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Broken Lower control arm

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I finally found out what that clunking noise from my front end was. appearently my lower control arm was loose and while driving down my mountain this morning the front bolt completely broke off. The control arm is hanging by the back end, it pushed my tire waaaay back and nearly ripped off my fender flare. I ordered the parts from the dealership for $50. Anyone else have this happen.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    MJP2 had something similar happen.............at PRIMM.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Damn, good thing it didn't ruin anything. Glad you're safe dude.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    dylandercole

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    Yea im hoping nothing else is messed up. I was only going about 15mph but it scared the hell out of me. Felt like something way worse but this actually isnt going to be too bad I hope
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    dont tell the media about this. they'll be shitting on toyota all over again. haha

    glad its an easy fix for ya.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Ill say its an easy fix when Im driving around with a smile on my face. Im going to toyota right nwo to get the part
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    It's a rough day when you're driving along at speed and the front end drops out. :burnrubber: to :turtleride:

    Mine did take out my fender, and my front bumper, and part of my door.

    [​IMG]

    All fixed up now though. These trucks are pretty resilient and everything's replaceable.

    Not the first breakage I've had and it certainly won't be the last. :)
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    Damn! See mine would have probably done the same if I wasnt only going 10mph
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    i have a cracked weld on my front right lower but i am gonna upgrade really soon to the total chaos lca's or camburg was gonna make a pair for me
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    thank god I didnt break a weld or anything. I lost the back cam adjuster thing i guess and the bolt has been slowly pulling out and I guess it just fell out. I found it tucked up in my skid plate. But I got everything on fairly easily for what tools I had. My trucks at the allignment shop right now (still under warranty from the last alignment so its free!), Then im off to the tire shop because it put a huge gash in my god damn brand new tires.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    glad you are okay and nothing worse happened man. should be a pretty breezy replacement.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    yea its already done. and on top of that Americas tires is the shit and giving me a brand new tire for free! I was expeting to dish out $350 for everything (parts, alignment, tire) but I only spent $65. So im happy about that
     
  13. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    Awsome! got any pics of the new LCA? :)
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Glad every thing went smoothly Dylan.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Wow, glad everything's okay man (except for the obvious). I have the same noise coming from my front end...hmmm.

    Anyway, post pics on the rebuild. Hope all goes well for you.

    Edit: Errr...read entire post. Glad it went well.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    I actually didnt get a new LCA, I got a new bolt and the two cam adjuster things that go on either side of it.
     
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