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96 4runner SR5 - Good buy?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by toyotarunner1, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    toyotarunner1

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    Looking at a 96 SR5 with 120K miles. $7400

    Anyone know of particular issues with the earlier 3rd gens?


    Thanks,
     
  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    wow nice low miles. The resale value of these 4runners are just amazing.

    Do a search on google and you will get a ton of info. I konw the T4R forum has a very extensive write up on what to look for.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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  4. Sep 14, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    yes.. I checked out that thread. good info.

    They car fax says "Drive belt changed", I hopefully assume this is the timing belt. any comments?
     
  5. Sep 14, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    A lot of times the CarFax will list who did the work. Try giving them a call and asking? or if it was done by Toyota you can go on the Toyota website and create a log in on the owners page using the vin and get any records they have.

    https://www.toyota.com/owners/my-vehicle
     
  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    great info. thanks man. I will pick the car fax up this afternoon and get to see it myself
     
  7. Sep 14, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    only things on vehicle are some damp areas on the transfer case and some oil at the cv axles at the case.

    any catastrophic failures associated? I didnt see any of those on the other forum page
     

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