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Skid plate bolts...and dealer RANT...

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Charliebrn, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Charliebrn

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    Ok, a small rant. My first oil change on my 2017. Previous owner had dealer do all the maintenance, and the records prove it. I went under the front of the truck today to do the oil/filter change and only 1 bolt holding the back center of the skid plate on. All the other bolts missing, including what look like should be 3 screws for the bumper facia.

    It's just...like they don't give a damn. They wouldn't have done that with their OWN truck, ya know??? Generally, I've been happy with the dealer, they backed me when I needed it, but gees folks, have just a little pride in your work. They must figure that no customer is ever gonna look. All that stuff was just flapping around down there for at least the 4000 miles I put on her.

    I'll probably just try to find replacement bolts (ALL of them, since the one in the back center is slightly stripped as well) online somewhere. Anybody have part numbers avail easy? LOL

    Thanks for letting me vent...
     
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  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    4WDWalrus

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  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    Griff

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    I had a drain plug dripping on my garage floor. Reached under and tightened it by hand. Got the wrench and snugged it some more....very carefully. Called dealer the next morning and told them they would be examining my oil pan to verify the plug was simply not tightened after their service....rather than over tightened and stripped. Got lucky. I do my own service work now.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    wakeboarder

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    I had the exact same rant about two years ago. Bought my ‘13 Tundra as a CPO from a dealer who did all the service. Only 3 total bolts were holding the skid plate. I found the missing ones on this website: https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/

    Specifically, part # 90119-A0169
     
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