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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by NHPig, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    NHPig

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    So, I have narrowed down my issue from this thread.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/christmas-tree-of-lights.77706/#post-1975351

    I have a bad speed sensor and bad wheel bearing. Stealership wants $1,150 to fix it all.

    It was out of character for me, but I did buy the 120 months/100,000 miles Zurich comprehensive plan.

    They are not approving the repair till they see it in person and photograph it, since the truck is "lifted".

    What they will find is a ReadyLift 3/2 with Spidertrax WHS023 Wheel Spacers. The spacers 1.25"

    I have a feeling I have an argument coming my way.

    Thoughts, suggestions? I have reached out to both companies for any supporting documentation, both have been fairly helpful, but primarily have referred to MagnusonMoss Warranty Act , however, researching this, it isn't a slam dunk for me, IMHO.

    I don't feel that my lift and spacers are an extreme by any sense. I don't push the limits of the truck and feel this was certainly a failure to be covered.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    14burrito

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    Wheels spacers caused wheel bearing to go bad.

    Speeds sensor might actually not be bad, start with the bearing. Bearing heat can cause erroneous speed sensor "issues".
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    I am not a lawyer, but even if you got away with them agreeing the lift didn’t cause those problems, your tires and spacers are a VERY easy reason for them to deny you. The only exception is if you bought the truck used with those mods, and bought your extended warranty with those mods already in place.
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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    Warranty is 3rd party, IMO that renders your comment not applicable. Again, just my opinion.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    Depends on the warranty terms, like if it was bought along with the pre-modded truck, but from what I’ve seen the 3rd party warranties are quick to deny everything anyway.
     
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  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Wheel bearings go bad with time. Many of us run wheel spacers you can argue that it sped up the death of a wheel bearing but in reality its not going to be an end of the world situation just because you put a spacer on. Wheel bearings in the rear axle are a very pricey job no matter which way you look at it because it is pretty extensive. They will always try to find a way to deny service and make money off you regardless of how pissed off it will make us. I went to a dealership for a diagnosis and they wrote me off saying it was caused by mods and still charged me. Won't even get back to my calls.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    What he said...not comparing the two vehicles by any means, but I was going through wheel bearings on my 350z like crazy with my wheel spacers. Finally went with wider/different offset wheels, haven’t changed out a bearing since...spacers are the devil. Good luck.
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    If you move the wheel out one inch, regardless of using spacers vs negative offset the end result will be the same. The suspension, axels and bearings will see the same set of leverages accelerating wear.
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    You sure your warranty covers wear items like wheel bearings? I'd be surprised if it did.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Yeah so.... I guess I will see.

    Warranty, as read by dealer, ought to cover the bearings... but they are not the one to decide.

    I guess I don't appreciate the difference if I had just gotten wheels with a different offset. That said, quite a few Tundras out there without stock offset.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Usually warranties won't cover wheel bearings, at least that's what I've seen.
     
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  13. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:36 PM
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    Have you priced parts if not under warranty ?
     
  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    In a round about way my shop can't get it done for quite awhile and if it is the more complex way of doing rear bearings, than price from dealer isn't that extraordinary.

    If warranty does not cover anything, I'm going to just fix bearing first and see if the sensor even needs replacing.
     

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