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Subject: Rear Window Motor Repair
Description: Repairing a debonded rear window motor on the 2nd gen.

A few tips on repairing a split drive section on the rear window motor.

A lot of stuff has been mentioned before and I don't want to get too technical, so it's basically a simple guide.

1) Remove the carpeted and metal section from the rear door.

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Date added or last updated: 04-02-2008 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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Subject: Starter Motor Contact Replacement - KZN130
Description: Replacing the contacts and plunger in the starter motor for the KZN130.

I had to refurbish the starter motor. I photographed the process to take away a bit of the fear and mystery, and to give people the option of doing it themselves for around the £40 mark rather than paying a garage around £150.

Here is the service kit from Roughtrax, which apparently will fix nearly all starter woes, (and I do believe that, having done this job twice now).

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Date added or last updated: 26-09-2009 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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Subject: 3rd Gen Towbar Installation
Description: Fitting a towbar to a 3rd gen Surf, (Prado chassis).

How to fit a Towequipe towbar to a 3rd gen, (1996-2003), Surf.

Tools needed:

17MM, 19MM and 24MM sockets/spanners.
Wire cutters/strippers.
About a metre or four feet of twin core cable, (enough to reach from one rear light to the other).

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Date added or last updated: 26-09-2009 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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Subject: Various Parts Locations
Description: Locations of various parts on the 2nd gen Surf.

The dipstick for checking the level of the automatic transmission fluid, (2LT-E).

http://daemon4x4.org/portal/uploads/articles/5wegn_atf_dipstick.jpg

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Date added or last updated: 02-10-2009 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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Subject: E.G.R Removal
Description: Complete removal of the E.G.R system, (2LT-E).

In this picture:

http://daemon4x4.org/portal/uploads/articles/aue9h_vacuum_hoses_reroute.jpg

the green and red encircled areas designate how the hoses should be rerouted. Both ports on the butterfly valve, (encircled red), are connected to the outlet port on the blue V.S.V bolted to the top of the inlet manifold. (The V.S.V outlet port is encircled red).

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Date added or last updated: 06-10-2009 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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Subject: Land Cruiser Springs - 2nd Gen
Description: Fitting Land Cruiser springs on a 2nd gen.

This is what I did to raise the rear suspension without it costing a fortune. I fitted Land Cruiser springs. With these springs, (I found out the hard way), you definitely need matching sized alloy or hard plastic spring seats to fit between the top of the springs and the chassis otherwise, (if the original Surf spring seats are used), the spring doesn't seat correctly and slips out of the seats. Two other ways of doing a similar lift are to either fit +2" longer Surf springs or 2" block spacers on top of the original springs. (Neither of the latter methods will require replacing the spring seats). Whichever method is used, you will need to also fit longer shocks to suit the amount of lift, or else the shock absorbers will top out.

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Date added or last updated: 08-10-2009 Follow this link to read the complete article  
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