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Tailgate Hinge Broken

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by TruckDog37, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Sep 24, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    TruckDog37

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    Tailgate pin seems to have come loose/broken and isn't protruding enough to properly catch the "cup" that allows the tailgate to pivot up and down (see pics). I can get my hand up and inside the bumper and push it back out but it just gets pushed back in again.

    Has anyone else dealt with this issue or have any ideas on how to fix it?

    Two of the pic's are the broken side and the third one is the working side to compare.

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  2. Sep 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    Tig Welding it may be the best solution once you get the tailgate off and the "cup" aligned
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    hi truckdog.....did you get the hinge pin fixed? and how did you do it?
     
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    I'll fill in for BMF today.

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  6. Feb 24, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    On mine, only half the weld was broken so I carefully bent it back, added a tailgate assist and lower the gate gently. No sitting on it until it's re-welded!

    Remove the taillight to inspect what you've got. Search here for other threads on this topic. This may be the one part of the Tundra not designed to last 200K because yota copied domestic designs.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Domestic designs don’t use that design. Tailgate hinges are bolted, not welded.

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  8. Feb 24, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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  9. Apr 24, 2024 at 4:41 PM
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    I’m digging this post up from the grave again…

    I just went by the body shop and I’m waiting for an estimate, but at first they hemmed and hawed over whether they’d even do it (and if the bumper and panel would need to come off to get access to weld).

    Really wish I’d caught it before it broke loose and could have had a buddy just spot weld it while it was still held in place!!

    I’m wondering if there are any alternative fixes, or if anyone who did this already can give me an idea of how difficult it was to weld on the replacement hanger? And if access through the tail light was enough to get it done?
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2024

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