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A tid bit i bet you didnt know!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaDan, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan [OP] Don't go off ninjin

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    So here i am doing my timing belt change and i get stuck because i cant take the freaking crankshaft pulley off because i dont have tht awesome tool to hold the pulley in place and i dont want to break shit. So i get everything off and its all done except pulling the pulley and replacing the timing belt. I have the tensioner off and the water pump has been replaced. so im sitting here waiting for my tool to come and i decide to check the brakes. i do the fronts and then i go to the rear. The drums are super hard to get off of the axle so i find two threaded holes that look like something can screw in there and seperate the drum from the axle. so i try to find some bolts and i find two bolts that are used to hold the timing belt tensioner in. turnes out they are an exact fit! who would have though that those two bolts would be the exact same diameter and thread! holy smokes! hahahaha so ya. if you are ever doing a timing belt change and get stuck and still want to check your rear brakes and the drums are hard to get off, use the timing belt tensioner bolts to seperate the drum from the axle!!!!
     
  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree Well-Known Member

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    too bad u didn't have a 3/8" thick piece of metal laying around, u coulda made u a puller. congrats on the secret & sharing it with us!
     
  3. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    usually theres at least 2 bolts on any vehicle that will work for something else.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan [OP] Don't go off ninjin

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    Well now you know which ones can pull the drums off!!!!!!
     
  5. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    :thumbsup: Good to know! I can put my hammer away now. :D
     
  6. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I belive the bolts that mount the horns fit also.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan [OP] Don't go off ninjin

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    Ya i dont know if it is worth it to pull the ac comp off just to get the bolts from the timing belt tensioner to pull your drums off but hey! if you're in the neighborhood of the timing belt replacement you should give it a try! haha
     
  8. Oct 3, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    There are actually alot of botls on the Tacoma that will fit. The threaded holes in the brake drum are a common size.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan [OP] Don't go off ninjin

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    o...:eek:. well that may be the case so i found two! I tried using the bolts that hold the coil packs on the valve cover but that failed so then i saw these two sitting with the tensioner so i used them! Sweet!!!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    xsvtoyz

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    be careful when trying to use those bolt holes the are weak and will crack the drum at those points. Ask me how I know. Better yet you already know how I found out.:p
     
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