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1st Gen. "DIY" and "How To" Thread: Compiled list of helpful links

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, May 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 6, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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    The link for "1st Gen Emergency Brake Fix:" does no longer work.
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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    Thanks for this!
     
  5. Feb 16, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    Anyone have a video on installing an arb bullbar on a gen 1 (2004) taco? These Aussie instructions are really thin. Thanks
     
  7. Mar 1, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    great thread! Thanks!
     
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    http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipment/tacoma/arb_bumper.html

    try this, very good site


    Only 3G4R's need to do cutting, since they use the Tacoma bumper. For Tacoma's it's simply bolt on.
     
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    Awesome thread, thanks!
     
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  11. Aug 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    A few helpful resources:

    @Timmah! aka Timmy the Toolman on YouTube: Great set of videos for working on 3rd gen 4runners that have the same front suspension, 3.4L 5vz-fe V6's, transmissions (mostly), and front suspension as first gen Tacomas. Here's a sample video and his YouTube channel's home page.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9EMiD9KPy61kJ6hdXcbjxA



    South Main Auto on YouTube: This guy does more general mechanic work. He is amazing at making videos and diagnosing problems though. Here's his homepage and a video diagnosing trouble codes P0136 P0141.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtAGzm9e_liY7ko1PBhzTHA



    A few other favorites are:

    ChrisFix on Youtube: My first teacher in DIY stuff. Great videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes1EvRjcKU4sY_UEavndBw

    I used this video to get rid of a paint scuff:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/anthony-y-el-burrito-blanco.372728/page-6#post-15408638




    Eric the Car Guy on YouTube: Love him or hate him, he's a thorough video maker!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_q-UNDJeEBSHqKzAP_8x_A

    I used this video to trace and measure a parasitic draw back to my Scangauge II:



    Jafromobile on YouTube: This guy that mods DSM Eclipse's / Talon's / Laser's. He does a lot of engine work like porting and polishing:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGT_yinKL7uRiZmTjC17RQ


    Here's a good video showing a three angle valve adjustment:



    There are more, but these are my favorite and the ones that I've benefited from the most besides videos already posted on here like:

    The head gasket video:



    The manual hub videos:





    And that's about it for now. Will update this post when I find more!

     
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    Damn dude! That's a buttload of info. Bless your heart! I now know where to go for questions. Thanks for doing this. :bananadance:
     
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  13. Nov 17, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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    wealth of information all located in one place. Awesome!
     
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    Great info! I definitely need to fix my cupholder thingies and weak driver seat belt. The squeaky clutch gets a shot of lube every few years. My dome light has been giving me some grief the last few years as well.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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    Very Helpful!
     
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