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      SteveH reacted to smwmustang's post in the thread UPDATED: Tail light help with Like Like.
      After doing as much as I could and not being that great at electrical I took the LX into the shop as I needed the A/C compressor looked at anyway as it was getting warm again and my son doesn't understand rolling down windows like I do every day...
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      SteveH replied to the thread 01’ Lx470 transmission.
      I could not find a shop in my town/county of 500K people that had the time or interest to rebuild mine. They can't get parts, they don't have the expertise, and they are too busy with the junk made by the Big 3 automakers. If you find a shop that...
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      SOLD!
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      You have put a ton of work into this. Can you find an independent Toyota shop in your area where you can bring it and bounce ideas off them? It's unlikely a dealer visit would help. Have your replaced the coils with only either OEM or Denso-brand...
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      SteveH replied to the thread CruiserCorp scam?.
      That is ultra lame. I haven't seen an OEM new brown dash pad in 10 years of casually looking, so the likelihood of them having one is about zero. Turns out, it's less than zero.
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      2) The dreaded fender flare fade is starting to appear above my wheel wells. This destroyed the look of my 05 4Runner and I’m looking for the best way to slow its progression on my GX. Polish, wax, ceramic coat, etc? Any ideas/thoughts would be...
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      I’m good with this but I also can’t believe what the real s***ty trucks sell for.
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      When you make a commitment before the first motor locks up and you still have to follow through for the 2 oldest kids auto club you show up. Even though she came on the hook she still came.
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      @albertliang3 - Google this. Many Toyotas do it, and the cause isn't super obvious. It's your stability control falsely kicking in. Some attribute it to loose wheel bearings, and some to bad sensors. Few have found a simple solution.
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      Resistance after hub flange installed on wheel bearing hub, is expected. Even with TC in N. A little more on one side or the other, if okay. This is not an indications of wheel bearings pre-load. You did not set wheel bearing preload, which is...
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      @Sirlosealot - Currently pending sale to a late-night lurker. Will update this thread as soon as I know more.... thanks
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      This is a 1982 FJ60 carburetor that has had the jets removed. I was present when it was taken off the truck, and watched another guy carefully remove the jets for a project. It is otherwise complete, as seen in the photos. Lots of great parts, or...
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      SteveH replied to the thread New member, older LC, 1st post.
      I vote to leave it stock until your usage dictates otherwise. My '99 LX will go anywhere I want it to (in Colorado mountains), and then some. My '99 LX just turned 325K a while back and it's going strong.
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      SteveH reacted to TexLexican's post in the thread Hill Country Yota Works with Like Like.
      Yup. Although I could see Toyota mechanics never dealing with AHC in their careers. But if they have 30 years experience, they should have someone to call for advice or the dignity to stop what they’re doing and throw the towel in.
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      SteveH reacted to brian's post in the thread 1961 project with Like Like.
      A buddy of mine turned this one up. Its been hiding in storage since the late 70s. Its not a west coast survivor, but certainly one for the eastcoast.
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      SteveH reacted to TexusLexus's post in the thread My First 100 Series with Like Like.
      Hey everyone. Just picked up my first 100 series last weekend. My neighbor 4 doors downs from me had this for about 7 years and put about 6,000 miles on it. I've been eyeing it for the past 5 years. I talked to him about it a few years back...
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      SteveH reacted to diesellibrarian's post in the thread Rear main seal or oil pan leak? with Like Like.
      I agree - start with the oil pan. I had the exact same symptoms as you, and since replacing the oil pan gasket, I have no oil leaks at all. I used a scissor jack to push the pan away from the block, as seen in the photo below. Follow the FSM to...
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      SteveH reacted to majdomo's post in the thread Pete the Old Prospector with Like Like.
      This was a requirement. Turns out I can get things to pass smog, but it's kind of a pain and would rather just not deal with it.
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      SteveH reacted to pb4ugo's post in the thread Recovery Points for FJ40? with Like Like.
      NEVER USE A TRAILER BALL OR CHROME TOW HOOKS!!!!. Imo, a reciever with a welded tow hook shouldn't be used either. I've used tow hooks on the frt for decades. I try to incorporate the bumper mounting and also make up backing plates for inside...
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      Were there no instructions? You could check SOR and see if they have instructions online for their covers that might give some ideas. I can't see how these could work, but maybe you roll under the extra material, or cut it off and re-hem with...
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      SteveH replied to the thread 1975 FJ40 440 Swapped.
      Many swaps lose the fan shroud. You must have a well-made, close-fitting fan shroud so that the engine fan does some good.
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      SteveH replied to the thread Rear main seal or oil pan leak?.
      @DirtMcgirt79 Replace the pan gasket first. 99% of trucks with the original gasket need it, and the job is so much easier than pulling the transmission. My FJ62 has 262K and still has the original, non-leaking rear main seal. If needed, you can...
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      If you want OEM, I found that '99 LX horns were different than '99 Land Cruiser horns, but while at the junkyard, the horn from a '08 4Runner matched the LX horn perfectly. Recall there are 'hi' and 'low' note horns, so get the right one(s).
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      So, seems there was frame rust that was repaired. For their $16k asking price with a repaired, I passed.
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      *Final update: It was the alternator as suggested by the two auto stores I had test it and members here. One said it was an open diode, the other said open diode and failing voltage regulator. I replaced the alternator with the OEM remanufactured...
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