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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    I just posted a reply to that thread to correct the misinformation.
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    Re: 1993 Previa AC

    The small diameter tubing should be the high pressure line and the large tubing is the low pressure. Think of it like this, all the volume of the large diameter tubing gets squeezed into the small...
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket?...OR is it?

    Pitting would not cause that. If you are not drawing coolant back in you either have a faulty cap or a leak in the system somewhere.
  4. Re: Everything Must Go - Lots of photos

    FYI, The unidentified plastics go around the base of center row captains chairs to create a latchable storage compartment.
  5. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    I don't know an exact name for that part but it is definitely cause for concern. It is a structural crossmember crucial to the strength and integrity of the rear suspension. Also, in the upper left...
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    Re: Diagnosing Squealing

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?2115-A-C-power-steering-and-fan-(water-pump-alternator)-belts&p=31428&viewfull=1#post31428
  7. Re: Problem with staring on the 97 Previa

    Allow me to be blunt, you need a new mechanic. The ignition coil has no bearing whatsoever on how fast the starter is able to crank an engine. You have what sounds like a classic hot soak starter...
  8. Re: "air control valve assembly" (for P/S pump) part number 17630-28010

    Wow. I Must have been really out of it that day. I could have sworn the part number on the eBay listing was the same one referenced in this thread. Sorry if this caused any confusion. That's awesome...
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    Re: 4x4 not working

    Auto hubs should be replaced as routine maintenance in my opinion. Warn hubs are okay if that's all you can get. In all likelihood they are probably just fine on our low powered non rockcrawling vans...
  10. Re: "air control valve assembly" (for P/S pump) part number 17630-28010

    Per Tim's link in post #2 of this thread as well as the thread title, that is the correct part number. That's a pretty darn good price too.
  11. Re: ELECTRIC DOOR-LOCKS....TROUBLE-SHOOTING

    The wire that broke on mine is the main ground to the switches.
  12. Re: ELECTRIC DOOR-LOCKS....TROUBLE-SHOOTING

    On mine the wire broke in the harness in the door jamb.
  13. Re: What does a particular VSV do? See excellent attached diagram.

    And check the intake tube for cracks!
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    Re: Runs nice and cool without thermostat

    The important thing to consider here is that you are putting a lot of faith in a 30 year old gauge and possibly a 30 year old temperature sending unit. If you really want an accurate temperature...
  15. Re: What does a particular VSV do? See excellent attached diagram.

    I don't know how thorough your Cali smog inspections are but when I still had to smog mine in Wa state I had idle issues. I eventually determined mine to be a bad tps. Prior to that when I would get...
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    Security certificate

    I received the following Google message when I tried to open a page. This seems to be different than the previous "dangerous website" thread so I thought a new post was warranted.
    Admin, please...
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    Re: Alternator woes

    I would start with checking voltage.
  18. Re: Refreshing the engine (rebuild and aftermath)

    Priming as I suggested above is likely preferable in your situation since it mimics the normal operation of all the engine parts. A priming tool for a small block chevy may work on the van and should...
  19. Re: Refreshing the engine (rebuild and aftermath)

    You could pull the distributor and rig up a shaft to turn the oil pump driveshaft with a drill and do the same thing. This is common practice to prime new or rebuilt engines prior to initial startup.
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    Re: Power steering hose failure

    Check this thread.
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    Re: Busted Hose and Overheating issue

    Looks like the rear heater hose. Their are many threads regarding head gaskets and how to diagnose a faure as well as info on diagnosing all over the internet. The only way to know for sure is to...
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    Re: Steering Binding

    It's not uncommon to crack the steering rack mounts on these. When mine cracked it allowed the rack to lift up quite a bit on the left side. If this is the case with yours it's possible the rack...
  23. Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    Sir goofy,
    I would suspect yours may be a situation of the sum of all things. As Tim discusses in post #45, the resistance in the circuit builds over time with age and even small amounts of...
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    Re: Key Blanks

    I also have a Curtis branded TR38.
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    Re: Key Blanks

    These are what I have for my two '88 vans.
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    Re: Blower (cabin heat) motor issues

    Rockauto has a couple listed. I recently picked up a couple Toyota resistors on Amazon.
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    After more thought on this I think I may be incorrect. Carbonized's last statement made me rethink this all. If you re-clocked the bars than the static or resting position would be altered up or...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    When I initially lifted mine I had the torsion bars wound so tight that when I lowered the jack the weight of the van didn't compress the suspension at all. I went a couple days like that and then...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    Resplining, re-indexing, or re-clocking the torsion bar would have no effect. To get lift from a torsion bar you must apply more torsional pressure or twist are use a bar with a higher spring rate....
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    Are you refering to pulling tbe torsion bar and rotating it one or two slines?
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    Re: What is this dash icon?

    Rear hatch unlocked.
    When "O/D off" is illuminated you have turned off 4th gear and your transmission will operate as a 3 spd.
  32. Re: 85 auto TV transmission fluid coming out of the dipstick

    Typically auto transmissions have a vent near the top. Depending on the style, sometimes insects will nest in them and plug them up.
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    Re: new exhaust => low idle

    11-1200 rpm at idle is too high. Idle speed should be 750 for A/T and 700 for M/T.
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    Re: Another rough idle question

    Have a look at this.
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    Sticky: Re: TVT & 4WD stickers

    PDF
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    Re: Best Lift Kit?

    I've seen this mentioned a few times. Unless you removed or modified them, your upper and lower control arms still have travel limiters for both compression and rebound(bump stops). You have not...
  37. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    They are a crush style exhaust flange gasket for between the manifold and header pipe marked as 17410B in the below diagram. I believe different years had different sizes and I think there may be...
  38. Re: 1987 Van 4wd front Spindle/Axle Nut- Size?

    You need a 54mm thin wall axle nut socket like this.
    Just a heads up though, most of these are 3/4" drive so make sure you get an adapter as well.
  39. Re: Sliding door handle / exterior mechanism

    8558
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    Re: Destroyed my front axle!!

    Congrats on getting it up and running! Can you post some pics of the carnage?
  41. Re: headrests, captains chair, rear bench +

    That is an original/factory third row seat. There are two "U" shaped metal hoops in the rear just below the rear quarter glass that the seat latches to when in the upright position.
  42. Re: Single speed to 2 speed transfer case swap

    I have been wanting to explore this option as well but just haven't had the time. First of all no, it is not a bolt in proposition. The trucks and 4runners have a right side t-case output while the...
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    Re: No start. Lights on dash

    Probably starter contacts. If so, this problem will likely come back. Usually cycling the key to the start position over and over will get it to crank but eventually(When your in the worst possible...
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    Re: Oil Light Problem

    Try this one. Post 39 and 40 discuss a bypass of the sensor. This could be useful for troubleshooting by process of elimination. If you jumper wire the sensor harness and the light still comes on...
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    Re: 1984 auto 2wd paret out near seattle

    PM sent.
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    Re: Oil Level Sensor issues

    That's how one of my vans was when I bought it. There is a small white plug for the harness by the + box. Its bundled into the alternator harness. Just plug in your favorite flavor of appropriately...
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    Re: 1984 auto 2wd paret out near seattle

    Do you still have this? I should be able to get up to Seattle next Sunday.
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    Re: Hard Starting 2CT

    I don't know what access to the glowplug is like on the diesel van but testing them is pretty straightforward. The simplest way is to disconnect them all and then use a test light. Clip the test...
  49. Re: The indicator for my doors being open won't turn off.

    If the light extinguishes when you turn on the rear wiper and you are certain it's the hatch switch that is keeping it on, I would be highly suspect of the tailgate electrical grounds. There are a...
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    Re: 1984 auto 2wd paret out near seattle

    Are you using the body panel between the passenger door and the slider? This would be the panel that has the fuel door in it. Also the lower wheel arch/rocker between the slider and rear wheel well.
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