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Old 12-03-17, 11:55 AM
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removed the 2 mufflers today sounds great actually, not obnoxious at all
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Old 12-24-17, 10:10 AM
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fixed my tilt steering ! luckily my 98 had the older design so it was an easier fix. Nothing a zip tie can't fix lol

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Old 12-26-17, 01:09 PM
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anyone replaced their air conditioning/heat servomotors?

My AC gives me a 42 code, which is the air inlet servomotor circuit.

I'm just not sure what the actual part number is for that, and where it is located.
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Old 01-02-18, 09:24 AM
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removed my in-car phone that came in my 98, also removed the phone ECU that was in the trunk.

I was having issues with my radio cutting out and my A/C intermittently changing blowing strength, after removing the phone ECU, haven't had those issues since.
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Old 01-07-18, 07:50 PM
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hit 280k the other day, here's what i did to celebrate:

interior before :


halfway there:



after steering wheel , shift **** and shifter trim bezel upgraded:
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Old 01-27-18, 09:57 AM
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updated 90k maintenance list

1. Toyota OEM Timing Belt 13568-09070 $43 shipped
2. Idler #1 Roller Tensioner Koyo 13505-0F010 $30 shipped
3. Idler #2 Bearing Koyo 13503-0F010 $28 shipped
4. Toyota OEM Hydraulic Tensioner 13540-50030 $39 shipped
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Toyota OEM Front Cam Seals (2) 90311-71002
Toyota OEM Front Crank Seal (1) 90311-A0001
$70 shipped package deal for the seals
6. Toyota OEM Water Pump 16100-09201
16100-59275-83
Toyota OEM Water Pump Gasket 16271-0F010
$96 shipped package deal
7.
Toyota OEM Thermostat 90916-03100
Toyota OEM Thermostat Gasket 16346-50010
$19 shipped package deal
8. Toyota OEM Serpentine Belt 99366-H2230 $45 shipped
9. Toyota OEM Radiator Cap 16401-50071 $25 shipped
10. Toyota OEM Red Coolant/Antifreeze Part #: 00272-1LLAC-01
Also, added to the list:
11. Fan Bearing Bracket Toyota OEM Part # : 16307-50011
12. Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley Bearing
entire pulley part number toyota OEM : 16603-0W010

13. Serpentine Idler Pulley Bearing
entire pulley part number toyota OEM : 16604-50030
14. Toyota OEM Iridium Spark Plug Set Toyota OEM Part #: 90080-91180
15. Power Steering Rack Bushings Toyota OEM Part #: 45517-50020, 45516-50020
16. Upper Radiator Hose OEM Part #:16571-50110 & Lower Radiator Hose OEM Part #: 16572-50120

depending on mileage, also consider replacing:
17. Driveshaft Center Support Bearing Toyota OEM Part #: 37230-50030
18. Driveshaft Flex Disc (x2, 1 front and 1 rear) Toyota OEM Part #: 37511-30020

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so....i did a thing. Got myself another 99 Atlantis Blue Mica that i found for sale around me. I'm gonna fix this one up too, and probably sell the 98.

99 on left, 98 on right. Swapped the coilovers to the 99 already as well as the mint GS350 wheels. They're clones, one just has heated seats and HID's and the other doesn't lol


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wow what are the odds finding two of the same color and you owning them!
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
wow what are the odds finding two of the same color and you owning them!
yeah buddy. I wanted the HID and heated seats that the 99 has. So looks like I'm doing a timing belt/water pump job again with that car.

....and selling the 98! Just need to find a buyer that will appreciate and understand the reliable *** car that it is!
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Nice work David.I’m impressed with your wrenching skill.
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boy this 99 is quite the pain in the ***. It's still got a bunch of issues I need to address.

A/C Fan is not kicking on (already replaced 30a RDI fuse & coolant fan switch) next i will check the relays under the driver side headlight.

Door lock acutators are all messed up, might end up having to do all 4, I just don't understand how they all went bad. My 98 never had a single issue with them.

Keyless entry won't program, I think due to the lock actuators.

Drivers side seat belt is absolute garbage, probably wouldn't do much for me in an accident, it sits loose on my body and does not tighten up on its own.
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update:

fixed the A/C / RDI fan . The relays had a bunch of gunk / grease on the metal contacts. Not quite sure how it ended up there, but after removing and cleaning the relays and reinstalling them , the fan came back to life and my car no longer overheats at idle with the A/C on!!
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my 99 seems to get decent gas mileage


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