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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KEG'sTACO, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    Well, guys, long story short, I got in a minor accident. No lawsuits, no claims, nothing. I'm paying for repairs but I don't know what's broken and I don't want to get swindled. Pics and a video are on the way. My driver's side tire is not connected to something causing the steering to not function. ALL help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Well. atleast now I know who you are on my FB page. lol.
    Glad no one got hurt man. As Aaron said, tie rods are dime a dozen.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    U have a video of the accident?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    of the wreck? lol no. I got pics headed this way.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    island808

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    yea.. you got your tie rod or something broke.. Probably at the ball joint? Just a wag.
    You'll need to get that fixed :)

    But first it sounds like you need a scotch. Cause that thing aint gettin any more broker and you seem all freaked out.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    These are a few pics I snapped. Need anymore?

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    In the video above, at the first part the steering wheel is straightened all the out. Throughout the video the person inside is turning the steering wheel to the driver's side, to the passenger's side, and back straight.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Looks like an issue with the tie-rod end and the LCA (In the first pic, compare the two adjustment bolts where the LCAs connect to the frame).
     
  8. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Glad your ok. If you need a ride somewhere or need help with the repairs gimme a shout.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Tie rod looks ok. The pcs doesn't look to bad either. To new it looks like a bent spindle.

    Take the wheel off and take more pics?
     
  10. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Looks like the tire is hitting the spindle. I'm assuming it wasn't like that before...

    That will also mess with steering geometry and bind
     
  11. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    well yea.. the tire's leaning right on the knuckle. I'm sure more than that has geometry problems.. but your knuckle/spindle or thereabouts is definitely bent up.
    And good money has the wheel being bent, maybe control arm too. Though you never know it must be checked once you get a new drivers side 'spension put on there.


    And does that thing have a boat motor in it?
     
  12. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    The "damaged" tierod (i.e. driver's side) wiggles ALOT and is oozing a gel-like liquid. Obviously broken. Whereas the passenger's side is stiff and at a, what I assume, a "regular" angle.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Is the steering working at all. Looked like nothing was moving. Could you have possibly broken something in the steering column???
     
  14. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    Maybe so. The steering wheel is EXTREMELY tough to even budge.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    That's grease. Tie rod ends are cheap. Gonna need to take the wheel off and do some major checking of uca and mounts. LCa and mounts. But definately spindle. You have 6" lift so maybe the longer spindles bent easier and the wheel is ok but should still be checked.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    That's where I'm fucked. I don't have jack stands nor an impact wrench. Guess I'll be spending an assload of money in shop fees, parts, and labor.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    I'd pop the hood and see if you can see anything under there that's jacked up. Obviously somethings bent on the left front but the right front I would think would still work unless its all binded up. Not sure though :notsure:
     
  18. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    With a bent single the geometry is way off you will be trying to lift or lower the truck when you try to turn. It will be tough. Get a jack under the truck to support the weight and try it.
     
  19. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Yeah that spindle is fished, you need a new procomp spindle.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    I got what you need bud, gimme a shout, I have a compressor, impact gun, air ratchet. Let me know if you need to borrow it. Jack stands too.
     
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