hey guys I need some help. Im wanting to buy a 4x4 toyota and i have found one cheap. ($750.00)
Its a 92, SR5, 4x4, ext. cab,
Its got the 3.0 motor in it and it has been sitting for 4 years. the guy said the radiator busted and he babied it home and just left it. Now its been sitting for 4 years has mold growing all over the out side. Suposedly everything works- 4x4, a/c, brakes, lights and turn signals.
Hes where it gets alittle shady he said it sat for 4 years then he tried to move it and the tranny would not go into gear. So along with a busted radiator there may be some serious tranny issues.
The body is in great shape no dents to speak of and the interior is in great shape. It even has a sun roof.
What is the best way to go about getting this thing back on the road.
how can i check and make sure the engine isnt blown or siezed up.what other things should i look for.
It would be great to find somone on here who lives in Jacksonville florida who would like to go take a look at it with me and make sure its worth trying to save.
I really like the truck but ive herd some bad things about these motors and there head gaskets.
Is this truck going to turn into a money pit or is it worth saving. The body is pretty much rust and dent free so from the out side it seems like a great deal. Im more worried about the engine tranny tranfercase and front hubs.
How can i check those out and make sure its not crap before buying it.
ALso i would like to here the engine run before i buy it but the gas thats in there has been there for 4 years so running that though the motor is probably a bad idea. what fuse can i pull to shut down the fuel pump. Ill take some starter fuel and spray in it to make it run i dont wanna pump bad gas into the motor and possible make things worse.
Any help would be great. If you can think of anything else that I should check please let me know. I really want this truck but if im going to have to spend 2 or 3 grand to get it running i could find another one already runnning for that price.
Please help waht should i do?