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How to replace the studs for the top plate spacer?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MxRacer190, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    How do I get these original studs out? I've already taken apart the other strut, and beat on the studs with a hammer, but they won't budge. . . I put it in the freezer for a min to see if it will loosen up a little. Am I missing something? Lol. HALLLLLP




    little info: I'm installing the 1/2" OME trim package.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    chris4x4

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    They need to be pressed out.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    what kind of press? and would a local store have one?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    not likely you'll need a pretty heavy duty press 6-8 tons should do the trick
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    do you know if oreily's will press them, or will I need to find an actual shop?
     
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    i have no idea what orileys is capable of doing... i would take them to a real shop and pay 20 bucks to have them pressed out and new ones pressed in
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    I had to do the same thing on my Pathfinder...a hammer just wouldn't budge it...2 lb sledge took all 6 studs out in a few swings each...
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Ether put a socket under it or if u have a vice open it enuff for the stud to go down but support the plate 2-3 lb sledge should do it.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    You can use a vice to press out the studs. That's what I did on mine. Use a socket to support the plate.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    Thanks guys! The socket trick/sledge worked! I'll post some pics later. Went and played hard last night after the install. Only scrubbed a few times! After an alignment, hopefully it doesn't scrub at all.
     
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