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Just a girl who owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 3.4L 5VZ-FE, and needs help with Parts List..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by _Lisa_'01Tacoma4x4, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Feb 22, 2020 at 1:56 AM
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    _Lisa_'01Tacoma4x4

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    Lifted (not sure of height), Falken RockyMountain 285/75/16 tires, unsure of wheel details, auto leveling kit, moded to HID H4 headlights from previous owner. Recently Upgraded to LED headlights.
    So I got a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Base 4wd V6 3.4L 5VZ-FE
    Roughly ~182,000 mi
    .
    Noticed last weekend that there was a significant coolant/water (?) leak and it now inevitably needs repair. And I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to cars, much less auto repair, but I'm totally willing to learn.

    So I got a friend coming out to help repair, this next Sunday.
    For:
    - new water pump
    - new Thermostat?
    - new timing belt
    - and might as well replace radiator hoses


    >>What kind of Parts list am I looking at??
    (Mid-grade. Like not the cheapest, but not most expensive)

    (*Oh and thank you in advance to anyone and everyone whom Reply's!!!) ☺️

    Here's a link to the leak pics/vid I posted:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/radiator-fluid-leak-need-feedback-please.652896/
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2020 at 2:12 AM
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    I’d look up all coolant hoses
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2020 at 2:39 AM
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    Welcome aboard Lisa.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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    Check timing belt while your in there
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:19 AM
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    most those things come in a kit from aisin which made the OEM components. there is not really a mid range component list. outs either OEM or junk imo. luckily the aisin kit is like 200 for everything you need. add 50 for the correct coolant. hoses you can cheap on if you want.

    timing belt is a big job but there are videos that walk you through every step. a couple specialty tools are required as well.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008EEYWYE/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_inactive_ship_o1_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G0PQR74/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_inactive_ship_o1_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://youtu.be/vHC46ypHxWc

    https://youtu.be/mErd7xoBS9I

    btw i just used his video for the parts list. you don't necessarily have to buy the fancy tools he does. don't have to change cam seals either.
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:29 AM
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  8. Feb 22, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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    Welcome,
    You should replace the 3 belts too,
    AC BELT
    FAN BELT
    ALTERNATOR BELT
    Since they have to come off

    And make sure when the new Thermostat is replaced the little bleeder hole is at the 6 o’clock position
     
  9. Feb 22, 2020 at 6:44 AM
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    Good call
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    not necessary if installing the kit with new tensioner
     
  11. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    All good suggestions above. and I was very confused about the tool above when I did my timing belt. Agree that it is only needed if you are going to keep the old tensioner which I don't recommend and a new one should come in a complete kit, like the one from aircabin man on ebay. Another suggestion is to replace the coolant hoses that feed the oil cooler.. I think they are formed and may have different sizes on the ends so I recall getting them from a toyota dealer.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    Welcome! You should look at, and only replace if necessary, the 3 drive belts. Since they have to come off *if you're doing a timing service*
     
  13. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    So we just got this kit today...

    IMG_6955.PNG.jpg
     
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  14. Feb 23, 2020 at 4:38 AM
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    I sure hope you went with Aisin or OEM as folks recommended above.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2020 at 5:16 AM
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    Make sure you use the correct coolant for the Toyota. It looks like green is in there now which is not good. The fluid should be pink or red. You can go Toyota Red, Pink or Zerex Asian for the antifreeze.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    Good call. If you have a coolant leak on a first gen its probably the main coolant hose on the bottom of the radiator.
    This is the only vehicle I own that I have to regularly check the hose clamp on to make sure it's staying snug.
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    I’ll be the one to say it but not having everything oem isn’t the end of the world. When I did my timing belt kit I did not use OEM parts and I flush my radiator and back flushed the system and swapped it to the green coolant. I roughly have 40k miles on my kit and fluids and it hasn’t blown up soooooooooo. :bananadead: Have countless kayak fishing trips in the taco with non oem parts.
     
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  20. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    its about a $1000 fix if you take it to a mechanic for a complete timing belt/water pump/drive belt replacement, I would seriously consider taking it in to a mechanic if you've never done this befpre
     
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