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Grill screws wont come out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jtye, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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    jtye

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    Hey all, tried to get my grill off and the 2 screws up top just spin (felt like i was taking crazy pills). I'm not talking about the plastic pop-off things. Looked on the other side and it looks like there are white "sleeves" of some sort on them. Did some poking around on TW and it looks like that's what actually has the threads for the screws? Does that mean they're both broken and the screws are just kinda free rotating but locked on?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    Your plastic inserts that the screws screw into are striped you will need new ones. Try lightly pulling up on the grill piece that the screw goes through as you back the screw out sometimes it only takes a little bit of pressure to get a thread to catch.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    Are the plastic pc's that the screws tread into spinning? If not, try to get a thin prying utensil of what ever sort will fit in-between the screw head and the plastic. Then lightly pry towards you as you turn the screw..
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Sounds like the threads in the plastic are stripped. Pry up on the screw while you turn it.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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    thanks guys
     
  8. Feb 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM
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