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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 20, 2021 at 6:28 PM
    Parkvisitor

    Parkvisitor Well-Known Member

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    isn’t it pry it out & tap it in!
     
  2. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:39 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Leaky Member

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    Yeah but they're on the back of the block, can't get to them without either lifting the engine up or dropping the transmission as I understand.

    Some engines they're easily accessible just not the 3.4
     
  3. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:44 PM
    m3bassman

    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. Mine would go dry after sitting over night. The other take away here is keep atf in the osk ;)
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:46 PM
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    Lol . I'm interested in finding the best replacement possible. I whish there was a heavy duty upgrade for the rack.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:47 PM
    chrslefty

    chrslefty Well-Known Member

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    Definitely with some leak stop. I had all kinds of other fluid.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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    I had been filling mine with PS fluid with leak stop (ya I didn't use atf, I survived) and let me tell you that leak stop is incredible. When I used it I crawled back under my truck and couldnt believe it, it was as if the leak stop didn't do a thing.
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    I don't have one yet, but I'll be doing it next ~Wednesday (my current guess). As I'm out of town until Monday. Will post it as soon as I'm done; should be straight forward, I've helped with Mike's @Digiratus (though that was back before I knew much of anything), and did 80% of the job when replacing the LCA bushings.

    I got my new rack here (44250-35042). Cheapest I could find, and free shipping. And of course, I was only looking at OEM for this. Comes with ITREs, photo of the rack here (and in that Rig Review I linked earlier):

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2021 at 9:08 PM
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    So after several messages over the last few months of asking about my recessed license plate mount, I’m trying to gauge interest to see if anyone would be interested in buying them if I did a group buy?

    would mount with four 1/4 in Allen head bolts, and license plate would mount with 2 riv nuts. If there’s enough interest I can also add a place for a light in the top.

    mines cut into the tail gate but you could mount it anywhere realistically.

    77700366-6E09-4F37-8FF5-C8FC15E3EB82.jpg AF54E66F-600E-4961-B381-7293CF9E68C7.jpg
     
  9. Sep 20, 2021 at 9:11 PM
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    well, rotated my tires today.
    Had the rear axle in the air, truck in neutral, spun the tires and the DS spun for a couple turns then stopped but the wheels keep spinning like a top.
    Got some noise from both sides spinning slowly so not sure if thats brakes or bearings (probably brakes as im sure they havent been touched in 200k)
    And then I drained the rear diff and had glittery oil, so need to figure that out lol.

    Gotta love having an older truck :bananadead::bananadead:
     
  10. Sep 20, 2021 at 10:09 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    ha Frank spit a freeze plug. Although it was really a block heater. But was right around 100kish Id guess.
     
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  11. Sep 20, 2021 at 10:30 PM
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    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Too many trucks and mods to list.. check builds
    wait really? the rear freeze plug popped? that doesnt sound normal at all.. i was betting on the valley pipe
     
  12. Sep 21, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    You made the right call. Better not to burn up the pump or have power steering going around a turn at high speed and it cavitate and then lose power steering. I honestly don't see how not having it is dangerous. It sucks on technical terrain having the wheel yanked left and right with every rock. Definitely don't want your thumb in the wheel but street driving isn't too bad. To think there was a time when vehicles didn't have power steering...
     
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  13. Sep 21, 2021 at 4:31 AM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    Those are usually the cheapest, shipping varies though.

    Not sure why, but use this link for Lagrange, for some reason they have two sites and the other is more expensive.

    https://toyotaparts.lagrangetoyota.com/
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2021 at 6:48 AM
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    Thats pretty sweet
     
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  15. Sep 21, 2021 at 6:57 AM
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    Dammit!
     
  16. Sep 21, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    Well, wheel bearing noise ive been chasing for a couple months went away after I changed rear diff fluid last night. Guess ill get on regearing my spare diff in that case
     
  17. Sep 21, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Add me to the leaky rack party. Only leaking out the passenger side a little though, and only sometimes it's bad, most of the time it's not. I put in a brand new OEM one in before Moab 2017. If I ever go LT I have been wanting to figure out how to get a tundra one in. It's the only way I can think of using the extra width without cutting shit down.

    *EDIT* Looking deeper into it it also seems like the lines come in a different way too.

    Depends on what the est pricing would be?
     
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  18. Sep 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    Your new rack has the improved bushing style guide, so it’s not just a repair, it’s an upgrade.
     
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    I’m guessing right around 100 bucks give or take depending on current metal prices and hardware prices and shipping
     
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  20. Sep 21, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Is it just a nut on the back side going through the tailgate skin?
     

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