1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Help on leaf install

Discussion in 'North West' started by Pingo, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 at 2:25 PM
    #1
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Not sure if I'll be able to get this done today by myself :(

    If anyone is really bored today and happens to be in the Vancouver area with some tools I'm installing my rear nitrochargers and Dakar leafs and can't seem to get my u bolts off as well as the front bolt on the driver side leaf. I rented a torque wrench only to realize I don't have any sockets that fit it. My roomate who I was relying on driving me around has been gone all day so I'm sort of stuck. Slim chance and late notice I know but figured I'd try haha
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM
    #2
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Alright well I got the right sockets for the torque wrench and got everything off except for that same front driver side bolt I was having thouble with. However on the passenger side I got everything off. I started to put the Dakars on and now am having trouble with the bottom bolt on the shackle. Somehow the first initial lip got fubarred, so the nut won't thread on... oh also my brother knocked the axle off the JAck so it's basically on the ground now. :(

    After all that I decided to pack all my tools and wheels back up and inside until tommorrow. I don't know how to really proceed until I can get that shackle on and that driver side leaf bolt out.

    At least when I was waiting for the torque wrench I got bored and did some extra stuff I've been wanting to do for awhile. Blacked out front bumper, installed black grille, color matched Toyota badge, blacked out chrome on corner lights, color matched the 4x4 on my rear mud flaps, and changed my oil. Really cleaned the front end up nice.

    Any tips or help would be awesome.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM
    #3
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    By torque wrench , do you mean air ratchet ?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM
    #4
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
  5. Jul 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM
    #5
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
  6. Jul 23, 2012 at 9:59 PM
    #6
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not but I've been spraying pb blaster on them for the last couple days and sprayed a whole can today.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
    #7
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Damn you PNW
     
  8. Jul 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM
    #8
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Yeah and actually the truck has spent most of it's life throughout Alaska so I guess I should have seen this coming.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM
    #9
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Old vs New :

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Can't wait to get this all finished up and see how much better my truck will be.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    #10
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,472
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Olympia, WA
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    1. Torque wrenches have a specific purpose - tightening things to a specific torque setting. They should not be used as a pry bar or a general purpose socket wrench, you can screw up the calibration.

    2. for the bolt that won't come out, try renting an impact wrench. I bought mine from Harbor Freight, the ones there work very well - I think I paid $40. If this can't get it off, pretty much nothing can - you will have to cut the bolt off! Keep in mind that you need to use sockets that are rated for impact wrenches. You can also get these from HF for about $10 a set I think?

    3. For the bolt that won't thread, you either need a tap and die set, or get a new bolt. Most economical path is the new bolt ;)

    4. I would recommend posting WHERE in Washington you are - if you are next door to one of us, we could stop after work
     
  11. Jul 24, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    #11
    4banger09

    4banger09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75914
    Messages:
    1,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Nb, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Access cab 4cyl
    Leveled
    Use a blow torch on the stuck bolt it will loosen up the rust, I use that and lubricant and it always seems to work
     
  12. Jul 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    #12
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Thank you for the response. I was trying to avoid having to buy anything else especially online as my truck is jacked up and this is pretty much the last thing I need to do before packing up and driving to fairbanks haha.

    As for the bolt that wont thread, I was thinking about replacing it but it seemed to be a part of the shackle. Also after thinking about it last night I might just give it another go and see if I cant flatten that first thread back enough because I think what happened is it might have got hit with a hammer when we were trying to get the old leafs off.

    Good call on location, forgot to mention that. I'm in Clark County Vancouver area, just north of Portland.


    hmm if only I had a blow torch... Might be a good excuse to buy one haha
     
  13. Jul 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    #13
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,952
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    use a file on the messed up bolt to re shape the threads.

    Cut off the front spring hanger bolt and replace it if it's being a pain.

    And yeah, never ever use a torque wrench to remove anything ever.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    #14
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Do you think I'll be able to cut off the front spring hanger bolt with a Dremel or am I going to need something else? I'm assuming I'll need something else.

    Also thanks for the tips on the torque wrench I didn't know that. However I couldn't get any of the ubolts out until I used the torque wrench. And it's a rented torque wrench so I'm not too concerned about it, especially considering all 3 employees at oreillys are the ones who advised me to use it to remove the stuck bolts! :eek:
     
  15. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    #15
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,472
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Olympia, WA
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    You will be all day with that dremel. Get an angle grinder on that.

    How could the bolt be part of the shackle? don't you have to get the spring inside it? I would assume it's one of those smooth bolts where there's only thread at the very tip, but someone else needs to back me up on that one.

    O'reileys is not where you go for smarts, hehe
     
  16. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    #16
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Alright that's what I was afraid of.

    I don't really know I could be talking out of my ass. This is the first time I've done suspension work on a truck, previous times have all been on cars so everything out back is pretty new to me. It just seemed like when I was looking that I couldn't get the bolt out the other end of the shackle so i assumed they were together.

    Agreed. But it is where you go for free tool rentals :D
     
  17. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    #17
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,952
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    sawzall works best on bolts.

    And you are correct, the bolts are part of the shackle.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    #18
    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Member:
    #25814
    Messages:
    23,647
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Glitterdick
    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
    Vehicle:
    15 DCLB x4 SR5, 01 Xcab TRD x4 V6 Man. SR5
    01: OME 881s, Dakars, greasable shackles, Nitrocharger sports, extended exhaust hanger, BAMF BPV relocate, Wheeler's extended brake line, rear diff breather mod, swaybar removed, Pilot backup lights, Redline hood struts, 4Runner 5-stars, Hidden Hitch Class III, 7-pin marine-grade wiring
    ^^^
    It's a two-piece component. One piece is a side plate with the two pins set in it, the other is the other side plate. See attached (which also provides all torque values).

    You want a breaker bar/impact wrench to remove bolts, a torque wrench to do final tighten during install.

    x2 on the angle grinder on the front hanger bolt.

    And grease the shit out of all those bolt shanks when you reinstall.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Jul 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    #19
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Yeah that's what I thought it was. Thanks for the pdf, should save me some time on looking up torque values.

    I really was hoping I could finish this without buying more tools since I have an impact wrench and an older angle grinder back home but I guess that's not going to be the case unfortunately.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM
    #20
    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7826
    Messages:
    461
    Gender:
    Male
    North Pole, AK
    Vehicle:
    2014 S/C TRD Offroad A/C
    Well I broke down and bought an angle grinder so hopefully I can finish this up now with out too many more problems. Still need to find another bolt somewhere however :(
     
To Top