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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    For those using the search function and not tags:

    Other posts are saying to use ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) rather than generic power steering fluid.

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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    I have a 86 2WD maunal, is there a certain kind of fluid to use in the power steering reservoir?

    Should I stay away from the generic "power steering" fluid?
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    Re: Change your alternator ILLUSTRATED!

    Was there a thread some where on how to protect the alternator from dripping oil and coolant?

    I just replaced an alternator that was at least 10+ years old, if not far older that stopped working....
  4. Sticky: Have a small leak from this hose connection

    Not sure what this connection is, but I have a small leak and would like to know how to properly fix it. Photo of it attached

    Also, is there a good diagram image that lists all the...
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    How important do you think it is to have Denso over other brands?

    RockAuto has the following listed (1986):

    ACDELCO 3341694 {#19134687} Professional; Remanufactured; 70 Amp $87

    PURE ENERGY...
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    Is there a recommended alternator for a standard replacement?

    I am looking around an seeing ones like the "Ultima 70 Amp Alternator - Remanufactured (R111410A)" from O’Reilly Auto Parts for around...
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    Re: Front Rotors

    On a 2WD drive front rotors, are you able to only remove the brake caliper in order to remove the rotor, or do you need to remove the entire back bracket that looks like it might be blocking the...
  8. What are hard to find parts worth getting at pull yard?

    If you're at a pull yard and come across a van with everything still on it, what is worth grabbing even if you don't need it?
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    Were you able to do it by just removing the gauge cluster, or did you end up having to remove the entire dash like in the video?
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    What all do you have to remove to gain access to the clutch master cylinder? Why would the whole dash come off to access the part that's just below and to the left of the steering wheel?
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    Re: Hard to put stick into 1st gear

    No, once it's in gear it sits without moving and when I let out clutch it moves forward like it normally would
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    Hard to put stick into 1st gear

    I am having troubles putting the shift stick into first gear, what would be some common causes of this? My brake fluid level is at the right spot.

    I'm guessing it's the master cylinder?

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  13. Re: Rough idle / stalling when raining or very humid; hole in distributor?

    Have you tried using a spray bottle to spray water around the engine while it's running to see if there are any exposed wires that are taking in water? Doing this while it's dark, you might see small...
  14. Re: Should distributor have an open hole exposed?

    My problems have been after it's been really rainy and windy, rather than from driving in the rain, which makes me think wind is blowing it up into the breather hole.

    After I've had these...
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    How to remove distributor without losing timing?

    I need to replace my ignition coil and am having a hard time accessing the bottom inner screw. It seems to be stripped out. At this point I am thinking about removing the distributor to get access to...
  16. Re: Should distributor have an open hole exposed?

    Each winter with high winds and storms I am getting moisture blown into the distributor through these holes. Making the car hard to start and damaging the distributor cap.

    Is it common for people...
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    Re: Toyota Van Shirts & Stickers

    How is it the slow lane club when I'm going 70 up a hill passing people?

    I think that might be more fitting to the VW Club
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    Free: Wheel rim rings

    I think these are called "Beauty Trim Rings". They are from an 86 Toyota Van, in decent shape with no major dents.

    They are free and I would rather not ship them. I am located on the Oregon Coast,...
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    Re: How I fixed my broken horn

    The ring on mine was fine, but it was the contact point that was worn down.

    Mine was about as worn down as yours, but rather than replace it, I raised the metal plate to fill in the gap missing...
  20. Blinker and hazard lights stopped working

    I was driving and went to put the hazard lights on and they didn't work, and then I noticed my blinkers didn't work either.

    After pulling over I checked all the fuses under the glove box and they...
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy new muffler?

    You can't actually order a complete muffler and pipe through that. When you click the "PRODUCT OPTIONS" it only offers a catalytic converter and some fittings
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy new muffler?

    Looks like they don't have a compllete bolt on muffler for 1986 Toyota vans



    That site says they're out of stock. I wonder if they still carry it at all?

    Doesn't look like any sites are...
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy new muffler?

    Looks like you can still buy one piece Bosal muffler. List here fro $82 + $10 shipping: https://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/DC/7995-05019039.html
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    Cheapest place to buy new muffler?

    Anyone know the best website to buy a new muffler that has the full pipe and flange going to the catalytic converter?

    I have read about people buying them on eBay, but those seem to be just the...
  25. Question about alternator tension belt bolt

    Started getting a loud squeaking noise and found the tension belt tightening bolt that should be connected to the alternator just hanging there:

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    What kind of bolt is used to hold this on...
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    Re: Check engine light coming on and off when at highway speeds

    I have put a new O2 sensor in and I still get the same error code when going at highway speeds. There are no performance issues that I notice, just the check engine light going off and on at times.
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    Re: 02 Sensor wire connector came off, how to fix or buy new connector?

    Yea, you're right. I wanted to keep everything stock and not have stuff wired in, but it would be a lot easier just hard wiring it. I ended up soldering it in.
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    02 Sensor wire connector came off, how to fix or buy new connector?

    The wire coming off my van that goes to the connector that plugs into the O2 sensor has come off right at the connector

    Here is a picture:

    https://i.imgur.com/n9NwbOR.jpg

    There is no wire on...
  29. What's the best process to treat paint chips that are rusting?

    I live on the coast and rust issues are really bad out here. I've noticed that little rock paint chips will start to rust out fast.

    What is the best process for treating these chips to prevent...
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    Re: Check engine light coming on and off when at highway speeds

    I had to return the first one I got because the flange didn't sit flat and stuck out, but I don't remember the brand I used. Is there a brand you should stay away from?
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    Check engine light coming on and off when at highway speeds

    -- 1986 2wd --

    The error code is showing 5 blinks.

    #5 on the list - Oxygen sensor signal. open circuit in oxygen senor signal (only lean indication). 1. Oxygen sensor circuit. 2. oxygen senor....
  32. Re: A lot of play in clutch pedal - hard to get in gear

    I've resolved this issue.

    My brake fluid reservoir was low and after filling it up I didn't notice a difference, but after giving it more time to build up pressure it is now working.

    You can...
  33. A lot of play in clutch pedal - hard to get in gear

    This happened pretty fast, over the course of 2 days of driving. The pedal is getting more and more play and harder to get in gear.

    From what I have read, it is most likely the clutch cylinder?...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    Anyone have experience ordering through oempartworld.com, they seem to have some of the cheapest prices on drive shafts. ($290 + $20 shiping)
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  35. Water leaking under dash - what are common areas to leak?

    I am getting water coming in under my dash and dripping down into the floor area on both sides. Are there common areas that are prone to leaks on the front of the van? This is happening when driving...
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    How I fixed my broken horn

    This was done on a 1986 2WD Van

    Over the last few years my horn has intermittently worked, some days I'm able to use it and others not at all. Recently it has stopped working all together.
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    Re: Dash pot question

    The small circular cap to the dash pot is missing, exposing the sponge like filter, can I replace this with anything that you're aware of?
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    Dash pot question

    Hi Tim, do you happen to know what the plastic cap does on the dash pot? Is it supposed to let in air, or can I seal off the hole if I am missing mine?
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    Re: The Throttle Body Thread

    I have lost the plastic cover to the dash pot, is there a place to order a new one? What would be the side effects of missing the round plastic cover?
  40. Re: Accidentally tried checking error codes by jumping the big connector

    Turns out I blew the EFI fuse, which is in that small side box next to the main fuse box. Replaced it and the check engine light works now and the van starts
  41. Accidentally tried checking error codes by jumping the big connector

    I was trying to check for error codes and I tried to jump the biggest of the 3 connectors and now my van is not starting and the check engine light does not come on on startup. I've checked all the...
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    Re: Loss of power up hills

    How about simple stuff like checking the air filter?
    Changed the air filter a couple weeks ago

    If it's been 2 years since replacing fuel filter
    Changed it today and didn't notice a difference
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    Re: Loss of power up hills

    Thanks I will try that.

    The new cat convertor didn't help the problem. Can you suggest a next step on what I can try for the issues described above?
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    Re: Loss of power up hills

    Had to grind off the old bolts and finally got the new one bolted on. Unfortunately there is a lot of exhaust leaking from the top and bottom areas of the flange in between the cat and muffler. I am...
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    Re: Loss of power up hills

    It was running for a while with a code for failed O2 sensor and I replaced that, maybe a bad 02 sensor could have fouled it up?

    If it does need a new cat converter, wheres the best place to buy...
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    Loss of power up hills

    '86 2WD, manual

    Major loss of power going up hills. I used to be able to go 60mph up a decent hill in 4th gear, now I can barely go 35 in 3rd gear.

    Things I have replaced and checked:

    Cap...
  47. Rough idle / stalling when raining or very humid; hole in distributor?

    There seems to be moisture getting into the area above the distributor next to the ignition coil and below the cap and rotor.

    I notice there was a hole, as pictured below:

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    Is this some...
  48. Re: Van sputtering/jerking a little at all speeds

    It was a one owner van before I bought it a couple years ago and the guy always took it in to reputable mechanics and had receipts for everything. Didn't seem to be any poor DIY work on it or...
  49. Re: Van sputtering/jerking a little at all speeds

    Should there be an open hole in the distributor next to the ignition coil? It seem to be letting in moisture.

    Here is a picture:

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    How to change the ignition coil?

    Can anyone share how they changed their ignition coil without having to remove the distributor?

    If you have to remove the distributor, what is involved with putting it back on?

    Thanks
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