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Frame rust recall

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by markey, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. May 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    my body shop guy said he could do a frame swap WITH a new frame for $7k or $8k ... the indie Toyota certified mechanic told me about $11k with new frame
    I just wanna know if my frame is 0k enough to clean and properly treat good (to not have to worry about it) and that would cut out the cost of a $4k new frame, I can also get a salvaged one from west coast if need to be

    the NADA book value for my truck is nearly $13k at the high end, it has only depreciated $9k from the MSRP I paid (not including all extras out the door)
     
  2. May 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    Jeffch

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    Most were not worth the cost of frame replacement.
    Myself included!
    Pretty sure your out of luck brother. I don’t think Toyota will help. Hope all checks out good for you!
     
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  3. May 18, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    thanks! i am seeing that perhaps the current frame replacement are total BS, if they fail again in a number of years

    my truck was a very expensive truck in its day, they gave my relative more than $11k for something half as good as mine
    i just feel i am swimming alone in my own lonely boat going in circles

    is there a forum section here on TW for counseling/psychotherapy lol
    ...
    thank you all for letting me babbble on and on and on
    its appreciated
     
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  4. May 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Jeffch

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    Shit bud!
    I feel bad for you!!!
    Seems you care for your truck.
    I get it!
    Let’s hope seeing you need to use a bore scope she’s ok!!
     
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  5. May 18, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    yes, see what happens and then take the next steps to protect it
    I might not feel this way if my truck did not drive and handle more or less Exactly like the day I drove it home and off to work on the road with it 22yrs ago this month
    It was a finely built truck that has been properly maintained, but is definitely showing some signs of age (squeaky door, A/C issue), but not nearly as bad of age as my '96 Corolla (the to-store-and-back heavy wear and tear car) that Corolla still starts, runs and heats up good in the winter (but not pretty to look at)
     
  6. May 18, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    alright here is a quandary that i am curious about
    those of you currently dealing with this frame issue, are you also having corrosion popping up on the panels, door, rockers, fenders, tailgate?
    there are a good amount of trucks in my area, mainly of the detroit flavor, that this is happening when they are barely 10yrs old, but the worse of them are older
     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    There's a new frame at the dealer where my frame is gonna be done. The frame has a sticker on it with the last 5 numbers of my vin 83884. Is it my frame? I think it is :)
     
  8. May 19, 2019 at 1:54 AM
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    Sebz13 Coconut Expert

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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    My truck was purchased in Washington originally albeit it spent like 3 months there lol.
     
  9. May 19, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i do not know much about the ins and outs of this whole issue (still researching)

    are you having them hot dip galvanize that new frame before the swap?
    so far my research is leaning towards that being the ONLY certain way to keep this from happening again until the trucks wheels literally fall off
    (many 100s of thousands of miles later :))
    if they have not redesigned these new frames to chemically resist corrosive elements who is to say the same unfortunate thing will not be happening 10 or so years from what is going on in the present? I am seeing the same exact thing is happening today from a few (not all) 1st gen frames replaced almost 10yrs ago, its a truely bad situation
    while you see a chance, Take It!
     
  10. May 19, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    Yep, that one is yours!:fistbump::cheers::drunk:
     
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  11. May 19, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    I'm hoping you're just joking about the hot dipping? Lol
     
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  12. May 19, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    Ikr.o_O
     
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  13. May 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    I’ve got my new frame on order from the dealer, is there’s anything else worth replacing other than suspension when they take apart the truck that isn’t covered with the warranty ?


    I’m also having an issue with my AC. My AC blows cool but not cold, like a fan with no cooling. Is that a coolant issue or would that be more likely an AC compressor ?
     
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  14. May 19, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    The AC may just need a charge. It's my understanding they recharge it after the frame replacement is done. May not cost you anything.
     
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  15. May 19, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Thank you, I’ll ask the guy from the dealer about it
     
  16. May 19, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    My ac didn't work before and it works now after the swap. Just needed a recharge. No cost to me.
     
  17. May 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Nothing like free free on on dealer dime! Lol
     
  18. May 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Is there anything else I should look into replacing while the frame is being replaced ?
     
  19. May 19, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    A picture paints a thousand years. Mine showed delay initially and then perforated in the delaminated areas. I now have a new frame. If you suspect anything get in there and really look and TAKE PICTURES. They were going to refuse me until I went into the service manager with my phone and showed him my pics. He immediately walked back to the service area with me. I showed him. He showed corporate.He had corporate approval in under 5 minutes.

    IMG_2631.jpg
    IMG_2632.jpg
     
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  20. May 20, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    Toyota got back to me and said its been denied a frame. So at this point idk what to do.
     
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