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Wheel Well Inner Mud Shield/Flap Retaining Pins

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BartMaster1234, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Sep 18, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    BartMaster1234

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    Either I never noticed it, or when I brought in my truck to Costco to have the tires replaced, the retaining pins of the wheel well mud shield fell out.

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    I couldn't manage to pull out any of them intact without destroying them. I bought these pins off Amazon but I can't manage to use a two-part pin since I can't access behind the metal body panel.

    What is the correct retaining pin I should use? I can't use a two part pin due to limited access, so I was thinking of a one piece Christmas tree-like pin.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2016 at 4:10 AM
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    I just poped one of mine out and took it into the local parts store that has 100's or style and sizes of those things and matched it up the best I could. The ones I get fit tighter than factory.

    For the record mine are 2 part. Not sure why you would need to access the back side to use a centre style push pin?
     
  3. Sep 19, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    Get them at your (pick one>) friendly/favorite/trusted Toyota dealer. Better yet, call the dealer and get the part number, then buy them off E-bay. There's another thread on this a bit later that has the E-bay part URL.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    often they are broken or missing on the driver's side
    because many oil service people break them
    as they reach thru the driver's side to reach thru there
    to service the oil filter.

    I think the originals work/fit best (two piece pin)...
    But they become brittle and snap occasionaly if removal attempt is made.
    An NAPA auto parts store has something near the same that will work.
    Likely will cost less then the factory originals would.

    Probably could find some original/OEM type on ebay
    for less then the cost of them at a dealership.

    Bottom line... they're made of plastic
    so one shouldn't expect they will live forever.

    I have found that besides snapped clips
    that the vinyl flap is occasionlly just pulled free
    and the hole(s) in that can become fubar.

    Hence finding something at NAPA that will work
    and have a larger head.

    Because I installed a 1" body lift...
    I made my own replacement filler flaps
    outta pond liner sold at home depot.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016

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