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seal between fender flare and body

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    THe rubber seal between my fender flare and body, keeps coming out. I cant get it to say in. Its coming out on the drivers side really bad in the front. and sorta bad in the back.

    Any suggestions to fix it?
    ANy body else having this problem?
    Mine is a 2001 Prerunner with the black(not color matched) flares?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    you may want to try some type of epoxy.......should hold it in place pretty good.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    topgun155

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    Any short of glue should do. Arnt there automative glues that are made for the elements and abuse.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    fireturk41

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    i ripped mine off lol but glue should do it


    but meh i dont like fender flares
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
    i used gorilla glue on my dad 02..cant even tell now
     
  6. Oct 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    I think you can still buy a new seal from Toyota not that much money to replace.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Automotive "goop" will fix it. Try to get some underneth and tape it in place overnight...a couple days even better. If some beads out from the edges, wait till after it drys and use a single edge plastic razor blade/scrapper to remove.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    still got em? I need fronts really bad!
     
  9. Oct 13, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    unfortunately i thought it was a part nobody would want an i threw them out :-/
     
  10. Oct 13, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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    higherlux

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  11. Oct 13, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Thanks for the help guys but i just went and looked at it and it must have blown out today so i guess i need to get a new one.:(
     
  12. Jul 7, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    I have the same problem on my 2003 Tacoma. The weatherstripping between the body and the front driver's side plastic flare flails all over the place at speed.

    I've been searching on how the flares are attached so I can loosen it and re-seat the rubber strip then tighten it back down. That seams like the better way to do it.

    Would I have to remove the wheel well liner in order to access the fasteners that hold the flare in place? And I gather there are clips that break off easily when trying to separate the flares from the body, can anyone confirm that for an '03 sr5 xtracab? It'd great if I didn't have to order any parts, lookin to get it done today?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Jul 7, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Those seals are attached w/adhesive tape from factory. If you cant glue em back, new ones are about $15.18 each (p/n 53851-35061). Just make sure all is clean before you stick em again (no dirt/dust, armor-all, etc). You might also try some 3m weatherstrip adhesive too. I would stay away from epoxy
     
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  14. Jul 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Prett much expect the clips to break. There are 2 different types (red & blue) and they are about 1.35 ea (red p/n 90904-67037 & blue 90904-67036)
     
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  15. Jul 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Some models just have the flares stuck on and some models actually have clips. I believe its just the Pre-2001's that just have the flares glued on, but it might also be a certain trim option.

    As far as the clips, ya. You'll break most of them. There are also 4 or 5 screws holding the flare on.

    You can see the anchor points for the clips in the attached pic.

    flare.jpg
     
  16. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    There is a thin, rubber seal between the fender & flare. I believe thats what OP is talking about? There are no flares that just stick-on without clips (from factory) for 2001
     
  17. May 24, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    I have a 2000 Prerunner and a 2000 SR5. Does anyone know for sure if the 2000 Tacoma uses clips or glue on the wheel flares.??? From looking at my Prerunner I can't tell for sure but I want to try and put the same flares on my SR5. I have the 2000 FS Manuals and they are not much help
     
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    Toyota changed the solid fiberglass flares in the 2001 redesign to thicker plastic ones, so I don't think the parts will be intercompatible. As far as I can tell the 95-00 model years just attach under the wheel well without clips (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
     
  19. May 24, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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  20. May 25, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    I tried weatherstrip glue (a type of contact cement) a few times on my '01 and it never held well. Seems like double-sided 3m tape would be hard to get in there without removing the flares.
     
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