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Replacing Upper Control Arm

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wilky10, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    wilky10

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    Does anyone know how to replace an upper control arm on a 2006 4x4 trd tacoma. When trying to remove the bolt, it hits the inner fender. Thank You in advance.

    Nick
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you need a hand and want to drive up here, I'll do it for ya.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    If I was to do mine again I would buy new bolts, depending how expensive they are!!!, before bending and cracking or chipping the paint on the inner fender, and cut the heads off the original ones. I think someone mentioned doing it in a previous thread.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    If you have a tool to tap the bolt out, its not very difficult, and minimal bending is required. I use a 6" long 3/8 socket extension.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    +1 on the socket extension- I didn't seen any major paint damage from when I bent mine.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    There was no major damage done but any chips or cracks in the paint are going to rust up here in the "north" with the amount of salt that is applied to the roads in the winter. Before the snow flies I'll probably spray a little paint in the damaged spots.
    Getting the bolts out and back in again was no problem though.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    Thank You Chris4x4. I already have the new control arm on. I appreciate the offer to help also. Next time I am up there, I buy you a beer.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    Just did my Total Chaos UCA's this weekend thanks to your thread here. Thank you all for the tips! Only one thing to add, the wire loom on the other side of the fender well is for your front impact sensors for SRS airbag. Don't make the same mistake I did and pull the wires out of the sensor by grabbing the fender well and the loom at the same time! Just be careful when using your channel locks, and ensure you don't grab both the wire loom and metal when you bend it out of the way! FML. Other then that, the instal took about 2 hours with standard tools and lots of pb blaster.
     
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    those are 3 and 3/4 inches long. You need about 3x that for our trucks. Which is unfortunate, because that would be nice.
     
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    they are, just for a Ford :)
     
  14. Jul 19, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    They are

    "12mm thread x 3 3/4" long greasable bolt with zerk fitting installed in it's head used in GM G-body and Ford fox body upper control arm applications."

    He just typoed GbodyandFoxbody.com
     
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    1. That doesn't fit a second gen Tacoma UCA.
    2. There's no Sport Cab...
    3. You're trolling for business without being a site approved vendor. Please stop.
     
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    I looked into it wont fit urrgh my maths was wrong, but i have full cab it comes with 2wd second gen taco 4 cylinder.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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    or as toyota calls it large cab its got more legroom than the trd wich i hated driving due to legroom being an issue.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    Toyota has never called it "large" cab. It's either access cab or extended cab.
     
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    see large cab in options it way more legroom than the trd sport trust me i used to drive one and well i rather walk no legroom especially with workboots on.
     
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