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Should Toyota be fixing this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by UofA Taco, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    UofA Taco

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    I've got a 2010 Tacoma with tsb toytec aal and 3"spacer. Took this to Toyota place here in Auburn and the guy was being a real prick about this and said it would cost a couple hundred $$ to fix (which I'm sure I could fix this when I go home on Christmas break) but right now I dont have a place or tools to fix. Will it be ok til I get home and get the part or should Toyota fix it under warranty? anndd anyone knoe the exact name of this part if I do have to fix it myself? Just a leaf pack clip?

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  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    Since you put an aal in, that kinda voids the warranty for your leaf pack.
    It will be fine to drive for a short while until you fix it.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Razorecko

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    yea. Thats a totally aftermarket part now. Why would you think toyota would fix it under warranty
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Whats the name of that clip?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    getting a new clip won't help you. you just need to re-rivet the old one back on.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    If you have a MIG welder? Just remove the rivet and spot weld it back in place.

    It's not that importand it only maintains the alignment of that spring. The top 2 can't move and it does nothing for your AAL or the load spring.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Spring Clip. Just cut it off and don't even worry about it. There is probably one on the front side of the pack. And as long as your u-bolts are torqued properly, it is not really even an issue. My 2 cents.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    sloppyjoe

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    Leaf spring retainers are not a must have unless you get alot of fanning in your packs. I had this issue with an XJ years ago, no retainers and the leafs wiggled out and cut the sidewall of the tire. I would say this isnot an emergency, and can be checked simply by looking under the truck now and then to see if they have started to fan out. If they dont then fix it when you want if so then you may want to source a set off of an S10 or blazer. I have used them and they are made well and fit most of the leafs I have used. JOE>
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    CtTaco

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    duct tape it! :)

    J/K
    You should be fine for a while, just check it periodically...
     
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