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But not washing underneath regularly should not cause complete rust thru within 10 years.
uh yea it will
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i have one of the said "toyota tundras" that have a recalled frame... mine WAS taken care of and YET being in ky was rusting and COMING APART at a major point in the frame... took me 3 times complaining to get it replaced... also replaced,brake lines THEY broke, new LCAS, rear ebrake lines, and a few other tings... but i dont see y it couldnt go for other trucks too
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If the problem of this was great enough ford would of recalled vehicles. Look at all the wind stars with axle failures being taken care of.

I wasn't aware of tundras having problems. Just The Tacomas
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My '05 has rust in a couple of spots were tires rubbed the paint off of the frame or were I used cheap paint to cover up welds. Of all vehicles I see up here Rangers are one of the not rusted out rotted *** frame vehicles GMT400 vehicles have way more rust issues that I have seen than Rangers. Maybe we should call those in too or perhaps all of the Jeep Cherokee XJ's that have huge holes in the floorboards, rusty shackles etc. Those don't even have a frame and I have seen chunks come apart. Hell they rust themselves out.

Rangers don't have a rust problem, owners have a problem cleaning frames after a salty, icy winter and wonder why their ****'s broke.
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I was planning on constantly spraying off my frame during this winter, but we havnt (and might not get) any snow.
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If the problem of this was great enough ford would of recalled vehicles. Look at all the wind stars with axle failures being taken care of.

I wasn't aware of tundras having problems. Just The Tacomas
yep the 00-04 or 05 tundras are affected too...actually helped someone lift a cab off a frame at work today
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It's spent 5 years driving through salted winters in Tennessee and another 2 in Texas. I doubt it'll see many, if any northern winters ever again. I haven't had any problems with the rust, atleast not yet. It's a damn shame for someone with a 15-20 year old truck trying to hold Ford accountable for a rusted frame.
That looks similar to the condition of my '03 that even though I bought used, solid and pretty decent. It had been somewhat cared for and washed out underneath even after being a mid-ohio truck for 7 years, but low miles. I spent a lot of time flushing all the crevices and nooks out and doing some POR-15 and other rust prevention measures on it after I bought it and I hope to keep it that way. I think it helps a lot if you spend some time with the garden hose every spring and really wash out the underneath VERY well and washing it out whenever you can (coin car wash) in the winter during salt season if you live in that kind of area. A regular part of my vehicle washing is thoroughly flushing out underneath as well as I can especially the backsides of the wheel-wells, upper frame areas, up under the cab, bed, inside of all the fenders, behind the bumpers, etc.

I guess the point is that you have to get up underneath and flush all the salt, dirt, whatever out from underneath on a regular basis or else you're just inviting rot no matter what make of vehicle you have.

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yep the 00-04 or 05 tundras are affected too...actually helped someone lift a cab off a frame at work today
damn my parents almost bought my uncles off of him back in the day. it was an 04
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ive both a ranger and a toyota..ive yet to have a frame rust problem....just clean the **** off when ur done wheelin....
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Thats a big signature, lol. Is it true???
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New here--2005 FX4-- less than 40K, and well maintained, washed frequently with attention to undercarriage etc. Would not pass inspection at the dealer last week due to rusted out part of frame. This can't be right-- I have had 5 Ford trucks, 3 of them Rangers, and a number of other vehicles driven many more years and miles under the same road conditions with no frame deterioration like this. What do I do, the truck is near perfect in all other ways-- can it be possible I have to junk it? HELP!!!
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New here--2005 FX4-- less than 40K, and well maintained, washed frequently with attention to undercarriage etc. Would not pass inspection at the dealer last week due to rusted out part of frame. This can't be right-- I have had 5 Ford trucks, 3 of them Rangers, and a number of other vehicles driven many more years and miles under the same road conditions with no frame deterioration like this. What do I do, the truck is near perfect in all other ways-- can it be possible I have to junk it? HELP!!!
Um, fix it?
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OK-- I know nothing of these things-- is this possible and/or advisable-- the dealer did not tell me it could be repaired.
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OK-- I know nothing of these things-- is this possible and/or advisable-- the dealer did not tell me it could be repaired.
Anything can be repaired it just depends how much money you want to sink into it.
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Where is the rust, how bad is it? The whole frame or just one section? More info would help.

If it is one little section you can cut it out and box the frame in. If it is the whole frame you can swap frames or if it is just the back half of the frame you can buy just that section.
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There is a crossmember in front which has two openings for bolts--mechanic says it's rotten where the bolts go through. Not sure what it's called. . Rest of the frame has surface rust/scale but is solid.
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Your front crossmember? Cut that out and put some 2" square stock in there. It will be stronger and take care of the problem.
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Your front crossmember? Cut that out and put some 2" square stock in there. It will be stronger and take care of the problem.
It doesn't sound like she knows much about metal working...
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It doesn't sound like she knows much about metal working...
Is tha a girl?
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Oh gotcha. Well I apologize then
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**** in that case I would highly recommend crawling under the truck and checking yourself. As bad as it sounds most shops are still sexist and will try and ---- women over.
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**** in that case I would highly recommend crawling under the truck and checking yourself. As bad as it sounds most shops are still sexist and will try and ---- women over.
This ^^^ I would doubt a major cross member would be completely rusted through like they say.
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This ^^^ I would doubt a major cross member would be completely rusted through like they say.
Especially just the cross member. If that is I really don't want to see the rest of the frame.
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