Toyota Tacoma 2002-06

Removal & Installation

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1GR-FE Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal.
  4.  
  5. Drain engine coolant.
  6.  
  7. Remove v-bank cover.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect radiator hose no.2
  10.  
  11. Remove water inlet w/thermostat
  12.  
  13. Remove the 3 nuts, then remove the water inlet with thermostat and gasket.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install a new gasket onto the water inlet with thermostat.
  2.  
  3. Install the water inlet with thermostat with the 3 nuts and tighten to 9.0 Nm (80 in. lbs.)
  4.  
  5. Connect radiator hose no.2.
  6.  
  7. Connect cable to negative battery terminal.
  8.  
  9. Add engine coolant.
  10.  
  11. Check for engine coolant leakage.
  12.  
  13. Install v-bank cover.
  14.  
  15. Install the V-bank cover with the 2 nuts.
  16.  

2RZ-FE & 3RZ-FE Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect lower radiator hose.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 nuts, water inlet and thermostat with gasket from the water pump.
  8.  
  9. Remove the gasket from the thermostat.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Place a new gasket to the thermostat.
  2.  
  3. Align the jiggle valve of the thermostat with the protrusion of the water inlet housing, and insert the thermostat in the water inlet housing.
  4.  
  5. Install the water inlet with the 2 nuts and tighten to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  6.  
  7. Connect lower radiator hose.
  8.  
  9. Fill with engine coolant.
  10.  
  11. Start engine and check for leaks.
  12.  

2TR-FE Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove water inlet.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, then remove the water inlet.
  8.  
  9. Remove the gasket from the timing chain cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the thermostat from the timing chain cover.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install a new gasket onto the thermostat.
  2.  
  3. Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve upward.
    NOTE
    The jiggle valve may be set within 10° to either side of vertical position.

  4.  
  5. Install a new gasket and the water inlet with the bolt and 2 nuts. Tighten to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  6.  
  7. Add engine coolant.
  8.  
  9. Check for engine coolant leakage.
  10.  

5vz-FE Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect lower radiator hose.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 3 nuts, water inlet and thermostat with gasket from the water pump.
  8.  
  9. Remove the gasket from the thermostat.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Place a new gasket to the thermostat.
  2.  
  3. Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve downward.
  4.  
  5. Install the water inlet with the 3 nuts and tighten to 20 Nm (14 ft. lbs.).
  6.  
  7. Connect lower radiator hose.
  8.  
  9. Fill with engine coolant.
  10.  
  11. Start engine and check for leaks.
  12.  

 
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