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Need some tips on engine swap.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1flyTACO, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    1flyTACO

    1flyTACO [OP] New Member

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    Im swapping a 2005 Taco. Its a 4 banger manual. Just need some help where to start. I have no repair manual or nothing to guide me through this, just have my tools. I drained the fluids and disconnected some of the harnesses...thats all
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    You are swapping 4 bangers in th 05? or going bigger?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    1flyTACO

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    just a stock 4.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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  6. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    tacoholic

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    ...I don't think any repair manual will help with this. lol
    Well, none that I've seen...
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    6shooter

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    doesn't sound like it..
     
  8. Feb 6, 2009 at 4:46 AM
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  9. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    surfsupl

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    I don't really understand your post? Are you removing a 4cyl engine from a 05 and replacing it w/a 6cyl? Or are you swapping a 4cyl with another 4cyl? Any way you go about it, you have a big job in front of you. With all those tool you have is one of them an engine hoist?
     
  10. Feb 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    1flyTACO

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    swapping another 4 banger.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    snowmansgarage

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    You should change the title to "Need some tips on an engine replacement". My best advice is to get somebody who has done this job before and have them help you. Knowledge is the best tool you can have and a job like this has a lot of little tricks that can best be learned by doing. Best of luck to you.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2, with what Phantom said. Start with masking tape and a Sharpie, and lable everything. The more stuff you can get out of the way, the better.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    X2. You'll have a non running 2005 Tacoma with a lump of crap in the front end if you don't even know where to start. GET SOME HELP!
     
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