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by dotcatt
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear License Plate Light
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Rear License Plate Light

Thanks for al the advice! Just wired in a LED as suggested. Passed COR now no problem!
by dotcatt
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear License Plate Light
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Rear License Plate Light

photo.JPG photo.JPG So I tool the Hilux for COR today and they pointed that I was missing one of my lights for the number plate. Probably somebody helped themselves to it as it just clips off. Stealer want almost R400 for a new one and they will not order it without a deposit which I feel is a bit ...
by dotcatt
Sat May 19, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ARB Bumper rust - what options?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: ARB Bumper rust - what options?

Thanks for the advice!

I got it off after a 2 hour struggle. 2 hands and 10 nuts and bolts . Will take it in on Tuesday to get a powdercoat quote.
by dotcatt
Thu May 17, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ARB Bumper rust - what options?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

ARB Bumper rust - what options?

I need some advice please. I have an ARB bumper on the 99 Hilux. The bumper and underbody components are getting a bit rusty. I'd like to tackle the rust before it gets worse. So should I take the bumper off, sand it nicely and apply some good primer such as "coastcoat" and then paint it with some g...
by dotcatt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Abs issues
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Abs issues

feedback - toyota swopped round wheel bearings. seems to be ok

thanks for the help!
by dotcatt
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Abs issues
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Abs issues

So this what is happening. 2008 Toyota corolla. Sorry I know it is not a hilux but it should have a similar setup and I'm stuck far away from home. . At low speeds vehicle goes fine. Over 50km/h the left wheel starts making a clicking mechanical noise and the abs system engages. Break pedal goes sof...
by dotcatt
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFA Hilux Rear lights and park lights not working
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: IFA Hilux Rear lights and park lights not working

So took it to my usual Auto Electrician, Amri's and for just R120 later it is fixed. Loose wire.
by dotcatt
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFA Hilux Rear lights and park lights not working
Replies: 2
Views: 471

IFA Hilux Rear lights and park lights not working

Hi there,

on my 99 Hilux I noticed that the park lights front and back do not work. Which fuse should I check?

None of them are marked rear light or park light?

Thanks!
by dotcatt
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 99 FRONT IDLER ARM
Replies: 3
Views: 532

IFS 99 FRONT IDLER ARM

So I bought the vehicle from Jack over a year back. When I took it last week for alignment they said the idler arm was worn. Looking back at this thread: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6627" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and the invoices Jack included with the pu...
by dotcatt
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7

Yeah I thought there must be quite a few lying around in various mechanics bits&pieces boxes :D: Anyways an Engineering firm, Allan and Sons did me one for R80. I got the cir-clip from the agents for R21. So it fits and I don't think the splines are totally necessary, the older Hilux's and Izuzu's d...
by dotcatt
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7

Sounds like a good plan! Thanks.

They can't do the splines - so it will just be a washer without splines, should do the job.
by dotcatt
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Circlip and Splined washer front right 2.7

So my mechanic is replacing the Front brakes etc and upon opening up the hub we found that the right hand side was missing the splined washer and circlip that prevent excessive movement of the driveshaft. Toyota says the washer does not come by itself - over R2000 for entire thing. What alternatives...
by dotcatt
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: My Hilux Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

My Hilux Aluminium Canopy

So finally my canopy is almost finished. I based it on http://www.pietpetoors.com/alu_canopy/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
canopy.jpg
by dotcatt
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Key and Transponder Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Hilux Key and Transponder Replacement

I have a 99 Hilux which was bought with only 1 ignition key and 1 Transponder. I tried to get a spare transponder but Toyota said that it had reached its limit and I would need to take the box out and have it reprogrammed. So I have two questions: 1. Would I be able to get a spare key along with the...
by dotcatt
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front HUB lock does not disengage
Replies: 24
Views: 1717

Re: Front HUB lock does not disengage

So I had what i think is the same problem. The right side hub lock did not want to disengage. There are around 6 nuts on the hub you need to undo. What has probably happened is that the spring has come off, so you are turning to "free" but the spring is not retracting the gear. Take it aprt clean it...
by dotcatt
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Aisin Hubs for IFS HIlux
Replies: 0
Views: 2754

Aisin Hubs for IFS HIlux

Any idea where I can order parts or complete Aisin Hubs for IFS? I am in KZN.

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