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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. Jan 23, 2020 at 11:56 AM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    I'd suggest putting some thought in to ordering these additional items
    Radiator fan clutch (tow package rated) Part # 16210-62011 - Rock Auto $80
    Fan pulley bracket/bearing Part # 16307-62011 - Rock Auto $108
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2020 at 11:57 AM
    eon_blue

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    My entire fan clutch assembly is only about 2 years old, had to get it when the stupid e-fans the PO installed took a dump lol.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:01 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Right on :thumbsup:

    Just figured I'd throw those numbers out there because that all has to be removed anyway for the timing belt/pump. The Rock Auto price on the bearing/bracket is WAY cheaper than anyone else, and it IS Genuine Aisin. And that bastard is known to fail without warning.
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:01 PM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette LOLWUT

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    DIY or shop?

    That was a tempting quote you got the other day...
     
  5. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:02 PM
    eon_blue

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    Good to know for future reference thanks!
     
  6. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:04 PM
    eon_blue

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    Probably take that shop up on their offer, the 3 weeks I took off from work when our baby was born are up after this week and its going to be crazy when I go back in with backed up work...plus having a newborn and all.

    450 for labor with my supplied parts sounds like a good deal to me too so I'll likely take them up on it
     
  7. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:10 PM
    eon_blue

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    Also @Kens04Taco is working at the shop down the street from me that I'll be getting the timing belt done at and he knows his stuff, I'd trust him and the guys there to work on my truck any time. He did a killer job on my alignment there a few days ago
     
  8. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:14 PM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Yea you want all the unjointed to be timed to one another or you end up with bind.


    In all reality the first and last u joint are the most critical to this
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Let me know how it goes. Need to do this soon.
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    If you're gonna DIY then I highly suggest following @Timmah! 's videos on the timing belt job and having @turbodb 's write-up from his build thread handy for pics and part numbers
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    These two are on my short list.
     
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  12. Jan 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I don't think I ever got back to you on the fan bracket. But it fixed my noise issue I was having. So it was definitely the bearing going bad
     
  13. Jan 23, 2020 at 1:39 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I would not be surprised if mine is going out. I feel I am still chasing a noise, I need to remove all the belts to diagnose. Especially since my PS pump is fixed now.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2020 at 1:41 PM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    That's exactly what I did, if you find it is the noise you don't have to remove the timing cover or drop your radiator. Just takes a little finagling to get around some things but it's possible
     
  15. Jan 23, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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  16. Jan 23, 2020 at 2:23 PM
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    I must have missed it, what noise are we talking about here? Need to address a few issues with my truck as well.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    Put the hood back on after chasing down a wiring short in the engine harness. 210 miles trouble free!! Starts every time, runs pretty good. Got 20.2 mpg on last fill up.

    have to figure out a rough idle issue, along with low power at lower rpm’s.

    I have new plugs to put in it, and plan to put a new set of plug wires, along with a new valve cover gasket. Gonna clean the valve cover up really good and may even paint it.

    Other issue I am chasing down is why the stereo doesn’t always come on like it is supposed to. It’s a Dual brand touch screen from Walmart. Sometimes it works perfect, other times I have to unplug/replug it to get it to work right.

    I really like the stereo cause it sounds good and was only $70 and fits excellent.

    I still have to install the amp and will be building a box for 2 15’s or 18’s in the coming months. I would like to have the 18’s. Won’t take a lot of power to have a good bass hit with those compared to 10’s or 12’s.

    oh, I also have to fish out one of the heat and air control bulb plugs. It fell behind and I can’t quite get ahold of it.

    anyone know what size bulbs it takes?

    hope everyone has a good day/weekend.

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  18. Jan 23, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    https://youtu.be/mUFlBd25UYc

    This video shows the noise mine was making, I tracked it down to the fan pulley bracket bearing and plan on replacing it tomorrow, I assumed I would have to remove the timing cover but according to JOSHCOOK that isn’t necessary, which is a good thing. I bought the new Aisin bracket from Rockauto.
     
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  19. Jan 23, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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    Here’s the new bracket. $116.00 with standard Fedex shipping and the TW discount from Rockauto.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Nice. Always a goooood feeling to get some trouble free miles put onto her after a repair like that :D
     
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