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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. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:39 AM
    Speedytech7

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    This is from the early FSM, still doesn't seem right but who knows, my sending unit in the tank worked for the 95 and 96 gauge and the 96 gauge worked, maybe it needs more forward current for an accurate test
     

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  2. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:42 AM
    BartMaster1234

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    I think you have a completely different gauge than me. Look at the bolt pattern of where it mounts to the flexible circuit board. Something had to have changed during the 1998 revision.

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  3. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:55 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    Well then... looks like I need to get my hands on another used cluster.

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  4. Jul 12, 2018 at 4:27 AM
    nzbrock

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    taken from the 99 FSM
    84 on the no tach version looks awfully close to what you're getting...
    I would test the other letters and see if they are also close to the no tach version.

    I've had the FSM be incorrect before. When measuring the door lock actuator the numbers never matched up.
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  5. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:01 AM
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    Yours must have been ruined by all that hot, dry California weather. Electronics don't like it when it gets too hot and dry. If you lived somewhere where it snowed once in a while it might still work. :luvya:
     
  6. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    California gauges are known to cause cancer so it probably just died.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    Everything known to the State of California causes cancer. Im starting to wonder if we stop letting California know about things, would it stop cancer?
     
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    ClevSix

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    Now to get things back on topic...
    IMG_20180711_161348258_HDR.jpg CV swap time!!!
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    I’d rather Flinstone my Tacoma and cut a hole in the floor than live in the salt belt.

    Come to think of it, if I lived in the salt belt I wouldn’t even need to cut a hole because the rust would do it for me.
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    alot still need done
    It's your A/C and used for ice fishing lol you californian beach head :p
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    i just replaced both my front cv axles and now my tires have a slight angle to to them. looks like they need to be balanced. just curious if thats normals for them to angle outward in just a bit after replacing something like that or did i mess my alignment up?
     
  13. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Gotta say, that’s the first time I’ve heard that. Haha.
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Pictures would be helpful.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    i just did both of mine last night as well. you have any issues with your tires bowing out a bit. i just bought the vehicle about a month ago and maybe since the cv joint was pretty blown this could account for it and it possibly needed to be balanced and aligned for awhile.. im not sure.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    Hard to see I guess but you can tell slightly. They tilt outward into the axle I’m guessing alignment and or balance is needed

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  17. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    That's weird....I've replaced CVs and it never messed with my alignment. Maybe I got lucky but I'm not really sure how it could...
     
  18. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    im guessing either that the vehicle had been sitting for awhile with broken cv and and needed to be balanced again or that my wheel bearing might be going out as i noticed there was a slight shake to it.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Did you drive it? Looks like suspension hasn't settle from being drooped out for the work.
     
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  20. Jul 12, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    Some much better pics of the bumper. I had to drill out the factory holes that bolt in on the sides and didn’t think it through enough to realize I’ll only be able to get one of the two bolts in on the either side.

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