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Lost a bolt in the skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Eman5pt0, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Eman5pt0

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    I was changing the oil today and i noticed the skid plate seemed loose. the left side front bolt was gone, i dont see how it could have came out other than someone taking it out with a wrench. this ever happen to anyone else ?!
     
  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    not a big deal shit happens often....
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    im not worried about it being gone .. but im wondering if someone really took it out or did it just un thread from driving it ?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    ya hope not....get another bolt and re-install all of them with low strength locktite
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    If you've ever gotten a rack replaced or anything where a shop needs to take off the skid they sometimes lose a bolt and don't tell you about it till youre under there gettin it off
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    only took my truck to the shop for an oil change
    the only thing i can thick of is someone tried to take the light bar off my truck and got the wrong bolt. OR maybe it was loose and after hitting bumps it loosened ?
     
  8. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I had a skid bolt fall out on me once.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    alright, just wanted to see if one just fell out on anyone else .. i wont be as paranoid anymore
     
  10. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Be paranoid! (j/k) That exact same bolt was loose on my truck the other day. I was contemplating throwing a clip on my Fumoto and was under the truck debating if it was worth the effort. It seems like it would negate the tool free oil change...

    Anyways, noticed that the skid plate was loose and the left front bolt was loose. How did that happen? No one touches my truck but me. Coincidence I suppose.
     
  11. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    that was me i wanted the light bar :rolleyes:
     
  12. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Feh. Last time I had my plate off, I sheared off one of the bolts putting it back on.

    It wouldn't thread easily so I looked at it and I saw that the theads had gotten blunted somehow. I should have left it out and just gotten a replacement, but I thought it would go in anyway.

    The worst part of it was - I realized it was binding too tight and was in the act of backing out the bolt when it sheared.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    There is a TSB for bolts falling out of Tacomas. Take your vehicle to your dealer for repair.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    F.U> GUYZ
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    they had the same recall for the bolt that fell out of your head:D
     
  15. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I thought you quit TW?
     
  16. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    you quit tw.......or were banned
     
  17. Feb 26, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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