1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Replaced the bent upper control arm but wheel still slanted

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Javed, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:12 PM
    #1
    Javed

    Javed [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2021
    Member:
    #371530
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Javed
    Need a little help with the suspension on my 2018 tacoma . Replaced the bent upper control arm but wheel still slanted . Found that be a bent spindle or bent LCA.

    C85BE99F-4E1C-4292-A905-4E83ACAB5B4A.jpg

    73A9AECA-8789-4449-B9EB-A73B901744E6.jpg
    7ABBA1D1-7096-4B6F-BC4A-0119EAB8968E.jpg
     
  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:13 PM
    #2
    Skydvrr

    Skydvrr IG: @kalopsianick

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Member:
    #229889
    Messages:
    10,790
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Gilbert, AZ
    Vehicle:
    Black '17 OR
    Something is bent.
     
    Tacospike and Javed [OP] like this.
  3. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:15 PM
    #3
    dagobert

    dagobert Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2021
    Member:
    #363308
    Messages:
    183
    Gender:
    Male
    I would say with lean like that your spindle is bent.
     
    12TRDTacoma likes this.
  4. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:15 PM
    #4
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Who is John Galt?

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2020
    Member:
    #332368
    Messages:
    1,171
    Gender:
    Male
    Madison, WI
    Vehicle:
    '15 Black DCLB SR5
    What did you hit?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:20 PM
    #5
    Kolter45

    Kolter45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2019
    Member:
    #298534
    Messages:
    731
    Gender:
    Male
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2013 BRM DCSB Sport
    Toytec Boss Leer/Rhino Rack TRD Gry & Exhaust
    Lca & spindle probably both need to be replace
     
  6. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:23 PM
    #6
    airmax233

    airmax233 Always ready for the next adventure

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Member:
    #99098
    Messages:
    1,116
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern California
    Vehicle:
    12 PreRunner SR5 Trd sport & 00 4runner lmtd
    OME 887x coils with 90021 sport struts. Total Chaos Upper control arms. IG: silver_runner23
    Did you send it too hard?
     
  7. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:24 PM
    #7
    airforceb2cc

    airforceb2cc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2021
    Member:
    #368194
    Messages:
    66
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    KCMO
    Vehicle:
    2021 DCSB Nightshade
    Ironman FCP with 275/70R18
    Bent spindle. Tie rod. Lca. Prob strut too. I’d look into getting an entire knee from a salvage yard. Axle shaft may be FUBAR too.
     
    4ast4orward and Kolter45 like this.
  8. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:27 PM
    #8
    4ast4orward

    4ast4orward Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2018
    Member:
    #255932
    Messages:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    WA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tacoma DCSB 4x4
    This, i would also have a wheel bearing on the shelf as it is next to go.
     
    12TRDTacoma and Kolter45 like this.
  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 4:47 AM
    #9
    brandon78lusch

    brandon78lusch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Member:
    #308678
    Messages:
    2,470
    Gender:
    Male
    Lake Norman (Mooresville), North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Sport DCSB 4x4 AT Super White
    he bought it from copart I think
     
    Bleep100, manwithtools and Skydvrr like this.
  10. Jul 22, 2021 at 6:47 AM
    #10
    Lphonzy09

    Lphonzy09 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2021
    Member:
    #371872
    Messages:
    36
    I would replace every suspension component on that side haha. Trust issues.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:08 AM
    #11
    cryptolyme

    cryptolyme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2020
    Member:
    #332715
    Messages:
    223
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 Tacoma Access 2WD
    probably the steering knuckle. but we need more pics
     
  12. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:17 AM
    #12
    BOSS-DS2

    BOSS-DS2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Member:
    #166128
    Messages:
    369
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma 3.5L A/T DCSB
    Motofab 3” Spacer lift Spidertrax 1.25” wheel spacers Yokohama G003 M/T 285/75/17 (34”) MBRP 3” Turndown PowerStop slotted & drilled rotors Tekonsha P3 brake controller
    I’m by no means trying to dog anyone, but you have posted about this vehicle before. If you are honestly this unsure of what’s wrong then I really feel you are in over your head.

    In regards to fixing the issue, start by either looking at and keeping a mental note of the drivers side suspension and then compare to the passenger, or take photos and compare it that way.

    As others have said, replacing all components suspension related (visibly damaged or not) is the best way to eliminate any current and future issues. Alignment is a science and it doesn’t take much to make a vehicle pull, become twitchy at highway speeds or shred new tires well before they should be worn.
     
    eurowner and IvanhoeTaco like this.
  13. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:21 AM
    #13
    CalcityRenegade

    CalcityRenegade Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2020
    Member:
    #317623
    Messages:
    703
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Calgary, Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Premium 6MT (Barcelona Red).
    TRD Pro Skid Plate. TRD Air Filter. Box Lights. RC 2" Level & Dever AAL.
    What happened to the truck? Driver side looks damaged too
     
  14. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:31 AM
    #14
    TACOTRDPRO1

    TACOTRDPRO1 TOM S

    Joined:
    May 28, 2020
    Member:
    #329626
    Messages:
    239
    Gender:
    Male
    ROCHESTER NY
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD PRO // 2010 VETTE ZR1
    Bent knuckle as stated in many post above and possible bent frame rails where the long bolt goes that holds the upper arm in place. Should be very easy to spot by eye.. Measure the left side and then check the right side. If you look at your upper control arm that looks bent and twisted where its bolts to the frame ????
     
  15. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:42 AM
    #15
    Taco01863

    Taco01863 Uninvited guest

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2019
    Member:
    #311742
    Messages:
    579
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Boston ish
    Vehicle:
    2010 dclb mgm
    What did you hit? Should have just used insurance. You got a few parts to replace..as mentioned above, spindle, tire rod, lca etc. Front bumper definitely took a hit.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2021 at 9:54 AM
    #16
    HVLA

    HVLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2020
    Member:
    #315392
    Messages:
    413
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2020 Voodoo Blue OR DCSB 6MT
    Are you seriously trying to replace one suspension part at a time? :rofl:
     
  17. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:43 AM
    #17
    Bleep100

    Bleep100 TOYOTA 4 LIFE

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Member:
    #280218
    Messages:
    2,644
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    17 Sport
    There's a reason it was a total lose and it's more than some bolt on parts sorry to say .
     
    airmax233 and Kev250R like this.
  18. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    #18
    fourfourone

    fourfourone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2020
    Member:
    #321977
    Messages:
    306
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD sport
    Truck was rolled on its side and slid. I would suggest stop replacing parts until you can confirm nothing structural is bent. You are literally flushing cash down the toilet at this point.
     
    BOSS-DS2 likes this.
  19. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:34 PM
    #19
    airmax233

    airmax233 Always ready for the next adventure

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Member:
    #99098
    Messages:
    1,116
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern California
    Vehicle:
    12 PreRunner SR5 Trd sport & 00 4runner lmtd
    OME 887x coils with 90021 sport struts. Total Chaos Upper control arms. IG: silver_runner23
    That’s exactly why the insurance gave up on it.
     
    Bleep100 likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top