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Fuel Door Bumpers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RandyO, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Apr 7, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    RandyO

    RandyO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My fuel door rubber bumpers were missing on my '03. Hearing the rattle every time I closed the driver's door was annoying. I couldn't find anything that would work at the Auto Parts stores in my area so I gambled on these from Ebay:


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-68-Ca...el-Door-Rubber-Bumpers-FITS-MORE/263337250904


    They FIT perfectly. Getting the base piece through the mounting hole is challenging but if you use a tiny bit of oil and a small Jeweler's flat blade screwdriver you can work it in. I don't know what Toyota charges for these but $10 seemed like a fair price. Use 2 and keep 1 for a spare.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2021 at 4:02 AM
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    That's pretty slick!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2021 at 4:14 AM
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    The long nipple is there so you can grab it with pliers to install. Just pull on the tail and they'll pop in.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM
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    Doesn't show in the pics if there's a hole in the outfacing surface. If so, put a little lube of your choice on the pointed end. Insert proper sized Phillip's SD in said hole, pop it into place, easy-peezee. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Apr 8, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    There isn't a hole in the outfacing surface of these replacement bumpers. I believe that is different than the OEM bumpers but since both of mine were missing I had nothing to compare with. Also - I would have to go back outside to verify but I don't think you can get to backside of the hole where the nipple passes through. I will have to verify that later.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:57 PM
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    OK - I get it now - If you remove the 4 screws it will allow you to disassemble the fuel filler compartment which would give you access to the back side to pull them through. That would work but it looks like it's simpler to push them through as long as you lube it a bit.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2021 at 12:06 AM
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    I had this same problem. Used some of the adhesive felt cabinet stoppers to do the same thing. Didn't realize there was a fancy rubber one :rofl:Looks like shit but how often is the gas cap open?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2021 at 7:05 AM
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  10. Apr 10, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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  11. Apr 10, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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    Looks like that price is for each. Also, shipping is $13.59 so it's over double the price of the eBay bumpers. If you absolutely must have OEM then cost doesn't matter I suppose.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2021 at 12:25 AM
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    There's some things you should go OEM on.


    But if somebody insists on having OEM rubber gas door bumpers, I hope they seek help.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    I can picture that. You put in the aftermarket bumpers to save some money. They work fine and you admire your quiet gas door after you fill 'er up. Then, after a few weeks it starts to eat on you that you're beautiful truck is no longer the same. It feels violated, no longer pure. Something just doesn't feel right. You just can't pin it down but the feeling won't go away and keeps gnawing on you. THEN - you screech to a stop on the side of the Highway - fling open that fuel door, and YANK out those fake bumpers and toss them into the ditch. As you drive away you start to feel a sense of relief... You whup out your cell phone - check for cops - then pull up Tacomaworld to find that post about fuel door bumpers. You weave around a bit on the road but eventually you Paypal $19.00 and once it goes through and your OEM bumpers are officially on order you breathe a sigh of relief... It's tough being a 1G Taco owner.
     
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  14. Apr 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    I usually pick some off of cars at pick-n-pull junkyard whenever I go there :p
     
  15. Apr 11, 2021 at 11:56 PM
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    If you go to your Toyota dealership, these bumpers are still available for less than $5 each.
     

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