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    Re: Rear wiper motor problems!

    Sorry I was thinking of the washer pump...just remove backdoor panel and remove wire
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    Re: Can't stop rear window wiper -- help!

    there is a pump relay in the side panel where the water reservoir is.....it has stuck on and needs replacement....there is a after market one for ten bucks in automotive part shops, which fits.
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    Re: Anyone See This Type of Transmission Mount?

    https://www.thewrenchmonkey.ca/products/auto-parts/westar/em5749/
  4. Re: 4wd clutch assembly

    https://www.thewrenchmonkey.ca/products/auto-parts/westar/em5749/
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    Re: Converting to manual choke?

    I dream of having carbs on my vans.........no more computer ,nasty in the tank fuel pump, fuel injectors leaking ..I would have..carb....points condenser...yeah stepping back to the caveman...
  6. Re: Denso alternator source in canada?

    https://www.thewrenchmonkey.ca/auto-parts/toyota/van/1989/alternator/
  7. Re: 87 2WD AUTOMATIC REAR TRANSMISSION OIL SEAL LEAK

    The tail housing bushing is readily available from Rock Auto for a few dollars
  8. Re: Alternator OK but No Discharge Warning lights when engine off and ignition on

    I "rectified" this problem by replacing the diode bridge....
  9. Sticky: Re: Where does this vacuum hose go?

    maybe the metal pipe leads to the vacuum brake booster
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    84-85 centre steerng arm

    somewhere in this forum Tim mentions a place that rebuilds these steering arms for about 3 hundred dollars, in California. I was contemplating this approach before I was lucky to find a used one...
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    Re: Rear Spare Tire Swing Gate

    I just bent p a piece of electrical metallic tubing last week for
    a swing gate......not pretty-but functional
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    Re: manual transmission identification / rebuild kit compatibility

    yeah I stand corrected.........having come to the realization that my experience was with the auto tranny about an hour after I posted.....still those with the auto 86-89 would be wise to grab an...
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    Re: manual transmission identification / rebuild kit compatibility

    the only difference between the drive shafts is that the 84-85 ones are repairable ....replacing u joints that is... where as the 86-89 are staked and one cant replace the u joints......I suggest...
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    Re: 86-89 toyota van rebuilt transmission

    mighty weird . i swapped a trany from an 1985 into a 1988 and then a few years later installed the 1988 back into the 1985.............its a long story...
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    Re: Will RWD radiator work for 87 4x4?

    no...it wont fit....4wd drive one isn't so tall and is a bit wider
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    Re: Van down, runs great but doesn't drive. i think transmission is good, electrical?

    does the voltage drop under load ie lights and heater fan......I know it is a new alternator....but maybe defective diode.......was the alternator installed before the battery install defect?
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    Re: alternator positive wire.

    BB the splice I did with a marette has been good for 5 years ....no problem.....I used a little anti oxidant goo also for good measure[nolox]...marettes don't carry current ,just hold the wire......I...
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    Re: alternator positive wire.

    my positive connection failed and melted the little black terminal box.............I cut the two eyes off the wires ,stripped about an inch of wire jacket off and used a splice cap/marrette .....a...
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    Re: Van down, runs great but doesn't drive. i think transmission is good, electrical?

    sounds like there isn't enough tranny fluid ....even though you put in two quarts......check it when it is warm and running
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    Re: Rear windshield wiper switch won't turn off.

    more than likely it is a seized on relay mounted on the reservoir.....the funny thing bout this Is that I found a relay that fit at a local hardware store in the auto section for 10 dollars
  21. Re: new alternator- still have battery light and brake light - runs great wont shift

    is the ground cable good?
  22. Re: Single clunk sound when attempting to start. Help!

    sounds like a dead alternator to me or bad charge fuse or problem with wiring in the charge circuit.
    NIk
  23. Thread: Orange diode

    by nikifix
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    Re: Orange diode

    splice two of the three .....leave the one for the marker lights disconnected..that is what I did....took a bit of trial and error to find the right comb...NIk
  24. Thread: Orange diode

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    Re: Orange diode

    I believe, if I remember correctly that diode allows the side marker lights to come on when the turn signals are on it stops current from back feeding the headlghts ....hard to explain.........I...
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    Re: toyota van rwd automatic rpm at 110km/h

    I feel that these trannys are bullet proof.........new oil , a filter and pan gasket.......good to go
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    Re: toyota van rwd automatic rpm at 110km/h

    I feel that these trannys are bullet proof.........new oil a filter and pan gasket.......good to go
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    Re: Center Arm

    thanks for that Tim and "Red" thanks you too........
  28. Thread: 87 stalls

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    Re: 87 stalls

    maybe check out the coil with an
    ohmmeter
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    Re: Center Arm

    Ryan, there are a few guys here looking for that part.....it is only found on 84-85 vans.............important to check it for slop before removal from donor van and important to do a good lube job...
  30. Re: Headed to a pick-n-pull whats. Whats compatible?

    Ian, there are a few guys on here looking for a center link steering arm [myself included]....it is a very distinctive "L" shape part of the steering linkage on the drivers side......tis important...
  31. Re: Another overheating issue, searched but need insight

    exhaust in coolant looks like bubbles in the radiator or water/bubbles coming out of the water reservoir overflow
  32. Re: Another overheating issue, searched but need insight

    if you have exhaust in your coolant ,which is a common scenario regarding headgasket failure, it tends to pressurize the cooling system and pumps coolant out of the overflow tank. if you are not...
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    Re: Starting issues in cold weather.

    there is a cold start injector circuit with a temperature sensor......my cold start system died and I rigged up a push button cold start button wired directly to the cold start...
  34. Re: Driving on Highway when Van Died - Transmission

    have you checked the tranny fluid....with the engine running?
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    Re: problem with warning lights at startup

    yes the diodes are in the alternator and convert AC to direct current I had this problem a month ago because of a leaky steering pump....though I am sure diodes can die just for the hec of it. I...
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    Re: problem with warning lights at startup

    Jerome ,more than likely the rectifier bridge diodes are dead..........is your power steering pump leaking? Nik
  37. Re: Mandatory pulling parts-

    get a parts van......haha.........for the84-8 vans something called a center arm assembly is hard to find . And I bet it has been the death knell for a few fine vans. Every other part seems to be...
  38. Thread: Pitman arm

    by nikifix
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    Re: Pitman arm

    http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/531448 Hopefully you don't need the center steering control arm.......it is an L shaped piece with a knuckle at one end
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    Re: Throttle body

    there is just one small difference between gen 1 and 2 that I have found just recently is that one of the vacuum snorkels faces a 180 degrees opposed
    Just a silly observation one my part
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    Re: Backup lights not working.

    the switch is connected to the connector in/on the transmission. its mechanically switched inside he trans.
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    Re: Another New Owner 1987 4x4 LE Van

    Re the back door catch......I have repaired one of those......I learnt patience....Suffice to say it is possible..........what happens is that the spring end rusts/breaks off.....I drilled out the...
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