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#394 of 460 Re: 1994 toyota pickup [rcrain1]
Feb 13, 2008 (9:02 pm)
It sounds like the electronic speedometer connector has a short. I'm not sure about the automatic transmission, but on a manual the connector is on the passenger's side of the transmission, close to the back. It'll be almost the only wires you see coming out of that end of the transmission. Examine the wires, and see if any have rubbed through the insulation to bare wire. If there are bare spots, then maybe you could tape them with electrical tape. If the wires/connector seem OK, then you want to carefully take out the sensor and examine the gear(s) on the end of it. If the gear is worn out, then you'll need a new sensor. If all that seems OK, then you'll probably need to take it into a mechanic, or a specialty shop that deals with speedometers, gauges, and electrical problems.
#395 of 460 Need Frame for 85 XCAB 4x4
Feb 16, 2008 (1:33 pm)
I was given a 85 xcab 4x4 with 119,000 9 years ago. Box was rusted. Since than
I completely rebuilt the 22R FI engine. Has 2000 miles on rebuilt. All axles and
Auto trans have amsoil fluid and are perfect. Locking hubs. Cab body in good shape
with new front fenders. Have snow plowed my driveway for the last 6 years with
a 6' alumium blade with a western plow frame and controls. Best traction truck
I have ever seen, but the frame is going fast from rust. Will a newer toyota pickup
accept the front axle and springs with using my old steering box and steering
column. Perhaps a 94. Have too much invested in engine and body too junk.
Truck now has 145,000 on it. Need Advise. Bob
#396 of 460 86 22r Toyota, about to buy
Feb 18, 2008 (11:49 am)
I'm looking into buying a friends 89 Toyota pickup for $800, the body is in great shape and the tires are all good. The engine runs pretty well to me, it's a 5 speed tranny and isn't lacking any power it seems. There were a few things I noticed though, in higher rpms there's a quite loud squeal, I'm told it's the fan belt and should be replaced or tightened, sounded true enough to me. Is that something I can easily do myself? Also, if going uphill or even a gentle hill it will pop out of 5th gear, I've heard that a bushing can fix that, though I guess if you're going uphill you don't need to be in 5th gear anyway. I looked over the engine and everything looked okay, I'm not much of a mechanice though. The drivers side blinker is missing, and the bumper is an aftermarket one and is mounted crooked. The grill has a bit damage as if someone hit it with a bat. Just wondering if everyone thought this would be a good purchase. Thanks.
#397 of 460 Re: 86 22r Toyota, about to buy [zaggi]
Feb 18, 2008 (9:12 pm)
Sounds good to me. Belts are cheap enough to replace. $10 each, give or take. The shifter bushings are the likely culprit for the transmission popping out of gear. They shouldn't cost more than $150 at your local mechanic. A turn signal lens/bulb is easy to replace, just a few screws, and the light is most likely available at your local junk yard.
#398 of 460 Re: 86 22r Toyota, about to buy [pauliep13]
Feb 18, 2008 (11:45 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I just noticed an error I made in my post, the truck IS an 86, not an 89. But I'm pretty much set on buying it. For $800 I guess I can't go wrong, I know of alot of people who pay $500-$800 on a vehicle that doesn't even run, so I think I'm getting a decent deal here. I'll definitely take a drive down to the local Pick-A-Part junkyard and see if I can't find some stuff to make her look a bit better. Anyway, thanks again. Any other advice or tips would be awesome too.
#399 of 460 93 DLX Pickup w/ V6
Mar 02, 2008 (8:19 am)
For some time now, my 93 pickup with the 3.0 VZE has been sounding like it spark knocks when traveling at speeds above 55mph. It really seems to get bad when the cruise is set at about 65 while traveling on the interstate. When it does this, I let off and then speed back up. This seems to help for a short time until it starts again. I am worried that it is the beginning of big problems, considering it has 168K miles. Does this sound like it is the main bearing or something like lifters ticking? I had one mechanic look at it and he said that it was just old, and things like this are normal. Personally I am afraid to drive it long distances anymore, so I use it as an around town truck. Has anyone experienced the same thing or does anyone know if I just need to have the engine overhauled?
#400 of 460 Re: No power below 3500 rpm [cartcarfan]
Mar 08, 2008 (2:59 pm)
I'm currently having the same problem, kind of intermittent. '94 4-cylinder. when it's acting up it idles ~ 500 rpm, sounds rough and about to stall out. when driving, I can also floor the pedal and just about no response, then around 3000 rpm there's a surge and the engine starts to pull. I've also replaced the plugs/cap/rotor. some days the truck is just fine. sometimes seems to be associated with damp weather, but not always.
#401 of 460 Re: No power below 3500 rpm [esb43505]
Mar 09, 2008 (9:26 pm)
I was having a similar problem on my '95 4 cyl. It was more intermittent, though. It would run just fine when first starting it up. After driving around for a little while and getting the engine up to, or close to, operating temperature, park it for a few minutes to cool off. After restarting, then it would have horrible power in the low end, but it only lasted for a little while until the engine was hot again. It also gave a rich burning smell from the exhaust. I figured out that it might be the O2 sensor, since I recently replaced it, and took it back to the parts store on warranty. Since I've replaced it with the new one, the truck runs just fine. I'm waiting to see if the problem comes back, since this is the first time I've replaced the O2 sensor with an after market one. If this one fails, I guess I'll have to do my best to get my money back and get a Toyota one from the dealer. I guess you should check your O2 sensor and see if the heater element is burned up, or maybe if it's all together bad.
#402 of 460 Exhause upgrade or not?
Mar 10, 2008 (5:40 am)
Had this under Tacoma until I saw this site. Adding here.
Hi, I have a 1989 Toyota SR5 4x4 4 cyc pickup with 66,000 miles on it. I just luv this toy. Friend gave me 2 new exhaust mufflers. Can't find a name on them but they are cyclinder in shape, about 2 feet long and red....I know..nice info. But I was thinking of putting both of these on and now am wondering if I could screw up back pressure, etc.? Maybe I should just leave well enough alone, but I sure would like to hear a little growl when I take off. Second childhood I guess. Any suggestions? Thanks much.
#403 of 460 94 Pickup Starting Problem
Mar 26, 2008 (6:10 pm)
I have a 94 P/U (V6) that has trouble starting after its been driven more than 20 minutes. It turns over, but then acts like the fuel supply runs out and stalls. If I wait about 15 minutes I can get it to start. Mechanics are mystified...has anyone had this problem? Thanks...