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  1. Yaris/Scion iA, Vitz and Echo Forum
    Hello, I'm a new Toyota owner. I've been doing my own car work for 20 years and have gone to school for automotive tech, with high performance power train, and chassis fabrication specialization. I've owned my 2 door 2003 manual echo for about 8 months. I bought it for $500. This is my first...
  2. Corolla Older Generations (1969-1987)
    My friend Matt and I both bought 1985 Toyotas, his is Celica and mine is a Corolla SR5. We have had the cars for a while but they were waiting for our other project cars to be completed. The '85s are now in our garages and we are filming everything for YouTube. If you're interested in these '80s...
  3. 89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hello Everyone 😊 When is it time to rebuild or replace an engine instead of fixing/repairing multiple issues? I realize there are a lot of variables to this but in the basic sense, when’s the best time to just go all in? I have a 1990 Toyota Pickup 4x4 with the 3VZE engine and 5speed manual...
  4. Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Hi all, I have an 05 Corolla XRS and the handbrake assembly on both sides is completely toast, and I need new lines ran as well. However, winter is starting and there's a significant amount of snow on the ground. If I get all the parts including the backing plate for the hand brake on either...
  5. Celica Forum
    I own a 2000 Toyota Celica GT 5 speed manual. I am rebuilding my engine. So I was wondering if I can use the stock 2zzge piston rods in a 1zzfe engine?
  6. General Automotive Discussion
    I took apart the engine on my Infiniti G35 and would like to share with you all the teardown and how it works: This is Nissan / Infiniti’s popular 3.5L VQ35DE V6 engine, used in many vehicles since the early 2000’s. Here’s the engine, on the stand and the major components that surround it...
  7. Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    2007 Corolla CE 5-speed Bearing howls under load goes away with clutch pedal depressed, no noise at idle(yet). Originally thought it was output shaft bearing since it doesn't make noise at idle while parked in neutral like the last car I saw that needed one. These do commonly go out on this...
  8. Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Here’s the basics of how an automatic transmission works in your car. Here’s a few photos of the tear down I did on my Toyota Corolla’s 4 speed automatic tranny: For more details on how I removed the engine and tranny on the Corolla, see my engine removal video here: The major components of...
  9. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    A140E transmission rebuild thread. 99 Camry Howdy! I've begun the process of rebuilding the transmission on my 1999 Camry (as well as partial engine rebuild--seals and valve stem seals, and new motor/trans mounts), and I'm wondering if it's worth it to go into the differential. Now, the...
  10. Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I have finally taken an engine apart to see what’s inside and how it works. I can officially call myself a “car guy” now haha! I made a video documenting the tear down and explanation: Here’s a few photos of the process. The engine is the 1ZZ-FE with VVT from my 2001 Toyota Corolla...
  11. Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    This my first time removing an engine from a car. It was an amazing learning experience, and I did (most) of it myself! I documented some of the major steps in the video below: The engine and transmission were removed from my 2001 Toyota Corolla. I opted to disassemble major components off of...
  12. Hardcore Tech and Competition
    Hi everyone. Im new here and I wanted to see what you guys are doing over here. Im mainly on the YarisWorld forum, but I feel I have a lot in common with many other Toyota owners as well since Im running a 2zrfe. let me know what you think, this was the first autocross after doing the MT swap/build!
  13. Truck/SUV/van parts for sale
    SOLD: 4th Gen 4Runner Master Cylinder for Rebuilding SOLD FS: Master cylinder from a 2007 4Runner w/77,000 miles. ITEM: Master cylinder from 2007 4Runner w/77,000 miles - for rebuilding PRICE: $50 plus actual shipping - estimate $40 worst case [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG]
  14. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have some oil on the bottom of my 96 5SFE distributor and I was thinking about replacing the external body o-ring. But researching this a little, I should probably get a total rebuild kit to also replace the shaft bushing and oil seal. I haven't pulled the cap to check for internal oil...
  15. Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Got a 5S real cheap the engine has about 200,000km (120,000 miles) it appears to have been well taken care of. I pulled the head off it looks good but the cylinder walls have a bit of pitting due to rust. The engine has been sitting for awhile possibly outside for at least some of the time. I...
  16. Car parts for trade, wanted parts, or free offers
    Hi all, I'm new on here. Ususally an old school Nissan/Datsun guy but I've got me a super clean 86 Cressida that needs a new motor. Looking for a Newly Rebuilt 5mge ready to install. The one in my Cressida blew a head Gasket and has so many miles on it and is tired. Plus I can get a fresh 5m...
  17. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hi everyone, I'm new here, just getting into DIY car repair. My '98 4cyl LE just came back from a diagnostic with leak alerts around the valve cover and cylinder head. A good buddy has a little shop with all the tools we'd need, and we're looking at making it a summer project. Would it make...
  18. Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    I have three generation 1 Camry's... One is mainly parts (150k) car, engine runs good though. The 85 camry (150k) in question leaks pretty badly from the valve stem seals. My question is: should I replace valve stem seals with the head on or pull the head from the parts car to rebuild and swap...
  19. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Haven't seen a writeup on simple starter replacement yet. Here's a quick DIY video on how its done, particularly on the V6 Camry but similar on the 4 cylinder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSgBSzMgbOc Procedure is straight forward, you have to remove the air box, air inlet tube and...
  20. Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999)
    I know I could just be daydreaming here but is it possible to swap the 3.0L out of a First Gen. Avalon and put a 3.5L from say a Second Gen. Avalon in its place? Would anything be in the way as far as the engine compartment or frame goes? Because I know suspension would have to modified among...
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