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150,000 mile trouble spots

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    tacoman101

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    I have a 2001 xtracab tacoma with a 2.7 4 cylinder engine that just hit 150,000 miles. I was just wandering what are some trouble spots mechanically that start to happen when tacoma's get this old. I heard that the 4 cylinder engine in these trucks are pretty much bulletproof, is this true? I take good care of the truck, and run all synthetic oils in it, how many more miles do you guys think I could get out of it?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Nobody can answer that question....

    Keep maintaining it properly and diligently and she'll last a long time.

    I think the only real issue is the internal frame rust issue. Are you familar with the frame rust warrantee?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    kingston73

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    I don't know how common it is, but my 01 needed it's waterpump replaced this summer. The engine itself if pretty tough, but the waterpump will wear after a while. if you've never replaced yours, I'd do it now on your terms instead of waiting for it to fail (like I did). When mine failed, it overheated the engine and one of my ignition packs got fried, so I needed to replace both. Also the O2 sensor will eventually fail and need replacing, the rear one I think is pretty easy to do, never tried to do the front one. The only other thing I've ever had a problem with was the rear leaf springs, both sides cracked on my originals and I had to replace. If you get the frame replaced Toyota will give you new leaf springs.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    yep im pretty familiar with the rust frame warrenty...so far theres no rust cause its been kept from the salt, but this winter it will see alot of the salt, so some where down the road i might need to get the frame replaced
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    mine has over 170,000 and no problems so far.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    Are they still honoring that recall? Or is it to late?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    reason why they call 4 cylinder tacoma motors bulletproof is because they have timing chains instead of belts. pretty much never have to change a timing chain.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    It's a 15 year warrantee
     
  9. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Yah, I have just slightly over 150k and my leafs are pretty much shot now. Replacing with the Wheeler 5 pack when I do my lift.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    I'd say look out for most things that are neglected for any car around 150k miles. IMO those things are

    1. ALL of the fluids on the truck have been changed regularly. And i mean ALL of them. Power steering, Brake fluid, ATF, MTF, all of the grease fittings have been greased on the vehicle (they tend to hide), etc.

    2. Suspension. Shocks (any car with original shocks after 150k need to be replaced), leaf springs, bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, etc.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    I upgraded everything on mine (regardless of the miles, just because I wanted to wheel it), but my new truck had a bad throw-out bearing when I bought it with 148k on the clock.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    ive got the 3.4l with 174,500 on her and she runs like new.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Thanks
     
  14. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    Mines got over 190,000 and I still have all the confidence in the world in it, thinking about sea-foaming it just in case though
     
  15. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    my dads 98 4x4 has 200k + and just recently changed the timing belt and water pump oil pump on his 3.4 just take care of the simple things and you wont have problems.
     
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