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StAndrew 05-29-2010 05:39 PM

1st Gen. "DIY" and "How To" Thread: Compiled list of helpful links
 
Ive been saving these links to a .txt file for future reference. Its been growing and i figured I might as well share. If anyone has a link they want to share, Ill include it in this post. All (most) of these links helped me one way or another.



Part Stores/websites:



http://www.4wheelparts.com/
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/
http://jsimotorsports.com/index.php/
http://toyotapartszone.com/
http://www.trdparts4u.com/scripts/default.asp



STEERING/SUSPENSION:



Aftermarket Wheel Fit Guide:
http://web.archive.org/web/200810072..._Wheel_Fitment

Beginner's guide to lifting your truck:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=137

FAQ for Lift (compiled list of help threads, etc...:
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum...ad.php?t=94262

Suspension Front and Back:
http://www.bajataco.com/Suspension.html

Suspension Lift Install:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/55486-1st-gen-suspension-install.html

Bilstein 5100 Install Thread:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ll-thread.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...g-install.html - 5100 Adjust-how-to

Write up on all around suspension lift on the cheap:
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/projects/blackbean/ome/

Old Man Emu Suspension Article:
http://fresh.tacomaterritory.com/wiki/index.php/OME

UCA Install and Explanation Threads/links (some are 2nd gen but still applicable):
http://bajataco.com/tech/control_arms_01.html -Remove/Replace stock UCA.
http://spc-tv.com/install/lt-suv/69-...trol-arms.html - LR UCA (2nd gen but similar to 1st)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...w-install.html - 2nd Gen UCA install (1st gen not much different)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...cing-ucas.html - Alignment write up (LR UCA - again, 2nd gen but still similar to 1st)


Light Racing UCA Install Video for 1st Gen Tacoma's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL9iE...er_profilepage

Steering Bushing Replacement:
http://parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/kristacoma/rackbushings/rackbushings.htm
http://www.keystonekrawlers.com/Mods/Toyota/SteerBushing/TacomaSteeringBush.htm
http://www.lieblweb.com/steeringbush.html
http://forum.ih8mud.com/95-gen-toyota-trucks/412826-steering-rack-bushing-replacement.html
http://www.yotatech.com/f2/steering-rack-bushing-replacement-169316/


Steering Rack Guide Replacement:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...-pictures.html

Inner/Outer Tie Rod Replacement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQHgcXEhpE

Upper/Lower Ball Joint Replacement:
http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.ph...ght=Ball+Joint

Rear Leaf Replacement:
http://parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/lift/alcanrearsprings/alcan.htm

Axle Wrap Fix:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-wrap-mod.html

2.5" Cornbred Spacer Lift:
http://www.lieblweb.com/cornbredlift.html

2.5" Daystart Spacer lift:
http://www.lieblweb.com/daystarlift.html

Thread on Steering Column Fix: (for loose/clunky steering)
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11145

Steering Comlumn Fix Write up:
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2008715

1st Gen Emergency Brake Fix:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...tml#post754954

Brake Wright ups (swaps/installs):
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...rs-rotors.html - Great Tundra swap write up!
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/sho...ake+conversion - Tacoma/Tundra brake swap
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...03-tacoma.html - Tacoma/Tundra brake swap discussion
http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...kes/index.html - Brake swap/install help
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/...p?TOPIC_ID=317 - Tundra brake install
http://www.scribd.com/doc/58403789/C...-Early-Tundras - How to spot older Tundra calipers from newer larger calipers.

Video on replacing pads and rotors:
Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7gEOMny5Dw
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov9V5...eature=related

Brake Line Mods for Lifted Trucks:
http://www.bajataco.com/Brakes1.html

CV Axle Replacement/CV Axle boot replacement:
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/cv_axle/
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=113
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...dd-tacoma.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-cv-boots.html
http://ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ilea...06ta/03600.pdf
http://vimeo.com/3089355
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bTJR...layer_embedded




ENGINE/TRANSMISSION/DRIVE TRAIN MAINTENANCE:



Valve cover removal/Gasket Replacement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IThNi...layer_embedded

Valve Adjustment:
http://www.yotatech.com/f128/5vz-fe-...t-tech-226997/

TRD Supercharger Build (4Runner 5VZ-FE):
http://www.speedysgarage.net/sportrunner/

Seafoam (clean carbon from engine, etc...):
http://www.seafoamsales.com/how-to-use-sea-foam-motor-treatment.html#nogo - Generic
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/63790-seafoam.html - Tacoma Specific Thread

Spark Plug Replacement:
http://www.4runners.org/writeups/sparkplugs/
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_su...qs/faqread.asp
-Spark plug read-up. How to diagnose spark plug for engine troubleshooting:
http://www.aa1car.com/library/cm1196.htm

Spark Pluge Wire Replacement:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...fe-3-4-v6.html

How to Change your belts:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/67346-1st-gen-how-change-your-belts-p-s-c-alternator-2-4-2-7l.html
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/timing_belt/
http://www.yotatech.com/f2/how-chang...5vz-fe-216234/

Water Pump Replacement 3.4L:
http://www.lieblweb.com/waterpump.html

Idler Pulley Rebuild:
http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138131

Oxygen Sensor Replacement 3.4L:
http://www.lieblweb.com/o2replacement.html
http://autodiyonline.com/toyota-diys...eplacment-diy/
Rear O2 Sensor Replacement:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...nsor-done.html

Clutch Pedal Bushing Replacement:
http://www.lieblweb.com/clutchbushing.html

Ebrake Adjustment:
http://www.lieblweb.com/ebrakeadjustment.html

2x4 to 4x4 Conversions:
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146517
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68120
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthrea...4x4+conversion (auto 2x4 to manual 4x4)
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthrea...4x4+conversion
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum...ad.php?t=27216

2-Low Mod (4Lo but in 2WD):

If you have a J-Shifter (not buttom/switch 4wd):
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106859

If you have the buttom/switch:
http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.ph...725#post665725 - Post 5

Propeller Shaft Assembly Diagram (PDF):
http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2000/Repa...Shaft/comp.pdf

Zerks and Greese Fittings:
http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143246
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ront_end/lube/
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ive-shaft.html

Front Wheel Bearing Replacement:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...aring-how.html

Rear Axle End (drum brakes) Seal Replacement:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...d-3rd-gen.html

Rebuild Aisin Locking hubs:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyota...b-rebuild.html

E-Locker Rebuild/Troubleshoot:
http://ttora.com/wiki/index.php/Actuator_Rebuild
http://www.norcalttora.com/~dick/Writeup%20Stuff/toyota_elock_control.pdf
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum...motor+pictures
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ator-help.html

3.4L Oil Change How To:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...w-3-4-5vz.html

Transmission Oil Change:
http://www.gadgetonline.com/TransFlush.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_6634137_chan...ta-tacoma.html

Automatic Transmission FAQ, Troubleshooting, and guides, etc....(A340):
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=587521
http://personal.utulsa.edu/~nathan-buchanan/93fsm/autotrans.html

Synthetic Oil Recommendations and Torque specs for T-Case, Tranny, and Differentials:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/att...mendations.pdf

Thread on Synthetic Oil GL-4 vs GL-5:
http://www.yotatech.com/f116/gl-4-vs-gl-5-a-201741/

Differential Oil Change:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nge-howto.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...-step-how.html
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/1492885-post37.html

Oil Cooler Install:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...r-install.html

Fuel Filter Replacement (3.4L only):
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=175
http://www.4runners.org/writeups/fuelfilter/index.html

Fuel Filter Replacement (2.7L only):
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post7915911

Radiator Replacement with Pictures (3.4L):
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...s-1st-gen.html


ENGINE/PERFORMANCE MODS:



Turbo Help Threads (5VZ-FE V6):
http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=34
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...o-problem.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...turbo-kit.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...turbo-kit.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tac...ruck-dyno.html

Deck Plate Mod/Air induction Mod:
http://home.ezonline.net/~jnburtman/deckplate.html - "How to" Deck plate
http://www.gadgetonline.com/AirInduction.htm#Modified%20Air%20Box - Dyno testing

Electric Fan Replacement:
http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11

Aftermarket Tachometer Install:
http://www.j5studios.com/projects/toyotatacomatach/


COSMETIC MODS:



Squeaky Clutch Fix:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post3236948

Window Trim Replacement How-To:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...door-trim.html

Defrost w/o AC mod (EASY):
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...out-c-mod.html

Grill Swap:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...o-01-04-a.html

Satoshi Grill Write Up:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...lots-pics.html

Blinker Conversion/Fog light Mods:
http://www.lieblweb.com/blinkerconversion.html
http://www.yotatech.com/f127/parking...utting-210234/

-Fog Light Mod:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-how-pics.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...light-mod.html
-Switchback LEDs for Turn Signals
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-leds-how.html
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...back-leds.html
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/sho....php?p=1670194

Headlights:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...djustment.html - Adjustment

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...o-mini-h1.html - Headlight replacement to LED (98-00)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwSyj...layer_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b5WT...layer_embedded
^ These guys got lots of vids. Not gonna post them, just check them out on youtube.com

Brake Lights:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...ml#post6167548 - 3rd brake light Led Conversion

Back up Light Mod:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...d-writeup.html

Back up Camera Install:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...a-install.html

Break Light on Camper Wiring:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/181629-camper-third-brake-light-wiring-noob.html

Interiors:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/89333-diy-leather-interior.html - DIY Leather Interior courtesy of HomerTaco
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...t-install.html - New Carpet install with Dyno Mat install

Power Window Repair:
http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repa...rodoo/disa.pdf

Map Light install (rear view mirror):
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-question.html

Tail Gate Repair:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/att...e-97313952.jpg

Dash Board Removal:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

Cup Holder Fix/Mod:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...hingies-2.html

Paint/Black Out stock rims:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...tock-rims.html

Aftermarket Key-less Entry Install:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ry-system.html

Keyless Entry Range Extension Mod:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...ml#post6164825

Seat Swap How-To:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=168
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=169

Misc reservoir placement how to's, bumper clearance, etc...
http://co.ttora.com/forum/showpost.p...80&postcount=8

Speedometer Needle Mod:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...eedle-mod.html

Mirror Swap mod - from 95-97 mirror to 01-04 mirror
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...04-mirror.html

Cruise Control Install:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post3104365

Heater/AC Control Pannel LED Swap:
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56860

Lazy Seatbelt Fix:
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/minutemods/seatbelt/



MISC DIY'ER (SOME TAKEN FROM DIY STICKY):



http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/01tacoma.html#sus

http://4x4wire.com/toyota/

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html - DIY Mods/Repairs for Gen 1 and 2

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php - Bunch of guides

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html - Cheap/Free Mods



MANUALS:



2004 Tacoma Spec Sheet:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/file...4/04_specs.pdf

Toyota Tool to look up Required Maintenance:
http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/index.php
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...nce-guide.html

Factory Service Manual:
http://web.archive.org/web/200807310...ttora.com/fsm/


http://www.toyotapartszone.com - OEM Part numbers (partial) and diagrams (diagrams are now available again, linked to from a different site)

http://www.toyodiy.com - Complete OEM Part numbers but no diagrams. Uses the same reference diagrams as toyotapartszone.com.

https://auth2.toyota.com/owners/apps...nersinfoupdate - Used Toyota Car/Truck service history

http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehic...OYOTA+TACOMA+8 - Lubricants and Fluid Guide

Enjoy!



steve o 77 05-29-2010 07:34 PM

Awesome!

strongwxnc 05-29-2010 09:01 PM

Very cool thread idea man..

tim920 05-29-2010 09:05 PM

This is cool. I realize that most of the links you've listed is not TW. There is already a section for DIYs and tips on here.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...free-mods.html

StAndrew 05-30-2010 05:21 AM

^ Sweet! Didnt see that thread. I added it to my post as well, however Im trying to focus primarily on Gen 1 Tacoma's.

Manlaan 05-30-2010 01:20 PM

Here are a few more useful links:

http://www.ncttora.com/fsm - Factory Service Manual

http://www.toyotapartszone.com - OEM Part numbers (partial) and diagrams (diagrams are now available again, linked to from a different site)

http://www.toyodiy.com - Complete OEM Part numbers but no diagrams. Uses the same reference diagrams as toyotapartszone.com.

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php - Bunch of guides

StAndrew 06-01-2010 02:31 PM

Thanks, updated.

StAndrew 06-21-2010 07:01 AM

Added http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...free-mods.html (cheap/free mods - A great read!)

Gr8WhiteTaco 06-21-2010 07:18 AM

awesome work man!!! rep for putting it together! :thumbsup:

ywen 06-21-2010 09:46 AM

Thanks! MOD: plz make this a sticky.

StAndrew 06-26-2010 07:53 AM

Added:

Electric Fan Replacement:
http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11

How to Change your belts:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/67346-1st-gen-how-change-your-belts-p-s-c-alternator-2-4-2-7l.html

Janster 06-26-2010 09:45 AM

Water pump replacement 3.4L
http://www.lieblweb.com/waterpump.html

Steering rack bushing replacement 3.4L
http://www.lieblweb.com/steeringbush.html

2.5" cornbred spacer lift
http://www.lieblweb.com/cornbredlift.html

2.5" daystart spacer lift
http://www.lieblweb.com/daystarlift.html

Oxygen Sensor replacement 3.4L
http://www.lieblweb.com/o2replacement.html

Clutch Pedal bushing replacement
http://www.lieblweb.com/clutchbushing.html

Blinker conversion
http://www.lieblweb.com/blinkerconversion.html

Ebrake adjustment
http://www.lieblweb.com/ebrakeadjustment.html

*these are my own personal write-ups.

StAndrew 06-26-2010 04:54 PM

Awesome, thanks!

Reformated for easier use.

StAndrew 08-03-2010 10:54 AM

Added some fix threads for loose steering column issues:

Thread on Steering Column Fix: (for loose/clunky steering)
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum...ad.php?t=11145

Steering Comlumn Fix Write up:
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2008715

vantaco 08-03-2010 12:34 PM

great thread...i was wondering about electric fans, that's a great write up

scocar 08-03-2010 01:10 PM

Two (lying) things:

1. I suggest that "1st Gen" be inserted at the beginning of thread title.

2. I suggest that we request it be added to the Mods and Tutorials Nav Button, so it is as easy as possible to find (especially for noobs).

3. I suggest it be stickied under 1st gen forum.

4. I suggest that the mods do this now (Hello, is there a mod in the house?)

5. I suggest you get mad props. This is sorely needed. It takes effort, good job!

Digiratus 08-03-2010 08:27 PM

This is one of the most useful, helpful threads to come along in some time. Please make it more visible.

tacomaman06 08-04-2010 04:05 PM

damned good job ladies and germs.:D

scocar 08-04-2010 05:17 PM

:headbang::rockband::headbang:

:taco::taco::taco::taco::taco:


StAndrew, hope you don't mind, but I grabbed the thread by the, uh, string and PMd the mods and issued our demands....it now appears in the Mods &Tutorials drop-down navigation, and is stickied under 1st gen, and I had them add 1st gen to the title.

Full props to the Saint! Great site contribution! And thanks to TcBob and Tacomaman06 for anointing your thread with the high honor it deserves! :cheers:

Now we all have to send StAndrew future goodies so he can add to the wealth in post #1.

StAndrew 08-05-2010 10:54 AM

Thanks man! Though the props should be given to those writing the articles. Its not much trouble on me to put links into a thread ;). Please post any other links here or PM me and Ill get them added.


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