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Frame check

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Falcor, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Falcor

    Falcor [OP] Member

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    I'm getting the frame checked Thursday. I'll let you guys know what they find. I asked the guy at the counter and he said they have had a handfull fail.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    jolayiv

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    Good luck to you man. What do you want to happen? Just curious.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Jester243

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    Good luck to you :thumbsup: let us know how it goes
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Falcor

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    I bought the truck from a family member for $4000. Long story short, she is now disabled and the state is taking care of her. The state is selling off her stuff, including this truck.

    It's a great truck, but if I could had my choice I would have gotten an extended cab or double cab TRD 4x4 (01-04). If they do fail it, that is what I will be looking for.

    The frame has surface rust but I have only had it since Saturday, and have not had a chance to really look it over.

    If it passes, then I will keep it.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    ILove2Drive

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    I just got my 2000 inspected last Friday. It passed the guy said it looked really good and to drive and enjoy it it'd be worth a lot of money, because before the warranty time was up it was definitely going to fail. So either way you can enjoy your truck :)
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    Falcor, how did u go about getting it inspected? i was debating wether or not just to drive mine to the dealership & asking them, i got the lil thing in mail, but lost it like an idiot!
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    I'm not sure how the whole thing works, either. Did they only recall some? I never saw one for my '01.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    Call the dealer, to make an appointment. Take a look under to see if you see any holes on the frame(probably be on passenger side), if it does it will definetly fail. if you think it will fail make sure you take everything you want to keep out or off of it, because they won't let you leave with it if it fails. Oh and u don't need that letter.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    cool, thanks bro!
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    It only goes from 95-00 bro. To my knowledge they aren't doin anything for the 01-04s as of now.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    ^^ thanks ^^

    Kinda the last thing I needed to worry about right now.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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    nate_m

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    dont know about you guys but since i heard of this every time i change my oil i craw under my truck and look for rust, if i find any i grind it off with a wire wheel and some sanding disks and re paint it... i dont wanna take any chances exp because i have an 01...
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    Falcor

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    I just went up to the service department and told them I wanted to get it checked. It goes in tomorrow.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    ViperR

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    Isn't the rust problem occuring from inside the frame and not the outer surface?
     
  15. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    Falcor

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    From what I hear. The same thing happen to my 78 CJ-7. Looked fine from the outside, but rusted from the inside out.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    There are rumors of frame replacement for those yea models. Some info here

    I took mine home after it failed, cleaned her out, took one last mountain ride and took her back a week later.

    see here for more info

    True. The test includes smacking the frame with a hammer to see if it penetrates.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Falcor

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    The truck is at the dealer now. Waiting for a phone call. Tick tock.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    wonderfulremark

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    hope to get one soon
    I hope you get the full 150% cheque from toyota, if it fails..
     
  19. Mar 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    good luck! i crawled under mine yesterday, didnt see any rust, hope it not on the inside of the frame!
     
  20. Mar 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Falcor

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    Just got the call, and the frame is fine. The guy said it was in good shape.
     
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