Need help with a part...part 2

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by ZeroDigit, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. ZeroDigit

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    So below my 2008 Prius, I noticed these hanging lower than they should. I looked around and felt in there that it feels like something I can nut and bolt back up. Can anyone help me locate the correct part or parts to fix this ? Is this something that is needed or should I just... pull it off ?
     

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    Mine was loosened at the driver side from the front. Driving at highway the air pressed it down to the ground grinding off about 20% of its length.
    I simply replaced the part with a used one.
    Originally there are some different kind of plastic nuts, but

    -> you can simply fix it with some nuts and perhaps some additional washers.
    (At the bottom of the car are some threaded bolts.)
     
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    Oh ! Okay do you happen to know what size I would need ?
     
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    M6 nuts (metric 6mm regular thread).
    I've used some self locking (with a polymer ring) nuts made of stainless steel.
     
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    Thank you so much ! I'm going to grab some tonight to get that fixed asap :D I'll post results tomorrow !
     
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    So I went under last night to work on the covers. It looks like I'm pretty much SOL unless I wanna replace the entire part itself. I looked to see if there was any further places I can attach a nut and bolt and sadly there wasn't other than the few places that were already covered.

    Guess I gotta find the part to replace them. So if anyone has any idea what part # it is I would greatly appreciate it.
    Gen 2 prius : passenger and driver side underbelly covers near the doors.
     
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    OMFG You are literally the best ! This is exactly the kind of diagram I was looking for, this is perfect ! Thank you !
     
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    Just remember McGeorge Toyota Parts. I can't even get them to ship up here, but a good info resource.
     
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    Well good news ! My folks I work with helped me solve my issue in a quick and easy/cheap way !

    3$ got me 20 extreme weather zip ties ( up to 185*F and -40*F). I ended up finding a great way to keep both ends up and out of the way.

    Here's what it looks like, it was done to both ends on both sides.
     

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