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    Re: Engine Stalls when I hit a puddle in the rain

    Probably not it, but have you already checked that little fuse box that's part of the positive battery cable? ...
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    Re: Replacing the alternator harness

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/timsrv/TVT%20pics/electrical/densoaltwirelocations_zpse28810a5.jpg
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    Re: Dynamic Weight Capacity - Roof Load

    The gutters on these vans are super strong. I don't know about rated weights, but on my 87 2wd cargo van I'm using a gutter mounted 2 bar roof rack and I regularly put 600 + lbs up there (think 2 big...
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    Re: Transmission cooler.

    Here's a post I made a while back explaining how to flush: https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?446-Overheating-van-coolant-loss-(a-lot)-water-pump-shot&p=2735#post2735
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    Re: Transmission cooler.

    Automatic transmissions are sensitive and anything other than ATF is not good for them. There's too many variables to know if your transmission is shot, but the fact that it does not engage is not...
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    Re: Transmission cooler.

    Check the fluid in your transmission. If that also looks like a milkshake, then you'll know where it came from. Other than somebody physically putting fluids in the wrong places, the only way to mix...
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    Re: Overdrive issues

    There's a link in post #121 of this thread (top of this page) to the cheap one. There's another link on post #107 (page 6) to some more. Tim
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    Re: Replacing the alternator harness

    The 1st thing you should do is unplug the round alternator connector and check voltage at the white sense wire. If you see battery voltage here the sense wire is hooked up and there's no need for...
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    Re: Overdrive issues

    Micah, the only difference with the Volvo solenoid is the connector end on the wire. Just cut it off and butt connect it to part of your old wire. If you use an OE Volvo solenoid, I'm guessing...
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    Re: Replacing the alternator harness

    The info you're after is well documented in those 2 threads (and others). Tim
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    Re: Replacing the alternator harness

    :cnfsd: Did you read the other thread? What was the charge voltage on the other alternators while they were functioning??? Is there a power steering leak getting on the alternator? Are you using a...
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    Re: a ghost in the headlight circuit

    That harness runs down the underside of the steering column. You will need to take off the column cover (on the underside where the column enters the dash). There are 4 Phillips head screws holding...
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    Re: How to pass CA smog????

    That always puts a lasting smile on my face when I finally solve an annoying problem.........especially when it's one I've been living with for a long time. It's easy to convince yourself you're...
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    Re: Replacing the alternator harness

    Read the 1st post in THIS THREAD, particularly the part describing the FL 0.5G fusible link. Tim
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    Re: Automatic transmission shift issues

    :clap: :dance2: :thmbup:
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    Re: fire but no fuel (been sitting for years)

    That light blue wire coming out of the COR is the same light blue wire going into the pump (just the other end of it). So whatever it reads coming out of the COR should be the same at the pump end....
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    Re: 1987 2wd fire but no fuel (been sitting for years)

    With the key set to "run" and engine not running, when you install the jumper in the FPCC you should hear the Circuit Opening Relay click behind your glove box and the light blue wire going to the...
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    Re: AT slipping after 6 months sitting - alternate method regarding 'kickdown' cable

    Interesting.............sorry if my previous posts mislead anybody. But like I frequently say, I'm not a transmission guy :dizzy: :doh:. Sounds like I did it the hard way. Next time I'll look a...
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    Re: Blower motor- speeds lost. Resister pack fix.

    That's an awesome post on the Tercel site, thank you Mark. Unfortunately though the pics won't display for non-members, so that's a bummer. Any chance you can post them here?

    PS: It's funny how...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    Hi Jessey, :wave2: I merged your new thread with an existing one of same subject matter. Please go to post #1 and watch the video at the end of it. When I updated this thread with a different video I...
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    Re: Replacing the Muffler

    Thanks for the input. With repair parts dwindling, this has pretty much become the only viable option. Thankfully the van uses the same exhaust components as many other vehicles, so this is a good...
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    Re: Van won't run (fuel pump)

    I would not do that. You want good separation between interior of the van and the tank. Besides, it's not hard to drop the tank. I just did that a few weeks ago and it was a breeze. The hardest part...
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    Re: Automatic transmission shift issues

    I got the Transtar #57002ECF / K46900F It's just a basic kit (no clutches or heavy parts). It only has gaskets, seals, o-rings, check balls, some plastic parts, and some snap rings. The kit calls out...
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    Re: Wheel bearing parts

    In looking at the diagram I'd have to agree with Mark. I've never had problems with van rear wheel bearings before (knock on wood). I have however replaced them on older equipment from the 50's and...
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    Re: Wheel bearing parts

    old/dirty oil is still oil, so if it made noise with the old, I wouldn't expect it to go away with the new. If however you had a leak and there was little to no oil, then I hope it would change, but...
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    Re: Automatic transmission shift issues

    As I've mentioned before, I'm not a transmission guy, so anything I say would be speculation. With that in mind, if the fluid is clean with no foreign material blocking the strainer, then it sounds...
  27. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Go to this site: https://www.toyodiy.com/parts/q.html (it can be helpful in finding/cross-referencing part numbers). I'll also email you information on how to get access to Toyota's break-downs.
  28. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    You mean this?

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a23/timsrv/IMG_4322.JPG
  29. Re: Testing fuel system / replacing fuel pressure regulator

    Yes, unfortunately this is yet another discontinued part now. If you go to eBay and type in "toyota van fuel pressure regulator" you will get many listings for aftermarket regulators. Some are pretty...
  30. Re: Help Need a workaround for an NLA Overdrive relay

    If you don't think you'll ever need to turn it off, a more permanent mechanical solution would be to just remove the solenoid and replace it with this:...
  31. Re: Help Need a workaround for an NLA Overdrive relay

    Here's a copy/paste from another thread:



    As shown above, the relay is only there to disable the OD if the van is cold or the switch is off. If you don't have a need to turn off the OD and if...
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    Re: no brakes at all

    :dance2::clap:
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    Re: no brakes at all

    Just the valve at the inlet of the booster. Vacuum is required for NA engines to idle, so if yours runs reasonably well, I would suspect a clog or maybe a leak somewhere in the booster supply. If you...
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    Re: no brakes at all

    I'm thinking it's gotta be a clog in a vacuum port or maybe a vacuum hose that's collapsing inside. There's also a check valve that helps the booster retain vacuum during times when engine vacuum is...
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    Re: Oil Light Problem

    Huh..........could it be that all this time I have been misunderstanding the system for 86 - 89 cargo and DLX trim levels? I always thought that was only a pressure light. If it does oil level too,...
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    Re: Oil Light Problem

    Different years/trim levels had different warning systems. For 86 - 89, if you have a gauge, then you will not have a pressure warning light, but you will likely have an oil level warning light. If...
  37. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    It's kind of hard to identify by that picture, but I believe that's a solenoid switch similar to this one: http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/Relays_24812_01.asp. I'm guessing at some point a...
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    Re: no brakes at all

    To my knowledge, about the only thing that can go wrong with a vacuum booster is a busted diaphragm. You can test the diaphragm by putting vacuum to it, then seeing if it holds. If you don't have a...
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/content.php?200-Change-your-alternator-ILLUSTRATED!
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    Re: no brakes at all

    Is it possible you got grease or brake fluid on the friction surfaces? Brakes rely on friction and grease/brake fluid contamination will destroy their ability to do their job. Rotors and drums can...
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    Re: Oil in water

    Oil in the coolant won't necessarily hurt anything, but I guess it depends on how much and/or if it's being pushed out the radiator overflow. It doesn't sound like a head gasket or cracked head as...
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    Re: Power Steering Pressure Line Fix

    For what it's worth, I'm not 100% sure these ports are different size, I just know that's a common thing for manufacturers to do to avoid confusion. I changed the rack on my 86 back in August last...
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    Re: Cornering light operation and removal

    The OE Toyota part number is 99132-11270 which is equivalent to an 1156 automotive bulb. A better choice may be to put an LED up there. Any LED that replaces 1156, BA15S, 1003, 1141, or 7506 will...
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    Re: Power Steering Pressure Line Fix

    Again, I'm still assuming you're talking about the rack, and if you are, the port on the back (radiator side) is the pressure line. The port on the front (bevel gear side) is the return line. The...
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    Re: Power Steering Pressure Line Fix

    If you're talking about the ports on the rack, they are slightly different in size and will only go on one way.
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    That's awesome information! Thank you. In checking that part number you gave (Denso 210-0461) I found these are plentiful, inexpensive and used on several different vehicles. I don't know how they...
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    FYI, the Dean Wildcat tires were the Cooper Discoverer tires rebranded for Les Schwab (a NW tire sales chain) to sell. I ran the Wildcat's with heavy loads for years and they performed well. A few...
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    The stock tire size for your van is 205-75R 14 so yeah, since 205 /70R 14 tires are smaller they would fit no problem. From the ground to the top of the tire they are only about 3/4" smaller so no...
  49. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Wow, that's a nasty looking hack job. There is a benefit to having some access here, but it's hard to imagine a cut like that helping much. If it were mine I'd weld/patch that, then maybe put a more...
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    Re: ball joints (4WD)

    I don't know what that is for, but it's not a Toyota Van. I just did a search under "ball joint" and easily found multiple examples. Here's a link that will take you to a post that shows 4wd and 2wd...
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