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FJ62 Vaccum Solenoids

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by KnoxFJ62, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. KnoxFJ62

    KnoxFJ62

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    ???My vac solenoids are shot and the only way to engage 4wd is to switch the hoses around. So Im trying to find out if anyone knows of a source other than the dealer or spector to get this part. I have been suggested to find one at a junkyard and grab the solenoids there for cheap but I have had no luck here in tennessee finding a junkyard with a cruiser. Spector and dealership wants hundreds for the part and even cruiserparts wants 150.00 plus 100.00 core charge. Seems a bit to pricey for this little piece. Any of you guys know where I should look to?? Thanks
    1989 FJ62
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  2. waldrtw

    waldrtw

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    Let me know what you find out. I have a FJ62 and it does the same thing. I just get out and switch the hoses every time I want 4x4. It is a pain but it is cheaper than $150.

    Tim
     
  3. dd113

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    Check out yahoo groups 3FE list. Kiel thompson figured out a homemade contraptcion to make it work. He lists part numbers etc... I just switch the hoses
     
  4. peepers

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    you people must be reading my minds... this is unreal! i am on the 3fe list and just posted... i need them as well... :D
     
  5. ajax

    ajax

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    I did the homemade fix on my 62 last year and it's worked perfectly for me. Here's the info I was working with:

    Replacement of the expensive vacuum solenoid switch that is mounted on the firewall:

    Parts:
    mac valve 35a-aaa-ddba-1ba valve 12 volt- qty 2 $34.00
    arrow asp-1 exhaust muffler qty 2 $3.20
    28-4-2 parker fitting qty 4 total 2.44


    total for two valves assembly is $39.64
    enough hose on truck but you want to get a little more.

    the mac valves have 3 slots for the fittings
    use teflon tape for a good seal
    the exhaust fitting goes in the top numbered 3
    install the parker fittings in the other two screw intakess
    the lind from th manifold goes into fitting marked 1
    on the mac valve.
    the line from the transfer goes into fitting marked 2
    cut the old wire leads off and connect the mac valve leads.
    connect the vaccur lines.
    for the mounting bracket i used a piece of alum. and formed a bracket.
    these valves are industrial quality and should last a very long time.
    to find valves go to macvalves.com
     
  6. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    If you wish to investigate an OEM replacement for less than retail, PM me and I will be glad to assist.


    Dan.