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06-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By akwheeler

That link does make sense, if you don't find an...

That link does make sense, if you don't find an intake leak or similar you only other adjustments would be to rejet the carburator (or maybe adjust the choke). I have always left that to someone who...
06-06-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By akwheeler

you don't need to get snotty, people post in the...

you don't need to get snotty, people post in the wrong forum all the time and we are not psychic.
a picture OF YOUR CAM BOLTS might help someone answer ONE of your questions, but if you looked you...
05-17-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By akwheeler

It is always best to replace both front calipers...

It is always best to replace both front calipers at the same time to prevent a pull, but if you need to go cheap replace the left caliper and the rubber brake hose.
After it has been hanging up it...
05-16-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By akwheeler

You have a 260 A/C, (two windows, 60 mph) ...

You have a 260 A/C, (two windows, 60 mph)







The proper leak check for an A/C system is to evacuate the refrigerant using the proper A/C charge/discharge equipment and then pull a vacuum...
05-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By akwheeler

Washington and Alaska aren't getting any closer...

Washington and Alaska aren't getting any closer together any time soon, show up on the Kenai Peninsula for summer fishing like all the other tourists and I'll be happy to help you out.
05-16-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By akwheeler

I practice by building ships in bottles, once you...

I practice by building ships in bottles, once you get the hang of working through a 1" hole with chopsticks it's no problem!
05-15-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By akwheeler

Good suggestion on the trailer harness Scope,...

Good suggestion on the trailer harness Scope, Also I have seen people put the wrong bulbs in and get interesting results.
OP, if your brake light switch doesn't fix your problem you should also pull...
05-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By akwheeler

Most brake light switches are such that when you...

Most brake light switches are such that when you let off of the pedal it comes up and pushes on the switch plunger, like you are doing with your finger, so it is working as it should. You press the...
05-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By akwheeler

I agree with the fish guy, sorry it took me so...

I agree with the fish guy, sorry it took me so long to get back onto this.
what I see on the rear thrust angle leads me to believe that the frame may be tweaked, either from a wreck or like I said...
05-03-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By akwheeler

If you hit it hard enough on a loose surface both...

If you hit it hard enough on a loose surface both tires will spin even with an open diff. The only way for you to tell if you have an open diff or a worn out limited slip is to pull the axles and the...
05-03-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By akwheeler

No, just below that, they thread into the knuckle...

No, just below that, they thread into the knuckle and that nut is used to lock them in place after they are adjusted for length, yours are sheared clean off flush with the nut.
04-29-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By akwheeler

These guys are giving you some great advice, take...

These guys are giving you some great advice, take notes!
Rad4runner's rewire suggestion is excellent if it applies to your vehicle and can fix a lot of no-start issues.
Scope103 is right on the...
04-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By akwheeler

your idle shouldn't change at all when you hit...

your idle shouldn't change at all when you hit the brakes, you have a vacuum leak from the booster, if it is running rich in the first place the unmetered air going in will increase the rpms without...
04-29-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,227
Posted By akwheeler

Thanks for the offer cory, but I should be able...

Thanks for the offer cory, but I should be able to find something locally that will work. I don't get into deep enough water often enough to justify the electric setup anyway, I just wanted to see if...
04-28-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By akwheeler

Like Disco bob said, post some pictures,...

Like Disco bob said, post some pictures, underhood, interior, exterior etc. anything you could tell us about what modifications may have been made to it could effect the value.
We can try to help...
04-26-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,227
Posted By akwheeler

So, here's another update on the electric fan...

So, here's another update on the electric fan situation.
I added a third fan to my setup and added in the A/C fan to the control scheme, but it still isn't quite enough.
When I'm on the road it's...
04-18-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By akwheeler

I'm not intending to beat you up over this, but...

I'm not intending to beat you up over this, but this is why you should never "shotgun" vehicle repairs and just throw a ton of new parts at it. (they were new parts right? not hand-me downs?)
What...
03-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By akwheeler

#1 DON'T just start replacing stuff. you are more...

#1 DON'T just start replacing stuff. you are more likely to create another small leak in doing so.
you need to find and fix the leak you have before replacing hoses that may be just fine, still at...
03-18-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By akwheeler

Yes, it's aggravating, but it keeps you from...

Yes, it's aggravating, but it keeps you from running down the rabbit hole regarding "what did I do?" or "is it the fluid, the clutch, the shifter?"
I always recommend that if you have an issue with...
03-13-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By akwheeler

I except cash or trade, that'll be $49.95, have a...

I except cash or trade, that'll be $49.95, have a nice day! LOL
03-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By akwheeler

Thanks for the vote of confidence Scope! I've...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Scope! I've only installed or replaced a hundred or so (not all in Toyotas though). I don't envy you (kalihi) trying to get one in Hawaii, and getting the RIGHT one!...
03-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By akwheeler

it's usually much easier to replace a block...

it's usually much easier to replace a block heater than it is to put a freeze plug in.
just don't put rtv on it or over tighten the hold-down screw.
after removing the old one (loosen the screw a...
01-26-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By akwheeler

Better yet, get a wiring diagram for the circuit...

Better yet, get a wiring diagram for the circuit (I don't have easy access) disconnect all of the loads on that circuit (unplug the cluster/dash lights, remove all the running light bulbs) then pull...
01-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By akwheeler

A lot of this thread is very old, but I'd like to...

A lot of this thread is very old, but I'd like to comment on some things about steering box adjustment that I picked up in my past life. a traditional steering gear (not a rack and pinion) is...
01-18-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By akwheeler

If your fluid looks milky it got water in it. Was...

If your fluid looks milky it got water in it. Was it milky when you changed it last time? maybe it is residual, maybe the water is from condensation, maybe the breather tube isn't on it right.
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