Do I need a tune-up?

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Old 01-05-16, 12:22 AM
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Do I need a tune-up?

Hello. I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I've bought in used in 2007. It has about 120,000 miles. I don't recall ever having had a tune-up. While the air filter might have been changed, a believe a mechanic once told me 2008/2009-ish, that the spark plugs were supposed to last for ten years. But I think they had been put on earlier than that, perhaps around 2005.

Do you think I need a tune-up? If so, what kind of things need done?

Plugs changed?
Air filter changed?
Black cables that attack to plugs changed?
Anything else?

Thanks!

P.S. The oil has been changed regularly.
 
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Most modern day vehicles go 100k or so on a set of plugs ..... so I'd go ahead and change the plugs and wires. I generally check the air filter at every oil change and replace when needed.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 05:40 AM
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Plugs changed?
Air filter changed?
Black cables that attack to plugs changed?
Anything else?

I would advise check the maintenance schedule. I'm not a real stickler for all that needs to be done at certain intervals, but at least inspect some things.

The plugs you have might be iridium and last for quite awhile. So in addition to the plugs and wires, I would check:
- Timing belt recommended mileage
- Serpentine Belt
- Battery cranking power. My Tundra the battery will die all of a sudden, no warning. It does last for many years though.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 06:05 AM
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Here is a Toyota service guide. put in millage and see what they recommend. Timing belt should have been replaced before this.
http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com
Personally it you have not done maintenance I would go back to at least 75000 and see what you missed.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 06:35 AM
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Skip the timing belt; timing chain on that motor AFAIK. No maintenance required.

Plugs & wires, filters, belts & hoses as already mentioned.
 
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Okay. Thanks for the tips.
 
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I owned a 1998 Corolla LE and it came with double ground plugs.
My manual said not to use single ground plugs in it.

I changed them @ 48k miles per manual if I remember correctly .. they certainly weren't 100k plugs.
 
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My 1997 Camry LE (2.2L four cylinder) has almost 189,000 miles on it. I think I replaced the spark plugs at about 40k but have never even had them out since. Air cleaner has been replaced a couple, maybe three times. I was going to replace the fuel filter at 40k but the Toyota parts man told me that Toyota no longer recommended routine fuel filter changes as too many fuel line fittings were damaged by cross-threading when changing filters.

I AM on the third timing belt. First one slipped a couple of teeth at about 95K and I learned my lesson about changing them every 60k to 80k. Serpentine belt changed once, maybe twice, and still using original hoses. Water pump was changed with last timing belt.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 07:02 PM
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Automatic? Full blown ATF change!!
Yes for spark plugs.
Yes for plug wires.
Cabin air filter is due every 10 to 15 000 miles. Non essential but still..
Fork for Spectre air filter and be done with that for the rest of car ownership.
Spectre Performance Air Filters
You one lucky on timing chain!!
All engine belts are due. Long term due.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 07:29 PM
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Not to change the subject, my neighbor buddy has a (I believe) '64 Toyota Corona. Sweet.
So they do last.
 
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