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Removing Engine Skid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AZ TRD, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    AZ TRD

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    Today I changed the fluids in my rear diff and t-case. When trying to remove the engine skid to change the front diff I could not get the skid off. I removed the 4 bolts and expected it to fall free. But, it looks like there are two factory spot welds and a clip on the drivers side of the skid that are preventing its removal. The passenger side falls free. Does anyone have experience or suggestions for this?
    I don't want to start hammering and prying if I can avoid it.

    Thanks
     
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