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Seized cam bolt on lower control arm!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by robie56, May 13, 2015.

  1. May 13, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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    robie56

    robie56 [OP] New Member

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    I had my Readylift 3/1 kit installed yesterday, had an appointment to have my frontend aligned today. Truck was on the lift when 1 of the techs came out & asked me to come back and see a problem they were having with my 011 RW with 30,000 miles. He had a 2ft breakerbar and could'nt move the cam bolt on the lower control arm on the drivers side, which is how the camber is adjusted, passenger side no issues. So I came home with a truck still needing an alignment. I live in NH so there is salt a plenty on the roads here during the winter. Has anyone else had this problem with their Tundra?
     
  2. May 13, 2015 at 1:40 PM
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    Mike

    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    my 03 was in ohio for 3 years before it moved down here south carolina. Last year i had to replace BOTH LCA do to salt getting in the cams and freezing them up. We tried to push the cams out with a press only to mushroom the LCA. All you can do man is replace the LCA unless you can press out the cams but not likely.
     
  3. May 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Did with my Tacoma; I had to use a die grinder to carve them out. I bought new ones and replaced them myself, then had it aligned. I hope you don't have to do that, not one of my favorite memories.
     
  4. May 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    Thanks guys for your input. I just got home from the dealership where I purchased my Tundra. And the service manager said the cambolt on the LCA should not have seized since the truck only had 30,000 miles on it and was getting its FIRST alignment. Said he would order parts including a new LCA, replace them and align my truck all under warranty, no charge, I wanted to kiss the guy, but I settled for a handshake. Now I hope there is no problem when they discover I have a 3/1 Readylift on it.
     
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  5. May 14, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    I was wondering about Dealer + truck having lift kit. Tell them it was found seized during lift install. Pre-existing condition. Of course some dealers don't give rat's behind. Sound's like you have a good dealer.
     
  6. May 14, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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    That's a great Toyota dealer!
     
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