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Griswold
12-08-2010, 10:02 AM
This looks like it may be important.
http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=757508&an=0&page=0#Post757508

youngun
12-08-2010, 01:30 PM
Very interesting, might have to call my vin in and see if its been done.

WestCoastMoose
12-09-2010, 05:17 PM
It was important back in '05 to have it done. It should still be covered if you go in to the dealership.

Murd0c
12-09-2010, 05:20 PM
I had it done on my old 89 p/u years ago. It wasn't a big deal really

crazybushcreature
12-09-2010, 05:34 PM
pretty sure my dad had mine done at his shop last year. cant remember. i know it was a recal on something to do with the steering that he did.

WestCoastMoose
12-10-2010, 03:25 AM
On a side note to this.
When mine was done, for some reason just after pulling out of the lot, I thought " I want to see what they have done"
Well, thank fucking god because Mr mechanic did not put a nut on the end of one of the steering dampner bolts and another one on one of the rod bolts. So 2 bolts put in, but NO nuts on them.
Their excuse, only minutes later from leaving. "It's a new guy, bring it in and we'll fix'er up.
I said, no god damn way, you walk over there now and put them on.So they did.
This is Maple Ridge Toyota I'm talking about.

dirka dave
12-10-2010, 05:15 AM
I wonder if it covers Hy-steer ?


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crazybushcreature
12-10-2010, 09:22 AM
Frigin idiots. gotta wonder sometimes

youngun
12-10-2010, 09:39 AM
They should recall the idler arms, they sucks and wear out way to fast

RCCruiser
12-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Who runs stock steering still anyways?

youngun
12-10-2010, 05:13 PM
I got stock steering on my daily driver as i figure it would be find for street crusing. I was wrong.

Jayota
12-13-2010, 08:37 PM
It was important back in '05 to have it done. It should still be covered if you go in to the dealership.

yeah this is old news, I took my truck in back in 07 when I got it on the road.

They should recall the idler arms, they sucks and wear out way to fast

Brass bushings ftw![36]

youngun
12-14-2010, 12:35 AM
Thanks what im thinking of doing in the spring is throw some brass bushings in there and see what happens

Jayota
12-16-2010, 03:45 PM
I run the bushings from sdori.com on my pickup and girlfriends 4runner.

Have to run the idler arm they are made for tho, pretty sure its from advance auto, its their brand arm.

I had a friend pick me up two when she went down to the states.

so far I love them, it did take about 3 months for the arm to finally tighten down fully (bolts loosened off a tad, had to keep tightning them every few weeks).

If I had the $$ I'd buy the T/C idler arm!

youngun
12-17-2010, 12:24 AM
I will look into it for sure, its just a daily driver so spending big money on the TC arm seems like a waste of money. The brass bushings should hold up to grocery getting duties

Jayota
12-21-2010, 02:27 PM
this is true, that TC arm is nice tho, never have to worry about it again!

brandonmillsap
02-23-2011, 04:52 PM
I run the bushings from sdori.com on my pickup and girlfriends 4runner.

Have to run the idler arm they are made for tho, pretty sure its from advance auto, its their brand arm.

I had a friend pick me up two when she went down to the states.

so far I love them, it did take about 3 months for the arm to finally tighten down fully (bolts loosened off a tad, had to keep tightning them every few weeks).

If I had the $$ I'd buy the T/C idler arm (http://www.car-stuff.com/idlerarm.htm)!


Nice to know the idler arm's doing fine. If I have the money, I would also go for the T/C idler arm. It's just fantastic!