User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2019, 07:41 PM #1
Bwmartinkc Bwmartinkc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 16
Bwmartinkc is on a distinguished road
Bwmartinkc Bwmartinkc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 16
Bwmartinkc is on a distinguished road
Help with mystery tailgate nut

Hey everyone! Finally got through my 15 posts and am excited to be doing my first thread.

About a week ago I started hearing something shaking around in my tailgate when I would open and close it. There was clearly something loose rattling around in there.

Today I pulled out one of the little plastic grab panels on the underside of the tailgate and I was able to fish out the culprit:



Anyone know what this might have been holding in place inside my tailgate? Nothing seems loose on either the inside or outside of the tailgate. I don't really want to go through the hassle of taking the panel off the back of the tailgate and fishing around, but I also don't want some additional damage to be caused by my laziness. So hoping someone might have experienced this before, or has been inside the tailgate recently, and can give me some insight. Thanks!
Bwmartinkc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-25-2019, 08:58 PM #2
Raingler_Nets's Avatar
Raingler_Nets Raingler_Nets is offline
Official Vendor
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Eastsound WA USA
Posts: 167
Raingler_Nets will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
Raingler_Nets Raingler_Nets is offline
Official Vendor
Raingler_Nets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Eastsound WA USA
Posts: 167
Raingler_Nets will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
maybe dropped during build. I found a similar nut under the door sill on the back passenger side when running wiring. Just laying there doing nothing.
Raingler_Nets is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-25-2019, 09:59 PM #3
d110pickup d110pickup is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 3
d110pickup is on a distinguished road
d110pickup d110pickup is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 3
d110pickup is on a distinguished road
I just did a backup camera relocation on my truck, IIRC that style of nut is used to secure the key lock in place. There are also nuts securing the trim above the license plate but I don't think it uses that style.
Mike
d110pickup is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-25-2019, 10:32 PM #4
LandCruiser's Avatar
LandCruiser LandCruiser is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ballnut Creek, CA
Posts: 3,772
Real Name: Sparky
LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice
LandCruiser LandCruiser is offline
Senior Member
LandCruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ballnut Creek, CA
Posts: 3,772
Real Name: Sparky
LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice LandCruiser is just really nice
My tailgate pooped out something similar a while back, too.
__________________
Throw yourself a dip son!
LandCruiser is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-25-2019, 10:45 PM #5
whtout whtout is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 11
whtout is on a distinguished road
whtout whtout is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 11
whtout is on a distinguished road
Check if the handle panel is loose. Pretty sure I saw a post about this a while back. They could pull one side of it off the tailgate and found the nut inside.
whtout is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 08-06-2019, 03:22 PM #6
Racehoss's Avatar
Racehoss Racehoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 184
Racehoss is on a distinguished road
Racehoss Racehoss is offline
Member
Racehoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 184
Racehoss is on a distinguished road
Same thing happened with my 2 4runners. 2012 and 2011 after about 5 years I noticed a rattle and popped the plastic grab handle off and out came the exact nut. Didnít research it further. They have to be coming off the same bolt.
__________________
16' TEP white with trd wheels 265/70/17 ko2
SOLD 85' 4runner Built SOLD 03 FJ100 SOLD 92' FJ80
Sold 14' trd crewmax tundra
Racehoss is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 08-06-2019, 04:14 PM #7
boyguan boyguan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 342
boyguan is on a distinguished road
boyguan boyguan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 342
boyguan is on a distinguished road
looks like its a 8 or 10mm that could hold the black trim under the 4runner. I have developed a noise as well and maybe i should pull it off and check
boyguan is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 08-06-2019, 06:44 PM #8
A10MileHusker's Avatar
A10MileHusker A10MileHusker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Age: 33
Posts: 2,130
Real Name: Doug
A10MileHusker will become famous soon enough A10MileHusker will become famous soon enough
A10MileHusker A10MileHusker is offline
Senior Member
A10MileHusker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Age: 33
Posts: 2,130
Real Name: Doug
A10MileHusker will become famous soon enough A10MileHusker will become famous soon enough
I had this same issue on my 2017. Fished out the nut like you had and traced it to the back trim piece (the one that says "4Runner" above the license plate). I was able to jiggle that trim piece when it was off.

I was able to reach up and tighten the nut back on with my hand and ratchet for a fix.
A10MileHusker is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 08-06-2019, 07:52 PM #9
ElectroBoy's Avatar
ElectroBoy ElectroBoy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: San Jose CA
Posts: 703
Real Name: Mark
ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light
ElectroBoy ElectroBoy is online now
Member
ElectroBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: San Jose CA
Posts: 703
Real Name: Mark
ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light ElectroBoy is a glorious beacon of light
Yeah, sometimes you get hardware dropped into nooks and crannies during assembly and it stays put for a long time. Slamming the hatch could work it out of its hiding place. You could look at it closely on its mating surfaces to see if thereís any scoring to indicate that it was previously installed.

But you really wonít be sure unless you pop off the hatch trim panel and get familiar with what is back there. Itís not very difficult, there are lots of posts on how to do it.
__________________
1st Gen 1987 T4R, sold at 180K miles
3rd Gen 2000 SR5, sold at 239K miles
5th Gen 2018 ORP, just interior mods
ElectroBoy is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hassle , inside , loose , place , tailgate

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AC mystery.... bullcity83 3rd gen T4Rs 4 07-23-2016 12:05 PM
4Runner tailgate into a Surf tailgate tire carrier martin.1991911 3rd gen T4Rs 20 07-12-2015 03:17 AM
Mystery to me lemasurier 4th Gen T4Rs 14 11-11-2010 02:55 PM
rear tailgate/hatch mystery problem. jackyack18 4th Gen T4Rs 3 04-01-2010 02:14 PM
Mystery Oil (Put in Gas or Oil) 03RoadRunner Maintenance/Detailing 17 05-12-2006 12:26 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.