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Mowpar
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Apr 24, 2016, 5:59 PM

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I have found a broken rear leaf spring on my 2010 tundra truck. Not apparent reason for its breaking. Truck only has 63 K. I was wondering if parts places sold individual springs. I was thinking of buying a replacement spring, and removing that same spring on the other side and replacing it too. To keep things the same on both rear suspension points. Is this something that is just not done? Will I have to buy two new complete spring sets? Thanks for listening.


kev2
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Apr 24, 2016, 8:10 PM

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google automotive spring repair- a specialty shop will be best bet for options and availability.....


Mowpar
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Apr 24, 2016, 8:40 PM

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I just want the two leaf springs so I can fix myself.


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 24, 2016, 9:49 PM

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As Kev2 said there are specialty shops that would fix and make up leaf springs to a point best if local to you.
Have you asked a dealer if springs are available leaf by leaf or a pair of new ones? No doubt pricey new so check used? Have info ready as to what load rating they were by VIN or listed on door jam.


Whatever you end up with do a matched pair repaired or another set,


T



Mowpar
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Apr 24, 2016, 10:43 PM

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Thanks but you are asking questions I am trying to find out from you. Such as if parts places sell individual springs. As far as a specialty shops where I live in the sticks specialty shops here are non existent. I have tried searching the parts places, they say they sell individual springs for those cases when someone one brakes a spring, but yet when I search for them all the have are the complete spring set. It is only one spring and I don't do much hauling, will just let it go. Thanks for your attn


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 24, 2016, 11:21 PM

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We aren't babysitters sport. I can't know your specific living situation or what's available to you unless you say so.
Places local to you are going to be different than places local to others. Springs in this case is a specialty to make or repair. If needed toss the whole things for new as I suggested at some great expense. Not so mail order friendly if a place or dealer is close by to you.
This new I'd probably look for a pair of used ones from a truck that a tree fell on or something that had nothing to do with its springs but totaled the junked truck.
OK - in a couple seconds just found out that a popular place people get tires is also selling springs and suspension parts for vehicles, TireRack.com or faster link to it is..........
http://www.tirerack.com/...WOG:20160425061453:s


If you just plain called a Toyota dealer they would tell you what they sell or where else you might try to fix a specific problem with your springs. Leaf springs are all quite similar. Bottom one holds the whole rear end on and the extra leafs are for how much weight it's rated to support so not all will be identical. Places used to anyway just make up springs to order local to me now long out of biz.


Just Google out truck springs if need be which is all I just did,


T


(PS on edit -- there may be a Toyota recall on these springs so why not speak to a dealer close to you first with your VIN ready?)



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 24, 2016, 11:23 PM)


Mowpar
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Apr 25, 2016, 8:14 AM

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Hey TOM, F**k you and your F**king smart assed baby sitter statement.
(you are allowed your feelings even by me but keep it a bit cleaner which I just did)


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 25, 2016, 10:37 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 25, 2016, 10:46 AM

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Left most of what you said and fine with me as you are only making a fool out of yourself.


You came and asked what you could do and got your information but it wasn't good enough. Then expect any of us to hold your hand and find it for you because YOU live in the sticks. Guess we should both find the parts and pay for them too with that thinking.


That couldn't possibly be enough - we'll even put them on for you too.


There are limits to about everything but being stupid and you are proving it better than I've seen in quite some time.
I think I'll have to check with ownership of this site. Apparently free assistance by professionals isn't good enough so should change the way we freely hand out suggestions on how to deal with whatever problem comes up.


Don't expect this thread to last long but I didn't move it or lock it up you've said enough to burn your own butt without any help from me!


Made my day,


T


Hammer Time
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Apr 25, 2016, 11:40 AM

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He won't be talking like that again here.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 25, 2016, 12:10 PM

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OK - he can still read this now without recourse or hate me which is allowed IMO just some language isn't PG rated enough for a family friendly site.


Admit I was a bit touchy looking stuff up on this vehicle that could and should have been done without ever coming here or anywhere to begin with.


Well it's not a flattering thread for the site. The suggestions stand to a point. I personally wouldn't be shipping out large items and waiting for their return from the specialty shops now gone from my area once busy and local.


It would be costly but if my own issue would just bite the bullet and pay for total brand new ones - a pair exactly rated for what it was so less aggravation.


IDK - people hate dealers and dealer prices for things. I don't like paying too much either but dealer's have current info for things other don't right then and there.
OP - if your jugulars are calmed down I did find that these could be FREE and on recall from Toyota while looking where you could get them! Glad you appreciate that.
Enough is wrong with the world to worry about this small stuff.


Back to work.


Edit this out HT if you wish. OP, "retired" isn't all retired it's not working at this for others anymore in my case. If I had to put up with customer grief and endless complaining much longer in this trade I would have lost all interest in it before I ever got started.


Let it be, Tom


Discretesignals
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Apr 25, 2016, 4:24 PM

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And....he's outa here!!!







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