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What to look for, used 2006-07

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mperl, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Jun 3, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    mperl

    mperl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at double cabs with 130-140k miles. What service should they already have had done?
    Water pump, timing belt, brakes, shocks, spark plugs, fluid changes? Others? Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    CBenfell

    CBenfell Function over Form

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  3. Jun 3, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    2005 and some 2006 have head gasket issues. I would definitely go with a 2007 to avoid this as it’s an expensive job.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    CBenfell

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    From what I’ve seen, used Tacoma’s are rarely 100% gone through and all the maintenance boxes checked. They are known for being bulletproof, so that + ignorance leads to many owners not doing the recommended maintenance.

    Luckily, all of these things are pretty simple and inexpensive if you know how to turn a wrench.

    If I were you, I would check for rust ANYWHERE, grab and wiggle all suspension components,check that the proper fluids have been used, and look for any burnt/re-taped wiring in the engine bay. These trucks get modded a lot and everyone thinks they’re a mechanic and know what they’re doing.

    You can tell a lot about an owner and how much they cared if the truck is missing covers, trim pieces, or has stains/cigarette burns.
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    No timing belt/water pump at 90k like in the 4.7 Tundra?
     
  6. Jun 3, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    No, we have a timing chain and our water pump is fairly easy to access from what I’ve read.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    Also, check around the rear wheels for an signs of gear oil leaking, it will run out the drum brakes, can be an easy fix if it is only the seal but much more expensive if the bearing needs replaced.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    kingston73

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    Where in the country are you? Biggest thing is the frame, potentially needing replaced or already replaced. Also front wheel bearings.
     

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