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Old 04-19-2019, 10:32 AM #28741
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Installed a new brake booster yesterday. The old one was bad. Thought I was going to need to bleed the brakes but it slipped right in without it! Go DIY power. I can't wait to tune up my rwd 3rd gen and possibly rebuild it in the future.
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Started as a spark plug change yesterday, turns out I need wires too

So while waiting for the wires to arrive (ETA Monday) I:
- cleaned the MAF
- soaked any hardware I removed in mineral spirits overnight to remove most of the grease and grime, ran the bolts and screws to through a die to clean up the threads (will be running a tap through the holes), wire-wheeled/sanded as much rust etc. I can remove, and will be soaking them in evaporust for a day or so.
- grill some ribs on Sunday

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Catching up

New to the forum, so I figured I'd start here to get acquainted and build up the post count. I bought a 1998 T4R a few months ago at 168,000 miles and have been addressing little things here and there:
- Replaced rear diff, bearings, and seals
- Replaced rear brake back plates. The ones on it were bent!!???***##. It had spongy brakes when I bought it. Turns out this was the culprit. Not sure how this even happens but the brake shoes weren't making flat contact with the drums. All good now!
- Serviced entire e-brake system. Due to previous issue it appeared it hadn't been used in a long time, all linkage points were stiff to move.
- Just ordered (this morning) new catalytic converter, exhaust system, muffler and O2 sensors. I'm not getting any codes, don't appear to have any leaks, and rust doesn't seem to be an issue, but the exhaust sounds like garbage and I figured while I'm under there I'd just change it all out.

I've have quite a few items sitting on the bench I already ordered for replacement but I'll post those as I get to them. I just want to say THANK YOU so much to the guys who have put soe much time and effort into making all the instructional videos and posts. They have been a priceless resource in helping me learn my truck and learn to work on it myself, which is the entire reason I bought it in the first place!

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The past 4 weeks I have gotten around to some overdue maintenance...

Changed the timing belt, water pump, hyd tensioner and related bearings/idlers, flushed PS system, plugs and wires, cleaned throttle body, oil change....

I'm chasing down a mystery condition present before any of the maintenance above. When I accelerate heavily, near WOT the engines bogs and stutters, the car does not accelerate. This mystery throws no codes or CEL, can't seem to figure out the problem. Coil packs seem good in that I can hear the spark jumping about an inch when the boot is pulled away.

Would love suggestions to resolve this... new member, can't post a thread yet.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:35 PM #28746
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Toyota parts supplier ÖÖ.

just placed a big order for projects...Ive used camelback in the past and never had a complaint, but someone recommended on the forum McGeorge Toyota. So I compared. You have to pay shipping, but even with that the order came in about 80 less than camel back even with the camelback free shipping and discount code.

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knock sensor each ( yuck job coming up) camel back....179.84....McGeorge 161.41
shipping on two knock sensors was $11 fed x ground

however I ordered a lot more stuff....a total of $480 plus 22 shipping to Oregon

luckily im not in a hurry as they are on the east coast and I wont get back to my 4runner in Oregon for 12 more days, then fix my 4runner then bring it to Alaska

(was gonna bring it a month ago then I got the codes of knock sensor out 2 days before I was gonna originally leave, did not want to be on the road and have them crap out big time and put me into limp mode, so had to fly up for now to start work on a project)
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Changed out my solenoids the other day, had a po770. Flushed with 12qts of Castrol Import ATF. At only 116,000 miles I am not sure this transmission has ever shifted as well as it does now, dating back to 2006.

Also ordered a bunch of new vacuum hoses and the heater core, non rear heater, hoses for install next month.

Last month replaced all three coil packs. Had a very small tear in the boot. A much smoother idle now.

Hope to keep the 4Runner until it is least thirty years old.
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Got new tires, they rubbed so I chose to take the step off and I'm liking the look of it now 😁😁

Update: still rubbing ☹️ thinking of a suspension lift or a leveling kit. Not sure yet cause I wanta take her Wheeling this summer
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This will be the 3rd set of LBJs on the 4runner (4th in you include the original ones). Got some new outer tie rod castle nuts too. Also got a new battery clamp, I had tried re-painting the old one with rustoleum hammered but didn't like how it looked and the part was only $17, and has the little rubber pads that had fallen off the old one. And got the o-ring from Tim's power steering flush/cleaning video for when I get around to that job.

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Got my hands on some brand new in box 5th Gen rear springs, to give my truck a mild "lift". Gained about 1" on each side, from 20.75" to 21.75", which is about what I wanted. Now the front seems to be begging to be slightly higher.

Old and new springs (3rd Gens are actually longer, but significantly less stiff with the thinner wire diameter and more colis:



5th Gen spring looks right at home:



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Not a huge lift by any means, but I like it.
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working on the timing belt and water pump replacement and ran into a rather large issue.
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Got my hands on some brand new in box 5th Gen rear springs, to give my truck a mild "lift". Gained about 1" on each side, from 20.75" to 21.75", which is about what I wanted. Now the front seems to be begging to be slightly higher.

Old and new springs (3rd Gens are actually longer, but significantly less stiff with the thinner wire diameter and more colis:



5th Gen spring looks right at home:



Original stance:



5th Gen spring stance:



Not a huge lift by any means, but I like it.
Looks good Leon. Are shocks next?

Going to paint the caps?

There was some question about your tranny cooler I was going to ask but the mental floss isnít working today.
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Looks good Leon. Are shocks next?

Going to paint the caps?

There was some question about your tranny cooler I was going to ask but the mental floss isnít working today.
Thanks - not sure what my next step with suspension will be. I'm sort of at an impasse in general - I love the truck, and it has been really good to me, so I want to give it some love, but not sure where to start.

I think my next step will be paint for the cladding (haven't yet decided on white or silver), and depending on how that looks, I'll have to do something about the wheels. But I don't know yet if I want to stick with 16" (since the tires are nearly new), or go for some 17" TRD wheels. So I am paralyzed by indecision, and am going on a three week vacation instead of deciding.

Let me know if you think of the cooler question!
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