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Rusty/Seized/Old etc. issues when working on 1st Gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by WheelInTheSky, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Aug 14, 2015 at 10:14 PM
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    WheelInTheSky

    WheelInTheSky [OP] Ramblin' Man

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    Been removing bits and pieces from my '02 and would like to hear others' horror stories or how-tos on removing hard to reach nuts bolts studs and the like. Will post some of my exploits tomorrow after I get some sleep, basically just wanted to start a thread to see how everyone deals with the perils of having an older truck that, although rusty, they still really like working on and improving with pricey parts!:crazy:
     
  2. Aug 15, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    Knowing and planning the things are going to break and need to be cut apart

    Kroil is your friend

    Torch

    cut off wheels

    Having a bolt bin full of JIS bolts is another good idea.

    Thread replacement kits for M6x1.00 M8x1.25 M10x1.25 M12x1.25

    Taps and dies in those sizes.

    Weld nuts in those sizes as well

    Most important is lots of patience being able to stay cool when things break

    Living in the Liquid Brine Belt
     
  3. Aug 15, 2015 at 7:48 AM
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    Solid 50% of bolts on my truck will probably snap if i tried to removed. Alot of em already have been...
     
  4. Aug 15, 2015 at 8:35 AM
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    Oh boy very relevant. Check out this o2 sensor. Discovered this today while trying to change it out. No idea where to go from here.[​IMG] So far everything else I've handled with acetone+atf, vice grips, and a sawzall. IMG_20150815_093830.jpg
     
  5. Aug 15, 2015 at 8:41 AM
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    Been there all to often !!

    If your lucky you can get the studs out and replace them

    Living in Pa I keep the oxygen Sensor bungs on hand trying to drill out studs and replace takes way to much time.

    I can cut the old one off and weld a new bung in faster ..

    Then if I want to frustrate myself try and fix it later for fun most just pitched in the scrap
     
  6. Aug 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah that acetone/atf has done me well on a lot of stuff but in some cases shit is just too damn stubborn. The harder something is to reach the less options one has for attacking it.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM
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    Nuts on mine fell off...
     

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