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150k...Maintenance Tips?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by motoedde, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    motoedde

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    I'm about to hit 150k on my 96 Taco(2.7L) and figured on replacing all the belts and two radiator hoses with Toyota stuff. I will also attempt to replace the fan clutch as its constantly on.

    Is there anything else I should go after while I'm at it?

    TIA

    edde
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    krimson

    krimson Nothin

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    Diff oil... If it's never been done before.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    when's the last time you did spark plugs, fuel filter, diff oils, tranny oil?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, fluids, sparkplugs, sparkplug wires if you feel so inclined.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback so far...plugs and wires were around 110k. I did the tranny, transfer case, and diff(front and rear) at 130k. Coolant at the same time.


    What about brake fluid? Never touched
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    steve o 77

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    yeah go ahead and change that out, brake fluid absorbs water over time and can corrode things. Also have you been lubing the U-joints?
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    phs2dent

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    I'm at 130K and thinking about doing a road trip home this summer right after graduation.

    Unfortunately, I don't really have a place I can safely drain fluids (in city on campus). How much "should" getting my truck serviced cost?

    As much as I hate paying mechanics to do work for me, I don't have much choice until I get my own place.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    Justaco

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    i got my transmission oil changed for 60 bucks at valvoline I didnt really want to mess with the transmission myself but the Toyota requires a synthetic gear oil. witch is more expensive
     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    STLharry

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    Easy as pie to DIY...just a drain and refill. I did my tranny/tc/difs when I did my clutch.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I did a major tune up recently here in Alaska last week: replaced alternator belt, changed out all fluids, including front/rear diffs, transfer case, brake fluid (I did the oil myself the week before), (left the power steering fluid alone), lubed the u-joints along the drive train, rotated the tires, tried to repack the wheel bearings, but they're sealed, let's see...what else did we do? Inspected a bunch of stuff. Cost? Three hours, total bill was $416, largely because of the 10 quarts of synthetic Valvoline 75w-90 oil were over $12 each (OUCH!).

    And my mechanic let me both help, watch and learn. Next up next week: new OME suspension before I take her on the road this summer! I'm learning LOTS.
     

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