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I have the 2.7L 4 1996 and am interested in exchanging thoughts on upkeep, repair frequency, common problems.

I just bought an accessory the scangage from Linear Logic in Mesa that reads the ISO connector for check engine and trip info

Has anyone tried to improve on the gas mileage?

I am doing ok at about 25 mpg average.

Hope other T100 0wners will post
 

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I have a '94 T100, 4WD, 3 l V6, auto. When it starts to have problems I will be happy to let you know. It has almost 130k miles and has needed only front shocks, a speedometer cable, ignition cables, and routine maintenance (filters, etc.). You shouldn't complain about your gas mileage. 25 mpg sounds pretty good. Mine is in the neighborhood of 17 or 18 on a good day.
 

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I have a 97 T100 3.4, 15 city, 19-20 highway. :mad: It has a 20 gal. tank, it was only getting 300-325 miles on a tank, then switch to Moble 1 full synthetic oil and started getting a little over 340-350 miles to a tank. :confused: I know the oil pressure is much better with the full synthetic than the conventional crude oil. :)
 

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Hello,

I'm a T100 owner, maybe a year now. 97 xtracab, 2WD V6, Auto transmission.

Great truck, tight, clean and good looking, at least I think so.

85,000 miles and the hope to get 100k more out of it.

At this time I'm having a transmission problem, long story and many checks, and still no solutions, short of Rebuild or replace the gear box.

I've been asking around on how to make a converstion to the 5 sp manual gear box. I've done this type of conversion back in 1963, 64 on Chevys. So I know it can be done. My problem, besides old age, is no work shop.

Another irritation is wheels and tires. I replaced tires and wound up with a shake at 55 to 67 mph. Re-balanced, Re-balanced, Re-balanced under load at toyota dealer ship, still shook. NEW set of tires, same path, no resolve, yet a thrid set of tires, problem is less noticable but still there especially on a first trip after sitting awhile. I've run out of ideas, suspension, shocks, ball joint???

Enough about my T100, how's yours?;)
 

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tires/shake

i too am having a little vibration, i still think it is tires. i have had this problem on other vehicles, tires out of round or with a broke/bad overlap in the steel belts.

I replaced shocks and examined all front end components on the T100. I have to run pretty heavy tires since we live on a VERY bad dirt road in the desert. Washboard and sharp rocks from the grader dictate having heavyduty tires.

I have not jacked up each tire and spun it to look for out of round, did that one time on an old chevy and found the problem tire!!

this t100 now has 132K and seems very strong. I added Slick50 at 130K, altho it does not seem to burn oil at all. I added 1/2 qt in a 4K oil interval!!
 

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has anyone tried K & N airfilters/? layered / treated cloth as i understand. A little expensive, but perhaps worth a try.
 

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Tire/shake
I'm a city guy, no rough roads, but I had 3 sets of tires; when the folks at the tire store see me pull up they hide. Not really, in fact they were very helpful and worked through all of the following: your rims are bent, not the case, The tire are too big, I'd gone to a 265 15 over the 235 15, not the case. Get new wheels, didn;t solve the problem. So I've still got the shake. I'm wondering if the trucks suspension, i.e. the torsion bar or rods are involved, because the shake can occur after hitting a rough spot on the highway?

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My T100 has the same shaking problems as the others. I use a 30x9.50/15 BF Goodrich Long Trail TA, and the stock Enki wheels, these tire have been balanced four times in 10,000 miles. I even balanced the tires myself at a friend's tire shop, still have the problem. I have not had transmission problems with my auto trans, it's serviced about once a year, and I check on the fluid level. The 5 & 4 speed manuals are some of the best transmissions ever built, I know of one 4 speed going 285,000 miles without a major problem ( oil change about 20,000 miles ). I like my T100, but if I bought another Toyota truck it would be a Tacoma. I have gotten great service out of american full-size trucks. :)
 

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Good to hear about the 5 speed gear box. If I have to go for a major repair on AT I'll compare it to the cost of making a conversion to a 5 speed box. Have you heard if anyone has accomplished this? We did auto/stick conversions on Chevys years ago. Bellhousing, clutch linkage, drive shaft, crossmembers, but no computer inputs. Sure would like to hear if anyone has undertaken the exchange.

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PS, My tire/shake problem: I'm using stock wheels, OEM tire size and they have been balanced on a High End Hunter machine that loads the tire while it's being balanced. Still get the shake, sometimes.
 

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reb said:
I have a '94 T100, 4WD, 3 l V6, auto.
Sorry for taking this off-topic. Can you tell me what the transmission code is in your door jamb.

It should be A340 followed by a letter. I "think" it's an "F", but I need someone to confirm this.

I'm working on a tranny swap and have not been able to find this documented anywhere. The 93-95 T100 with 3.0 V6 have a tranny that "supposedly" bolts into my 4Runner - but adds the capability to remove the transfercasee from the transmission to run a crawler.

Thanks in advance.
 

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It should be A340 followed by a letter. I "think" it's an "F", but I need someone to confirm this.

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The code on mine is A340F. The repair manual states either "E" or "F" applies to the T100. I suspect the "E" refers to the 2WD version, tho.
 
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