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Scope these pics: 94 Yota I'm considering

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Buffco, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Buffco

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    Just wanna run these pics by you guys. You've looked at more Toyotas than I.. (I know it's not a first gen, but it's only missing it by a year.)

    Also, the check engine light is on and the dealer said they can't check it because, "it has an older system that they don't have a reader for..."

    Lemme know if anything scares you right off.

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  2. Jun 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    I mean it looks pretty good to me...tires look brand new, body looks good, underbody looks a little dirty but hey its the underbody. Now to the engine...how many miles, what motor 22r or 3.0 v6? Any work done to the motor (i.e. air intake, anything rebuilt? anything that doesn't look factory that might help)? Does it have stock exhaust (looks stock to me) or aftermarket?
     
  3. Jun 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    Like I mentioned, it's a 94 4wd 5spd. 150,xxx miles, 2 owners.

    If I understand correctly, it's the 1st Gen that had the bad problems with the cancer-rust on the frames, correct? I see some on this frame (just from pics, haven't seen it in person) but it seems to look more like surface rust rather than cancer.

    Also, I wanna know more about coding these "older" Toyotas. I'm sure a check engine light can be a plethora of things, but is there some things that are more common than others? And how do I find out if a local shop can check the codes on these trucks?

    Thanks to all in advance.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    The better coast
    is there any reason your going for this one and not a 02 or something?
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Stock exhaust, I have a few pics of the engine bay on my other computer.. There is some sort of K&N filter system on it, but not like one I've seen before.

    150,xxx miles. 22re motor. Nothing done to it that I know. Original owner older feller, sold it to a 28 year old who kept it for 2 years, then traded it on a Duramax diesel.

    So far as I can tell, there's been virtually few, if any, mods done to it.
     
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    The better coast
    and the "we dont have the right computer" thing i would tell them to get the right computer to be honest or take it to another place on the dealerships dime
     
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    Yeah, very good reason.

    There aren't any. Seriously, this one is one of the closer 4wd's, and it's 5 hours away. I have found several automatics and some 2wds, but 4wd are few and far between. (I live about 3-4 hours from EVERYwhere.) Geographical oddity.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    The better coast
    that sounds like fresno haha
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    South East GA, but yeah. Love it down here, but don't try to find anything. Closest "big city" to me is Jacksonville, FL and that's 1 hour SE of me.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Mine is a 93' with 155,XXX on it as well. It is also a 5spd and 4wd. My motor is the 3.0 v6, there is also a 22r 4cyl. That truck is know as a pre-Tacoma (called simply a Toyota Pickup), if I am correct the Tacoma didn't make its way into production until about (1995.5). There was a rust problem on the frames and still is with the older trucks. Like you said in your post the rust may just be surface rust and will most likely be fine if you monitor it and take care of it.

    My truck (1993) doesn't seem to have rust problems yet :eek: and my dad's 1988 doesn't seem to bad as far as the frame goes.

    Now as far as the check engine goes you are most likely correct it could be multiple things, and it could just be a simple fix. And as far as finding a local shop that could take a look at it your best bet is to call some places in your area to find out if they could look at it and possibly fix it. I did a quick Google search and brought up multiple things, but you can't always trust the ever so sly internet.

    You say its a 22re so that could possibly narrow down the problems.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Yeah, 22re. 4cyl.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Yeah I saw that from a previous post...took me too long to type it :laughing:

    It's hard to say, like you said its 5hrs away, its hard to drive 5hrs just to go look at it and not take it home.
     
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    Yeah, and the dealer knows how far away I am, so if I show up on his floor, he's gonna be less likely to buy into my whole, "I'm walking out the door now" routine.

    Dammit all, I've been looking for a Yota for 2 years now.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    I would make it clear on the phone you have two or three trucks in the area you will be driving to look at and if you have time you will come look at it. Give a lower offer on the truck due to the rust concerns and play it smart.

    It looks very good to me, I see a little surface rust but it looks like it's been a well maintained truck!
     
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    Thanks for that info. Good idea on mentioning other trucks... Now only if it were TRUE! :D

    There are a couple of trucks in the area, this is the only 4wd.
     
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    Find a few dealerships in a 30 or 40 minute area and keep them in the back of your mind if he asks where you've been looking. I would say you found a 95 4x4 and make up a price you bargained the 95 down to that's lower the than asking price of this 94. Tell him you wanted to come check this out before making a move on the other. Ask alot of questions and make him think, if you get his mind off of the price itself you can probably milk him down to a steal.

    You should have it.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Good point...but be careful too with that. Don't make it seem like your throwing it in his face to make him come down, because if it comes off wrong he may say thats fine then go for his I don't want to sell to you anyways. I know several cases where that has happened, sadly I've seen it first hand. Be smart about it.. But like Vacountryboy says the truck looks very well maintained for a 94' model.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    No worries. I've made my living for the past 12 years in sales, individual, commercial, retail, wholesale.

    I know the game and the buzzwords. ;)
     
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    This.

    You have no idea how much that light is going to cost, and you can't negotiate price until you know.

    150K is getting close to timing chain and headgasket time for a 22RE.

    I had an 86, they are good trucks, but slow as hell compared to a 4cyl Tacoma.
     
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    89 - 95 yotas had full length box frames. Tacomas are full box to the cab and transition to a C frame under the bed. The pre 2001 Tacomas with major rust problems rotted out right at the transition from the box to the C frame. The 3.0 V6 motors are known to blow head gaskets, but my 94 had the head gasket changed under a recall and never blew out. I traded it off with 115000 and never had any issues.
     
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