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Missing a bolt

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rovertxih, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    rovertxih

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    I bought a 2000 preunner a few weeks ago, and currently am underneath it hand-cleaning old crud and gunk. I noticed a missing bolt on what appears to be the transmission. I'm not a well versed car guy. Anyone have 2 cents I could borrow? Do you know what bolt this is?

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  2. May 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    rnish

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    Is the bold missing or has it been sheared off?
     
  3. May 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    Inspection plate bolt doesn't appear to mate to anything behind, You should be fine.
     
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  4. May 11, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    Looks sheared off to me, you'd have to drill it out and tap chase new threads and then you can put a bolt in it
     
  5. May 11, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    Just an empty hole. Can't see threading at all, probably gunked, but no leak coming from it
     
  6. May 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    If it isn’t leaking let it be.
     
  7. May 11, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    I don't know what that hole is for, but it's not for a bolt. There are no threads in it, and there isn't anyting in it on my truck.
     
  8. May 11, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    You definitely have an oil leak somewhere, maybe from the transmission
     
  9. May 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Yes, it seems I do.
     
  10. May 11, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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    I like to think my prerunner is pretty minty and it’s missing that bolt too.

    From the front it’s missing (first photo), from the rear (second picture) there’s not even a throughhole

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  11. May 11, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    When you get all done with yours, will you clean my undercarriage? Yours looks awesome.
     
  12. May 11, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Haha are you being sarcastic?

    Im sure ur boyfriend cleans ur undercarriage every day
     
  13. May 11, 2019 at 5:11 PM
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    Nice! ;)

    I thought it did sound sorta sexual, but I wasn't trying to sound that way. I was more teasing on how meticulous you were. It really does look awesome.

     
  14. May 11, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Really I thought it was dirty with the coolant remains from last flush 40k miles ago. Never actually cleaned the undercarriage. Unless one of those damn car washing machines got it
     
  15. May 11, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    Interesting, on mine it does go through.

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  16. May 11, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    It's just an inspection cover. You can remove all the bolts and use duct tape if you really wanted to. It's just there to keep crap from flying into the tranny.
     

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