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Tacoma hidden Leaf trap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Milowilli, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Dec 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Milowilli

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    Was doing a build and noticed a bunch of leaves hidden behind the lower front fender liner..between the fender and body...potential rust trap. If you park near trees you should check this area out!!!!

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  2. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    F75gunslinger

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    Add a pic from farther out to better identify the spot ?
     
  3. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    When you open the front doors on the second gens, its right by the door hinges on the body..its been discussed on here before.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    Yup... been a few threads on it, but it always bears reposting.

    In front of the doors, there's a black plastic flap.
    Lift the flap and you'll find the crap that's fallen down there.

    You can also access it from behind the mudflaps (or black boxes).

    Adding some mesh under the cowling will help prevent this.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    F75gunslinger

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    Wonderful !! Thanks for the heads up !
     
  6. Dec 31, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Milowilli

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    If you can..please put a link to the post and the fix...cheers.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2013 at 5:51 AM
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    yep, new one for me as well, how about either a picture from farther out or a link to the previous posts - search doesn't find it, Thanks
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    There really is no fix..just have to clean it out every so often..or like rich said, use some mesh..it will help.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    Open front doors and lift up black rubber below bottom hinge.
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  10. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    If you trim flares and liner it opens this area, makes it much easier to clean.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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    Thanks, I'll have a look when it warms up; -15C this morning
     
  12. Jan 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Ya... might want to avoid pulling on that flap or dismounting the mudflaps/black boxes when it's that cold.

    I found out the hard way what happens when you toss a traffic cone off the back of a truck when it's +15^f.
     
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    Found this spot on my '13 yesterday because the door was hitting the rubber gasket/cover to this hidden area. Full o' leafage! Good spot to hide "stuff" from cops if that's what your into!
     
  14. Oct 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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    Also good place to burst in flames when you're doing a cab mount chop with a plasma torch.
     
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    Keeping that area clean eliminates the mulchy smell inside the cab when the leaf debris warms up after it rains.
     
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    subd just in case
     
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    I had an ant infestation that I couldn't find the source of until I looked in these spots. Cleaned them out and sprayed some killer in there and good bye ants. They fill up rather fast.
     
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    I've got to remember this lots of leaves and trees in my yard.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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    You and me both.. Nothing but Grand Oaks in my Front yard that rain leaves in the fall. I'm gonnd do some mesh under the hood sooner or later.
     
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