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GA Tacoma Owners BS Thread

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Jun 14, 2021 at 12:12 PM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    My AC is doing a weird thing where it will blow and then just stop. Then it will blow and then just stop again.

    I'm thinking it is the fan blower resistor. Anyone have any similar experience?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM
    MDB Taco

    MDB Taco Well-Known Member

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    So here’s some of the worst areas. The seams didn’t go right, but it’s okay enough I can live with it. It’s not like im gonna rip up the whole thing now.


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    Is it the fan or the actual AC? When my resistor went out, the fan would work erratically on anything that wasn’t HIGH. To test, see if it works on high and then try wiggling the resistor when in a slower speed.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    06AtlTaco

    06AtlTaco Master of low expectations

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    Yes... You're prob right but check the pigtail to the actual blower motor and get the resistor kit with long pigtails too. If it's like mine you'll find more than few inches of compromised wiring. The pigtail to the blower motor melted on mine as well I ended up having to replace the whole set up, but at least it's super easy.

    ALLMOST FOR Compatible with... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YXLJP18?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    Dorman 973-582 HVAC Blower Motor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8VL9UC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
  4. Jun 14, 2021 at 2:55 PM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    I bet you money is the Main AC Relay. Happens a lot after some miles on the truck. Seriously just change it out.
     
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  5. Jun 14, 2021 at 3:08 PM
    06AtlTaco

    06AtlTaco Master of low expectations

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    How much?:spending:
     
  6. Jun 14, 2021 at 6:58 PM
    CowboyTaco

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    I just bought like 3 truck payments worth of parts from Toyota.

    Resistor and harness were $60 of it. I'll maybe install that tomorrow.

    Also decided to buy OEM LCAs, so I won't need those from @MDB Taco . Thank you for being so willing. Also, I bet those air bubbles come out with time.

    Rounding out the purchase today was a new evap canister. That's been overdue for a while now.

    Rotated my tires tonight and found a torn sway bar end link. The joys of an aging truck.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    This will likely be the next step if not the resistor.
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2021 at 4:30 AM
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    Anybody know what’s the biggest tire size I can fit on a stock gx460? :anonymous:
    :duh:
     
  9. Jun 15, 2021 at 4:41 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    35" :sawzall::welder:
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:18 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    To those who took their sway bars off and have no intention of reinstalling them: Do you have your sway bar end links that you'd like to trade for a 6-pack of something delicious?
     
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  11. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    What side do you need? I had to replace my passenger side after tearing the boot doing some work so I bought replacements for both sides. If you need the driver, I could go ahead and install the new one real quick and you have have my take off. IT will be in good shape. You can have it if you want it.
     
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  12. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:45 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Driver side.

    What replacements did you get? Best price for OEM I've found is $104 each. Like you, I want to replace both just for the peace of mind and not worrying about the other side tearing. I'm not sure how much I trust the $30 options that i'm seeing online.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:50 AM
    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Movotech was like $25 each. Its a sway bar link so It's not super high stress area and it's pretty basic piece so I was more concerned with it having flat sides to use a wrench on instead of having to clap down on the boot end with a vice grip to get it off like the oem ones. There are somethings the brand or oem are necessary or worth getting. Sway bar end links I don't consider one of those things.
    Esp considering the amount of people who don't run the sway bar anyways.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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  15. Jun 15, 2021 at 9:07 AM
    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
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    When replacing a brake master cylinder, what’s the point of “bench bleeding”? Is all the fluid not gonna just drip out as soon as you take the plugs out to install the lines back?
     
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  17. Jun 16, 2021 at 6:30 AM
    CowboyTaco

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    I feel like I'm going way too deep down a rabbit hole that doesn't need to be gone down.

    I think I've pretty much eliminated the OEM sway bar end links (due to cost) and narrowed it down to these two options:

    NAPA Proformer (12mo / 12k mi warranty)
    21.99 left - https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PCQ...&impressionRank=1&keywordInput=sway+bar+links
    21.99 right - https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PCQ...&impressionRank=3&keywordInput=sway+bar+links
    (w/ 20% off, after tax = $37.28)

    MevoTech Terrain Tough (limited lifetime warranty)
    $31.79 left - https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=11157305&cc=1447055&pt=7580&jsn=878
    $33.99 right - https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=11157309&cc=1447055&pt=7580
    + shipping

    By comparison, the MevoTech are $72.50 each on Napa website and Rock Auto says they are an upgrade from stock.

    The MevoTech are greaseable where it doesn't look like the Napa ones are. If it isn't going to squeak, I think I prefer the non-greaseable ones just because I don't care to have something else that I have to remember to grease. The flip side of that is I want to be able to grease them if they are inadequate from the mfg.
     
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  18. Jun 16, 2021 at 6:46 AM
    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Come back to the base brother. These are sway bar end links not shocks. They serve a very basic and simple purpose. No need to over complicate or spend extra on this. Save the extra for something else.
    The Mevotech ones on rockauto in the daily driver section are $20 each plus shippping and you can get 5% off. The Premium ones are going to be overkill in my opinion but if its what you want then by all means YOLO.
     
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  19. Jun 16, 2021 at 6:57 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I'm thinking about it from a "what can I set it and forget it" mentality. The NAPA ones are enticing because I can pick them up today and they are relatively cheap. Plus, it doesn't look like they are greaseable, so i don't have to worry about remembering another point to grease. The flip side of that coin is that greasing them is cheaper and easier than replacing them.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2021 at 6:59 AM
    MAG GRY TACO15

    MAG GRY TACO15 Well-Known Member

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Those Napa ones will probably serve you just fine for the next 100k miles unmaintained. And since you can get them today it's a plus if you are wanting to get them on today. I say go for them and don't look back
     
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