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    Re: The hose of death thread

    So what exactly would need to be done to do this job; removing the valve cover and the intake? Haven't done any engine disassembly before and i know the labor from a shop would eat me alive. :cnfsd:
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    Re: The hose of death thread

    Sorry my images didn't work for some reason, but yes, there was coolant boiling off my transmission bell housing when it blew. Which one? I dunno as of now, but I am seeking thru the website to get...
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    Something Blew!

    Hoo boy...
    I imagine only in the darkest corner of my mind now that a Hose of Death has blew but reading through the many posts in this thread and the symptoms I had when my Van decided to dump...
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Haven't been up-to-date here but I got accepted into an automotive technical school recently, I'll see if I can bring my Van into the shop tomorrow and finally figure out the dang wheel cylinder...
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Ah life has been so busy these past months, now I finally have some time to kill and some wheel cylinders to rebuild! Cant remember which cylinder went to which side but the exterior boot (see...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Replacement (Van Wagon)

    Replying to what Burntboot meant, heres a proper thread for the steering wheel removal:
    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?4602-How-I-fixed-my-broken-horn&highlight=horn
  7. Thread: Starter Woes

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    Re: Starter Woes

    Getting the van towed today this morning to the fella that installed it since its still under the warranty, I'll keep posted if anything comes up :lol:
  8. Thread: towing

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    Re: towing

    I see, well that's good to know. Thanks for clearing up some confusion tim!! :D I was really sold that the hooks on the back at least were for recovery, what about the front ones though? (The eyehole...
  9. Thread: towing

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    Re: towing

    Nice hitch! I can't help but ask about how part of it mounts to the recovery hooks on the back, is that hmm hard to describe, alright in a way? Or is the recovery hook mounts just there to hold it?...
  10. Thread: Starter Woes

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    Starter Woes

    I couldn't find an exact thread with the same starter symptoms my van has been giving me for the past 2 months up until last night, so I'll do my best to explain it:

    Last night I went to move my...
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Quick Update:

    As of my recollection of maintenance records and parts, turns out the NEW cylinders (or something related to the rear drums) are leaking, as were the old ones previously. Taking it...
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Whew, guess putting off the cylinders has finally caught up to me!
    Both sides' cylinders are leaking now, brake fluid and system definitely need servicing, and my front right inner brake pad nearly...
  13. Thread: Engine Porn

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    Re: Engine Porn

    Woah! Now that is something you don't see everyday! :thmbup: Jealous!!!
  14. Thread: Engine Porn

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    Re: Engine Porn

    Wowza!!! :joy:That thing is sparkling pretty much, nice job! Also about the forklift engine thing, I read recently that these vans had a forklift engine in them, I would've never thought the parts...
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    Re: Broken steering shaft

    Yeouch! That's a bummer, wonder how that was broken. I believe that is called the Steering Bevel Gear Assembly, part numbers depend if you do or don't have power steering; someone else should be able...
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    Re: Blower Motor Diagnosing

    Didn't know we had Archives. That sounds very useful too!!! :thmbup::dance2::silvervan:
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    Re: Blower Motor Diagnosing

    Thanks Burntboot, I'm still adjusting to the forums so I forget theres a magical box I put my answers into and voila! :thmbup:
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    Blower Motor Diagnosing

    So, since I've bought my van off of the original owner, I've noticed my fan doesn't work at LOW, but works like a charm at every other speed.

    Out of boredom I was watching a video [Link Here, it...
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    Re: 4 Lug Tire Transfer Question

    Finally got around to going to Discount Tire to see if their input for a hub centric ring would work, the tech said it didn't need one and whacked the old one out as it was only for road vibrations...
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    Re: 4 Lug Tire Transfer Question

    Thanks Cali, I will have a tire shop get me their finest hubcentric ring for my spare! :thmbup::silvervan:
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    Re: 4 Lug Tire Transfer Question

    If you can see from the picture I took, it's the shiny metal ring inside the rim that I'm talking about, whatever it may be called, I dont know the technical term for it. I need one of these that...
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    Re: 4 Lug Tire Transfer Question

    Finally got the tire, I'll take a picture of what I mean tomorrow if I have no major work schedule! :thmbup::silvervan:
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    4 Lug Tire Transfer Question

    Today a buddy of mine who owns a very junky Suzuki (can't remember the model name, Firenza/Forenza maybe?) said he was going to scrap it by the end of December or next year and offered me the wheels...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Shenanigans

    Haven't had time to check since this thing gets used everyday. Issues are still persisting but I've noticed toying around with the controls and what still needs to be done/checked:

    The Hi-beam...
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    Re: Steering Wheel Shenanigans

    Nope, removed it today (Fell apart inside the steering column but its just sitting at the bottom of the column shroud) and also conveniently lost the rubber cap to the OBD Port too (landed on a shelf...
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    Steering Wheel Shenanigans

    So, yesterday I took it into my own hands to attempt at fixing the horn contacts in the steering wheel/column and boy I believe I have the power of King Midas as King Mess-up because for some reason...
  27. Thread: A few questions

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    Re: A few questions

    Hmm, I would love to try this on my '89 TV (Yes I know i have no business here on the Previa sections for the time being) but if it does fail my TV will be out of action to find a replacement be it...
  28. Thread: Washer issues

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    Re: Washer issues

    Also having an issue with my washer, most likely dirt got into the system since mine never had a cap on the tank in a long, long time, and being it came from the high desert probably years of dust...
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    Re: How I fixed my broken horn

    So, with some time on my hands finally I decided to give this a shot since JDM had confirmed my intermittent horn issue. Down to the "yank the darn steering wheel off" step; I ain't the strongest man...
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    Re: 89 2wd van, codes 2 - 5 and 6

    Ello, hope you don't mind me necromancing one of these ol' threads but I got around to checking the OBD1 on my van [also an 89 2wd] (very interesting process compared to nowadays OBD2) and shes...
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Pulled the trigger on getting a rebuild kit. Let's see how this goes. (5$ for a kit, sheesh!) :whistle:
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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Thanks JDM VANMAN, will be seeing which Toyota site has 'em cheapest. Also Burnboot thanks for your input too. Always trusted OEM since I got this thing running 'cause its never let me down since!...
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    Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    So, after pain-stakingly changing both drum brake shoes for the first time in my life ever today I encountered a leaking Wheel Cylinder, passenger side, that appears to be leaking from the right...
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    Re: Removing the Air Filter

    Huh, well good to know in advance that a K&N filter won't fit. Thanks for that little bit of info, originalkwyjibo. :thmbup:
  35. Thread: front end noise

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    Re: front end noise

    Ain't got no business with Previas at all, but my Saturn does the same thing. Have you checked your splash guards in the wheel wells for any signs of rubbing? Sounds eerily familiar. Might be that or...
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    Re: Removing the Air Filter

    Jeez, you guys were NOT kidding when you said the air filter was a P.I.T.A. Considering it was also my first time doing the air filter on any of vehicle, it took me a total of 2 days to do it, and a...
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    Re: Cornering Lamp Removal

    Yes, the ones mounted on the outside of the headlamps. Still confused by "they come out forwards at about 60 degrees from a line pointing forwards." though, I'm not sure I get what you mean by that....
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    Cornering Lamp Removal

    Gonna be replacing these as they've been broken for quite a while (long enough for a broken piece of plastic to be worn smooth from the weather kind of long) So, I got the two screws off, gave it...
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    Re: Van Starting Emergency!

    Ah, that sounds more like it. Was very worried something like the head gasket was affected because of the same symptoms of white smoke out the tailpipe. Well, relieving to know it wasn't that but...
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    Re: Van Starting Emergency!

    Well today I attempted starting it and it fired right up like nothing happened. Ran and drove around town like a top... resolved I suppose? :cnfsd: :?:
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    Van Starting Emergency!

    So today this morning I tried to start my van but to no avail; when I turned the key to start it would click and nothing happened. At 4:22 PM though, i tried to start it again and the following...
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    Re: Intermittent Horn

    Thanks for the guidance! Will analyze the info there to see if I can also fix my intermittent horn issue.
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    Intermittent Horn

    Basically, during a small driving session I.E. to the gas station & back, if I use the horn once, it will not work again for the drive to or fro for some unknown reason... If it even decides to work...
  44. Thread: Cabin Air Filter

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    Re: Cabin Air Filter

    Don't think vans have a cabin filter. Was driving once and a leaf flew into my farthest right passenger's vent. Had to use a pen to break it up with the fan on full blast to get it out :whistle:
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    Sticky: Re: Basic Van knowledge for new owners

    Old thread but I haven't seen an in-depth diagram for doing your spare tire for vans fitted with leaf springs (4x4 vans and vans fitted with coil springs are unknown to me but may follow different...
  46. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Will do.
  47. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    In addition, do you also know the part numbers for door locks for the sliding door exterior and the rear door? The sliding door is busted (everytime I shut the sliding door, the whole assembly pops...
  48. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Yep, thats it! Thanks. You guys know everything! :thmbup:
  49. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Curious if anyone knows the number for the shroud around the door lock on the interior (see picture) as my van seems to have that missing. Passenger's side preferred but if they're interchangeable...
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