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New Truck, New Problem

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tdog, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Jan 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    tdog

    tdog [OP] Member

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    I am a new member. I just got my first Toyota. Previous trucks - 99 Dodge Dakota, 02 Silverado Z71, 04 Silverado Z71. Unfortunately, I noticed the truck pulls to the right as I drove it home from the dealership. I plan on taking it back next weekend to check the alignment. Hopefully, they can fix it.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    welcome to tw!! when i first picked up the 06 i used to have....it did the same thing. dealership did an alignment, and all was good.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    +1. They told me that sometimes, when they're on the transport trucks, they tighten down the straps (or whatever they use) too much and it alters the alignment a bit. Had mine redone and it's fine. Might be bullshit, but kinda makes sense...
     
  4. Jan 10, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Janster

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    It does make sense....

    But what doesn't make sense - is why the dealerships don't check the allignment before they sell the truck. :confused: Don't they have some sort of 1000000 point checklist (laugh- whatever number they use I have no idea) they go over the trucks before they sell them?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    That checklist is completely superficial crap...

    1. Check that first key works
    2. Check that second key works
    3. Check that has four tires
    4. Check that it has a windsheild
    etc...
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    tdog

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    Thanks for the info. I also read a thread on this issue - tons of great info here. I going to the dealership on Friday to request the following:

    I would like all 4 tires "road force" balanced, any out-of-round tires replaced, and an alignment done to achieve the optimal alignment settings for my tire size.

    Does this sound correct and should I request anything else?
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    thats about it man!!:)
     
  9. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    mkeeagle

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    Welcome to TW!!
     
  10. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    welcome. keep the dealers straight
     
  11. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    Delmarva

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    lol... but you forgot the most important one...

    Check to ensure secure mounting of the dealer badging to ensure shameless advertising.
     
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