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Broken stud on engine

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cheese Bot, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Cheese Bot

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    I have a 99' V6 3.4L Tacoma.

    While checking the tightness of the nuts that hold down the top radiator hose, one of the studs broke off. My main question is, how would I replace the stud? The other issue is that the metal pipe cannot be removed because a bridge between the fuel rails is blocking it.

    Any help is appreciated.

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  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW! I cant remember if those studs are threaded in, or pressed in. Hopefully someone chimes in that might be able to be more help.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Drill it out and tap it most likely unless its threaded in then you will need to get the tube off and try to twist it out with a pair of vise grips or something similar
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:20 AM
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    Those stud should be threaded in...best way to find out is to go buy the new stud at toyota and see if it meant to be threaded in or pressed..it also looks like you have to remove the fuel rail...I see a nut on one end but not sure about the other...im not telling you have to do it but if that was my truck I would just remove that one bolt and bend it slowly just enough to get the pipe out. Cross fingers;)
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    I talked with the local Toyota dealership today. The stud is screwed in place and the bridge between the fuel rails can just be taken off. Some fuel will come out for a second but should stop somewhat quickly and it will reprime on its own.
     
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