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What thread size is this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by goufcustom, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

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    I was changing the front diff oil in my 2006 TRD Off Road Tacoma, and there is a skid plate in the way that needs to be removed before you can get to the front diff. I took that off and changed the oil just fine, but when I went to put the skid plate back on, I messed up the threads a little on one of the bolts, so I backed it back out and put the other three in and now I need to run a die on the bolt and a tap in the hole on the truck. BUT... I have no idea what thread size it is, I assume it is metric, but I am having issues identifying it. Really don't want to end up at the stealership for this one, and since my neighbor has a tap & die set I figure this is an easy fix.

    I think this is the part number: 90080-11373

    Google may have helped me, I think it is a M8x1.25, will be trying this later when my neighbor gets home.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    How hard did you crank it before you realised it was cross threaded? It takes a lot of effort to mess up the threads so badly that you need to re-tap it.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    a metric thread file is your friend with stuff like this
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

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    I don't think it is cross threaded, I just want to clean up the threads before I try again. I also have a complex with over tightening... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Well if you just want to clean it, just use some WD40 and a wire brush.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Wally

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    Ran my tap in to double check so that's it for sure ...
     
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