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Tailgate hinge bushing

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Minnlaker, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 8, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    Minnlaker

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    I have 2006 Tundra with a tailgate hinge issue. The hinge poly bushings are B S and I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a solution for these bushings? My tailgate hangs down from a level plane with the box bed. I replaced my tailgate cables thinking they were stretched, but I think the solution may be in having hinge brass bushings made by machinist.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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  3. Dec 9, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    I can get replacement parts, but they will be the same as what's there now. I think he's wanting a beefier, more permanent solution.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    Ah, I see. From 2006 till 2016 didn't seem too out of line to me if they just now failed.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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    Not bad at all, really. :)
     
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    Hi @Roman
    What is the part # for those bushings for a 2011 tundra?
    Tnx.
     
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    @Roma . Roman is there such a thing as getting just the bushing for 2004 tailgate? Thanks.
     
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    I don't see that bushing listed separately, it's simply part of the hinge assemblies. Those hinge assemblies aren't wildly expensive.

    66110F and 66120F

    If you were determined to DIY on that bushing, you likely could cob something up with PVC from the plumbing section of a hardware store.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    That is correct. It will have to be the hinge itself.
     
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    No, I myself just replaced the hinge.
     
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  13. Mar 3, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    So after 2 days of ordering and returning parts at my local Toyota dealership, the part number for the Driver side tailgate bushing is:

    66102-0c021

    This has the male end bushing attached to an UNPAINTED metal bracket. I’m assuming you can take this damn bushing off the bracket and attach to your original PAINTED bracket. The bushing is not sold separately so the whole bracket comes out to like 60 dollars give or take 3 bucks. To me it’s better to just save the time of going into dealer for a service diagnostic, to then determine whether or not this bracket is covering their warranty. To then order the damn part, then have to come back for installation. I doubt something like this is even covered in their bumper to bumper. The shock strut for the tailgate definitely is covered but I don’t know about this hinge.

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  14. Mar 4, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    So bad news, the bushing doesn’t come off the tailgate hinge. Took it into the first body shop I saw and it’s only 40 bucks to paint. They’re mixing fresh paint to match color code on my truck as well.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    Above and beyond sir. Attention to detail points given.
     
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  16. Mar 8, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Got the damn hinge finally installed. I say damn hinge, for having to buy the whole thing just for that bad bushing, for having to get it painted, and for the install hassle. To install this you’ll need a Torx male bit driver socket T-40(for hinge) and Allen key or bit driver socket T-30(for tail light), a hammer, and a metal pick(for strut removal and install).

    Be very careful removing the 2 painted hinge bolts. You can and WILL easily strip them if you apply all the torque of your body weight. Instead use a hammer to loosen them with an impact tool. I went to my local mechanic to only loosen these two bolts. They have one of those impact screwdriver things that can take a hammer to the opposite end. 3 hammer hits on each bolt allowed for me to loosen with a 3/8” ratchet and Torx T-40 male bit socket. Once the two hinge bolts are removed, you’ll have to remove the driver side tail light to disconnect the hinge from the strut. This is where you use the metal pick to lift the clips that will free up the shock from the truck and the hinge. That’s pretty much it. See pictures for clearer picture of what I’m saying.

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