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Old 12-23-2006, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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30,000 Mile service-What really needed

Hello, I would appreciate some advice. I have a 2004 4Runner. v8, 2 wheel drive, automatic, approaching 30,000 miles. The guys at Jiffy Lube are all excited to give me a major service at a major price at 30k miles.

The total was hundreds of dollars.

What is really needed and how badly? Alternatives and less expensive ways to do?

Mainly this Injector service? I think this was $186. Why is this needed?

I know these are needed. Wow they charge a lot for:
Change Transmission Fluid
Change Differential Fluid
Radiator flush
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/owners.php

Use the drop down menus to fill in your info and a list will show up of what you need to do for your 30K maintenance.
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And do not go to Jiffy lube. Do a search on them here and you will see how many rigs they have ruined.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ya dont go to any jiffy lube type place unless you want to pay them, then pay the dealership to fix what they broke. i work at a dealership i see it first hand.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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30,000 maintenance

Thanks for the advice you guys are great.
I will stay far away from Jiffy Lube.
Per below, The site states they do a lot at the 30,000 mile service interval.
I am sure it will cost a lot but I have a pretty expensive investment in this vehicle and want to drive it 15 more years.

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Replace engine oil and oil filter 1
Rotate tires
Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD)
Replace spark plugs (1GR-FE) 2
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Replace engine air filter
Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
Inspect the following:
Automatic transmission fluid
Ball joints and dust covers
Brake lines and hoses
Brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs 3
Drive shaft boots (4WD)
Engine coolant
Exhaust pipes and mountings
Front differential oil (4WD)
Fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
Fuel tank cap gasket
Radiator core and condenser
Rear differential oil
Steering gear box
Steering linkage and boots
Transfer case oil (4WD)



Additional Maintenance Items for Special Operating Conditions:


Driving While Towing
Replace front differential oil (4WD)
Replace rear differential oil, including limited-slip
Replace transfer case oil (4WD)
Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis
Driving in Desert or On Dirt Roads
Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis

Applicable Footnotes:
1) Reset the oil replacement reminder (?MAINT REQD?) light after replacing engine oil, if vehicle is equipped with this light.

2) Required under the terms of the Emission Control Warranty.

3) Inspect thickness measurement and disc runout.
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The site states they do a lot at the 30,000 mile service interval.
I am sure it will cost a lot but I have a pretty expensive investment in this vehicle and want to drive it 15 more years.

You can do 100% of that work yourself for $50 or less and save all that money you'd be charged. Really, it's no more than an hour of labor.

Oil change, tire rotation, lube drive shaft, inspect everything visually. That's it. Maybe drop in a new air filter.
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Yes you can do all of that yourself in a couple of hours.
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2004 4Runner Maintenance Manual??? Where to best get?

Where is the best place to get a maintenance / service manual for a 2004 4Runner?
Web sites?
Stores?
Dealership?
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Where is the best place to get a maintenance / service manual for a 2004 4Runner?
Web sites?
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Dealership?

FSM Service manual, new Dealership or used E-bay
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the FSMs are pretty nice, but pricey too. You can go a long way with chilton or haynes. or both, they compliment each other to some degree (different pictures or diagrams) - thats what i do. and if you browse around for a while you will eventually find pdf FSM for download. I have been lucky enough to dload FSMs for each of my vehicles.
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Injector Cleaning - really needed????

I see recommendations of injector cleaning.
I have 31,000 miles on my 2004 4Runner.

Is injector cleaning really needed and if so when?
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I think injector cleaning is over-rated at that mileage. Maybe that's just me...if you lived close by I wouldn't have a problem helping you with all of that, it's easy work really. Just change the necessary fluids and inspect everything visually like gapguy said.
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Just put so quality injector cleaner in your gas tank at next fillup.
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I work at Toyota. The RECOMMENDED service is as follows: lube, oil, filter with BG Quick Clean service; transmission fluid flush service; induction (intake) system cleaning; replace engine air filter; replace a/c filter (if applicable); tire rotation; brake inspection; drain and fill front differential, transfer case, and rear differential; and tune-up (which they usually only replace the spark plugs). Like I said, it's only recommended. In my opinion, you can go without a lot of these services for a long time, but then you might need them for warranty purposes. Hope this helps.
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re: 1) Reset the oil replacement reminder (“MAINT REQD”) light after replacing engine oil, if vehicle is equipped with this light.

How is this done? I have a new Tacoma. Thanks
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How is this done? I have a new Tacoma. Thanks
Check your Owners Manual. There should be something in there about that. Most often it consists of some combination of turning the key to the ON position then off and pumping the gas pedal. It depends on the car. I used to work in a shop, always a pain in the butt to figure out how to reset the lights on every different make/model of vehicle. You shouldn't have to buy a code reader to do it.
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Check your Owners Manual. There should be something in there about that. Most often it consists of some combination of turning the key to the ON position then off and pumping the gas pedal. It depends on the car. I used to work in a shop, always a pain in the butt to figure out how to reset the lights on every different make/model of vehicle. You shouldn't have to buy a code reader to do it.
I did, and couldn't find anything. Somebody on here must know.
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That would be quite odd if it wasn't in there, that's where I would always have to look. A quick search yielded this

/f16/how-reset-maint-required-light-57749/

Hope that helps, but again, I still think there should be something in the manual.
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Okay, I'll look again. THANKS
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I didn't want to start a new thread, so i'll post here...

im coming up on 60k miles. i have a 94 pickup. is it the just the same maintenance as the 30k mile service ?
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