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My Toyota 4x4

Updated on April 14, 2013

Through Snow and Mudd Toyota keeps on Going

I have a 1990 toyota truck with 282,000 on it this truck is unstoppable. Through the snow and mudd I have never gotten stuck. I would not trust any of my last trucks as much as i do this one. I have had a GMC and a Chevy and a Dodge and none of them compare to my yota I just put a plow on it for the first time. so it will be working hard this winter up here in New England

Vehicle Highlights

Compact Toyota pickups gained a restyling for 1989, with shift-on-the-fly part-time 4-wheel drive and rear antilock brakes. The new ABS system was standard on SR5 V6 models, optional on SR5 4-cylinder pickups. Standard powerplants in 1990 included both a fuel-injected and carbureted 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, plus an available 150-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. The two 4-cylinder engines provided 102 horsepower and 116 horsepower, respectively. Standard on SR5 V6 models and optional on Xtracab Deluxe pickups was the 3.0-liter V6. The carbureted engine offered a 4-speed manual gearbox, while the other two came standard with a 5-speed manual, with an available 4-speed overdrive automatic.

Troubled spots

Our reliability study for this generation Toyota Tacoma includes details on average repair costs, manufacturer recalls, and everything you need to know to gauge the long-term reliability of this generation Toyota Tacoma .

Trouble Spots

Consumer Guide's Auto Editors have scoured repair bulletins and questioned mechanics to search for commonly occurring problems for a particular vehicle. In some cases we also give possible manufacturer-suggested solutions. In many instances these trouble spots are Technical Service Bulletins posted by the manufacturer, however, we have our own expert looking at additional vehicle problems.

Automatic transmission: The column-mounted shift lever on trucks with automatic transmissions may bind requiring replacement of the shift interlock cable, end rod holder, and return spring. (1990-91)

Clutch: If the clutch-throwout bearing squeals, it must be replaced with a redesigned one. (1990-91)

Exhaust system: In compliance with emission-control regulations, the oxygen sensor will be replaced free at the 80,000-mile maintenance. (1993-94)

Transmission noise: A high-pitched whistling noise at speeds below 50 mph may be caused by the driveshaft. (1990)

Consumer Guide Estimated Repair Costs

This table lists costs of likely repairs for comparison with other vehicles. The dollar amount includes the cost of the part(s) and labor (based on $50 per hour) for the typical repair without extras or add-ons. Like the pricing information, replacement costs can vary widely depending on region. Expect charges at a new-car dealership to be slightly higher.

Item Name Repair Cost

A/C Compressor $1,315

Alternator $360

Automatic Transmission or Transaxle $1,457

Brakes $190

Clutch, Pressure Plate, Bearing $915

Exhaust System $242

Radiator $520

Shocks and/or Struts $210

Timing Chain or Belt $200

Universal Joints $200

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      damagedinc 6 years ago

      Awesome Trucks!