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#4470195 - 07/25/17 04:14 PM looking at 1993 toyota t100
taztheman Offline


Registered: 11/08/16
Posts: 35
Loc: North Carolina, USA
My family is in need of a used car and our local mechanic had someone selling a 1993 Toyota t100 thru them. It has around 240,000 miles. I have been told the car runs great, but the high mileage is really bothering me. Any body know anything about these trucks? Thanks in advance

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#4470202 - 07/25/17 04:25 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
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Loc: USA
They are great trucks but 240K miles is getting up there.

The T100 was a few years ahead of its time.
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#4470204 - 07/25/17 04:26 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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They are good trucks and hold up pretty well if cared for. Seems that the first few years of them were long-bed single cab only, no extended cab available. Size is more useful than the Tacoma, but still not full-size.

Drive it and see what you think. Do you know if it has the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine? Auto or manual transmission?

There was a recall on a steering rod for those trucks. I was in one in a parking lot when it broke, no steering after that. If you get the truck, make sure this recall gets done or has been done.

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#4470208 - 07/25/17 04:29 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
taztheman Offline


Registered: 11/08/16
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It is a v6, manual transmission.

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#4470217 - 07/25/17 04:44 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: drtyler]
ArcticDriver Offline


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Originally Posted By: drtyler
They are good trucks and hold up pretty well if cared for. Seems that the first few years of them were long-bed single cab only, no extended cab available. Size is more useful than the Tacoma, but still not full-size.

Drive it and see what you think. Do you know if it has the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine? Auto or manual transmission?

There was a recall on a steering rod for those trucks. I was in one in a parking lot when it broke, no steering after that. If you get the truck, make sure this recall gets done or has been done.


I didn't remember the 4-cylinder.
Glad you did.
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#4470228 - 07/25/17 05:02 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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Registered: 04/18/17
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Loc: Fort Worth TX
I love my t100. I have over 240k on mine and it runs amazing and I have no worries about it. Difference with your year though is that those v6s tend to go through head gaskets so maybe ask when it was last changed out, it can be a very costly repair.

regular or extended cab and for how much?
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#4470230 - 07/25/17 05:06 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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in 1995 they got the much better 3.4L engine. Still a good truck but plan on going really slow and burning a lot of gas with a 3.0.
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#4470283 - 07/25/17 06:03 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
taztheman Offline


Registered: 11/08/16
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Loc: North Carolina, USA
It is a normal cab, and I don't yet know the price, but will definitely research how much the truck is worth. About the head gasket, When I looked on the carfax, it didn't have any headgasket replacements. I will have to ask about that. thanks

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#4470295 - 07/25/17 06:21 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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our 20yr. old camp truck has 275k now, rusty but still quite capable


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#4470304 - 07/25/17 06:40 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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Good trucks, it's got a timing belt though.
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#4470551 - 07/26/17 12:44 AM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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Registered: 01/04/16
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One of my previous jobs had a t100 with a v6 and manual transmission as a shop truck. Everyone, absolutely everyone raped that thing with wide open throttles, ripping through gears, or pulling away from a stop in 5th gear (can almost smell the clutch again) and that thing kept on chugging along. Oh yea, it had 548k miles on it last time I drove it in 2012. Original engine and tranny. Recently drove by my job and that tough truck was pulling out from a parking lot and lighting up those rear tires. Well... One of them. No LSD...
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#4473402 - 07/28/17 09:08 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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Registered: 07/11/15
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Rot boxes.

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#4473444 - 07/28/17 09:48 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
L_Sludger Offline


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The most important thing to look for on these trucks is rust.
I am curious - OP, could you please tell us how much the asking price is on that truck?
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#4474024 - 07/29/17 04:38 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
taztheman Offline


Registered: 11/08/16
Posts: 35
Loc: North Carolina, USA
Thanks everyone for the responses, As of right now I do not know the price of the truck as it will be for sale next week. But i did find some rust on the top of the bed. It hasn't rusted thru, but it is substantial

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#4474171 - 07/29/17 09:24 PM Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman]
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Rust on the top of the bed is probably just surface rust from paint being worn off.

Where you need to look is underneath the truck...frame, spring shackles, body rockers and corners, etc. You are looking for rot...rust that flakes off or comes off in pieces and has a rough texture. Smooth rust that doesn't flake is just surface rust and is harmless.
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