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Should I Be Worried?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JSB10, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Mar 8, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    JSB10

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    Today I got my truck back from having the frame replaced and when I got it home I noticed the Tech had busted the back shock covers on both back shocks. Also when I turn the wheel it feels like it grabs when I'm turning left or right. My question is is it ok for the back shocks to have the covers busted like that? Will dirt get in there and wear them out quickly? I really am not super worried I'm sure my shocks need replaced just asking if they are ok like that for awhile. My air conditioner also didn't start working until it had been on 10 minutes or so but now it works so I guess that's alright. My biggest concern is the way it feels like its grabbing when turning left or right? Any thoughts or advice I appreciate.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    JDawg562

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    The shock thing is kinda annoying. I can't remember if the stock shocks have wiper seals, pretty sure they do. So that 1st seal will wipe any dirt off before it enters into the shock and shocks are a consumable product.
    If they swapped your frame they had to take off the lower control arm(LCA), rack and pinion so the alignment will be off.
    Maybe some power steering fluid leaked out, rack and pinion not torqued properly, steering column hitting something from the swap?

    When you are turning the steering wheel left or right are you moving or at a stop?

    I'd take it back and complain about it to them.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    I would go back to the dealer and get them to replace them
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:08 PM
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    Both. When I turn left or right and at a complete stop it feels like its rubbing against something. Do you think it just needs to be broken in?
     
  5. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I’d like to see some pics of the frame around the front end to see what all was replaced
     
  6. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    I'll try to get those tomorrow when I can.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I’d really like to see what wasn’t replaced
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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  9. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Go back and have them replace your shocks.
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    ...^^^... document EVERYTHING with photos and in writing and take it back to the dealer ASAP.

    Have them fix each thing and check it off ... also ask them on how the warranty works on their work with old and new parts.

    Good luck and this could get difficult ... blending old parts with new one.
     
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  11. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    Yea I know my shocks probably need replaced but they weren't like that three days ago. I bet they tell me to kick rocks.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    If thats what they did to the shocks and put them back, what else dis they fuck up and put back on or not????? Go back and complain!!!! Like said above, document everything with photos and written documentation.
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Whoever did that had no clue what they were doing. I’d be pissed.
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    After looking at those photos, hell yeah I’d go back and demand the shocks be replaced
     
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    I just got my frame replaced and have a bunch of issues now to. Complain to Toyota corporate if you have to.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    Here's my update. I went to the dealership first thing this morning and asked to speak to the Service Advisor. We walked out to my truck and I pointed out the busted shock covers and also mentioned the steering was off. The Service Advisor told me to drive it in and went and got the Tech. Tech looks and says "Only Thing I Know To Do Is Replace Them.'' Next he says pop your hood and I showed him the rubbing when I turn the wheel. He said let me take it back and make an adjustment. So I go to waiting room to see what they decide about shocks and so he can adjust the steering. 10 minutes later Service Advisor says bring truck back we will replace the back shocks. Steering is fixed too. I am so relieved it worked out!! Wheww!!
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    Shoutout Service Advisor for making the right call
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    It’s sad to see that dealership release your truck back to you in that condition in the first place. Glad they are fixing it for you OP.
     
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