2010 Tightening Down Loose Rear Horizontal Stabilizer

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Prius_Angie, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Prius_Angie

    Prius_Angie Active Member

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    WHAT- 2010 Tightening Down Loose Rear Horizontal Stabilizer
    HOW-

    1. REMOVE TRUNK DOOR INTERIOR PANELING. Use plastic pry tool to remove at least up to 2x parts of the trunk door paneling. Plastic pry tool over a metal screw driver, helps to avert paint damage. Here is where I found 2x loose bolt nuts loosely bouncing around within the paneling.

    2. TIGHTEN DOWN BOLTS. The missing bolt-nuts were obvious upon visual inspection. I hand tightened them down with a 10mm socket tool. Seems the nuts feel loose over natural wear and tear of 236,000 miles. For good measure and preventive maintenance, I tightened down all the 10mm nuts on the rear door.

    3. CLEAN DOWN. While under the paneling I cleaned down all the metal and plastic paneling with alcohol wipies for good preventive maintenance.

    4. BUTTON UP IN REVERSE.

    5. Whoala.
     

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  2. Rebound

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    R2, that stabilizer’s broken loose again. See if you can lock it down!
     
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