90k tune up - what is absolutely necessary
I am the original owner of a Toyota 4Runner SR5. I have 88k mile. Last
several years 2-3k miles a year. I understand that my question might be
difficult to answer without knowing the specifics of wear on my vehicle - but
I would appreciate opinions regarding what is typically necessary to replace.
I am unable to pay 1500-$1800 for a complete 90k maintenance. I live in
Denver, CO. Would welcome suggestions for a fair and honest mechanic.
Call your service department, they answer this everyday. They have it on a sheet and can cross off what you dont want, or discuss why you must do it, they can ask and answer over the phone, they see them everyday for services, and can ask you about your usage.
They can also tell you what to do first second and third over a period of time.
With local shop doing the work, My suggestions would be a complete tune-up, plugs, wires, clean the throttle body, change the air filter and xabin filter, oil change with filter, transmission fluid and filter change. flush the cooling system with installing a new thermostat. Brakes if needed as well as new battery if needed.
14 year old vehicle with 90K...I would replace the timing belt, belt idler, tensioner and water pump while I had it apart.
personal experience has taught me, if you are not going to use toyota parts, just change the plugs. that way you arent losing the quality of the toyota materials which last a very long time. then service fluids but use what toyota uses. so many times I have been asked to help after, and found the issue, I always ask, did you save the original parts? They would be better than this ! (failed new part)
I agree, Genuine Toyota parts are likely better than aftermarket. Might cost a little more, but worth it.
I struggled for years on my cars with plugs and wires, caps and rotors, then I was so pissed one day, I went to my dealer and paid what they asked. I looked at the quality of the parts, felt them actually fit as I installed them and heard all the cylinders come to life. The other places were lying to me since I first got my license. Their garbage saved a few bucks here and there but had to be replaced 3 times as often due to substandard material, or just plain not the same and unable to function. made to fail soon. I would rather fix a worn toyota part now.
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