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Yes, a lot of power steering pumps call for automatic transmission fluid (ATF) instead of traditional power steering fluid. The difference between the two fluids will vary between brands, but has to do with a difference in cleaning, lubricating and hydraulic characteristics. Often if the wrong type is used, the fluid will eat the seals in the power steering ...


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2nd that; its a catalytic heat shield. Now your catalytic convertor will be able to ignite grass fires when parked more easily.


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2 thousandths is nothing. I doubt you will be able to feel this. There is no real spec on the lug torque when checking runout - what is more important is that they are tight and evenly torqued. So you might as well do as Ben suggested and torque to spec. The only real way to reach "perfection" is to use a rotor lathe that cuts the rotor while still on ...


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It's hard to say exactly what's going on, but you are definitely leaking anti-freeze. Since it is coming from the back of the engine, it could be a bad freeze plug, busted heater hose, or cracked coolant fitting. I'm doubting it would be your coolant pump as that should be at the front of the engine. I highly doubt this is a head gasket leak. Unless you can ...


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This is a bit complicated, but I found the information for you on this pdf. I am pulling the graphs out of it so you can see what you need to do. Rather than retype everything, I'm cutting/pasting some of the precursor directions here: There are some prerequisites you should know. First, you need a scan tool to tell you when any of the drive cycles are ...


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I have my 1990 Toyota V6 3.0 extra cab running on the front two wheels only, I had the same thing happen. I was told, a friend of mine, drove a similar truck all the way from the desert into San Diego. I've been driving the truck all morning, the deal is, I have a "High" 4x4 and a "Low" 4x4, right now I have it engaged to be High 4x4, I am not using the ...


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The problem lies in your connections to the battery or ground. I'm not sure how you tested them, but from your description, this is a classic case of losing connectivity from either the ground strap or the positive lead. I've seen it happen many times in the past. Your best bet is to disconnect each main connection, clean the connection (both at the wire ...


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Check out how to flush your system on this SE question : How do you clean out blue devil (sodium silicate/liquid glass) out of your cooling system? DO NOT add DAWN washing up liquid - this used to be added to the fountain in the square in Coventry by students and would put foam down the street for a hundred yards... :) Flush the system and you can use tap ...


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Replacing the transmission is not required. You may have a leaking input shaft seal on the transmission that is contaminating the clutch plate with gear oil, causing slippage under load. Further to this, the engine rear main seal may also be contaminating the clutch with oil. Check the engine and gearbox oil levels initially, to help diagnose. If these ...


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I have a 1991 Chevy Tracker on which I will be isolating the rear differential. The reason is that the pinion bearings have had extreme lube starvation do to a axle seal leak which lead to catastrophic failure. The vehicle value doesn't compare to the price of a new/used rear end, or the time it would take to pull each component and inspect for wear/damage. ...


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It sounds like your brake pads are about worn out. On disc brakes there is a small metal piece attached to the pad which, when there is enough wear on the pads, will start rubbing against the rotor and making the noise you are describing. It goes away when you touch the brakes because it is being forced against the rotor, not just riding against it. I ...


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From Ben's comment, It's probably just a coincidence that the pump shaft seal started leaking. Universal fluids are used all the time and the Toyota power steering pump isn't anything special. Either way the pump has to be replaced/rebuilt You either need to replace the pump or rebuild it. Also, if you flush the system, or have done prior to the leak (...


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The reason for dishwasher soap is because it will not foam up. If you already ran your engine you will need to flush it a few times most likely. If you didn't run you engine. You could remove your lower radiator hose and flush out the radiator. But will most likely have oil residue in the coolant no matter what. You'll just need to get as much of the 4qts ...


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Yes, it should be possible to do yourself. If you already have the new spoiler check and see if it came with new mounting hardware for the vehicle. Open and raise the rear liftgate. On the inside near the top corners you should see two plastic trim plugs, one for each side. Remove both of these carefully using a plastic tool. Using a 10mm socket wrench ...


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Starting a car for 30 seconds to move it once is fine, but to do that several times a day every day will accelerate wear and may also lead to a flat battery since it does not have time to re-charge... We used to say a battery would need 7 to 10 miles of "good" driving - not idling in traffic to get charged... Can you plan the parking of an evening so the ...


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tl dr: No The transfer case sits at the back of the transmission. It has two drive shafts which come off of it, one to the front and one to the back. You'd have to install a different transmission and driveline to the rear in order to do what you are talking about. It would be far cheaper (and easier) to get a transfer case fixed or replaced than to go ...


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VSS 1 isn't really a sensor. On that car the VSC ECU takes input front the wheel speed sensors and sends a 4 pulse signal to the Instrument cluster. Which in turn sends a 5v square wave to the ECM. This is explained with a circuit diagram and visual representation in the field service manual you linked in section DI-103.


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This has to do with the main vehicle speed sensor (VSS), not the wheel speed sensors. It's a generic code from the P050x series. The other P050x codes are specific issues. Symptoms of a P0500 DTC may include: Loss of anti-lock brakes the "anti-lock" or "brake" Warning lamps on the dash may be lit The speedometer or odometer may not work properly (or at ...


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I know these engines (Toyota 3.4L), so I would suggest you to remove radiator (4 bolts, 2 from each side, 2 hoses to engine, no transmission oil cooler, as it is manual as I understood), and just run tons of water through it. Also remove thermostat (3 bolts, easy to remove) and run tons of water through upper coolant hose. This way you will make sure, that ...


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If the vehicle sits for a long time without being started, the battery itself will lose charge over time. Something like 5% of the stored energy will be lost per month, but this doesn't mean the battery will be dead or beyond recharging. It just means it may need a jump start when you go to start it for the first time after it's been in storage for a period ...


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Using the starter to crank the bolt off seems to have worked for a decent number of people on the internet, but seems slightly dangerous. Heat seems hit or miss on a bolt that is usually torqued well beyond its official torque numbers. When I encountered the same problem with a Honda crankshaft pulley bolt, I ended up using a 1/2" drive impact gun with a ...


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If you have the 3vze/V6 engine, those are highly prone to headgasket failure to the point there was a factory recall, so that is a possible candidate. The exhaust cross-over tube behind the engine tends to overheat the rear cylinders, so that is typically where the headgasket failure occurs. You may be able to keep it limping along for a while but ...


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As the O2 sensor goes bad you can get a fuel smell without any leaks. Have your car scanned at your local auto parts store. This will give you any error codes for your vehicle malfunctions and can also tell you what the specific problem is and what parts(s) you may need to replace or repair.


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Problems like this tend to be water related. Water gets into a fuse box or wiring harness and the head lights are the symptom. Another possible cause is if the truck has automatic head lights, that is they come on automatically when it gets dark. A malfunction in that system can also cause the head lights to come on.


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If the spoiler has been in place for a few years, it is likely that the contacting paint surfaces will have adhered, and pulling the freshly unbolted spoiler away from the trunk lid will pull some body paint with it. To minimize (probably not eliminate) the necessary resurfacing of the trunk lid, apply a little penetrating oil or detergent to the lines of ...


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