About Toyota Pickup
Toyota Pickup is a general name of a series of compact pickup truck manufactured by Toyota and marked at United States market from 1978 until 1995. The first Toyota Pickup was the third generation Toyota Hilux introduced in August 1978 in U.S. Until 1995, it has been produced through three generations.
The second generation Toyota Pickup (N50, N60, N70; 1983-1988) was introduced with redesigned Xtracab extended cab option. At the same time, it had lots of engine options ranging from 1.6 L, 2.0 L, 2.4 L, 2.4 L turbo, 2.2 L, 2.4 L diesel, 2.4 L diesel turbo inline 4-cylinder engines to 3.0 L V6 engine mated to 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions and 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Then in 1988, a redesigned Toyota Pickup was produced marking the beginning of third generation (N80, N90, N100, N110; 1988-1995). Its V6 Xtracab SR5 won Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year award that year. It also had many engine options including 1.8 L, 2.4 L, 2.4 L diesel, 2.8 L diesel inline 4-cylinder engines coupled with 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Pickup Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a pickup truck, Toyota Pickup also needs to haul or load heavy items for long distances, which caused some problems on it. According to Toyota Pickup owners, the most common problems they have encountered included:
First, braking system problem. As one of the most important systems in a vehicle, braking system on Toyota Pickup would go wrong easily. Drivers said that when they drive on wet surfaces, brakes would be locked up. Or the parking brake could not hold the car properly. At the meanwhile, the Parking Brake Light would come on. If you have noticed any similar symptoms happening on your , you had better check your brake proportioning valve and the parking brake cable.
Second, engine cooling system and transmission system go wild. Toyota Pickup drivers complained that the engine performance suffered after it reached a certain mileage. Such as slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, misfiring and illuminated Check Engine Light. These can be caused by bad spark plug or oil filter. As for transmission system failure, people found difficulty shifting gears and hear grinding noises from underneath the vehicle. If you also suspect your Toyota Pickup has this problem, you are suggested to check the transfer case seal.
There are more auto parts need your maintenance other than above mentioned parts. Seat belt should be replaced if your pretensioner is activated in a car accident. Wheel seal should get a new replacement if find any grease leaking, visible damage or noises from tires and wheels. And if you feel your steering tilt could not be locked, you need check the steering column cover.
When faced with selecting auto parts, you may have put cheap aftermarket auto parts into your consideration. However, in price, we offer the OEM Toyota Pickup auto parts at the lowest price. And all genuine Toyota Pickup auto parts have greater assurance in quality (come with manufacturer's warranty), reliability and durability.