Originally Posted by MMyota
do you have an exhaust leak? could be a cause for o2 sensor code. you can adjust the ebrake if its loose the bracket is located by the transfercase on the frame. You loosen the nuts and twist it till your ebrake has 12-18 clicks.
Originally Posted by MMyota
I have 203k on mine. You didnt list what you have done to it as far as maintenance so ill list what i did to mine. Replace water pump, timing belt, all serpentine belts, spark plugs and wires, flush coolant system, flush power steering fluid, need to inspect rack and pinion bushings replace if necessary, inspect upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rods replace if needed. I replaced my pcv and fuel filter. Inspect brake lines for cracks and wear. Drain and fill t-case fluid, front and rear diff fluid, transmission fluid. There that should keep you busy for awhile.
Yes, I do have at least two exhaust leaks. Both are around the junctions of where the pipes are bolted together.
Thank you very much for the e-brake explanation. I will tackle that tomorrow!!
You're right, I didn't list what I have had done so far. Since having it from new I have a list of all that I have done and will list it at the bottom of this reply. Also, thanks for listing what you have done, as that gives me a good starting point on my revitalization project.
Originally Posted by hetkind
Sounds like you are in the RTF mode...
I would have a muffler shop inspect the exhaust system for leaks, then look for a burned piece of 02 sensor wiring.
Thanks for your response. What is RTF mode???
While doing the e-brake fix tomorrow I will check out the O2 wiring.
Originally Posted by BrettBretterson
I have no idea what the regulation is on emissions where you live, but if it's anything like my county, you're wasting your money on replacing emissions-related parts if you're not having the work done by a certified shop.
Explanation: in my county if you fail emissions and take it to a certified emissions shop and have at least $150 in repairs done, it doesn't matter if you fail the second time. If you pass, great. If you fail again, you get a waiver for having spent at least $150 towards repairs at a certified shop.
In NJ we have a state-wide inspection requirement. So, we don't actually go by county. And, we don't have the money-spent provision in the law, but that would make sense.....which is why NJ doesn't do it
What I have done on the truck since 2002:
1. Engine rebuild @ 44K due to engine sludge
2. Front brake pads one time
3. Tires now done only two times (back to OEM BF Goodrich as of yesterday)
4. Full tune-up (two times)
5. Loads of oil changes (only Mobil 1 5w30 since 44K)
7. Light bulbs here and there
8. Windshield wipers every once in a while (yearly or so)
9. Two O2 sensors (check engine light is still on!!)
10. Engine flush @ first factory tune up
Other than that, nothing really to mention that would be anywhere close to major. I guess I have been pretty fortunate.
Couple more questions:
1. Can I get my manual transmission flushed out?
2. I have my factory original rear brakes, do you think they should be changed simply due to age??
3. I also have my factory original front rotors, change them as well now due to age???
4. Based on what is mentioned above, what should my very next fix be if I am looking to get 300K out of the engine and drive train????
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all the help and advice.
While I am at it, how do you guys feel about Toyota-Parts-Dealer.com (http://www.toyota-parts-dealer.com/)?????