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Toyota Maintenance: Steering Rack - Bushing Replacement
The steering rack bushings on 1995.5 - 2004 Tacomas are made of rubber and tend to
wear out rather quickly, leading to vague or loose steering response. Energy Suspension
makes a polyurethane bushing kit which can be modified to fit these vehicles.
CV Axle Replacement on 3rd Generation 4Runners and Tacomas
It's almost inevitable that if an IFS rig is wheeled hard,
either a CV boot will split open or the CV joint itself
will grenade. Jeff Bathke offers a step-by-step guide with
some helpful tips to replacing a CV axle in a 3rd
Generation ('96 - '02) 4Runner and a '95.5 - '04 Tacoma.
Time to Replace the O2 Sensor on your 3rd Gen Toyota?
Is it time to replace the O2 Sensor on your 3rd generation
Toyota with the 3.4L V-6 or 2.7L 4 cylinder engine? The
trusty "Check Engine" light may not be the best guide to
tell you when this is necessary. So how does one know when
it's time to replace this rather expensive sensor?
Toyota 3.4L V6 Timing Belt Replacement
The timing belt found in 1st generation Tacomas, 3rd
generation 4Runners, and T-100 Pickups require periodic
replacement. Belts on earlier models need to be replaced at
60,000 miles, and newer models at 90,000 miles. The purpose
of this article is to point out the many steps that may be
omitted in a routine belt change, and to show the use of an
aftermarket service tool made by SnapOn and other
companies. It loosely follows the format of the Factory
Service Manual (FSM) in a step by step manner.
Land Cruiser Brake Booster Replacement
Brake problems can manifest themselves in a number of ways.
Shoes or pads can wear out, leaks can develop in the master
or slave cylinders, or the power booster on a power brake
system could fail. In this case, the problem was the brake
booster leaking vacuum on a 1997 Land Cruiser FZJ80. A
replacement booster turned out to range in cost from very
expensive at the dealer to non-available at the cheaper
parts stores. We sourced a quality rebuild from the local
Toyota Hydraulic Clutch Maintenance
Is your clutch moaning, clicking or otherwise sounding
unhealthy when you depress the pedal? If you have ruled out
the clutch assembly itself, you likely need to replace the
clutch master cylinder and / or the clutch slave cylinder.
For a small investment in a remanufactured unit, new
replacement unit or a rebuild kit, weÕll show you how easy
it is to swap out the offending hydraulic assembly for
better actuation of your clutch and assure longer life of
the disk assembly.
||Starter Contact Repair
The Toyota 4WD starters generally provide long
service, with the most common problems arising from worn starter
contacts. If your Toyota doesn't start right away or you hear the
infamous solenoid "click" when turning the key, you can save a lot of
money by replacing the contacts yourself rather than buying a complete,
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