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Looking to buy a 3rd Gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by srgray15, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Sep 5, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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    srgray15

    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    I'm looking at a couple of 3rd Gen 4Runners and wanting some input on pricing. I've found a 1 owner 98 SR5 with 162k on it with timing belt and water pump replaced at 139k. It is a private seller and their bottom dollar is 6k. Is this way over priced? I will look at the vehicle in person on Monday but from pics I've seen it looks very clean. I've looked through the buyers guide but can't find an updated price guide and not sure how accurate KBB is.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Oct 7, 2015 at 5:01 AM
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    1998 4Runner PreRunner 4X2
    $6000 obo — Canton, Georgia

    1998 4Runner Base Model "PreRunner" No Rust - Originally from Roswell Toyota
    230K miles - Still my daily and it will go up
    2.4L 4Cyl Auto
    Tacoma wheels with 265/75/16 Mud Claw tires - also new tire as a spare (5 matching tires)
    Oak Cloth interior
    Kenwood KMM-BT312U Bluetooth Media Reciever - Less than a month old
    Installed and wired nightvision rear view camera
    Custom cellphone mount
    Custom Tablet mount with Nexus 7 for GPS and ODB2 USB dongle - Included
    1999 Center Console with ECT and rear widow buttons moved to the left side of the stering wheel
    2.5" Daystar Lift
    Tinted windows
    LED front light bar under bumper with power to dash using relays
    POD LED lights on windshield valence with power to dash using relays
    Custom rear wiper to accept framless wiperblade
    Satoshi Grille Mod with real Toyota FJ front emblem
    6" whip antenna

    New Parts : plugs, wires, air filter, oil change, tires, floor mats, 1999 overhead console with storage, headlight bulbs and headlight housings.

    Over $2000 invested since July

    Will negotiate the roof basket but "Blue Tool Box" NOT INCLUDED
    Asking $6000 obo, want to sell quick, but not desperate... upgrading to another Runner, Actually it is already sitting in my garage waiting to get built.

    Please ask any questions you would like, or make an offer. Not depesperate to sell but am negotionalble. Cash talks...

    Truck is located in either Canton or Alpharetta (Atlanta) depending on day or time.

    You can contact me at mike.payton@gmail.com

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  3. Oct 16, 2015 at 7:48 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    THis is a nice 4runner, I feel that 6000 is just right.

    Did you end up purchasing this?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2015 at 8:02 PM
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    srgray15

    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    No, I didn't end up purchasing the one from the original post, or the one posted here for sale. I did end up getting a 1999 Limited with the Rear Dif Locker that has 192k on it. Got it for $4800 which I thought was a pretty good deal. It will need a little work here and there but I feel most of that work should not be too expensive. I'll get some more pictures up once I get her all washed up and some new shoes on her next week!
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  5. Oct 16, 2015 at 8:04 PM
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    Wow! it looks clean!

    Looks just like mine! I have a 2001, same color, and limited package.

    Just make sure you do all the maintenance before you do mods..lol
     
  6. Oct 16, 2015 at 9:25 PM
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    srgray15

    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    Definitely will do maintenance to begin with.. Only thing I'm doing right away is getting some good AT tires to get ready for winter. The highway tread tires just aren't gonna cut it!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2015 at 2:58 PM
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    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    image.jpg Hey I realized on my drive to work yesterday that my heater is not blowing hot air. The digital thermostat control does seem to work but I am getting a constant clicking under the glove box from this relay. Could that be the issue? I don't have a repair manual yet so not 100% sure what this is. (I've also checked thermostat which seems to be working just fine.)
     
  8. Oct 17, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    srgray15

    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    Actually disregard this post.. Found the culprit!! It was the heater valve that was stuck. Will prob need to replace it.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2015 at 7:26 PM
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    howd you diagnose the heater valve?
     
  10. Oct 18, 2015 at 7:41 PM
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    srgray15

    srgray15 [OP] Routt County 4Runner

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    I had seen a video online of that could be a possible problem.. I had the AC turned on and saw where the heater valve was at, turned it to heat and it didn't move. At the moment I just have manually moved the valve to get the water to yhthe heater core. will try and replace the valve this coming weekend. Also when I had manually moved the heater valve the clicking stopped under the glove box.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    keep us updated
     

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