1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Bolts broke off in fuel pump replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by linylee, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM
    #1
    linylee

    linylee [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Member:
    #63351
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    98 toyota tacoma needed the fuel pump replaced. There are 8 bolts with washers and nuts and the seal gasket. Two of the Eight bolts broke off and are lodged in the bolt hole in the tank.
    Has anyone ever had this problem?
    Any suggestions on my next move?

    I currently have an empty fuel tank with a new pump and a truck that I cant drive.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 2:14 PM
    #2
    Us3r

    Us3r Reading...

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Member:
    #61833
    Messages:
    138
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Socali
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma Std. 2RZ-FE 2WD
    Axle wrap mod (Shackled), 140 Amp Alternator & Wires, HID Headlights, Brush Guard Grille, Hella 550 Driving Lights. |Saving:Total Chaos.|
    Your going to need a bolt extractor to remove the rest.

    You can try wd40 and a dremel. Grind a slot on the bolt and use a small flat head screw driver.

    If its seized in there pretty good. Wd40 and HEAT. Lighter, torch, whatever.

    Remember lefty loosy righty tighty

    Don't over torque small bolts.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2011 at 2:37 PM
    #3
    tacoma04

    tacoma04 Laissez les bons temps rouler

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Member:
    #52717
    Messages:
    499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bruce
    Northern Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2007 DCSB SR5 4X4
    If using heat, just remember it ain't the liquid gas that burns, it is the fumes and your tank should be full of fumes!
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM
    #4
    Us3r

    Us3r Reading...

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Member:
    #61833
    Messages:
    138
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Socali
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma Std. 2RZ-FE 2WD
    Axle wrap mod (Shackled), 140 Amp Alternator & Wires, HID Headlights, Brush Guard Grille, Hella 550 Driving Lights. |Saving:Total Chaos.|
    oh yeah, thats important.


    Don't burn your truck up.
     
To Top