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    Re: The Cooling System Troubleshooting thread

    Doh! True story!!! I take mine for granted because my van came with it intact. It does play a big role in putting the air where it needs to be.

    Good catch!:thmbup:
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    Re: The Cooling System Troubleshooting thread

    So here is what I have found, at least for me, to be an accurate list of cooling system overhaul. Total cost on my end was about $180.00 to go through the entire system and repair/ replace things as...
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    Re: 5 spd shift points

    I hae no tach, but I am guessing around 52-5400... You can wind the thing up pretty high. It basically runs like any other 5 speed truck or 4runner I have had with the little 22re in it. Almost a...
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    Re: Dash Temperature gauge low and loose

    I'm running the Aisin t-stat with the same results the Toyota one had... Aisin is fine.
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    Re: So how slow is everyones van?

    Wow, I really thought the diesels did better than that.

    My 87, 5 speed, 4wd with a 4ye gas engine gets 22 mpg consistently with mixed driving. That's with 27" tires and a not so light foot. Up...
  6. Re: What are hard to find parts worth getting at pull yard?

    The whole van.
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    OK then... study the diagram below:

    9394

    Pretty much explains it in basic terms. Just be safe... I may joke around and have a really off sense of humor, but I wouldn't ever joke about this.
    ...
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    Look Suzu, I mean this in the nicest way possible... maybe it's better off for you to take your van to a mechanic? If your struggling this much to find the safest way to lift your van and stabilize...
  9. Re: 89 4WD. A45DF reverse doesn't work when warmed up

    If you haven't ever rebuilt an auto trans, I would just replace. More than likely the valve body is toast or is getting there.

    If it was a manual, I'd say go for it... but an auto tranny is...
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    This. I lift mine there pretty much every time. I put the jackstands there, or where Carbonized has his jack (on both sides of the van. Just make sure you use some fairly heavy duty (3 or 4 ton)...
  11. Re: 4wd Radiator (Manual Trans) - Bay area for sale or trade

    :thmbup:

    Glad it went to a good home!
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    Re: Replacing cable that controls cabin temp

    You won't find that part, it's been discontinued and no longer available for a decade or two. Most will try and lube it whilst the dash is apart to access the spider and cables. It's a miinimal...
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    Re: Brake Light on dash coming on / staying on

    And it was full? The fluid reservoir gets pretty dirty over time, becomes hard to tell if it's low or not. Best way is to pull the little strainer out and eyeball it. It's either that or your...
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    Re: 5 spd shift points

    I drive mine like I stole it...

    On hills I will wrap that little 4ye up to the limit... 55-60 in 3rd gear. 4th and 5th for the long flats. I hit 50 in 2nd at times...

    I really want a turbo,...
  15. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    Yes. All Terrains or Mud Terrains...

    General Grabbers, BF Goodrich AT's, Thronchickens and etc...

    Bald Tires get the best mpg.
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    Re: Brake Light on dash coming on / staying on

    Add brake fluid to the brake fluid reservoir.

    It's to the left of the steering wheel, can see it when the door is open.
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    Re: Hard to put stick into 1st gear

    Did you crawl under and check the shift linkage on the trans? Maybe pop the center console up and see if theres an obstruction?

    Just spit balling.

    These vans have a cable linkage between the...
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    Re: Parting out 87 Van

    Got your pm, I will pass for now. Thanks.
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    :rol:
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    Re: 1988 4x4 Toyota Vanwagon

    So whatever happened to this van? Guy hasn't been on here in 7 months or so... guessing it sold local.
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    I was going through the whole thing after it sat for a coupl years and pulled it in the garage. I already had the entire dash ripped apart and it made it far easier, I know that much. Looking at...
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    Re: Radiator for 4WD

    I am gonna try it... A vinegar soak for a couple days and see if I can't make this thing flow better. I have pretty much tackled everything else involved in the cooling system, save that.

    Worse...
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    Re: Radiator for 4WD

    Uhm... Hey guys. Anyone want to explore this one more?

    https://www.northernfactory.com/AUTOMOTIVE_-_LIGHT_TRUCK/TOYOTA/VAN_-_WAGON/1987

    Says they make one for our 4wd vans.

    Meh, never mind....
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    Re: clutch master and slave cylinders

    :rol:

    You'll know why when you do it man... it's a tight spot. At the bare minimum you will have t take out the gauge cluster and the surround to access it more easily. Theres air ducting to...
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    Re: Parting out 87 Van

    If you have the cornering lens drivers side in good shape I might be interested!

    Just pm me and let me know how much. :)
  26. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    Gotta love them diesels... :dance2:
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    Re: Does this fuel pump sound sick?

    Hard to hear in the vid still, but I know this... mine just purrs along without any hiccups to it. From the sound of yours (best I could tell anyways) it seems to be a bit hesitant and more noisy...
  28. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    I have had mine on the road full time since April. I have been averaging about 20 around town and 22-23 on longer trips. That's all mountain passes and hills. Heck even includes trips where I have...
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    Re: Dash Temperature gauge low and loose

    Short trips would be fine... more than likely the t-stat failed open causing constant recirculation of the coolant, which will make it run cooler obviously. Replace with the oem TOYOTA t-stat. Can be...
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    Re: Destroyed my front axle!!

    If the teeth aren't chipped or broken, and all you had was some lathe work from the pinion on your carrier... sure. If everything is ok, then replace the seal, put a new pinion nut on and PROPERLY...
  31. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    I don't have a cat, and mine throws no codes. O2 Sensor was upstream of it anyways on my 87
  32. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    Could also be worth crawling under and taking a gander for a leak. My 92 Pickup with a 22re made the same racket when I had a leak in the exhaust. I didn't see you already replaced the cat/
  33. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    There re o-rinngs that fit under the "spark plug tubes", that are more than likely leaking. This lets oil creep down into the tubes.

    It won't cause the exhaust studder. I second the Catalytic...
  34. Thread: Various parts

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    Re: Various parts

    I got it JDM, delete all these irrelevent posts from your sale thread.

    I am sending him one!

    :thmbup:
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    Re: Various parts

    If JDM doesn't have one, I might... but it's for a Cargo.
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    Re: Various parts

    How much for a set of windshield trim?
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    Re: Destroyed my front axle!!

    Lesson in all this....

    Don't have a Van with a front third in Montana. They gettin all tore up in here!!! "Hide yo kids, Hide yo wife!"
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    Re: Timing 25 degrees is that even possible

    I'm gonna make a guess that he didn't short the test terminal... without the test plug shorted it will happily run at about 25* btdc.
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    Re: Tires for the stock rims on 4WD Van.

    Sounds like a cool scheme on the paint! Will look forward to seeing it! We all spend money in different ways I suppose, that just seemed like alot per tire, considering the alternatives out there. I...
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    Re: Tires for the stock rims on 4WD Van.

    The cheapest I found that tire was at Walmart for $238? EACH? Am I reading that right? WTF? Grabber At's are like $120. And, they are smaller than the stock 205/75/R14.

    Unless I am looking at the...
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    Re: Recommended Head Replacement

    Did you replace the cam by chance? Or did you run the original?

    Got a pic of the bottom surface? :)>:
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    Re: 1987 Tail light wire harness *help*

    Sorry about that, forgot about this!!!

    Anyways, the pickup trucks set isnt a sealed unit and the bulb sockets are completey different unfortunately.

    HOWEVER, these look like they might be...
  43. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Best way to determine if damaged is to pull and inspect. However in my experience, ALL CV axles on every Toyota I have owned have had some play between the diff and the hub to some degree. Even the...
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    Re: 1987 Tail light wire harness *help*

    I have a set of older toy pickup tail lights and a spare van tail light. I'll see if the sockets interchange. Not home at the moment, but will be later today. I'm guessing its a direct fit though as...
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    Re: 4x4 not working

    Yah, I guess I should reload them at some point. I actually have a few more write up's in word format that I need to drop in the forums... hadn't gotten to it yet though. :thmbup:
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    Re: 4x4 not working

    THIS^^^^^

    Stick with the Aisins. You can score them off Amazon or E-bay relatively reasonable.
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    Re: seat / hood holder latch

    This actually happened to me... I was so proud to have an "unbroken" one too, until it snapped and hit me in the back of my noggin. Lots of sware words ensued. And I spilled my coffee. Not cool....
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    Re: Charging Air Conditioning System

    OK, Update time.

    Replaced the fan clutch (That was fun). I'm not a tiny guy at 6'1 and fat fingers, so it was like the monkey and the football of course. :lol: Anyways, that SIGNIFICANTLY...
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    Re: Charging Air Conditioning System

    So I got the kit today... comes with 3 cans of r134a replacement with dye (says it can be used in R12 OR R134a system). Also comes with a can of proseal, in case of a leak I am assuming. And 2 cans...
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    Re: AT OIL TEMP ON 1987 TOYOTA VAN

    You are experiencing the "christmas tree" dash.

    Prolly nothing to do with AT temp and everything to do with your charging system. More than likely the Alternator or one of the fusible links......
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