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  1. Re: 1988 2wd rear leaf spring replacement

    Leaf springs are relatively easily manufactured. Try Googling leaf springs in your location and you'll probably find a local manufacturer that can make them to match the proper specifications. You...
  2. Re: 2001 Hiace 2.4d finding correct Fan clutch and Thermostat

    Unfortunately, while there is a diesel specific section, this forum is largely dedicated to 1984-89 US market gas powered vans and 1991-97 US market gas powered Previas. You should be able to find...
  3. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    FYI, those hoses are metric. SAE sizes will not fit well. I tried all different manor of alternatives when I did my head gasket a number of years ago before I finally went to the dealer who was still...
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    Re: 91 Townace differential

    Are you having to replace gears or just bearings and seals? I was able to get a Timken rebuild kit from rockauto for my '88 USDM van that included bearings and seals. Some people swear by the Koyo...
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    Re: 6x139.7 4Runner/Tacoma Swaps

    4runner/truck rear axles are wider by a few inches necessitating customization to fit as well as wheels needing a front wheel drive offset again requiring custom wheels which is why there is...
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    Re: Manual transmission ‘whine’

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?27-Basic-Van-knowledge-for-new-owners&p=6584&viewfull=1#post6584
  7. Re: 1988 Toyota Van 4WD Chrome wheels and Tires. $350.

    What are the date codes?
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    Re: AT/Auto Hubs 4wd/4hi Top Speed

    My '88 owners manual does not specify a speed limit for 4WD operation.
  9. Re: Speedometer and odometer both stoped working

    Your speedometer is cable driven. Check the drive cable for damage particularly the 90 degree fitting at the transfer case.
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    Re: Big hose on auto rear cylinder plate

    It looks like it may still be available here https://toyota-usa.epc-data.com/van/yr31lg/2284/engine/1104/11181/
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    Re: Big hose on auto rear cylinder plate

    It wouldn't have to be aluminum, the original was steel. The problem I've found with fabrication machine shops(at least in my area)is they don't seem to want to do little jobs. At my old job we used...
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    Re: Big hose on auto rear cylinder plate

    There was another thread(maybe the hose of deaths thread?)that someone posted pics on of the one they had made.
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    Re: Big hose on auto rear cylinder plate

    That's what is known as a sandwich oil cooler. The coolant circulates around the oil going to and from the filter and removes some of the oils heat to the cooling sytem. Other types of filter...
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    Re: Overdrive issues

    This is one of the purposes as well as reduced load and wear on the transmission and engine at lower speeds. If a gasoline engine is constantly operating at or under 1500-2000 rpms say at 25-35 mph...
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    Re: Removing the Air Filter

    Don't bother with the K&N, they don't fit right. I put one in mine several years ago but when I changed the airflow meter I found a lot of dirt on the wrong side of the filter housing. After some...
  16. Re: Oil Pressure, Radiator, and Battery/Charge Light all come on at the same time.

    I had a diode burn out in the warning light circuit in the instrument cluster that caused my light to come on several years ago. There's no substitute for thorough troubleshooting. Otherwise you are...
  17. Re: Oil Pressure, Radiator, and Battery/Charge Light all come on at the same time.

    Sounds like classic Christmas dash fellas. Possibly a regulator issue causing an overcharge condition at higher RPMs.
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    Re: Wheel bearing parts

    I will concur that they are lifetime lubed double sealed bearings as I have two axles shafts with newly installed bearings sitting in my garage awaiting installation.
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    Re: Door chime

    There is a black box under the left side of the dash behind the speaker, unplug it. No more chime:thmbup:
  20. Re: trying to identify rubber bits on sliding windows

    Check out the window rehab blog posted by carbonized. Maybe you could reach out to him for an update.
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    Re: Power Steering Leak

    The large o-ring in the kit goes there. Tim posted a PDF of the pump rebuild from the service manual earlier in this thread that explains how to disassemble and rebuild if you need it.
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    Re: "Pop" noise when making sharp U Turn

    My guess would be the steering stop bolts as mine does the same thing at full lock. There is supposed to be a plastic cap on the bolt heads in the lower balljoint to cushion the contact point on the...
  23. Re: MasterAce 2CT Black Smoke, low acceleration

    Rings aren't the only reason for bad compression. It could be a bad valve or camshaft or even a leaky injector among other things. It may be worth doing a little more diagnosing before a teardown....
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    Re: Oil Light Problem

    If you just want the oil level light to stay off and are already diligently checking your oil, you can unplug the level sensor where it connects to the alternator harness and put a jumper wire into...
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    Re: Dynamic Weight Capacity - Roof Load

    The roof itself has no real support and should really not have anything mounted to it. It is just the sheet metal skin with two VERY light gauge support bows that are basically only to keep the sheet...
  26. Re: Fresh rebuilt engine swap, idle/timing problems

    Good to hear it's running well.
  27. Re: Fresh rebuilt engine swap, idle/timing problems

    The gauges in these get pretty inconsistent as they age. If I were in your position, I would be inclined to verify opp erating temps with a non-contact infrared thermometer or by installing an...
  28. Re: Fresh rebuilt engine swap, idle/timing problems

    Yes, the green circle is where both of mine have the engine side of the ground cable attached. Be sure your negative battery cable goes from the battery to the chassis and then on to the engine and...
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    Re: Mystery hose

    The hose on mine went from the dipstick tube to a vent port on the top of the transmission case. The picture is taken from just behind the battery box looking across the top of the transmission...
  30. Re: Fresh rebuilt engine swap, idle/timing problems

    The end of the second leg of the battery ground cable does go under a bolt on the engine side of the driver side engine mount. There is also a harness ground strap that should be attached to the...
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    Re: Mystery hose

    If it is a vent, it would not connect to the engine. It's purpose would be to allow the transmission to breath. When the fluid heats up it expands and if the transmission were totally sealed it would...
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    Re: Mystery hose

    I haven't had a chance to look at either of mine but if one end of the hose is attached to the dipstick tube then it's probably a just a vent.
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    You won't damage the starter or alternator and as far as the relay test, continuity and ultimately function is more important than resistance. If the starter cranks, the relay is working. 1 and 3...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    I was reading too many threads and got yours mixed up with someone else's that's an auto. The relay seems to be there instead of having a second clutch switch to kill the cruise control when the...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    The wiring schematic I have doesn't show a starter relay for autos. Where is the relay located on yours?
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    Re: Rear end swap

    On a 4WD the ratio of the front and rear differential must match. A small variation of a couple hundredths is acceptable such as 4.09 in one axle and 4.11 in the other. If the ratios don't match than...
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    Re: Rear end swap

    You can't swap the complete rearend because of the different axle bolt pattern. You could swap the center section but 4WD Autos are an odd 4.778 ratio and gearsets are hard to come by. Check the ID...
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    I have no experience with that brand. Do your due diligence. None of the reviews on that site really pertain to actual experience with the tire so not much help there.
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    Hey Tim.
    My brother has had a set of the Nankang's on his VW Westfalia for a few years and is happy with them. I actually told him about them based on your recommendations. I prefer a more...
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    The first tires I had were the BFG's. Despite being the same size they had the narrowest tread width. Tire width can be measured at the tread or at the sidewall below the tread when mounted to a...
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    Re: 14" tires for 4WD (stock rims)

    I personally much prefer the handling and performance of a LT series "C" rated tire. I have run in an LT27X8.50R14 size the now discontinued BFGoodrich All-Terrain t/a KO and Wildcat A/T's as well as...
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    Re: Is front body panel removable?

    I had someone at an emissions test station who was having trouble picking up a tach signal outside the vehicle ask me to pop the hood so they could hook up directly to my engine. This was said to me...
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    Re: Is front body panel removable?

    I would ask, "How badly do you want to remove it?". If you are simply hoping for easier access to components behind the dash you are unfortunately out of luck. On the other hand, if a badly damaged...
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    Try one of these.
    https://www.amazon.com/OTC-4521-Hose-Removal-Tool/dp/B0050SFZBG
    Or Google "radiator hose removal tool". They come in different shapes, lengths, and angles.
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    These are invaluable for coolant leaks.
  46. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    I believe so. They are the smaller diameter ones that Burntboot was referencing.
  47. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Nevermind. That came out unbelievably fuzzy.
    Page MT-36.
    Transmission mounting bolts 53 ft lbs
    Stiffener plate bolts 27 ft lbs.
  48. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Here you go. All right there in the manual.
  49. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Also helps to prevent broken fasteners.
    Like Burntboot said, we were all noobs once and I broke plenty of fasteners before I learned to use my torque wrench more often. Experience eventually gave...
  50. Re: '86 Van LE 4Y-EC Engine Severe Valve "Lash" Non Adjustable Valves

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?3724-Refreshing-the-engine-(rebuild-and-aftermath)
    It's a long read but with a lot of relevance to your situation.
    BTW, I searched "lifters".
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