Project 1: Replacing the alternator
Take the battery negative off
Take the plastic cap
Loosen 14 mm bolt
Loosen 12 mm bolt
Loosen 10 mm bolt under the plastic cap
Disconnect the 10 mm connection
Disconnect the back cable (hard as it is in the back, has to push the correct lever)
Quarter inch loose the tensioner bolt, it sit on the U shape and we do NOT have to take it off,
Push in the alternator and remove the belt
Take the 14 mm bolt
Need to wage it off
8 minutes video for disassemble it In his hands though
14 mm bolt first
belt on next
put in 12 mm bolt (4 tension) back in (in the back)
put another nut back in (front) ??
a plastic pack to keep the wire firm
Top: 14 mm bolt
Underneath 12 mm bolt
On the side 12 mm bolt for the tensioner
Two electric connector (plastic cap, and back connector)
Wedge out the alternator
Project 2: Replacing the front break pad and roter
This is a great detail video, which makes it seem VERY simple. But it misses the finishing steps, which I think can cause a problem. This one is better. Another one is Here
Here is the video from the same guru link on the rear break shoes.
Project 3: Toyota 4 runner front differential sensor
This lady did this and posted three parts of youtube video clips.
This did NOT work for me. It was not her fault but it wasted me $50 buying a good part when mine was not faulty!
I am determined to figure it out.
Details about the add acurator — Toyota part number: 41400-35031
I want to check whether the differential oil level is correct. Here are a few videos for help:
A guy posted how to change the oil, but he is incorrect as people suggested to test whether you can unscrew the "filling bolt" before you try to drain from the bottom bolt.