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UCA tricks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Geeves77, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Jun 2, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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    Geeves77

    Geeves77 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, going to swap my UCA’s out myself, so what is the trick getting that bolt out that hits the body? Lmao
     
  2. Jun 2, 2021 at 10:57 AM
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    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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  3. Jun 2, 2021 at 11:10 AM
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    Thank you. Just ordered them
     
  4. Jun 2, 2021 at 11:10 AM
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    Anything else I should watch out for
     
  5. Jun 2, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    May not be an issue on the 2nd gens, but on the passenger side of the 3rd gens the bolt head likes to grab some wires that go to the A/C compressor. Get them out of the way.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2021 at 12:05 PM
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    757.Taco

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    An angle grinder with a cut-off wheel is your friend if they're corroded. Had to cut one of mine off after pb blaster couldn't loosen it.
     
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  7. Jun 2, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    Abner420

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    yeah just bend that shit back and knock it out and let it sit there if you're reusing her. Passenger side kicked my ass. Cracked the hood and used a pry bar next to the intake and smashed it toward myself and then used it again to smash it back into place. Wasnt pretty. Also watch for the wire harnesses attached to the inner fender. Peace and love.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2021 at 6:26 AM
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    taco912

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    I kept reading about the bending and didn't like the sound of that. As it turns out it is so minor, especially with that flat jaw tool that it is almost a non issue.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    skigan

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    The driver side gave me the worst time, lots of wire looms in the way and not much room to work with. The passenger side was easy when I realized it made more sense to run the bolt from the back rather than the front.
     

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