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Check your bed bolts!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shook0002, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Jul 26, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    shook0002

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    Lately I've been getting a thunk from the rear, and also the "bed creak". So today I decided to rotate my tires, while I had some time I pulled out the torx set and wanted to see if my bed bolts were tight. Well they were loose, 3 of the 6 took more that 1 full turn. I don't really load the bed up that often but have towed some cars with the hitch. Maybe that caused some flex. I'm gonna take it for a longer ride this afternoon so I'll see if it helps with the bed creaks. I was kinda surprised to see the bed bolts coming loose, when I get a chance I'm gonna pull them all and use some blue loctite on them.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Good catch.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Good work man, I will check mine today!!
     
  4. Jul 26, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Add some blue loctite to them next time and it may keep it from happening again.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    thanx for the info shook
     
  6. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    Good point, but I wouldn't stop at the bed bolts. Might as well go through as many as you can. Lately I have been hearing a rattle under the engine and was figuring on going under there to see if there is anything loose.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Yep, I would too. In fact, if you look at the service manual that comes in the glove box, it says to check major chassis/suspension nuts/bolts as part of the routine service checks.
     
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