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Dog leg

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by george3, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    george3

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    Cleaned out the dog legs. This is the curved area at the bottom of the front fender by the door. Leaves go down from the windshield and collect there. It is covered with rubber and you don't even know it's there rotting and rusting away.[​IMG] If you don't clean them out the area will eventually rust thru and you won't even know it till it's too late.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    I didn't even know about it. I was helping my brother in law clean up his Tacoma when he showed it 2 me. He said his last Tacoma rusted thru because of this so he tries to keep it clean. It's covered with rubber so you don't even know it's happening. I checked my Tacoma and sure enough it was packed with leaves. Hopefully some people will read this that don't know about it and it will help them out to avoid the problems it causes.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    pics?
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    pics would be swell!
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    What he said ^ :)
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    ziggynagy

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    Thats not a dog leg..dog legs are in the back behind the front doors, i dont think i have ever heard of the front part being called that. But yes, i just cleaned mine out a couple weeks back.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Was curious about this.

    Is there a drain for that area? When I removed my 3rd brake light I noticed a secondary "lip" behind the light that appears that it may serve to channel water that gets past the light and down the rear pillars.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Pics of the dog bunghole or its been photoshopped?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    That's what my brother in law called it. I didn't have any idea it existed let alone the correct name. What do you call it ?
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    That is a skill I'll have to work on but apparently some people know what I'm talking about.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    I have no idea where this is other than curved area bottom by the front door. Can someone please help out with pics?
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Open the drivers door. Go to the bottom of the lower door hinge. Go 4 or 5 inches down from there to the soft rubber molding on the front fender. Pull this out a little and you will find all kinds of debris. Take a shop vac and suck it out. Do the same on the passenger side.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    I found it...Thanks OP!:)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for posting the pic.:D I like the sign.;) That is it. Ignore at your own peril !:eek: My Tacoma is red too so if I could have posted a pic it would have been exactly what you did. Thanks again. This should make it easy for everyone else. Like "The dog did it...I swear!" under your name.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Ill be having a gander at this in the next hour or so. Thanks for the 411. +Rep.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    If you live in a area with trees you will find leaves in the location. I think the only people that would not be effected would be in places like Phoenix or other desert areas where there are no trees. Hope it helps U out. Thanks 4 the rep.;)
     
  19. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    I live in the city. I pulled out so much crap it was stupid. I was very shocked. Check it once a month.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    THanx man... I did not know that this was an issue...I'm checking mine tomorrow ASAP...
     
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