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Maintenance Guidelines for over 160k (02 4WD)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by strongwxnc, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    strongwxnc

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    Well, my 02 is over 160,000. Im looking for needed maintenance ideas or plans.
    I bought the truck in 06. It was a one owner (116,000) and had all services completed in the factory book. The guy took care of this car. Well, so have I. Off road sometimes, mainly driven on maintained roads.
    But, what should I be looking for as the mileage increases?
    Had all belts (-the chain belt), plugs/wires and front pads put on last summer.

    Other than a squeaky belt (when it gets wet) and some bent wheel issues, the trucks runs smooth..

    Thanks for advance folks.
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Grease your Zerks!!!
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    Yep. Planning on doing that today!!
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Just got under the truck to grease the zerks. I found 6. First time I have them myself. The one near the tranny was dirty dirty with grease thrown underneath the truck. The back end took about 6 pumps to fill.
     
  5. May 11, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Just keep on the regular maintenance (oil changes, grease fittings, occasional diff fluid, tranny fluid, etc.) and you should probably look into getting your water-pump replaced, cause you don't want it to leave you stranded.
     
  6. May 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Thanks man. I was thinking about the water pump. I do oil every 3000.

    Btw, when I was researching new tires, I ran across you photo. They look so good on your sweet ride, it made up my mind. :)
     
  7. May 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Timing belt should be every 60k. There should be a sticker on your's that says when it was last replaced.
     
  8. May 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Hey thanks man...and they are great tires all the way around
     
  9. May 11, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    Is that the same with a chain instead of the belt? Mine has a chain..
     
  10. May 11, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Chains are more like 80000-100000 i think
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    I would replace the timing chain with the water pump when it's ready. Drain and flush "all" fluids to include xmsn. What do your shocks look like? How about the leaf springs...(Yes I know they should last forever but just in case they don't) While you got the engine apart for the timing chain how about changing out all the hoses and belts to include the drive belt. Are you putting anything in the gas tank? I'd run a couple of additive that absorb water....Not sure if you have a fuel filter but I would look at doing that as well and if the fuel pump has never been changed out you might want to look at it as well. The timing chain seems to trigger alot of things and the "old girl" is going to take a little bit more maintenance to keep her purring....
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Thanks guys. Awesome advice and rme, you give me a lot to think about. My leafs look descent and my shocks still ride good. I think shocks and maybe new leaf spring would be next,the ride is good but....I can tell it is getting close. I found this thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...belt-timing-chain-all-toyotas-toyota-com.html

    That talks about belt/chain replacement. Trying to up my learning curve in order to understand what to tackle and when. I drive my truck everyday and want to maintain its performance for many years to come.
    Thanks for the great feedback folks!!!
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 3:18 AM
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    Chain? Where did you get a chain for the 1st gen?
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 4:29 AM
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    I have not got a chain for my truck. It is the original chain. As far as I know, it is still in great shape.
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    I have 9 zerks :rolleyes: me thinks some are hiding on u...
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Hmm... never new the 1st gens had the chain. Anyone know of a conversion for a '01? Im not due for a belt change for some time, but when it comes around, it would be nice to put a timming chain in instead.
     
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