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Boot on my Control arm has a Rip in it!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JEA86, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    JEA86

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    Hey guys i got a rip somehow on my control arm Ball Joint Boot, Is there anything i can do to fix it or do i just need to take it off and replace it.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  3. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    i think it should be covered i dont know how in the world it happened.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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  5. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    nah dont have any pics yet i am at work :( its the joint on the Control arm at the top of the susension. its got a little puncture hole in it and when you press down on it grease comes out of the hole
     
  6. Aug 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    yeah i will probably run it up there
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    jsut a small update, they told me since i had a TRD suspension on the truck and it wasnt installed by them they would not cover it under warranty work and wanted to charge me for a full upper control arm! i said forget that.

    So any suggestions on what to do to fix the small hole in the boot? its about the size of a pen tip
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Is there any chance it was damaged during install of the TRD components?
     
  10. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Or did you buy a non trd, and install trd suspension parts? In that case i would look like a complete fool...ehh par for the course. haha :D
     
  11. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    i mean i guess its possible anything is, but i dont see how... we did the same things on the other side with no problem.

    I think maybe i can fill the boot back up with grease and then put hot glue over it
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    i bought a Non-TRD and installed TRD shocks
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Ok, like i said, par for the course for me. lol. But then again, what fun is life if you cant laugh at yourself every now and then. Oh well enough of my nonsense, back to the thread. You could always just buy a new upper ball joint. they are like 30 bucks.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    they told me i needed a whole UCA! i was like WHAT! so you can just buy the ball joint and get a shop to press it in?
     
  15. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Since when? i just changed both of my ball joints...
     
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    wow that sucks for sure! why do they even sell that part seperatly then?
     
  17. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    do you have a second gen taco?
     
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    Yes sir i do. A 2006.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Well wait a minute. this might be new on the 2010's. The ball joint i show says 2005-2009. hmmm...
     
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