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    Re: Cooling system Mods

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    Just wanted to share my experience with this process. I chose to go with the dorman y 5/8 47238hp. I think this will provide better flow than the standard T and create less turbulence in the...
  2. Thread: Various parts

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    Re: Various parts

    Thanks JDM. It's not the retracting part, it's the stopping part. They will not hold the person in the seat in the case of a crash. I think I found some new ones on Toyotapartsdeal which I may order...
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    Re: Various parts

    I'm looking for a pair of working seatbelts if you have them. Thanks!
  4. Re: Installing Aftermarket Gauges — Tachometer, Engine Temp, Tranny Temp, Oil Pressur

    Just want to post a thank you and share my picture of my tachometer. This tachometer was installed by a previous owner before I bought the van. I thought it would be difficult to get this working but...
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    Re: Cooling system Mods

    Thanks Tim, that's useful knowledge. Did you notice an improvement? I was heading up the sierras in 80-85 degree weather and my temp started to climb to around 192-194. This is after I did the head...
  6. Re: Heater core no coolant circulation, but not plugged

    If the rear heater core is clogged, could that affect heat in the front? I removed the controls for the back and I've flushed the front heater core and I still get pretty weak heat. I know they are...
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    Re: Cooling system Mods

    Hi Tim, what type of metal did you use for this scoop? I don't know a lot about the various metals out there. Is this something I can purchase at Lowe's? Do you need special tools to bend it or...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    I didn't buy new shocks for the van. I will go ahead and order that mr gasket cushion.
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Thanks for info outlaw. I just received my Moog CC841 from RockAuto on clearance. I have a 1985 2wd cargo van. I'll take pictures along the way and post results.

    My original? pads for the shocks...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    I didn't know what exactly those posts were referring to. Whether it was a 4wd with 2wd torsion bars or what. I have an 84 cargo van 2wd with springs in the back. Going to order the same springs you...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Does the Ford Aerostar spring conversion work on 2wd models?
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    Re: 1985 Toyota van parts and manual

    Do you have the shifter console?
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    Re: Alternator woes

    Oh no! Is Denso the only direct replacement without modification? I see summit has some for 96 plus 30 core. That's pretty steep. They do have coupons from time to time.
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    Re: Rear Coil Springs

    I've seen it before but can't find it through search but would love if someone has used other springs and cut them down to fit, a la custom job. I thought I heard maybe Ford Windstar had the same...
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    Re: Rear Coil Springs

    This thread is a little old and now the OEM springs are now NLA. Anyone have any ideas for what springs I can use for my 85 2wd van? I see a lot of talk about 4wd but this was one of the only posts...
  16. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Got the van back yesterday. Drove home, no overheating. Head gasket that was used was Toyota, all other gaskets came from a fel pro kit. Mechanic said nothing about fitment issues with the fel pro...
  17. Thread: Overheating

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    Re: Overheating

    Just wanted to update this thread and say that it seems the head gasket was the issue. Although not detectable in one of those test your head kits from Amazon with the fluid, test at the shop for...
  18. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    It's open!! Sent the injectors to doc injectors out of sacramento. Owner said his son has a toyota van so I think it's in good hands. Replacing all the gaskets besides the head gasket with Fel pro...
  19. Re: Free battery cover for toyota vanwagon, just pay shipping

    No longer available.
  20. Re: Hitch for Toyota Vanwagon, Original, $100 - SF Bay Area

    SOLD, thanks!
  21. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Bought the Fel-Pro gasket set. I took your advice and ordered the OEM head gasket to use. I'll use the fel pro gaskets for everything else and save the Fel-Pro head gasket for later use if necessary....
  22. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Well, crap. Toyotapartsdeal.com voided my order for the gasket set that showed available on the website. Next best gasket kit? Fel pro?
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    Re: Replacement head bolts / studs?

    . Do you have a part number for the 3 little ones? Why not replace those if you're replacing the big ones? Did a few searches on the toyota parts website but couldn't find it.
    Thanks as always for...
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    Re: Replacement head bolts / studs?

    Toyota is saying ten head bolts are needed for the engine. Is that correct? About to place an order and I want to make sure I'm ordering the correct amount. 3y if it matters.
  25. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Thanks Tim for the info. I have one question before ordering the valve grind gasket set. I have a 3y and as mentioned earlier in this thread the part number for that is 04112-73054. When searching...
  26. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Do people recommend getting the timing chain replaced when doing the head gasket? van has 205k miles, timing chain may be original. If so, is after market ok for this?
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    Re: Throttle Position Sensor, TPS, Canada

    I'm having a shop perform a head gasket job and I read posts that recommend replacing the TPS. I can't find any OEM TPS. Any tips on where I can locate one or a brand I can use in its place?
  28. Thread: Overheating

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    Re: Overheating

    Had the shop pressurize the cooling system and inspect for leaks and then do a hydrocarbon test. They said it's 100% accurate. No coolants leaks but found hydrocarbons in the coolant of about 100...
  29. Thread: Overheating

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    Re: Overheating

    I think this could be what I'm experiencing. I can drive it around town fine, it idles ok and will only get up to 181 if I just let it sit there and run. I've replaced the fan clutch, water pump,...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    Thanks Gwen, I wonder if that could cause an overheating issue if I used both and the paper one deteriorated (the housing one). There wasn’t really a leak though. Hmm, ok good to know. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    So, my van overheated. Blew the radiator hose off near where the lower radiator hose goes into the radiator. Going through the checks to see if it is something besides the headgasket. New thermostat,...
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    Re: Lifting leaf springs?

    Thanks MTN_Van for the product links. I'm looking to lift the back end a bit because it's starting to sag with the weight in the back from my camper build out. Does anyone have any more detailed...
  33. Free battery cover for toyota vanwagon, just pay shipping

    pick up for free in Benicia, CA or pay for shipping.
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  34. Hitch for Toyota Vanwagon, Original, $100 - SF Bay Area

    Hard to find hitch for our old toyota vanwagons. Pick up is in Vallejo or Benicia, CA. $100

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    Re: intermittent spongy brakes

    I wanted to update this post with the fix that helped me. Auto shop quoted for me for a bad brake booster but I went ahead with the advice on another thread about changing the master brake cylinder...
  36. Re: Low Oil Light on When Starting Then Disappears

    I think I will do what you said and go back to the filters I was using before. It's not only the fact the oil light stays on a little longer than usual when starting but the engine shakes a little...
  37. Low Oil Light on When Starting Then Disappears

    I recently changed my oil and went with a new K and N filter. I know a lot use the genuine Toyota filters but I haven’t had any issues with aftermarket filters. What happens is that when I start my...
  38. Re: 1984 Toyota Van LE Part Out 5-Speed (SF Bay Area)

    Hey Guys/Gals,
    Sorry for the lack of response. Someone contacted me for parts and in exchange for the van, they said they would fix my transmission and a few other problems on my other van. There...
  39. 1984 Toyota Van LE Part Out 5-Speed (SF Bay Area)

    Bought this van and thought I may put more energy into it but a faulty fuel pump/filter, clutch slave cylinder and master brake cylinder means that I'm just going to part it out.Only part not...
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    Re: G53 [2WD manual] Transmission replacement

    OK, so I'm getting ready to commit to switching out transmissions. I bought an 84 LE and I'm going to swap it from the LE to my 85. I've read the post and I know there are alignment marks on the...
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    Re: check engine light no codes

    Replaced the ECU that was in the van (nice and clean) to one that I bought off ebay that "looked" in worse condition. I guess don't judge a book by its cover, the ECU bought off eBay made the check...
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    Re: Power steering system noise?

    Wahoo!

    So I flushed the system using the hoses that connect to the reservoir. I'm not sure if I was able to get everything out but I got more out than just cleaning the reservoir. It was messy and...
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    Re: Power steering system noise?

    I'm about to finish this task of cleaning out the screen and I will post the results here when I'm done. I had one question in the meantime. Instead of using the rack that's brittle near the radiator...
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    Re: check engine light no codes

    So, I checked the ECU part number and it matched with the ECU diagnostic post that’s on here.

    89561-28010

    1984 Toyota LE 5 speed , 3y
    JT3YR26V2E5014052

    Just bought a replacement...
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    Re: check engine light no codes

    So, bought this new van and going through all the issues. Just replaced the alternator. Also, fixing the squealing power steering pump by cleaning the filter.

    Anyways, I was told that the PO to...
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    Re: 5 speed 1984 Toyota Van Wagon LE in bay area

    I emailed you. Message me if you didn't receive it.
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    Re: 1985 Toyota Van for parts. 2WD. $271

    any interest in selling just the transmission?
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    Sticky: Re: Places to NOT buy parts from!

    I was contacted by someone through posting a wanted ad on row52/pick n pull site. He showed pictures of the van and didn't seem very scammy but he was. He was asking for a money order. He even...
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    Re: Alternator woes

    So, just to add a note. The most expensive part is not always the best part. That's what I'm learning. The powerselect definitely didn't fit correctly and the Denso fit perfectly. I would recommend...
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    Re: Replacing the Muffler

    What's the best option to replace an muffler these days? The walker ones I can't seem to find in stock for my 1985 van. Is it best to just go to a muffler shop and have them weld a basic one on?
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