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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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning  the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.

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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Toyota Pickup Questions and Answers

woodsman467, 1990 Toyota Pickup, 3.0L V6, Blythewood, SC

I replaced my water pump and had to remove the timing belt off the 2 cams to pull it, I thought that I put it back on in the same place but I guess not !!!! I didn't check I know Stupid right ...

saechaoeddie1, 1990 Toyota Pickup, 3.0L V6, Sacramento, CA

I put a new cam in my toyota truck 3.0v6 on the pasenger side and now it will not run it starts but its like the timeing is out and i have the crank at t d c and the cames lined up when i put th...

wilderness, 1990 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Hanover, NM

It runs well when dry. I have replaced: plugs, wires, distributor cap, air filter, fuel filter, etc. The truck misses/cuts in and out when driving when humid. During rapid acceleration it tends...

rosiecoyote, 1990 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Phoenix, AZ

My brake lights stay on after I turn off lights or engine. Also they will come on during the night when parked outside for over night.

panheadjohnv, 1990 Toyota Pickup, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Rollinsford, NH

leak is coming from crankshaft pulley or behind where seal is as i have diagnosed this on my own with gunk and steam cleaner it is the only leak what would the price be to have this done? this is t...

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Toyota Pickup Reviews

I have 1995 Toy. 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 22RE. I've had it for about 5 years, when I got it, it had 127.xxxx. Now it has 267.xxxx. no problems, I have replaced the battery. and now the clutch is getting ready to have to be replaced. I love my truck. I only wish I had the ex cab. It gets pretty small when myself and 2 dogs get in the truck. Most dependable ride I've ever had. I'm 61 today, female. no one could ask for a better vehicle. You take care of them, and they will take great care of you. Drive and enjoy. Tempe, Arizona. Land of dirt dust, and hotter them Hell weather.

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 duty shocks and bigger springs as I carry up to 1200 lbs often. I pull a 15 boat also. It is fun to drive!

bought this truck in october and have read the reviews on this vehicle and i must say i am an absolute fan of this truck based on my personal expirience with this truck i feel i have bought the perfect truck!! wish they still made em this gd

I have a 93 4wd toyota pickup that I have had minor issues with. This truck has 160k on it and has had the clutch replaced just two years ago. I did have to replace the timing chain last year at 152k due to plastic guides broke. I had it sitting for nearly a year due to being relocated from family for that time while chain was broken and vehicle not running. But, after I got the chain on and vehicle back together, it fired right up and has been a champ ever since. I did recently have an issue with the steering gear leaking badly, I took it off, sent it out to be resealed and dry as a bone now. No drain plugs like someone was asking or other ways to fix it, just get it resealed and it should be fine. I work for a small auto repair shop so prices are at cost for product only and I do the work myself. I would like it to have a bit more power, but what do you expect out of a small 4 cyl? The lights are apparently a needed commodity cause mine were stolen(tail, head, and parking)and when I called around to find some I was told they are being stolen all over the place. Probably due to how expensive they are. I used tamper proof screws to install mine and have a special bit to screw in the screws.

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!

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