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My 2004 Tacoma "Failed"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoMike, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    TacoMike

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    I took my '04 in for a frame inspection today and it failed. I think I'm kinda relieved, as I was debating on whether to trade it in or not. It's been paid for since last summer. The frame has a lot of surface rust on it, but didn't think it would fail. There was one next to mine that was getting a new frame, and the technician explained what they do and how they do it. While it's being reframed I'm gonna have them do the 5100 install on the fronts, new rotors and brakes, new bushing kit, and whatever else I can come up with. If you guys have any suggestions throw them out there. There will be a small labor charge for the front shocks, and none for the rear. The truck only has 58,000 miles on it. I gotta go do some shopping, talk at you later. Mike
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    h_curtis

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    Wholly shite! An 04? I thought I was not to worry. Mine is an '03. I have to get that checked!
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    So how long till the 2nd gens start rustin out? 2004 is only 7 years old!!!
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    HusqyRider

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    04 in Penn? A lot of winter driving, no? I have an 01 in Calif. I guess I'll be in no rush to sell the Jeep. I thought the problem was resolved and it only affected 95-2000s?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 12:40 AM
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    TacoMike

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    We get about 5 months of winter weather here, November thru March. They use a brine solution as well as salt on the roads. I received a letter from Toyota awhile back stating I should have it checked, and I'm glad I did. The recall is only for those states that encounter heavy winter conditions.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:57 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    X2. Only for the saltbelt. They dont rust like that here in tha south! :D
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:58 AM
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    Well as many problems as your haveing probably in the next few days for you. Lol jk. ;)
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    mlittle

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    Where in PA are you located? I have a 2003 with similar mileage. The closest dealer to me can't spray the frame until they get approval from the township. I will call around to set up an appointment to take my truck in for inspection.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    x2468

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    Oh really, if you qualify for the frame coating or replacement depends on where you live? I came close to buying an 01 from a guy in SC. He said that he had owned in in marlyand for a while. I wonder if it had rusted and I brought it in, what toyota would say? Does it depend on the original purchase location or current location?
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    I think Toyota needs to tone down their commercials about "quality"...:rolleyes:
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Coolidge

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    ...What is this "RUST' you speak of???
    (j/k....Im glad we dont have these issues in Cali)
    Good Luck!
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Kitty

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    The coating/replacement is determined by if it fails or not. If it fails then they will replace if 2001-2004, buy if older. If it passes they will coat it. The only reason location plays a factor at all is b/c in areas where they salt the roads there is a higher chance of it failing.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    x2468

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    It sounded for a second like they would only spray the preventative coating if you live in an area that salts the roads heavily.
     
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