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Unbolt factory skid plate

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by STLharry, May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    STLharry

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    So I just took my taco through quite a bit of mud, and well now its time to clean her. I can get the transmission skid plate off but i can't find the bolts for the frontmost one. theres a lot of mud under there so its hard to find them.

    anyone know how to pull it off?
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    There are four 12mm bolts, 2 front and 2 rear. If you clean off the mud it's pretty easy to find.
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    hm... i saw 3 front and i can't find the rear. theyre all 12mm though, youre right
     
  4. May 17, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    you have 3 on the front, and i believe on your skid, you have 4 more on the front skid......2 of them are up in there a good ways, you'll need an extension to get to them.
     
  5. May 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    alright ill go look now thanks a lot tacomaman
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    no prob man........the 2 that are up in there a ways will be a pita to see if you have alot of mud in the way.
     
  7. May 17, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    yea i found them. 3 up front and 2 more that were buried up in 3" of mud. the backmost 2 are for the other plate.

    thanks again guys
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