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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2021 at 4:32 PM
    CrippledOldMan

    CrippledOldMan Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd type this up while my hands and fingers are still working. I finally got the Throttle body and MAF cleaned today. Also replaced the PVC valve and grommet. Couldn't believe how dirty the TB was. All the little holes inside were completely clogged up. Because of another member here, I used a tooth pics to clean them out. Also used up half a role of black electricians tape on the neck of my windshield washer reservoir, which was so cracked up, I'm surprised it didn't fall apart. Sorry no pics.
    After I was finished, cranked up the truck and it idled high, around 2k rpm. I took it for a 10 mile ride and everything went back to normal. So glad I did this. The Pvc valve was completely clogged up and the grommet was hard and brittle. Had one piece fall inside the valve cover, but I was able to retrieve it with a spring loaded claw, and a flash light. I'm hoping maybe this will improve my gas milage which has been a little off lately. just a few small tasks in keeping her running good.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:24 PM
    ToyotaDriver

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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Fucking garage door fell on it... first time I put it in there... I can’t seem to win lately833EDE48-0E5B-4C41-A566-7AEEF2F4F37D.jpgD72C4B24-AE28-4BD8-8E88-CE9A01569DB3.jpg
     
  3. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:24 PM
    rj ︈

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    Gotcha. I just bought the truck and the PO gave me the receipt for the lift install and it did have a diff drop done. I don't know how to check really but if the lift is adjustable, I'll just lower it a bit. Is there a way to check if my CVs are junk without removing them?
     
  4. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    You can reboot them, but those don't have the green sticker shaft indicating OEM, meaning they could be aftermarket...I wouldn't bother rebooting aftermarket CV axles. They're cheap from the parts store, not worth the hassle to reboot.
    OEM on the other hand are $$$ and worth rebooting.

    Doesn't look like you have adjustable coilovers, unless those eibach shocks are adjustable like 5100s are, not sure.

    If they're not you'll have to swap the springs up front for different ones for less lift

    You don't have spacers on top of the coilovers do you? If you do, I'd remove those first and see where it sits.
     
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  5. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:32 PM
    rj ︈

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    The receipt shows "Top Plate Spacer" with the lift, I will double check when I can get under the truck. I'll just replace the CVs if that is the case. I'll see about rebooting these to keep around as spares...
     
  6. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:40 PM
    eon_blue

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    Yeah check the spacers, if they're 1/2" thick then they're giving you a full inch of lift.... Taking those out would definitely help your angles


    If they're just those little 10mm lean spacers then they aren't really doing much
     
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  7. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:45 PM
    Tour991

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    That sux! At least it didn't break the front window
     
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  8. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:09 PM
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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Yeah! I’ll have to touch it up... we’ll see how it is to touch up tinted raptor. Dented the hood. The only straight panel on the entire vehicle. :facepalm:
     
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  9. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:53 PM
    Blackdawg

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.

    Bummer man.

    The raptor liner didn't hold up?
     
  10. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    70 lbs fell on it from a 2.5 feet. There’s one little spot where it cut through. Dented the hood pretty good though. Can’t get at it from the back side either.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    Pretty sure I fixed my low voltage at idle. I believe it was the dielectric grease I added to the terminal on the alternator. In trying to find the issue I swapped back the old alt wire, that didn’t make a difference. I cleaned everything really well wiping all the grease off before re installing the new 2 gauge wire again and when I took it for a drive my voltage was no longer dropping. So I’m hoping I’m good to go! A3F7FECF-2B9B-4D62-8F90-A58620F329DE.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    That's fucked up.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Well, I finally found the Lexus equivalent for the front diff fill plug (to convert it to a normal head like I did with the drain plug). It uses a 14mm head, and like the drain plug, eliminates the risk of rounding out the hole. Pick up your own: Lexus Front Diff Fill Plug (90341-18060)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:44 PM
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    Thats shitty


    Right after I bedlined my truck I was reversing back into the garage with my drivers door open and power slammed it into the brick around my parents garage.

    the best thing to do is avoid garage after bed liner it seems
     
  15. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    I think mine might be leaking anyway. that's all the excuse I need :spending:
     
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  16. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    What, no Amazon link for us lazy folk? Gah.
     
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    Do Toyota and Lexus share part numbers? That number also shows up as a Toyota transaxle plug used by... pretty much every FWD vehicle in the Toyota lineup.
     
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  18. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:23 PM
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    It's not available on amazon, or I'd have included one for you. At least, I couldn't find it: https://amzn.to/32YWInt

    I think in this case they do share part numbers. Not true for all plugs (the drain for instance isn't shared). I ordered the Lexus part (from a Toyota dealer) when I ordered.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:39 PM
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    Yeah they share part numbers for pert near everything. We just picked up a gx470 and pretty much the only part numbers not shared with Toyota is some interior things.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:45 PM
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    Is this it ?
    Toyoya 90341-24016 PLUG, STRAIGHT SCREW https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F7MAXX4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1KJK482HQ0FPQ5FZ1ENW
     

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