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3.4L Starter R&R = Stupid

Discussion in '4Runners' started by 2TRunner, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jan 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Did my 1st starter on a 3.4L 4Runner/Taco motor. Quite the little project. Maybe someone can fill me on on the short/cheater way so the next time around...

    Ended up taking the P/S CV out.

    Wondered if I could have dropped the trans pan (had already taken the tube apart) and gotten it out that way.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    downpour11

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  3. Jan 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    JWaldz

    JWaldz Gone Crawlin'

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    The starter job whether removing or replacing contacts is a pain in the ass job. You practically need 12 year old asian hands and the strength of a 30 year old body builder to complete the job seamlessly. I replaced my starter contacts a while back and pretty much maneuvered it to where I could get it apart still under the hood.. Was a very frustrating job.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Here's the thing...It was a 4Runner with 250K. Imagine how nice, rusty and fragile the brake lines were/are. Flaring brake lines was not on my list of fun for the evening/day.

    The starter bolts were....:eek:....well the bottom bolt I got with a long extention and wobble 14 socket and an 3/8 impact. That top bolt can suck a fat one.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    downpour11

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    I replaced mine at 380k miles, but I don't have any rust being a west-coaster lol so that would make sense. Yeah the top bolt is a d-bag.
     
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