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Apr 24, 2010 (4:26 pm)
I took my 2001 Tacoma in on a whim for the frame inspection and they found a small hole on the drivers side before the rear tire. The dealer took photos and in 2 days had the ok to replace the frame. It took one week to get the frame and another 10 days to do the work. They paid for a loner, they even let me get a truck from Enterprise. The only problem I had was the 2 inch lift I had on the truck. I had an "add a leaf" that they could not put back due to some policy that they could not modify the new Toyota leaf spring. You get new leaf springs and control arms with the frame replacement. All in all everything worked out great. I am the 2nd owner and the truck has 76k on it. Total cost at the dealer Zero! They even put new rear shocks I brought in for free.">
#975 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [ejsegrav]
Apr 25, 2010 (2:51 pm)
Count yourself as lucky!
I had the frame replaced on my 2001 AC and couldn't be happier.
Lots of new parts. Frame, Lower Control Arms, Rear springs, brake lines, e-brake cable, new antifreeze, brake fluid, A/C recharge, free labor.
Took 4 days from dropping off the truck.
I had new shocks added (You pay for the shocks but the installation labor is free.)
Truck rides like new and NO new car payment!
A 2001-2004 Tacoma will get the frame replacement if it fails. No option of a buy-back.
Replacing the frame isn't any big deal. Trained mechanic is working with new parts, the same parts they replace everyday.
The mechanic saw the bill sent to Toyota.
Glad I didn't have to pay for the frame replacement.
#976 of 1369 Re: Got new frame - sold Tacoma [rustedframe]
May 08, 2010 (6:42 pm)
I contacted my dealer very early in the process with my 2001 Taco and both the dealer and my case worker named Autumn stalled and stalled and only just recently was I able to get my inspection done and of course it failed.Since the time of first contact and now I see many 01 & 02 owners have been able to get 150% KBB, but it now appears Toy only wants to replace the frames.
Any one had any luck in fighting this? Is there any movement to get a class action suit to push Toy to do the right thing?
#977 of 1369 Re: Got new frame - sold Tacoma [jenner1]
May 09, 2010 (3:52 pm)
Anyone with a 2001-2004 who got the 150% KBB would have been early in the program. Buy-back is now available only to 1995.5-2000 Tacomas.
2001-2004 Tacomas get the frames replaced. They have replacement frames for them. Not so with the 1995.5-2000 Tacomas.
Toyota is doing the right thing with the no cost frame replacement. Lots of new parts.
#978 of 1369 HELP - Front E-Brake Cable Rusted/Broke
May 11, 2010 (10:28 am)
Frame was replaced on my 2002 TRD D-Cab in February 2009 (Note: Was the FIRST replacement done at that dealer). List of parts on my invoice included: Qty 1: 46420-35542 - "CABLE ASSY, PARKI" - also saw same part # on another poster's provided list.
Was setting my Parking Brake last week when the handle pulled out a foot - almost in my lap. Mechanic took a look under and said the front cable was broken - fully rusted through at a point near the grommet. Said rear cable looks OK / a LOT newer.
So - my question is - did the "CABLE ASSY, PARKI" included with the Frame Replacement Kit include BOTH front and rear cables, or JUST the rear. If both then maybe my dealer for whatever reason did not receive the front and just put the old failing one back? (I rarely use the P-Brake and probably only pulled it 2 - 3 times in the past year, and not as hard as that last time.)
If so, can't believe they would be that careless/stupid (probably had a separate one in stock), but then nowadays....
If any of you know the answer please advise.
#979 of 1369 Toyota Tacoma Buy Back Program
May 12, 2010 (10:01 am)
Does anyone know if the Tacoma Buy Back program is still going on?
This is the program where Toyota is supposed to buy back your rusted out Tacoma for 150% of the KBB value?
#980 of 1369 Re: HELP - Front E-Brake Cable Rusted/Broke [HOBP]
May 12, 2010 (11:08 am)
Had my frame replaced last summer on my 2001 Taco and this April my first state inspection since the replacement, the inspector pulled the P-brake and he had to pull it really far out for it to hold enough to pass. My problem was that it wouldn't release all the way and you could feel the drag when u hit the gas to accelerate. Thought it had something to do with the cable they replaced so brought it into the dealer to check it out. Well it wasn't the cable it was the part that the cable pulls that swivels on a pin and is spring loaded. Come to find out the pin had rusted up, probably because i never use the P-brake except at inspection time. Dealership said it would be 3 hours of labor to do the job at at RATE of 104.00 a hr. I can see that the recession hasn't effected the dealerships at all, lol. Well being out of work right now, i didn't want to spend that much right now so they reset the brake so it wasn't engaged at all, just can't pull it again or it will stick again. At least this gives me till next april to get it fixed.
#981 of 1369 Re: HELP - Front E-Brake Cable Rusted/Broke [toolman4243]
May 17, 2010 (5:16 am)
Bought my 2002 Taco used 09/04 - 67K miles on it - mostly highway. P-Brake giving problems 11/07 due (according to dealer) I hardly ever used it - "need to actuate frequently to maintain functioning & lube etc". Parts you refer to / your dealer wanted to replace are bell crank / pivots - they replaced mine along w/ the mount bracket / re-surfaced rear drums / cleaned & lubed rear backing plates at ttl cost $459.20 - labor at the time (Upstate NY) was $70.00/hr.
Then 01/09 the P-Brake light would not go out (the FEW times I used it) and dealer had to "free up rear brake pivots". One can of "Penetrate Spray" at $6.00 and a FULL HOUR labor to spray it on / hang around for the "free up" - $72.50/hr.
Before doing anything I will wait to hear more here re my original P-Brake cable(s) question related to my Frame Replacement, but after the eventual fix (same situation as you - out of work) I do intend to use it regularly - and will periodically lube all of the connections (pivots / cranks / whatever).
#982 of 1369 Question regarding Tacoma after frame had corrosion treatment
May 25, 2010 (1:44 pm)
I have a 2002 Tacoma with 31,000 miles on it. Last month I took it to my local dealership for a frame inspection, it passed and they sprayed the special frame coating to protect the frame. Since then, dirty white goo (looks like dirty wax) has been dripping from the frame on to my garage floor. I wasn't concerned at first but its been going on for a month, I would of thought this would of dried up by now but it just keeps coming. Has anyone else had this same problem? What is this stuff and should I take it back to the dealer? I would appreciate any advice.
#983 of 1369 2002 rusty frame
Jun 04, 2010 (4:23 am)
Frame rusted through. Dealer said i will have to pay 2k+ for parts. ?? What parts does the new frame come with. Afraid Toyota dealer will charge me for parts that come with new frame. Toyota case manager rep in Calif ,Kevin, was the most rude person I have ever had to deal with. Sure makes me not want to buy another Toyota. 95-2000 owners you were very lucky. 2001-04 new frames but we will have to BUY parts from Toyota to fix our vehicles. Dealer said he would only give me 5K for veh but minus 2k for the parts = 3k for trade in. What a rip off. Thanks Toyota for nothing!!!!