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    Re: Destroyed my front axle!!

    I ended up switching the whole assembely for the one in my other van. it needs an engine rebuild and new set of hubs. lt works great now. I took the old one apart and found that the gear on the end...
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    Re: Destroyed my front axle!!

    i had a similar thing happen recently. I was driving home in 4wd one snowy day last spring , when all of a sudden, there was a BOOM from the front. As I pulled over, there was huge cloud of smoke as...
  3. Re: What oil pressure with Newly Rebuilt 4y engine

    Maybe this is a silly question, but do you just hook a gauge in place of the sending unit? I have a van which i replaced the head gasket. It didn't run when I got it so I didn't get to see what the...
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    Re: Headgasket choices

    I just installed one of the fel pro head gaskets on my 89. the old gasket failed at the very back beneath the hose of death. What was left of the old gasket was clearly after market. Definitely a...
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    Re: The Fan Shroud Thread

    after replacing the head gasket on the 87 I put it back together and still ran hot. then I had the radiator cleaned at Parker repair Livingston Montana. put it all back together and drove about 20...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    i got my custom built drive line a month and a half ago and I put it on my 89. went on a 6500 mile trip which included some four wheeling. It performed like a champ.way stouter than my...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    Just heard back from my drive train shop. They said the yoke was too damaged to rebuild. It was pretty beat up. He quoted 360 for a new one with serviceable bearings. Im thinking I will have him do...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    my local guy looked at the drive line. He said that he had done a few of these over the years. Has not got any call backs about them. problem is, the yoke got damaged. most likely not fixable. I am...
  9. Re: Christmas dash after installing new alternator

    I had the same problem after I put in a new alternator. Turns out the electrical socket wasn't fully engaged in its plug. I almost took the whole thing apart for no reason. Has been fine since.
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    I just got off the phone with powertrain industries, and they said 375. thats more than the van cost me in the first place. There is a shop here that seems to think they can replace the original...
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    Re: This was my thermostat!!

    on this engine you have to have at least the outer ring of the t-stat to attach the O-ring. otherwise water, water everywhere. I have seen people drill 1/8" holes on the flange to allow some coolant...
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    Re: Wheel noise?

    Your right about the u joints. I went to move it last night and it did the same thing. I pulled up on to a curb, so I could see whats up. Sure enough the rear joint is trashed. I remember checking it...
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    Re: Wheel noise?

    I think I am in the same boat. I have a, new to me, 87 manual with the dreaded auto hub set up. after a top end rebuild, I took her on her maiden voyage. aside from the air bubble in the cooling...
  14. Re: Key stuck in ignition

    Interesting. I have a problem which is kinda opposite but the same. When I bought this van , the PO told me not to take the key out of the ignition. Apparently she had to walk many miles out of the...
  15. Re: Custom Kitchen / Storage insert for Toyota van

    I had one of my vans stolen last summer. We were downtown checking out some music. Went out for a smoke break to discover our van was gone. The police thought I was drunk or something. It took a fair...
  16. Re: Google Notice - "Dangerous" site warning for TVT.com

    I have been having the same issues. It's a conspiracy to keep old vehicles off the road and sell you a shiny new american POS. just kidding but, I am seeing a trend of information suppression. Im...
  17. Re: Custom Kitchen / Storage insert for Toyota van

    That thing is really cool. The only problem I see is engine access. how hard is it to move this thing to open the hatch? I am in the process of designing a modular camper unit, and I am thinking...
  18. Re: WHICH CLUTCH CLUTCHES BEST ?? AND A FEW OTHER QUESTIONS...

    Yeah, I have used ASIN clutches before. I put one in an 83 toyota 4wd pick up once. It performed fine for the entire life of the truck. rock auto has it for 104$, which seemed like a good price. I'll...
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    Re: PARTING OUT: 1989 4x4 TV

    How much for the hitch and the rear mud flaps? all three of my vans are missing them. I used old licence plates on one and then got pulled over in Washington for misuse of licence plates. One still...
  20. WHICH 4WD CLUTCH CLUTCHES BEST ?? AND A FEW OTHER QUESTIONS...

    I just scored an 89 4WD 5 speed W/ manual hubs. We have had snow on most of the roads ever since I got it, so I have had the hubs locked pretty much all the time. I use 4wd almost daily. I have...
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    Re: Replacement Exhaust for 87 4x4

    I recently put a bolt on muffler from orileys on to my 2wd. we bolted all the pieces together in the position it needed to be. Then we carefully unbolted the hangers and the manifold connections. Put...
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    Re: Safest Tire Chains/Size?

    I put cable chains on my 2wd and one broke, promptly wrapping itself around the driveshaft.Took me a good 1/2 hour in -20 deg weather to untwangle it. I then put good snow tires on it and it goes...
  23. Re: Power steering shield...save the alternator

    seems like I saw a post on repairing/ re fabricating the hose posted by Tim. I have made a couple of different modifications over the years to prevent alternator failure. Someone told me they used to...
  24. Re: Coolant level dropping, but not showing on pressure test?

    I have a similar problem in my 89. seems to loose coolant after filling up reservoir. it only seems to loose enough to turn on the radiator light. it hasnt over heated at all and it seems to stay at...
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    Re: 4wd ball joints

    Yeah the PO said the ball joints were bad also. I plan on changing them out before I go for an alignment. At that point I will see what the shop says. The place I go to, I have done business with for...
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    Re: 4wd ball joints

    Has anyone found a source for the ball joints yet? I just got an 89 for 200 bucks. runs great, but the PO had the alignment shop look at it and they quoted him around 800 for the job. He decided to...
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    Air Conditioning System, Complete

    I have an 87 4WD air cond set up. Complete. just dont need it. compressor made noise. make offer. trades considered. good block, head etc.:redvan::yellowvan::greenvan:
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    Air Conditioning System, Complete

    I have an air conditioning system from an 87 4WD. when I got the van, the head gasket was blown. I got it started to verify that was the issue and noticed the compressor made a squealing noise. I...
  29. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    as of october 2016 site isnt available, :pissed:
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