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Hood stay holder finally snapped

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by techtalk, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    techtalk

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    Hey guys,

    The hood stay holder (part #452-90351) on my '01 Taco snapped off the other day while I was checking the oil. I guess that it had deteriorated over time and eventually became so brittle that the pressure caused by inputting the prop rod into it spurred it to snap like an unstable recently-terminated Mail Carrier :(

    So I ordered the measly $4 part from toyotapartszone.com (I saved a dollar off of the dealer price! Beers on me guys :D) and am wondering if anyone has had experience replacing this part? It seems like it would be a retardedly simple procedure but if anyone can provide their insights into the job then I'd be much obliged! :cool:
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    are you talking about that little plastic ring around the base of the hood prop?
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    If you are referring to the clip that the prop rod snaps into so you can close the hood, then it's very simple to replace. It's just a plastic clip and snaps into place. Oh, and every Toyota I've owned has had that clip snap off at one point or another. Damn Arizona heat!!!
     
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