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Rust on Frame with A/C drain mod fix

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Uptown2k, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Domane

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    Just checked the truck and after 10k it's already showing a few spots of rust, going to be tackling this soon. Thanks OP!
     
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  2. Nov 28, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Methadras

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    I have a better mod for this particular area that I've used to great success where the condensation drips onto the frame. Super cheap and you can get it from just about anywhere online or in auto stores.

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  3. Dec 3, 2018 at 4:14 AM
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    Nope, had to do the mod on my 2019
     
  4. Dec 3, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Thanks for this! I probably wouldnt notice this problem until years down the road lol
    :cheers:
     
  5. Dec 3, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    I just ordered this stuff from Amazon. Thanks
     
  6. Dec 3, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    HardShellTacoma

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    For those of you with rust, where exactly is the spot (I can't tell from the picture in the first post)? Can you see it looking down from under the hood? I have an RCI skid plate, would that block me from seeing it?
     
  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    BlueFourMike

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    This is definitely a big oversight by Toyota. Took care of the mod last weekend.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    I've said this in here before, but my '99 Taco has the A/C drain in the exact same spot as my '17. So it seems Toyota hasn't changed that design in at least 18 years. My 99 has no rust in that area either
     
  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    But the “gee wiz”, “I did a thing” self gratification of doing a DIY project outweighs common sense. ;)
     
  10. Dec 10, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Higher pH makes water more basic...
     
  11. Dec 16, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    I know I may just be dumb but is that 5/8 inch the inner or outer diameter of the hose?
     
  12. Dec 16, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    Jamesboy2233

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    my question is why... for 20 some years ac condensation has flowed down my frame and there arnt rust spots on the welds
     
  13. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Inner I believe. Just ask NAPA for the 5/8 hose and you'll get the right one ( it'll be printed on the outside of the hose ). I'm not sure if other competitors would have it not, but I would think so.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    Inner
     
  15. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Thanks guys, I'm going to get this done today. I'm kind of scared to see the rust after 5300 miles, especially since I'm down here in Florida
     
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  16. Dec 17, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    ‘Cuz you’re in Texas.........:rolleyes: try moving to an area that gets plenty of salt/snow, that’ll change on ya!
     
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    ahhhh
     
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  18. Dec 17, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    Here's the pics of what I found under there and the work I did. I'm spraying the frame with the rust resistant spray paint.

    20181217_193710.jpg
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    20181217_193001.jpg

    I'm also wondering what that patch of rubber type material is on the frame right under the AC drain pipe. Anybody know?
     
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  19. Dec 17, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    Not sure the hose is but I zip tied my extended AC hose away from it just to be safe.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Funny because a shit load of cars that I’ve serviced have problems with frame or subframe rot from the AC draining right on them. I always told myself this would be the first thing I would do to a brand new vehicle. Well I got a brand new vehicle and totally forgot!!! Luckily I only have about 3k miles on it! I’ll be taking care of this over the weekend. Thanks!
     
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