1990 Toyota Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota Pickup

1990 Toyota Pickup Problems

At higher mileages (125,000 -150,000) the power steering pump may begin to leak on the 6 cylinder vehicles and could require replacement.

The timing chain can develop a rattling noise caused by failing timing chain guides. This is often due to extended mileage intervals between oil changes that allows the oil to become dirty and abrasive which wears away the timing chain guides until they fail. The timing chain and guides should be inspected at each valve adjustment, otherwise serious engine damage may result.

The Ignition Coil wire insulation is often rubbed through by the Primary wiring harness which will cause a stalling/no-start condition. The coil wire will need to be replaced and the primary harness will need to be repaired and re-routed.

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1990 Toyota Pickup Questions

how to clean o2 sensor

the lights and fan on the ac controls function, but the compressor does not come one.

It may have freon as the refrigerant. It worked last fall, but is not working now. I can't find a sight glass.

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1990 Toyota Pickup Recalls

Toyota is recalling 1990-1995 4Runner, 1990-1995 pickup, and 1993-1998 Toyota T100 trucks because the steering relay rod may crack under stress. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering relay rod.

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1990 Toyota Pickup Reviews

1989 Toyota truck,No Spark have replaced the distributor the coil the coil igniter the computer the battery the coolant temp sensor ! What can a girl do next?

We've had this car in the family since 1990 when it was purchased new. After 18 years the truck hasn't had any major engine problems; has been properly maintained throughout its life. Hopefully I can pass this truck down to my kids.

My 1990 2 wheel drive pickup extra cab currently has 312000 miles. I bought it years ago and immediately threw the split front seat away and installed buckets from a Corolla. The engine has a hotter cam, an exhaust header and a k & G air filter. I change oil and filter every 5000 miles, using delo 15-40 oil. It has plenty of power and still gets a steady 25 MPG driving it hard. I have heavy dut...

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