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    Re: Seat Belt questions

    And I hadn't checked your links, but they do look like a capable work around.
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    Re: Seat Belt questions

    My bad, forgot about those guys.
    You could probably make something work, but the factory ones are much more robust and I would hate to take a chance, given its purpose.

    A pick&pull would be your...
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    Re: Seat Belt questions

    If the vehicle already has the welded-in nuts, the best thing would be the proper bolt

    Seatbelt bolts are different threads so as to not get mixed up with regular bolts, that being said, they are...
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    Re: Trying to diagnose rear wiper troubles

    I have a rear hatch door that came off a JDM van, but an earlier version no doubt.

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    The motor assembly bolts to the door, and is comprised of 2 subassemblies, the electrical side with the...
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    Re: Trying to diagnose rear wiper troubles

    Not sure how similar your van is compared to the NA model, but maybe check this thread Rear wiper motor problems!Carbonized provided pictures that may well help. (post #15)

    You will need to check...
  6. Re: Help Need a workaround for an NLA Overdrive relay

    Realized after posting that my reply was unhelpful, as I misread the problem, then couldn't find the "delete post" button.

    Is there something special about that relay.

    If memory serves, the...
  7. Re: Help Need a workaround for an NLA Overdrive relay

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    Re: "Pop" noise when making sharp U Turn

    CV's would only be in play if you were in 4WD and I am assuming you wouldn't do that on dry pavement.

    There is nothing inherent to vans to create that particular situation that I know of.
    Without...
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    Re: Remanufactured brake master

    I haven't held a van master in some time, but I wouldn't worry about what your seeing there.

    That is only the casting you are looking at.
    The piston is the green thing behind the black circlip....
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    Re: no brakes at all

    Even if the rear wheel cylinders were seized it wouldn't create your current issue.
    I haven't used a vacuum gauge in years so can't advise there but there are ways to assess the integrity of the...
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    Re: no brakes at all

    Boosters are not a known problem area and I wouldn't go changing one unless I was damn sure mine was faulty (horrid job to do)

    Generally speaking, when a problem develops shortly after installing...
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    Re: no brakes at all

    "I replaced the master and front calipers about 6 months ago and they were working fine after bleeding a few times. Now, the peddle is very hard and they work badly."

    Are you saying the problem...
  13. Re: van doesn't start, with turn of key there's no cranking, clicking it's silent

    12.2V would be considered fully discharged, so probably start with a new battery and go from there.

    Out of curiosity, how did you "check" the fusible links?
    (A visual is not sufficient.)

    No...
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    Re: 1989 van wagon wiper linkage

    Its been my experience that when wipers go "out of sync" the linkages are usually still okay, the fact that it works sometimes would indicate the linkage is moving, even if the sockets are sloppy,...
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    Re: Exhaust leaking into car

    Sorry, I wasn't clear.
    Several threads on exhaust manifolds and their tendency to crack and leak, same for EGR system problems.
    The whole exhaust system needs to be sound.

    The hood is the thing...
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    Re: Exhaust leaking into car

    This is only a new problem for you, it has been covered in many threads, over the years, doing a search will answer all your questions.
    In the meantime, exhaust leaking into the cab can only happen...
  17. Re: Inconsistent Idle - Beck Arnley TPS Heads Up!

    PCV hose needs to be rated for both oil/fuel resistant and vacuum capable (reinforced).
    Heater hose is neither of those things and will cause problems.
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    Re: Removing rear shocks

    There is actually a special tool for that job.
    Its a socket that fits perfectly over the ovalish' bit above the threads.

    That said, a small pair of vice grips should prove worthy.
    Some (most?)...
  19. Re: 1989 4x4 LE Camper in Ashland, Oregon / Parts van?

    Might be worth getting a 2nd opinion on the terminal diagnosis.

    I say that simply because the cylinders are not "sleeved" as quoted and Toyota blocks are not known for cracking.

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  20. Re: Valve Stem Seals On Vehicle Replacement w/o removing the head

    I've done it (not on a van mind you, but the procedure is the same)

    Remove a spark plug and with the piston 1/2 way up, feed a nice (long) soft rope into the spark plug hole.
    Make sure you leave...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    85 van are 2WD only, as such they do not have a "front driveshaft", perhaps the front joint failed on the rear shaft??
    The only way I could imagine a pop top coming off at speed is if it wasn't...
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    I've never known a vacuum leak that could cause a low idle.
    Ahigh idle, sure, most of the time, but a big leak, that usually induces a stall.
    I've never known a big leak to create a low idle, that...
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    I know very little about the internal workings of an auto trans, but don't believe convertor failures are common, at least not on 80's technology.
    I would have thought that if the torque convertor...
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    Out of curiosity, how does it run outside of the idle issue, any stumbles or lack of power or bad mileage, noisy &/or smelly exhaust......

    Assuming that tune up stuff is all up to date (especially...
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    How long have you had it and how long has it been acting up?
    Have you done any standard maintenance (plugs, filters..., compression test.....) since you've owned it?
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    When you start the vehicle and the instrument pack does its self check, does the check engine light come on then?
    Maybe try inducing a code, just to make sure the management end of things is working.
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    Re: Idle rpm in gear too low

    Have you checked for stored codes?
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    Well, not bench bleeding the master prior to install will indeed save you like 5 or even 10 mins!

    But here's the rub.
    When a master is built (or rebuilt) there will be air trapped in the...
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    Re: Is front body panel removable?

    Not removable
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    The tool that Original quoted will do the job.
    I use an old skinny screwdriver (not a sharp edge on the thing) also have one with a bend in it.
    Slide between the fitting and the hose and gently...
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    Re: Clutch Replacement

    Try this thread:
    1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    Q) What are the 2 most expensive words in auto repair:

    A) "I'm guessing"
  33. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Theres a thread for that!

    Master is usually bench bled first, then once installed, gravity bleed the system, then proceed to standard practices (helper pushing pedal)
    If it hasn't been bled, it...
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    Re: Stock height measurements

    Stock height measurements are listed in the manual and are different depending on chassis (YR 31/ YR32)

    You wont find measurements to the wheel lip as there are too many variables, not the least...
  35. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Have you tried bleeding the slave?
    Did you replace any hydraulics?
  36. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Metric Bolt Head/Wrench Size

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    Bolt Diameter
    (mm)
    Head/Wrench Size
  37. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Well done.
    Dont have my manual handy, but IIRC, at the end of the manual their should be a section where the list bolt diameter and associated torque spec.
    That will get you close enough.
    One...
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    Out of curiosity where is the leak?
    "I noticed a puddle of coolant under my driver’s side right tire"
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    Re: Bad Coolant Leak + Overheating

    1st off there has to be about a hundred threads on cooling systems and various problems and trouble shooting exercises.
    2nd off, jumping in and changing parts is a great way to empty your wallet...
  40. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    The special tool is not required, just find a big socket that matches the diameter of the (outside) race, then just tap on the socket.
    Go slow and make sure it goes in straight.

    AVOID putting any...
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    Re: Steering Gear Housing (gear box)

    I do believe the 84/85 used steering box with centre link and idler arm, no bevel gear in play.

    Unless you are experiencing a leak (more than just seepage) &/or excessive play, I would likely...
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    I cannot imagine why anyone would want to do such a thing, perhaps I am missing something???
  43. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    No locktite
    If you torque fasteners to the proper spec, there is no need.
  44. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Yes, that is how seals go in, the "open" side faces what you're trying to hold back.
    Thought of another way, as the fluid/grease goes into the recess it increases pressure on part of the seal that...
  45. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    And don't sweat it, we were all Noob's once.
    The only stupid question is the one not asked.
    It's always easier to correct things before hand.

    Speaking of which, after you finally get that damned...
  46. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual wonÂ’t go into gear.

    Actually, I'm glad you brought it up as this is the PERFECT time to action the HoD, so much room in there now, you'll probably inly bust 2 knuckles instead 10 :)
    Not sure if the factory hoses...
  47. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    It has to be a tight fit or it will just squeeze out.
    If you mic the tip of the input shaft you'll know what size you need.

    In a pinch you could try a wrap of tape, I'd lean towards something...
  48. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    Still cant picture it
    Is it in this picture?





    10708

    Sorry, pic wont cooperate :(
  49. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual wonÂ’t go into gear.

    I probably mis-read that sentence, but just in case, never-seize doesn't go on mating surfaces, only on the bolt threads.
    I have on occasion been known to put a little under the head, depending on...
  50. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual wonÂ’t go into gear.

    Can't really speak to the trans mount as I am only familiar with the 4WD version, that said I looked at your pic and RA and it would appear that the 2WD mounts are like mini engine mounts.
    It should...
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