Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

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Proper maintenance is the key to long and trouble-free vehicle life. As a conscientious owner and driver, set aside a Saturday morning, say once a month, to check or replace items that could cause major problems later. Keep your own personal log to jot down which services you performed, how much the parts cost you, the date, and the exact odometer reading at the time. Keep all receipts for such items as engine oil and filters, so that they may be referred to in case of related problems or to determine operating expenses. As a do-it-yourselfer, these receipts are the only proof you have that the required maintenance was performed. In the event of a warranty problem, these receipts will be invaluable.

The literature provided with your vehicle when it was originally delivered includes the factory recommended maintenance schedule. If you no longer have this literature, replacement copies are usually available from the dealer. A maintenance schedule is provided later in this section, in case you do not have the factory literature.

These checks and inspections can be done either by yourself, a reputable independent shop, or the Toyota dealer.

Here are a few of the scheduled maintenance items that need to be checked frequently:

OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE



Tire pressureuse a gauge to check the pressure.
 
Tire surfaces and lug nutscheck the tread depth and ensure all the lug nuts are in place.
 
Tire rotationrotate every 6,200 miles (10,000 km).
 
Fluid leakscheck the underneath for leaks of any kind.
 
Doors and the engine hoodcheck the latches ensuring they are securing properly.
 

INSIDE THE VEHICLE



Lightsmake sure all the lights are in working order.
 
Reminder indicatorsensue all the warning lights and buzzers function properly.
 
Horntest the horn to make sure it works when needed.
 
Seatsbe aware of any adjuster problems. A moving seat while you're driving is dangerous.
 
Seat beltsare they all working properly.
 
Accelerator pedalcheck for smooth operation.
 
Clutch pedalcheck for smooth operation and free-play.
 
Brake pedalcheck for smooth operation and free-play.
 
Brakesin a safe location, check for any brake pull.
 

IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT



Washer fluidcheck the fluid level
 
Engine coolant levelmake sure the level is between the FULL and LOW marks
 
Batteryif you have a maintenance battery, check the electrolyte levels
 
Brake and clutch fluid levelshave the levels near the upper line of the reservoirs
 
Engine oil levelwith the engine OFF, check fluid level on the dipstick
 
Power steering fluidthe level should be between HOT and COLD
 
Exhaust systemvisually check for cracks, holes and loose supports. Be aware of a sudden noise change in the exhaust
 

Your Toyota's on-board computer controls most driveline related functions, including many of the functions that at one time, were considered part of a standard tune-up. Fuel mixture adjustment, for example, is now controlled by the Electronic Control Module (ECM), so no adjustment is possible on these systems. So underhood tune-up has taken on a new meaning, generally being centered around engine oil and filter changes, spark plug changes and maintaining the cooling system. Owners are encouraged to set aside time to check or replace items that could cause major problems later. Keep a personal log of services performed, how much the parts cost and the exact odometer reading at the time of service work. Keep all receipts for such items as engine oil and filters, so that they may be referred to in case of related problems or to determine operating expenses. These receipts are the only proof you have that the required maintenance was performed. In the event of a warranty problem, these receipts will be valuable.



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199798 Land Cruiser with 1FZ-FE engine



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199900 Land Cruiser with 2UZ-FE engine



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199799 T-100 and 199700 4Runner with 3RZ-FE engine



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199799 T-100 and 199700 4Runner with 5VZ-FE engine



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199700 Tacoma with 2RZ-FE and 3RZ-FE engines



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Fig. Underhood maintenance component locations199700 Tacoma with 5VZ-FE engine



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