Anyone own a 2001-2004 Tacoma

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  1. Leaping Deer

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    Looks like they will be replacing the frames instead of doing the buy back they were doing on earlier trucks also it looks like if you have one that doesn't qualify you need to have it treated to get the warranty.

     
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    toyota of keene nh is replacing them and they pay 90 hours each. two guys do it in 1 day. that's 45 hrs pay in one day!!!!
     
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    I saw a rack of about a half dozen at the local dealership the other day,
     
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    Do you have an "official" link to this somewhere? Doesn't sound like a hoax, but I have a few co-workers with trucks of this vintage, and I want to make sure to give them genuine information instead of a worthless chase.
     
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    I was at Falmouth Toyota yesterday and there was a truck full of them leaving. All Tacomas that looked to be that vintage.
     
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    it was posted on Edmunds.com CarSpace section on 12/19 supposedly
     
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    OK, I found the post, but again it just looks to me like a cut-and-paste, anybody could have typed this.

    Toyota Tacoma 2004 and Earlier Frame Problem - CarSpace Automotive Forums

    Looking for a techdoc in PDF on the Toyota site, something like that. Talked to 2 people here, neither has received any communications from Toyota, and they both bought their trucks new.
     
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    I have to run down to Hurlbert's in Epping tomorrow, I'll see what they have to say. Thanks!
     
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    We did one at our place last week. 60 hours pay, guy did it in 17. Not to bad, hope I get the next one.

    Comes with new springs, lower control arms, brake lines, a s***load of bolts, and some other pieces. Nothing like a big box of parts to go with a bare frame.
     
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    Was in Epping at the dealer a few weeks back when we bought the FJ for the :princess: and they are doing several a week. I think the sales manager told me they are billing 60 hours for one guy and they are loving the work. Pull the whole cab and nose off as one piece and start swapping over the parts to the new frame. SO I know Hurlbert is doing them.
     
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    Yeah, I was there yesterday, the Service Manager said they've done a bunch. He said to just be patient, Toyota is mailing out the notices gradually so the dealerships don't get slammed.

    Did you see that nice 40 sitting back by the entrance to the Service bays? It looks so forlorn sitting there, next to that old VW bug. Nice truck, but it needs a paintjob to be perfect.
     
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    The dealership is owned by two brothers and it is one of theirs. It is for sale or so I am told too.
     
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    I don't think there is anything wrong with my 2003 tacoma frame. the gas tank skid plate could use replacing.
     
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    I doubt that they use the same amount of salt in VA as they do up here.
     
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    While changing the transmission fluid and differential gear oil in my '04 Tacoma, I noticed that the frame has a lot more rust on it than it should. Although my wife's '04 Honda has endured the same winters my Tacoma has, her frame looks new in comparison.

    Do any of you have any new information I could present the next time I take my truck in to get an inspection sticker?

    Thanks.
     
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    They should be sending out notifications to people. I would take it to your local Toyota dealer. They will inspect it and replace the frame if it has any holes. If not they will pay to have the frame rust proofed and the frame warranty is good for 15 years from the original purchase date.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I bought a 2001 Tacoma that had the frame swapped out. I have had the truck now for about 6 months. It is starting to double stop and I think it has to do with the frame swap. I don't know if it is the engine mounts or the body mounts. When I come to a stop, the truck stops, and then it feels like it stops again. The tires aren't moving but the truck definitely shifts forward. It doesn't seem to happen when I start moving, only when I come to a stop. Because of that, I was thinking it wasn't the engine mounts as you would think it would happen regardless if you are stopping and starting. Any ideas?

    Are there any known issues like this that have come up when swapping in these new frames?
     
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