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    Re: Steering Gear Housing (gear box)

    Use the search function for "steering bevel gear".
    This is a Toyota recall issue. I had mine replaced by a Toyota dealership for free back in 2010 (IIRC).
    Hope this helps. Good luck!
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    Re: 1986 4WD Van Parts

    MonTex has not responded to my P.M.

    Has he responded to anyone else yet?
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    Re: Horrible overheating issue

    Sorry, also forgot to mention: Back in the day when I was having a terrible time trying to figure out where my coolant
    was going (similar problem to yours) my mechanic was doing the "hose of death"...
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    Re: Horrible overheating issue

    Check the hose that runs from your radiator to your overflow tank, it could be clogged with gunk preventing flow.

    Also check the metal tube that comes off the radiator coolant filler assembly. The...
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    Re: 1986 4WD Van Parts

    P.M. sent.
  6. Re: 1987 4wd automatic does not want to shift easily

    Use the search function and enter: "transmission kick-down cable".
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    Re: Radiator for 4WD

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?3145-Extra-engine-cooling&highlight=snorkel


    From the above link:
    I remember about 5 years ago when I bought my van I was looking at ...
  8. Re: Overheating in the TX Summer (no mods) should I worry?

    Yes to both questions. When I decided to address all the mechanical issues my van had, I also decided that I wasn't going to
    half-ass anything.

    These vans seem to have a very sensitive cooling...
  9. Re: 1986 2wd Coolant Leak Question (and general help)

    You should also have the radiator flushed and flow tested. If it's bad get the 3 row high efficiency re-core job.
    Back when I bought my my van in 2009ish, I had a bad radiator, leaking hose of...
  10. Re: Overheating in the TX Summer (no mods) should I worry?

    Way back when I bought my van, the radiator was in bad shape. I had it "re-cored" which turned out to be either a scam job or an extremely poorly done job. My van ultimately required a HG job, new...
  11. Re: Van ran fine, parked in garage and will no longer start

    Have you perused this thread?
    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?126-Click-No-Start-(Starter-Ignition-Switch-and-other-Culprits)

    In Post #45 TimsRV talks about adding a booster...
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    Sticky: Re: TVT & 4WD stickers

    JDM VANMAN,

    I'm interested in the Black/white lettering sticker.
    Is it the 4x4 $25 shipped?

    Also I want to know if it's a "reverse sticker"... Meaning, is it designed to be stuck on the...
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    Re: Is it the infamous hot soak......

    An idea I had a while back was to run a duct up the passenger side of the inner pillar next to/behind the passenger seat.
    Have a small fan inside the snorkel duct, add your timer with relay. The big...
  14. Re: 1988 manual 4wd le, central Florida ($4,000)

    Nice van Austin!
    I really like the Rhino-Liner bottom coverage. Nice contrast with the silver paint job.:thmbup:

    I just realized the Rhino-Liner conveniently takes care of the pesky (missing?) LE...
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    Re: Dash Temperature gauge low and loose

    You should only use the OEM Toyota thermostat.
    Here is an article on how to replace your thermostat. In addition to the library article
    you should read all 4 pages of the thread in order to...
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    Re: Problem after using Battery Tender

    I do the same as you with the Battery Tender.

    I haven't had any issues. My radio is fairly new though.
    Did you say your radio is the stock toy van radio?
    If so, maybe there is an internal...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    PrecisionDriven, congrats on your victory!

    Also, I didn't know that Rock Auto is a parts source for ECU's.
    Good to know!
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    While checking your fuel injectors, also check the fuel injector connectors.
    I was having intermittent hesitation, then only running on 3 cylinders. Turns out my injector connectors
    were all heat...
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    Re: Thermostat deletion questions

    Check this thread, post #13. It has a link to a nice digital temp gauge.

    This mod is on my wish list.

    http://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?2759-Cooling-system-Mods&p=16143#post16143
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    Re: Runs nice and cool without thermostat

    If your van has the original radiator, it might be time to do the high efficiency re-core or get a new one.

    After I bought my van, I found that the radiator was is really bad shape. Had a shop...
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    Re: Runs nice and cool without thermostat

    One thing to consider is that Toyota engineered the van's engine to run optimally/efficiently at a predetermined temp range.
    I did the electric cooling fan mod back in 2013? and during that process...
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    Re: How I fixed my broken horn

    Several years ago my '87 Toy pickup had this problem.

    A thread on one of the Toy Truck websites had a quick fix: Use a used .22 caliber shell.
    Just place it over the top of the horn contact...
  23. Re: Rust colored gunk in coolant reservoir- which way to turn?

    That leak looks like it's directly below your rear heater.
    You probably have a leaky coolant hose going to/from the rear heater assembly.

    When your van died and all the dash lights came on......
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    Re: Window Regulator Removal

    Did you mean "White Lithium grease"?
    Because that's what I use. Comes in a spray can from any automotive supply store.
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    Re: Steering Binding

    Use the search function for "Steering Bevel Gear Recall".

    You can go to any Toyota dealership and they can run your VIN# and tell you if your van
    needs the new bevel gear.
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    If the van still has the steering bevel gear you should call the Stealership, give them the vin#
    and have them lookup whether or not the steering bevel gear was replaced by the recall.

    If so,...
  27. Re: 1987-1989 4WD front end parts NOS OEM parts plus misc parts

    P.M. sent.
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    What's left?
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    Re: Van engine latch potentially broken

    You might try being like The Fonze and "Sit on it"... at the same time you're trying to click the latch.
    (Your weight on the seat might take some pressure off of the latch assembly.)

    Just an...
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    Re: Battery hold down brackets

    Thanks JDM!

    I'm gonna have to measure my battery. I think I have one of those big group 24 jobs.
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    Re: Battery hold down brackets

    Hmmm, I'm thinking dipping it a few times in that "Flex Seal" liquid rubber stuff might be the ticket.
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    Re: Battery hold downs bracket

    JDM VANMAN,

    Can you post a pic of the new hold-down doing it's thing on a battery?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    Check this thread for some links:

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?2800-Exterior-trim-pieces-and-clips&highlight=body+trim+clips
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    Re: Door rebuild - what to lube

    Definitely hit that rusty door lock assembly with white lithium grease.
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    P.M. sent.
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    Re: Radiator removal

    I've never done this butI found this step-by-step blog that might help:

    http://toyotarepair11.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-install-1986-toyota-van-radiator.html
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    Re: 2wd Auto trans park to reverse issue.

    I was having a similar issue when my auto trans was being rebuilt.
    Turned out that the idle was set too high. Lowered idle to factory spec and it smoothed it out
    right away.
  38. Re: Stolen again 2yrs later almost same day. 89 White Toyota Van

    Sigh...:dizzy:

    http://www.ravelco.com/
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    Re: Installing new headlights?

    Are those new screws stainless steel?

    As per others above I have had good luck using the small "needle nose" vicegrips
    in conjunction with PB Blaster. This method of course also works well on...
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    Re: Intermittent Power Loss

    Ok, thanks for the replies and info there Tim and JDM.:)
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    Re: Intermittent Power Loss

    Question about the ECU part #: For my 1987 4wd Automatic I have read that for California Vans the specific part# is 89661 - 28090.
    If I open up the driver's side pillar hatch behind the seat belt...
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    Re: Weight (GVW) and cargo weight capacity?

    Thanks for the apology/taking the high road.
    I apologize for my knee-jerk reaction. Maybe a symptom of my love/hate relationship with my van.

    So I guess my van is an altered cargo panel van with...
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    Re: Weight (GVW) and cargo weight capacity?

    Yes. And that fact/comment might lead me to be indifferent when the next request for donations comes along.
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    Re: Weight (GVW) and cargo weight capacity?

    Very cool, thanks!

    BTW, my vin code is 4YR34 and is not on the list...:cnfsd:
  45. Re: Tranny oil leaking at shift solenoid~discontinued part PLEASE HELP!

    Post a parts request in the wanted section.
    JDM VANMAN has been on a parts crusade lately and might be able to help you.
    And... He's in Seattle!:dance2:

    Good luck!
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    Re: Interior stuff

    P.M. sent.
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    Re: Interior stuff

    Yours is in much better shape than the one I have now.
    My blue one has that "chip" extending up that whole side.

    The console currently in my van is brown, so if I get yours I can sell the brown...
  48. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    AD2101 did you get my P.M. about the 4x4 rim?
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    Yeah, I'll take the "best one" you have. It doesn't have to be pretty, just serve as a spare tire rim.
    Just don't want any that might compromise the integrity of the tire.

    I'll P.M. you shipping...
  50. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    A little late to the party...
    If possible, I need a 4x4 rim to replace my spare.
    My current spare tire/wheel are not OEM.

    Thanks!
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