How to Remove and Install a Toyota 20R 22R 22RE Distributor
How to remove and Install a distributor from the 20R 22R 22RE Toyota engine series. You will still need to use a timing light after you are done to set and fine-tune the timing, but this video will show you how to remove and replace the distributor and get the inital install correct.
How to Remove Stubborn Toyota 20R - 22R - 22RE Crankshaft Pulley Bolt 1979 - 1995
A long (but detailed) video on the tips and tricks I've learned over the
years on how to remove stubborn crankshaft pulley bolts on Toyota 22R
series engines. (22R 22RE 22RET)
By far, the best way would be to have the SST (shop specific tool) that
Toyota recommends, but not many folks (me included) has one of those in
their garage. This is a video of some of the tips and tricks that I've
learned over the years on getting this sometimes EXTREMELY stubborn bolt to
The most common reason that you need to be able to get this bolt out is so
that you can access the front main seal on the front end of the crankshaft.
Most older Toyotas develope an oil leak through the seal. Oil works past
the worn-out seal and then gets flung around the front of the engine and
engine bay by the crankshaft pulleys. It's really a pretty easy fix for a
very messy problem...if you can get the crankshaft pulley bolt off in order
to access the seal.
How to Remove a Clutch Pilot Bearing Toyota 20R 22R 22RE 22RET 1979-1995
How to remove a pilot bearing from a Toyota 20R or 22R series engine.
You should replace the pilot bearing every time you replace the clutch.
This is a video on how to remove the pilot bearing when you don't have a
pilot bearing puller at your disposal.
3/8" drive socket extension with no taper on the shaft
hammer or small sledge
How to Remove & Replace a Toyota 4x4 Manual Locking Hub
How to remove and replace a Toyota Manual Locking hub. This video shows
how I pull the manual locking hub off a Toyota 4x4 truck. The video shows
my technique for dealing with the cone washers that can be quite stubborn
sometimes. Toyota used the exact same hubs from 1979 - 1985 trucks ( Hilux
) and 4Runners with only minor changes from 1986 - present.
Distributor Installation Tips
Properly installing your distributor involves a little bit more than just
stabbing it in and setting the timing. Here's how to check the distributor
depth to make sure you don't cause premature wear to either your
distributor or your camshaft.
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How to remove a Toyota 4x4 Birfield joint off an inner axle shaft
In the U.S. 1979 - 1985 Toyota 4x4 trucks had Birfield joints in the front
axles. (Also Toyota Land Cruisers and Suzkui Samurais had similar setups.)
The stock Toyota Birfield joint allows for great motion and smooth
operation and will last forever in a stock configuration. The durability
is their dowfall though as Toyota hardened the bell of the joint to a point
where it didn't wear out from normal use, but with tires larger than 33"
the shock loads of four-wheeling tend to shatter the bell of the Stock
Birfield. The best modification for a Toyota front end is to install a set
of after-market Birfields, the best of which are made by Longfield
Superaxles ( www.longfieldsuperaxles.com ) They are expensive, but once
you put them in you can wheel your junk without having to worry about the
Birfs ever again. Before you can install new Birfields, or Longfields
though, you need to get the old stock Birfield off the inner axle shaft.
The inner shaft has a circlip style snap ring that keeps the inner axle
shaft from walking out of the Birfield joint. This video shows how you get
the Birfield off the inner axle shaft in spite of that inner snap ring.
(The snap ring that is on the end of the inner axle shaft up inside the
Birfield is Toyota Part # 90520-27091. You can get them from any toyota
dealer for around $2 each.
Installing Wheel Spacers for Toyota 4x4 Solid Front Axle. The pros and cons of using wheel spacers.
How to install wheel spacers on a Toyota 4x4. My thoughts on using wheel
spacers, some of the pros and cons of using wheel spacers, and some of the
tricks I've learned in dealing with wheel spacers over the years.
Generally, I'm a fan of wheel spacers. The biggest thing is just to
realize that you've deviated from the factory tolerances and that parts
(like wheel bearings) are going to wear faster from strain that falls outside the
design parameters. but, if you're running tires big enough to need wheel
spacers, you probably know that already.
I say it in the video, but I can't say it enough: Check those nuts that
hold the spacer on often. Wheeling rigs have a freakish ability to loosen
everything attached to them.
Honda Distributor Oil Seal Replacement
In this video I cover repairing both internal and external oil leaks on
1994-1997 Honda 4 cylinder engine distributors.
Many state if the distributor is leaking internally it can't be repaired
and to buy a new distributor. Well with the right part number and a bit of
patience. You can fix that internal oil leak and save yourself at least 180
Here are the part numbers of the parts used in the video. These are for the
Tec distributors (external ignition coil) only the part numbers listed are
not compatible with Hitachi distributors (internal ignition coil).
Outer O-Ring Seal: 30110-PA1-732 (From Honda).
Inner Shaft Seal Part Number: NOK BH3888E (Order Online). The dimensions of
this seal are 12.5 X 22.5 X 5mm.
I also address repairing the common outer seal leak as well.
If you replace your heater core inlet hose you'll need to bleed the cooling
Here is a link to my video on bleeding the cooling system:
Intro and outro music by Kevin Macleod (Incompetech.com).
Toyota 4x4 brake modification makes broken Birfield access much quicker! Quick release caliper.
Toyota for some reason made the mount for the brake caliper hardline a
trapped unit. Because of the way it was designed you have to disconnect
the brake line if you want to remove the caliper from the steering knuckle,
or if you want to remove the knuckle from the axle.
Even under shop conditions I hate bleeding brakes, so imagine how much fun
it is if you would have to open the brake lines out on the trail (like when
you're fixing a blown Birfield joint.) Spilling brake fluid on the ground
out in the woods is not cool either. This mod allows you to remove the
caliper while the brake hard line and flexible line are still attached. If
you don't have to open the system, you don't have to bleed after you put it
This mod alos comes in super handy in the shop. As you can eliminate the
brake bleeding step in any job that requires that you remove the caliper
(Wheel bearing adjustment, rotor replacement, steering knuckle removal,
etc.) If you don't have to bleed the brakes you just saved yourself a
bunch of time. If you've had to disconnect the brake hard line at the
caliper, his trick also makes getting that tiny brake hard line fitting
that mounts under the bracket started into the soft line fitting threads a
This is the first mod that I do to any Solid Front Axle (SFA) Toyota that
wanders into my life. It's such an easy mod I'm just dumbfounded that
Toyota didn't make the brackets like this from the get-go. Maybe it was a
planned move to increase the service time...increased service time = more
money in the service department's pocket...
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo
How to diagnose Toyota Timing Chain Rattle or Knock troubleshoot 22R 22RE 22RET
Every Toyota 22R series engine with the single row timing chain and plastic
timing guides (1983~ish - 1995) that I have ever purchased with over
100,000 miles on the engine has had a driver's side guide that was either
partially broken or just totally gone. To the untrained ear it sounds a
like the valves need adjusting, but in this video I'll show you how to
inspect, troubleshoot, and diagnose a broken driver's side timing guide.
It makes a great bargaining chip when you can show the seller that the
timing guide is broken and then inform them that it's an $800+ repair at a
shop. If you can fix it on your own it will only run you about $100 in
parts and a Saturday's worth of time.