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Suggested Maintenance on 1996 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by oldtaco, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Jul 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    oldtaco

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    I just bought a 1996 manual 6 cycl tacoma with 228,000 miles. It runs like a champ. No noticeable problem. A couple aesthetic things of course. However, I was wondering if anyone suggested typical maintenance to perform. I was going to change most of the fluids and maybe change the thermostat. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    shampoop

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    I'd look into replacing ALL of the coolant hoses before they fail. Otherwise one fails, you ifx it, another one fails, you fix it, etc. Nobody ever replaces the small misc ones until they fail.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    krimson

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    Spark plugs.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    jblair

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    don't those need the timing belt done?
     
  5. Jul 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    ERG80

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    Do you know any of the maintenance history? If not I'd start with these basics to get a good baseline.

    Toyota maintenance Intervals:
    http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/guides.php

    30,000 mile / 24 month maintenance items

    These items also apply to the 60K, 90K, and 120K maintenance intervals.

    REPLACE:

    SERVICE:

    INSPECT:

    • Drive belts
    • Ball joints & dust covers
    • Brake lines and hoses
    • Brake linings/drums & brake pads/discs
    • Fuel lines, connections, and vapor vent system hoses
    • Fuel tank cap gasket
    • Steering gear box, linkage, and boots
    • Exhaust pipes and mountings
    ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS:

    Testing the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve
    Cleaning the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
    Cleaning the Throttle Body
    Changing the Fuel Filter


    30/60/90/120K Walkthroughs
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...a_4runner_30k/
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ntenancep2.htm
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ntenancep3.htm
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ntenancep4.htm
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ntenancep5.htm

    more info: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/156943-1st-gen-tacoma-buyers-guide.html
     
  6. Jul 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    Let's see some pics! I love my 96!
     
  7. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    saltbranch

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    Another thing to look at would be the ball joints, mine failed at 230k or so on the passenger side, then around 260k on drivers side. Both time they cut loose I was up at our property and both time the frontend just hit the dirt. The passenger side ones caught me by surpised, no noise,squeaking just driving along and frontend hit the ground....driver side I knew was going bad but kept driving it cuz at that time I was driving on ranch only, not on the road with it.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    oldtaco

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    Did all the suggested stuff and some more and just made it 1900 miles from CO to VT in 2 days. Thanks
     
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