is and make sure its not something else.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    My LCA bushings are shot to sh!t..and I know I need to replace them cus I get all the same poping and clinky clanky noises too.

    It's kind of embarrassing to say the least..I wish they were greasable..
     
  20. Sep 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    What shop is this?
     
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