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Spare tire jack and tool kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Chugiak76, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Chugiak76

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    I've run into an issue and hoping someone could offer some knowledge.

    When I bought my 2000 Tacoma, it came with the jack, but the tool kit that contains the jack crank handle, extension, and end piece was no where to be found. I decided it would be a good idea to practice changing out the spare should I ever need to, but I can't even find the tools to lower the spare tire to get started. I called local salvage yards within a 60 mile radius and apparently it's like looking for a needle in a haystack looking for the tool kit for one of these. I looked online and all I can find is the tool kit for a 2nd gen Tacoma. Does anyone know if that tool kit would at least lower the spare tire? Does anyone know where I can buy a tool kit for a 1st gen? The dealer would be a last resort for me. It bugs me that I have a spare and it's completely useless without the tools to be able to use it.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    eBay, Amazon, junkyard ?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Chugiak76

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    None of the junkyards in the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska have the tool kit. I don't know if the ones on EBAY or Amazon fit or not.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Very hard to come by. Rarely pop up in b/s/t marketplace here and when they do they’re gone in a day. And for a pretty penny.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    In a local u-pull-it yard, I found the spare lowering kit in a T100 and it works perfectly for my Tacoma. I got lucky and happened to notice the black storage bag under a front seat(not its normal storage spot).

    There is no way this salvage yard would have known it was in the vehicle for inventory purposes. You may have to do a search for them yourself, not just call, if that is possible in your area.
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:36 PM
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    jaytrd02

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    There are a bunch on ebay ranging from $25-$150. You can probably make a rod to lower the spare and at harbor freight you can get a breaker bar and a universal lug nut socket kit for around $25
    Screenshot_20210113-204228_Chrome.jpg
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    Dalandser

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    The spare lowering rod is not really hard to recreate and I’d prefer a breaker bar and the socket you need for the lug nuts. If I were to make one I’d make something like a T and not the hook (which I know serves double duty for the jack, but a little piece of solid stock or a 1/4” socket extension does fine for the jack).
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:16 PM
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    I get the breaker bar and the socket for the lug nuts, but how would I make the T to lower the spare tire? I would need a piece roughly 40mm long, and then a rod roughly 400mm long, then another handle for leverage, but I don't know how I would assemble something like that would be strong enough to lower the spare. It's on there pretty good.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    My OEM jack disappeared but I still have the pouch with the handle/extension to it. DM me if you'd like em. I am keeping my wheel wrench with lock though
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    Yeah without a welder it won’t be easy. Since I have I’d use 3/8 ratchet extensions and cut them up to make it out of with some round stock.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:52 AM
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    I have yet to come across any Toyota that the spare tire winch was not seized up and had to be cut off.

    Even extending a hose from the spare to check air pressure out the back it was a pain to check the air pressure.
     
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  15. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    @Chugiak76 I don't know if this is helpful to you or not. I just finished restoring and augmenting my tire changing tools. Here is what I now have:
    Tire Change Tools-Number coded.jpg Spare Tire Changing tools notes.jpg
    EDIT
    It turns out that #4 "Spare Tire Removal Key" does not apply, as there is no actual "lock" fitted into the spare tire winch. Item #5 fits into the winch to turn it, as shown below. I believe this is the "stock" set-up:
    Spare Tire Winch and Tool 480 x 640.jpg

    Items #1 to #7 were with the truck when I bought it (used). I cleaned and painted the black ones.
    I tapped new threads in #5,#6 & #7 for new set screws (original set screws were missing).
    I will likely add my torque wrench to the tool kit.
    I also keep a 12 volt inflator and tire pressure gauge in my tool kit.
    Good Luck.
     
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  16. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Are you saying the spare tire winch will most likely need to be cut off?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    He’s up in the north east, idk how bad Alaskan rust issues are if they don’t bribe the streets as much.
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    Chugiak76

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    I think item #4 was an option that came with the truck if it came with wheel locks. I believe it's the key. I'm hoping that it won't be necessary for me to use that tool to get my spare tire down since I don't have that option.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    JasonLee

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    Whoa, that's pretty unnecessary for most of us. I never have needed an 3 foot extension to break free any lug nuts. If you do, you're likely to have damaged wheel studs, which you should put a bucket of new spares in the truck as well.
    I have rotated the tires on my 1st gen with the stock bottle jack and toolbag contents several times. I do "cheat" when I put the lug nuts back on - I use a deep 21mm socket attached to a 3/4" drive torque wrench to ensure proper ugga duggas.
     
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    I'm like 99% sure that all generations use the same tool kit. A $50k TRD Pro uses the same size lug nuts as my truck does.

    The ones for 2nd/3rd gens I see on Amazon etc... look exactly like mine.
     

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