At higher mileages (125,000 -150,000) the power steering pump may begin to leak on the 6 cylinder vehicles and could require replacement.
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1994 Toyota Pickup Problems
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.
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.
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.
1994 Toyota Pickup Recalls (Recent)
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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.
1994 Toyota Pickup Questions and Answers
I purchased this truck from a man who used this like a 4 wheeler in the woods while deer hunting. It never left his cabin until he sold his lease on the hunting property and began a new sport of go...
4-cylinder, when the engine is cold the idle is low, about 200.
starting problem. have to turn the igniyion switch before it starts, it starts better when the car has run
Connections are all clean and greased, spark plug wires have been replaced, but I'm not getting a spark from the distributor cap on the number 5 cylinder, Any ideas how to fix that? Thanks.
1994 Toyota Pickup Reviews
I have a 1994 Toyota pick up with the 22re motor, I bought brand new as a leader item ( stripped base model ) not even a radio. I am still driving it daily and have about 265,000 miles on it. I get on average 22 mpg in town and between 27 and 32 mpg on the highway cruising at 65-70mph depending on terrain and load. I broke in the engine with Valvoline 20-50 weight oil and new filter at 200 mile then at 500/1500/3000. I went to Castrol Syntec and have run it ever since changing it every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Yes you read it right every 10-15k miles. I use the truck for my business and it sees everything from beaches to deserts to mountains. I have had no engine problems ( with the exception of valves that are a little noisy ), my dad always said a little loose is a lot better than too tight, when it comes to valves. I live in SoCal and it has always passed its smog cert without a problem. I have a camper shell over the bed that is flush with the top and it is normally loaded with between 500 and 800lbs in the bed whenever I am on business ( I put Highjacker Air shocks on it to help level it out when loaded ). The worst thing is the dash board electronics. I have had the dash lights and the speedometer freak out on me ( the condition comes and goes ) and starts reading in KPH instead of MPH. At one point when I would turn on the turn signal the speedo would bounce back and forth in time with the blinker. I have only had to replace the battery, tires and brakes. It has been the best truck I have ever owned and I have owned 1 ford and 2 dodge truck in my lifetime. I am 57 and wont even think about any other small truck, unless VW brings the AMAROK to the USA!
A 94 toyota pickup with 4 wheel drive the front driveline will turn when engaged the front hubs will not engage. Is there any other part that could go wrong besides the front switch or vacume leak . Both appear to be ok.
1994 toyota 2-wheel drive 22re engine 5 speed tranny. 2nd owner bought in 2004 77,000 miles for $3,500 has 152,000 now. Replaced a few parts but thats normal for any make,model or year after its 10 years old. Toyota trucks with the 22re are like a timex they take a lickin & keep on tickin. Best money I ever spent. Well maybe except for that circus lady.
I hate my truck, it was given to me as I was out of work and needed a truck, I would rather push a dodge! All I do is work on this truck, and I only drive it in town. would NEVER but a toyota!
Got it from my grandfather a little over a year ago with 147,XXX on the clock. Now sitting with 171,653. I've put alot of my own money into the truck (plugs , wires, rotor cap, fluids, master and slave clutch, performance exhaust and o2 sensors, timing chain job, suspension, cold air intake, ect.) car is very easy to work on, parts are cheap, and easy to learn. The engine is great, NOT a power horse by any means but , reliable as long as you do your part, beware the famous timing chain rattle! IT WILL HAPPEN! A/c is weak, needs recharge, will cook your balls off though. ORIGINAL CLUTCH! and still catches fine! 23mpg @ 80mph, 27mpg @ 65mph. Engine 0-60 in 7.2 seconds top speed @ 125mph
All and all one hell of a first vehicle, love it!