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Heater control slide wont move to left - 1985 Toyota Pickup

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No problem Bro.I build these Toyota pickups for myself and have had 7 of them.I pull them apart and keep what I want.That lever is connected to a wire in a housing and goes to the water valve under hood above steering column.Sounds like the valve is loded with corrosion and stuck.Use a pair of channel lock pliers on the lever the cable is hooked to and free it up so the dash control lever moves freely and you're good to go.Move the valve lever gently till it frees.don't break it.And don't force the dash control,you'll straighten the wire cable end and lose the connection.Need to be pacient with your toy.Also,'84 t0 '91 are all the same.From sheet metal to under dash.I even replace carbureted with EFI using complete wiring harness and EFI from another year.Can't beat 20 to 27 MPG now.Carburated was 13 MPG max.

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    Miss Kathy, sorry about the Bro thing, didn't see the name. So was that the answer to the problem on your Toy?


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Could just be a bent wire attacked to the lever. Mine bent from use and you can straighten it but t bend again,. But a replacement for cheap online an easy to the valve in the engine bay

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