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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...
  5. 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,...
  9. 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.
  20. 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:
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    Any and all spare parts will go with the van to the buyer.
    If the buyer doesn't want/need the parts and therefore doesn't want to deal with selling them,
    then I will keep them and post them for...
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    Bump and Update:

    On 4/18/2018 had the following work done by a local shop:

    Replaced missing ferule on EGR pipe which fixed the leak.

    Oil pan gasket replaced.

    All 4 fuel injector...
  29. 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...
  32. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    AD2101 did you get my P.M. about the 4x4 rim?
  33. Re: No Part Left Behind! (87 4x4 TV) (Phoenix, AZ)

    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...
  34. 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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    Spare tire/rim question

    I have a '87 4wd van, with the 4x4 aluminum wheels. My spare is not a Toyota rim AFAIK. It measures 16.5" and my aluminum 4x4 rims are 15". Running with Yokohama Supervan 356 195/75R14 tires.

    Can...
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    Re: Interior stuff

    I need the automatic shifter console (dark blue, almost looks black).
    I just got one from another seller but it is cracked on the left side where the parking brake
    comes out.

    So, on the rare...
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    Re: Interior stuff

    What kind of blue things do you have?
  38. Re: Free leftover Parts, just pay shipping $13.65 medium flat rate box USPS

    Your post is a bit confusing.

    Are all these parts no longer available?
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    Re: Replacement speedometer cable... what works?

    An easy alternative is to use a GPS unit.
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    Re: Engine bay prop hooks for sale

    That's nice and blingy!
    Any pics of that installed and holding up the seat?
  41. Re: What's the seal under the driver's seat that seals off the engine fumes called?

    Unless you want to be driving a mobile barbeque, stop driving that thing until you find the source of the fuel leak. Places to check are the fuel rail, injectors, fuel pressure regulator and fuel...
  42. Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    I copy/pasted this (my experience/post) from an older thread:

    I had the same problem back in 2008 when I bought my van. After replacing the ignition, neutral start safety switch, rebuilt starter,...
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    Sticky: Re: Basic Van knowledge for new owners

    I have had good luck with this battery as well.
    Napa Legend #7527 Group: 27
    1000 cranking amps
    810 cold cranking amps

    You will need some nylon straps to lower it in/pull it out of the battery...
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    Re: radiator caps

    Don't go cheap on cooling system parts, 'cuz it will come back to bite you.:doh:
  45. Re: Idle Air Control Valve and passing Smog Check

    Again, read this thread. The reason I linked to it is because it has pics and advice on how to remove it.

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/...ight=air+valve
  46. Re: Idle Air Control Valve and passing Smog Check

    Supposedly this part is NLA from Toyota.

    Sometimes they pop-up on eBay. Otherwise might be a junkyard quest item.

    < The smog parts locator wants $180 for a "reconditioned" IACV, which seems...
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    Re: Van Stilling Running a Little Hot

    This thread discusses a nice digital temp gauge mod/installation:
    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?5470-Temperature-Gauge-at-3-4&highlight=digital+temp+gauge
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    Re: 1987 van, another overheating thread. please help

    The thread below is recent and discusses the problem of a faulty temp sending unit, with the mod of adding a digital readout
    temp gauge:...
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    Re: Temperature Gauge at 3/4

    An easy way to mitigate the "heat bubble" effect is to roll down your front windows and prop open your driver's seat/engine bay lid. I've been doing this for years now, even after all the work on my...
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    Re: Intake boot, very good condition

    My van passed smog yesterday (Woo Hoo!), so I don't need the intake boot.

    Thanks!

    P.S. The smog guy went to the front of my van and said: "Can you pop the hood?":roflmao:
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