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Doing a bunch of repairs... anything I should replace while I'm elbows deep?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chiefO, Mar 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM.

  1. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    chiefO

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    So I'm fixing a bunch of crap on the Taco:
    Rack and Pinion
    Driver Side CV and seal
    UCAs
    Clutch
    head gasket seal...

    Anything else I should replace while I have it apart to prevent future repairs? I was planning on doing the transmission seals as well possibly? Oh and the truck currently has 120K on it.

    Thanks all!!
     
  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    Be a good time to do those seals since you'll have the transmission off anyway to do the clutch.

    Maybe consider doing your lower ball joints too with new OEM ones if they are the originals...these trucks are notorious for having weak LBJs
     
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    Slave Cyl
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    Inspect U joints
    Inspect Engine Mounts
    Lower control arm bushings
    Ball joints
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    V6 I assume? If so, was the T-belt and water pump done at 120k?
    Head gasket, or valve cover gasket?
    Consider a new fuel filter too. This is what came out of mine at about 140K
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    Ok so lower ball joints, slave cylinder, and throw out bearing, along with front and rear seals?
     
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    Checked out my fuel filter already when I replaced the overflow check valve. Timing belt was done around 110
     
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    What about the Low Range lower balljoints onstead of OE?
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    check the tranny and transfer case mounts also!
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    Cool. Oops, I meant due at 90k...standard manual interval.
     
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    I would stick with OEM...there are a lot of threads on here in the lower ball joint issues these trucks have and it's due to a poor design, but OEM is the highest quality part you can get for it. There are a lot of horror stories on here from those that have bought aftermarket LBJs...an LBJ failure can be catastrophic
     
  11. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    Sounds good. I also have a lift on the truck and use it for wheeling every now and then too so that probably a good idea
     
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    Thanks for the help all. I'll be getting those other parts.
     
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    Why are you replacing your upper control arms? Are you upgrading, or are the bushings just worn?

    You may as well check on the bushings while you're in there. Look for any that are deteriorating or allow a lot of slop.
     
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  16. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Upgrading. I put on allpro UCAs :bananadance:
     
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    Don’t forget about that dam fan bracket bearing, it should be replaced when the timing service is done.

    Mine failed twice so I now replace mine every timing belt service now.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Change the front diff fluid, when you pull a CV you will have to top the diff off anyways so might as well make it all fresh
     
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