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96 4runner frame rust issues

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by jmconner40, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Nov 2, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    jmconner40

    jmconner40 [OP] New Member

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    I am looking to repair a very rusted frame on my 96 4runner SR5. It is nearly rusted through just in front of the rear axle, where a support arm runs from the axle to the frame. I've heard that there are kits online for some vehicles that come preformed and ready to be welded and bolted on. I really want to avoid having to patch anything together under there. I'm not a welder or blacksmith by trade. I have attached a photo of the passenger side issue spot. 20161025_143709.jpg
     
  2. Nov 2, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    That rust may be enough to total a vehicle, does it look that bad anywhere else? I would look into frame replacement, there was an NHTSA campaign going for 3rd gens to get frames replaced under extended warranty. I would contact a local/trusted dealer to see if you have that option available for you
     

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