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    Re: A few questions

    its worth saying again over here, if only so someone will try and prove me wrong.

    Old filthy transmission oil is bad for transmissions. Fresh clean oil is good for them. If a tranny fails after...
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    Re: front end noise

    New hub and bearing are in, and they seem to have deducted the amount it cost me the first time when they couldn't finish from the overall cost they quoted me. So it came out right on estimate at...
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    Re: front end noise

    Not making noise now but not quite fixed...100,000 mile hub assembly arriving tomorrow and getting installed with new bearing Friday. Hopefully then its good for another 100,000... They assured me it...
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    Re: front end noise

    Well I guess the hub is worn and the bearing just slides off so I guess it is indeed in need of replacement. No doubt another "fringe benefit" I inherited from the shop of the moron I bought this...
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    Re: front end noise

    I never got to look at it, they had put it back together by the time they called me. They said something about a 20/1000ths tolerance being exceeded. But Looking at my FSM on SA-10 it says the...
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    Re: front end noise

    Ugh. They pulled it apart and said I need a new hub. :no:
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    Plastic

    My bearing arrived and...a wheel bearing seems like a funny place to have plastic. Maybe that explains the plasticky whining sound. Guess I'll know soon enough when they remove the old one.
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    Re: front end noise

    Thanks for the info! Yeah I think I'm gonna pass on this job. If it was summer, maybe, but I hate doing serious mechanical work in near-winter. Plus I need to get this done so I can go somewhere in a...
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    Re: front end noise

    Anyone removed the knuckle on an all-trac before? I've never gone that far before and I'm not sure if I want to try, but if its fairly painless I might. I have a feeling it isn't what I would call...
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    Re: How to disassemble the dash on a Previa

    How is it working out for you?
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    Re: front end noise

    I don't think so. That's more of a clunking sound
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    Re: front end noise

    I think we can add a new sound to the lexicon of bad wheel bearing sounds. I checked it just a couple weeks ago and wasn't sure but there is definitely play in it now.


    That's the good news. The...
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    Re: front end noise

    https://streamable.com/4g2mfs

    This is the sound at low speed where its squeakier and squinkier. Kinda hard to get it at higher speeds where it sounds more whistley and metallic, and my connection...
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    Re: front end noise

    I do have splash guard rubbing in the same area the noise is coming from. But I've known about that for a long time, and this is a new noise. So I don't think its that.
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    Re: wheel options ?

    Why are we drifting the back end around corners at 85? :silvervan::cnfsd:
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    Re: front end noise

    Let's see if this works. This is the sound going around in circles, but the wheel is not turned all the way. This isn't the greatest recording and makes it sound a lot more like a power steering...
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    front end noise

    Can't figure out what it is. It doesn't do it when the wheels are straight, and it doesn't do it when the car isn't moving. It has a rubbery, squeaky quality at low speeds but becomes more of a...
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    plastic under covers

    How necessary do you think they are? Are they mostly just to keep mud off of stuff? There's a flexible strip that connects to both left and right side covers that seems to just cover the engine...
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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    This thread may help https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/location-of-crankshaft-pulley.1178209/
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    Re: 95 Previa Alltrac SC Brake shudder

    I wonder if this is a common thing with Previas, thinking its the front when its the rear. I've got it again and I think its the front. I didn't find anything obvious wrong up there and everything...
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    Re: multiple infarctions

    dang. The plug had come off completely, but I was able to get it back on from underneath without having to remove the engine cover again. Seems to be clipped in solid now. That solved both the...
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    Re: multiple infarctions

    P0115 temperature coolant sensor malfunction.

    Maybe it didn't reconnect properly after I changed the valve cover gasket. The connector plug isnt in great shape. Maybe i can reach it from below...
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    Re: multiple infarctions

    I'm seeing throttle position sensor and coolant temperature as possible culprits for the tranny not shifting into OD. Went to take a spin this am to see how it does and it doesn't start again. :wall:
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    multiple infarctions

    Geez a few days ago everything was fine, then my clock died. Probably just the bulb, I haven't checked yet. I replaced my valve cover gasket and ran it for a few minutes, then turned it off. When i...
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    Re: valve cover torque

    actually my initial torque was almost spot on, within the limits of my torque wrench
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    Re: valve cover torque

    No I certainly don't have an inch-lb torque wrench. Not finding a spec I liked I had tightened them to only a couple ft-lb and had to go loosen and retighten them when i found the correct spec.
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    Re: valve cover torque

    69 inch-lb

    Yikes.
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    valve cover torque

    I can't find numbers I trust on the net. Surely one of you has a service manual...

    Oh wait come to think of it I have the pdfs from the old Yahoo site. But they can be a pain to find info in so if...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    It seems like the rail attaches to the hinge, but I cant really see why or how. I want to transplant the whole seat (if not too much trouble), not just the bottom cushion. However I will also take...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    11163
    the 93, just for comparison with the others

    11166

    The 97. Slight differences but they should be interchangeable, I think. Hard to get a good pic while its installed.

    11165
    The 95...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    I have the swivel mechanism off of the rear seat and of the 95 while it initially looked promising the metal rails (which are different than the front rails) need to come off and it seems like they...
  32. Re: Best spare parts to grab from a U-Pull-it?

    You took stuff that I doubt you'll ever need. Engine compartment door? Fuse cover? How will you break those, lol?

    What about door handles? You'll want those, especially the slider and driver's...
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    Re: hood protectors and deflectors

    They have a 20OFF coupon right now too. I ordered the deflector for 61.47 shipped. Still a lot for a piece of plastic but probably the best deal I'll ever see again.

    This is a 93 for sale on...
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    Re: led headlight conversions

    I'm learning that some of my unmentioned problems (uneven light), which really aren't problems for me because they still work way better than halogen, are due to the reflector housing on Previas. All...
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    Re: led headlight conversions

    Now that I've tried LEDs there is no turning back. I remember some of the old threads (that they existed, but but not the details) from the yahoo group about ways to make halogen lights brighter. I...
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    led headlight conversions

    This has been discussed on Toyota Nation but I don't recall it coming up here. Is anyone using LED headlights on the Previas, and if so, which ones? I've tried 2 different conversions (Auxbeam and...
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    93 engine undercover to 97

    The 90-96 center under-engine cover is a different part number than the 94-97, but the diagrams are identical and I can only find a picture of the 94-97. I don't have one on my 97 and I want to put...
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    Re: motor/engine and transmission mounts

    I think it would be hard to install an extended dipstick since it screws in and its impossible to see the hole from above without a mirror. But if you pull it off, post pictures! On my 95 I tied a...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    The only reason I started rebuilding my motorcycle is because it was dead and would cost thousands to have repaired. It remains to be seen, if I ever finish, whether I've done any good or just wasted...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    Well becoming electrically literate and learning to rebuild motorcycle engines are both on my short list of things I never ever wanted to learn, and I'm already trying one of them this summer...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    Its also worth noting that I had work on the cooling system 2 months earlier by a place that was pretty clueless, so I may have been driving around with a big bubble for 2 months, if that's possible....
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    Not to be negative but it sounds like my 95 just before the head gasket blew...in New Mexico...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    Yeah I'll get around to it eventually. Thanks for the guidance.
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    Re: hood protectors and deflectors

    Ah, thanks. That led me on a search to oz, which led me to these in Europe...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    its not the switch itself that scares me, its the prospect of replacing the harness. If I can use the jury-rigged wire to run off a good switch (which I probably have, in my 93) that would be...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    Before going in any further I should ask what would I do if I found out the switch was bad, which seems likely, because they have whacked off the original harness that goes to the switch. I wonder if...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    I was referring to switching the butt cushion in the seat, which people have reported doing. But I don't know how.

    I prefer the idea of replacing the entire seat. But when I've mentioned that in...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    Thanks. Everything checks out. And to make sure of what I was doing, I checked the resistance between 4 and 5 when the power was off, and there was infinite resistance, but little to none with the...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    I don't have a hard copy, but I think I may have access to the pdf manual in 1000 pieces for the 96 that used to be on the yahoo site. Now if only i could remember where it is...

    OK, found it.
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    I wonder if this could simply be a bad speed control switch? The shop that did this work is completely incompetent and its possible they went to all this trouble because they couldn't find a switch....
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