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Brand new truck - leaking shock

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LastCanadianExit, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Apr 26, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    LastCanadianExit

    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    So today, I am having new tires mounted in my Platinum with 490 miles on it and the shop tells me the right rear shock is leaking like crazy. Going to the dealer tomorrow, but anyone run into an issue like that? Some new like a dud installed at the factory I guess...
     
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  2. Apr 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    It's not unheard of, but just an unfortunate situation. Easy quick dealer fis under warranty. Sorry for the bad luck.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    Stuff happens.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    LastCanadianExit

    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    I figured, just curious. Could be worse. Poor B-Dub II has had a rocky start to her life. Lol

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    wow blown rear shock already. Not a big problem. But I bet someone test drove it hard. From my personal experience replacing my rear shocks. Those things are toothpicks.

    Should definitely be covered under warranty.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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  7. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    +1, I had a leaky 5160 on my 2013 Tacoma replaced under warranty. My only problem was someone ordered the wrong shock. 2 things really pissed me off. First I pointed out to the service writer that it was a Baja and had 5160 remote res on it from the factory and 2 the service dudes had it for 2 hours before they checked that they had the correct shock.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    LastCanadianExit

    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    Can't tell people anything these days, they never listen. The dealer service guys don't seem to realize that some folks know their vehicle really well. Some of us are crazy and some of us just drive appliances on wheels.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    yep, I gave them a 0 on the survey. Service manager called me and I added my list of bad service experiences at his dealership. One of my favorites was getting home and seeing oil dripping in my driveway. Well not knowing where it was coming from I turn around and head straight back to dealer. The Gen2 Tacomas have a top mounted filter and anyone that changes the oil knows to put a catch can under the drain hole. I guess the dude that changed my oil thought it was easier just to stick a rag on the skid plate. That is fine but remember to remove you rag and clean my skid plate.
     
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  10. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    Good call man, they live and die by the surveys. I brought my wife's van in for its 10,000 mile oil change and told them a rear light was out. They tell me after that it wasn't out and all good. Stupid me didn't check until I got home. I gave them a terrible survey and they came to my house the next day to pick it up to replace a light bulb. Talk about not "Doing it right the first time." The body shop is even worse...
     
  11. Apr 27, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    I love dealer service centers.

    I drop my truck off for the 8AM appointment I made and I get a call at 1:30PM stating "Yeah it is leaking for sure, but we don't have the part. Won't be in for a few days. You can come get the truck any time and we will call you when the part comes in"

    So it took you 5.5 hours to get around to looking at something that doesn't even need a lift to see, only to tell me you don't have a $75 part that is something that gets replaced more often than most truck parts. Makes me nuts!!!!
     
  12. Apr 27, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    Ever driven it off-road? If you drive on fire roads, dirt roads, gravel whatever it doesn’t take much for the shaft to get pitted and ruin the seal. If that’s the case it’s not the dealer or anyone else’s fault it just happens. Either way it’s an easy fix
     
  13. Apr 27, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    Not blaming the dealer for the problem, but the fact it takes almost 6 hrs to tell me what I knew is crazy.

    I didnt drive it anywhere. Has 498 miles on it
     
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  14. Apr 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    Most likely a faulty shock. I had a leaking shock on my Harley right off the show room floor. Stuff happens
     
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  16. Apr 27, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    LastCanadianExit [OP] The dude abides...

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    Sure does, just been one thing after the other with this girl...lol.
     
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  17. Apr 27, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    I have had bad shocks right from the factory. Pretty sure I have one out right now on my GMC at 22K miles. These shocks are the cheap of the cheap.
     
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  18. Apr 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Yeah I couldn't believe the shock is like $74 online. I am sure the expensive stuff will wait for my extended warranty to run out year down the road, lol
     
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  19. Apr 27, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    #stocksucks
     
  20. Apr 27, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Isn’t that normal for a Harley? :anonymous:
     
  21. Apr 27, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    For sure.

    Looking at the 5160 or just dropping the coin on some Kings.

    Maybe @T-Rex266 has a suitable alternative...
     
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  22. Apr 27, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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