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  1. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Compressor shouldn’t be more than $300. Get a junk yard part. Don’t be a snob.

    I talked to a mechanic today about replace all 4 ball joints. Wants $695. The mechanic. The guy with a lift and air tools. Wants $695 to replace ball joints. Absurd.
     
  2. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Bruh, that's not a walk in the park even with a lift and impacts. I hate doing those
     
  3. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    It’s a whole lot easier, though. Leaps and bounds easier
     
  4. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Depending on which engine, $175 - $350 new.
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    I can get a brand new one for 170. Better than I thought. Im gonna regret it if I start. Because Ill read where some asshole says he did his in 15 mins but thats only because he didnt have an actual 8mm wrench and instead had to use a salad fork which sorta cut into his time. Meanwhile 12 hours later.

    4 liter 6cyl
     
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  6. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Just be sure if you replace the compressor to change the orifice tube and dryer too. Apparently that’s a thing.
     
  7. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Anytime you can get the wheels off the ground it's a plus. The ability to stand under the vehicle is invaluable. None of that makes changing ball joints and the arms any more enjoyable.
     
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  8. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I would skip YouTube on this one @tirk and instead join a Toyota board. Lots of good info there
     
  9. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Then go to youtube
     
  10. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Thats the first thing I do. Very common problem many with same or similar issues. The more specific you describe your problem in google the more relevant results.

    Blinking ac light (means compressor not spinning at correct rpms --probably to prevent belt from shredding if compressor seizes)
    hot air
    squealing belt on startup and idling funny (means my compressor is seized I assume)


    I usually do youtube once im knee deep in it, After its assembled when my check engine light comes on.
     
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