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'96 Tacoma 4X4, 3RZ-FE swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by STRYTLR, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    STRYTLR

    STRYTLR [OP] Member

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    '96 Taco 4X4 4.5" Lift CoilOvers 2.7L // 5spd
    Fabtech Coil Overs,Add -a- Leafs,2" Body Lift,33" A/T's
    I've got a '96 Tacoma ext cab 4X4
    the motor is blown, 2.7L 3RZ-FE
    I am not a mechanic but I've always worked on my own cars/trucks
    and I've done a transmission swap before but never a motor,,,,

    so my question is, How difficult would it be to swap out my bad motor for a rebuilt one? I've got a friend who's a mechanic at pep-bys, he said he would help, I also have an air compressor/impact for us to use, I heard the toughest part of the install is the EGR system...

    I actually have a shop, (not the nicest I've ever seen) where I bought the truck, they said they would do the swap for 400.00 which is cheap, but I wanted to do a color change on this truck, so I could paint the fire wall, etc when the motor is out,,,,, I'm a newbie here but have been reading on this site for a while now, any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    No that hard. Just some bolts and all the wiring thats a pain. You just gotta unplug and unwire a bunch. Pull it and drop in the new one, then connect everything. EGR just sucks due to placement stuff
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    STRYTLR

    STRYTLR [OP] Member

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    '96 Taco 4X4 4.5" Lift CoilOvers 2.7L // 5spd
    Fabtech Coil Overs,Add -a- Leafs,2" Body Lift,33" A/T's
    It's parked at the shop where I bought it from, I went and picked up the title today,,,, think I'm just gonna have it towed home tomorrow, and get started


    here are some pics of my last tacoma, it was a '96 V-6/Auto

    Picture 131.jpg
    Picture 495.jpg
    Picture 505.jpg
     

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