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Required maintenance I am wondering if there is any required maintenance that is recommended on my 4-runner - I have the oil changed every 3,000 miles - i.e., timing belt etc.....I am not experiencing any problems but want to be sure - thank you

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Replace the spark plugs at 60,000 miles

Replace the timing belt at 90,000 miles

Change the auto trans fluid every 30,000 miles

Change the coolant at 60,000 miles

Replace the air filter every 15,000 miles.

That is about it. Not much else is required.

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As you forgot to say what the engine is in your 4-Runner....I'll give you the rule of thumb....if you have a timing chain in your engine, you'll need to check it only if it becomes noisy....If you have a timing belt, the manufactures recommend that it's replaced every one hundred thousand kilometers.....thats about sixty five thousand miles.... I believe that the later vehicles...(those with the electronic odometer fitted) have been extended to one hundred and fifty thousand, but to be on the safe side, I'd replace at one hundred thousand, especially with the number of sub standard parts that are available on the market these days....

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