90 series mods and repairs FAQ

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Bodhi

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Is there something wrong with the links as when I click on any of them I just get taken to the index page? Used to work for me?

Richie
 

Pat

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Beau has a video on removing a 1kzte and it is absolutely brilliant.The only other thing I would do next time is take plenty of photos so you do not make any mistakes when reassembling.Please add vid to the tech thread.
 

Prodo90

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Hi There I own a 3.4 petrol auto Prado and wanted to know who in the Cape Town area would be the best to advise me on the following.

Auto gearbox gives a solid knock when reverse is engaged. A similar less intense knock I'd felt when putting it into Drive.

The second major problem is the terrible vibration when driving. The vibration disappears when the petrol is released. FYI I have had the propshaft knuckle repairs but now I'm not sure whether the guy messed up doing the job. The forums advice would be highly appreciated. [emoji1]
 

Shayne

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Well done Beau and keep it up i hope your vids will one day give me the courage to strip and rebuild my truck :clap:
 

Beau

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Well done Beau and keep it up i hope your vids will one day give me the courage to strip and rebuild my truck :clap:
Thanks Shayne! Hopefully your engine has hundreds of thousand more miles left on it before you need to be thinking of a rebuild :lol:
 

Shayne

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Blasted arms :angry-screaming:

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I took them off and had a play and then i thought no there's a pro classic car restoration place down the road who are bound to have the proper tools for the job and i have plenty of other stuff to do .

They've had them more than a week so i went down to be told they can't do it but they have blasted them for me and i was led to a shed where they were buried in grit and despite being specifically asked to do so they hadn't even taped off the wheels bearings such is the professionalism around here :icon-rolleyes:

Anyway i'm about to start butchering with a hacksaw , grinder and a hammer because i am replacing all ball joints and bushes before they go back in and while on tea break i thought i would post this up to see if anyone has any tool purchase suggestions ?
 
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Shayne

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And today's lesson on how not to do things .

I first tried welding a bar on hoping to twist the lower control arm bush out but all i got was fire and the weld wouldn't take , i'm a crap welder so it might have done had i persisted but i wasn't sure it was the best way forward anyway .

Instead i put the Toyota in jack in (its the only one i have small enough to fit) and cut the ends off the inner sleeve , and low and behold this worked = progress :eusa-dance:

A moment later i realized i couldn't remove the jack :doh:I should have put a socket or something on top of it because it has a mushroom like head :cry:

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Hence another tea break which has allowed me to work out i can jack the jack out if i wedge the arm under the tow hitch or something , with the socket between of course :shifty:
 

Shayne

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And after much time wasted trying to remedy my earlier mistake eventually removing the Toyota jack with a farm jack and socket and lots of and lots of failed balancing acts because i'm not an octopus .

It's out without buying any tools .

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Now i have a plan instead of making it up as i go along i hope the other 7 bushes will be out in the same time frame as it took me to do the first one .
 

Beau

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Shayne, I literally just did this bush last week. Wasn't as bad as I expected. One slit on that outer sleeve was all I needed to remove the tension and hit it out. Penetrating oil is your best friend here too. What are you replacing them with by the way?
 

Shayne

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I seen yours Beau i was going to ask if you can think of any tools that might help but figured i might be finished before i get a reply from you in your new time zone hence i posted here instead . I got Whiteline bushes .

For dismantling the rust remover i use has replaced penetrating oil completely .

I should note that the second one was out in maybe 20 minutes because i put a bolt in the bush with a 17mm socket on it for the jack to seat against .
 
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