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Unread 07-17-2018, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Help with buying used

Sons 96 T4 blew the head gasket. Not worth repairing at this stage. Will spend 18 months building his credit and saving for a 2012 Tacoma.

We found a 2004 T4R for a good deal but the owner reported an issue with the power steering.On a test drive the power steer works fine and there is no problem with its operations.

NOTWITHSTANDING: There is a sound like a failing p/s unit, but it does not make the usual whirring/growling sound I am familiar with when a p/s unit is on its way out.

I cant seem to isolate the sound over the sound of the engine. It consistently present and increases as does the engine speed but is inaudible from the cabin beyond 15mph.

All pulleys seem to be rotating in an appropriate plane (no wobble).


It has a good service history and a cared for interior. Carfax reported no accidents and supported the service records.

It is an 04 V6 2WD.

04 V8 SE, RST Twin sticks, RST Taco Front Axle, RST 4-link rear, 17x9 MT ClassicLocks, 37" Cooper STT Mud, SW Sliders & Bullbar, ARB Locked F&R, 4.56's, Smittybilt 10,000lb winch, Radflo 2.5 resi coilovers, Radflo 2.5 rear shocks, 1.5 4Crawler BL, Flowmaster, CB, 2m/70cm Ham, CO2, Lightforce, African Outback Rack, Budbuilt, FrontRunner RTT. OFFROAD PARKS BLOW!
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