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  1. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    That's awesome! Sounds like to MT is working out for ya! I have prolly put 7000miles on the t-case without issue.
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    James, that sounds exactly like what happened to my crank. Let us know how the rebuild goes! Also, make sure to use a OEM head gasket on the rebuild if you were not planning to already.
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    The thread ain't dead!

    If the motor is out and you already were planning a partial rebuilt, I would replace the crank. It will be one less thing to think about because it will have been done...
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    Re: Rear motor mount is the transfer case mount

    Cool! Glad it helped. I saw one on rock auto for 40. But, I bought mine from Toyota. It comes as a whole unit, bracket and bushing.
    It took 45 minutes to replace. Just need a jack to lift up the...
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    Rear motor mount is the transfer case mount

    In case anyone ever wants to find the transfer case mount and bushing it is called the rear motor mount. My van (5spd) has been shuttering when starting off in first gear. I did not understand why....
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    Re: Stick hard going into gear. Clutch problem?

    I notice when the van is idling higher than spec it makes shifting into gear difficult from a stop. I'd check the codes and for vacuum leaks. At least before worrying about the clutch. Try and get...
  7. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    Resolved!

    I got lucky! Just got it installed and the van is back on the road.:drive:
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    Yeah, I made a real bone head move and am paying for it. Toasted my tcase towing the van. I made a lot of phone calls to wrecking yards. It has taken over a month to track a manual tcase down. There...
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    Totally! My van is in the shop currently, so I will get some up once I get it back.

    After having the bumper for sometime, and putting it to good use, there are some changes that I would make. For...
  10. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    It is pretty much the worst feeling :(. We really liked it SLC while visiting, and almost moved there!

    I do have an update though:

    I found the t-case on a online part locator used for...
  11. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    Today I drained some of the fluid from both the transmission and transfer case. The transmission fluid looked and smelled good. However the transfer case fluid look dark grey and smelled toast....
  12. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    opps fixed that.
  13. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    I can tell from this image it is a manual transfer case. They wants 300.00 shipped:
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  14. Re: Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    Thanks! I am gunna try to get more images today.
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    I think I may have a t-case... Can anyone tell if these images are of a manual transfer case?
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    Re: PARTING OUT: 1989 4x4 TV

    There might be a snap ring at the end of the shaft opposite the u joint.
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    Re: PARTING OUT: 1989 4x4 TV

    Good question. I have never removed one myself. Toyotavans.org has an online repair manual under tips and tricks link. I looked at the steering section of the manual and it was not much help...
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    I hope others read this and not make the same mistake I did.:doh:
  19. Big mistake blown t-case and possible transmission

    -Well, I have really done it now.

    My wife and I moved to Portland from California using a U Haul and towed the van on a front wheel dolly. We stopped in Eugene to visit family and while there I...
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    Re: PARTING OUT: 1989 4x4 TV

    Hello, I am looking for some steering linkage. In particular this u joint and shaft
    Let me know it would help out a lot as mine is bent. Thanks! -Ian
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  21. Re: Suzuki samarai wheels with general grabbers at2

    Hey, am interested. Where in California are they located? Thanks!
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    Thanks for the tip! I currently have samurai wheels. Thinking of going with 205 75 15 grabbers. Maybe a tad bigger.
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    Hey All! It has been a while since I have bee on the site. The last month and a half have been a whirlwind. We really have not had a set path to follow, which has made it difficult to plan van...
  24. Re: Shifting from 2H to 4H while moving 5 Speed manual

    That did the trick! Thanks!
  25. Shifting from 2H to 4H while moving 5 Speed manual

    The transfer case will not let me shift from 2H to 4H while moving. The engine was recently taken out and put back in.

    I wander if the linkage was accidentally adjusted.
    I recently changed to...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I no longer can recommend this shop (Horacio's Auto). I was charged for injectors that were never replaced. The mechanic gave me the money back for the cost of the injectors. I said if I found...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Awesome! We are leaving July 6th from Ventura, CA and plan on being in Alaska early September. We are prolly going to driving 100 mile segments. -So we will be stopping frequently up the coast (gunna...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Good to know!:thmbup: I am always overly cautious with things that I spend a lot of $$$ on :roflmao:. The mechanic gave me a 3 year warranty for the engine and labor and stressed that I 'take it...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Will do. My engine bay is not the prettiest. It is a dusty mother. haha! I'll shine it up before snapping some pictures, so every one will get the full affect.

    Before I had the engine rebuilt I...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    It is alive and back on the road!
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    Re: Replacement Exhaust for 87 4x4

    I need to replace mine as well, but am going to try a pick and pull first.

    I have a similar question. I need to replace the cat and muffler for a 1988 4X4 5 spd California Smog Van. I would like...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I officially am having separation anxiety. I miss my van. It was suppose to be done last week, but the mechanic said he has to put in some overtime to have it done on Wednesday. He said there was...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Ratatouille,

    My wife and I sat down and discussed our options. We love our van and have had it during memorable and even monumental events. It will be our home very shortly as well.

    I think I...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    So I have been anxiously waiting for the van to be finished and mechanic called and said it will be done no later than next friday!:dance2: . He said he has been enjoying working on the little van so...
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    Re: Refreshing the motor of my 87' van.

    Epic! She is a beaut!
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    Not sure if this is your problem. But, Make sure the res is full to the tip top. Like ,after every time you open the bleeder valve. There are seperate reservoirs within the reservoir itself. One for...
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    Re: Refreshing the motor of my 87' van.

    Awesome! I wish I had the space to pull the motor and send it out to rebuild. Would have saved me some $$$. What clutch kit did you go with?
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    Thanks!


    The swing gate is very robust and bolts to the existing frame mounts. It holds a 20lb propane tank, 5 gallon gas can, 225 X 70 spare tire, and two bikes with out rattling. When it...
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    The van is in the shop currently. But here is an image from the other weekend. Still don't have the propane mounted yet. Plus a bonus image of the camper build that is almost complete.
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    Re: Clutch Replacement

    Sorry about the duplicate thread. I searched google and on the forum and failed :doh:.

    Any who. The van was starting to have some chatter taking off in first. I was teaching the wife how to drive...
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    Re: Experience with HD Clutch on a 4WD TV

    I should also mention that I am currently running 225X75 grabbers, have a rear Aussie Locker (I use the clutch a lot to coast through sharp turns), and use the 4WD regularly.
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    Experience with HD Clutch on a 4WD TV

    Hey all,

    I am currently having my vans engine completely rebuilt after an unforeseen/unfortunate crankshaft incident. I am wondering if I should use an HD clutch vs a std clutch replacement?
    ...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Thanks for checking in! I appreciate that. Should get it back in two weeks:)
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Well nothing happened. The crankshaft was damaged when the balancer spun. The van has been runing good. There is some noise in the front part of the engine. It is either the TC or a bearing. So I...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Took the van to the shop yesterday to have the engine rebuilt. I already miss the old fella. :cry::violn:
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Thanks Tim! I will keep that kit on file if/when I rebuild. The Toyota OEM rings and crankshaft are NLA :(. I am gunna keep my eye out for vans at my local yards in the meantime. If one pops up I...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Thanks Tim!


    Once the balancer is torqued down to 116 ft/lbs most, if not all, of the rotational force is held by the friction between the bolts fixed washer/pulley and crank.

    Crankshaft...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I may have jumped the gun on the van prognosis.

    The Powerbond OEM replacement harmonic balancer, toyota crank bolt and woodruff key came in yesterday. So swung by local Ace Hardware and picked up...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I am looking at this rebuild kit anyone have experience with these parts.

    TO2237MK $402.29 plus $12.50 shipping for any kit over $400.00 to most places.

    This kit includes:
    ITM pistons, wrist...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    My thoughts exactly. Re-manufactured motors are bunk! I am going to have him rebuild. Time to start riding my bike to work again.:rol:
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