22nd Mar 2006, 09:56

My 1994 Toyota 4x4 truck has around 120,000 miles on it. It starts good, runs good, gets good mileage, and feels as solid as a vault. I just had the water pump and timing chain replaced. I have no complaints at all. The truck runs so well, I may drive it to my retirement luncheon in 2030!

30th Jun 2006, 16:26

How much does it costs you to have the timing chain replace? I have mine replaced recently. It costs me almost $1800. What is the mileage on your truck when you got the timing chain replaced?

27th Mar 2008, 23:55

Dealer cost for me was, just under $600, all the belts included, & water pump.

15th May 2014, 03:37

Dittos on the '94 Toyota 2WD pickups, bought mine new (22RE, 5-SPD, base model truck, with A/C only). I have driven it almost every day, and after 20 years and 258,000 miles (with only normal maintenance) I can't tell any difference in how it drives, or in power. The paint even still looks good. The A/C has never been touched, never even needed coolant.

Twice during the first 100K miles the clutch pedal got a little "sticky", so I took it back to the dealer who lubricated the throttle body. I have changed plugs, distributor cap, rotor, and plug wires, myself. The timing has never been checked, (I don't have a timing light.) It has never really ran rough. Have always burned premium non-ethanol gas. I don't even know where the fuel filter is located, but it is original to the truck, wherever it is.

I have replaced the clutch, alternator, starter, shocks, tires and batteries, which are all to be expected in 20 years. I was 40 when I bought this truck, now I'm 60. Sliding behind the wheel just feels like coming home. I will never get rid of this thing.