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Old 10-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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Maintenance for older Taco

I just bought a 02 double cab 4 cyl. with 72K. Since most of you have had your trucks for awhile, what kind of maintenance or replacements would you do to a truck like this to make sure it's longevity. I changed oil, and replaced air filter with K&N.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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When I purchased my previous Tacoma it was used also. The first thing I did was change the oil (like you) however I also had the cooling system flushed and the tranny serviced as well. The dealership I bought from assured me that the truck was well maintained however could not provide me proof. It was a little unwanted cost upfront after buying the truck, however the peice of mind was worth it.

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Old 10-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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When you say tranny serviced, do you mean replacing the fluid or should I get the whole system flushed out? Cause I'm pretty sure I can replace the fluid my self.
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When you say tranny serviced, do you mean replacing the fluid or should I get the whole system flushed out? Cause I'm pretty sure I can replace the fluid my self.
You have an Automatic? If YES - than you should have the entire system flushed out. I'm not sure about the tacomas - but automatics usually have speicial filters inside that need changed also.

As for other maintenance.... Change the fluids in the front & rear differentirals, & transfer case. Pull a spark plug and check it.... or just change all the plugs. Check brakes...including drums. A radiator flush (like Jester mentioned already).

You have a timing chain so you don't have to worry about that. The Water pump should be good still for a while.....
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Ok sounds like the people at the quicky lube where right. I just thought they were trying to up sale. They mentioned everything you did but the spark plugs. Thanks
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You have an Automatic? If YES - than you should have the entire system flushed out. I'm not sure about the tacomas - but automatics usually have speicial filters inside that need changed also.

As for other maintenance.... Change the fluids in the front & rear differentirals, & transfer case. Pull a spark plug and check it.... or just change all the plugs. Check brakes...including drums. A radiator flush (like Jester mentioned already).

You have a timing chain so you don't have to worry about that. The Water pump should be good still for a while.....
the 3.4l V6 5VZ engine has a timing belt...not a chain...just FYI

heres how to change it
http://www.toy4x4.net/timing_belt/index.htm
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