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#297 of 460 Bumper Blues 1993 Toyota Pickup
Mar 03, 2007 (1:42 pm)
I recently had to replace my old bumper and everything went well until the license plate lights. The instructions showed one wire coming off each of the lights from the license plate - but instead I have two wires coming off each light (black & red). I have wired this may different ways to no avail. On my old bumper I had one wire going to each light. Help anyone? Thanks!
#298 of 460 80 sr5 Overheating
Mar 03, 2007 (4:19 pm)
I have a 1980 sr5, 2wd, longbed. Just replaced the radiator this morning b/c thermostat shot up to redline and b/c a visible geyser of coolant steam could be seen shooting out of the radiator body an inch from the upper hose (hot, inbound).
I drove it after replacing the radiator and the coolant/water, and it redlined again after about 10 minutes! This time, a small geyser of coolant steam was seen where the upper hose connects to the engine.
I removed and inspected the hose (nothing).
I let it sit for an hour and drove 10 minutes. It redlined!!! But, nowhere could I see coolant steam spewing out.
Any ideas what could be causing this overheating???
Is there a thermostat in the engine that may be broken in a 'closed' position, thereby keeping the coolant from circulating?
#299 of 460 Re: 80 sr5 Overheating [robonoodle]
Mar 03, 2007 (6:57 pm)
Yup, sounds like a thermostat to me. Follow that upper radiator hose back towards the engine. On top of the engine at the end of that hose, you should see the "dome" of the thermostat housing with 2 12mm bolts holding it down. Open that up and get a new one in there. Make sure to note which side is "up" when you take that housing off, and put the new one in there facing the same way. I'd suggest going to the dealership, they'll have the proper temp thermostat, and the propper fitting rubber seal that goes around it.
#300 of 460 Re: 80 sr5 Overheating [pauliep13]
Mar 05, 2007 (2:26 pm)
Thanks! Quickly though: I note that the upper hose it quite hot to the touch...indicating that coolant is coming from the engine (and that the thermostat maybe is not broken shut). Could this mean, therefore, that the water pump is likely shot?
#301 of 460 Re: 80 sr5 Overheating [robonoodle]
Mar 05, 2007 (10:19 pm)
Probably not, the radiator hoses are supposed to get hot after running the engine for a little while. In my experience, you can tell a water pump is bad when you actually see water (antifreeze) leaking out of it. I'd try the thermostat first, it's a cheap, quick fix. Just make sure you put it in facing the right way, and you fill your radiator back up with the proper mixture of antifreeze.
#302 of 460 Re: 93 yota fuel help [tuckinlugs]
Mar 16, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Help, 94 pick up with same problem. And I am certainly not a mechanic.
#303 of 460 1994 pickup will not start
Mar 17, 2007 (7:15 am)
Ok heres the deal, I replaced one relay under the hood in the fuse box, it immediatly blew that relay, so I swapped out the one next too it and all those systems(wipers, blower motor, power windows) worked again but when I changed the relays back to their original spots with new ones the truck wouldn't start. It turns over, but sounds like the fuel pump is not working. Any ideas, i am certainly not a mechanic. Maybe it is the fuel pump relay, and does anyone know where it is?
#304 of 460 Re: 94' Yota 2wd 22re 244,000mi=need help [mobi]
Apr 24, 2007 (5:16 am)
#305 of 460 Re: 94' Yota 2wd 22re 244,000mi=need help [mobi]
Apr 24, 2007 (5:19 am)
I have a "94 yota 2wd, 22r just rebulit, it keeps blowning
the 30amp fuse, in the fuse box. it will idle fine, but it will die, w/in 2 blocks, if, i move it. i need advice as to
where or what to start with to find my problem.
#306 of 460 Re: engine noise [toy_user]
May 03, 2007 (5:28 pm)
did you ever figure out your noise . i think its acrod or crankshaft bearing noise