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What should I look for when buying a high milage Toyota

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What should I look for when buying a high milage Toyota 4Runner?

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your 4Runner?

2001

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, I'm just taking it into a mechanic to look at it before I buy it. It has 250K miles on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that, thank you!

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

So your right in taking it in to a mechanic before you buy, basically you want him to go over the entire vehicle with a fine tooth comb, check all fluids, computer, inspect for past accidents and body repair, brakes, if hes really good he will boroscope the intake and a few other things to inspect for carbon deposits and check valve train to see if the oil has been changed on time, is this a mechanic you trust

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