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post #21 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 07:28 AM
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No trouble finding parts... maybe something's wrong with your buddy? I was able to get a new piston and yesterday a new flexplate, both overnight, with no trouble from one of the auto parts stores in town.

Edit: Engine is in as of yesterday, so no more dropping.....
Your in the wrong forum young man! This is the Yota section, not the junk section that only runs 80k and dies!
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Wrong forum, right thread! My wife's and my trucks don't need any work.... what do you want me to write about? Hehehehe

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ok,, what is up with putting 5.29 gears in a toyota axle housing?
you took the 4.10s out and the third just falls out..
the 5.29's you lift it up. fight with it for 20 min set it back down and rest.
then you lift it up and try like heck to line up the cut out's in the housing.
you all most get it but the studs are not lined up and you can't turn it at all.
wrestle it back out, rest, try again.. and it slides right in..

same thing for replacing the axles. I fought one side for over an hour. rested and tried one more time.. slipped right in.
ugggggggg.
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mowing the dammn yard

ok, get on lawn tractor.
battery dead, get charger out.
go get new battery since the other one is shot.
install new battery.
try to start tractor. get napa starting fluid... sucks.
get tractor started, using the start on your charger.

engage blades on said mower.
hear something that sounds like a rock crusher and a screaming little girl.
see main mower belt fly out from under said mower.

pull mower off and have a look. the blades are shot, the directional tin has rotted loose and tangled in blades. a pulley has worn down to the bolt.

go to international tractor place and see if they have parts for a 40 year old mower. 200.00 later head home wondering why a strip of steel,(the directional stuff) would cost 200.00.. I didn't buy it.
get out a strip of steel and cut it up to make directional thing.
get out welder, weld it up, install new blades pulley, new belts. grease it all up. install it on the mower with the now flat tire.
go get air can, empty, start truck for on board air as your compressor took a dump.
find that tool box is bent and won't lock. fix tool box. start truck turn on air fill tank only to see all this milky white oily crap that means the de oiler (75.00) has melted again.
fill up tire. find that new battery is dead, get charger out. 20 percent and charging.

hear thunder, a few drops of rain. go in garage and have a beer.
hear that hissing sound of on coming rain. run out remove charger, go back into garage to finish beer.
sit and watch a two inch down pour with hail wet down your already foot high grass.
sun comes out and you go back out to find out why new battery is dead.
more tools and volt meter and find that the starter generator is not working.
starter part yes, charging no. call about parts, no. new one will cost 450.00.
so going to take it apart and see if I can fix it.
so I think that I am now up to 350.00 and still have not mowed the yard.
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after all that,,, I engage the mower and the front clutch for the mower go's up in smoke.... back to the dealer... shait!!!
oh and just trust me that thing is a bioutch to get at. you have to take the front of the mower completely apart.
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Wow...I hear the chipmunks singing "Had a bad day..."

Sounds like it's time to get a new tractor w/deck and use the existing one for utility w/a trailer attached to it.
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ok went to bed thinking about the clutch..
had a dream and was showed how it all worked.
went out this morning and rebuilt it. works great.
lawn mowed. used two engagement springs. one old one and one new one so it has twice the engagement pressure. a bit hard to dis engage. but working great.
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Dude.... That beats my weekend.... Truck died, it spent the night an hour away from home and I towed it back today.... Ignition trouble, I hate electric problems.... Going to bed now.....

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A Situation I will never Forget

About 20 years ago I was working on a 1969 F100 that is parked directly behind my new RX7, about 1 foot apart.
I am between both cars when I drop a wrench landing somewhere around the starter causing the F100 to lurch forward pinning me between both vehicles.
I thought the initial impact broke one of legs.
I'm thinking at least I saved the RX7 from a fender bender, but the F100 was determined to keep me pinned.
I realize if I was to get out from between both vehicles the F100 would hit my new car and probably push it into a wall in front of the RX7.
I needed to get that wrench that I dropped while staying between both vehicles to stop the starter from engaging.
I couldn't reach the wrench but I did notice the battery cables beginning to smoke, which was directly in front of me.
Hey if could disconnect a battery cable problem would be solved.
So I start yanking on the battery cables, damn these are on good and they are getting hot.
I start to feel like I am paniking because the plastic on the cables is sticking to my hands and I fear possible battery explosion.
Well finally I got one of the battery cables off.
The RX7 only suffard a slight dent from my ass hitting the rear of the car which I later popped out.

Lesson learned

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ohhh that was lucky... did you break your leg?
the worst that I have ever burned myself was simular.
cheap jumper cables, kid jump starting a 6 volt tractor with a 12 volt truck.
like you said the cables were just starting to smoke. battery on tractor right under the fawking gas tank. grabbed that handle to the jumper cable...

oh man,,,, nasty, the plastic handles COMPLETLY stuck to my fingers and hand. I tried to wipe it off,, mistake. took all the skin off my fingers and palm. ran to the water hydrant... too late. the blood started coming out.

took many months to heal. but I still have my finger prints so it could not have taken all the skin off.
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