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Re: Got mine done... [Re: Brian_M] #644672 02/13/06 08:38 PM
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Body Damage is Cool
Last weekend @ Toyota of Carlsbad... Take it in at 7am, yet still have to leave it with them until the next day. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />

Since I'm there anyways, I ask them to do a simple check on something - I have a bunch of play at the backside of the p/s box (steering wheel side) and I want to see if there's any way to adjust it out. I explain to them that I have already removed my non-stock steering dampener (so they won't lose any of the bracket parts) & to call should they have a ?'s... They don't call; What they proceed to do is replace the relay rod, jack up what was a perfectly aligned front end & place blame on play in the steering on the idler arm (1 week old), the rag joint (0 play in it) and the lack of a steering dampener (which I told them I removed). In addition to all of this, they 'wash' my vehicle... The kids down the block do a better job - at least they do the windows & don't leave water spots. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

I went over to Firestone the same day & had them correct the alignment - Dealership claims the TRE sleeves were frozen... Hmmm, kinda funny since they adjust just fine for everyone else. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I DON'T GO TO THE DEALER. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" />

4xGeek (Chris)
'97 T-100 4wd sr5-suto, 3" BL, 1.5" BJ spacers, 35" ProComp AT's, 4.88's, Bilsteins x 6, etc...

No longer stuck in SoCal!! smile
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Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: rmg] #644673 02/13/06 09:01 PM
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surlynkid Offline
Roll Me Over
who wants to come with me when i take mine in next month and ask where this relay rod thingie is??

Scott Landon
1995 T100 - total buildup underway
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Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: surlynkid] #644674 02/14/06 06:34 PM
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4xGeek Offline
Body Damage is Cool

Oooh oooh oooh I do I do I do! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />

4xGeek (Chris)
'97 T-100 4wd sr5-suto, 3" BL, 1.5" BJ spacers, 35" ProComp AT's, 4.88's, Bilsteins x 6, etc...

No longer stuck in SoCal!! smile
Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: surlynkid] #644675 03/07/06 09:50 PM
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Body Damage is Cool
who wants to come with me when i take mine in next month and ask where this relay rod thingie is??

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


-1986 TOYOTA
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Torqued T-Bars
Marlin HD clutch

Newly rebuilt!! Runnin' like a champ!

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Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: 4WD22R] #644676 03/10/06 03:28 AM
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Winkel1 Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Had mine done today. My wife took it in, done in an hour, drives fine. They replaced the (what I would call) drag link. It's the bar that attaches between the two inner tie rod ends. I have replaced both of the inner tie rod ends myself, and each time I had to split the sleeves with a Dremel, and install new ones. Mine were siezed up.

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Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: uzombie] #644677 08/26/06 01:37 PM
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Japan has launched a criminal investigation into three Toyota officials suspected of failing to do anything about a faulty steering part, which may have caused a 2004 accident that injured five people.

Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: jmoser] #644678 09/01/06 01:55 PM
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TomPoh Offline
i finally had the recall done, and mailed all my documentation to toyota. then toyota mailed me a check that exceeded the cost of the relay rod i installed. i sent them a receipt with what i paid for the rod. maybe they refunded me the retail cost (which I didn't pay) or added some $ for my labor? either way, i was happy.

95 T100 SR5 Xcab 4X4
Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: TomPoh] #644679 06/23/07 07:02 AM
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karting_guy Offline
Need a Spot
i know this thread is kinda outdated but i just want to comment on the toyota recall. i had mine recalled too but it was toooooooo longggggg before i had my money back. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: uzombie] #644680 09/11/07 01:11 AM
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jlelbert Offline
Need a Spot
I just had mine done , it took almost 3 hours

Re: Toyota Recalls 978,000 vehicles [Re: uzombie] #644681 02/14/09 09:48 PM
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ToyGearhead Offline
Need a Spot
I just bought my T1 last summer(2008) & wasn't aware of the recall. I immediatly took it to the trail, you know for initial 4x4 testing (lol), & found the truck had a very loud pop when the wheels were cut hard L or R. I took it back to my shop, jacked it up, & started checking the tie rods & ball joints. They all were new MOOG parts, but I found my steering stabilizer was busted & a sway bar link almost rusted in two. I replaced these w/ Rancho & Energy Suspension components, & hit the trail again. It still popped. So I was alittle confused then. Getting back home & checking my mail, I found a safty recall notice for my truck, for a "steering relay rod". I imediatly thought, "theres my popping noise". I hit my local dealership & they repaired it no questions asked or money out of pocket. The guys @ the dealer also told me this recall was a joke as far as they could see. They said they had yet to see one of these trucks with the problem that the recall warranted. So, I hit the trail again, & the pop remained. To make a long story alittle shorter, one of my wheelin' buddies -A1- told me to grease the wheel stops on my truck & it would'nt pop anymore. He was right, I greased them & it has'nt popped since. But about the recall, the new "steering relay rod" looks beefier than the old one, but I have noticed no difference, good or bad, in my truck.

1995 Toy T100 DX Xcab 4x4 3.4V6 5sp. 32/11.50/15 Destination MT's -TRAILRIDER
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