I am still searching for my first taco and came across one i would like some opinions on
its an 05 extended cab 4x4 trd, just shy of 100k, has some goodyear wrangler MT tires on it, flowmaster exhaust, K&N filter
i have spoken with the owner, the truck is his, he sent me the VIN, carfax came back clean and he sent me some additional photos that i requested. He is back on leave from boot camp and is going to be shipping out in a few days but the truck will still be up for sale (basically I have a day left to ask him any questions before he leaves) truck will be signed over to either his father or sister to sell once he is gone.
now, the questionable
truck seems to be in good shape from the photos, no obvious signs of damage, it is dirty though, he has been gone for boot camp but also didnt bother to wash it before putting it up for sale. in our conversations he mentioned that the CEL had come on recently, he says his "mechanic friends" say it is an air flow error code and most likely the cat converter. so 2 questions on that front
1) is there any way to see which error code it is throwing without having to pay a mechanic?
2) if in deed it is an air flow code, does that mean it has to be the cat and if so what do those usually run on a second gen v6?
he mentioned new clutch new breaks but has not mentioned the timing belt, I am assuming that is due around 100k? again, any estimate on how much those run?
any other thoughts comments would be appreciated