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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Mar 27, 2022 at 7:55 PM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    Burnt out brake light
    Timing belt is done and truck is assembled, except for alternator charge cable and coolant. I didn't finish last week because I tried breaking the crank bolt without the special tool and failed with other methods. I ended up ordering it and the bolt was off within a minute of opening the package. I'm going to pull the throttle body tomorrow after work and give it a good cleaning and touch the upper manifold too. I also need to cut and crimp for the my charge cable and grounds. I have two gallons of Toyota long life coolant and two gallons of distilled water to start putting in the new radiator, realistically I won't start the truck until next weekend because life.

    If the timing belt did not have marks on it, you could not tell the difference between the two - mileage is at 165k. The truck sees a lot of dust which was evident behind the timing covers, but it has been parked inside all of its life except for trips. There was some coolant built up around the water pump; perhaps the water pump would have gone first. I turned the cam sprockets clockwise one tooth clockwise to help with getting the belt on and overturned them ever so slightly, but should be good after reading others' experience which was similar. I turned the crank over two full rotations and all three marks were still in sync.

    Pic heavy for future reference and to help others, sorry not sorry.

    Loosening and torquing the cam bolt, buy this tool as suggested by others - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q1W36L7?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details. The tool can also be used to bring the engine back to top dead center after the crank bolt is loose. Air tools didn't work in my experience, and an electric impact won't fit. To loosen, VERY IMPORTANT, cut a very small 2x4 or find something similar to place on your passenger frame horn. This is necessary so the tool that holds your crank steady will not hit your cooler lines. I put a 1/2" breaker bar on the tool and reinforced the breaker bar with a piece of pipe. A few pushes on my torque wrench and it was off. With socket attachments you could also put your steady breaker bar under the driver frame horn, but watch out for the oil filter.

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    Torquing the crank bolt - set your torque wrench to 181 ft/lbs if you haven't already. Pretty much do the same steps as above, except keep your steady breaker bar on the driver's side and push your torque wrench clockwise.

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    If you're having trouble getting the A/C compressor into the bracket, use a screw driver to gently pry the compressor where it lines up with the bracket and work the bolts in with your fingers.

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    Original timing belt:

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    Coolant build up around water pump weep hole:

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    My pulleys were pretty dirty, so was my fan and fan clutch. #offroadtrucklyfe Took the time to clean those and also replaced the fan clutch with new Toyota OEM. My fan shroud and timing covers were all pretty dirty too so cleaned them inside and out. Also installed new Gates HD green serpentine belt.

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    Do the AC/ RC truck fan shrouds also say SUV on them?

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    New upper and lower radiator hose, new Aisin thermostat as well, FIPG and all.

    tundy (28).jpg

    New radiator finally going in:

    tundy (27).jpg

    It fits! And the hood closes! The supplied fan shroud bolts were too small and so were the original, so I used my own.

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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2022
  2. Mar 27, 2022 at 8:12 PM
    Casper421

    Casper421 35’s don’t fit on Ridgeline's!!!!

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    This needs its own thread!
     
  3. Mar 27, 2022 at 8:14 PM
    Sirfive

    Sirfive Master Procrastinator

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    Dc’s dont have the removable piece at the bottom of the shroud? The ‘04 sequoia said suv and had the removable piece, but it wouldnt fit where my removable piece is missing.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2022 at 8:19 PM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    I'd have to see a picture of what you're referencing, but the shroud was just the two pieces. It could have fallen off too, parts are known to do that with this truck...
     
  5. Mar 27, 2022 at 8:25 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    That one image reminded me of this. LOL

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  6. Mar 27, 2022 at 8:31 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    I might go back to all stock, but I have DuroBumps in the rear of the arms. I've done 4 corners, spacers, rear corners, a combination of that. Eventually, I'll be done with front end and just maintain it - not today.
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2022 at 9:15 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    And here's the rub.
    Alignment is crazy off. Maybe I totally farmed my marks, or maybe it's that much of a geometry change. I test drove and parked and did an eyeball adjustment to get the tires to stop burning. No big deal, I expected some rad changes there.
    What I did not expect was the lowering of the front. My front tires are somewhat stuffed. I think I can handle that with my coilovers, but I'm not sure. I'm trying to wrap my head around what that's all about. The Kings look like they are more compressed under the same weight, or adjusted differently.. If that's it, I'll just turn the collars. But for the moment, I'm in oh Fak mode.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:00 PM
    Casper421

    Casper421 35’s don’t fit on Ridgeline's!!!!

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    We’re gonna need pics of the stance!
     
  9. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:10 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master D Bater

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  10. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:25 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    I'll get pics in the morning, I promise. I should have taken a pic of my crazy toe, but I was too freaked out and started adjusting stuff. That actually looks pretty normal now. This part sucks: I think I need to get it aligned, and then adjust the coilovers and get it aligned. I may try to work a frequent flyer deal.
     
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  11. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:30 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    But I am reusing them. So...slow is pro.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:32 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master D Bater

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    I don't wanna see your toes. no thanks.
     
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  13. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:35 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    So good! :101010:
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:37 PM
    NickB_01TRD

    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    Those clips come off and allow the bottom round piece to come off. That's the only removable piece I've seen. That's how my AC was.
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  15. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:39 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    And yet, toes. Enjoy your nightmares.

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  16. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:42 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master D Bater

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  17. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:42 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    The 4 or one tire inflate/deflate build.

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  18. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:43 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    It's brutal.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:46 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master D Bater

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    I was expecting something more like this though...

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  20. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:51 PM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    I wonder if the shock tabs are a little lower on those arms. It wouldn't take much to make a noticeable difference in your stance.
     
  21. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:53 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    It's good
    :rofl:
     
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  22. Mar 27, 2022 at 10:55 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    I think that is it. And I think I only need to adjust the collars. I hope so.
     
  23. Mar 27, 2022 at 11:03 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master D Bater

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    good thing they're adjustable
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  24. Mar 27, 2022 at 11:04 PM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    Sometimes when alignment gets messed up enough it will adjust your stance. The last few times I made adjustments on my front end, after alignment the fender gap changes. Could be that your camber is a bit off and causing your tires to hit the ground funny.
     
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  25. Mar 27, 2022 at 11:42 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    I'll get it aligned tomorrow - that should show what is needed, if anything. :laser:
     
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  26. Mar 27, 2022 at 11:43 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Leather door panel is meh. But it looks better. It’ll be a good template to make new cards.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  27. Mar 27, 2022 at 11:45 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    Couch wrenching. 4 tire deflate / inflate.

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  28. Mar 28, 2022 at 5:51 AM
    Trailscape

    Trailscape Zip Tie Wizard

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    I have a hard enough time keeping one hose from getting all tangled.
     
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  29. Mar 28, 2022 at 6:45 AM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    Since the cam plates were removed they are also going to throw off your caster too.
     
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  30. Mar 28, 2022 at 6:56 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol New Member

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    I'm not as knowledgeable about suspension as many here. What is the appeal/benefits of the fancy lower control arms?
     
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