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'03 Prerunner Just Bought - Baseline Maintenance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Phisherman, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Phisherman

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    Hi All, Just purchased a used 2003 Prerunner private party. V6, 27K, Florida truck, saw it on CL, took a shot, flew down, drove it 1300 miles north to Massachusetts no problems. Thing is nice. Undercarriage flawless and that was what I was looking for having already had a 1st gen bought back by Toyota on the frame rust recall. Anyway, looking to perform baseline maintenance on it, something along the lines of recommended 30K in the book. Wanted to here your thoughts...

    1) In the past when you've bought used, what are the first things you do to make sure you've got a fresh clean slate start for the truck? Was going to follow this lead: http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/tacoma_4runner_30k/index.htm

    2) Once home, noticed passenger side front wheel squeal, happened for couple days, then driver side started as well. This the clip that tells you pads are low? Or something else?

    3) Plan to baby this thing, love the 1st gens and becoming harder to come by in great shape up north. This will be garage kept and seldom driven in winter/salt. Do you guys keep humidity level in garage at certain level to reduce rust?

    Appreciate all the help!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    An 03 with 27k?? Dang!
    I would put new belts, air filter, oil change and filter, fuel filter, and all new fluids.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    X2 i thought my 01 with 68k was small.
     
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    oil, trans, air filter, diffs, t case brake fluid and check pads are what id do
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Any thoughts on wheel squeal (brake worn or other) and humidity level for garage? Appreciate the replies.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    check the pads while doing maintnance, it can also be a backing plate/ dust boot or dirt mud crud ect thats between the drum/shoe or disk/pad
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    How much was it? My 03, single cab prerunner has 33.5k on it but it was bought new.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Paid $13,500. Good deal I felt. Appreciate the help guys.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    I'd check the pad indicators on the brakes first. Mine were squealing and it stopped whenever I hit the brakes. I figured no way was it the pad indicators but sure enough it was. Changed the pads and no more squeaks.
     
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    Exactly what's occuring for me. Thanks.
     
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