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New Member, New 2010 Owner with Rear Spring Question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by th3duke, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    th3duke

    th3duke [OP] Active Member

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    Hi everyone, as you can tell I'm a new member of the board, and thus far find this site and the knowledge VERY helpful.

    You'll notice this is only my second post, as I have been doing a LOT of reading, but have a question regarding the rear leaf TSB.

    My new taco has 3 leafs and 4th small (overload spring) at the bottom.

    Looking at the TSB it identifies 04210 and 04570 as the replacement parts, and my truck has 04200 and 04560... and my VIN appears to be part of the VINS affected: MU4FN.

    Shouldn't there be 4 full springs with an overload?

    I was going to go to the dealers on Monday to have this looked at but don't want to look like an ass... My truck is 3 weeks old, and I'm leaving for a Moose hunting trip in 2 weeks - with a LOT of gear going in the box and will have a trailer attached with a couple of 4 wheelers - I sure don't want to be bottoming out while 2 and half hours into the woods if I can avoid it.

    So does anyone have a pic of the new TSB's or confirmation that it is 4 FULL springs with or without an (overload?)?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The TSB springs have 3 main leafs, and an Over load leaf.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    th3duke

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    Thank you for the quick response - much appreciated... Looks like this TSB will not apply to me then, so I won't waste my time trying to convince the dealer to change them...
     
  4. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    raswank

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    You have a Mexico VIN. You already have the new leafs
     
  5. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    th3duke

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    Uhhh - no kiddin? Made in Mexico? Shit man, the salesman that sold me the truck was bragging about the fact my truck was built in the US - 5TEMU4FN is Mexico?

    Wonder if this is relevant with the "decrease in quality" people have been talking about...
     
  6. Sep 17, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    No, that only occurs in the Union controlled American plants.
     
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