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leaking shock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ballplayer002003, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    ballplayer002003

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    Okay, so I had my tires replaced today and they told me when I picked the truck up that my right front shock is leaking and that I should check to see if this is covered. I have 23k miles on my truck, would this be covered under the factory warranty? They also told me that my TPMS light would have to stay on because the rims I have don't have the sensor in them, is this true? I got the rims off of a FJ Cruiser that had this.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    The shock will probably not be covered. Yes it is true about the TPMS sensor. The sensors on the original wheels need to be on the truck. The TPMS ECU is programmed to those sensors or you can get the ones in the FJ wheels programmed into the ECU at the dealership.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Why wouldn't the shock be covered? If he bought his truck after April of 07 he would still be under the 3 year 36k mi warranty right?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Shocks are considered maintenance parts that deteriorate.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    I would think so. Dont see a reason why it would not be.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Because it is a "wear" item. It won't hurt to try though. You never know until you ask.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    Shocks are covered 3 years or 36 thousand miles witch every occurs first.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Cool beans.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I have no idea about whether or not the shock would be covered... but it should outlast the 3-year, 36kmi warranty, so I'd at least ask.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    Very true seems the ones I have been replacing lately have all been the TRD Bilstein's.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Normal wear and maintenance items are (Tires,Fuses,Brake Pads,Wiper Inserts, Belts, Alignment Correction and so on)
    Over my 28 years working for Toyota I have replaced many shocks and struts under there basic 36/36 warranty.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Good to know.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    that was why I had the questions, I would have thought they were a wear and tear item too but I will try and let you all know.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    That's probably your best bet. Bitch and complain if you have too.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    a leaking shock is NOT normal. I had one replaced on warranty last year. NO issues at all, show up, dealer looks at it, yes it's leaking, order part, come back 3 days later they install.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    Steve P where you located in TN?
     
  18. Apr 21, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    just to let you all know, I called the dealer and without hesitation, they told me to bring it in and they would replace it. So I took my truck in today and come to find out that the warranty had expired in March. Again, without blinking an eye, the dealership said that they would still replace it at no cost to me. Who says Toyota doesn't care about its customers?
     
  19. Apr 21, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Outstanding news that they stepped up and gave you some out of warranty goodwill.

     
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    I took my truck into pep boys for some tires today and they told me I needed new shocks as they were leaking I declined to have them do it and took a look for myself. The leakage seems to be very little. Should I replace them?

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