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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. Aug 6, 2010 at 2:58 AM
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  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Added some misc threads and a "Backup Light Mod" from Scocar.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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  5. Sep 18, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    I would like to know how do you reset the "Maint. Required" after changing the oil?
     
  6. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    It's in your owners manual.

    Just a note - 1st gen trucks don't have a 'maint. required light'
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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  8. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Awesome link about taking apart, cleaning, and reinstalling manual hubs. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I had trouble putting mine back together -- turned out to be a spring issue. Either way, think this could help other new Taco owners like myself. The write-up isn't for a Tacoma, but there's no difference on the manual hubs. Maybe include on list?

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyot...ng-aisin-locking-hub-locking-hub-rebuild.html
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    Great write up! :thumbsup:

    Props to you!!
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Thanks, but I didn't write it. Heck, I didn't even find it -- a friend of mine did. :eek:
     
  11. Nov 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    thanks guys!! these are very helpfull!!! :)
     
  12. Dec 1, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    I just did the "Defrost without A/C mod" today... is there a write up on that? I took some pics and could make a quick one if needed, it only took like 10 minutes.
     
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    One of the reasons that the A/C runs with the defrost, is to dry the interior cab air to reduce the chance of windows fogging up.

    Almost all vehicles now have the A/C running with defrost or heat, for just this purpose.

    It's damn neat that you figured out a way to shut it off, congrats!.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    I knew it wouldn't be as effective, and it isn't. I don't know why, I just don't like the idea of my A/C compressor running all the time in the winter (I usually just leave the vent selector on defrost all the time) It just seems like a lot of load on it and seems like wasted energy. MAybe I'm just weird...
     
  15. Dec 2, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Not at all,, after all,, "weird makes the world go round". My own little made-up quotation. I think I'm weird just for making that up,,lol.

    Nice write up, and easy mod. we like easy mods. It will unlock the AC clutch and free up a bit of power and increase the mileage. I can see the benefit. It does need to be cycled every once in awhile, to keep the system seals supple. Those AC o-ring seals are really soft and thick, to handle the expansion and contraction of the system, and if you were to allow them to dry out so to speak, I would imagine they would crack pretty easy.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    i need the write up on how to install a power trax noslip!!!
     
  18. Feb 26, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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  19. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    Great job with all this info. This will be very helpful this weekend in determining some problems with my truck. Thanks for posting.:)
     

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