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Engine clips #388678 Jan 31, 3:37pm Jan 31, 3:37pm
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vcel523 OP
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Engine clips
So I was messing around today, and I wanted to check on how easy a new spark plug install would be. Stupid me, I broke not just one, but BOTH engine clips (that hold the plastic cover on). Do I need to be worried at all about the cover rattling around. I also couldn't get one of the broken pieces out, but should I get new clips now? or just wait until the next time I take the car in.

Re: Engine clips [Re: vcel523] #388679 Jan 31, 5:38pm Jan 31, 5:38pm
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i waited and didnt have any probs with vibration... might need to reposition ur good ones though...good luck thumbsup

Re: Engine clips [Re: Shiftyz1x] #388680 Jan 31, 5:39pm Jan 31, 5:39pm
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Just take those stupid things off along with the over, don't worry about it.


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Re: Engine clips [Re: Polykarb] #388681 Jan 31, 7:15pm Jan 31, 7:15pm
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lol yea i deff dropped leik 3 of those down the engine to the underplastics. alone with liek 4 random bolts wink but there ogne forever now smile i jsut postioined the ones left to max there usefulness smilei think you cna go to toyota to get new ones cheap

Re: Engine clips [Re: hombredelassrtas] #388682 Jan 31, 7:17pm Jan 31, 7:17pm
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You talkin about on your valve cover? Those are made to be used once. That's what the Toyota guy that did the work on my car said. Just get some new ones. No big deal. I was able to get one off without it breaking, but the other one broke.

Re: Engine clips [Re: corruptor] #388683 Feb 1, 1:57am Feb 1, 1:57am
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thanks corrupter, yeah, I mean the valve cover. I talked with my friend who said I could get the part at autozone, and get the one thats stuck by using a soldering iron to melt it and sticking a pin or paperclip in it and pulling it out.

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