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2003 rusty taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TeamRooR, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    TeamRooR

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    I am in need of some advice...

    I have a 2003 trd tacoma with what I think to be a frame worthy of replacement. Here is the only hole I found, think it will fail?? I have buco maintenance repairs coming and would love to save some cash if I can by combining repairs while they are replacing the frame.
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    I have a couple related questions, feel free to chime in... I purchased the truck about 10 months ago with 64k on it, I feel like the clutch is on its way out(previous owner must have been rough with it) and would think I could get a discount on its replacement while they are doing the frame swap, I am at 83k now and know I need to replace the timing belt, water pump, etc soon. Just think it would be a good idea to get all that taken care of, would hope to save a few bucks!


    I also have some corrosion on the oil pan, I wouldn't imagine they replace that with the swap. I would think it would be a good idea to replace it as well while everything is apart.

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  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    U better get your ass in gear and get the truck inspected by the end of the month....or your shit out of luck, unless the truck was inspected before and documented.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Why by the end of the month?

    I purchased the truck from a Toyota dealer in Pittsburgh, I would assume it was inspected??
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    The recall is over at the end of october. So get your ass to the dealer.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    That would fail for sure. They test them by hitting it with a ball peen hammer, if it goes through it fails. A hole would make the hammer go through really easily. haha But call them ASAP to get in for the inspection!!!
     
  6. Oct 24, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    I'm going to go on the first available evening they have this week.

    I'll repost as soon as I hear something, to me the rest of the frame while rusty seems pretty solid. It's just that area in the photo that is really bad. Is that really enough to fail it??
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Holes in your frame because of rust is never good. regardless of size
     
  8. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    my frame looks mint on my 96....
     
  9. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    me too!:D I love living in the desert.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    I had a 99 regular cab and it was the cleanest, most rust free vehicle I have ever owned. I miss that truck...
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    What is Rust? Going to 2nd living in the desert.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    I had two trucks bought back by Toyota (two years apart), and just had my '01 inspected and transmission flushed. No rust on this one, but the dealer has a small mountain of rusted out '01-'03 frames out back (and a tall stack of new frames on pallets). The guy that worked on my truck does the frame replacements. He has job security here in the northeast. He did not say anything about the program ending this month.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    According to toyotaownersonline.com it has to be inspected by the 31st.

    But I bet they are booking them after the 31st. As long as the paperwork is started before the 31st its probably good.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    well i dont live in the desert :p i live about 3 city blocks from the ocean
     
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    This happens where they use salt on the roads to de-ice. Hence the refference to the desert, not much need for de-icing there. Do they de-ice the roads in S.E. Georgia?

    We do get some snow in the Seattle metro area but up til now de-icing has not involved the use of salts. My frame has zero rust even though it is exposed to lot of moisture and I live fairly close to salt water in the form of Puget Sound.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    I have 2 Toyota dealers within 30 minutes of my house. The prefered dealer wants me to wait to bring it in because they are so backed up with replacements and the dealer I whose service staff I absolutely do not like penciled me in for 3:30 this Wed.

    I would really prefer the other place do it, any suggestions there?? I asked about the 0ct. 31 deadline and he said he knew nothing about it, told me this would be going on for a long time...
     
  17. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    I'd ask the dealer about combining the work items you listed. Some dealers have books that tell them how many hours to charge for a specific task, regardless of how long it actually takes them. Some of the better ones will help you out and combine tasks so your billed shop time somewhat reflects how much time it actually took them. Just something to keep in mind before you get raped by the stealership.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    what is ICE:cool:
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    I take mine to washington Toyota. they have always done a bang up Job. replaced the waterpump at 59k under warrenty and I had them do the timing belt at that time. about $135 to do it at that point. Excellent job. Do not know if it was them you were considering form morgantown.
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Washington isn't to far, I'll give them a call in the morning as of now I am on a 4-5 week waiting list at Dan Cava to get inspected... I refuse to go to University Motors who has a 2 day wait...

    I did call toyota and documented my request just in case, I should be getting a call back tomorrow on their suggestion on what to do next...
     
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