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Transmission dust boot install trick

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by gun papa, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Oct 25, 2017 at 11:41 PM
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    gun papa

    gun papa [OP] New Member

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    I got my 87 4runner about 10 days ago. I have been doing little things to it.
    I noticed that the rubber dust boots on the transmission at the base of the shifter was failing and torn.

    I bought two new ones made in Japan for about $12 each. I found that the new boots would not slip over the thick upper portion of the shifter as the boot hole is small. It looks like I risked ripping the boot.

    Here is how you slip the boot over the thick shifter.

    At your local hobby shops, get some 100% silicone oil that is used in RC car shocks. A small bottle is $4.

    Coat the upper (thick) portion of the shifter with the silicone oil. The boot will easily slip right into place like nothing. The 100% silicone oil will not degrade the rubber.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    CHUMP CHANGE

    CHUMP CHANGE New Member

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    Where did you purchase the boots? I'm in need of them.
    thx
     
  3. Oct 26, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    gun papa

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