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  1. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    That is the bleed port for the clutch. Sometimes it has a dust cap. Not required.
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    Re: 30" tires and power

    Rear Shocks:
    Toyota / Blisten TRD Tacoma 48530-A9680
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    Some folks have not had success with the Aerostar springs. Do you know The year & Trim model you got your rear springs from.
  4. Re: Air Valve Test

    I would look for vacuum leaks.

    The air valve only provides high idle during warm up.

    Mine never worked. And my van idles smooth.

    Also try jumpering the fuel pump and see if that improves...
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    Transfer case output shaft seal R&R

    Has anyone just replaced the seal the T case output side?

    If its anything like a differential attention to detail is required.

    I'd like an idea of that i'm getting into rather than exploratory...
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    Re: Cold idle issue

    I read rebuild and assumed it was an auto.

    mine idles a few hundred rpm higher when hot than cold. I dont know why.
    Maybe a bad Temp sensor?
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    Re: Cold idle issue

    Chow,
    I tried to PM you but your box was full.

    I have manual trans. So yours and my situation is completely different. I don't have a torque converter. I know nothing about the auto trans. ...
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    Re: 4runner upper ball joint conversion?

    Tim,

    I thought you were using helper shocks / coil overs?
    Part Numbers?

    I pulled my upper arms off and there is no play (zero) in my upper ball joint.
    My van had 150,000 mi when i got it....
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    Re: 4 runner torsion bar MOD

    Thats correct. I wanted better ride quality at the same ride height of cranked torsion bars.
    It still bounces if i drive the van too hard. But its much improved. Speed bumps dont buck me out of my...
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    Re: Fuel gauge not working?

    It works but the sweep is backwards. E light still comes on with 50mi left.
    Some day I will put in a matching gauge. But it has been getting me by for several years.
    These old vans have...
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    4697
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    I believe so.
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    #1 mod so far is 19 lb radiator cap. By mishomoto. (sorry no part number). I'll make a new thread with my cooling mods.
    On a hot day, when the thermostat runs up to 3/4, I do not loose any...
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    I think air is likely due to steam pockets forming near hot spots in the head. The van is not renowned for its flawless cooling system.
    1. Limited Air flow
    2. Low pressure radiator cap from the...
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    So hot coolant (which may contain bubbles / steam) from the Head / HOD has to flow downhill and then into the block to get reheated, AND NOT GIVEN A CHANCE TO COOL???!!!
    ...
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    Do I have these coolant and air flow directions right?

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  17. Re: What does a particular VSV do? See excellent attached diagram.

    Is vacuum low enough at full throttle to raise fuel pressure???
  18. Re: Air Valve Test

    In the powered off state should i be able to blow through the air valve???
  19. Re: Air Valve Test

    No but I have to floor it to make it start in less than 30 sec of cranking.
    (probably a separate issue, Fuel safety switch or 5th injector.) happens regardless of summer or winter.

    I need...
  20. Air Valve Test

    I don't believe my air valve is working. the van idles the same cold and hot. The 2 pins ohm out as good.


    How much does the air valve raise idle when the van is cold, if its

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    I...
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    Re: How to pass CA smog????

    I have been running the EGR all the time for 2 years.

    My van runs fine cold and hot. Winter and summer.
  22. Thread: 4x4 rims

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    Re: 4x4 rims

    Yes,

    When do you want to get them.
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    Re: No Running lights

    There is a large bundle of wire that runs in the body between the battery and exterior sheet metal.
    It protrudes near the trailing arm. I would pull new wire.
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    Re: 30" tires and power

    Here is what I came up with.

    Adjustable up to 3.5" lift. And I marked the stock location.
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    Keep an eye on my other thread regarding braking....
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    Re: 30" tires and power

    The brake proportioning valve senses the distance / angle of the rear axel to the body. If the distance shortens it assumes more weight has been added to the rear and increases brake application. ...
  26. Re: Heater core no coolant circulation, but not plugged...water pump dying?

    My felpro failed after 2 years.
  27. Re: Heater core no coolant circulation, but not plugged...water pump dying?

    Something like this threw me for a loop all summer 2 years ago.

    I live in Nevada. Its 50deg in the morning and 100* in the afternoon.

    I would not over heat on the way to work. It would...
  28. Re: Heater core no coolant circulation, but not plugged...water pump dying?

    I think you are getting steam in the system. The radiator cap keeps the system under pressure which raises the temperature at which the coolant boils.

    I didn't see a Radiator cap replacement...
  29. Thread: 4x4 rims

    by coronan
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    Re: 4x4 rims

    Bump!
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    Re: Reworking 4wd radiator

    Results:

    Cooling is improved but still challenged on 100*F + Days.

    I have the stock Toyota Thermostat with 3 1/8 holes drilled in it to help get air out and make it run a bit cooler when the...
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    Re: Radiator for 87 van LE 4WD

    Radiator Dimensions are in Post 8.

    http://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?1841-Reworking-4wd-radiator
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    Re: Radiator for 87 van LE 4WD

    $400 is allot for a radiator unless you like your van.

    It has been the going rate for a while. And most Happily pay it.

    I'd be interested in an aluminum unit.
    I'm running a celica radiator...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    After much reading of 4x4 and Racing forums, I will be running no brake shield.

    Below is a pic of my new adjustable brake proportioning bracket. Mounts to the diff, and compensates for up to 3.5"...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    I see part of the problem.

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    The dust shield has almost no inlets for air to cool the Rotor.

    Should I Remove it completely or Modify it to scoop air?
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    Hot off the mill.

    3736

    It's not for everyone. But DIY drilling and slotting IS well documented on the web.

    If your scared go to church.

    5/32" Diameter Ball Nose End Mill. 0.040"...
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    Re: Van Interior, Chairs, AC parts

    I have 2 captains chairs for the REAR.

    AC parts are for 4x4.
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    Re: Van Interior, Chairs, AC parts

    Enough to cover shipping + a little.

    PM me your address.
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    Re: Van Interior, Chairs, AC parts

    I still have everything.
    The chairs are taking up too much space and are very close to the garbage.

    Yes i have the Bumper wedges.
    The climate control in the picture is for the rear, but i...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    The cable must be will hidden on the front side of the axle. I do remember it being in there when working on the drum brakes.

    Here is an awesome website that shows all vehicles with 5 x 140 bolts...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    Thanks burnt!

    Good catch on my bolt pattern screw up.

    I spent lots of time studying how to retain the cable actuated parking brake. After Crawling under the van yesterday, it looks like the...
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    Re: Rear axelv seal

    Thanks,

    My breather is good. When I rebuilt the diff I took the opportunity to remove the old breather and plumb my own sintered brass fitting up against the floorboard for water crossings.
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    Rear axel seal

    I have replaced my rear axel seal 2 if not 3 times. But it continues to make mess.
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    I use name brand parts. Grease the lips and install the axel gently.
    I also use sleeve lock to keep...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    new Mustang GT Rear Caliper, rotor & pad kit (performance) $250
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4660875&cc=1134188&jsn=443
    Still need custom brackets

    Not bad

    Pick-n-pull Calipers...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    Awesome write up:
    http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/106636-rear-disk-brake-conversion-pt-1-a.html

    The 94-04 mustang uses 5 x 114 bolt pattern so the Rotor should fit the van without...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    Scouring the mini truck forums...


    Quote:
    I've had my 5 lug 2WD pickup converted for many years now. Probably going on 8+ years.
    I copied the brackets from this company:...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/1304mt-toyota-disc-break-conversion/
    http://tre5customs.com/toyota-rear-disc-brake-conversion/


    Overpriced at $450
    And No E Brake!!!
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    I want to bring this back from the dead and brainstorm upgrade options.

    Having a good braking system is the responsible thing to do for others on the road and off.

    I need better braking. I...
  48. Thread: Wiper issues

    by coronan
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    Re: Wiper issues

    I was wrong. The splines mate with a sheet metal arm. Retained by a nut / nylock.
    Out comes the gauge cluster.

    The wiper motor needs a M8 x 1 nylock nut.
    Rare as my local fastner suppliers...
  49. Thread: Wiper issues

    by coronan
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    Re: Wiper issues

    My front wipers quit working on the way home last weekend. Luckily it was raining and not snowing. I peered between the rain drops for 1.5 hrs to get home.

    Unplugging the unit. I jumpered power...
  50. Thread: Wiper issues

    by coronan
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    Re: Wiper issues

    Pin 4 of the motor is energised when you switch the wipers to off. This allows the motor to get to the home position.
    I would unplug the wiper motor and see if the fuse still pops.

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