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Repair/Service or Replace

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by freealfin, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    freealfin

    freealfin [OP] New Member

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    Gents:I got an '07 SR5-6 cyl. (my 3rd. 4R) with 110000 miles (70% highway) on it. Just replaced struts and front brake pads. The truck is in excellent shape. The questions is: Should I do the maintenance required at this time (+/- $2K) or sell it and buy a new one. Planning to do some full time trailer towing/living with my two dogs for a few years (84 YO and counting). Thanks
     
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  2. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    chassis

    chassis New Member

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    110,000 miles is young for a 4Runner. $2k seems about right, although everyone has a different view on this.

    The 4th gen can run to 300,000 miles with proper maintenance. Does that help?
     
  3. Jun 27, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 Long term owner

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    At 84 for you and 110k for the 4runner Id just roll with it.
    New 5th gens are about $10k more than our 4th gens were new. I ain' got that kind of scratch.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    toy33

    toy33 New Member

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    Ext warranty 10yrs or 120k … ying/yang
    Life is short, I'd put the 2k down on a new model 2019 or if you want the TSS safety stuff, wait a few more months for the 2020.

    See what the dealer will give you for trade in and if it's too low see if a family member will beat/match it :)

    Enjoy your travels !!
     
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  5. Jun 30, 2019 at 2:47 AM
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    captsolo

    captsolo New Member

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    Have the dealer change the tranny fluid. It's costly but dealer will do it right. Change your own oil and filter for $30, and keep her. I've got 150,000 miles on my 2005 V6 SR5 and she runs like new. No rust on mine.

    When you bring it to dealer or independent with a lift - ask him to check front sway bars and lower arm assembly and get the parts at Amazon for cheap.

    Brakes are cheap but find a good shop. Front Calipers needed occasionally. A good mechanic can free them up sometimes.

    I've owned my 2005 from new and never had a check engine oil light come on in 14 years. Not once.

    I drive all short distances under 25 miles a day as I live in Nassau Bahamas. I change my oil with conventional 10W 40 every 6 months or 3000 miles.

    Don't replace the struts. Look for rust underneath on frame and spray with corrosionX.

    Drain and add 2 gallons of Zerex red Asian long life coolent (50/50 mix) - if it hasn't been changed. Add another gallon of Asian every 9 months. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Asian+long+life+coolent&i=automotive&ref=nb_sb_noss
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2019

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