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Windshield washer reservoir relocation after SAC

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Ritchie, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Oct 2, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    Ritchie

    Ritchie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those that have gone through the painstaking task of a solid axle conversion, many have wondered where to relocate the windshield washer reservoir. I know I did... until now.

    I ordered an '87 Toyota truck reservoir which included the pump, grommet and a short piece of clear tubing. I made the bracket which took many hours of R&D, and the end result turned out great.

    As for wiring, the Tacoma plug that attaches to the pump has 4 wires and the new pump has 2 connection points. There are 2 - 14g wires and 2 - 18g wires. The 18g are not used at all, even in the Tacoma plug which I found odd.

    I cut off the Tacoma plug, leaving enough length to plug onto the new pump. As for the smaller 18g wires, I cut them further back into the loom and terminated them, leaving the remaining wires... one positive, the other negative to work with. The wire with the orange stripe is positive.
    I crimped on the connections, added shrink tube and plugged them on.
    All good.

    Moving it out from under the wheel well eliminated any rubbing at full lock/ stuff. Fits perfect in this location.

    I recommend this for all with a 3RZ. I cannot say it will fit for those with the 3.4 motor.

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  2. Oct 2, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    cazinpa

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    A few tweaks
  3. Oct 2, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    Ritchie

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    That does work for IFS however, once one installs a solid axle, compressor for f/r lockers, eliminates anything ABS, installs shock towers and remote reservoirs, that tank simply has nowhere to reside.
    Again, this is a fix for those that are no longer IFS.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    Clean and very good idea for use of space.

    Those (2) 18ga. wires activate the low fluid level warning light on the dash. The sensor is a float built into the pump.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Ritchie

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    This pump is not the Tacoma pump as the Tacoma version was larger than this new one.
    In regards to the 2 - 18g wires, I thought as you. Since I wasn't going to use the OEM plug, I completely cut it apart to verify where the wires went. In my application, they were not used/ connected. My low fluid light in the dash still functions too. Odd that Toyota would run wires through the loom and not use them.
    Again, I have the 3RZ motor... perhaps they are used on the 5VZ?
     
  6. Oct 3, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    Odd, would think being in the same gen 01-04 it would be the same. Proven wrong with Toyota's idea for multiple harnesses based on motor and trim. Either way washer bottle looks solid.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    Ritchie

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    Thanks... this took my dumb ass quite some time to complete.
    I did look at some 5VS pics... this bracket may work with that motor combo as well. I'll test fit it with a friends Tacoma to verify.
    This tank was $34.00 and change whereas the OEM tank was $117.00. I've changed it 3 times due to the filler neck cracking and eventually leaking. Very lame design IMO.
    This beauty works great and is made of a pliable plastic.
     

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