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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. Feb 22, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Any good videos or write ups on the rear drum replacements?
     
  3. Mar 9, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    @Timmah!'s videos are a good source for many things 1st gen Tacoma/3rd gen 4Runner.

     
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  4. Mar 11, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    @2BeersPlease, Nice! That was very informative. I'll have to follow them.

    I also found a few that were decent for different models, 4x2 and 4x4s

    OP take a look, may be worth tagging.

    Front Pads and Rotors 4x4

    Front Pads and Rotors 4x2

    Toyota Truck - Rear Brakes Pt1 - YouTube
    Toyota Truck - Rear Brakes Pt2 - YouTube

    Rear Drum brakes 99 Prerunner

    04 4X2 Rear inspection Front replace
     
  5. Mar 23, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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  7. Apr 2, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    All I can say is, "WOW!" What an awesome job you did with all this info.
    THANK YOU!!!
     
  8. Apr 2, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    And now....you guys got me all fired up to do maintenance......gonna cut into Happy Hour.
    After reading some above info, I went out and found 9 zerks on my 2 drive shafts.....I was able to access all of them and put grease into all. Some appeared to have never been touched!
    Next on my list is fluid replacement in both diffs, T-case, and tranny....maybe tomorrow.
     
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  9. May 1, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Excellent write up! This past weekend did all ball joints, tie rod ends, shock mounts, cv axles, and inner tie rod on dr side. This thread made me look like I knew what I was Doing! Hahahaha
     
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  10. Nov 28, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Anyone know of a 1st gen 3.4l 4x4 u-joint DIY guide? Or anyone have some tips? Is there an order to disassembling the 2 u joints at the transmission? I’m having trouble getting it all apart:frusty:
     
  11. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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  12. Nov 29, 2018 at 4:52 AM
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    Toyota didn’t make these Double Cardon Joints to be rebuilt. Even if you get it apart it will
    be a problem to balance because of the design. Your better off having a drive shaft company install
    a Spicer Double Cardon Joint that is designed to be rebuilt if needed to your driveshaft or get a completely new driveshaft with Spicer components.

    Depending on the miles your splines might be worn out too and be better to buy
    a completely new shaft.

    https://www.wholesaleimportparts.com/Toyota_Tacoma_Driveshaft_1997.php
     
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  13. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Well that would explain my issue. What the F**k Toyota.

    looks like a new drive shaft will be in order.

    thanks.
     
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  14. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    I bought a new one from that website and I'm totally happy with it, Spicer U joints are all replaceable no issues
     
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  15. Nov 29, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    thanks for the tip, just ordered a new driveshaft from there, now I will be able to replace all the joints!
     
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  16. Nov 29, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    This will what the new joint will look like and is actually a little bit beefier

    8C5408D9-7F3D-4105-BE0B-A9C5C434C400.jpg
     
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  17. Nov 29, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    I have 3 good driveshafts, but when the last of them bites the dust, that looks like the way to go lol
     
  18. Nov 29, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Absolutely, mine was 480.00 shipped, a heck of a deal for everything “NEW”
     
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  19. Nov 30, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    Hey do I need to put this new driveshaft on any certain kind of way for balancing or anything?

    I assume I just bolt her on and maybe I’ll need to take her somewhere to have it balanced on the truck?
     
  20. Nov 30, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    It’s pre balanced, all you need is to bolt it in, nothing else.

    I have zero issues and zero vibrations all the way up the speedo
     

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