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Old 05-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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Did the check engine light up when you turned the key on? Those have a very easy to remove bulb... so easy way to hide an issue. Only sayin' because I bought a 62 once that came with that "CEL not on" feature...
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Yep, it lit right up before the starter engaged.
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I forgot to mention that shifter bushings are a known wear point and can be replaced. My buddy did his and tightened it up considerably.
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I forgot to mention that shifter bushings are a known wear point and can be replaced. My buddy did his and tightened it up considerably.
Yes. Found the write up on Mud for that one. Also, apparently the steering clunk is usually handled by grease to the steering shaft joint. Another typical "problem" which is easily solved.
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That clunk could also be the u-joint on the steering shaft. My daughter's 62 clunks there, even with new TREs. 62s seem to rust a lot less than 60. I have heard the shifter bushings are easily replaced...mine are sitting in the to-do box for the 62. Steve and I can probable help with an ac recharge if that is your issue there. I have a set of OME shocks I don't need if that looks like something that needs attention. But those air pumps for the 62 are expensive unless you can find a good used one.

I guess it all comes down to price. I paid 1600 for mine (about 210K) and it had no significant rust, but just about everything was worn out (except for the major powertrain items which seem to be chugging along nicely after some much-needed deferred maintenance issues. But give em a little much-needed love, and those 62s are great! My daughter loves hers...
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Dan, if you trade your truck for another wagon, you're going to need another pickup. I'll make you a heck of a deal on an '80 hilux .
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No. Working on getting Robbie to look at it before I take the plunge.

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Dan, if you trade your truck for another wagon, you're going to need another pickup. I'll make you a heck of a deal on an '80 hilux .
You know I'm a sucker for great deals man.
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Well, I started this post looking for tips. Got a lot of good ones. Now I'll give one back: If the truck can't make it from Golden to Boulder because it is overheating, you probably don't want it.

Last time I bought a car that was overheating it was my 1986 Celica. I thought it was probably something simple that I could fix. Turned out to be a cracked engine block.

I'm gonna pass on this one!
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