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New Frame on '01 Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tnek4230, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    tnek4230

    tnek4230 [OP] New Member

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    I took my '01 4x4 Dbl Cab in to the Toyota dealer to inspect the frame for rust on 3/11. They are going to REPLACE THE FRAME. Doesn't that basically mean they are going to rebuild my current truck on a new frame? What should I look for (quality checks) when I get my truck back?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

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    Yes ... On the 2001 - 2004 frame rust campaign a 'failed' truck will usually be given a new frame. This does essentially mean the truck will be torn completely down and rebuilt on a new frame. Reports on the frame replacement experience from multiple owners on multiple Taco-related forums have mostly been positive.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    snoope

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    tnek4230,

    Make your service writer a "best friend" NOW.....;)

    Ask exactly what they "Should" replace and what "needs" to be replaced..
    I got a great deal on new shocks at cost( mine were '02 OEM,needed to go anyway;):cool: )...Toyota covered labor :).

    If you live close enough,ask to see the "transfer",I did and WOW.....no I did not watch the whole process BUT what I did get to see ,:eek::D..

    I CAN NOT EXPRESS THIS ENOUGH.......ask questions NOW,DO NOT BECOME A BIT@# and watch how TOYOTA SHOULD treat their customers....

    Hopefully you have a good experience watching your truck "Gain" 15 years of NEW warranty......

    S
     
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