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Fuel tank bracket

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by bingdude, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Jan 25, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    Hi All,

    Anyone run into an issue with their rear tank bracket rusting out? The right side of the bracket of my bracket is rusted out. The left side appears to be welded to frame and fairly solid at this point. I did have the frame sprayed per H0F program. This is a 2007 DC.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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  3. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:14 AM
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    I should clarify. It's the bracket that the straps themselves mount to. It's the one in front of the rear wheel toward the driver side. I'll try to post up pics.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    I had the same issue on my '08. I bought it used in November '19 and wasn't able to fully inspect frame at the time. When I went in for annual PA inspection the next year, it failed because both front coil springs were broken, and that frame crossmember you mentioned was also badly rusted out on right side where it attaches to main frame rail. I replaced both front coils and shocks my self, but the frame rail was a bit too difficult for me to do on the ground. The crossmember has bolts on the bottom, but uses rivets on the top connection to the rail. In order top remove the crossmember, the rivets need to be cut off and replaced with nuts/bolts when installing the new one. The fuel tank has to be dropped in order to reach the rivets on the left side. I got the new crossmember, new tank straps, and all the fasteners before I took it into my local shop. They did the replacement, which took about a day. And FYI, the tank straps are not welded to the crossmembers. The right side connection uses a pin, and the left side is bolted to the crossmembers.
     
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    Thanks TechWrench for the detail. Looking at the diagrams online the crossmember looks like 51206B and I can't seem to find the bracket themselves. Does the crossmember have the brackets for the fuel tank straps? If you happen to have the part numbers for the crossmember and/or brackets that would be appreciated. How much were the parts and labor for this kind of repair? Did you take it to a regular mechanic shop or more of a autobody/frame shop? Sorry for all the questions, just would like to get an idea of what kind of potential costs I'm looking at.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    OK, I had a lot of trouble getting correct part number for the crossmember. The numbers on some online parts breakdown drawings are misleading. I finally got the correct info from parts person at Conicelli Toyota just outside Philly, PA. They run an online parts site "Partznet", which I have used often. I had a local, to me, Toyota dealer parts dept tell me the crossmember was no longer available, but Concelli was able to order one with no problem. The parts I ordered are listed below.

    Crossmember - 51205-0C060 - $338.55
    Tank straps
    Front - 77601-0C130 - $56.00
    Rear - 77602-0C150 - $61.95
    Lower crossmember bolts - 90119-A0227 - (2) $1.42 ea
    Tank strap pins - 77653-34040 (2) $.44 ea

    To save my mechanic time (and me money), I also got all the bolts that are used to attach the various lines and cables to the crossmember. I just assumed they might be difficult to remove and reuse in their rusted condition. I also got new bolts to replace the ones that attach the tank straps to the crossmember. These bolts were not available from Toyota, so once I had the crossmember, I took it down to Home Depot and got all the bolts in their hardware dept. I also got bolts and nyloc nuts to replace the rivets that have to be cut out to remove the old crossmember. I don't remember how much all the bolts cost, but it was under $30.00.

    The crossmember does not have any additional mounting brackets. And the mounting points for the tank straps are part of the crossmembers. The rear tank strap mounts to the crossmember that is rusted out, while the front tank strap mounts to the next crossmember nearer to the front of the frame.

    I am pretty sure the part numbers are the same for the '07 as my '08, but you might want to check for sure.

    I don't know what part of the country you hail from, and the crossmember is a heavy, long item to ship, so depending on your location, shipping it could be expensive, so take that into consideration.

    I used a local, to me, shop that I have used in the past. They initially found the rust problem when I took it to them for the PA inspection. The owner said that he had done this type of repair before, and it wouldn't be problem. He charged me $300.00 for repair, which included cost of re-inspection when repair was done. I thought it was reasonable. So, in total, with also replacing the front coil over shocks, it cost me about $1,000.00 to get the truck back on road and legal.
     
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  7. Jan 26, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    Thanks again Techwrench for the detail and verification of parts. I'm over in SW OH. The diagrams out there in google land don't quite match up and the drawings don't help much either. I think the tank will hold for the time being, but it will be a matter of time. I rather be safe than sorry. Time to call some shops. :)
     
  8. Jan 26, 2021 at 11:53 AM
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    Not sure it'll help on a 2007 but I have a set of fuel tank straps for a 2018 with the 38 gallon tank sitting around if anyone wants them. Had to replace them (around 8k miles on them) with the studded version when I added my RCI fuel tank skid.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2021 at 9:58 PM
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    One additional note, prompted by abomb60s post. I have the TRD Off Road package, which comes with the fuel tank shield. The strap part numbers I gave were for the straps with the threaded studs to mount the tank shield. If you do not have have this shield, these straps will still work, but the ones without the stud might be a bit cheaper. And I forgot to ask, which size tank do you have. I have the standard size 26 gal tank, so those numbers were for it. If you have the larger 38 gal tank, they might not be right.
     
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  10. Feb 1, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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    Cool. I do have the 26 gallon tank.
     

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