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What's this on the back of my cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by neelas007, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    neelas007

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    About a week ago I started getting a flapping/rattle sound when driving my 2008 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab. I finally found the culprit...between the cab and the bed there is a small oval recessed area on the backside of the cab and a piece of rubber was hanging most of the way out. It has several small holes punched across the top that fasten it and had somehow worked it's way loose. I could barely pull it the rest of the way out because there's not much room.....my question is what is the recess for in the back of the cab and do I need this piece of rubber in there. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    jaxchrisfla

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    there is a vent on the back wall of the cab to allow for the changes is pressure inside the cab.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    What ever you do...DO NOT seal it up. If you are ever involved in an accident where the airbags deploy. You are going to want them babies to work as designed. If that pressure has no where to go, you might of survived the crash but you head just caved in from that pressure of the airbags going off.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    ^Someone do that and take video. I would pay to see that.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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  6. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    nah.....more like ND!!!:D
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    Yeah, you're too helpful, Chris. We need to talk a noobie into this.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Whew! Thanks guys.! :)
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    That's the best idea you've had in a long time!!!!! :devil:
     
  10. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    neelas007

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    Thanks for the advice.....do I need to get this rubber flap put back in or forget about it.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    I wanna watch!! :popcorn:
     
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