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Bed bolt hole stripped

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by npbow, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    In the process of anti seizing the bed bolts I got a little carried away with the impact wrench, and stripped the middle bed bolt(the threads in the bed) .Anyone ever do this, and how did you fix or do you think its not a problem. The other five bolts are fine and tight.
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    you can probably re tap the threads if you can find out what the bed bolt thread pitch is,
     
  3. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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  4. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    Ya thats what i figured was seeing if anyone had a easier solution being I don"t think I can get a tap up there due to the way its frame mounts are shaped (can"t turn tap) and I don't want to take bed off.
     
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    Cant"t get to inside of stripped threads its a enclosed piece of metal on the bed.

    Thanks.
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    no you can GOOGLE search the thread pitch but pretty sure its M12x1.25 maybe u can buy a tap and die set, I bought a cheap metric set from AUTOZONE, should be easy to rethread the bunged hole
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    yeah I didn't think of that, I took the bed off my 2004 to do a fuel pump so I get what your saying
     
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    maybe the bolt threads themselves are bunged up, I think the bolts are self threading even if the hole is slighty bunged you can force the bolt to thread I think that's how they designed them, or I should say they are self tapping type fastners, maybe 2 new bed bolts and force them in till they retap, also I suggest to anti seize all them bolts in case you need to get the bed off down the line
     
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    I check into it but they were spinning very freely after I went too far with the impack wrench and the bolt threads look fine.

    Thanks
     
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    oh ok got ya, u need to find some way to extend the tap to get around the frame mounts and get up in there
     
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    I would check around maybe a some Hardware stores like ACE or HOMEDEPOT probably will be the easiest way to do it,
     
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  15. Aug 3, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    My bed has had 4 bolts in for now for 100,000 miles just never took the time to put them in.
     
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    Just un bolt the bed and slide it back so you can tap it in the open. No need to take the bed off possibly will have to disconnect some wires and the gas filler a bit. No biggie. If not just for get it and send it. Should be fine. Good luck.
     
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    I have this same issue. Two of them I’m pretty sure I went to crazy with the impact. Did you fix yours?
     
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