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Should my LCA do this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DurangoTaco, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:22 AM
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    DurangoTaco

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    I was taking video of my front sus and noticed my LCA is moving left and right. Is this normal?

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  2. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:25 AM
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    six5crèéd

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    Not normal.
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    If it’s moving it most likely means the cam bolt is not torqued down? I would Jack it up and see if it came loose.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    Looks like the bolt isnt moving at all...is held by the cams.

    Id say the bushings are TOAST
     
  5. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:42 AM
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    Check my build thread...too much to list.
    This is my opinion also. Bushing looks either too squishy or partially disintegrated.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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    No. Take it to a reputable shop to replace LCA Bushings. Or DIY. Good luck.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2022 at 9:29 AM
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    drizzoh

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    The rubber bushings will allow it to flex some, but this looks a bit excessive. Bushings are probably due for replacement.
     
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  8. Jun 22, 2022 at 9:31 PM
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    Geeves77

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    Lowers are a lot easier to replace than the uppers. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 22, 2022 at 10:49 PM
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    the bushings are worn

    worn upper = UCA upgrade
     
  10. Jun 22, 2022 at 10:54 PM
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    Superdave1.0

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    I'd replace the complete LCA. If the bushings are gone, the ball joints could be on their way out. Labor is less expensive/easier that way as well.
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2022 at 11:01 PM
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    You say that until you deal with rusted ass cam bolts.
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2022 at 11:09 PM
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    picked up free worn old ones to restore (I see them every so often and may even have an extra set)

    I gotta say, the labor of me walking outside for a few minutes with a spray can in flip flops is so expensive
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:08 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Mine didn't even need spray. Had all my bolts out in 5 minutes.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:21 AM
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    I'd disagree with this. The lower cam bolts are frequently siezed and need to be cut out. the top is one big bolt which is slightly tricky but overall an easier job, at least for me. I've swapped 3-4 sets myself.

    But OP needs new LCAs, or at least the bushings. Those should not move much at all.

    TORQUE BOLTS AT RIDE HEIGHT, NOT FULLY EXTENDED.
     
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  15. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:02 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    I agreee, uppers are easier to replace, but as long as the cam bolts come out fine, lowers are pretty easy also. A little more involved but not much more.
     
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  16. Jun 23, 2022 at 11:43 AM
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    As noted, your bushings are shot.
     

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