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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. Jun 15, 2019 at 11:35 PM
    Empty_Lord

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    that small washer is the metal washer thing to attach the dust boot
     
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    ^agree
     
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    Not at all. I never use the speedo on the dash anymore since the UG is way more accurate, and I can see the tach just fine.
     
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    Right on, I knew it had to be something oem.

    So it is like stacking washers then?
     
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    I have a ScanGauge there and I’m annoyed that it blocks me from seeing the overdrive indicator. Those of you without an automatic won’t have this problem.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's like stacking washers, though that could be all it is, I see it more as a solid spacer. A washer would be more for spreading and distributing that face load. That spacer is there and doesn't spread that force, just transfers load directly. But yeah that all makes sense and sounds spot on to me man. Glad that all worked out smooth for ya.
    So the pitman arm puller is the best to use you'd say? Just an Amazon cheap work? Or does it need to be decent quality so it doesn't deflect?
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Defintely don't use a pickle fork that's for sure, unless you don't mind damaging the ball joint/boot in the process of taking it off.

    The pitman puller as long as you slide the jaws underneath the boot, it pops the joint out with ease. The pickle fork you have to hammer in between the two and it slides around alot.
     
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  11. Jun 16, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    Yeah I messed with a stupid pickle fork once when I was doing something on my first 80 series like 15 years ago. I don't remember what though, maybe the steering stabilizer? But anyway it sucked and I haven't used it since. On cars I've always been able to get them to pop out just from giving the arm a few whacks with a sledge. But if a pitman arm puller really works and works well for our setups then I'd like to get one
     
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    Yeah I first tried doing it with a hammer, but with the trucks on jack stands and I'm lying on my back or side I just couldn't get any really good whacks on it. Plus I was reusing my tie rods so I didn't want to whack those and mess them up.
     
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    Pitman arm pullers are the shit! I bought a cheap $12 one from auto zone a dozen years ago and it refuses to break. I hammer away on it with impacts and it works everytime, screw pickle forks and beating on things with hammers!
     
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  14. Jun 16, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Perfect. Just the kinda answer I was hoping to hear:cool:
     
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    Hard to see clearly in the photo, but the threads on the portion of the bolt you removed look pretty fubar'd. Are you sure it wasn't cross threaded, or that the threads inside the spindle are in good condition? I know you already installed another bolt, but it might be worth chasing the threads with a chaser tap to make sure the LBJ bolt is fully seated. Having galled threads or corrosion in there could prevent the bolt from seating correctly, but it would allow you to get the right torque reading on your torque wrench without actually being torqued correctly.
     
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    The broken one certainly didn't fell cross threaded as I was threading it on, I even went by Timma's advice in his video of threading them all the way in by hand first to avoid cross threading. But, I did have an awkward angle on it with my Torque wrench...wasnt underneath the bolt and instead reaching over and under from the other side of the wheel. The slight angle while torqueing it may be what caused it to break, I dunno. Or it was just simply a flawed OEM bolt to start with
     
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    Eh. Probably. In reality is just molded into the boot to hold it on
     
  18. Jun 16, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    Yeah mine broke off long ago so it just looked like another washer to me. Glad we solved that mystery lol
     
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    Definitely worth getting a puller. Or a set.

    I've used them several times
    Always work great. I've used three pullers from this OTC set - OTC 6295 Front End Service Set - which, while pricey is a really nice set.

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  20. Jun 16, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Was getting ready to ask for set people liked best. And I believe I just added to my Amazon cart a clone/knockoff of that OTC set you have. Folks sure seem happy with them
    Orion Motor Tech 5PCS Ball Joint Separator Tie Rod End Remover Pitman Arm Puller Service Splitter Removal Tool Kit (BL) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F34PJFX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FINbDbZ8DBJM0
     
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