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What to look for

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blasphemous, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Blasphemous

    Blasphemous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to go look at a 2002 V6 Xtra Cab TRD Off-Road package taco tomorrow. Has 110k miles on it. They're asking 8990 but I will probably talk them down if I feel good about the truck.

    What should I look for in particular? Not quite up to date on defects/rust etc.
     
  2. May 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    definetly give the frame a look since thats obviously a big thing right now with the first gens.
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Blasphemous

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    That will be one of the first things that I check.

    I've searched the forums quite a bit and tried to find other things to watch out for. But I have not really seen any ubiquitous issues with 1st gens other than rust.
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Check the 1/4 glass window latches, pulseing brakes, rusted out skid plates.
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Test the 4x4 is in working order and the diff lock as well. Check the condition of the springs to see that they're not overly bowed. Ask for maintenance records and be sure to ask if timing belt was replaced(suppose to be replaced at 90k). Also ask if the lower ball joint recall was done.
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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  7. May 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Blasphemous

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    Wow. Nice. I will definitely read that over! Thanks!
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    check the frame, but ii doubt its rusted cause we live in CA, holla!
     
  9. May 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Ask them if the timing belt has been replaced.
     
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