2nd gen frame rot

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Mag liter, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    I went under my truck today to look at a few things before changing my clutch out and was sorely disappointed with how badly the frame is rusting already on my 09, i almost do not feel safe driving the truck anymore as the rust i could see was pretty bad and there were spots i could not inspect but it does leave me wondering. The main spot im concerned about is going to become a 1-3 inch hole in the next year i would say. Im hoping for a frame replacement im disgusted with how bad it is flaking away. My moms 2008 chevy suburban has absolutley no penetrating rust and my 09 taco almost has holes in the frame. Everywhere they have metal "sandwiched" or riveted together is distorting due to all the rust between the metal pieces IMG_6994.JPG IMG_6994.JPG IMG_6993.JPG
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Man. That’s pretty bad. I hate that. Hopefully they’ll replace it.
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  5. OP
    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    I went to the dealer today, i figured out a good friends mom is the service advisor so i should be taken care of very well
     
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    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    I have to wait a few weeks for their inspection though
     
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    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    As i was walking into Walmart after work today i couldn't help but notice a rather clean looking 2nd gen taco regular cab and i parked next to him; I quickly peered into the rear wheel wells as i walked past and within moments saw a few small holes clear through the frame. I think This frame rot problem is much worse than Toyota admits at least on our 2nd gens: if you or anyone you know has a 2nd gen tacoma i strongly urge you to check your frames out the spots i have rotted out are drivers side frame on the inside channel under the rear access door, and passenger side all along where the exhaust runs; the truck i saw rotted through today was right where the frame turns upwords a foot to the rear of the front leaf spring mount.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did you leave him a note on the window like a creeper haha
     
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    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    Beechmont toyota just called me back at 10:00 this am and said that i qualify for a frame replacement and that parts are on order. I am pretty ecstatic now
     
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  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Awesome..
     
  11. OP
    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    My truck just went into the dealership today, they said it should be done next Friday. Will post pictures of the new frame before i fluid film it
     
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    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    It's all done and over with, no issues so far after the frame installation. It's purdy underneath. Will take some pictures and post them
     
  13. Will Evans

    Will Evans Active Member

    Wow that was quick. I wonder if it had to do with your good friends mother being the service coordinator. LOL. I got my 06 inspected and they told me they had ordered the parts but they have no idea when they can replace it. It's already been 4 months since my inspection.
     
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    Mag liter

    Mag liter Member

    After inspecting my truck, you get all new brake lines, lower control arms, and a lot of bolts are replaced with new. Also my front cab mounts are new. IMG_0014.jpg IMG_0011.jpg IMG_0012.jpg
     
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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You may need to bark more and bite of you have to.
     

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