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Purchased a used Tacoma...need advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tootsgeek, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Hey everyone! I am a proud owner of my first Tacoma. It is a 06 TRD Sport 4x4 Double cab with 140,000 miles on it. I love it and TW!

    The car fax didn't give me much info on the past maintenance that was done on it but it sure looks well-kept inside and out and runs great. I am going to change the fluids in the front and rear differentials and transfer case (thanks to the great how to's on this site) and check filters and such but would like to know what else you guys would suggest doing such as tranny flush ect.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Pugga

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    Change the following:
    cabin air filter
    air filter (check visually, might be ok)
    oil change
    front and rear differentials
    transfer case

    Visually inspect the following and replace if necessary:
    brake pads, rotors and drums
    shocks
    belts
    coolant


    Congrats on the new truck!
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Maybe change the plugs too, if you don't know the last time they were changed anyway. Congrats on the purchase :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Good call on the plugs, I knew I forgot something :eek:

    Transmission is your call though. There are mixed opinions about changing the transmission fluid for the first time on a higher mileage transmission.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Perfect, thanks for the advice. Just didn't want to miss something.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    tranny flush is a good thing to get done
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Curious what did you pay for it?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    +1 on the tranny flush.

    What about coolant?
    Grease the zerk fittings on your U-joints.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    I'm curious too
     
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    went to toyota yesterday. they stated that they do NOT recommend transmission flushes for tacomas. just drain and fill.i had them do it becuz i didnt have the damn pump
     
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    It's safest to assume nothin was done. Follow the manual for recommendations...for oil I recommend Royal Purple synthetic. Any mods? The previous owner sure drove a lot.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    $16,000 out the door. Might have been able to get them down another thousand but double cabs under twenty grand are very hard to come by in this area.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks
     
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    From reading posts by others, this seems to vary depending on the dealership you call. Some will flush the transmission for you, some say you never have to do anything with it, some say drain and refill. If you drain and refill, you're only changing out like 3 - 4 quarts of fluid and I think the automatic takes something like 15 or 18 quarts (if I'm remembering correctly).
     
  15. Mar 5, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    oh, ok. when i went to the stealership i was teaching my 13 year old little brother how to conduct an oil change and he pulled the wrong plug( i know, i know right) i nitced the nice bright red fluid and suffed my finger in the hole just in time, only lost about a quart. Drove to stealership. i told them please dont flush. they said. service manager 'WE do NOT reccommend that'

    just my experiance... didnt know there was that many quarts in it though. thanks for the homework. Much Appreciated :thumbsup:
     
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