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Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #46
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That's not even the original spare tire, I got that from a junkyard out of a explorer. What happened to my original spare tire? It was there when I bought the truck. About a month later I do the rear brakes and notice it missing! The bell shaped piece of metal on the end of the winch cable that holes the tire up had collapsed. So my spare tire had fallen out at some point, maybe even causing an accident for all I know. A few month back my brother was driving behind a ford ranger on the highway and the tire dropped out, it went to the left of his car, but bounced past his side window... if it had been a foot to the right it would have went right thru his windshield...
When I had my S-10 pickups, a couple of times a year I'd lower my spare to clean and lubricate the lift mechanism and clean and lubricate (silicone) the spare tire. That kept them from rusting or collecting mud daubers.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #47
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LOL, That's one reason why Toyota got some legendary quality stuff. EVERYTHING (at least, USED TO BE) is painted. Sickening to realize no attampt was made to use a coating of any kind. I know it did me. NEW '83 Ford, then '88 GMC. They ALL SUCK.
Was that said tongue-in-cheek? Just wondering because of the Toyota truck recall over the rusted frames, over 3/4 of a million trucks if I remember right.

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totally normal...flash rust They have been doing that for years...same as my 95 when it was new and how it sits today.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #48
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Was that said tongue-in-cheek? Just wondering because of the Toyota truck recall over the rusted frames, over 3/4 of a million trucks if I remember right.



Yep, this.
IIRC, the Toyota frames rusted out becaues their supplier (Dana) imporperly coated them. I suspect part of the reason Toyota is being so generous replacing the frames is the supplier is helping pay for it. Just my guess.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #49
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wow my 98 chevy looks better and has 180k miles.

Anyway, try some CorrosionX HD spray. I find it at boat stores. It really works, even in a salty env.

PS, some gun and fishing places will have it too.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #50
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I feel your pain, i have a chevy truck, the f-en thing has wax coating the frame,,, so the frame is rusting. yup feel real stupid spending huge dollars on a new truck.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #51
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Update: Truck was placed in the shop today for the "death wobble" and they replaced the steering stabilizer under warranty plus an alignment and caster adjustment. 28,000 miles.

I forgot to inquire about the lack of coating.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #52
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Update: Truck was placed in the shop today for the "death wobble" and they replaced the steering stabilizer under warranty plus an alignment and caster adjustment. 28,000 miles.

I forgot to inquire about the lack of coating.

It's nice to know that the "Death Wobble" is alive and well after all these years.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #53
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I had to replace the rusted out oil pan on my 02 powerstroke 250 last year at a cost 2,500 bucks. The whole F'ing motor has to be pulled to remove the pan. After some internet searching I figured out this is not uncommon. I bought this truck new and always took good care of it in winter. Some winters I had a beater to drive and the 250 sat in the garage and never touched a salty road.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #54
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Don't EVER, and I mean, ever, attempt to put Toyota and rust together in a thread if you intended to PRAISE Toyota.


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