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Does anybody know factory torque for rear bumper bracket bolts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by litegide24, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. litegide24

    litegide24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installing a hitch and they supplied specifications with their 2 bolts that go into the frame (for each side -105ft lbs wow).

    As part of the hitch install, the 2 bolts holding the bumper, then the three bolts that hold the bumper bracket (to the bumper and to the frame) need to be removed. The 5 factory bolts above is per side.

    I just bought new craftsman clicker type 3/8" and 1/2" type wrenches at sears.

    The 3/8 wrench is in "In lbs", where as the 1/2" wrench has a "Ft lbs" setting on the handle. I tried some conversion on the 3/8 inch lb wrench (of .12) because the hitch hardware bolts were "105 Ft lbs" but it gave me an unreasonable setting so I just found the right socket for the 1/2" (ft lb) wrench. Hopefully the inch lb wrench will serve more useable some other time.

    Anyway, hopefully the new tools will help in the future but for now I need the factory Toyota torque for the 3 bumper bracket to frame bolts and 2 bumper bracket to bumper bolts if anybody knows. At this time it's all mounted, the bumper needs to be lined up straight and then all bolts torqued down,.

    Thanks
     
  2. bjboucher

    bjboucher Mama says Tacoma World is da devil!

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    This is from the manual....imagine it's the bolts you're talking about:

    INSTALL REAR BUMPER PLATE LH
    (a) Engage the claw and install the bumper plate.
    (b) Install the 2 nuts.
    Torque: 7.0 N*m (70 kgf*cm, 62 in.*lbf)
     
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    Bracket to frame 67
    Bracket to bumper reinforcement bar 48.
    All values in foot-pounds.
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    WHPLSH3 Fortified with horsepower-adding goodness...

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    This is for the 12mm bolts that hold the little sheetmetal brackets in the facebar
     
  5. bjboucher

    bjboucher Mama says Tacoma World is da devil!

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    Ahh, I see, this is the part then:

    INSTALL REAR BUMPER BAR
    (a) w/ Towing hitch:
    (1) Engage the 2 pins and remove the rear bumper
    bar.
    (2) Tighten the 8 bolts.
    Torque: 90 N*m (920 kgf*cm, 67 ft.*lbf)
    (3) Connect the 2 No. 3 wire frame connectors.
     
  6. litegide24

    litegide24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys!

    I'll use the new 1/2" craftsman clicker toque wrench right now.

    The rear bumper is not real alignment friendly, seems as even though all bolts are loose it has two positions (tilted up and in or down and out). When tugging to get a happy medium and keep gap between fender consistent the bumper jumps a notch and is awkwardly positioned. I'm starting to wonder if this has something to do with the plastic pin in the bumper bracket.
     
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