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Old October 17th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Ok so I finally pulled the trigger and bought a yota its an 88 reg cab 5 speed 22re truck i bought it for a grand and it needs a little work anyways I'll get on to my questions...

It has oil all over the passenger side under the hood is this a common issue? hopefully an easy fix?

The cv axle is shot you can grab it and shake it with your hand would it be best to buy new? Were are they cheapest?

And lastly I'm thinking about buying a extra cab cab to mount on my frame the extra cab has a dash with a each in it and I believe its an 86. Now will my wiring link up to that cab easily? I'm not much for wiring I hate it.

And lastly what's a way I could tell what gears I have the truck has 33 s on it and it doesn't do bad but it bogs a little in 5th.

Thanks for any help or advice zeth

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Old October 17th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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with the oil leak, you will need to clean off the oil (pressure washer, engine degreaser, brake cleaner for smalelr ares, etc.) and then run it and find where the oil is leaking from...if its being sprayed onto the hood, it is likely something getting to the fan, or possibly being blown from air movement as it is going down the road....if its very difficult to find (that much, it shouldnt be) then you can get a dye from the parts store to help you locate the leak...put the dye in the oil, run it for a while, and then start looking with a black light or UV light, and the dye will literally glow

the cv shaft, yes, you should replace with a new one, unless you happen to find a good used one....unfortunatly, I took a pair of good used ones in with a bunch of other scrap not too long ago...start calling parts stores would be my best advice there.

assuming thats a typo, and you meant "tach" and not "each", then the wiring should be pretty simple....according to MeL, the wiring is about the same from 85-88 at least...even if it doesnt plug in directly, it wont be difficult to hook it up the tach at all

the best way to tell the gear ratio is to pull a diff and count teeth, since the gears could have been changed at any time in the last 22 years. Since thats not as easy as pulling just a diff cover, then you can lift one end, spin the tire 1 full revolution and count how many times the driveshaft turns. It makes it alot easier if you put a mark on the driveshaft and the tire. It will be a close guess from there. Stock ratio should be 4.10:1, but 4.30:1 was also used in autos, and could easily have been swapped in, along with any other aftermarket gears...since you say it is lacking in 5th gear, I would assume the stock 4.10's are still there

heres a link that explains how to count turns to find your gear ratio better then I can: http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/misc/gearratio.html
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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Well I got to do an oil change on the thing yesterday it quieted down slot and I think it not leaking anymore I used about a quart and a half of lucas engine oil stop leak to 3 quarts of 10w30 castro high mileage..but now the radiator is leaking....I guess it serves me right for buying a beater..anyways to my question what is the line that runs from the intake to the intake manifold? It goes through a bulb looking thing that is attached to the manifold it looks like an oil bath housing or maybe egr? Can it be deleted and how should I how about it if its possible thanks
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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I know I have looked thro that but that doesn't help me cause I don't know where to look
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #6
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Can it be deleted and how should I how about it if its possible thanks
If you don't know don't delete. :) If you find out it isn't needed go ahead. A picture speaks a thousand words... Someone on here could tell you more with a picture of the part in question. My guess is it is important, without knowing exactly which part you refer to.

Also on the CV axles... You could just to a Solid Axle Swap. :D
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Well I got to do an oil change on the thing yesterday it quieted down slot and I think it not leaking anymore I used about a quart and a half of lucas engine oil stop leak to 3 quarts of 10w30 castro high mileage..but now the radiator is leaking....I guess it serves me right for buying a beater..anyways to my question what is the line that runs from the intake to the intake manifold? It goes through a bulb looking thing that is attached to the manifold it looks like an oil bath housing or maybe egr? Can it be deleted and how should I how about it if its possible thanks
The tube coming from the intake is actually the air injecion system. If you look it has a vacuum control on the intake side and wraps around the back of the engine to the tubes that bolt to the exhaust manifold. It is deleteable since it is an emmisions only system.
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Better way to find out gear ratio is to look on your vin. Here is a great website to check your gears assuming its stock.
http://www.brian894x4.com/Gearratiosanddiffs.html
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