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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. Sep 19, 2021 at 6:06 PM
    Captain Magma

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    Installed a Tru Cool trans cooler this weekend. Super straight forward, just needed to get a few extra feet of 11/32 hose.

    Took it on a test drive across town and back that would get my temps up to about 220 in the past. Didn’t even crack 185 the entire time.

    Next up is full fluid change out and lca bushings at soem point in the near future
     
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    Wanna trick out my lil tacoma... he's looking too grandpa truck-esque. Don't know what the hell I'm doing tho so help a girl out. Mainly wanna focus on the exterior & aesthetics for now, send me ideas.
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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  4. Sep 19, 2021 at 9:06 PM
    Arman Bagdasarov

    Arman Bagdasarov armbag

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    this was one of my first upgrades! I hate the orange back lighting, makes the car look so old lol

    I just found the bulb size online and bought the best quality LEDs I could find. Definitely do not want to open this back up again! :D
     
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  5. Sep 19, 2021 at 9:34 PM
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    Went for a little drive. It was pretty . Saw some stuff, broke some things. Drove 400 miles home with no power steering was sketchy . My favorite quote of the trip was my truck Drove like the can-am's up the obstacles.

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    Looks like it's the top seal on the rack is leaking. So I pulled the belt and man handed her home.
    It was pretty epic .
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  6. Sep 20, 2021 at 8:29 AM
    Reh5108

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    Losing power steering on a trail sucks. Don't mind it so much on the street though.
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM
    chrslefty

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    Yeah it let loose on hells revenge. No power steering in 4low is a little difficult. As long as I was rolling it wasn't to bad just a little twitchy.
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2021 at 9:39 AM
    m3bassman

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    Did you lose power steering or did you have the leak and pull the belt?
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2021 at 3:57 PM
    chrslefty

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    Leak and pulled the belt. The rack is leaking from the top.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    My donahoes and icons had offset misalignment spacers too
     
  11. Sep 20, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    Let me tell ya, that was an over-reaction for the situation. You only needed to check and top up the fluid. For reference that's what I did for 8 years on mine :anonymous: much safer than driving w/o power steering.
     
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  12. Sep 20, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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  14. Sep 20, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    Well I didn't have any extra fluid and the pump was empty and starting to make noise,so I pulled the belt. I wouldn't have been able to hear the pump going out while driving down the freeway so I felt that pulling the belt was the safer option. I sure that your right I could have just kept topping it off and would have been fine but it was leaking out pretty quick and I had a bunch of highway miles to cover.
     
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    Truck needs new freeze plugs :spending:

    Labor intensive job on the 3.4l apparently. Started puking coolant over the weekend from the back of the block. Odd thing to have happen with low mileage (98k), warm climate, right coolant, etc. But looks like I'll be getting that done tomorrow and likely a new clutch & rear main since the trans will be dropped.
     
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  17. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:14 PM
    Captain Magma

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    Putting my skids back on today and confirmed a leaky steering rack……….


    soooo where the best oem pricing on a new rack at currently? Last I heard it was LaGrange, maybe McGeorge?
     
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  18. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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  19. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:22 PM
    Captain Magma

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    Just saw @chrslefty got the party started haha.

    Guess we should set up a rack awareness wrench day
     
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  20. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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