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    Question Squeaky clutch and front towbar for Hilux

    Hi,

    I drive a 2007 Hilux d4d 4x4. On cold days my clutch squeaks inside the car when shift gears. I have spread everything I can see with Q20 but the irritating noise will not go away. Any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it?

    Secondly, I want to fit a towbar on the front of the bakkie. What is the best place to mount this without going the winch or big bulbar route. I have the normal
    Tri bumper / bullbar the one that only fits over the fog lights. I do not think the bulbar will take heavy loads like a boat or caravan so I will most probably have to cut the bumper and fit something to the chassis / frame?

    Thanks

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    Johan,

    Getting under the dashboard on a cold morning and looking for that squeek seems to be your only solution... Not a pleasant thought.

    I think you have answered your own towbar question.

    Roelf

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    Hi Johan,

    Did you manage to find a solution for the fitment of the front towbar on your vehicle?

    I have seen a few fortuners and hilux bakkies where these have been fitted without having to cut the bumper.

    Maybe you found a solution and can share with me?

    Kind regards
    Otto

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    Uys / stofpad and Frontrunner sell winch plates.

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    Thanks Jaws.

    I was hoping for a DIY solution.

    The winch plates are a bit expensive for what I need it for though.

    All I really need to know is where to fit the bracket to the chassis.

    I am also not really keen on cutting the bumper.

    Any ideas?

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttoVent View Post
    Thanks Jaws.

    I was hoping for a DIY solution.

    The winch plates are a bit expensive for what I need it for though.

    All I really need to know is where to fit the bracket to the chassis.

    I am also not really keen on cutting the bumper.

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    Ja the way to do it would be to remove the metal stiffener that spans the ladder frame behind the plastic bumper . A winch plate would be DIY as it's very easy to fit. Building you yourself wount be easy.

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    Thanks Jaws.

    Much appreciated.

    Regards

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