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1992 Toyota Pickup

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1992 Toyota Pickup Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Our technicians report that by 100,000 miles, the ignition key tends to wear out and should be replaced or it may not work as well in the door locks or ignition lock cylinder.

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

1992 Toyota Pickup Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, October 5, 2005

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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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1992 Toyota Pickup Questions and Answers

budman901, 1992 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Spokane, WA

already did tune up didn't solve problem.

idaho63, 1992 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Meridian, ID

When driven less that 10 mph engine will shut down.

w.sabin, 1992 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Portland, OR

How much does it cost to replace the speedometeer

croy232009, 1992 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Mesa, AZ

i have a 92 toyota pick up. in the morning when its cold it has a really low idle and will stall out. but when its warm it runs great. I was thinking maybe a choke problem or timming.

Johnson, 1992 Toyota Pickup, Auburn, CA

I dissasembled the key cylinder switch, when it was out I probed around in the slot were it came out of with some small screw drivers, I put it all back together and now when I turn on the engine t...

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1992 Toyota Pickup Reviews

My 1992 Toyota is a great little truck. I bought it with about 145K miles on it and have done nothing but drive it. It survived a 60 mph crash only needing some new plastic in the grille. It is driven hard off and on road as a work truck. As long as you do regular maintenance they run forever. My truck has 190,000 miles runs great and never misses a beat. You take care of it and it does the same.

Very durable truck who doesnt love toyota's. Does seem to need repaired a lot but a least a guy with little mechanic knowledge can do it. For the most part

I own this truck with the 2.4l 4 cyl 22re. Everything on this truck works as well as it did when it was new. However it has slight problems with frame rust. The timing chain problem is also problematic.
The 22re is efficient, durable, and provides a suprising amount of low end torque. Due to the gearing the truck is able to utilise tires up to and beyond 32" without losing much acceleration.
This truck is very tough and reliable. great for daily driver or off-road project truck.

Having now driven over 200K miles I can only say that I wish they would make this EXACT truck again! I have never owned a more reliable vehicle. I am very careful to keep it properly maintained (I do all of my own maintenance) especially in regard to oil changes. The only mechanical problem I've had is timing chain failure at 120K. Yes, the guides disintegrated, the chain snapped & did chew up the inside of the timing cover. I did the repair and decided to just replace the guides & chain assembly every 80K thereafter. So I now just completed the 2nd replacement. It is a bit of a pain, but well worth it. As for all other systems, I have had no problems. Brake pads have been replaced 3 times. A/C system is still original and has never needed service. The 89-95 Toy Pickups are uniquely simple and very well designed mechanically (except the plastic timing chain guides LOL). I'm keeping it and going for 300K.

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