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Hi,
I installed TRD springs then took it in for an alignment. The tech said you just need tow-in set for the front. But your back axel is out of alignment spec. I ask him if he could fix so he grabbed a parts book and said no shims are made for the rear of your xB. You need to have the axle replaced under warranty.

I have been fighting with Scion for the last two weeks. 1st they said it was the springs then TRD said no way it's a spring issue! They keep trying every thing to get out of replacing the rear axle. So if your burning thru tires this is part of the issue. The rear has WAY too much TOE-IN!!!
I'm installing the stock springs and then having to pay the dealership to install just the rear springs. This way Scion can't get out of replacing the rear axle! :mad:

So you need to going into Scion and have your alignment check! It's a WARRANTY ISSUE!

Anyone want to start a class action case? I do!

AZ
 

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Wait how bad is bad? Pics? Maybe your springs are installed wrong? Were they brand new springs or used? Ive been around a few forums and havent heard of this issue being widespread
 

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I recently bought my 2008 used and am thinking its lowered but the dealership did not mention anything. is there anyone who could check out my album and let me know if you can tell if its lowered at all?
 

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Wait how bad is bad? Pics? Maybe your springs are installed wrong? Were they brand new springs or used? Ive been around a few forums and havent heard of this issue being widespread
It's impossible to install the springs wrong! At lease for me, maybe you can but I can read instructions! Trust me they are installed right.

I'm instilling the stock springs on the rear then taking it in. We will see what Scion has to say! Trust me the rear axle is bad!

What do you consider "widespread" if one is bad most likely more are. Have you had your axle check?

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FYI.

Now the dealership is removing the TRD springs (all 4) then checking the alignment. If it's still bad they will warranty the rear axle and put the TRD springs back in. If you have a issue with the rear axle alignment PLEASE let Scion know ASAP! Scion admitted Toyota had issues with the Sienna. So if you have too much toe-in, let Scion know ASAP!

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FYI.

Now the dealership is removing the TRD springs (all 4) then checking the alignment. If it's still bad they will warranty the rear axle and put the TRD springs back in. If you have a issue with the rear axle alignment PLEASE let Scion know ASAP! Scion admitted Toyota had issues with the Sienna. So if you have too much toe-in, let Scion know ASAP!

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It's impossible to install the springs wrong! At lease for me, maybe you can but I can read instructions! Trust me they are installed right.

I'm instilling the stock springs on the rear then taking it in. We will see what Scion has to say! Trust me the rear axle is bad!

What do you consider "widespread" if one is bad most likely more are. Have you had your axle check?

AZ
like the pink coolant on the upper part of the hood..now that was a big issue a lot of people had this happen. i even went to a dealership to check out a xb and it had the pink hood lol...notified them that it was leaking coolant and they didnt believe me.

never had my axle checked everything is completely stock. ill be needing new tires soon so ill have it aligned and we shall see if theres any problems.

if you have the time could you post some pics? is it really noticeable just by looks or was it just really out of spec on paper? i may just have mine checked out to be safe
 

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FYI,
Scion installed the stock springs and the rear axle was still out of alignment spec's. The Scion dealership order a new replacement axle and it's now within spec's.
They (Scion) didn't reinstall the TRD springs. I will install the TRD springs again and the dealership said they would do an alignment @ N/C.
FYI, the lowering springs do cause the rear alignment to move the rear "tow-in" more.

I'm going to take a chance and reinstall the TRD springs.

So if I was you I would have the rear alignment check before you install new lowering springs. Just and FYI! :eek:

AZ
 
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