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    Re: Cracked exhaust flange

    And yes, it is "common" condition.

    Even under perfectly running conditions, that pipe sees a lot of heat cycling, throw in a little lean or rich condition and the stress is increased and after 30+...
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    Re: Cracked exhaust flange

    JB2 - The downpipe has been NLA for a very long time but any exhaust shop worth its salt, should be able to build a new one.
    As long as you have the flange, the rest should be just about tossing...
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    Re: Seat Belt questions

    Canadian market is so small it doesn't justify anything "special"

    It was my impression that those seat belt retainer bolts were 11mm x 1.0 thread pitch. But that is probably close enough to 7/16in...
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    Re: Seat Belt questions

    The lower mount for the Pass side middle row is just aft the sliding door, you have to pull the RR 1/4 panel interior trim to get to it but suspect you will find the same situation as my 88.
    There...
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    Re: Clutch has nada

    There are actually several threads about bleeding the clutch system, some people have had more trouble than others, some have even had to jack up the front end.
    I have never run into those extreme...
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    Re: Clutch has nada

    It didn't "go bad" just from sitting.
    It has been an ongoing problem that only became more apparent when it sat.
    The fact you have been adding fluid is proof of that.

    Hydraulic systems are...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    Phycho -
    It could be the clamp, or the hose or the O-ring or .....

    It needs to be shampoo'd and then rechecked.
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    It's been forever since I was in there, but I did not pull the entire dash.
    Cluster for sure, can't remember if the side panel at the filler neck comes off then or not, but you'll see once you dive...
  9. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    Am with you Carbon, I have been there and done that too.:wnk:

    The point I was trying to make was that an odd sound in the exhaust, isn't typically going to be Cat related.
    Cat failures usually...
  10. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    PD - your theory is flawed.
    You are confusing mufflers with convertors, the internal construction is completely different.
    While a muffler has internal baffles that can come loose, a convertor does...
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    PS - The Ford and Jeep rims that have the correct bolt pattern but the wrong offset, the Suzuki wheels are a better fit.
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    dzz - see page 1 of this very thread, for the answers you seek!
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    PD - Out of curiosity, have you checked for stored codes?
    Thats usually the first order of business when trying to diagnose anything.
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    Re: 5 Speed Wont Shift in to Reverse

    If you are referring to the rod between the pedal and the master, it does indeed have an adjuster on it.
    It is so that you can set the correct push rod length.
    This is done at the factory, the only...
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    Re: 5 Speed Wont Shift in to Reverse

    Sorry SS, no adjustment.
    Its a hydraulic clutch (self adjusting)

    If you've lost or losing pedal you likely have a leak.
    Start with bleeding the slave, sometimes that is enough to buy some time...
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    Re: Charging Air Conditioning System

    Looks to be along the same lines as the Redtek
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    Re: 4WD front center cap or hub question

    Well, its sorta the same but with some differences and it depends on what you plan to do and what is wrong with the brakes.

    Pads are relatively easy to replace, servicing the sliders can be a...
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    Re: 1987 toyota van tires

    While the rears utilize a centre cap, the fronts are actually locking hubs and while they will do come off, it isn't something you're going to do unless you're going in there for maintenance....
  19. Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    If corrosion is growing on the positive post in days/weeks as opposed to months/years then you likely have a failed battery post seal.
    You may try to get warranty on the battery but will depend on...
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    Re: 4x4 not working

    understanding of course, that by engaging the transfer case into 4WD and having the front shaft not spin, all you are confirming is that the transfer case is functioning as intended.
    With the case...
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    Re: Clutch adjustment

    Don't fear hydraulics, there is nothing complicated about it, its essentially just a liquid connection, as long as the fluid is in good shape and no air in the system, it works as intended. As usual...
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    Re: 4x4 not working

    Auto locking hubs are notorious for causing problems, everything from not working to self engaging when they shouldn't (and destroying the fr axle in the process)

    The 4WD system is old school,...
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    Re: Clutch adjustment

    The clutch should engage at roughly the midpoint of travel.

    Grabbing close to the floor is usually a sign of worn hydraulics.
    Grabbing to high up is usually a sign of a worn out disc.
    Having a...
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    Re: coolant leak near throttle body

    I remember a discussion about it some years ago, but have no direct experience, thankfully.
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    Re: Lifting leaf springs?

    Any of the older Toyo pick-up forums should have everything you need to know about leaf spring mods.
    IH8mud and Toyotaminis come to mind but there are many others.
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    Re: coolant leak near throttle body

    VD - The throttle body is heated with coolant, fed from the hose of death.
    While a leak there isn't one of the more common issues, it can happen and might be worth a look.
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    Re: 60 amp fuse link

    As long as you connected the same 2 wires that were originally connected to the 60A fuse then all should be good, it is fairly difficult to attach a wrong wire there as all the others (in that fuse...
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    Re: Need help understanding starter problem

    The very first thing to do would be to verify that the starter you bought and installed is correct to the van.

    Did you compare it to the old one to verify that the nose cone/gear travel is the...
  29. Re: Low Oil Light on When Starting Then Disappears

    I just get mine at the dealer and they aren't expensive.

    I tried a Wix on my Suzy and immediately had timing chain noises on start-up.
    Went back to the OEM filter and all was quiet and has been...
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    Re: Possible Transmission Issue

    A rad that needs work certainly isn't going to help the situation.
    That said, you van actually has a 3 speed transmission, 4th is an overdrive.

    Try searching the data base for "overdrive not...
  31. Re: Low Oil Light on When Starting Then Disappears

    Not all filters are created equally.
    Factory filters are anti-drain back, many aftermarkets are not.

    If the problem is brand new and co-occurred with the new brand of filter, I would be of a mind...
  32. Re: What’s this whining/whistle noise? Alternator bearings?

    Sadly there are no short cuts when it comes to diagnosing problems.
    Weird problems only require more diagnosis.
    Diagnosis, at least in the moment, always seems like the biggest waste of time, that...
  33. Re: What’s this whining/whistle noise? Alternator bearings?

    JDM has a valid point, especially if the van is new to you.

    However, I would tend to think that if pushing on the clutch pedal makes the noise go away then the noise is likely within the...
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    Re: stearing shake

    You may want to review the threads on front wheel bearings.
    They do require regular servicing (clean and repack) and there is a procedure for setting the preload correctly but they should never be...
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    Re: 2wd Auto trans park to reverse issue.

    Try this thread
    Thread: motor & transmission mounts
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    Re: Annoying squeak from pop-up sunroof

    Not sure if your dealing with factory or aftermarket, but the theory is the same either way.

    If all is quiet with the roof closed then you know the tension imparted by the latches are holding it...
  37. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Cant say if its a Napa thing or not.
    I get mine from the dealer.
  38. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Those silly little condoms that come on all bleeder screws are worth their weight in gold.

    I had to learn that lesson the hard way, many times over, before I finally clued in.
    That little rubber...
  39. Re: Look what I found on my magnetic transmission drain plug today

    Have you considered trying the dealer?
    They were a stocked item, last time I replaced mine
    (they are not van specific)
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    Re: Alternator woes

    I replaced mine with new from dealer a couple of years back, not sure if they're still available but given its role in life, I didn't even think about the cost.

    You could probably rig something,...
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    Re: The fusible link thread

    As you are starting to find, many years of PO's and questionable repairs (see FL 0.5G pic)
    you will start to value the time you "waste" going over things, you will find more scary stuff and...
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    Re: Carburetor info, 1988 Yh63 y4 engine

    Hard to tell from the pics but....

    Idle speed is easy, go to the throttle linkage and articulate it with the choke flap held open, watch it move and you will see what screw it lands against.
    ...
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    Re: Van engine latch potentially broken

    Never hurts to take a look and make sure all the seals are present and in their proper place.
    Especially if the problem did not exist prior to the shop visits.
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    Re: Change your alternator ILLUSTRATED!

    Thread the nut back on until it is flush with the end of the bolt.
    Now it is safe to use a hammer to persuade it out.

    When the nut is against the bracket, lose the hammer and spin the nut off....
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    Re: Sliding door handle / exterior mechanism

    As a first step, you will want to ensure that the child-lock isn't engaged, as that will produce the exact situation you describe
  46. Re: Standard to LE (add tach) and LE to standard cluster swaps

    You indeed need the larger unit, a sending unit, not a switch.
    That link took me to PS-160 which is not the correct part for a gauge, though it would work fine for idiot light models.

    It is a...
  47. Re: Oxygen sensors - part numbers (all years) and replacement

    Flec - Question On the later vans with two O2 sensors... are they run in tandum, or does the ECU get two signals to it?

    Code 27 - sub-oxygen sensor signal, open or shorted
  48. Re: Oxygen sensors - part numbers (all years) and replacement

    Your van has 2 Oxy sensors
    One up at the manifold, the other just behind the cat.
    In terms of up vs down, the one after the cat is "downstream"
  49. Re: Oxygen sensors - part numbers (all years) and replacement

    And if for some reason you have actually found a real live Bosal exhaust, that is the way to go.

    The fewer the connections, the fewer the leaks and the Bosal unit aligns nicely on the hangers.
  50. Re: Oxygen sensors - part numbers (all years) and replacement

    Pre 88 vans didn't have the rear sensor, Walker makes jigsaw puzzle exhaust, so ordering the correct over axle portion (with or w/o o2) is how they got around one system fitting all years.

    Bosal 2...
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