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    Re: rotisserie

    The crossarms front and back are large heavy gauge angle irons with hole locations the same as the bumper mounts. To use it I remove the bumpers and fluids, bolt the rotisserie on, jack it up (there...
  2. Re: Heater Fan not working, where is the blower relay?

    I bought an 84 van last fall. Stripped the inside. Recently got it back from the paint shop and am putting it back together. I'm having an issue with my rear heater fan not working. On the back side...
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    Re: Fuel tank capacity??

    My Chilton book says 15.9 gal.
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    Re: Van will not start -HELP!

    I second the idea of a bad distributor cap. Just had to replace mine. I had fuel. And I had fire at the plug but evidently a messed up kind of fire. Changed the cap and rotor and it fired right up....
  5. Re: Ignition switch question.

    That could have been the problem with mine and just working with the plug jostled the wires inside but I really didn't find corrosion anywhere - I cleaned anyway. Jim Z
    p.s. tore the starter apart...
  6. Sticky: Re: Searching TVT successfully and posting new threads

    Thanks!!! Great tip!!! Took me 1 second to find the thread I just previously searched for that took me what seemed like 10 min. Jim Z
  7. Re: Ignition switch question.

    I've had this same problem of the starter only occasionally working on 2 of my vans. Selenoid would click but starter would only crank if I jumpered a wire to it. Previous owner had one rigged up...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Tim I should add that the bulletin also stated: Although either design may be used, it is considered a product improvement if the newer grade 10 bolt design is used. Jim Z
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Tim I just talked to the machinist. He said they are a member of this organization and are provided with software programs that he printed this from. Asked if there was a corresponding Toyota service...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Tim I found AERA they're at www.aera.org Maybe this could be of a help to us Toyota van owners (not much to me as I'm not a mechanic - just a guy that likes Toyota vans and is trying to save a lot...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Tim There was a stop shoulder on the crank that got chewed up ( an 86 van). I'll contact the machinist that gave me the bulletin to see where the info originated. I just assumed it came from Toyota...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I noticed that on my replacement crankshaft and pulley the harmonic balancer does not have an internal stop shoulder as it did on the original one. That means the pulley and balancer will be...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    This is my 3rd time trying to post this.
    It is put out by AERA Engine Builders Assoc. TB #2496
    Two designs have different torque values. Torque spec. has been increased from 116 to 167...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I got my head and block back from the shop and have most of the motor put back together. The guy at the shop gave me a bulletin concerning the crankshaft bolt. There is no date on the bulletin but...
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    Re: 87 toy van LE 4wh_ Need help !Electrical!

    I have been battling with an issue of no power windows and a 7.5 amp fuse blowing on my 85 2wd. finally tracked it down to a short in the wires under the console. Looked like mice got in there and...
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    Re: Bumper removal

    I found that if you drill two small holes in the floor directly above the rear bumper bolts that go up thru and soak them with penetrating oil it makes the job much easier because they are the ones...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Thanks Tim. I'll go ahead and pull that other crank and take it in to the shop. They're on vacation and won't even be looking at it till next week.
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I took it into the shop already but basically there's a chunk missing alongside the keyway and scarring (minor grooves going around the shaft). Replacing the crank would be fine as I already have...
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Thanks Tim. I will post on how it turns out.
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    Another question on the crankshaft keyway : could another keyway be cut opposite side of the old one? and could I possibly do that myself with a Dremmel type tool? JB Weld then to fill the scarring.
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    Re: Sheared crankshaft woodruff key: my first epic

    I just tore down the motor out of my 86 van for a partial rebuild and found the woodruff key sheared, the pulley trashed inside, the crankshaft scarred, and the keyway badly damaged. Am waiting to...
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    rotisserie

    Hi New member here. I'm in the process of restoring 3 vans - an 85 almost done (being painted), an 86 good shape low miles but needs motor, an 87 cargo that I plan to convert. All have been cleaned,...
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