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Toyota Pickup (pre-Tacoma) issues

allevitaballevitab Posts: 1
edited April 27 in Toyota
i have a 91 toyota deluxe extra cab 2wd with a 22re motor/it has 211k+it quit running/i've tested fuel pump(70psi)+i cant keep it running longer than 5 seconds/keeps stalling/it started acting up when it got cold(first freeze last winter)every time it warmed up+sun came out was the only time i could get it started/i couldnt understand it then+now i'm really stumped/and i took 3 bolts off the block+i STILL cant get the fuel filter off to check it/what moron decided to put it above the starter under the manifold?HELP-i love my toy+its just sitting


  • paul_ppaul_p Posts: 271
    On my '93 Toyota is also nearly impossible to access the fuel filter. It has 209K and has been almost 100K since I changed the fiter last time. It sounds like that might be a possible cause of your problem, I'd definitley want to check it out. Have you ever changed the fuel filter before 211K (I would guess probably not)?
  • 89toy4x489toy4x4 Posts: 2
    I have a 89 toyota 4x4 pickup that just had a engine job. They replace the timing belt, rods, gaskets, etc. Job caused me about 1700. You would think the truck would run brand you right? 2 days later truck, was stalling when i slowed down, something was making a diesel engine type sound at times. before I could bring it back to the repair shop. Truck was losing power, over heats when i had to stop at a toll booth and had some sort of noise in the engine that something was wrong. Anyway i explained everything to the mechanic and when he checked it out, he said i had a problem with my crank shaft. probably got damaged when they replaced the timing belt or when the truck over heated. Out of 1700 bucks and mechanic can only suggest to me to put another engine in the truck. So stress out in NJ. Has anyone encounter this type of problem? Haven't pick up truck yet, not sure if i should be piss off at the mechanic or sue him or what? Any suggestions? HELP!
  • jmeutahjmeutah Posts: 1
    I have a 90 toyota pick-up 4x4, with a 22 re, 4 cyl. I feel your frustration, at 187k got a leak in the head gasket, caught in enough time to still rebuild. Guy gave an ok deal of $2000, but it took him 5 weeks. Got it back expecting it to run great too. And it did for a weeks, but then it sounded just as rough as it did before. I was told latter by a friend, who worked for a Toyota dealership machanical shop, that toyota engines can not be rebuild as sound as they are when they are built. It has something to do with being aluminum. I have been taking it to the shop for something once a month now it seems. You know what thou, its worth it, I love my Toyota :P . If I can find an engine to replace this one when it really craps out in a few years, I would buy it in a heartbeat. Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
  • 89toy4x489toy4x4 Posts: 2
    Picked up my truck last night, had a few words to the mechanic. Looks like i'm in the market for a replacement engine. Thanks for the feed back.
  • rgettmannrgettmann Posts: 2
    The truck is a 2.2 SOHC Diesel. It has a 5 speed overdrive transmission. The problem is that it will not go into 5th gear or reverse. I can eventually get into reverse, but never in 5th gear. I have been looking for a rebuilt transmission, but the transmission is worth more than the truck. I think that there might be a adjustment or maybe the bearings are froze up. The rest of the other gears work fine. The truck has 215,000 miles and has never been touched. The transmission is the only problem. Would appreciate some help.
  • cmoen2003cmoen2003 Posts: 2
    The only gear I cant get it into is 4th. downshifting can be a hassle- i cant put it in a lower gear unless its ready. It started with it poping out under load, but recently it wont go into gear at all. It has 190k. is it time to replace or is there an adjustment i can make?
  • juliewestjuliewest Posts: 1
    I have a 93 deluxe 4x4 - well cared for since the original purchase. Had the timing belt replaced a year and a half ago, along with the timing belt had all other belts replaced. 6 months ago, I'm backing out of a car park and my power steering stopped working. Looked under the hood and the belts to the oil pump and power steering pump had come off. They weren't broken - looked brand new. We put them back on and all was good. But 2 days ago, parked the truck in a car park and when I backed out, my alternator light and brake light(?) came on. Popped the hood and my belts had come off again. I figured the power steering pump or something got torqued and threw the belts. All fluids are good, mechanic said power steering pump wasn't the problem - the first time it happened. What else could it be? Thx!
  • mobimobi Posts: 1
    Hey guys\gals,

    I have a 94 pickup 2wd with 244,000. This past weekend I installed
    new head gasket due to loosing antifreeze. From what I can tell the
    head is fine, no visible warping or cracks. Pistons, cylinder walls
    also look ok. Before I replaced head gasket it would run fine for
    about 5 minutes then start idleing rough, coughing, sputtering, etc.
    After head gasket replacement it is still doing the same thing.
    Anyone know what this might be? I am going to replace the egr and o2
    sensor, but not sure this will help. I want to get a few more miles
    out of this motor if possible. Trying to save up for a new turbo
    motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • tuff289tuff289 Posts: 2
    sounds like pulleys are misalined.make sure alt.pulley is straight w/ other pulleys.
  • paul_ppaul_p Posts: 271
    No - do not get a new transmission or anything before checking your shifter bushings!! The shifter seat bushing is a $7. part at the Toyota dealer, and can be replaced by (carefully) taking off the top cover of the transmission without having to remove the transmission from the vehicle.

    A test you can do (at your own risk of course) is to lift up slighly on the lever when you shift - if it goes into gear, it's probably that your shifter bushings are worn out. Mine gave out at 170,000 milies and the mechanic replaced the clutch - although that was not necessary. :mad:

    Same goes for the transmission popping out of gear under load - check those bushings!! :)

    - Paul

    '93 Toyota pickup with 22RE and 5-speed - 211,000 miles
  • crazydoccrazydoc Posts: 1
    if the head was leaking in to the eng. i would check for a plug catalystic converter if not it try the air flow meter
  • ak_mikeak_mike Posts: 1

    i have a 90 toyota p/u with the v-6. it has 106k on it and i am seeing some decrease in gas milage.

    i've never had the o2 sensor changed and have been advised that it might be time. i've looked at the proceedure and it seems simple enough, but, i have read on the web that some folk have had to reset their computer.

    does anyone know if changing the 02 sensor involves any more than just bolting in the new one?

    thanks for replies!

  • indyjoeindyjoe Posts: 1
    I bought an '81 Trekker 2WD w/R22 engine. The gas lines are all rusted off!
    I need a diagram to recconnect them. There are 3 lines, and if hooked up
    wrong could maybe blow up me and the truck. Can anyone help? Thanks
    in advance, IndyJoe
  • timk54timk54 Posts: 3
    My truck has 150.000 miles and is hard starting when it is warm outside. What might be the problem
  • paul_ppaul_p Posts: 271
    Could be anything, but you may want to give it a tune up - check and/or replace the spark plugs, distributor cap, air filter, fuel filter, and clean the battery connections. You may also want to replace the fuel filter (hard job) if it has not ever been done. Good luck!
  • tjstriketjstrike Posts: 1
    Get you a chiltons book and change out the shifter seat and bushing :) . Costs about $20.00 :)
  • cmoen2003cmoen2003 Posts: 2
    i got the online one. It just has transmission r&r. is the book a better source. seems easy enough.
  • landdriverlanddriver Posts: 607
    Original owner of '83 2WD 5-speed 2.4L 22R SR5 longbed at 180,000 miles and still going strong!
  • 22re22re Posts: 1
    I have a 1992 Toyota Pick up 2wd I am wanting to buy a set of 04 GTS celica wheels will the fit.I am new to this please help....
  • shubrosshubros Posts: 1
    dude you need to go buy a repair manual for your truck. I have a 89 toyota pickup 2wd 2.4L 4 Cly. I have saved about a 1000 dollars doing all the work my self. I have never takin a shop class nor had any type or training. I just did what the book said. Go to ur favorite auto parts store and pick one up for about 20$ it will pay for itself in no time. I turned my old pickup into a hot rod. I went from 0-60 in 20s to 0-60 in 11s. I can get up to 80mph in 20s. I changed my fuel filter a couple months ago and it was not that hard. Just read the book and it will tell you to go at it from the bottom. take out the starter motor and you will have easy access to it from below do not try to get at it from the top you never will be able to get it out. So go out and buy the repair manual and buy a new fuel filter for about 15$.
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