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    Re: Looking for 1986 Igniter 79

    Message sent
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    Re: Broken Fuel Pump Check Connector?

    I have an igniter for sale if you want one to buy, just in case that is part of your problem. It's always good to have a spare anyways.

    Private message me for price.
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    Re: Broken Fuel Pump Check Connector?

    The fuel pump check connector is to check function of the fuel pump. If you were using it to check for spark, that may be part of your problem since nothing was cranking/turning to make a spark. You...
  4. UNICORN PART...4wd radiator upper fan SHROUD...Part #16711-73040

    Overall excellent condition. Minor cracking on the top mounting holes, but can easily be repaired with some epoxy. It is clean and ready to ship.

    Considering this is a unicorn part, best offer by...
  5. Re: What is more likely to get plugged? a Cat or a muffler?

    My buddy owns a muffler shop. When I suspected a clogged cat, he drilled a hole with a step-drillbit on the angled portion of the cat near the inlet, so we could take a peek. My cat was still good,...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    Just some points to ponder...

    250psi hose that has braided reinforcement is simply overkill for this application. You are replacing a LOW-PRESSURE RETURN LINE. This hose will never see pressure in...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    PCV Emissions hose 19/32" (15mm)

    Found at most auto parts stores and sold by-the-foot.

    Before concerned individuals ask if this hose is safe as a LOW-PRESSURE RETURN LINE for the ATF fluid...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    If i remember correctly, I was NOT able to use an O-ring out of the universal multi-size o-ring box that you find at Harbor Freight...the o-rings that were the correct diameter were too thick.
    ...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    Replace the power steering return hose with a 15mm hose. It seems like everywhere suggests 5/8" hose, but that fits too loosely. Everything is metric on the van!!! Don't use 5/8"...the hose clamp...
  10. Re: Low Oil Light on When Starting Then Disappears

    My first thought...your air intake hose may have cracked, split, or been damaged while changing your air filter. This could cause a "rumble" at start-up. Carefully remove and inspect your air intake...
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    Re: stearing shake

    Here are some general "shaking" guidelines:

    Shaking during regular driving at around 45mph (around 72 kmh) is usually a tire not balanced properly...front tires are felt more through the steering...
  12. Re: Rust colored gunk in coolant reservoir- which way to turn?

    You have a few things going on, and they may or may not be related to your driving issue. How many miles are on the van?

    The rust in the coolant overflow reservoir may be from a cooling system...
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    Re: Steering Binding

    My first thought would be to follow the steering column to the underside of the van and check the connection joints and mounts of the steering shafts to the steering box with the beveled gears. Check...
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    Re: Sliding window seals?

    Do not waste your money on the CRL universal double wide channel...it is way too wide to fit properly in the channels.

    I searched high and low a couple of years ago for a suitable rubber channel...
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    I spent 3 seconds looking up a better price for you on those plastic panel clips...just a basic search for the product number on your Amazon listing.

    There might be even cheaper ones out there,...
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    Re: Van engine latch potentially broken

    I am in the habit of clicking one latch lever while pulling up slightly on the seat and then clicking the other latch lever to open the engine hatch. It seams like when I do not do it this way, one...
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    I suggest removing your panel to determine the proper clips for your application.

    My van has a completely different style clip...it is metal wire bent into the shape of a clip with an offset tab...
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    Re: Door rebuild - what to lube

    I would suggest removing the lock and giving it a good cleaning with a brush. It takes 10 seconds to pull it out. Keep in mind that there is about 30 years of dirt build-up on it. A clean part will...
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    Re: Front Door Panels 1988" LE Van

    Pick up Location?
  20. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    I sent a few requests on this thread, but never received a reply. Just following up. PM me with prices if you have anything that I had listed. Thanks
  21. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    I would like the fog lights if available!!!
  22. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    Dash pad...if there are no cracks. Mounting hardware for any other items pulled would be great.

    I am sure I will think of some other things also.
  23. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    Both taillights, exterior slider door handle.
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    Re: Coolant Reservoir Leak

    I guess I will do an update of my own, regarding the "Grommet Mod".

    I have been driving daily with the Grommet Mod for about 6 months.
    It is holding up fine so far...no leaks.
    It has endured...
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    Re: Weird starting issue - possibly a vacuum leak?

    There are several things that it could be, but here are a couple of quick and easy things to do first.

    Check your cold-start injector. Remove it, clean it, and test it to confirm it is working...
  26. Re: "air control valve assembly", and the part number for it is 17630-28010

    Yep, the leaky-rebuilt Cardone pump was painted all-shiny black.

    I am half-tempted to try and rebuild the original power steering pump with an O-ring/seal kit. If nothing else, it is cheap and...
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    Re: Temperature Gauge at 3/4

    Don't forget about checking your fan clutch...make sure it is engaging properly.
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    Re: Temperature Gauge at 3/4

    If you are still running hot after the radiator fix, be sure to check your timing and idle speed since these can make the engine run hotter also.
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    Re: 87 Van hard start after warming up

    Fuel injected systems need to maintain pressure in order to work properly.

    If the gas cap is not sealing the system, I would compare it to keeping a balloon inflated that has a hole in it...it...
  30. Re: "air control valve assembly", and the part number for it is 17630-28010

    I replaced my power steering pump with a rebuilt one by A1 Cardone...DON'T USE THIS BRAND!!! The "rebuilt" pump leaked more than the one I was replacing!!! I ended up putting my old pump back in...
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    Re: Toyota Van weight

    The GVWR for a 1987 Toyota Van 2wd is 4850 lbs.

    4wd is probably a little more. Check the tag on your driver door jamb...it should be listed above your VIN number.
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    Re: 02 Sensor wire connector came off, how to fix or buy new connector?

    Save yourself the hassle and just cut off the other part of the connector and then use a butt connector to join the wires together. Add a piece of heat-shrink tubing onto the wire before connecting...
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    Re: 87 Van hard start after warming up

    How many miles are on the van? My first guess would be a failing fuel pump. I had random weird things happening for months, before I figured out it was a bad fuel pump.
    Has the fuel filter been...
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    Re: Coolant Reservoir Leak

    A huge THANK YOU to all of you that have discovered various ways of fixing the leaking overflow tank as well as the extra tricks to accomplish them successfully.

    I recently finished the "grommet"...
  35. Re: Bay Area - 2 Front Seats w/ Covers. For a 12 pack?

    I am interested, as long as you are not in a huge rush to get them out of your sight...it might be a week or two before I could get them.
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    Re: How to: Remove the Dashboard

    There are a total of 6 screws holding my steering column housing in place. Once all 6 screws are removed, tilt the steering column downwards and the upper section of the housing should come right...
  37. Re: Exhaust smell inside cabin, possible exhaust leak?

    84-87 have 1 sensor.
    88-89 have 2 sensors.
  38. Re: Exhaust smell inside cabin, possible exhaust leak?

    Your pictures are close-up and make it difficult to orientate where and what we are looking at...however I believe we are looking at a broken o2 sensor, which would make your van run less-than ideal....
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    Re: Weird starting/clutch problem

    http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m5AvaYVkXaRTxVmpyDExeAQ.jpg
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    Re: Weird starting/clutch problem

    Try doing this...start the van and let it warm up a couple minutes until the idle drops down to normal idle. Hold the clutch in and gently try to put in 1st gear (push the shifter to the left and...
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    Re: Weird starting/clutch problem

    Be sure to top-off the brake fluid reservoir since your clutch shares the same fluid/reservoir. If the reservoir is not filled to the line, the clutch portion of the reservoir may be low, even though...
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    Re: Replacing tie rod ends on 86 2wd

    You did loosen the bolt on the collar that holds the tie rod end onto the threaded shaft, right?
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    Re: No Brake Lights...?

    Before taking it to a shop, take a moment to push the metal cylinder out of each plastic socket housing and re-twist the white wire end so it has a good contact with the metal cylinder wall, and then...
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    o2 sensor replacement

    o2 sensor replacement is pretty easy. You can purchase a direct replacement with the plastic connector plug already attached ($15 plug and play version)...or go the cheaper $6 version that requires...
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    Re: Replacing tie rod ends on 86 2wd

    Have you tried a Tie Rod/Pitman Arm Puller? It's one of those tools that you will rarely use, but it's priceless in situations like this. You can find them for cheap, even Harbor Freight has one...
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    Re: No Brake Lights...?

    Make sure that the two contacts at the bottom of the socket are smooth. This pictures shows a rough finish on the contacts. These contacts should be a smooth copper color or shiny silver. If they are...
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    Re: No Brake Lights...?

    It may be a good idea to replace the bulbs, even if the filaments appear intact. The contacts on the bottom of the bulb can get squished over time and not have a good connection when placed in the...
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