Ugh, dealerships are closed today. Was hoping to not miss work tomorrow. Wonder if any of the parts stores have something that will work?If you bring the pieces into a dealer and tell them where the part is located they have a schematic, the nut cost me $1.71 when I had the same issue. Sorry i don't have a part number, i didn't put that in my original issue thread.
Will do thanks.I wasn't able to find a castle nut that big at Ace, Lowes, or Fastenal. The dealership also had to order it which took a couple of days. Hopefully your dealership is larger than mine and it will work out. In a pinch you would probably get away with a quality nut that isn't a castle but expect to get a ride with someone to do it correctly.
If you cut the end off take that piece with you to see if others fit, make sure the threads are the correct size as this is a very important part (holds it all together).
That piece there, I don't see anywhere to keep it from spinning with another tool on the other end.
So instead of using a socket, you're saying you stick an allen wrench into it to hold it, and then use an opened ended wrench? I hope the ball joint removed didn't damage that hole.
I ended up using a 14mm x 1.50 pitch nut which threaded on perfectly and left enough room to throw a cotter pin on the bottom as well.Use 6mm Allen wrench to hold the bolt. The size of the nut (with super fine thread) is 12mm x 1.25 mm pitch.
The Toyota P/N is 90179-12144 - Nut with washer.
For temporary fix, go to your local parts shop/store and buy the lug nuts for Nissan cars which are 12mm x 1.25 mm pitch also.