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Make this truck last

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Dale86, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:35 AM
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    Dale86

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    Just replaced the timing belt and water pump. I’m trying to get this rig to last me another 100k+ if possible. What preventative maintenance schedule do y’all recommend and what products should I be using? What other parts should I be looking to replace at this point? Especially suspension/steering parts? What mileage intervals are y’all doing your different maintenance and replacement parts at?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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  3. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:58 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    I can't see any reason why you can't do another 100k. We've had members here with over 500K miles. The next think I would focus on is fluid changes. Do you know if the transmission has ever been serviced?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    Dale86

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    Drain and fills only on transmission.

    What about suspension parts at this point? What should I replace or expect to replace at this point?

    My truck is never off-road and spends most of its time on the highway.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    SouthPaw

    SouthPaw The headlight guy

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    Lower ball joints, only go with OEM.
     
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  6. Feb 27, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    That's good. I would also do the rear diff, coolant, brake fluid, power steering. Sounds like you've already been on top of the maintenance. But yes, to answer your question you're likely due for suspension work too. You can get the front end off the ground and check for play in the ball joints and tie rods. I had some side to side play that went away after replacing the outer tie rods. New coilovers up front and shocks in the rear might be a good idea too.
     
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  7. Feb 27, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Aerindel

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    320k myself. Nothing extraordinary. Timing belt when needed and other stuff as it breaks. Radiator is a good one. Mine cracked and leaked before it had other problems but they can potentially fail and mix coolant and transmission fluid.

    Being 2WD I don't think you have grease-able U joints but that is a good thing to do, otherwise expect to replace a few.

    Keep your parking brake adjusted and in good condition as it is what keeps your rear brakes and by extension, your entire braking system in good order.
     
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  8. Feb 27, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    SouthPaw

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