Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Re: Gettiing Up in Miles
My 2003 is right around 140,000. Did the full timing belt. water pump (it was leaking) just last spring @ about 130.000 miles.
I have quite a bit of rust (no frame perfs when they did the recall inspection--just got the spray), but any bolt or attachment on the underside is eaten away. I did the fuel filter a couple of years ago while trouble-shooting rough running/lack of oomph, and gave up trying to get the filter bracket out--I just reused the old one--bolt heads no longer existed, and it is in a very awkward spot to get anything in there to help break it out.
As part of the same trouble shooting I replaced the MAF (procedure is in thread I posted)--and both O2 sensors went @ 100,000 (V6). Did a drain and fill on the A/T @ 90,000 or so, will do another this spring. Regular oil changes, too. Normal maintenance, really.
Got a little looseness in the front end--probably due for struts, possible tie rod ends and/or???
Generally though it has been a wonderful truck.
I spotted this for sale--identical to mine with only 30,000 miles on it--and thought about starting over!
Last edited by paredown; 03-23-2019 at 04:12 AM.