1994 Toyota Truck from North America - Comments

6th Aug 2001, 08:49

I have a 94 Toyota Pick-up Extended Cab 4 wheel drive 4 cylinder engine.

I also had to replace the head gasket with an internal water/anti-freeze leak to the tune of $800.

I now have 104,000 miles on it and have an intermittent electrical problem which blows the EFI fuse under way - not at idle. I have had a garage look at it and between them and myself, have replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter.

Next is the relay. The Toyota dealers have said - GOOD LUCK finding this intermittent problem.

With the cost of replacement parts being so high from Toyota I will never buy another Toyota. I thought I would have 200,000 miles of mostly trouble free driving -- Toyota, oh what a feeling!!!

27th Oct 2001, 03:21

I have a 1994 Toyota DX 4x4 with 75800 miles. I have had no problems farther than a thermostat. It has been a great truck.

The only problem is I broke the rear leaf springs, but I consider that my own fault since I have beat the crap out of it, but it always still starts up and runs great! (knock on wood).

30th Oct 2001, 13:18

I have a '94 and also had the cam chain guides wear out. I luckily caught it in time before any major damage was done. I also had the usual new clutch (at 140,000 miles.) and a new water pump installed. Overall, my truck has been very dependable. It is my third toyota (I have logged a half million miles in Toyota trucks) and can attest to their dependability. They're not perfect, but their better than everything else!

10th Jun 2002, 00:26

1994 2WD DLX here. 210,000, replaced clutch at 180,000 and had a warped exhaust manifold at 140,000. No other problems, starts and runs beautifully. I agree, blame the previous owner, not the truck.

18th Jun 2002, 08:42

My 94 Toyota pickup DX w/4WD has had abnormal rust where the tailpipe extends. I brought it to the Toy dealer when it had 16,000 miles on it. That was nearly 4 years ago. My dealer has been jerking me around since then with every excuse why it needed to be "looked at" by the district rep, etc. Now I have 48,000 miles on it and I still have not received satisfaction. The rust is much, much worse. Needless to say, this has left a very bad taste in my mouth for Toyota and I will definitely not buy another.

2nd Aug 2002, 18:40

My 94 Toyota pick up is giving me problems. It cranks and runs for 2 seconds then it cuts off. Maybe its the fuel pump. Can anyone tell me how to test the relay and where the filter is located?

jamiedclark1@yahoo.com.

11th Sep 2002, 09:41

My 94 pickup is wonderful. It runs great. They're the best trucks on the planet. Maintain proper maintenance on them, and they will run forever.

Thanx, big-eff.

25th Sep 2002, 20:26

Please tell me where the devil the fuel filter is located? I have looked high and low for it, and still can't find it!

28th Oct 2002, 16:24

I also own a 94 2WD Toyota PU and have had great success with it. It just passed 200,000 miles and I've had very little go wrong with it - a water pump at 150,000 miles. That's it. It's still running on its original clutch! Starts like a champ every time and has gotten me up some mighty rough Colorado dirt roads and over Vail Pass probably 100 times. It doesn't get any better than this in my opinion.

9th Dec 2002, 17:34

94 V6 Xtra Cab, 69,900 miles and I'm selling it December 2002. It's been a fun truck, but I've spent way too much in maintenance costs. Lost a bearing in the front suspension after only two years; new water pump after 6 years (at that point 52K) ; the power steering pump is leaking; two CV boots disintegrated before they finally figured out that the mating surface was mis-manufactured and ripping the boots to shreds; rust has been a problem - and I do my best to keep it clean and waxed.

Like I said, it's been fun, but I expected only routine maintenance well beyond 69K.

13th Jan 2003, 10:09

I have a 1994 PU. Had it since new. It now has 105,000 miles when the timing chain went out. Took it to the dealer and they wanted $2,800 to fix. I towed it home took it apart, took the head to get reworked and am in the process of putting it together. So far it has cost me a little under $500. I am replacing the Timing chain, both gears, the oil pump and some other stuff that I feel should since it is open. The only problem I have had with this job is not remembering where everything goes. But I am taking my time about putting it back together. I plan on getting another 200,000 miles out of it. Am I happy with my truck, you bet I am. Especially since I don't owe anyone for it. I thought about trading it in, but I also thought about a new payment and decided against it.

25th Jan 2003, 08:44

I have a 1994 4x4 4cyl that has been great, replaced clutch for under three hundred by doing the work myself, replaced tensioner and chain guides as well as front drive shaft seal. All this not as hard as you would think. It has 113,000 miles and not a lot complaints. I bought it used to replace the 1986 that was stolen from me. The fuel filter is located above the starter mounted to the block, only way to get to it is through right side tire well just take the cover off and thirty minutes later you should be putting it back on. Toyota's are great trucks just take care of them and they will gladly return the favor. Pay the money to get a Toyota repair manual usually around $80 this will help out. Check around for parts and the happy miles will stack up, don, t be afraid to bust up your knuckles a little.

5th Feb 2003, 15:47

I have a 94 Toyota pickup (that I bought used) with the 22r 4 cylinder in it. The only problem that I have had with it is the timing chain that cost about $200, and a leak in the fuel line. This seams reasonable since it has 140,000 miles on it. It runs just as good today then it would have new. The body is in perfect shape with no rust, and the the frame is in perfect shape as well. As far as being dependable, it is the most reliable truck that I have ever owned, and I would buy another one in a heart beat because I am hook on them. I have taken through places in 2 wheel drive where Dodge, Chevy, and Fords had hard times in 4 wheel drive. So if your truck is in as bad of shape as you say it is, then the person that had before you must have really trashed it.

18th May 2003, 21:30

I have a 94 2.2 4cyl 5 speed and am awfully worried about the timing chain going out. I drive it across state 3 times a week and have replaced the clutch at around 90k miles, (i drove it hard though for the first few months I had it). It now has 106k as I have put nearly 30k+ in miles in almost a years time. I also need the syncros replaced, but until I get the money for that I just drive it gently. Now while working driving across state going 80-85mph I hear pinging, (mostly when it is hot outside though! Not Cold!), yet I used high octane gas. Is my chain going out? Am I going to have to spend $700 in getting it replaced, as I have very little knowledge in mechanics or tools or time.