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question about a couple bolts...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by emglishe30, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    emglishe30

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    So I have noticed my truck getting a great deal louder in the exhaust department and my cel has been on for a while. Well I just noticed that my rear sensor is missing both of its bolts holding it in place and its sitting loose in the whole. Anyone know what size bolt it is? Is it possible that this is the cause of my cel? btw its a 2.4L
     
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    That more than likley is the cause of your CEL. No idea on the size, though.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    emglishe30

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    i couldnt believe it when i saw there were no bolts...hows this happen?
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Bolts or nuts?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    emglishe30

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    good question..whatever would hold the sensor in place..
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    My 98 had nuts that rusted off. Let me run out in the garage quick.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Bolts.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    sweet thanks
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    you the man...hope this solves my problem
     
  11. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    You can get the bolts at your local hardware store. I also recommend lock washers and a gasket. It may take a few miles before the CEL goes away.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Lock tite. No lock washers. X2 on the new gasket. :)
     
  13. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    i that has happened to my truck the rear heater o2 sensor bolts were broken.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    I don't like using Loctite in a hot environment.:p
     
  15. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Sweet, I was planning on going to advance auto after i get the bolts on and have them clear the cel..
     
  16. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Just pull the ECU fuse for a few minutes. Saves a trip.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    well I got the nuts I needed, sprayed the bolt with a little wd-40 and got one nut on but the other one jammed up and stuck on the bolt. At least the exhaust leak is gone. Weird thing is that the cel has been on for quite some time and before I even put the nut on and secured the sensor, the light was not lit up anymore.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Maybe the light blew? :notsure:



    :D
     
  19. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    back the other one out and clean up the threads with a thread file man. That should do the trick!
     
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