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Old 01-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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1995.5 Tacoma, Any problems?

Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a 1995 Tacoma. It is a XtraCab 3400 Four Cam 24 V6. The truck has less than 58k miles and is in alright shape but needs some TLC. Rust is minimal on frame, just surface rust. I wanted to know if anyone had any engine problems with this motor, like head gasket, fuel pump, water pump, timing belt, etc. If so please let me know how many miles were on your truck when it happened. If there is anything that you guys recommend me looking for when viewing the truck please let me know. Thanks for the help!
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First I will start by saying that you can find tons of post similar to your post. Just have to look around.

Damn that truck has some low miles, if it's been sitting rubber/plastic stuff might have dry rotted.
My truck was bought with 138k so I don't know everything that has before broken nor when. However
radiator and hoses had been replaced, maf, and looks like a few bands. Around 142k the original starter went out. Replaced the contacts and it still works. Only real problem I have encountered was the headers cracking and leaking. Replaced with lce headers.
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Anything rubber related should be replaced. Swap all fluids filters and you should be good to 200k+
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I hope it checks out great. I have many ideas on how I want to build up my DD/ Rig haha
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58k is literally nothing. I have a 96 no problems and im at 145k
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I have a 95.5 with the 2.7 and its got 220,000 on it... and its runs like a dream. youll be fine.
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Spedo I'm pretty sure went out at some point with that milage . Buddy had 2 1995's both spedos were broken .
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One word of caution before you buy the 95.5. There were some built that had problems with the head gaskets. Depending on the VIN# there was a recall for the issue. I know this because I had one.

If I were you before making the purchase I would research the VIN# and see if it was part of the recall and if so was the repair ever done. A carfax may tell you but I would check with your local Toyota dealer.

Other than that it's a great find with such low miles...I would jump on that if the price is right.
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a 1995 Tacoma. It is a XtraCab 3400 Four Cam 24 V6. The truck has less than 58k miles and is in alright shape but needs some TLC. Rust is minimal on frame, just surface rust. I wanted to know if anyone had any engine problems with this motor, like head gasket, fuel pump, water pump, timing belt, etc. If so please let me know how many miles were on your truck when it happened. If there is anything that you guys recommend me looking for when viewing the truck please let me know. Thanks for the help!
You SURE its 58K ?? Anyway is it manual or auto ?? If auto. I'd def. get it serviced just so ya know its been done, they are pricey as hell if they go out...
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One word of caution before you buy the 95.5. There were some built that had problems with the head gaskets. Depending on the VIN# there was a recall for the issue. I know this because I had one.

If I were you before making the purchase I would research the VIN# and see if it was part of the recall and if so was the repair ever done. A carfax may tell you but I would check with your local Toyota dealer.

Other than that it's a great find with such low miles...I would jump on that if the price is right.


Thanks for letting me know! Yeah I'm going to Carfax. My friend has a '07 FJ Cruiser which is covered under Toyota's 2-year Warranty and he always brings it there when something goes wrong with it after he offroads with it haha. He says they keep record of everything from he's complaints, what they find, and what they replace. But, in order to find out that information, you must go to a Toyota Dealer with a vin# to find that out, carfax probably won't tell you what Toyota knows
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You SURE its 58K ?? Anyway is it manual or auto ?? If auto. I'd def. get it serviced just so ya know its been done, they are pricey as hell if they go out...

Going to run a Carfax today to make sure about that miles. And it's 5-speed manual!
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Going to run a Carfax today to make sure about that miles. And it's 5-speed manual!
Also, I think it was the 3.0 that had the over heating/head gasket thing going on but not a 100% , you need to find that out for sure tho' thats a pretty big factor in buying it or not buying it (least thats how I'd look at it)
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a 1995 Tacoma. It is a XtraCab 3400 Four Cam 24 V6. The truck has less than 58k miles and is in alright shape but needs some TLC. Rust is minimal on frame, just surface rust. I wanted to know if anyone had any engine problems with this motor, like head gasket, fuel pump, water pump, timing belt, etc. If so please let me know how many miles were on your truck when it happened. If there is anything that you guys recommend me looking for when viewing the truck please let me know. Thanks for the help!
Have had mine for 14 years 270,000 miles sat for 5 years in AZ no mechanical issues at all replaced the clutch at 260,000 ORIGINAL CLUTCH. Amazing truck only engine problem was the coil packs and spark plug wires which were all original. Only real problems were the rear main seal and other seals but that's only from sitting for 5 years with out being started. Started on first turn just by the way.
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Also would check the ball joints but they should be fine at that mileage.
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I agree with Blackdawg. I have an indicated 225,000 on mine (because of the 33s I'm closer to 250k) and haven't had a problem. I replace the original water pump at 160,000 and the original clutch at 180,000 miles. The truck drives great and it's still my daily driver. I usually put 10k-12k on it a year without any issues.
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