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Early 1st Gen (2000-2003) Tundra Frame Replacement FAQ

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by lsaami, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Jul 13, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    lsaami

    lsaami [OP] Let ‘er buck

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    Possible candidate. I went to Luther Brookdale in Brooklyn Center. They did me right on the frame replacement.

    check Toyota.com/recall to see if the recall is still open, but make sure before you bring it in that it actually has holes in the crossmember.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    It is NOT on the Toyota.com/recall site. Does that mean I am outta luck?
     
  3. Jul 14, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    Snapped some pics of my cross member.

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  4. Jul 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    lsaami [OP] Let ‘er buck

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    Maybe, unless you can sweet-talk the dealer somehow. Honestly, that looks pretty decent anyways. If they don't do anything for you, strip it down, paint it, keep it fluid-filmed, and enjoy it. it'll be fine.
     
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    Wire wheel frame, por15 treatment, then rustoleum bedliner?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    lsaami [OP] Let ‘er buck

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    Don't do the Bedliner. A few rock chips to break the seal and it will trap moisture and make it worse.

    The rest of it is a great idea.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    What kind of paint?
     
  8. Jul 28, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    Got approved for frame replacement.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Glad I found this thread. My 2004 SR5 - bought it this past December - has rust all along the frame....so far have not seen holes but I want to get it to a dealer to do a thorough inspection.

    I see that 2004 is not a covered year for the rust issue :( I followed the advice here and registered at the Toyota Owner site and saw the service record below.

    I see "Limited Service Campaign" - so 2004 was apparently covered by this? Looks like the owner moved forward with the service. But as I mentioned, there is rust everywhere. Perhaps there LSC is intended to be a one-time service?

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    Correct, the LSC was a one time either frame coating or replacement and has now expired for all 1st gen trucks.

    Removing the rust and painting is what lies in your future.
     
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    Yeah and that's a project. There are a couple of independent rust treatment services in this area....one that provides Zeibart products and another that does rust conversion / undercoating / rustproofiing using Noxudol products. Also noted the SafeTCap reference by a poster. We'll see what the inspection report says and figure it out from there.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2020 at 11:20 PM
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    Hey shootemintheface , how did you get yours replaced? Mine had the cross member coating but yesterday my top shock mount rusted off and flew out the back hitting another car. Could have killed someone. My truck looks great except for the fact it is about ready to break in half. Can't sell it, the dealer won't help. and Toyota is useless. I thought I would buy another Tundra but not even an option based on what I have been dealing with. If anyone has some tips and tricks to get them to fix this, I am all ears.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    If you or someone before you took it in for the recall and they sprayed it then that's it. It did not meet the requirement. The info is in the thread. Honestly I'm surprised toyota is still even doing the frame replacements. Gonna cost them 10-15k truck was only around 30k new. And it's almost 2x fair market value. Two other ppl I know had theirs replaced a few months back. Was in the truck the other day. Drove like a new truck.
     
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