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    Yellow Box - Customer Support

    About 4 years ago I installed a Yellow Box to correct the speedo/odometer for non stock tires. Everything worked perfectly until last month. The speedo/odometer works at start-up, then stops working after 3-5 miles. If I bypass the Yellow Box everything works as designed, just not at the...
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    No Speedometer/Odometer - Intermittent

    1995 - 300,000+ miles As the title says, my speedometer/odometer is not working intermittently. The pattern is, initially both work, after about 5 miles of driving both stop working. I have read through all of the posts I could find. Most fix this problem by replacing the VSS. My VSS is...
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    Serial Number on Head?

    Is there a serial number, or some type of identification, on the head that associates it with the block?
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    AT Oil Cooler - Aftermarket Replacement Suggestions

    My oil cooler is beat up. It's original, not leaking, but is in bad shape. I'd like to replace it as part of my PM. I see that it is now a discontinued part. There are lot's of aftermarket options out there. What you used when replacing your oil cooler? Make and model number would help...
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    Wiper Motor - Growl of Death

    I think I know the answer but thought I'd post it up here to get some feedback. It has been raining quite a bit in Northern California. Two days ago I jumped in my cruiser, started it up, turned the wipers on, and heard what appears to be a "Growl of Death" coming from the wiper motor. I did...
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    Head Gasket Mechanic - Bay Area

    I live in Santa Cruz but am having difficulty finding a mechanic willing to tackle this job. I have been prepping for this job as I knew it was inevitable. I wanted to tackle this myself but am too busy to do it. I have a 1995 with 280,000. All the signs of a blown head gasket. I will...
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    Mechanic - Santa Cruz, CA

    Just like that...poof! The white smoke of the dreaded head gasket. At 279,000 I am pretty sure it just happened. 1995 that has been so reliable to me. I have been prepping mentally to tackle this project by myself. As life has it, I cannot make this happen at this time. I will do all the...
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    Tailgate Hole Pattern: dxf file

    Does anyone have (and is willing to share) a dxf file with the tailgate hole pattern? I am getting ready to skin my tailgate with diamond plate. This would save me a lot of time. Thanks in Advance
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    AC Evaporator /Thermistor- Question

    I am replacing my AC evaporator and am wondering about how the thermistor is shoved into the evaporator's fins. Just for the record I am assuming this is the thermistor...see the picture for details. Is this normal? Just shove the white plastic piece into the fins?
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    OBDII Reader for Under $15

    For those of you who need an OBDII reader here is one for under $15. I have no affiliation with this company but thought some here could use a good stocking stuffer: Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN-BUS OBDII Check Engine Auto Diagnostic Code Scanner Tool-Newegg.com
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    AC Compressor?

    Is this a common AC compressor failure point? The first 2 pictures were taken 2 months ago after a 3000+ mile road trip. The AC worked, except for in Vegas after driving for 6 hours and the outside temp being 100+. I cleaned the area, drove it for 2 months and snapped the 3rd picture tonight.
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    Spade Size - Rear Defrost Switch

    Picked up a few Rear Defrost Switches to hook up a few accessories. Unfortunately, they came without the pigtails. So, I need to fab some harnesses. Does anyone know the what size female spade fits on these switches? My calipers don't quite fit in there for an accurate reading.
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    Repurposing Switches - Anyone use Laser Cut Labels?

    I have read the process that @NLXTACY posted here: SWITCH RELABLES- printable single sheet I have tried this technique and am just not happy with my results. It's probably me but the plastic is opaque and the results look home made. I was wondering if anyone has access and/or used a laser...
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    SPAL Auxiliary Fan Install

    I have been wanting to add an auxiliary fan to help with my AC system when driving at slow speeds with a heat soaked engine. I did a little research and found a 12" paddle blade pusher fan with a 20amp motor. It is made by SPAL and was right around $100 delivered. Initial impressions are...
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    Overdrive Bulb - Part #

    My local Toyota Service Parts Center could not figure out the part number for the Overdrive (dash) indicator bulb. Can anyone help me out?
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    Cruise Control Turning Off with LED Tail Lights - FIX

    I read a lot of threads about this. A lot of Mudders installed a small bulb to add resistance. Others, installed a resistor but did not identify what type. So, I thought I'd post this as it is a :banana: repair. I installed some LED tail lights and my cruise control would turn off whenever I...
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    Resitor for LED Tail Lights

    I have searched and read a lot of threads on this topic. I have installed LED tail lights. When the cruise control is set my turn signals turn it off. All of the threads I have read say to install a small bulb or resistor. I do not want to install a bulb. Does anyone know what size...
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    JW Speaker 30w Cree Led Fog/Driving Lights

    Has anyone seen these in action? They are 4" 30 watt LED fog/driving lights. The expensive ones are J.W. Speaker lights. There are knockoffs on Amazon and Ebay too. They are designed to fit in the newer Jeep driving light locations. I am assuming Jeep owners are buying them as an upgrade to...
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    EP 34 Flasher...Still Fast Flash Rate

    I recently purchased a Tridon EP-34 off Amazon but received a Novita EP-34 flasher instead. They appear to be the same unit. I have LED turn signal bulbs at all 4 corners. This flasher fixed the "hyper-flashing" I was experiencing but the flash rate is faster than the OEM unit. Have others...
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    Breeze Constant Torque Clamps - A Comprehensive List - Anyone?

    I have never been able to justify spending the $ on those fancy constant torque clamps. However, after changing my heater control valve this past weekend I realized how damaging the cheap clamps really are. The expensive silicone heater hose I used last summer was clearly damaged by the cheap...
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