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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

    Not sure. It's very possible, even likely there are multiple VSV's used by Toyota (and others) with the exact same function. I'm guessing the only difference between some may be the configuration of...
  2. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    That's your "Idle-up VSV" Toyota part number 90910-12003. Unfortunately it has been discontinued, so your only option will likely be to pull one from a salvaged van and/or use one of those salvage...
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    Re: The fusible link thread

    If everything works then your FL 2.0 is good (Assuming it passes a visual test, don't waste your time trying to replace). Having a blown fusible link won't drain the battery. If anything it will...
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    We just got a contribution in the form of a PDF file from member "PrecisionDriven" for those who may need help replacing their ECU. Here's a link:
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    Article: How to replace your ECU

    You can view the page at https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/content.php?257-How-to-replace-your-ECU
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Your plugs look good. A light tan is what you want with these fuel injected engines (carbs burn more earthy brown). Personally, since the van is almost 40 years old, I think it's a good idea to have...
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Many things will work. I've even used carb cleaner and WD-40 (although I don't recommend WD-40 due to the residue mess). I've also had ether accidentally ignite and although scary, it was just a...
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for me) I haven't experienced that problem, so I don't have any gut feelings. When I run into problems that stump me I resort to swapping parts to see what...
  9. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    84 - 85 vans have vacuum advance (distributor uses a vacuum diaphragm to actuate timing advance manually). 86 - 89 vans have electronic advance (ECU advances timing based on input from the throttle...
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    This has been discussed a few times already, but I'll explain again. The design of our original alternator is not the greatest. However, Denso, a Japanese company, builds these to exacting...
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    Re: Upgrading the alternator

    Summit claims to have the Denso rebuilds for $113.99 with free shipping. They will add a $30 core charge, but that's still cheaper:
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    Re: Check Engine light....what check engine light

    What about when you turn the key on to the "Run" position but do not start? The CEL should illuminate solid when doing that. If not, then it's a bad ECU or a fault in the wires to the CEL bulb. The...
  13. Thread: Alternator woes

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    Re: Alternator woes

    This is probably a pretty good time to add a link to another thread where I upgraded my alternator: https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?478-Upgrading-the-alternator&p=5167#post5167
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    Wow! so I think I'll edit my previous post where I said it's okay to do that in warm climates :dizzy: :doh:.
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    Good to know. It freezes here so I've never tried it. What was the ambient temp when yours froze?
  16. Thread: Alternator woes

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    Re: Alternator woes

    There are many brands that rebuild the Denso cores and they are available from almost anywhere. If a remanufacturer does a quality job using quality parts, then these units will last ~100k miles/10...
  17. Thread: Alternator woes

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    Re: Alternator woes

    Yes, these are interchangeable. Unfortunately Denso has discontinued both, so snatch up what you can before available inventory disappears.
  18. Re: Previa Yahoo Group refugees may be arriving

    I thought I noticed the smell of VC oil smoldering on a header........oh wait, that's just you guys :rol:. Seriously though, I think you'll all find this forum is much easier to navigate. I never...
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    Re: Power Steering Pressure Line Fix

    Yes, I think that would work fine. Tim
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    Re: Is it the infamous hot soak......

    It looks nice but I'd worry about flow. I ran dual 10" high output fans on my cargo van (Post #13 in this thread) and although it worked okay I considered it barely adequate. The clutch fan will move...
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    Re: Refreshing the engine (rebuild and aftermath)

    Those hoses are included in my breakdowns on this thread: https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?342-Top-End-Rebuild, the question is whether or not these parts are still available...
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    Re: Valve cover gasket Oil Leak from top of engine

    Nothing goes there. It's just a hole that's likely there to aid in the manufacturing process. Once the manufacturing is completed these have no practical use. All vans have these and it's nothing to...
  23. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Here's a thread with more info: https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?127-Load-Sensing-Proportioning-Valve-and-Bypass-Valve
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    That's awesome! They could probably sell more if they referenced the Toyota part number (would reel in more searchers). Glad you found it! As far as I can tell it looks like a direct interchange. In...
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    It does have the OE Toyota number in the title and the listing states "NEW OE/GENUINE ITEM WITHOUT GENUINE/OE ORIGINAL PACKAGE" but I agree, it does look fishy. I don't recall ever seeing these made...
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    There's 1 on eBay for $55 + another $8 in shipping:...
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    88 - 89 vans used Toyota part #23209-73010 which was not terribly common and is now NLA. You may be still be able to find these that are rebuilt and/or you could take your originals in to an injector...
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    Re: Is it the infamous hot soak......

    Hi Hugh,

    Sorry I missed your post until now. The fan I put on this radiator was only to combat the heat soak issue. I have it set on a timer (shown earlier in this thread) that runs it for 15...
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to document! :dance2:
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    Well that certainly makes me feel better about it. If I ever run into that situation I'll likely give it a try. Looking good! Thank you for the awesome documentation and please keep us posted on how...
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    Sticky: Re: Basic Van knowledge for new owners

    I usually pull the pressure feed line off the rack, put it in a jug, start the engine, and let it dump into the jug. I am in WA state though, and they don't salt the roads (undercarriages here are...
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    I agree. If I ever needed to use that stuff, I think I would spray it in the pitted area, let it dry, then sand or file it smooth (assuming that can even be done???). When I've had similar issues in...
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    I guess it depends on how deep the pits are. Machining (decking) the block is always best, but that would require complete disassembly and then hauling the bare block into a machine shop. There is a...
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    Re: Change your alternator ILLUSTRATED!

    It's worth mentioning the alternator mount bracket is only held to the block with 2 bolts. If you're having an issue you can always drop the bracket then view/understand the problem up close and...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    There is likely another issue that's causing the overheating. The PO probably wire tied the old one to keep it open. All that did was delay the inevitable. Putting a new OEM one in was the right 1st...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    LOL, he obviously had more knowledge than the engineers who designed it. Hopefully there's no duct tape or bailing wire elsewhere in the system :rol:
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    Toyota has at least 3 different versions of that PS hose (2wd & 4wd), so there's always going to be a variable there. I still don't think you need to remove it though. If you pull the coolant...
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    Re: ELECTRIC DOOR-LOCKS....TROUBLE-SHOOTING

    Fixing switches is tedious at best and somewhat of a "hail Mary". I guess it depends on why the switch doesn't work. If there's a particle or hair or something on the contacts, you might get lucky....
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I think dancing bananas are appropriate here :yes: :dance2: :dance1::dance1::dance1: :dance2: :thmbup:
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    :thmbup: :dance2:
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    Re: Changing the fuel filter

    You can use a socket/ratchet as these are banjo bolts. 6 point sockets will offer the best grip (if available). Open end wrench is good for back-up. Tim
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    Re: Changing the fuel filter

    OE Toyota ones do............not sure about aftermarket. Tim
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Thanks Original. As old as it was I was previously unaware of that post. I just searched and found that thread too. To avoid future confusion I put your edit right in that post so readers won't miss...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I'm fairly confident it's your ECU, but there's not an easy way to be 100% sure until you swap it. Now that you have hundreds of dollars on the line I certainly hope I made the right call. My...
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    I can't read that (too small). Idle speed is set in neutral or park. The service manual calls out 700 rpm for manual transmission and 750 for automatic. It's not a super critical thing to have it...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    https://www.ebay.com/p/Fuel-Injector-Rebuild-Kit-Walker-Products-18093-fits-84-89-Toyota-Van-2-2L-L4/220081249?iid=303150521469&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=3031505...
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    Re: Full coolant flush tips?

    If you pulled the block drain and drained the radiator that should be all of it. Sometimes a vacuum can cause some to stay in the system, but you should have gotten most of it. After all is said and...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    It's always a good idea to perform tests and follow the manual. I think it's an ECU because it's flashing code while running, but no code is recorded. Also that VSV is controlled by the ECU and it's...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I think it's a bad ECU (Electronic Control Unit). Get the number off your old one and use it in an eBay search. Hopefully you'll find one for cheap and that will solve your problem. If nothing else...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    Oh yeah, good point.....(I see he's in Hawaii). The coolant flowing through the throttle body is just to prevent freeze-ups in cold climates. If it never freezes where you are you could simply bypass...
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