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OEM Roof Rack Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YumaTRD, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:03 AM
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    When installing a new roof rack.

    Sorry for not clarifying!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:11 AM
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    When you go to install the new rack you will have to either remove that tape entirely or at the very least puncture the tape to expose the threads for installation. I just punctured and then cut the holes out specifically. Originally I just installed without any sort of silicone but after I got done I worried too much of potential leaks so went to my local auto shops and grabbed some avs silicone, put a good portion around all the holes where potential leaks could take place and reinstalled. At this point I am pretty confident it shouldn't leak.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:13 AM
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    That's exactly what I did-so, I hope it works!
    Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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    Yea the little foam/rubber gaskets they gave are 'supposed' to keep the water out but I didn't want to take the chance either...
     
  5. Jul 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    What can you do if the holes don't line up? I have 3 bolts left that wont go in. Please help.
     
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    Which ones? Pics would help.
     
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    The three long bolts on each side that go directly into the roof with green colored tips.

    20160721_190237.jpg
     
  8. Jul 21, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Are these the back or the bolts closer to the front
     
  9. Jul 21, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    The rear, the ones that don't line up are one on the rear drivers side and two on the rear passenger side.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    I had to loosen the fronts and pull on the back of the rack while pushing the bolts down to hit the holes properly but I ran into the exact same thing just took some finesse.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    I'll give it a try. Thanks
     
  12. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    I recommend not tightening any of them until they are all started. I would then put the other side on, make sure the cross bars plug in fine, then tighten everything up.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I really don't want to take it to a shop.
     
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    Did you end up getting it done?
     
  15. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    I plan on working on it tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  16. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    Should I unscrew the smaller bolts holding the bracket together?
     
  17. Jul 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    I would loosen them all a bit until you can get them all started and then start tightening.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2016 at 2:35 AM
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    I just installed mine Sunday. Had the same problem with holes not lining up. First holes that didn't line up were the drivers side bracket. Ended up having to make one of the holes in the bracket bigger. They are very unforgiving threads, if they don't line up perfect they won't go in or you'll cross thread either the hole or the bolt.

    Finally worked, but in the process of of lining up the final holes (from your pic), the front clip popped out. Now the drivers side has the infamous "gap" up front. I'll need to get a new clip and re-do it, maybe this weekend. But terrified to unscrew it, and risk cross threading starting all over.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2016 at 5:04 AM
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    How big was your 'gap' do you have pics? I have a couple very small ones but not sure they are really of concern...interested to know how your gaps looked.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2016 at 2:33 PM
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    Got it done, thanks guys. It was a bitch tho. I was really discouraged the first time. After pulling and pushing the base several times, finally lined up the holes enough to get the screws going.
     

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