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bed bolt issue, question about mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sifuquoc, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    is this part replaceable (o with a slit)? and how difficult would it be to do? should i have the dealer do it for me?

    i installed d rings, but the middle left bolt wont go back in. i've swapped the middle right bolt and it goes in smoothly on the other side so i know the bolt isn't the issue...

    i think the part that the bolt mounts into is cross threaded for the middle left hole and was wondering if anyone else has had this issue.

    i don't want to drive around with one bolt not attached...

    thanks in advance...

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  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    The bed bolts just mount to a welded-on nut on the underside of the bed.

    It should not be anything to do with the metal sleeve you are seeing.

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  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    where the bolt is right now is about as far as i can go without forcing it... how do you think i should fix it? is it possible for the welded on nut to get cross threaded and the bolt be fine?
     
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    Anything is possible, but I can usually feel when I am about to mess up the threads. Did you notice an abnormal amount of resistance when you were trying to replace it last that you think could have caused this?

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  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    i did the d ring mod a while back and honestly cannot recall if it took a lot of pressure to reinstall...

    i decided to put anti-seize on the bolts today, and that's how i discovered this issue... it seemed to come out real easy, but going back in is the issue.

    i'm reading up on "how to fix cross thread" right now...
     
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    If the threads are indeed cross-threaded, you will need to re-tap the bolt hole.

    Also, I would not worry about driving around with one bed bolt missing, I wouldn't do it forever, but doing it for a few days is not going to hurt anything.

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  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Did something fall into the hole while the bolt was out??? Now causing blockage??? Just a thought
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    i'll look into re-tapping the bolt hole... anyone have the size by chance? edit: looks like it's m12 x 1.25 in case anyone is searching

    i also tried loosening the 6 bed bolts and shifting the bed around a bit... still didn't help for just that one bolt.

    i was able to look through and didn't see anything blocking...
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    got my m12 x 1.25 tap and cleaned out the thread... thanks again guys...
     
  10. Jul 28, 2015 at 4:19 AM
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    hey guys. the nuts that are welded inside my rails had to be cut out. so rusty that they can't be saved. anyone know what size these might be?

    nuts are not sold by dealership. they are part of the bed and the sizes are not available.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2015 at 4:58 AM
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    I dont remember the size, but the newer bolts from the dealer are galvanized and Grainger was able to match a nut to it.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    The first pic is the stock bolt and welded nut, the second pic is a new galvanized bolt with a washer and nut from Grainger. No diffenrence in the functionality, the original is just tacked in place.

     
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