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#1045 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacoma [palerider5]
Mar 10, 2011 (7:51 am)
I just wanted to provide the final update on my vehicle, 2001 Tacoma 4X4 extended cab.
I received a call on Wednesday, February 9th from the Service Manager at Toyota of Runnemede telling me that my frame was in and the work would begin the next day.
I went online that night to shop for replacement shocks and struts to go along with the new leaf springs and lower control arms that Toyota was supplying with the new frame. I settled on a set of the KYB gas-adjust monotubes from Tire Rack at cost of $213 for the set.
Shocks arrived Feb 11, Friday morning, I delivered them to the dealer that afternoon. I was told it would take 24 hours to do the swap but I was still shocked to see the mechanic had about half the work completed.
Mechanic recommended I replace my drive belts because of dry rot, the gas tank strap locking pin because of rust and the O2 sensor gasket and bolts also because of rust. I approved the additional parts and labor which came to $315.21.
The truck was ready for pick up on Monday, February 14. I picked it up the next day. I must say that I am very pleased with the result. The truck is tight, doesn't make the crashing sounds over bumps that it used to and also handles 100% better than before. My total cash outlay was a little over $528 and I feel that it was money well spent. All the items replaced that were not included in the frame replacement were going to need replacing anyway, so I have trouble understanding other posts in this forum complaining about the additional costs over the frame replacement.
I wish you all the best of luck with your frame swap and hope you are as pleased with the end result as I am. My truck has 113,000 miles on it now and I feel like I will hold onto it for an additional 113,000.
#1046 of 1369 2000 Tacoma
Mar 15, 2011 (6:09 pm)
My 2000 Tacoma just failed the frame inspection and i was told Toyota is replacing these as well. Has anyone recently had a 2000 done?
#1047 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [gusotto]
Apr 04, 2011 (5:19 pm)
hi, dropped my 01 Tacoma at dealer service in NJ, waiting for Toyota answer how they want to deal with this, have the same problem with rusted frame around the rear leaf spring mount, the mount is already broken off the frame, my question is, they checked my VIN and it's not on the list for recall, I'm i going to get the new frame too? is everyone hear with the Tacoma on the recall list? they acting like there is nothing they can do for me without Toyota's decision. please advice
Apr 07, 2011 (5:49 pm)
Glad I stumbled across this info - I never received a letter from Toyota. I took it to the dealer today, my VIN matches the recall range, they told me to bring it back tomorrow and they'll set me up with a rental and get the buy-back process going. Check out these pics - '99 Tacoma driven on the salty streets of Indy for the past 13 years:
Based on KBB "excellent" condition and the 1.5x payback, I'm looking at 10-11k for this 'ole Tacoma I've been driving since 1998. Very impressed with Toyota!
#1049 of 1369 Frame spray is JUNK
Apr 09, 2011 (5:36 pm)
My 03 was sprayed last summer when it passed the Hammer Test. Just looked under it and the stuff is falling off in places that had heavy rust. Anyone else seeing this? Will get a pic up as soon as I can.
#1051 of 1369 Frame Spray is Junk
Apr 10, 2011 (11:08 am)
Pic taken today and was applied 6 months ago
Apr 14, 2011 (3:55 pm)
Can someone tell me how to post pics on here, seem to be having trouble????
#1053 of 1369 Re: pic troubles [framerot]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2011 (5:51 pm)
After you write your message in the "Post a Message" box, you'll see the Photo Upload area underneath it. Click the first Browse button, locate the photo on your computer, and click "Open" or "OK" in that dialog box. Then click "Post My Message". The one specification that we have is that the picture you attach be no wider than 640 pixels. or it will cause the text on the page to stretch and not be readable.
The alternate way (if you have a lot of pictures, or an oversize picture) is to upload it to a photo-sharing site like Photobucket or Flickr and copy the link for that photo in your message.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#1054 of 1369 2000 Tacoma - Frame issue
Apr 19, 2011 (12:36 pm)
I have a 2000 Taco and Toyota dealership hammered the frame last week. They did not offer to repair but they mentioned the buyback option. I am retired and cannot afford to buy a new truck and was hoping this would last until. Can Toyota 'repair' the frame?