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Motherf*&#@! Can it be fixed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Notty, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    Notty

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    Well, the day was going great as I was swapping my 3 inch top plate spacers and 1.5" blocks for 5100s and an AAL. Got the back and front passenger side done no sweat. Had a bit of an issue on the drivers side though. I had trouble getting a steering knuckle bolt back in, and in the process cross threaded it. Due to a time crunch and lack of new bolts available, I decided f*ck it, I would put the damn thing in as best as I could and get it to a shop to fix it. It is about 8/10ths of the way in and will not go any further. I know already I screwed up, but I am hoping a shop can tap the hole and put in a new bolt. I already have the new bolt on order and I will have it tomorrow, I even ordered a spare one. My question is, can this be tapped and fixed, or do I need a new $400 steering knuckle???? Below is a few pics of my dilemma!!!!




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  2. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You should have no issue getting it drilled and Heli coiled.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    Notty

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    A buddy told me they would have to remove the entire piece to tap it or insert a heli coil. Is that true? This could get expensive!!!
     
  4. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They shouldnt have to. All they have to do is drill the threads out, and insert the coil. The hole in the Lower control arm is smooth. What part of the valey are you in?
     
  5. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Me and Paul made an oopsy too.

    We accidentally stripped the starter thread on the UCA. It would go about half a turn and then just fall off.

    Paul had to go to Lowes and he got a filing kit. After we filed it back it went on no problem
     
  6. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Notty

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    Unfortunately I'm not in the Valley! haha I am down in the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area, about 3 hours south of Phoenix, right on the border! I checked into heli coils and nobody has them in stock, but Napa can order one tomorrow and have it by Saturday. I'm hoping a shop can take care of it Saturday for me without it being too expensive.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It shouldnt be that big of a deal. DAM.....if you were here, I could do it for ya. :(
     
  9. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    :rofl:^^
     
  10. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Fuck....I guess I am going truck shopping tomorrow!!! The Wife will love that!!! hahahaha
     
  11. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    should be a pretty easy fix.

    and even if the arms is unrepairible, im sure there are quite a few members here with their stock spindles who are running 6" kits.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    True. Hell, I trade my truck in for a new every time it gets dirty. Screw that, washing is for suckers.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    be like.."well honey, you want me to be safe, right?":D

    Works everytime, unless you have a large life insurance policy, and a frequent milkman.:cool:
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    :headbang::headbang: so theres a half dozen dirty tacomas sitting on the lot right now as trade ins? lol
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    Hahaha, she is already getting on me about this! haha She's like "Why couldn't you have just left it stock? That's what you get for wanting to lift it!" :crapstorm: lol
     
  16. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Not to belittle your predicament, but that comment is the best laugh that I've had all week.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    couldnt you just get a tap and chase the threads?
     
  18. Jul 9, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Being as the bolt is driven that far in, there may not be enough threads left to get a good purchase on the bolt, and achieve the required torque.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    Just what I would have said. The Heli coils are pretty cheap, easy to install, and will hold up to the job if installed correctly.

    Or you could just ditch those spindles and get some 4 inch camburgs.. ;)
     
  20. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Great minds. ;)
     
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