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Quick question- cleaning out bottom of cowl.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steves55, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Dec 9, 2017 at 9:39 AM
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    Steves55

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    My truck has an accumulation of leaves & debris that fall down cowl & collect at bottom behind front wheels. I can pull back the black plastic & get my hand in there but there has to be a better way. I haven’t looked close to see what’s involved to remove that panel in wheel well due to my knee surgery. Does the whole panel have to come out? Does the painted flare or whatever you call it on side of fender need to be removed? I thought I’d ask before I pull a wheel & crawl under there. Probably will do when I get time, in no hurry. Some info would help.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    7665898E-4DCB-482F-895D-2C7327B3BE63.jpg Compressed air works pretty well...
     
  3. Dec 9, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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    I use a vacuum but the Harbor Freight looks promising - sure worth a try for less then $4 - thanks for the link.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    You will of course need an air compressor.
    :tinfoilhat:
     
  6. Dec 9, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    I have a IR 80 gal 2 stage so I got that covered. I also have one of those long blow guns like linked above- mine telescopes & is longer. I’ll have to give that a try.
     
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  7. Dec 9, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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    i use a vacuum with a small tip on it. one of those 3 finger grabber tools works good too
     
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  8. Dec 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    Shop Vacuum and a crevice tool.
     
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