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TSB Done for harsh ride but...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by michaelmad21, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    michaelmad21

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    Hey guys well I just got my Tacoma back from the service department. the tsb was done and got my new leafs springs. As I left I notice my alignment was off big time!!! This was at 5:30 and they closed at 6:00. If I'm not mistaking should of that been done as well. I don't wana go tomorrow and look like a fool so anyone who has gotten this done my questiion is should the alignment have been done as well???:confused:
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I didnt get an alignment with mine. might want to make sure they put everything back together correctly in the front. I know they replace all 4 shocks when they do this TSB, well they did on my truck anyway.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    mine was off , steering wheel off center but wasnt pulling. Took quite a bit of talking to get them to get them to do it later on after i drove it for a while like that. He claimed my warrenty could be void because of lift; being kinda a dick , then he said- ill do it this time. Drives:) so perfect now.. After that I went and got tons of lumber, It did scawt down but not too much, then I was bumed for a second thinking she will not return to her perky stance, but happy to report she sprung back . thanks TOYOTA
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    dexterdog

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    The TSB states that an alignment should be done and the work is reimbursed by Toyota. It does not state that an alignment is not needed if the shocks aren't changed.

    In my mind if the rear is lifted due to a new leaf assembly the front geometry will be affected as well.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    GT150

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    My springs were replaced and my front end was re-alinged................without replacing any shocks
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    They only replaced the rear springs on mine and did the alignment.

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  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    well what the heck I'm just gonna to go and what ever happends happends
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    They did an allignment on mine with the TSB
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Print the TSB and show them, I just got mine done and it reads that it needs to be align regardless of what model you have. It does not matter if they only replace your leaf springs, still needs to be re-align. Make sure to ask for a copy of the alignment sheet, to make sure they do it. x2 on checking your vehicle because it should not be off the much if they only replace your leaf springs.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    they usually include new front and rear shocks...especially if you not a trd therefore it would need to be aligned
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    I notice on the alignment sheet it on goes up 265/70/17's I'm running 285/70/17's you think mybe thats why I didin't get mine done???
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Your alignment wasn't off when you brought it in was it? Take it back. Make them fix it.
     
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