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    Blower motor, AC amplifier, Blower Motor Resistor question...

    1997 LX450 Last week everything with AC/heat was working perfectly. Blower motor make a huge racket and stops dead. Take the blower apart and discover that a black plastic screen from the air intakes, exterior, below the windshield wipers has been sucked into the squirrel cage and jammed the...
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    Help with coolant leak…

    I’ve developed a coolant leak, but can’t find/see the source. Somewhere on radiator, US passenger side, top, and front (just below where the horn is mounted). Under the cross support. There are no fittings that I am aware of. Any suggestions before I tear apart looking for it? ‘97 lx450 180K...
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    RTH... shop has armed the alarm...

    Thanks for the response. Will try these ideas. Just want to get it home where I can work on it (remove the alarm).
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    RTH... shop has armed the alarm...

    97LX450. Havent used the alarm/key fobs in years. In shop for a tune up, and somehow they have armed the alarm and it won't stop honking. They have managed get it in and out of the shop, and have done the repairs, but the alarm is still armed and won't disarm.... Any quick suggestions? Thanks
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    Help with drivers side, rear wheel noise- 93 FZJ

    Was there any solution ever fount to this noise? Im hearing the same thing, but assumed it was time for new pads. Before I go tearing things apart what did you figure out as a solution? Thanks in advance!
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    Help with drivers side, rear wheel noise- 93 FZJ

    Was there any solution ever fount to this noise? Im hearing the same thing, but assumed it was time for new pads. Before I go tearing things apart what did you figure out as a solution? Thanks in advance!
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    AC clutch won't engage after head gasket.

    Just a heads up on what I found out when the AC clutch would not engage after head gasket job. A.c. was perfect before head work. Freon was ok. Added 1/2 pound to bring to spec. Fuses were ok. Hi/low pressure switch tested ok. Relays behind glove box tested ok. Coolant temp switch under...
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    RTH - Head Gasket complete - AC compressor won't work

    I just was wondering if what the solution was here? Just got truck back from shop and new head gasket but no ac. Relays in glove box seem to function, freon is full, compressor runs when 'jumped'and blows cold. Plugs on compressor and pressure switch (by usds battery) reset. Any possible...
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    Front mud flap question

    IIRC either the boards come off or you have to trim the flaps to allow the boards to fit in them... assuming your using OEM flaps.
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    New thermostat = New coolant leak

    Last week finished up a radiator replacement including thermostat, gasket, hoses, etc... and have now found a coolant leak that wasn't there before. I can't tell exactly where it's coming from. It is only leaking when hot and driving. Have not been able to reproduce it sitting in the garage...
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    She's squirting all over! Pics! Radiator leak.

    Thanks for the reply's... It is dilute toyota 'red'. It was dilute to begin with, plus I added a gallon or more water this morning before I found the leak. I do like the idea of doing a real good flush before the new install though!
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    She's squirting all over! Pics! Radiator leak.

    Woke up this morning to a large puddle in the garage. After heating her up, she started to squirt all over. Out of the seam on the top of radiator. :bang: There has been no trauma, no fender benders, or the like. Not freezing weather nor been really hot (95 degrees or so). :meh:What is the...
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    Why does my starter hate the cold?

    Last year when I replaced the contacts, I also replaced the plunger. Looked a lot like the pics above. After about 2 months with no improvement, I re-pulled the starter and re-set the contacts, even though they looked good. The cold seems to be the only variable making a difference... :hhmm...
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    Why does my starter hate the cold?

    Background first. Last winter my 2.0 starter began to 'grind' and not engage flywheel when first cranked. Immediately turn key again and everything fires up as normal. I replaced contacts hoping that would solve the problem, but it did not. We got through the winter, to the warmer weather and...
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    Flaky OEM alarm workarounds (including passive arming)

    Thanks for the write up! Have a similar prob in my 97LX also. Not nearly as bad as yours though, only once or twice a month it won't arm (at least doesn't chirp when locking with fob). Sometimes I get partial chirps, or it chirps but doesn't lock. I have made it a habit to check the rear...
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    Gas Pedal 'Feel' ???

    To clarify... it is not a sticky or choppy feel at all, just short and dead. The pedal just doesn't have the range that it should, but acceleration/performance doesn't seem to suffer? Possibly "getting on it" is limited but the RPMs are there...
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    Gas Pedal 'Feel' ???

    As I have driven several cruisers lately, I have noticed a wide variance in the gas pedal "feel". About half have a nice, deep, natural feel...while the other half feel like the pedal is dead, very short range of motion. I could not distinguish much difference in performance... One just...
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    Viscous coupler gone! Yes.

    Did I do that? WOW. I realize these questions were all out there before, but I am sorry that my thread brought it all to life. I really don't know much about it, other than I didn't feel safe (for myself or the 80) driving until the VC was out. The post by MarkP explains the symptoms...
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    Viscous coupler gone! Yes.

    I've thought of that... I have thought that there maybe an underlying issue, but I didn't like thinking about that much...to much to worry about in a 2 week old rig. The front end was real creaky/poppy in the turns before the VC removal. It sounded like it was 'deeper' than the birfs.... and...
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    What 80 stuff surrounds your desk?

    A seized Viscous Coupler POS.
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