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I have a 96' 4runner. The check engine light comes on for a 100 miles or so and goes off again, quite frequently. The scanner says it could be the o2 sensor. Is this sensor farily easy to get at to change out? thanks
gkerfeld <E-MAIL>
circle pines, mn USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 09:25:00 (PST)


I just put a used engine out of 1995 4x4 v-6 4-runner into a 1995 2x4 v-6 4-runner. My problem is that the electric plugs on a transmition in a 4x4 is in a different location than a 2x2. Is an adapter made for these vehicles?
corey <E-MAIL>
houston, tx USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 18:25:03 (PST)


Hi, I've got a 96 4runner v6 automatic. I've had it for about 2 years now, and it's started having a problem. When I start the truck & shift into drive, it will hesitate. Sometimes for a second, sometimes for several minutes. Then it will finally "catch" (I say catch because the vehicle jerks and makes a loud slamming sound) before driving. I am worried about transmission problems, and I am going to have the fluid flushed & changed. But it only does this when the engine is COLD, any thoughts?
Shannon Justice <E-MAIL>
BG, KY USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 08:03:13 (PST)


I have 86 4Runner with a 22re engine. At idle or low speeds my motor was dying. I have to give it some gas at idle with foot on brake or go into neutral. I checked and/or changed everything I could myself. Went ahead and took into shop and they were stumped and had no idea. Took to another shop and they said the air flow meter was bad. They wanted to put it an $400 rebuilt and I said no. I found a part at a junk yard and was told it is guranteed to be good. Installed it and still have the same problem. HELP!! Any idea??? 2 bad flow meters???? Any way to bench check them?? Thanks
Bill W. <E-MAIL>
Keizer, Or USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 11:57:30 (PST)


RE.giving 4 runner for mopor 318 my email is k.stan@lycos.com
VIPER <E-MAIL>
MI. USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 16:03:58 (PST)


I have recently had given to me a 1991 toyta 4 runner. Engine is shot,some good parts for sale? Im'going to put a mopar 318 engine in it. Any ideas?
VIPER <E-MAIL>
MI. USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 15:56:34 (PST)


Have 92 Pickup- 22RE. On warm start or hot start, It runs poorly and requires extra "gas" to run smoothly under load or accel yet It will still idle fine. After about 20 seconds of "underpower" , it will kick in and back to normal smooth running. Sounds sometimes like its "snoring" on lift throttle . Could it be a bad EGR valve causing this problem? Replaced rotor,cap,wires,fuel filter. Truck is a "time warp" with only 60,000 miles. Help!
Dave McLintock <E-MAIL>
Jax, FL 32205 - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 08:19:00 (PST)


i have a 1991 4runner with 158,541 miles that has been well cared for since new... recently went through some wear repairs - replaced rusted rear brake line, power steering pump, gas filter and had a tune-up (plugs, cap, wires etc)... since repairs, gas mileage is very off and when driving there is an intermittent miss that is best described as the car seems to respond much the same as it would if you were to hit a patch of ice and then all clears... does anyone have any ideas as to what this could be or has anyone had a similar experience... appreciate your thoughts. Many thanks.
Karen <E-MAIL>
Newtown Square, PA USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 16:55:35 (PST)


HELP! I own a 1993 4Runner. It has been a great car! I love it! In july, it started to vibrate at 45 mph, but it never did it consistantly. I took it in the shop because it was getting worse, he cleaned the injectors and put in a catalytic converter. No shaking for about 600 miles. But it was shaking again and is in the shop again. He can't seem to figure it out. I can't either. Please if anyone can help, please let me know. Thanks, Chris
Chris <E-MAIL>
INkom, Id USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 12:38:19 (PST)


I am looking for a 1997-2000 Toyota 4Runner, diesel, automatic
Paarock <E-MAIL>
Accra, Ghana - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 21:48:55 (PST)


hi I have a 1988 toyota 4runner with 4cyl. engine. I am getting to knock sensor code from the check engine light. I have replaced knock sensor and still get the code, after resetting the computer. It goes on at 2000 rpm and stays on till I remove and replace battery cable. Truck runs excellent with 340K miles, but I don't want any codes coming up. Any suggestions? Thanks
greg <E-MAIL>
las vegas, nv USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 00:25:27 (PST)


I have a 1990 4runner 3.0 (rebult about 10,000 miles ago)auto 4x4,4 door power,power mirrors,power sunroof,cruise,am/fm cd,running boards,towing pkg FOR SALE.This truck has a clean interior, a new ps pump,but needs a vacuum switch for the pump.Best offer
don <E-MAIL>
arlington, tx USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 10:34:51 (PST)


I AM PUTTING A 89 22RE W/ 5SPD INTO AN 86 22RE W/AUTO. WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WILL I RUN INTO WITH THE ECU UNDER THE DASH?? HELP
DON <E-MAIL>
BALT, MD USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 09:05:49 (PST)


G'Day, I need your help !!! I have a 1991 RV6 4Runner, the Auto box had seen better days so it was time for the change. I lined up a 5 Speed conversion kit (as far as im aware came out of a SR5) and did the change over. Every thing went great until the wiring up. The H/L shifter has a switch and there is a 5 pin plug at the rear of the gearbox. I have taken the 4Runner to the Auto Electrician and he has no idea where the wiring connects up to. If you have a wiring diagram or done this conversion I would really appreciate some help. Thanks all. Mick
Michael <E-MAIL>
NSW Australia - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 02:14:41 (PST)


1994 Toyota 4runner, black smoke at start up or when or when accler. is fully pressed. Smells like excessive gas. if you have had that problem or know of it email me thanks.
Ruben <E-MAIL>
Florida USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 10:02:40 (PST)


Hello, I'm looking for a photo of a 1985 4Runner that has a biege or tan exterior body with a white top. Thank You
Erick <E-MAIL>
Yucaipa , CA USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 21:22:59 (PST)


I have a 1990 4 Runner 3 litre that I just bought all is well but after just 50 miles of driving the rear pinion seal went out . It had been sitting for about 6-8 months. Has anyone had this problem? Also looking to buy some rust repair panels in Canada if possible Thanx Scott Armstrong
Scott Armtrong <E-MAIL>
Guelph, On Canada - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 03:22:39 (PST)


1999 Toyota Tacoma engine light coming on have had it tested at autozone and their code reader is stating Left Bank system to leean. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Cecil <E-MAIL>
Laguna, NM USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 06:07:44 (PST)


I just have to say i love my 4Runners, i have a 95 SR5 and a 00 Limited Supercharged. Be aware of those rear coolant by pass hoses behind the Plenum on 90-95,those bastard leak without knowing and cost me a head job.Gotta have a TRD Blower!!!!!!
FlipperQm <E-MAIL>
miami, fl USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 22:32:47 (PST)


I recently purchased a 1988 Toyota 4 Runner, Excellent shape. The only thing I am having problems with is the gas gauge. Once I get down to about a little over a half tank, if I start or restart the gauge reads empty. How can I fix this problem without spending a lot of money?
Jessica <E-MAIL>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 12:11:18 (PST)


about the smoking and power steering pump leaking.there is a switch at the bottom of the ps pump.If this switch goes bad,it will pump ps fluid thru your engine and cause it to smoke.this switch is bad if it does this.
Don <E-MAIL>
arlington, tx USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 06:11:41 (PST)


I RECENTLY PURCHASE A 1991 4 RUNNER V6. IT RUNS GREAT BUT IS PUMPING PS FLUID INTO EXHAUST AND DRAINS RESEVOIR WITHIN MINS. ANYONE HAVE A LINE DIAGRAM FOR THE PS SYSTEM OR HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS BEFORE?
KEVIN <E-MAIL>
PLANO, TX USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 13:32:58 (PST)


i have a sweet 1990 4wd 4runner that i recently purchased. today while driving this terrible sound starting coming from the front passenger side wheel. it was a high pitched, vibrating noise that would come a go while moving. i'm thinking maybe a bearing issue? does anyone have suggestions?
chance reading <E-MAIL>
truckee, ca USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 23:52:25 (PST)


I am looking for an owners manual online for a 2003 4runner. And just to say we are a 3rd generation 4runner!! '85, 90 and now 03! I miss the 80's versions when you could take the top off and cruise topless!
Holly <E-MAIL>
CA USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 18:50:29 (PST)


I am looking for an owners manual online for a 2003 4runner. And just to say we are a 3rd genrtation 4runner!! '85, 90 and now 03! I miss the 80's versions when you could take the top off and cruise topless!
Holly <E-MAIL>
CA USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 18:50:05 (PST)


Need instructions on how to replace the motor and antenna on my '99 4Runner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lawrence <E-MAIL>
Metairie, LA USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 14:53:59 (PST)


G,Day from Downunder,Ive just come accross an originalToyota SR5 2.4 Diesel 1986 with only 26,000 miles on the clock, 5 speed mannual,it is in imaculate condition,,QUESTION IS IT worth buying as its up for sale...HAPPY MOTERING ALL THIS IS A GREAT SITE,,
David <E-MAIL>
port macquarie, New South Wales Australia - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 06:10:35 (PST)


I just want to say how great I think this sight in and ask small question. I am a 2nd generation 4Runner and think that Toyota is the best engine made. I have 93 SR5 3.0 V6 165,000 miles and I am getting ready to change the timming belt. Are there any special tools that I will need or should 150 set Husky socket set be enough. Thanks and keep on 4Running.
David <E-MAIL>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 10:34:18 (PST)


HELP!! I am in the process of buying a Hilux surf SSR Limited, 1994 model,supposedly a 2 litre but I think it's a 2.4 litre, but I have been warned that there are 3 different marks, mk1, mk2 and mk3, with mark 1 and 2 having a design fault on the head which they corrected by mark 3. Are you With me so far??? How do I tell the difference between the three (there's no indication on the engine plate)and does anyone know if this design thing is true????? Great website by the way!
Jo <E-MAIL>
Blantyre, N/A Malawi - Friday, November 21, 2003 at 05:33:17 (PST)


I have a 1991 4Runner with the 3VZ-E 3.0 liter V6. The fan pully bearing froze up and I'm looking for another. The dealership wants $638.00 so I'm hoping for a used one. Thanx in advance for any help.
George <E-MAIL>
Elkton, MD USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 20:13:07 (PST)


I have 1991 surf 2.4 turbo deisel auto, and i need to know how much ATF I need to do a drain and change. Please anyone help me.
lisa <E-MAIL>
new zealand - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 21:28:07 (PST)


I have a 1987 4runner and have desperatly been trying to find the shift boots for it and the console that goes over it with the leather stick covers for stick and 4 wheel drive. If anyone could help that would be great.
Mike D. <E-MAIL>
ID USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 15:48:42 (PST)


I have a 90 toyota 4runner with an early 2.4ltr diesel (2lt). The original 2.8ltr 3l had been replaced. The problem is the motor seems extremely underpowered as I can only get 80km/h up hills (usually in 3rd gear). I have had the injectors done, commpression tested and even the turbo rebuilt. Is this normal for this motor and is there a better motor I can put in my 4runner? Any advice would be much appreciated as I'm pulling my hair out over it. Other than that I like my 4runner. keep up the good work.
wayne <E-MAIL>
adelaide, sa australia - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 03:55:02 (PST)


I blew the head of my surf after a 900km none-stop drive. I have put back a new head, the car runs well, but the Engine Check light appears. Anybody knows what this means in simple terms. The car, a 91 Surf, 2400.
Vupenyu Dzingirai <E-MAIL>
Pietermaritzburg, SA SA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 01:29:53 (PST)


I have 1998 Toyota 4 Runner, the problem I am getting is overheating. Already check the possibilities such as pump,radiator,coolant and thermostat or maybe clogged radiator-all of these are good. Why is it overheating after running for 10 minutes? Anyone who knows something please advise. Thanks
Fernando D. Quiambao <E-MAIL>
Dededo, GU USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 18:30:16 (PST)


NEVER run 4wd if u don't need...this causes hellah problems...future 4 runner owner....dad's 91 4wd v6 5speed is still pushin hard at 285,000 only problem ever was that damn gasket covered under warranty...even the air is still cold
sludge o <E-MAIL>
philly, pa USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 10:49:17 (PST)


I have an 88 4Runner with a 3VZE V6 that I just rebuilt. The only problem is that none of the cylinders on the right side are getting any fuel. Does anyone have ANY idea what might be wrong?
Andrew <E-MAIL>
Raymore, MO USA - Monday, November 17, 2003 at 19:49:07 (PST)


Does anyone know where the fuel filter is on a 1987 toyota 4runner?
Zack <E-MAIL>
LA, CA USA - Monday, November 17, 2003 at 17:38:55 (PST)


Just bought a 1994 4Runner, and I need a stereo/cd player and speakers. I have absolutely NO idea if just any stereo/cd player will fit in the dash, etc. If anyone has any ideas, please email me. Thanks.
Randy Willis <E-MAIL>
Ennis, TX USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 13:06:07 (PST)

A: Passenger side of engine block, just above the starter.

Regarding the TRD supercharger. Yes, it's worth it. After test driving one with and one without, with was a definite must. My 4Runner was new in 2000 and Toyota installed before delivery (back then, it cost about $3500 installed). Haven't had a problem with it since. Wouldn't have my 4Runner any other way than Supercharged!
Doug Besmer <E-MAIL>
Bellevue, WA USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 11:21:16 (PST)


I just purchased a 1986 4runner and so far, it's great with one exception. Is anyone familiar with why my horn goes off by itself on damp nights? Usually around 4am or so, the horn will sound and the only way to stop it is to cut power to it. The previous owner showed me a reciept where he had the steering column "ring and pin" rebuilt to try and fix the problem, but to no avail. Should I go with an aftermarket steering wheel and horn button, and if so, how complicated is that? Thanks, Tony
Tony <E-MAIL>
Roseville, Ca USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 09:52:38 (PST)


Need help!! I have installed a brand new 3VZE 3.0 engine in my 1991 Toyota 4runner. Included are Downey headers, high flow cat, Jardine Cat back, North West off road high flow fuel injectors, K&N cold air intake. I have replaced the O2 sensor. I can crank the engine and it cranks and sounds great for around 4 seconds. Then it dies like it is not getting fuel. I also have squirted carb cleaner in the intake and it will stay running as long as you keep squirting. I have double checked the vacuum hoses and electrical and everything seems to be connected properly. Also I checked pressure on the fuel rail and when losening the release valve it squirts gas out of it with lots of pressure. One thing we did that is a no no is we cleaned the throtle body with carb cleaner without removing the Throtle position sensor. Last but not least the engine has NO engine codes. Does anyone have an idea of what this problem could be. If any one has had this problem please contact me. Thanks
Abram Hart <E-MAIL>
Big town, AR USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 12:13:11 (PST)


I have a 4wd 4runner 1995 vintage. The idle is running at around 500RPM. My understanding is that it should run around 800RPM. How do I adjust the idle to the correct RPM? Thanks, Mike Izon
Mike Izon <E-MAIL>
Las Cruces, NM USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 00:07:53 (PST)


I have a 92 4runner with a squeaky steering wheel, the power steering fluid is full, and you can only hear the noise from inside the truck, it sounds like a scrape or rub. Please help me with my situation, thanks nic
Nicolle <E-MAIL>
Van, BC Can - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 21:58:06 (PST)


I have a 1987 4runner, i recently put a sony explode head unit in it and when I turn the vehicle off the clock and memory in the radio die and it resets itself. Im pretty sure the wiring is correct. any help is appreciated.
Jake Brensinger <E-MAIL>
o-burg, pa USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 17:59:16 (PST)


I have and 86 P/U and an 86 4runner, both with 22RE engines. The P/U has a rebuilt engine but a beat body and the 4runner has a great body but a beat engine. So next weekend I'm going to swap the engines. I've never done this before and don't know what to anticipate or what new parts I need to have on hand to make the swap go faster. The truck also has a clutch with less than 20,000 on it and I'm wondering if I should put it in the 4runner while I'm doing this or if that is just a bad idea. I do have help and a shop with pneumatic tools and a cherry picker, but no prior experience with this. Any suggestions or heads up? About how long should I expect this to take me. Regardless, this will be cool to learn myself and I'll have a great 4runner when I'm done.
Matt M <E-MAIL>
Denver, CO USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 12:42:15 (PST)


The head gasket went out on my 1995 4Runner. It had only 72K miles on it went it happened. I'm surprised it happened as I follow the maintenance guidlines. Anyone have the same problem?
PJ Sarachman
USA - Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 17:32:27 (PST)


1985 toyota Hilux=4 runner, sale , Japan, FOB yen250,000.- MT5 FAT is 1988 model is FOBYen180,000.- Japanese car exporter offer
kuroyanagi Shouten Ltd Japan <E-MAIL>
nagoya, aichi Japan - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 01:22:02 (PST)


Unlike everyone else, I'm not going to post a question in your guestbook. I would like to say, however, that you have an excellent site, brimming with tons of usefull info. Since I bought my 4runner 6 months ago, your sight has helped me several times to solve/diagnose minor problems. All 1st gen 4runner owners should consider themselves lucky to have a resource like this at thier disposal. I know I am. Keep up the good work. And for everyone else, this is a guestbook, not tech support. Ask your questions in the forums linked at the top of the page.
Steve K <E-MAIL>
Delta, BC Canada - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 12:34:19 (PST)


I recently bought a 86 4Runner. The vehichle has 152,00 on the dash. Drivetrain is stock a 22RE injected Squirrel Cage with a 5 speed. This "turned" (past tense) a set of 35inch swampers. The truck never seemed to have the power it should, but I guessed the tires may have been the problem. Then one day it just didn't have what it took to do over 20 mph. And if you rev the engine there was a "whine" sound that would change pitch as the accelerater was pushed. At an idle it sounded fine. I took the truck in for diagnostic test. Cost me $68.00. The report was that the "timing was off" and couldn't be adjusted. It had jumped time. So this saturday afternoon I tore off the head , pan and timing cover and chain in all. Only to find that the timing DID NOT JUMP. (I don't know why I didn't check the position of the rotor first. I just figured the shop had since they couldn't set the timing. BIG Mistake.) The head and timing assembly look brand new. There was permatex silicone on the timing cover gasket. Very little wear and no mess. Valves have almost no carbon build up. The cylinder walls are close to perfection. I'm thinking maybe the prblem was electrical(?)and the shop just toasted me on the diagnostic work. Hey they wanted $800.00 for the timing chain replacement. Said the motor had to come out cause the truck sat too high. Any ideas?
Lee Meitzler <E-MAIL>
N.Salt Lake, UT USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 14:40:53 (PST)


I own a 95 4Runner 5 speed V6, It has 109,000 miles. I had the gas filter and line changed on it the other day and now the vehicle has a hard time starting when the weather is cold, there is a smell of gas and it is losing gas mileage. Does anyone have any ideas? I will be replacing the Cold Start Injector this Thrusday.
Stacy <E-MAIL>
Mechanicsburg, PA USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 11:23:15 (PST)


I am looking for an owner's manual for a 1990 4Runner. I bought the truck used several years ago, but I've never had a manual. How do you find such a thing for such and old truck?
Jim Kenneyd <E-MAIL>
Redwood City, CA USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 10:33:15 (PST)


I just bought a 91 Toyota 4 Runner with a 3.0 3vz-e motor which has no power and low compression. This vehicle will be undergoing a total makeover. Lift, tires, headers, roof rack, engine, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to buy parts? What should I do with this motor? Where can I buy a donor motor?
Bob <E-MAIL>
Harrisburg, Pa USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 09:41:00 (PST)


i own a 1990 4runner limited 4wd.when i stop there is sudden jerk or the feeling of being hit from behind.it does not do this all the time.i need help.ty
billy j reeves <E-MAIL>
longview, tx USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 05:12:12 (PST)


Need instructions on how to replace the motor and antenna on my '94 4Runner. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Lovin' my 4Runner, Sissy
Sissy <E-MAIL>
Bossier, La USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 15:34:47 (PST)


I have a 1995 Tyta -Runner with 236,000 miles on it. Can anyone tell me where to go so that I can find out how to fix the rough idle, an th 100rpm idle speed ?? Thanks!
Autin Shafer <E-MAIL>
Terre Haute, IN USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 11:03:42 (PST)


Hi! I just bought an 1989 Toyota 4Runner. Runs great, but you know...woman..I need to plug in the radio. Does anyone have an idea, which color of cable means what? Thanks!
Katarina <E-MAIL>
Lakeland, FL USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 18:00:25 (PST)


I own a 1996 4runner and have no problems with it except that the driver door knob gets harder to operate and it is getting harder to open the door with a key. Is there a way to lubricate the linkage wthout taking the panel off?
Kurt Mueller <E-MAIL>
Whistler, BC Canada - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 12:22:16 (PDT)


How would I hook a transfer case from 2 wheel to 4 wheel drive conversion? I have a 96 toyota 4runner SR5. 3.4 l (if interested I race an '87 Elcamino, 700 HP, black, prime condition)
Andrew Yeley
USA - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 15:54:53 (PDT)


I have a 90' 4runner with V6 engine and 120k mi. Recently the vehicle runs terribly. Runs rough and hesitates. Seems to start on 5 cylinders but seems to smooth out at highway speeds. I've replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter and had the injectors cleaned. Seemed to run a bit better after the injectors were cleaned but then returned to running bad. No white smoke or antifreeze leakage so I dont think its the head gasket. Any ideas would be appreciated. thanks
dick <E-MAIL>
USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 19:22:01 (PDT)


I have a '93 4runner.Purchased it from a dealership about a year and a half ago. It had a slight miss when I bought it but was instucted to buy anyway as this would be an eazy fix.Tried cap,rotor,plugs,fuel injector cleaning,plug wires,fuel filter,checked for vaccum leaks.Compression is running low on two cylinders but not extremly low.Now vehicle has developed a shutter in overdrive.Will not stay in overdrive with cruise set. Dealer says need a rebuild due to a thrown rod. Funny thing is no knocking.I feel like I am Chasing my tail.Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
john burke <E-MAIL>
USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 10:05:59 (PDT)


Aloha, I am having some issues with my 1998 Toyota 4Runner 5Spd TRD Supercharged and it’s A/C Issues. This truck is dealer serviced every 3K and I along with the dealer is NOT able to solve WHY the A/C will just stop blowing COLD AIR from certain vent registers!!! The A/C will blow COLD AIR from drivers door side vent/drivers center vent as well as passengers center vent and passengers door side vent for a good 1 hour than ONLY the passenger center and passenger door side vents will have COLD AIR, while the drivers door side and drivers center will blow STALE AIR! If I was to move the selector from FACE/PANEL VENTS to DEFROSTER MODE this gets even more FUNKY! When I change to defroster mode the to center vents are no longer operable which is correct while the drivers door side and passengers door side vents will be COLD and the front windshield will get STALE AIR not even cold enough to make the windows fog up from condensation! ALL THESE ISSUES Occur from an 1 hour after I’ve began my drive and if it’s a SUPER HOT day the damn thing becomes a big sad failure and makes no sense of using being unable to produce an effective ability to maintain COLD AIR CABIN COMFORT. I live in Kona, Hawaii and our temps range from mid 80’s to upper 90’s and an unexpected 102, 103 and a record 110 degrees have been what we’ve been getting lately!!! So the A/C is important to me. I was worried about the A/C problem and took it to the Toyota dealership which I know a lot of you must think I’m a freak for going to them which would be costly. I am pretty lucky to not being taken to the cleaners when it comes to dealer service, I guess it’s from being a repeat/multiple car buyer of theres. I figured at first being I am a HEAVY, BIG TIME A/C User since driving it off the lot back in 98 and being I use my A/C day, night, rain, storm or even SNOW... yes SNOW! I even use it when I travel to Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa when we go snow boarding being my island is 1 of 2 which has snow capped mountains. The island of Maui is the 2nd island to also have snow as well. So I thought I ran the A/C system dry and was told NO the SYSTEM is fine to the accounts of no leaks, per Toyota dealer and a certified A/C Repair Shope. I would greatly appreciate anyone comments to me at my email mailto:noa.kamanawa@kamanawa.com Look forward to your comments shortly. Mahalo, Noa Kamanawa
Noa Kamanawa <E-MAIL>
Holualoa, HI USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 20:41:45 (PDT)


my 4runner is havin problems. most of the time it sqeaks when ya turn the wheel or drive it below 30. otherwise its fine. has anyone had this problem before its an old 88. if so please email me back.thanks
mike <E-MAIL>
sd USA - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 14:43:57 (PDT)


HEY ALL YA 4RUNNER FOOLS OUT THERE!! MOST PEEPS HAVE BET ME THE OLD 4RUNNER WILL LAST TILL 250,000 WELL THEY ARE WRONG GOT JUST ABOUT 253,000 ON IT NOW AND ALL BETS ARE PLACED IT WILL RUN TO 300,000. WENT TO OMAHA NE THE OTHER DAY AND NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. ALSO I MET THIS GIRL THAT DRIVES A 94 TOYOTA COROLLA AND BOY MUST I SAY SHE IS THE BEST. I SWORE BEFORE GIRLS THAT DRIVE TOYOTAS ARE NUMBER ONE. AND FOUND OUT IT IS THE TRUTH!!! SHES A SWEETHEART AND THANK GOD HER FAMILY LOVES TOYOTA. GO TOYOTA BAD TO THE BONE AND LEADIN THE BACK. GIRL THAT READS THIS YA KNOW WHO YA ARE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL YA 4RUNNERS OUT THERE AND KEEP THEM RUNNING STRONG!! TOYOTA #1
mike
sd USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 19:52:53 (PDT)


I have 1990 4 runner, automatic, 4x4, 4 cyl. It runs great for the first 5 minutes. Then it starts to idle around 400 rpm at idle and wants to stall. If you try to take off it feels like you’re in 4th gear. Manually down shift and it’s slow to go until you hit 3000 rpm and then it’s like a turbo charged beast. Once you put it back to drive it starts to load up and slow down so I have to keep down shifting manually because it won't down shift on its own. If I shut off the engine and restart it, the engine will run good but now it will not down shift as before but it will not shift into overdrive either. Has anyone else run into this problem or can you steer me in the right direction. I had a Toy dealer tell me I need a transmission. The transmission shop told me the transmission is fine that he thought it might be the catalytic converter or Throttle Positioning switch. The cat was new! Thanks for your help! Tom Email should read tlimanni@charter.net
Tom <E-MAIL>
lebanon, ct USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 18:13:55 (PDT)


I purchased a 2003 Tacoma 4*4 V6 last winter. I am attempting to beef u[ the engine with a few inexpensive bolt ons but I ran into some problems. I have a dynomax exhaust system and a throtle body intake spacer. I purchased a cold air intake but after I installed the intake I had a lag on the engine at low and high RPM's. I drove it like this for a couple of weeks then took the intake off. The lag was gone. I talked to the intake dealer and they had no info. They sent me a new intake and still had the same problem. I think that I might have too much air going into the engine and not enough fuel and voltage to match it. Someone suggested purchasing a mass air-flow sensor would solve my problem. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? If all I need is a mass air-flow sensor could someone direct me to a dealer? Thanks Chuck
Chuck <E-MAIL>
Decatur, AL USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 12:54:58 (PDT)


I have finally had the money to buy my 1st Forerunner. It's a 1985 model ,one owner, custom paint, lift kit, all the fruit and i only paid A$4000.00 for it. The motor is A1 and over all in A1 mechanical order. The problem is it runs as rich as buggery! Can someone point me in the right direction and suggest how many turns out the air /fuel mixture screw should be on the standard carby on the 2 litre Petrol model? I haven't had a chance to get a workshop manual as of yet. I can see me owning this vehicle for many years to come. It's a shame that Toyota didn't bring out a 90's model 2-door with the removeable roof. Keep on 4 wheeling dude's !!
George Nagy <E-MAIL>
PERTH, Western Australia Australia - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 17:04:23 (PDT)


My boyfriend can't find my fuel filter on my 1997 toyota 4runner. I asked someone at auto-zone where it is and they said under the passenger seat, but he (my boyfriend) still can't find it. I think I might need a diagram showing exactly where it is.
Jodie Moran <E-MAIL>
Canyon Country, Ca USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 15:57:38 (PDT)


I have a 94' 4Runner. The engine began to stumble at mid-throttle and up. The check engine light came on. I read the codes and it gave a 71 and 52. The EGR system and the knock sensor. I replaced the EGR valve and runs much better but the check continues to come on after driving awhile. The same code #s are coming up. The manual states the EGR gas temp sensor/circuit as a possiblity. Where the heck is that thing. Thanks
Eric McDaniel <E-MAIL>
Bowling Green, KY USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 14:34:15 (PDT)


looking to put a set of headers on, I've got a flowmaster cat-back but want to finish the exhaust. if anyone know of a good place to get some headers for cheep lett me know.
Ryan <E-MAIL>
Prescott, AZ USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 19:56:42 (PDT)


I just swapped a 22re and 5 speed from an 88 toyota p/u into an 86 4runner that had an automatic. I need to wire around?? the neutral safety switch. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Jon <E-MAIL>
Desert Haven, TX USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 16:05:53 (PDT)


i have an 86 22r pick up, the problem is that oil is leaking from what looks like the dip stick, does anybody have any suggestions.
javier <E-MAIL>
yuma, az USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 12:24:31 (PDT)


I've just read through this board and I have seen a lot people complaining about a head gasket problem. It is a Huge recall that Toyota has placed. It affects primarly the v6 models from 1990-94, with a few early model 95's as well. I had mine checked it and it ran clean. They will check your vin and fix your gasket if it is a part of this. Also, you may be able to get reimbursed for any gasket work that has been done. I've been around to a few sites myself and that's how I found out when I was researching my purchase. Now on to my question, I have 95 v6 3.0 4x4 automatic, I've recently added on a 4" Superlift as well as some 33x12.50 BFG MT's (which btw do rub a small bit they are a tight fit), and a grill guard with some KC lights, I want to correct a few small problems which might all be related. I want to upgrade the engine power to a. correct for the tire size change and b. to increase power on highway driving ( I hate going 45 up mountains). What can I do to solve this I know I can replace the air filters which will be a big component but is there any other suggestions I can do like possibly putting in a supercharger or anything else?
Andrew Cayce <E-MAIL>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 11:13:52 (PDT)


I lost a key from 99 4runner and dealer tells me that i need new ecu in order to have a new key. Is there another way. PS i went to all local dealers they say same thing.
ALEX <E-MAIL>
seattle, Wa USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 16:28:48 (PDT)


1990 Toyota 4 Runner V6 4x4 Starting Problems. First cold day in New England and I had trouble starting. Turned the key once and seemed the Battery was dead(Engine Not Turning, one click). Shut off key and tried again and it turned over. Checked battery posts a little coraded. Cleaned them with sand paper. It still intermittingly does't start. Maybe 1 in 5 turns, same symptoms. Thinking it could be a starter. Has anyone ran into this and how much does a starter cost to install?(Ballpark)
Ski <E-MAIL>
Newton, NH USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 11:39:42 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/Starter.shtml

RANCHO SUSPENSION UPGRADE AND BIG WHEELS AND TYRES. A FAULT HAS DEVELOPED ON THE CAR CONSISTENT WITH A WORN OUT CLUTCH, I.E. WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE THROUGH THE GEARS THE ENGINE REVS BUT NOT ALL OF THE DRIVE GOES TO THE WHEELS, AS IF YOU WERE SLIPPING THE CLUTCH. THIS PROBLEM IS PRESENT IN BOTH 2WD AND 4WD HIGH, IT IS NOT APPARENT IN 4WD LOW, OR IN REVERSE OR FIRST GEAR. I HAVE HAD THE CLUTCH REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE BUT THE PROBLEM REMAINS, THE MECHANIC WHO FITTED THE CLUTCH SAYS IT IS A GOOD QUALITY CLUTCH AND IT IS FITTED CORRECTLY, HE ALSO SAYS IT CAN BE SEEN WORKING CORRECTLY THROUGH AN INSPECTION PANEL. THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ANY OIL GETTING ON TO THE CLUTCH. IT WAS THEN SUGGESTD TO ME THAT IT MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRABSFER BOX SO I HAVE ALSO HAD THIS REPLACED BUT THE PROBLEM PERSISTED. I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT IT MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH THE LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL IF ONE IS FITTED IN THE REAR AXLE. I DO NOT KNOW IF IT HAS ONE OF THESE BUT ASSUME IF IT DID THE PROBLEM WOULD DISAPPEAR WHEN I USE THE CAR IN 4WD. EVEN THE DEALERS SEEM TO BE AT A BIT OF A LOSS BUT ARE RELUCTANT TO HELP WITH ADVICE AS IT IS AN IMPORTED MODEL. IN DESPERATE NEED OF ANY ADVICE OR IDEAS ON THIS 1, ALL SUGGETSIONS GREATFULLY RECEIVED. JEZ.
JEREMY COLLINS <E-MAIL>
NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 02:13:49 (PDT)

A few suggestions, first HIT THE CAPS LOCK KEY AGAIN! Then, was the flywheel resurfaced before the new clutch was installed? If not, consider having that done and if so, was the proper "step" maintained on the face of the flywheel? If not, the clutch disc will not make full contact with the flywheel and it'll slip.

i lost my only set of keys to my 19874runner . dealership said they cant help . any suggestions?
tony mcjilton <E-MAIL>
seattle, wa USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 19:15:02 (PDT)


i lost my only set of keys . dealership said they cant help . any suggestions
tony mcjilton <E-MAIL>
seattle, wa USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 19:09:36 (PDT)


I bought a 1992 4 Runner with 144,000 mile, it appeared to be well taken care of. I have put about 100 mile on it, just chnge the oil and when I started it up I found water dripping from the exhaust pipe, more then just condensation. What would the problem be. Whrn I tried driving the car it would stop. Could you please give some advise to what this could be. Thank You, Jon
Jon Marvitz <E-MAIL>
Brush Prairie, Wa USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 22:47:41 (PDT)


seems like more of a q/a here, but I'll see if I can't get a response to my dilemma.. my drivers side rear differential is leaking into the brake drum area.. it's a bad leak... I hope I can just tighten a bolt and it will go away, but chances are I will need to bearings and seals.. god I hope not.. any way's have any of you dealt with this problem before? thnx for the help
Chris <E-MAIL>
Ogden, Ut USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 02:23:29 (PDT)

See: http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/rear_axle/oil_seal/

I just bought my first 4Runner! It's a 2001 Limited 2x4. The only thing is that the gentleman I bought it from could not find the owner's manual. Does anyone know how I can get one? A free one would be great! Or maybe a website that I could download the manual from. Also, the gentleman said he lost the keyless entry/alarm remote. It's factory brand, not after market, I was wondering where I could pick up one of those? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks, Ginni
Ginni <E-MAIL>
Abilene, TX USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 13:10:22 (PDT)

Try: eBay or FSM.shtml


Just purchased a 1992 4runner 3.0 V6, 145,000 miles , it needed several things and have performed the following : tune up, timing belt, external belts, fan and fan shroud, coolant sensor, clean and lubricate mass airflow sensor door, several tanks of gasoline with high concentrations of injector cleaner. will be replacing the speed sensor on the transfer case ( its 4x4 ). there are still three (possibly four )problems. 1) the main problem seems to stumble from off idle to about 2000 rpm ( engine tone does not change when pedal gradually pressed nor does it get into a lower gear). around town and at low speeds, the engine seems not to want to 'take' fuel and is down on power. I can artifically cause the engine to increase rpm's by pressing the accelerator to the floow and making the auto tranny kick down. On the road, the engine runs pretty smoothly , occasionally it seems to surge or miss at speed ( 60 mph). I have noted that many of these issues disappear after the engine is 'completely' warmed up. 2)It takes approximately ten miles of driving at hiway speeds(60 mph ) in the morning for the tranny to drop into overdrive. I know that there is a temp switch or sensor that governs that, but isn't 10 miles a bit excessive? 3) the engine is routinely ( tho not always ) hard to start in the morning after coming to complete cold, overnite. Several attempts ( usually six - ten ) will finally get it started, but the motor stumbles (its still in 'Park') ,when it finally starts, until it gets into fast-idle mode. 4) driving around town after warmup, the speedometer works erratically and , coincidentally, the auto tranny won't stay in a gear. speed sensor? tranny seems to have good, solid shifts, otherwise. the tranny oil is not burnt or dark. I really like this vehicle! the engine uses NO oil. Help please. Thanx, Mike saraht@grnco.net
MIke T. <E-MAIL>
jonesboro, AR USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 08:10:24 (PDT)


I'm in the market and looking to increase the size of my engine thinking of going with a 350 or 305. Just looking for some input. Thanks.
Johnny <E-MAIL>
White Oak, GA USA - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 16:54:59 (PDT)


Looking for brown leather seat ( only ) cover for a 1996 4 Runner Limited Please Help me save money.
Robert <E-MAIL>
NJ USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 21:26:07 (PDT)


I'm planning to buy a 1996 Toyota Hilux Surf in Japan in January. Trying to decide on the 1KZ-TE diesel turbo or the 5VZ-FE gasoline. Anyone have any reason why I should favor one motor over the other or is it a toss-up? Thanks! Jeff
Jeff Shaffer <E-MAIL>
Gainesville, FL USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 20:15:21 (PDT)


I have a 1994 Hilux powered by a 2LT engine which was recently reinstalled. However I am not satisified thet the vacum lines are correctly fitted. Does any one have a diagram they can share? The one under the hood is of no use. Thanks.
Aubrey Edinboro <E-MAIL>
Georgetown, Guyana - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 17:39:13 (PDT)


I own a 1994 4Runner V6 4WD. It has the 3.0 engine with 144,000 miles on it. It has a manual 5 speed transmission. I would like to increase the power of the engine, I have considered installing the K&N Performance Kit (air filter modification), Headers, or a performance exhaust system. Can anyone advise which if any of these modifications are the most effective way to get more out of the engine?
Scott <E-MAIL>
USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 14:46:40 (PDT)


wondered if this site would be of help. Her lights will suddenly go out if the turnsignal is activated. If the lights are on and you want to go left (has never happened turning signal to right) and use the turnsignal switch, the lights will intermittently flash or go out completely. It seems to happen more when the lights are in bright mode, but has happened in normal mode. It does happen quite a bit, usually at the wrong time (when it is dark out!!). It can be made to happen. I searched the web and could not find a recall....what gives? Any help appreciated.
Dutch Cooper <E-MAIL>
Athens , GA USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 20:38:52 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/Headlights.shtml#Headlight_Combo

the 4runner is a 1998 model. looking for trailer light hookup in the main wiring harness.
oliver sellers <E-MAIL>
bainbridge , ga USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 04:46:39 (PDT)

See: http://fitguide.towingtown.com/products.asp?model=4Runner&category=hitch&year=1998&make=Toyota&t1=yes


I have a 92 4 runner 3vze and I have two problems the first is that after about 100 miles of highway driving the tranny overheats and the second, is this stupid water pump fan bracket (false waterpump). I found a new one for 149.00 from a company caled 1a auto on ebay but when I shut off engine it shuts down kinda rough is the fan clutch supposed to be able to rotate in both directions while engine is off? And the engine will lope every few seconds till warm but stops instantly when I push on the throttle assembly (push toward shut)how can I adjust this? Please send e-mails with any info at all please I will value it all!
luke <E-MAIL>
denver, 30 USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 01:13:09 (PDT)


recently. No noticeable change in engine performance. Where should I start to troubleshoot?
Stan <E-MAIL>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 07:03:17 (PDT)

Get an ODB-II code reader (or see if a local auto parts store has one available) and pull the trouble code(s) and go from there.

does and one know the timming specs for a 1989 v6 4x4 4 runner? I can not find it in my engine compartment. Paul adams thank ahead on time.
Paul adams <E-MAIL>
San Bernardino, ca USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:43:02 (PDT)


Purchase a 1994 4Runner 1 month ago and it does not have a owner's manuel. I had the battery disconnected and now SEC appears on the display for the radio. SEC means it is "disabled". In order to fix it must be a "locked-up" unit. A disabled unit can be "locked-up" by simply making repeated attempts (up to 10) to put in an erroneous 3 digit code until the display reads HLP or HELP. The procedure to input the 3-digit code can be found in the Owner's Manuel. I do not have the manuel. Can anyone tell me how to input the 3-digit code from their owner's manuel? I do not need the code, just the instructions on how to enter. Thanks for your help.
Mark DeFelice <E-MAIL>
USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 13:32:32 (PDT)


I have been experiencing an odor in my 2000 4Runner's passenger compartment which smells like some sort of glue or epoxy or ether. I cannot figure out where this odor is coming from. I have completely removed everything from the vehicle and still this smell persists. Has anyone experienced this?
Terry Thorn <E-MAIL>
La Porte, TX USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 07:27:01 (PDT)


I am trying to find where to connect the trailer wiring harness. The harness is from toyota, but cannot find the plug on wiring harness in the back. can anyone tell me where it is. have had both side panels off. Oliver
oliver sellers <E-MAIL>
bainbridge, ga USA - Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 13:27:03 (PDT)

Would help is you posted the model and year of the vehicle.

I am looking for the little ssmall decal on the driver and passanger windows which refers to the toyo gaurd protection. Does anyone know where I can purchase them?
Jerry Conley <E-MAIL>
Leesburg, Ga USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 19:12:06 (PDT)

Have you tried a Toyota parts dealer?

WE have a 92 4runner. It shakes/vibrates. Any one have an idea what the problem is?
Patricia Wick <E-MAIL>
Roseville, ca USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 18:53:42 (PDT)

Tires out of balance or out of round, worn steering parts, especially the idler arm bushings, ball joints, etc.

I have 99 4runner Limeted and i lost the key that have a chip in it. I need to reset the ECU FOR A NEW KEY CAN ANY ONE HELP ME/
ALEX <E-MAIL>
Seattle, Wa USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 11:18:43 (PDT)

How about a Toyota dealer?

Just bought a 99 Ltd w/ 91K miles. I'm sure the timing belt has never been changed. Do I need to do it? When/if I do it, should I do the seals, water pump, idlers, etc? This is my first taste of Toyota, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
David <E-MAIL>
Coconut Creek, Fl USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 15:54:41 (PDT)


owners manual. Wondering how to get the spare tire out from under the body. Thanks
Kent <E-MAIL>
Paradise , ca USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 12:44:09 (PDT)

Try eBay for a used Owner's manual. There should be a crank and extension stored in one of the rear compartments, stick it into the rear bumper and engage the spare tire winch.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to get at the motor for the rear gate window on a 1990 4Runner? This was the first model with the steel body. The window labored shut in the Winter, but now I cannot lower it. I can only hear a clicking sound when I turn the key at the gate or flick the switch at the console inside the car. I will buy whatever repair book necessary if a description is available. Any help would be appreciated as I wish to do it myself before resorting to going to a Toyota dealer. Thank you.
DavidO <E-MAIL>
Fountain Valley, CA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 14:14:17 (PDT)

See: http://www.net-impress.com/4runner/cd/ and CheapTricks/RearWindow.shtml#Troubleshooting

i have a 1990 4runner 4x4 v6 3.0L automatic. i have a problem with the idling or something. every once and a while my car will boggle down to below 500 rpms and then every now and then it will die as if it where a manuel transmission.(like when you release the clutch and don't push on the gas and it stalls) thats what my car is doing. and its an automatic. i adjusted the idle sensor and cleaned all the connections sent it in to get it tuned and fixed yet it still stalls. can anyone help me figure out what needs to be fixed or replaced??? has this happened to anyone else???
Dylan <E-MAIL>
CA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 11:15:45 (PDT)


I've got a 95 4Runner and my cruise control just stopped working. When I hit the set button the dash light starts flashing and the cruise control doesn't engage. Any ideas?
Dave <E-MAIL>
Victoria, BC CAN - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 07:03:20 (PDT)

See: http://www.net-impress.com/4runner/cd/

87 runner trans up shift problems .Ineed wire diagram and trans code info.Ineed code chart and code retrival info .Any wheller that can help .I "WOOD" realy be thankful
KARL <E-MAIL>
BREA , CA USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 21:50:16 (PDT)

A Factory Service Manual would have that information, a worthwhile investment IMHO.

I have a '93 4runner and the 30 AMP fuse on the positive battery cable blows every time I shut off the truck. Has this happened to anyone in the past? How do I find the short?
teddy <E-MAIL>
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 16:22:28 (PDT)

Find out what's connected to that fuse, then start disconnecting items until the problem goes away.

I have a 1999 Lmt 4wd 4 runner ,My problem is when i reach around 60-65 the steering wheel shakes just enough to piss me off . Ive tried everything balanced tires rotated bought new tires re aligned them . still havent solved the problem Im wondering if it only happens on 4wd 4 runners . maybe a weight balance problem from the factory front end to back ? I have no clue if anyone has any advice please shoot me a Email GQCALLISRF@Aol.com
Jason W Anderson <E-MAIL>
Charleston , SC USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 20:44:59 (PDT)

See: http://www.gadgetonline.com/vibration.htm

I am looking for a 88-90 4runner, 4x4, 4 cyl, manual transmission, in good condition, no rust. Will pay a reasonable price. Thanks Ed
Ed <E-MAIL>
Denton, TX USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 17:16:34 (PDT)


speedo, rev counter milage, temp gauge , fuel gauge ,the milage counter also does not clock up it a hilux surf known i belive as a forerunner please please HELP !!!!!
jon <E-MAIL>
southampton, england - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 04:07:00 (PDT)


Hello Guys Would anybody have a copy of a wiring diagram for a 94 Forerunner/ Surf.I have a problem with the rear window only operating when the headlights are turned off Ta Ross
Ross and Angela <E-MAIL>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 17:42:00 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/RearWindow.shtml#Troubleshooting

I need air intake tube that connects to throttle body for 89 v6 4runner! HELP!
Max Reilly <E-MAIL>
USA - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 09:07:58 (PDT)


turbo diesel in the USA? Thanks
Ed <E-MAIL>
Denton, TX USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 09:39:56 (PDT)


We own a 1994 4Runner, 93K miles and had begun to experience several problems- 1) engine runs rough at idle 2)it is missing at all speeds 3) the engine is running lead and 4) the is no "Check Engine" light. Any help would be much appreciated.
Michael McBurney <E-MAIL>
Richmond Hill, GA USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 17:39:48 (PDT)


Must I disconnect and pull the power steering unit on my 1986 Toyota Runner to replace my A/C belt? I have a 22RE engine
Hector Mejia <E-MAIL>
Fairfax Station, VA USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 16:25:16 (PDT)

No, just remove the fan shroud, then release the p/s belt tensioner, slip that belt off around the fan, then do the same for the A/C belt.

coolant in the oil. has this happened to any one else...need advice. Iam taking it apart slowly and Iam hoping that is a head gasket any other opinions????
Richard <E-MAIL>
USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 20:35:25 (PDT)

Check the timing chain cover and guides. If the guides break the chain can eat through the back side of the water pump.

I have a 2003 4-Runner with the navigation package. Anyone who has this same setup and thinks that the sound quality with the CD player (i.e. no bass response) is completely unacceptable please contact me... I've been round and around with everyone at Toyota from the dealers to the execs at HQ and nobody can help me, although they all agree with me. Murph
KC Murphy <E-MAIL>
Peoria, il USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 19:18:48 (PDT)


2003 Limited Forerunner. Notice: FRONT DRIVETRAIN VIBRATION (PERSON WITH SIMILAR PROBLEN COULD NOT BE CONTACTED) I have a similar problem with our 2003 Toyota Forerunner. Took it to the dealer yesterday and this is what's going on! From their service report. "Customer states vibration and noise in between 42 and 45 MPH and more severe at 62 Mph. You feel it in the steering wheel." "Noise from front. Feel it is coming from front drive train." Called Toyota tech, Assist. Tech has advised " to remove front driveshaft and drive to find if noise goes away" No noise heard. "Re-contacted Toyota, and was advised angle problem with front driveshaft. Completely safe to drive. Approximately 30 days before correct repair info." Waiting for the 30 days to go away. Hope this helps someone! Dick Mueller
Dick Mueller <E-MAIL>
Sedona, AZ USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 16:58:59 (PDT)


I just blew an engine in my 95 forerunner (limited) . How much do you think it would cost to get a rebuilt engine? Mine had 68 thousand miles. Any help will be appreciated.
skeet obey <E-MAIL>
Blenheim, nj USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 15:45:32 (PDT)


i have a 1988 sr5 for sale needs motor please email me
sherry <E-MAIL>
estero , fl USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 08:30:09 (PDT)


great site! i was looking for any or all information on the tailgate window motor, relay switches etc as it is not working. 1990 4runner 4 door. i tried mike who posted some info but the email wasn't correct. thank so much!!!!
anna <E-MAIL>
bangor, me USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 05:55:33 (PDT)


Have a '95 4Runner V6/4x4...anyone have service manual on how to replace regulator, seals, and tracks for rear window? Present ones rusted out, but window and motor seem to be ok. I have the parts but need the instructions/diagrams. Thanks!!!
Dan <E-MAIL>
Toledo, OH USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 14:49:25 (PDT)


1995 4Runner V6/4x4
Dan Poignon <E-MAIL>
Maumee, OH USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 14:44:06 (PDT)


I like this site. Does anyone know where I can get a sunroof switch and tailgate window switch for a 92 4runner? Also, where is the pcv valve located on a 6cyl v6 efi engine(in the 92)? Thanks. nick
nicholas walker <E-MAIL>
ashtabula, oh USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 11:25:54 (PDT)


Would anybody have the wheelbase specs for a 1992 Toyota Surf V6 Widetrac VZN130W? Many Thanks
Stuart McNamara <E-MAIL>
USA - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 00:52:36 (PDT)

Guessing about 103" like the US 4Runners, get a tape measure and find out for sure.

I own a 1991 4-runner with the 3.0 V6 and it is running like crap off and on it's like it has a mind of it's own!156K on the motor and iv'e owned it 2 years . It lacks power and idles like it's running on 5 cyls? but only sporaticly there is no engine light on and it is functioning properly so no help there, new plug wires and plugs ect. funny thing to is when I ran fuel injector cleaner through it it seemed to improve only to run like crap again before the tank of gas with cleaner was even run through ...Help, Tony In Salem Oregon
Tony Briggs <E-MAIL>
Salem, OR USA - Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 05:49:43 (PDT)


'99 4Runner - Engine is running rough and check engine light is on. The codes state the engine is running lean. I have replaced the O2 sensors and the fuel filter, but it is not getting better. What is next to check?
Christina Leventon <E-MAIL>
Adin, CA USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 22:34:58 (PDT)


I am looking for the schematic for a 87' Supra AC Amp. p.n. 077351-0561 anybody know where such a thing is obtainable ? thanks dale
dale <E-MAIL>
lihue, hi USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 14:19:51 (PDT)


I have a 95 4Runner with a V6 Automatic. I'm trying to change the enging radiator coolant. I drained it overnight into a bucket and got right about 10 quarts out of it, which should be right according to the owners manual. I tried to flush the block and radiator by pulling the top and bottom hoses, draining what I could, reconnecting the lower hose, refilling the radiator with tap water, running the engine to warm it up and open the thermostat, and standing by to add more water to the radiator when the thermostat opened up. BUT... it never seemed to open up, even after idling for about 10 minutes. I tried closing up the system and driving it around the block with just tap water in it and it started to run a little warm on the temp gauge. Almost like there was an air block or I lost the prime on the water pump. Is this even possible???? I tried emptying the tap water and refilling the radiator with the DEX-Cool (also controvercial stuff to use, from a few things I have read.) and I could only refill it with about 3 quarts. I planned on putting in 5 quarts of the DEX-Cool and 5 quarts of distilled water, but I'm way short of that now. I'm afraid to run the truck for very long because I don't want to burn it up....Help! Thanks, Al
Al <E-MAIL>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 09:29:20 (PDT)


I recently purchased a 1993 Toyota 4Runner and noticed the oil pressure gauge hardly moves. The vehicle runs great and does not seem to exhibit any performance issues. However, Is this normal or is there potentially a major problem forming?
Mark
NJ USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 09:01:42 (PDT)


surf from japan last month. LN130w 2400cc D turbo 1990 automatic i,v problem in the car is overheating when i go up to mountain only . in flat road i can drive 120km-140km no problem ,some mechanices advice to chage radiator i made it bigger but the problem still there or improve very little . another mechanices now talk about cylinder head ?? please i have no experience in the surf so I,M SEEKING FOR HELP FROM THE EXPERTS OF THE CLUB thank you Dr/Osman Bekhit obekhit@swazi.net
Osman Bekhit <E-MAIL>
Swaziland - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 11:18:57 (PDT)

Diesel engines tend to run hot at full load, especially at higher RPMs. You can have the cooling system pressure tested to make sure has no leaks and that it is not being pressurized by the engine compression. You may want to consider adding an engine oil cooler and possibly a separate transmission fluid cooler (I assume its got the factory cooler inside the radiator) which is dumping more heat into the radiator.
I've had similar problems in my VW diesel and found upgrading the radiator from a 2-row to a 3-row core helped a bit, installing a smaller water pump pulley (overdrives the pump) also helped a bit. The biggest change I made was to increase the fueling and advancing the injection pump timing to the upper limit. These last changes increase the engine's torque, allowing hill climbs in a higher gear with lower engine RPMs. This made a huge difference in coolant temps, reducing them back to near normal levels even in long hill climbs.

radeator out and had it checked its ok. has a new head gasket. the only thing I got left is the water pump(its not leaking or making that worn bearing noise).And it still over heats when it idles I dont even half to drive it. Does anybody have any Ideas please help.1995 4-runner V6 3.0
Cody Eager <E-MAIL>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 22:15:57 (PDT)

Hard to understand but it sounds like it overheats at idle. If so, check the fan clutch, see:
http://www.barneymc.com/toy_root/techneek/fan_clch.htm

I just purchased a 2002 2nd hand factory CD/Cassett stereo for my 1995 4runner - Problem - the pins don't fit. Anyone out there know where I can get an adapter or a 1996 or newer pin/amp? Thanks!
Rob <E-MAIL>
tampa, FL USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 18:40:08 (PDT)


I own a 93 4Runner with the check engine light on.A code 25 is stored in the computer.Any short cuts to a proper diagnosis,common problems,.The truck has 64,000 miles on it.I'm hoping it's just an O2 sensor. Any help would be appreciated.
Vince Laurence <E-MAIL>
USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 06:05:01 (PDT)

See: http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/codes/index.html

Hey guys, I have a 1990 4runner and rear window is stuck. Does anybody know how to tell if I need a new motor, how to replace the motor or figure out what else could be wrong? Also does anyone know where I can a diagram of the tailgate? Thanks for your help.
robert woodruff <E-MAIL>
livonia, mi USA - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 16:11:59 (PDT)


I have a 91 SR5 4-runner with a factory installed sunroof. I think the cable that opens the roof has snaped. Can anyone tell me how to make the repairs on such a problem or where I can obtain a repair manual for the solution? I would appreciate it greatly.
Larry Keys <E-MAIL>
Tulsa, OK USA - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 14:56:07 (PDT)


My '94 Surf/4runner tailgate window won't come up/down. Can the mottor be repaired? Do you know of other possible causes besides the motor? Please help me out. Thanks.
Dindo <E-MAIL>
San Juan, Philippines - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 07:45:53 (PDT)

See: CheapTricks/RearWindow.shtml

HEY ALL YA 4RUNNER FOOLS OUT THERE!! WELL IM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I FINALLY PUT IN ANOTHER WINDOW MOTOR FOR THE BACK AND SHE RUNS UP AND DOWN NOW. IF ANYONE IS WONDERING HOW TO DO IT, JUST EMAIL ME AND ILL GIVE YA SOME ADVICE ON WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR AND WHATS THE EASIEST WAY TO DO THE PROJECT. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 2 HOURS TO GET THE OLD ONE OUT AND TOOK ME ABOUT ANOTHER 2 AND A HALF TO GET IT PUT IN, BUT I RAN INTO TROUBLE A LITTLE THATS WHY IT TOOK SO LONG. ANYWAYS IF ANYONE IS THINKING ABOUT DOING A JOB LIKE THIS AND NEED HELP JUST EMAIL ME AND I WILL HELP AS MUCH AS I CAN. CUZ I KNOW TO TAKE IT TO A DEALER IT IS EXPENSIVE WHEN YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON THIS WEBSITE.
mike <E-MAIL>
sf, sd USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 11:09:31 (PDT)


install a 1987 toyota pickup Ct-20 Turbo. or if any body knows where i can get a diagram from. that would be helpfull thank you
Jason <E-MAIL>
Kaneohe, Hi USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 13:58:11 (PDT)


Is it possible to retrofit 2-point rear seat belts to 3-point (shoulder strap) seat belts in 1986 4runner? How, what, where?
george salem <E-MAIL>
santa monica, ca USA - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 13:16:41 (PDT)

Contact your favorite Toyota parts dealer, they have a rear shoulder harness kit available.

I need a new dashboard for my '96 4runner. can anyone please tell me where to buy one coz they dont sell here in the philippines. i badly need it! thanx
Kit Lopez <E-MAIL>
cebu city, philippines - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 05:45:22 (PDT)


HEY 4RUNNER FOOLS. JUST ABOUT 250,000 ON THE 88 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5. JUST PUT ON A TAILGATE COVER TO HIDE THE RUST. ANYWAYS DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MANUALLY MOVE THE REAR WINDOW UP AND DOWN SAFELY. I GOT A WINDOW MOTOR OUT OF ANOTHER 88 AND WANT TO GET IT DOWN TO PUT IT IN EASIER AND I NEED TO MAKE SURE I CAN GET IT BACK UP CASE FOR SOME REASON THE MOTOR DONT WORK. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREAT THANKS- MIKE EMAIL- NAVYBRO_2004@YAHOO.COM
mike <E-MAIL>
sf, sd USA - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 17:24:43 (PDT)


My email addy is volkrt@hotmail.com for the below query..for some reason it hiccuped when I put it in here
sd
USA - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 16:42:15 (PDT)

This is normal, see the note at the top of the page, trying to protect you from getting SPAMMED!

I have a 91 model toyota 4-Runner...with a V-6, 3VZ-E engine. I am trying to find my KNOCK SENSOR. Does anyone know where this sensor is located exactly? Any help appreciated Thank You
sd <E-MAIL>
USA - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 16:39:55 (PDT)


the motor but the antenna stays up..Any suggestions how to fix it..Thanks
Sam <E-MAIL>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 12:48:45 (PDT)


I have a 1987 4runner with 8 inches and 35 inch boggers. I rebuilt the 22re in may of 2002. I bored it 40 over, shaved the deck and head, crane cam, and all new major componets. For the first 8 to 10 months it did perfect. Top speed was around 95 in 5th gear.....now top speed isnt but around 76 to 78 in 4th. By the way i also have 5.29 gears (so it isnt the tires). I am also getting bad gas milage. Anyone have any suggestions?
Micah <E-MAIL>
Baton Rouge, La USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 21:23:48 (PDT)

Check catalytic convertor and O2 sensor, and check engine codes?

MY 2003 4RUNNER HAS A FRONT END ISSUE. AT ABOUT 65 MPH THE STEERING WHEEL SHAKES. I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THAT THEY CONPARED THE RIDE TO ANOTHER TRUCK AND IT APPEARS THAT THE OTHER HAD A SIMILAR CONDITION. SHORT OF IT IS THEY WON'T SPEND THE TIME TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. NOT HAPPY.
DAVID COPPOLA <E-MAIL>
PROVIDENCE, RI USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 14:12:11 (PDT)


I have a 1999 4Runner. As the fuel level gets lower, the gage seems to get stuck around 1/2 tank. As you ride along, it may approach the true level, but next time you crank it up, it goes back to around 1/2 tank. Any ideas or suggestions??? Thanks!
David <E-MAIL>
Smithfield, NC USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 11:08:50 (PDT)


I OWN A 1996 4RUNNER WITH 194000 MILES. FIRST ENGINE HAD 3 HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENTS. ON THE 4TH ATTEMPT, DEALER SAID ENGINE HAD CRAKED HEADS. I PAID $4000 TO INSTALL1997 ENGINE. THIS ENGINE DEVELOPED SAME SYMPTOMS AS FIST ENGINE. NEW IMPROVED GASKETS WERE INSTALLED.13500 MILES LATER, TRANNY GOES OUT & MECHANIC NOTICES LOW COOLANT. CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP ME???. I CANT AFFORD A NEW TRANNY.
CARLOS <E-MAIL>
CHICAGO, IL. USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 09:42:44 (PDT)

Figure out why the gaskets are blowing, check radiator for clogging, bad thermostat, water pump, etc. Something is causing the engine to overheat, which is what is likely blowing the gaskets. I assume you have an automatic tranny, if so does it have a fluid cooler into the radiator? Is there a leak there?

My daughter cranked up the bass and blew out the right front speaker. Anyone know where I can get another without going to the dealer?
Mike Scrivner <E-MAIL>
Ft. Walton Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 07:41:30 (PDT)

Try http://www.crutchfield.com/

I have a 2002 Sr5 4Runner and I just bought a new deck, to replace the factory stereo. The problem is, I have no idea how to remove the old one, and I don't want to blow 50 bucks on installation. Can someone help me out?
Jake Forsland <E-MAIL>
kentfield, CA USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 23:19:16 (PDT)


looking for rear quarter panels for my 1986 4runner any one know where i can find some?
mark tedesco <E-MAIL>
BRISTOL, CT USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 15:19:41 (PDT)


I have a 1999 4Runner LTD and I am having a problem with the tail light bulbs vibrating loose and not working. They can be easily snapped back into place but it is annoying to have to remove the covers and do this every three or four weeks. Is this a common problem and how can it be remedied?
Woody <E-MAIL>
Picayune, MS USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 20:55:39 (PDT)


I have a 1999 4Runner LTD. and I am having a problem with the tail light bulbs vibrating loose and not working. They can be easily snapped back into place but it is annoying to have to remove the covers and do this every three or four weeks. Is this a common problem and how can it be remedied?
Woody <E-MAIL>
Picayune, MS USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 20:55:15 (PDT)


I have a 1990 4Runner with 230,000 miles on it. I just replaced water pump, timing belt & spark plug. Any way, I didn’t pass the inspection because a fail on exhaust emission test (reading 795 HC(ppm) and the standar is 220HC(ppm)). I was told that may be the head gasket. I am trying to get all the information that I can before I do it
Will Romero <E-MAIL>
Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 14:14:22 (PDT)


Head cracking problems. I am a regretful owner of a 94' Surf 3.0 turbo diesel. Cracked its first head at only 80,000kms. Was welded under warranty but blew again only a week ago. Fixing the problem properly I'm told would involve new head, steam release rails, machining, by pass valve and water pump totalling $4000 (aus). Opting for a second hand local motor from the wreckers for $4300. At least it has a 3 month warranty! and less kms. A very soul destroying experience. Most of the Jap imports have been sitting in traffic for 60,000kms so buyer beware, you could find yourself up shit creek with a turd for a paddle!...
Des <E-MAIL>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 05:31:16 (PDT)


I have a 1989 4runner and i am thinking about doing a engine and axel swap from a 1978 gmc 3/4 ton pick-up. the engine is a 350 which i plan to rebuild. What was involved in doing the swap. I am trying to get all the information that i can before i do it. Mike
MIke <E-MAIL>
lancaster, pa USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 18:01:37 (PDT)


I have an 86 4runner that has sat for almost 6 months. Put a charge on the battery and she will not start-cranks but won't turn over. Anybody got any ideas? Has 239,000 miles on it and when last started in January after charging turned over 1st time.
Gary Martin <E-MAIL>
Madison, al USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 11:27:05 (PDT)


looking for comments on 1990 4runner
john polk <E-MAIL>
stokesdale, nc USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 18:36:23 (PDT)


I just bought an immaculate 91 4runner. The only problem is the factory alarm constantly goes off. I would like to disarm it but cannot locate the box to do this. Any help out there??
spark <E-MAIL>
salem, va USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 16:52:29 (PDT)


what websites or places can i go to to ge euro lights, and other accesories at
antonio rivera <E-MAIL>
greenville , sc USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 10:43:07 (PDT)


horn would be in 1988 Toyota 4runner 4wd. Also, Fuel gauge, water temp indicator and cigarette lighter went out all at once - sporadic though ...any ideas? E-mail me please. Thanks Guys and Gals!
hodolfo <E-MAIL>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 22:14:24 (PDT)


I am looking for a Limited 4Runner, 4-wheel drive, 2000-2002 in pearl white. Not easy to come by and may only be in the pearl white color in the years below 2000. Let me know if you can help me. Thanks, DYoung
Darcy Young <E-MAIL>
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 13:01:02 (PDT)


HEY ALL YA 4RUNNER FOOLS OUT THERE!!! WELL IM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT MY 1988 4RUNNER RUNS BETTER AND DOESNT DIE LIKE SHE DID BEFORE. IT WAS DUE TO BAD GAS FROM A GAS STATION THEN MY NORMAL FILL UP AT AMOCO. THANKS FOR ALL WHO CONTACTED ME FOR SUGGESTIONS. WELL 4RUNNER FOOLS IM ABOUT TO 249,000 ON THE ENGINE AND CANT WAIT TILL 250,000. IM TAKING HER OUT TO THE BLACK HILLS IN AUGUST. I RECENTLY PUT IN A TORNADO AIR SYSTEM AND ITS SUPPOSE TO HAVE BETTER GAS MILEAGE AND SUPPOSE TO GIVE YA MORE HORSEPOWER SINCE THE OLD 4RUNNERS ARE A LITTLE WEAK. MY SUGGESTION IS DONT BUY ONE FOR A 4RUNNER CUZ GAS IS STILL ABOUT THE SAME AND CANT REALLY TELL MUCH MORE FOR HORSEPOWER. TOYOTA HERE WONDERED WHEN I WAS GOING TO TRADE HER IN BUT IM GOING TO RUN HER HOW SHES SUPPOSE TO BE RAN AND DRIVE HER TILL SHES DEAD. WHICH RIGHT NOW SHE RUNS BETTER THEN MY POPS 1995 TOYOTA PICKUP. SO GO TOYOTA!!! TOYOTA TRUELY IS BAD TO THE BONE AND SAME WITH THIS WEBPAGE. KEEP IT UP. -MIKE
mike <E-MAIL>
sf, sd USA - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 12:53:28 (PDT)


cause if you hit my return message on the board for some reason it does not want to recognize the NOcraig_olofson@dot.ca.govSPAM address.....weird
craig olofson <E-MAIL>
Chalfant, CA USA - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 08:59:52 (PDT)

See the note on the top of this page; the "NOxxxSPAM" is added to all e-mail addresses posted on the guestbook to prevent the SPAMMERS from harvesting them and sending you SPAM. To reply to anyone, simply click on the recipient's e-mail address and delect the "NO" at the beginning and the "SPAM" at the end.


I have a 1990 (Oct/90) 4 runner with the 22RE. My problem is the condensor fan will not run....just had my AC system worked on and everything was good...or so I thought. Have used the system only 3 times and no cold air. Have followed the troubleshooting diagrams in the manuals but find no info on the condensor fan relays....they are hot to the touch and it appears now that the fan is not running. Checked the condensor fan fuse but no worries there. Do these relays go bad or is there any way to bench test these dogs??? What sage advice do you have to troubleshoot my AC system without going to the dealer and shooting them? Your advice would be greatly appreciated on the weak links in my AC system to focus my attention on. Thanks!
craig olofson <E-MAIL>
Chalfant, CA USA - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 08:54:20 (PDT)


nice site, it's folks like you that make this whole internet gig more of a tool and less of a toy!
craig olofson <E-MAIL>
Chalfant, CA USA - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 08:48:40 (PDT)


Sorry - meant to say "looking for 4Runner mechanic" in Marin County
John Pattillo <E-MAIL>
USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 16:37:51 (PDT)


I have a 1986 4-runner. The exhaust manifold is getting extremely hot although the engine is running cool. It has had a COMPLETE tune-up within the last month and I had a new timing chain installed recently. What might the problem be?
Darlene <E-MAIL>
Exeter, CA USA - Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 20:31:37 (PDT)


and i am having fue problems i tested my fuel pump and thats not it i also changed my fuel filter and it wont stay running. I start it and it starts right up but doesnt stay running it slowly dies out it gets fuel and pressure when you start it but than loses fuel. when starter fluid is sprayed into the engine it will stay running as long as you keep spraying the fluid but as soon as you stop than the truck will die out. does any one know of a way to test and see if your injectors are bad. or does anyone have any suggestions on what i should check next.
jason <E-MAIL>
henderson , nv USA - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 16:27:27 (PDT)


I have a 1992 4Runner coughing White Smoke...Any ideas? Over 150,000 miles. It appears when I stopped the engine, there was a water/anitifreeze(?) dripping from the muffler at the end and where it attached to the car?
TKK <E-MAIL>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 12:17:08 (PDT)


'99 4Runner - Engine is running rough and check engine light is on. The codes state the engine is running lean. I have replaced the O2 sensors and the fuel filter, but it is not getting better. What is next to check?
John <E-MAIL>
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 10:23:09 (PDT)


I have a 1986 4WD truck / 4 cyl. 22R engine / No fuel injection. It needs a timing chain. Is something I could do myself and if so are there any instructions available. I purchased the truck new in "86" and it has 216,000 on it. Any help is appreciated.
Vince <E-MAIL>
VA USA - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 08:13:01 (PDT)


I have a 1993 4-Runner with 55,000 miles. Recently a small red light on the left side of the instrument panel came on and it is staying ON. It is located on a 1"x2" panel just above the dash light dimmer knob. Does anyone know what this Red light indicates and how to turn it off?
chuck <E-MAIL>
dallas, tx USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 07:33:20 (PDT)


I have a 1993 4 runner, 136K miles, 3.0 L. It has recently developed an oil leak. The dealer said it was the rear main seal. A very expensive repair. They said about $700.oo. Another source suggested it is the top main manifold seal leaking and running down to make it appear that rear main seal is leaking. Does anyone have experience with this problem? Thanks
Joseph Greenbaum <E-MAIL>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 09:50:13 (PDT)


I have a 1990 4-runner. The tailgate is seized. How do i change the rear brake light bulbs since the lens screws access is when the tailgate is open. Do I get at the bulbs through the side inside panel and follow the wire to the bulbs.
jerry <E-MAIL>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 05:22:41 (PDT)


I have a 1990 4-runner. The tailgate is seized. How do i change the rear brake light bulbs since the lens screws access is when the tailgate is open. Do I get at the bulbs through the side inside panel and follow the wire to the bulbs.
jerry <E-MAIL>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 05:20:45 (PDT)


I have a 90 model toyota 4-Runner...with a V-6, 3VZ-E engine. I am trying to find my KNOCK SENSOR. Does anyone know where this sensor is located exactly?
Jason <E-MAIL>
Beaumont, tx USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 12:12:39 (PDT)


Well, i have a toyota Hilux Surf 1985 model, has about 120,000 kms on it and performs well. has an all original setup and still no problems. The only thing i need is a new stock dashboard and a new steering column along with a new gearbox. i just had it converted from a right hand to a lefthand drive vehicle. does anyone know where to find one regardless along with the shipping price?
Prince <E-MAIL>
Quezon City, Philippines - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 06:24:10 (PDT)


I know how to repair the automatic antenna. Please contact me for solutions.
Sun <E-MAIL>
San Diego, ca USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 19:30:41 (PDT)


My automatic antenna has gone out on my 4 runner. It sounds like the antenna motor runs, but it does not move the antenna either up or down. I can help it down. Anyhow, how do I access the antenna assembly, I was quoted $300 by the local Toyota dealer and I've gotta believe that I could do it myself. I just don't want to start ripping things apart if I don't know what I'm doing. Please let me know if I can access through wheel well or dash or under the hood. Thanks, Scott
Scott Howard <E-MAIL>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 14:06:54 (PDT)


hey all owners of the old 4runners. i kinda got a problem with my 1988 toyota 4runner with the 2.4L. every time i turn it on and back down the drive way it acts up and starts to shake and then goes dead. after ya get it running after about three minutes then it is fine until ya turn it off and leave it for some hours. then i have the same problem. anyone have a clue what maybe wrong? im thinking could it be spark plugs, battery or fuel filter? cuz i dunno so if anyone had that problem and know what it is email me back at navybro_2004@yahoo.com. any help is appreciated thanks.
mike <E-MAIL>
sf, sd USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 18:48:54 (PDT)


the wireing diagram so i can find out why my back window is not working because i have change the relay and brought a new switch
william <E-MAIL>
wahiawa, hi USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 19:04:10 (PDT)

Have you looked here: http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTricks/RearWindow.shtml#Troubleshooting


My 1995 4 Runner just blew a head gasket. Does anyone know if there was a recall for this?
B <E-MAIL>
CA USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 07:05:48 (PDT)


I have a 1999 LTD 4Runner and i thought about adding a 80watts Amplifier and a Bazooka(speaker).I'm just not sure if my 4Runner has a remote connection or if somebody could give me a wiring diagram on how to install the Apm & the Bazooka(speaker) it will help me alot and i surely appreciate it.
Elmer <E-MAIL>
Fremont, CA USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 02:21:34 (PDT)


weather. Replaced everything possible multiple times, and no improvement. The problem only occurs during very hot or humid weather. I only have 100,000 miles, and am getting to the poiint of thinking about dumping my truck becuase of this problem. Changed battery 3 times, starter 4 times, moved and disconnected alarm system, replaced battery cables. Not sure what else to do, short of putting the car out of its misery!
F.LeFavi <E-MAIL>
Rochester Hills , MI USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 11:04:11 (PDT)

When is "does not start" what is the issue? Starter not cranking, cranking but not firing, etc. You might have a look at the Factory Service Manual at http://www.net-impress.com/4runner/cd/


I have a 92 4Runner w/ 220,000 miles. I blew the engine this week. Does anyone know where to get a good rebuilt one or if it is even worth putting a new engine in?
Pam <E-MAIL>
Pacifica, CA USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 14:27:22 (PDT)

Find a local shop and have your existing engine rebuilt if its in otherwise good condition.


How do I turn off the "Maint" light after my oil is changed? I have a 2003 4Runner.
Frank Verrette <E-MAIL>
Holland, MI USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 06:30:12 (PDT)


hey i was just wondering i have an 87 toyota four runner efi and its been smoking really bad in the engine im not sure if its the oil leaking or an exhaust leak somewhere and it revs really high constantly if anyone has any suggestions please let me know asap
carly anderson <E-MAIL>
Bothell, wa USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 07:53:18 (PDT)


EITHER WAY A LOUD NOISE COMES FROM THE FRONT END, LIKE METAL AGAINST METAL, (LOUD CREEKING NOISE!) JUST WONDERING WHAT THIS IS, AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FIX IT. THANKS.
PETE SAMPSON <E-MAIL>
FT. CARSON, CO USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 08:38:06 (PDT)

See: http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/front_end/lube/


I HAVE A 1986 4 RUNNER AND CAN'T FIND WHERE THE FUEL FILTER IS... CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHERE TO FIND IT ,,, ITS A AUTOMATIC
JIMMY <E-MAIL>
CORSCIANA, TX USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 16:55:50 (PDT)

Its on the passenger side of the block, above the starter and to the rear of the oil fiter, remove the access panel in the wheel well.


Hi I have a 1987 toyota 2wd turbo truck!I am installing a 22RE out of a 1987 2wd truck!Every thing is going in great but on a 1987 22re truck the yellow o2 sensor wire is on the drivers side,In the 1987 turbo truck it is not located in the same area!Can I wire it strait in to the ecu from the o2 sensor??If so can someone tell me how or what to do.Thanks Brian
BRIAN ONGSTAD <E-MAIL>
lewiston, ID USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 22:32:30 (PDT)


Has anyone had a problem with code #P0120-Throttle position sensor circuit malfunction? I work as a technician at a Chevy dealership and I attempted to diag myself but the diagnostic flow chart left me only knowing my problem was intermittent. The check engine light comes on only if I wrap the engine to redline or hit the rev-limiter. If I start it up the light goes out on the third try. I beleive that if anything is wrong it is a faulty ECM. The ECM controls emission functions and is therefore under factory warranty until 80k miles but if my gut feeling is wrong then I am paying someone elso to diag the problem. I won't know until after it's done. If the ECM is faulty then there is no charge to me but if it is any thing else I will have to pay for the diagnosis and the part if I choose. By the way I have a 1998 4Runner with the 5VZFE engine 5 Sp. manual trans, locking diff, and every other option except power seats. all this on a "SR5" exterior. I plan on lifting the truck with the Old Man Emu setup(hd springs and medium shocks all around). Has anyone heard anything about this?
Dave Johnson <E-MAIL>
colorado springs , co USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 15:46:29 (PDT)


I have a friend who has a RARE 1991 Toyota 4Runner 2-DOOR. I heard that there weren't very many of these made, somewhere around 800-900. Could anybody please send me some information on this particular model? Again, it's a 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X4 2-DOOR
John E. K. Neilsen Jr. <E-MAIL>
Lake Elsinore, CA USA - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 10:05:39 (PDT)


Greetings to everyone. I have a 2001 4Runner and I would like to add running boards. How tough a job is this to do at home? Naturally the dealer suggests that I bring the vehicle in and let them do it. Does anyone have experience installing these themselves? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Sean
Sean <E-MAIL>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 16:53:02 (PDT)


Dash light on 1990 Forerunner went out, is there an easy way to repair. I refuse to take my car to Toyota, there rip-off artists.
Mike Pavlovsky <E-MAIL>
Hemet, CA USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 11:25:00 (PDT)


I wonder know if anyone has a manuel for the wiring on a Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X 1993, 2.4 diesel turbo. Also does anyone know what a code 12 is for the wiring codes. PLEASE EMAIL ME.
Chris <E-MAIL>
Ohau, New Zealand - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 22:39:34 (PDT)


I want to add remote entry to my 1994 4Runner that has pwr locks. what's the best way?
Rob <E-MAIL>
Southern, CA USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 22:19:07 (PDT)


The antenna on my 99 4runner no longer extends or retracts (except manually). The motor runs when the radio is turned on or off. The dealer wants about $275 to fix it. Is this a job that a driveway mechanic can do himself? If so, How does one go about it? Must the fender liner and trim be removed and do they go back on without too much trouble. Would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks, JCL
John C. Lievens <E-MAIL>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 14:16:41 (PDT)


144,000 miles.I had the head redone replaced all exhaust valves,Replaced timming chain and found that the turbo had the exhaust camber and waste gate burnt and was not sealing.I had the turbo rebuilt by A-1 Turbo.My problem is that it dosen't have the power it should at low RPM's.Top speed is 70 mile ahour. The turbo is getting RED hot. My timming is at stock Idle 5BTDC and at 2000 rpm's is about 13BTDC.I thought that it may had a exhaust pluged but I removed the cat and drove it with a open pipe and it don't make a difference. Thanks Very Much for any HELP.. Mark..
Mark Blenderman <E-MAIL>
Phelan, ca USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 12:36:31 (PDT)


I HAVE A 1988 AND 1991 4RUNNER.THE 88 HAS A CHEVY 350 WITH 350 HORSE POWER.DANA 44 AXELS,ITS MY ROCK HOPPER.THE 91 HAS A 3.0 V6.I PUT A 50 THOUSAND VOLT COIL PACK,QUAD FIRE PLUGS,AND A K.N.FILTER CHARGER KIT.I ALSO TWEKED ON THE TIMING BY MOVEING THE DISTRIBUTOR A LITTLE.THE RUSULTS WERE KICK ASS.I LOVE MY 4RUNNERS.IM HOPEING THAT IN TIME I CAN GET ME A LAND CRUSER.
Bryan <E-MAIL>
MARION, NC USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 02:27:55 (PDT)


on a 1995 4 Runner , A/T, is there any lift kits for these available? body lift? I heard there was one available but cant find it..........please help!!
philip doles <E-MAIL>
seattle, wa USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 05:04:56 (PDT)

Reply: Did you look here?


Engine rattle noise and looking for seat covers I have A 90 4-Runner- automatic tranny ,and just had a new out of crate Toyota short block installed (2.4,4cyl.)The truck runs great with the exeception of a rattle or ticking noise coming from the engine when under load(eg.going uphill or when accelerating) I thought it may be Timing chain guides but with new short block it comes with the new chain, gears,and metal guides .The other thing I was thinking about was that the computer is not advancing the spark timing to the distributor.(Is there a KNOCK SENSOR?) Any body else have this problem and what is the fix? Also the drivers seat is worn out and Toyota no longer supplies the seat covers, the rest of the upholstery is in great shape. anybody know where to get OEM seat covers (Light Blue colour) Thanks any info may help ART--,Surrey ,B.C. CANADA
Art <E-MAIL>
Surrey, B.C. CANADA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 21:36:37 (PDT)


Engine rattle noise and looking for seat covers I have A 90 4-Runner ,and just had a new out of crate Toyota short block installed (2.4,4cyl.)The truck runs great with the exeception of a rattle or ticking noise coming from the engine when under load(eg.going uphill or when accelerating) I thought it may be Timing chain guides but with new short block it comes with the new chain, gears,and metal guides .The other thing I was thinking about was that the computer is not advancing the spark timing to the distributor. Any body else have this problem and what is the fix? Also the drivers seat is worn out and Toyota no longer supplies the seat covers, the rest of the upholstery is in great shape. anybody know where to get OEM seat covers (Light Blue colour) Thanks any info may help ART--,Surrey ,B.C. CANADA
Art <E-MAIL>
Surrey, B.C. CANADA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 21:31:00 (PDT)


I suggest you all post to rec.auto.4x4 or alt.autos.toyota; trusty Roger will respond to all the tought questions!
Thor <E-MAIL>
AUS - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 02:05:55 (PDT)


G'day from Down Under. I own a Toyota SR5 3 litre Turbo Diesel Dual Cab. A great site for some great information and some not so. Keep up the good work fellas.
Wayne <E-MAIL>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 00:10:01 (PDT)


22r. the problem is that it takes a while after it warms up to move faster. Is it the engine or the transmission. I can push in the clutch and the engine can be revved up faster but for some reason the speed is very slow no matter how far the gas pedal is depressed. Any suggestions? Plus I need parts for the front of the truck. such as grill, bumber, signal light Etc... Thanks Jim
Jim Ross <E-MAIL>
Phoenix, az USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:06:37 (PDT)


I was wondering does any body where i could find a back door for a 1985 Toyota 4Runner Automatic? If so PLEASE!!! Email me
Brandon <E-MAIL>
Lynwood, CA USA - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 15:44:28 (PDT)


I am looking for an owner's manual for a 98 Toyota 4runner. Anyone know where I can get one?
Lori Strayer <E-MAIL>
Red Lion, pa USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 12:14:13 (PDT)


i am looking for a complete engine manual for the toyota 2lt engine, i bought a toyota hilux surf, and facing problemas with the electronic/vacuum system.
g.schofield <E-MAIL>
santiago, chile - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 06:11:36 (PDT)


I HAVE A 93 TOYOTA 4X4 DLX. NICE CONDITION , I AM THE ONLY OWNER. CAME WITH 31X10.5 TIRES AND RIMS. WANT TO PUT FACTORY SR-5 FACTORY RIMS ON. THEY WILL FIT BUT I HAVE MANUAL HUBS TRYING TO FIND CAPS TO FIT OVER THE LOCKOUT OR MODIFY ONE TO FIT AS IN CUT THE CENTER OUT TO FIT. THIS IS A PICKUP BUT RUNNING OUT OF PEOPLE TO ASK. NOBODY SEEMS TO HAVE AN ANSWER.
WILLIAM BARRY <E-MAIL>
WATERLOO, IA USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 21:49:29 (PDT)


93 SR5 manual shift, back window stopped going up from the inside toggle. Now it's not going down. Both will work w/key in tailgate, but not inside. Could it be a switch????? H E L P M E P L E A S E.......
Kim <E-MAIL>
Ravensdale, WA USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 21:19:54 (PDT)


i bought a 1992 toyota 4runner suv and i wanted to change the back light the one thats in the trunk how do you call it and where can i buy it at thanx its the one thats attach to the back of the car where you put the lisens plate i want to buy the whole part if you know the name of that part plz reply ................................................................
manuel <E-MAIL>
USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 20:18:13 (PDT)


i bought a 1992 toyota 4runner suv and i wanted to change the back light the one thats in the trunk how do you call it and where can i buy it at thanx its the one thats attach to the back of the car where you put the lisens plate
manuel <E-MAIL>
USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 20:16:56 (PDT)


Recently Purchased a 95 4Runner Limited. I love it, however the stock rebuilt 3.0 liter engine with 10K miles sounds like hell, clicking and weezing and no power. I am looking for a good performance shop to take it to in the Seattle area that can fix and mod for me. Any Suggestions on a shop and what mods I should do? Thanks.
the00flaw <E-MAIL>
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 13:06:48 (PDT)


Hello! Enjoyed your site very much! Greetings from Germany
tom <E-MAIL>
DE - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 02:27:48 (PDT)


I have a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner and was curious about a problem that others may face. The problem is the spare tire. I recently purchased 3 new tires and put the spare tire (never been used)on to complete the set. That spare tire could not be balanced due to Toyota over-tightening the tire to the frame and causing the side-wall of tire to be damaged. I would appreciate any feedback about this concern. Thanks.
Paul Chilton <E-MAIL>
Lexington, Ky USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 13:44:42 (PDT)


Any idea's where the 2.4 turbo diesel SSR Surf(4 Runner) was manufactured. I have one which is imported to South Africa. No 4 Runner version is made here. Why..Is beyond me, people love them. Anyone know where this version comes from ?
Tony Drysdale <E-MAIL>
Richards Bay, South Africa - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 13:24:42 (PDT)


I have a mint 91 SR5 Runner. I want to upgrade the factory stereo tape player and want to use Toyota OEM equipment. I'd like to stay with 4 speakers, add a new head unit w/tape, cd and amp. Can anyone tell me what is compatable? Better yet, what is not. I've been on e-bay and have found many to choose from, but I wanna make sure that what I buy will work in by double din space. Anyone been through this?
Sean Ward <E-MAIL>
Omaha, NE USA - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 18:57:47 (PDT)


My dog chewed up the inside driver's side door panel of my 98 4runner. Also the seat belt. Any ideas on where I can get the replacement belt and panel for cheap would be appreciated.
kim <E-MAIL>
santa fe, nm USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 20:17:35 (PDT)


91 BRUSHGUARD (wraparound) for sale - black, all hardware and brackets! $300 perfect shape
Kim <E-MAIL>
Ravensdale, WA USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 14:49:32 (PDT)


Hi, I have a '94 4Runner (series two, 6 cylinder), with 95K and the automatic transmission fluid temperature (ATF) light comes on after about an hour of cruising at highway speeds (have seen this problem described here and at other sites). When the A340H transmission overheats it also seeps a small amount of transmission fluid from the front seal and I check and replenish fluid if needed.....(seals and 'O' rings probably going bad from being cooked!) It stays off when cruising at 65 mph or less (which is my current habit), and there is no noticable leakage. The transmission doesn't seem to slip. I have decided to add an auxiliary transmission cooler inside the front engine guard panel underneath the front end, where there is a series of louvers to provide air flow. There is no room to install a proper auxiliary cooler in front of the radiator in this particular series of 4Runner due to the location of the radiator for the AC in front of the engine radiator. The dealers seem to be clueless as to why this type of problem should occur in a vehicle that is not being used for offroading or towing. Various theories have come to mind but they are only theories because there is NO INFORMATION available online or at the dealer regarding this not-uncommon-problem. (Theories: Worn transmission, blocked coolant pathway, loss of cooling efficiency due to deteriorating 'O' rings and seals, slippage at higher speeds generating excess heat, overshifting due to defective speed control sensor) My hope is that adding the auxiliary cooler will help postpone having to replace the transmission for a while.
Matt <E-MAIL>
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 23:23:20 (PDT)


I have a 86 4runner. I believe the timing chain is loose and rubbing against the block, as there is a popcorn like sound coming from the front of the block. Anyway, I want to remove the timing chain cover to check it out, but it looks as though I may have to crack the head to do so. Anybody have any advice. I want to get a look, but do not want to deal with cracking the head... Thanks
Bryan <E-MAIL>
Valencia, ca USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:38:29 (PDT)


dealer says 2.1 qts. I drained out over 5 qts, Now have replaced with 5 qts. still shows low. Dealer says I have already overfilled, but dipstick shows low end of cool when engine is at operating temp. Should I continue to add till dipstick shows full when hot??
Dennis Finley <E-MAIL>
Myrtle Beach, sc USA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 04:47:43 (PDT)


My ’93 4runner SR5 with 157,000 miles. The automatic transmission will intermittently disconnect from the drivetrain, as if it were a manual trans, and I put my foot on the clutch while driving down the highway. At the same time the speedometer goes to zero while I am coasting. Usually putting it into 4wd will correct the problem, and then It goes away sometimes for months at a time. Has anyone had a similar experience? And if so what was the fix?
Steve <E-MAIL>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 19:22:48 (PDT)


I have a 1994 4runner and am about to hook up my trailer wiring for my recently purchased tent trailer. I was wondering if I have to go buy this kit or can I just hook up the corresponding wire colors from underneath the truck. I bought a 4 wire plug(green,brown,white and yellow) and was hoping to just splice them in with the existing colors found in the harness of wires underneath. Just looking for a little advice. Thanks
RP <E-MAIL>
Nelson, bc CANADA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 13:53:44 (PDT)


I have a 1990 4Runner. Problem: the sunroof quit working. The motor turns but the sunroof doesn't go anywhere. I can't find a manual on how to do the repairs and I can't figure out how to remove the headliner or whatever to get to the tracks. Help!!!!!
Paul <E-MAIL>
Bakersfield, Ca USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 21:17:08 (PDT)


A rew days ago I posted an entry about my 1990 4Runner running poorly after noticing several other similar entries from Canadian owners. The dealership finally found the problem - two wires were shorting out in a wire harness along the passenger side of the truck. After a year (and lots of expensive repairs), the problem was only a wire! At least I can keep the vehicle, because I was going to go in and ask for a trade-in today! God answers prayers, but in His own time!
Ryan Hall <E-MAIL>
SK Canada - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 19:31:28 (PDT)


Hello..great site ! Does anyone know where I can get a tailgate for a '94 ? $700+ for an OEM...ouch ! Aftermarket ??.... Thanks !!
Jeff Dunphy <E-MAIL>
Solon, oh USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 09:59:39 (PDT)


I purchased a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 (4x4) in August 2002 from Nye Toyota of Anchorage, Alaska, and I have brought the SUV in for maintenance four times in 6 months because of a cycling “chirping noise” in the engine compartment. The last time I brought the car in, the maintenance technician, Heath from Nye Toyota, told me it was the relay box in the front right of the engine compartment and there is nothing he can do to prevent or deaden the “chirping noise.” He said he called the national technical support line and noted that numerous cases were documented, but everything the technicians tried could not deaden or prevent the “chirping noise.” The details of the “chirping noise” are it sounds like something is cycling on and off, and the “chirping noise” starts at the end of the cycling. It almost sounds like whatever is cycling is trying to trigger the horn. It does not matter what speed the car is traveling, or what controls (brakes, a/c, defroster, steering wheel hardover, etc) are engaged, the cycling still happens and the “chirping noise” still sounds. Anyone else have this problem?
Mike <E-MAIL>
Anchorage, AK USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 21:26:17 (PDT)


I upgraded my system and have a stereo amplifier that came out of a 1999 runner. Works great. Anybody need an amp? I think they are about $250 from the dealer. I will take $50. CAn send you thepart number and pictures.
casey <E-MAIL>
monore, nc USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 12:24:29 (PDT)


Two things........the check engine light came on in my 1999 runner limited. runs great but was wondering what I should do. dealer or just try to reset it myself? Also, the CD player now spits the CDs back out after I insert them. Dirty player or a serious problem? thanks in advance for the replies........
casey <E-MAIL>
monore, nc USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 12:22:18 (PDT)


1995 Toyota Forerunner 3.0 ,still running strong with 140,000 miles. No major problems ,had to replace bearings in a rear hub,was making a bumping noise. Stay away from those high power Platinum plugs with 4 endings. Stick to single end platinum plugs. I had major problems with the wires burning up with the 4 end platinum plugs. Well happy forerunning peace out!
chris davis <E-MAIL>
brandon , FL USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 06:03:56 (PDT)


I am getting my baby, 4 runner that is, at the end of the week. The papers are not signed yet, any advice for things to look at/ have checked? It is a 96 SR5 with 90k. I was looking online to see if there were any issues with that year - thanks!
C White <E-MAIL>
Corvallis, OR USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 00:23:09 (PDT)


1990 4Runner - A year ago, I noticed an occaisional jerk as I drove on the highway. Over the months, the jerking became more frequent (but still totally random) so I took it to the shop. Since then, it has gotten worse. Now it jerks a lot, sometimes lightly and sometimes drastically (like you might get whiplash), and at times it loses power so that I can't drive in 5th gear, and the rpms go down to 500.I've replaced the plugs, cap, rotor and wires, fuel pump and fuel injectors. They checked the fuel pressure, ignition coil, pickup coil, compression, ignition coil, air flow meter, engine control module, engine harness, EFI main relay and sensors, ECM connectors, etc. It seems like it must be a short or something, but the dealership doesn't seem to want to do the work necessary to find it. Does anyone have any ideas of what might be causing my problems?
Ryan Hall <E-MAIL>
SK Canada - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 20:51:10 (PDT)


HEY I HAVE A 1986 TOYOTA 4RUNNER AND I HAVE A LITTLE PROBLEM AND WAS WONDERING IF ANY OF YOU HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM OR KNOW WHAT TO DO TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. THE PCV VALVE BROKE ON THE VALVE COVER AND NOW THERE IS OIL SOMEHOW IN THE AIR INTAKE CHAMBER? AND WHEN EVER I REV THE MOTOR THE DIP STICK FOR THE OIL BLOWS UP AND OUT OF ITS HOLE OR PLACE. I HAVE NOW FIXED THE PCV VALVE ON THE COVER AND THE DIP STICK STILL POPS UP when i rev the motor? WE CHECKED THE AIR INTAKE HOSES AND FOUND THAT ONE OF THEM WAS BLOCKED UP. THIS WAS RUNNING FROM THE AIR INTAKE CHAMBER TO THE POWER STEARING PUMP RIGHT UNDER THE DISTRIBUTOR. WE STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT WRONG AND WAS LOOKING ON THE INTERNET FOR SOME HELP BUT NONE FOUND. I HOPE ONE OF YOU WILL KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND HELP ME OUT HERE. THANX FOR READING AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. THANX AGAIN SEAN
Sean <E-MAIL>
Reynoldsburg, oh USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 18:25:56 (PDT)


Great site. Loads of info. I have a 1992 2.4 Turbo Diesel Surf (4 Runner). Trying to get data on this..Help !
Tony Drysdale <E-MAIL>
Richards Bay, kzn South Africa - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 08:41:05 (PDT)


I have a 1994 4-Runner and don't have a manual. Can someone Please tell me how to remove the spare tire from underneath the backside? Thanks for your help.
Parker <E-MAIL>
Kenner, La USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 21:43:19 (PDT)


93 SR5 4-runner V-6 and its really making me pissed off. I think Downey offers something but Im looking around for the best kind. does anyone have a clue where some are hiding. Ive looked everywhere. I also have a whole 1990 4x4 toy pickup for parts..anyone interested email me thanks!
aaron strom <E-MAIL>
corvallis, Oregon USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 13:17:42 (PDT)


Hello My 94 4runner leaked coolant from the rear heater. has anyone had this happen? Can I fix it? Should I just disconect rear collant lines? Any help greatly appreciated..
Bradley <bradmark@optonline.net>
North haledon, N USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 18:44:20 (PDT)


My cruise control doesn't work that well on my 95 4runner. It does work, but it always downshifts from Overdrive to 3rd gear (automatic) I go up little hills and it does that, and sometime it downshifts when I am going on flat land. What is the problem? Can it be fixed, thanks
Warren Cole <desperado4_7@hotmail.com>
Dayton, TN USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 16:59:11 (PDT)


I took my 95 4runner 3.0v6 to a dealer because of a "chugging" a idle and because it was just generally not running the same as it used to. My gas mileage has gotten considerably worse recently also with loss of power. The dealer told me my head gasket was cracked and that coolan and oil were in the engine. $1500! I took it to another shop where they hooked it up to a diagnosticcomputer and codes 24 and 25 came up.. They pressure tested itand came up with a bad ECM and O2 sensor. Who should I believe? I don't want to end up repairing all three if it's not the right fix. Thanks for any help.
Jon Molstad <jmolstad1@hotmail.com>
Tempe, AZ USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 12:35:26 (PDT)


Im looking for a wireing diagram for a eighty series land cruiser to hook spot lights up my self can you help ?
graham burgoyne <burgs @power up .co,.au>
brisbane, qld australia - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 23:41:51 (PDT)


Hi, I have a '93 4runner I'm trying to find a wrap around brush guard for (hopefully with light guards) and am coming up empty. Anybody know of a source? Thanks in advance.
Daniel Ostrander <dostrander@emc-inc.com>
Ventura, CA USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 14:35:00 (PST)


hello, re:98 4runner:plugs are recessed thru valve cover.how does one remove the ignition coils from the valve cover?is it screwed in place or just pulled out? thanks for your help.
p.j.peter <lorpet 1@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 13:15:36 (PST)


I have a 95 4Runner, 4WD. On hard braking I have been hearing a heavy 'thunk' in the front end. It sounds like metal hitting metal. I took it to a shop that says that the control arms are loose and causing the problem. Does this sound correct ?
Newth Morris <newth.morris@telogis.com>
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 12:35:33 (PST)


Any comments will help. I have an '87 4runner. The rear window seems like it has a mind of it's own. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. As long as I didn't lower the rear gate it seemed like it was working fine, then one day it just quit. When I press the window down switch it clicks so i think i'm getting power to it, not sure though. Maybe switch, relay, motor? Anything helps. Go Toyota!
Scott <sdhalley@yahoo.com>
San Diego, Ca USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 12:25:09 (PST)


Best Price on a TRD Supercharger that I have found is $1999.00. This can be found at www.4toyotaparts.com. They are a toyota dealer, southcoast toyota in costa mesa, CA. I am not sure if it is worth it, TRD told me the supercharger would only shave a second off my 0 to 60 time. My 4runner is slow now (9.6 sec to 60), but one second does not seem worth the investment to me. Also, I can't find a dealer near me in Cincinnati that has experience installing these. One dealer told me it would not work (TRD told me it would). I have received quotes of $417 to $576 to install it. Personally I was hoping for better performance. It looks like this works better in a Tacoma than a 4runner. I would love some feed back on this. Thanks. Guy
Guy <gbradley@oncall-llc.com>
Oh USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 08:53:42 (PST)


Best Price on a TRD Supercharger that I have found is $1999.00. This can be found at www.4toyotaparts.com. They are a toyota dealer, southcoast toyota in costa mesa, CA. I am not sure if it is worth it, TRD told me the supercharger would only shave a second off my 0 to 60 time. My 4runner is slow now (9.6 sec to 60), but one second does not seem worth the investment to me. Also, I can't find a dealer near me in Cincinnati that has experience installing these. One dealer told me it would not work (TRD told me it would). I have received quotes of $417 to $576 to install it. Personally I was hoping for better performance. It looks like this works better in a Tacoma than a 4runner. I would love some feed back on this. Thanks. Guy
Guy <gbradley@oncall-llc.com>
Oh USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 08:53:37 (PST)


What's the real skinny on the TRD Superchargers? Are they worth the money? Also, I see prices all over the board. Is there one cheapest source for them? Dave
Dave <dmills@austin.rr.com>
Austin, tx USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 18:36:45 (PST)


I am thinking about adding a TRD supercharger to my '96 4runner limited. Has anyone done this? If so what kind of performance can I expect (0 to 60)? Thanks, Guy
GUy <gbradley@oncall-llc.com>
OH USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 08:13:33 (PST)


Ok several suggestions to look at. The noise up front could be anything. Auto locking hubs lead to whirring, clicking and scraping sounds when they wear out. I replaced mine on 85sr5 with used hubs from junkyard. Now on 86 and on there is a different front non solid axle suspension. Was told by suspension ppl that the turning knukles have some sort of large brass insert that wears out commonly. Check ALL DATA a database at your local library. Must go there to look at it assuming they have it. OR pay money to www.alldata.com for more info on various TBO? something orders. Gives good service info. Also could be front drive line or low fluids. My solid axle front end can leak down to bone dry thru the inner axle seals which have been replaced too. But the sealing surface sometimes just never seems to work as good as when it was brand new so oil gets past seal into the turning knuckles and some grease into carrier from turning knuckles it seemed in past. Could be ujoint. with front wheels in air try spinning it with it in and out of 4xheel drive. Also these oil temp lights and the like (presure sensor and oxygen sensor ) may have some different types of grounding from what I have read somehwere. Specifically a difference in the purpose by design of the bimetalic wire around it. Some may not supposed to be grounded and some are. Bi metalic wire covers it and if broken in some cases may lead to a false reading or not functioning properly or read by the computer correctly. Third major problem with all 22R and 22RE motors is they ultimately tend to blow a head gasket releasing combustion pressure into the coolant passages. Often blowing the radiator seam at top if old radiator.
toyotaguy <toyotaguy@nowhere.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 12:32:59 (PST)


Hello everybody.I have just been cruising the internet looking for a site that might be able to help me with a problem that I have.....hopefully! I recently bought a 1990 toyota 4Runner with the 2 litre petrol/5-speed manual setup (rare combination) with only 30,000 miles on the clock. Thats right, 1990 - 30,000 miles!!! Anyway, it has developed an unusual noise that I hope someone out there can help with. When in 2WD and warmed up, there is a frequent but random, loud squeeking noise. It sounds like its coming from around the front wheel area and sounds like its from something thats spinning. I thought that it might be wheel bearings but sometimes it wont do it for a good few miles and then goes beserk! and I assume that if it was bearings that it would be constant. It is becoming so loud that it makes peoples heads turn in fright!!! The funny thing is that when I switch it to 4WD (via ADD) the noise will stop within 15 seconds and wont return until it has been switched back to 2WD and driven a few miles down the road. Any thoughts or helpful advice would be greatly appriciated. Cheers.
Glenn Clarkson <apexpublishers@hotmail.com>
Wellington, New Zealand - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 01:43:35 (PST)


I am looking for a used toyota tacoma Can-back!!! I am in great need of one and can not afford a new one!!!! Please get in touch with me!!! My # (704)376-7683 and my email is heinnikan@aol.com. Thanks Jake Heinz
Jacob Heinz <heinnikan@aol.com>
Charlotte , NC USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 23:27:05 (PST)


I have a 1993 Toyota 4Runner. I love my 4Runner, but I have also put alot of $$$$ into it to keep it running good. I have this problem which no mechanic can seem to find. I will be driving for awhile and then every so often, the A/T Oil Temp comes on (located on the instrument panel). I used to be able to just turn it off then start it up again and the light would go off, but today it wouldn't go off once it came on. I checked the fluid...looked low, but I just had it all serviced about 2 months ago. (fluids changed and filter and transfer and differential as well). I drive a great distance each day in my Toyota and I am really concerned that this could be serious. Any ideas? I notice it is happening more frequently as well. I could use as much help/advice her as possible. This is a tough one. Thanks! Kathy
Kathy <kathyzd2@earthlink.net>
Frostburg, MD USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 17:48:33 (PST)


Suburban and GMC Jimmy I previously owned - solid ! I need to replace the tail-light assembly. Can anyone walk me through the process? Thanks .
Bob Kline <rkline47@comcast.net>
Steelton, PA USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 18:50:48 (PST)


Since GPS is so helpful for navigation I'd like to see articles about it on your site and I know others would too. -- your pals at www.mightygps.com
Dave
USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 20:32:16 (PST)


I'm responding to "Wendy" who posted this: "I own a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 V6, manual. I am hearing a hideous noise coming from my front right wheel...but only when my truck is cold (note I live in Canada). Whenever it warms up I never hear it. I suspect the bearing might be going. What can I expect this to cost, how can I save on costs? (not mechanically inclined myself)" (I tried to email Wendy, but it just bounces. even with the NOSPAM removed from her address.) I found your complaint while trying to find anyone with experience with a similar noise in my ’87 SR5 4-cyl manual truck. I bought it used recently. It was very clean, but I have no idea whether the service was done on it. Now at 88,000 miles I am experiencing a wheeze or whine from the right front wheel area in cold weather. The noise was so scary that I thought it had to be something major, so I sidelined the truck. I suspected a wheel bearing, but when I pulled it apart, it all looked fine. I put it back together. I checked the oil in the transfer case, and it was just a little low, not enough to be a problem, (I think). It is still sitting there in the drive. I searched a bunch of websites with car complaints, histories, etc. I found your complaint, and two others: One reference to a scary noise was a guy who says he had to replace the speedometer cable to get rid of a loud squeak, and that the replacement cable is now starting to do the same thing (and that he has heard of the problem from about 5 others!), the other reference was to a worn timing chain that eventually wore through an aluminum chain case, caused his coolant to go into the crankcase, and the engine to burn out. So, check the speedometer cable, or disconnect it on a cold day, and see if it stops the noise. I haven’t tried that yet, but I will. Let me know if you hear anything else, or find a cure. I will do the same. Also, I’m going to see if I can check on the timing chain tension. However, I like the speedo idea. Mine did sound like the right front wheel area, though. And it comes and goes, without any action on my part. And it seems to only happen in the cold ~0C, or so.
Joel <j.self@hauserlabs.com>
Boulder, co USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 14:19:02 (PST)


Need a 22 r engine for a 86 toyota 4x4. Please let me know.
Lee <LeeSells4u@aol.com>
Oceanside, CA` USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 13:23:40 (PST)


I love my '98 4Runner but everytime the clutch is engaged it makes a "blood-curdling" noise. The "knuckleheads" at Thousand Oaks Toyota (in So. California) told me it is routine to have it service every 30,000 miles. Is this true???
Jack Kinman <jack.kinman@nick.com>
Burbank, CA USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 18:41:46 (PST)


Does anyone know where I can find a bikini top for my '87 4Runner? I would REALLY appreciate any info!
Alan <Traumahwk232@hotmail.com>
Birmingham, Al USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 17:16:34 (PST)


I have a 1998 4Runner with 65k miles. Recently when I turn the key, it just clicks. Usually after a few clicks it does start. I thought that it might be a battery problem but a new battery didn't change the problem. Can anyone help?
Clay Campbell <swimguy02@yahoo.com>
CO USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 17:04:40 (PST)


I have a 1991 Forerunner and I have gone everywhere in it! its fantastic.
Tracy_lee <flort@networkwa.com>
WA Australia - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 02:02:53 (PST)


Ihave an 85 2.4l diesel 4 runner that has 195,000 km on the clock and it is blowing a bit of black smoke going under load up hills. Is this a major prob? Is it just the injectors that need servicing/replacing or is it the injector pump? Is this an expensive venture to have repaired?
Ian Wallace <iwallace@iprimus.com.au>
Daylesford, VIC Australia - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 08:47:30 (PST)


Hi all, I have just bought an 85 4Runner 2.4 diesel with only 190,000km on the clock for $5,500 Aus. Fantastic truck but I dont have a manual. I am wondering if the rear window can be closed via the key slot on the rear tailgate. I can open the window using this keyslot but it doesn't close with it. Is it a fault or can you only close the window from the button in the cabin? Cheers Ian Wallace
Ian Wallace <iwallace@iprimus.com.au>
Daylesford, VIC Australia - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 22:38:46 (PST)


HI. I purchased a 1985 4runner 2.4 disel non turbo about a year ago for $4200 Aus with 366,000km on the clock, still runns fairly well and is in good alround condition. However the engine is a getting a bit slugish so Irecently bought a 1991 2.4l torbo disel does any one have any helpful tips for me when i put it in. ie do I need biger radiator new change over box and does the fly wheel line up from a 2l to a 2lt motor any advice would be great. ps 4runner drivers keep on running.
TRISTAN HAYES <desmondh@ozemail.com.au>
ADELAIDE, S.A AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 02:53:35 (PST)


I own a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 V6, manual. I am hearing a hideous noise coming from my front right wheel...but only when my truck is cold (note I live in Canada). Whenever it warms up I never hear it. I suspect the bearing might be going. What can I expect this to cost, how can I save on costs? (not mechanically inclined myself)
wendy <wlgermaniuk@celanese.com>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 13:51:50 (PST)


The power antenna on my '96 4Runner has gone out. In the past, I have repaired an antenna on a Camry by going into the trunk. Do I remove the inner fender panel on the 4Runner? Anything crucial that I need to know?
Bob <rldupree@yahoo.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 10:34:04 (PST)


HEY AGAIN ALL YA 4RUNNER FOOLS THAT NO WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!! LAST ENTRY I PUT IN WAS I BELIEVE IN NOVEMBER 2002. ANYWAYS I JUST HIT 245,000 MILES!!! DID I EVER MENTION THIS SUV IS DEPENDABLE? YEAH I THINK I DID PLENTY OF TIMES AND I THINK YA ALL THAT OWN A 4RUNNER KNOW WHY. OF COURSE YA DO 4RUNNERS ARE DA BOMB!!! GO TOYOTA!! GO TOYOTA OR GO HOME!! 4RUNNER LEADING THE PAC!!! JUST A REMINDER I AINT A SALEMAN FOR TOYOTA IM JUST A PROUD CUSTOMER. IF YA EVER IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND FILLING UP ON GAS YA MIGHT RUN INTO ME, THAT IS IF YA DRIVING A TOYOTA. I TALK WITH EVERY TOYOTA GUY THERE AND NO ONE HAS EVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THEIRS. HEY WHAT CAN I SAY EXCEPT TOYOTA KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND TOYOTA IS DEFINETLY BAD TO THE BONE!!!!!!!!
mike <navybro@msn.com>
sioux falls, sd USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 08:14:56 (PST)


How in the world do I get the right side mirror off of a 2001 runner? It has the three bults that you can get to from the inside of the door then there is a screw that looks unaccessable from anywere. Any help? Thanks
David Eberting <freakingenius74@hotmail.com>
Provo, ut USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 00:10:02 (PST)


rim/wheel. Came with no lug nut key. How do I find the one that fits or how do I take these off?
casey <ccarver@cmpd.org>
m, nc USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 12:46:43 (PST)


98 4 Runnner V6. Having an engine light come on and off. The only connection that I can find is it seems to happen when the gas gets below half a tank. Upon filling up it goes off. Is this just a coincidence, or is it a fuel filter problem? Truck runs great but the engine light is always in the back of my mind. Any suggestions?
Steve <stevow77@hotmail.com>
Bath, Me USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 22:34:33 (PST)


I have a 1999 4-runner. I have a horrible odor that I think is coming from a blown head gasket. There is also some clanking noise that is coming from the engine. Anyone heard of this or seen anything about a recall?
mark <mwade@netsec.net>
fairfax, va USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 07:59:29 (PST)


i have a 1990 toyota sr5 4 runner my problem is that i have to use at least 2 cans of either to get it started every now and then especially in very cold weather is this a fuel filter problem or a fuel pressure problem
derek <dm159@hotmail.com>
london, canada - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 09:30:26 (PST)


Excellent site,well done!My dillema is that the clutch on my 3VZ-E has been slipping for a couple of months.The after maket clutch kit is $250AUD the average quote to replace it is $500AUD!!Does anyone know where I can get a manual or just the clutch-replacement notes/dia to fix my wagon?Would greatly appreciate any comments.Cheers.
Max <maxkofe@bigpond.com>
maroochydore, qld aus - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 16:48:14 (PST)


I need a transmission for 87 toyota 4x4 van automatic with push button overdrive. you can call me at 892-2554 or email me. my nameis on my email.
TOMY <Tomy_buskirk@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 16:20:55 (PST)


I have seen many posts looking for parts and accesories for Toyota 4-Runners. One place you may find useful when looking for what you need is the Ebay Auction. Go to ebay.com and type in "4runner". Tons of stuff is available. I have bought several things for my 99 Limited. No, I am not affiliated with ebay, just passing on some good advice.
casey <ccarver@cmpd.org>
Monroe, nc USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 08:32:26 (PST)


Just bought a 99 Toyota Limited. Antenna has been broken off. Do I need to replace the entire unit or just the antenna itself? Where can I get Toyota parts without paying dealer prices?
casey <ccarver@cmpd.org>
Monroe, nc USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 08:13:52 (PST)


HEY ITS ME AGAIN... 94 4RUNNER AUTOMATIC, WHEN DO I USE OVERDRIVE..I HAVE HEARD EVERY ANSWER IN THE BOOK!!! AGAIN EXPETS LET ME KNOW
GEEyoonITT <GEEyoonITT@aol.com>
Ogden`, UT USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 12:48:54 (PST)


HEY I JUST BOUGHT A '94 4RUNNER AND I WAS JUST WONDERING ABOUT SUPERCHARGING IT? ANY REGRETS OR COMPLICATIONS? AND ALSO I WANT TO KNOW THE BEST 4" LIFT FOR A RUNNER. ALL EXPERTS OUT THERE, LET ME KNOW
GEEyoonITT <GEEyoonITT@aol.com>
Ogden`, UT USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 12:46:48 (PST)


Need a source for rear quarters any options out there? Thanks
Amos <mdamos@reach.net>
Brighton, On Canada - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 18:53:11 (PST)


HI THERE EVERY ONE, I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A 1998 TOYOTA HILUX SURF 3000CC DIESEL TURBO WITH INTERCOOLER FORM JAPAN AND THE OD/OFF DASH BOARD LIGHT FLASHES WHEN IN OVERDRIVE POSITION. OVERDIVE SWITCH ON GEAR STICK WORKS, BUT WHEN IN OVERDRIVE IT WORKS EXCEPT FOR THE OD/OFF DASH LIGHT WHICH FLASHES ON AND OFF.CAN SOMEONE ASSIST ME TO KNOW IF IT IS NORMAL.THANKS BARRY.
BARRY WHITE <reliabletools@candw.lc>
USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 17:26:18 (PST)


Nice site. I've been gutting my 4Runner like a mullet and will probably have questions about sound installations, suspension etc.
Brian Galt <galtpix@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 14:32:58 (PST)


Just bought a 1987 SR5 4Runner in good condition (looks and runs great-thus far. My question is on engine rattle on high rpm in gear(low rpm in neutral)and low brake pedal. Yes it is high mileage I realize I'll have to do some work but need info.
Kurt <Raff1ut@msn.com>
salt Lake City, UT USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 11:32:56 (PST)


just purchased a 86 4runner sr5 turbo from the orignal owner.104,000 mile, 1st toyota for me. Truck has everything linited model. Any advice on service, fluid changes,trans(auto), diff. 4x4, transfer case, oil-mobil-1 ? How about the turbo ive heard bad things , short lived and $$$. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks, Charlie
Charlie Schuster <ceschu@socket.net>
truxton, mo USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 08:17:34 (PST)


I'm about to buy a front EZ locker for my IFS pick-up. I prefer the more expensive ARB or Detroit full locker but cost is somewhat an issue. Any ideas? How good is the EZ?
Benny dela Cruz <vinay@info.com.ph>
Quezon, Philippines - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 03:24:16 (PST)


I have a black Toyota 4Runner and I love it! It is the best ride I have ever owned! It is "black" with gold trim!
Jordin Woods <jwudz_4runner@hotmail.com>
Augusta, Ar USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 14:16:54 (PST)


i love my 4runner it the best truck that you can buy
Brandon Austin <Buckdemizer@comcast.net>
mount vill, pa USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 17:56:14 (PST)


of a front coil spring conversion for a live axle hilux/forerunner. I have an 85 forerunner with a converted 3.8lt commodore V6 (same as US Buick motor). I find the ride of my lifted leaf suspension too stiff and hard riding. There is nothing currently available in Australia that I know of.
jarrod <fatboy038@yahoo.com>
perth, W.A Australia - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 02:28:09 (PST)


I have a 1990 Toyota 4Runner 5-Speed, V6 Engine. I was wondering if anyone knew about upgrading the engine to the new 4Runner Engines. Can it be done???
C R <sacofrice@hotmail.com>
Oxnard, CA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 07:29:20 (PST)


I have a '92 4runner, which I just recently had a wheel alignment done to. After the alignment, it seems as though the transmission is slipping (check engine light, kicking, etc.). Has anyone encountered this or have any advice regarding it?
Carlo <coliv88@hotmail.com>
new york, NY USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 11:32:48 (PST)


I've had my 1999 4Runner V6 SR5 for 4 years now and have very few problems with. There is this one annoying problem with the low-fluid sensor in the windshield washer reservoir (it always stays on whether even if it's full). I'm planning on replacing it since the yellow light in the dashboard is really annoying. Anyone with any recommendations on a roof rack that will fit into the factory rails? Where can I get factory rails without having to go to Toyota to buy the entire roof rack system with the "just-for-looks" crossbars?
Fred <fchen@telus.net>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 21:42:58 (PST)


Anyone know of any sites that offer free catalogs for 4Runners, I have a 85' and wanna order some catalogs from the net specifically for 4 runners. Also any sites that offer catalogs for safari type equipment for 4runners...thanx.
Shawn Fitzwater <ttaylor@charter.net>
Homewood, AL USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 23:37:55 (PST)


I have a 1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited, Whenever i driving my truck in windy weather above 55MPH my trucks starts to bounce around pretty bad. To tell you the truth, it's kinda scary. If you know why this is happening, let me know, thanks.
Mo <matif19@qol.com>
Jamaica, NY USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 23:21:30 (PST)


can anyone tell me where i could find a diesel engine for either a pickup or four runner i have both and would like to try something new. they are both 85 and the pickup is a carb 22r and fourrunner is a 22re. thanks
Drew Stapelman <drew_s04@hotmail.com>
estes park, co USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 00:55:05 (PST)


Major Bummer, just got back from the Toy dealer and they said I need to get a valve job on my 94 V6 automatic 4rnr! $2100!!! Only 100k miles & had head gaskets replaced at 35k at Toy expense. Still waiting to hear how they came to this conculsion. Totally don't trust Toy mechanics. 24 & 25 came up on computer. Recently blewout a spark plug but previous to that, truck drove ok. Now, rough in morning settles down after truck warms up, lacks power going up hills but always has. Any comments?
Angel <fehlig1@msn.com>
SLC, UT USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 16:15:00 (PST)


I am the proud owner of a 96 SR5. I'd like to get bigger rims/tires with my next change. Two questions; Are 17" rims possible and is there a toyota factory set available/ or do I have to stick with 16" rims. (I don't want to have to make any adjustments to the truck)....And anyone selling what I want (used perfectly ok)
Brian <lipper@tampabay.rr.com>
Tampa, Fl USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 17:38:52 (PST)


hi, I have a great 94 4runner for sale..4x4.black/tan leather interior 124k....power everything with running boards and roofrack v6...has minor valve tap...asking $6000 email me at magatoni@aol.com
mark <magatoni@aol.com>
philadelphia, pa USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 13:24:51 (PST)


What an interesting site you have especially for 4x4 initiates like me. For years I have been driving MB sedans and coupes in Manila's potholed streets. Recently, I acquired a Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X with the 2L-T engine and have discovered that THIS was the ideal car for my country.
antonio defensor <tiny@defensor.org>
Manila, MM Philippines - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 16:51:15 (PST)


I just bought a 1998 4Runner Limited. It came without an onwer's manual and am wonedering where I can get the cheapest one. Also it doesn't have keyless remote but I thought that was standard. Any ideas?
Erik Kravig <kravige@yahoo.com>
Scribner, NE USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 11:56:28 (PST)


Great site, thank you for sharing it.
Samantha Williams <willsam911@yahoo.com>
USA, none USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 00:08:59 (PST)


I have a 98 SR5 v6 with 125000 miles. In the last month the check engine light has been going on and off. These last few days with the light on, the truck would shake at idle and run rough. I'd punch the gas , and it would run fine. Could this be an 02 sensor? Where is the fuel filter located? I have never changed this? I do know that toyota recalled the 98s for the rear suspension, do you think that this could be related? This is an excellent truck, i've never had a problem. What a great site you have here. Thanks, John
John O'Hara <johara713>
LaPlata, md USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 21:07:20 (PST)


Ihave been trying to hook up a new stereo cd player in my 1989 4Runner but have had no luck. I was wondering if any one new a site to look up the wiring diagram for the stereo. I would greatly appreciate it.
Shane <shanenchelsea@aol.com>
Martnsburg, WV USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 16:31:53 (PST)


I am not one of the 4Runner crowd, but I was exploring the web for copper plate to manufacture new starter solenoid contacts for the Nippondenso starter on my 1992 Dodge Daytona with a Mitsubishi 3.0 L engine, when I searched for "Solenoid Contacts" and hit on your website. I thank you very much for alerting me, through your well written web page, to the ready availability of replacements. I noticed that the ring contactor on my starter solenoid was also slightly worn. Is there a replacement for that part? Also, when I dismantled the solenoid (several times) in trying to diagnose the problem, I did not notice the ball bearing you mentioned in your repair procedure. Is it possible that some of the Nippondenso starters did not include that item?
Roger Keefe <mach2flyer@juno.com>
Covington, LA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 09:10:55 (PST)


Just bought a 2003 4runner sr5 didnt get fog lights with it. Tried later too get them from the factory but they cost 350.00 a piece. Does any know were I could get them cheaper
T-MAC <tmcd500@aol.com>
New Wilmington, PA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 07:37:11 (PST)


Your truck may have a separate amplifier down by the ashtray. If so, unplug it an then the harness from your head unit will plug into that harness.
Dan Milliken <danielmilliken@hotmail.com>
USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 05:47:48 (PST)


I have a '95 4runner sr5 3.0. The head gasket blew at 90,000, I replaced both of them. You need to use new head bolts because when you put tighten them they actually stretch and will not return to their original condition. If you don't use new bolts ($117), you risk blowing the gasket again. My antenna has failed too. I haven't fixed it yet but I think you have to take off the whole fender to get too it. If people are having low idle problems, the first thing to check is the integrity of the air intake duct. Extra air getting in would lower the idle. My engine makes lots of noise at idle, which is about 1000rpm. Any ideas?
Dan Milliken <danielmilliken@hotmail.com>
Gorham, ME USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 05:33:48 (PST)


I bought a 1987 4runner sr5 turbo its electric everything( even the mirrors !), CDplayer(stock), automatic tranny w/overdrive,digi dash the works I bought it Oct 19,2002 with only 144,000 Miles on it! (awsome huh?! Thats 667 Miles a month!! not bad!). I only paid 3,000 for it. Talked the guy down from 3500! I love this rigg its my first toyota, I love it And Im never going to sell it. What I really would like to know is what is the stock height of the vehicule I think the rear springs r sagging some but thats it Oh I here this type of 4runner is sought after alot. if anyone has any info on this truck let me know thanx!
Aaron Worthen <hippibongstocking@acsalaska.net>
North Pole , AK USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 01:59:58 (PST)


I have a problem and need your advise: 1990 4runner 22RE. The clutch fan on the front of the motor is seizeing up. This causes the engine to sound unusually loud almost like the transmission is not shifting into 4th gear. If this problem is not fixed soon, what kind problems might cause?
Antonio <antonben_29@yahoo.ca>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 00:13:05 (PST)


Motorized antenna on my 1993 Toyota 4-runner has gone out. any suggestions for repair or replacement? Thanks, Frank
Frank <fbayuk@ieee.org>
Palos Verdes, Ca USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 21:00:11 (PST)


What would be a fair asking price for a 1987 SR5 Turbo 4Runner (great power)? The engine and turbo have been rebuilt, the truck has been painted with the factory striping replaced, and a whole host of other work done to the truck. It has the nicer interior with the electronic dash. I know this is a somewhat rare 4Runner. Thanks for any advice.
Dennis <DWILKINS1@carolina.rr.com>
Shelby, NC USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 14:19:40 (PST)


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andre guard <bluemalls@yahoo.com>
megah kenala, kelantan Malaysia - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 14:34:52 (PST)


help!...I'm hearing a tapping noise from the top back of my engine (94 4runner sr5 125k)..loud in the morning and goes away somewhat as the car warms up .I noticed the oil pressure had dropped, checked it and it was 2 quarts low....replaced the oil immediately, took it to a mechanic who said the tapping may be permanent now but didn't feel there was significant valve damage "you can continue to drive it"...will that tapping ever go away or will it get worse and worse?...what else can i do...should I be worried or just annoyed with the noise...thanks so much!
mark <magatoni@aol.com>
phila, pa USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 18:20:34 (PST)


I want to buy a 4 runner, having trouble finding a variety of them, they seem hard to come by. any web sites? anybody selling one?
jacqueline <ferntimes@webtv.com>
wilmington, nc USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 12:07:53 (PST)


a sunroof (or moonroof?) cover for my boss's '89 4Runner. I took it out awhile back and I think it got tossed out! (the dealer said it would cost almost $500 to replace it, but I think they're talking about the whole sunroof.) The cover is just a thin panel that fits into the sunroof cavity--on the inside of the vehicle. Does this sound familiar? The interior is gray, by the way...please e-mail me at wrh2hm@aol.com...thanks!
Susan Clack <wrh2hm@aol.com>
Nipomo, CA USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 15:22:37 (PST)


I own a '98 SR5 4Runner. Saddly, I had an accident in the highway when I fall asleep and crash doing around 100 miles(the police report say I was doing 103). The strong body and chassis of this truck kept me alive and without a scrath. About the repair cost, its about $4000.00, but I guess my life is worth a lot more than that.
EDDIE HERNANDEZ <eddiehernandezii@yahoo.com>
San German, PR USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 11:36:44 (PST)


Just purchased a 1991 Toy 4 runner, 2.4 auto. There seem to be instructions under the drivers sun visor regarding the 4wd and ratios...but in Japanese! I wonder if anyone has these in english. Perhaps they could scan me a copy? Thanks in advance.
Gavin <gavin_lovett@yahoo.com>
Wellington, New Zealand - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 21:33:30 (PST)


I HAVE A 87 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, IN TAILGATE IN BAD SHAPE, ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE A REPLACEMENT TAILGATE?????
BOB STEVENSON <photomann@charter.com>
DELAVAN, WI USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 19:16:10 (PST)


I have an 88 4wd 4 runner I have babied since I bought it new. The dealership has been taking care of it for years, but I would like to find a fair priced good quality independant garage in the LA, Culver City, West Hollywood or West LA area. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance.
Larry Armstrong <armstrong@bluestones.org>
Los Angeles, USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 12:45:19 (PST)


My 1993 4x4 V6 4Runner has developed a low idle problem. After having a perfect low idle in the 7-800 rpm range, it has dropped to around 400, and idles very rough. It rarely dies, but I'm sure that is around the corner if I ignore this problem. Any idea on what to check first? Should I proceed with a full tune-up? I read an earlier suggestion which recommended troubleshooting the idle speed control motor. Any tips? Thanks.
Mark Tye <mark@tye.net>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 13:04:28 (PST)


Does anyone know where I can get replacement rear fenders, body panels for my rusting 1988 4Runner?
Richard Clark <mazina@kos.net>
Frankford, Ontario Canada - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 05:57:33 (PST)


I have a 93' 4-Runner/2-WD. Can anyone tell me if it really uses a " Oil Cooler Assembly "? That cost $510 to replace. Plus, I was told by my Toyota Dealer mechanic that my 4-Runner model is considered a 4X4. Even though its a 2-WD. Is this true or not? Or are they just trying to bill me for a more expensive 4X4 brake job ??
AJ <firefly62@excite.com>
LA, CA USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 13:08:59 (PST)


How do you remove the rear brake light cover on a '99 4runner?
Chester <chestrom@hotmail.com>
Montreal, USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 10:20:40 (PST)


I have a 1993 Toyota 4-Runner (V-6 5 Speed). The lights in the Oil Pressure and Temp. gauge needles are out and I need to change out the bulbs behind the cluster. No way do I want to pay a garage beaucoo bucks for that simple task! Does anyone know a simple way to get to the bulbs to change them out?
C.Crane <candacecrane@earthlink.net>
Alabama USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 11:40:13 (PST)


I'd replaced the valve cover gaskets for my 94 4Runner V6, I put the hoses/wires back in place. It starts with low idle 7-800 rpm and dies immediately. I tried to step on the gas but it reacts the same way with white smoke came out from the exhaust and fuel smell??? I read some posting from the past, the problem they had was related to the air flow sensor, and I don't think I took off/disconnect it, I took off the parts that was connected to the air chamber and the EGR(s).
Rich8022 <rich8022@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, ga USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 08:48:24 (PST)


Hey Great Website. We have a 1993 4 Runner 3.0 V6 engine. We would like to hear from anyone who has experience with the faulty block/head gasket problems. Toyota did a voluntary recall on these engines due to a design flaw. Our gasket was replaced around 50,000 and then blew again at 95,000. We would like to hear from anyone who has had any experience with this, email us at Karlalix@earthlink.net
Karl D'Amico <karlalix@earthlink.net>
Hollywood , CA USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 22:22:54 (PST)


Anyone know where i can find green light covers for inside lights...and also the headlights and or rear lights?!?!?!?!? MUCH THANKS to whoever can help mail me: trekdesigns@hotmail.com
Dan <trekdesigns@hotmail.com>
FL USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 19:35:34 (PST)


I HAVE A 1996 4RUNNER. THE HEATER IS NOT PUTTING OUT MUCH HEAT. THE THERMOSTAT IS WORKING FINE.DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INSIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM? THANKYOU, KERF
kerf <gkerfeld@yahoo.com>
circle pines, mn USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 07:12:11 (PST)


Need to know where is the relay for the power antenna on my 97 4runner sr5. Anyone know? Is it up there with the antenna motor itself? Thanks in advance!
Mark <hendricks_lu@yahoo.com>
reading, pa USA - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 06:55:24 (PST)


I'm looking for Fender FLares for my 99 4Runner. If anyone is selling,or know of someone selling, please contact me.
Charlie Williams <cwilliams8@covad.net>
Camarillo, CA USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 12:53:26 (PST)


I have a 1998 Toyota 4Runner and i have put about 3k in aftermarket parts including all terrains 16x8 rims (15's wouldnt fit over the brake calipers on the front) and new speakers all around and flowmaster 40 series, single b/c i didnt want to take the spare tire off and I was wandering whether anyone had done the supra engine swap and whether it would be better to do that or keep my motor and supercharge it. If any of yall know email me on what u think. thanx Cris
Cris <Mrfrez123@aol.com>
NC USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 10:47:11 (PST)


I have trouble with the speed cable on my 1990 toyota 4 runner. I would like to know if this is a going problem. I also would like to know if this 4 runner has any other major problems.
eugene robinson <eugene_carol@juno.com>
st.paul, mn USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 05:13:51 (PST)


Great Website. I have a 97 4Runner LTD. I took it wheeling a few months ago and when I got home the headlights would not turn off. Figured it was a malfunction in the factory alarm system so I bypassed it and removed it. Fine for a few months. Now all of the sudden the headlights are coming on in the middle of the night for no reason. Already replaced the relay. Local auto electric shops don't have a clue. Any help would be great. Thanks.....again, Great website.
Chris Newell <drumin75@cox.net>
Eureka, Ca USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 10:28:33 (PST)


Can anyone help me in finding a place to purchase partial replacement body panels for my 78 toyota four runner
Bob Grimsley <ilbtn18@hotmail.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 09:33:11 (PST)


Help! the engine just blew in my 95 4 runner and I need a new one as soon as possible. any recommendations for trustworthy and inexpensive places to do it?? THANKS
Leigh Anne <lafloyd@mail.utexas.edu>
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 21:27:05 (PST)


is there a timing chain available for my 3.0 litre V-6 toyota instead of changing belts all the time
Dave Williams <dave6491@msn.com>
Oshawa, USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 15:17:27 (PST)


I am looking for a transmission speacialist for my 87 toyota 4-runner in Denver CO. Can anyone recomend a good one. My automatic transmission is not downshifting properly up the mountains and is leaving me with no power or in first gear charging 30 up the hill.
Kelly Sandoval <sandokel@cs.com>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 15:10:59 (PST)


Hi, Just lt;millenium68@cox.net>
Va beach, Va USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 09:55:16 (PST)


I am thinking of buying a 1996 SR5 4x4 manual 4runner with 70K miles on it. I have read about possible clutch problems. Can anyone advice me on this issue. Also I would gladly like any other info on possible problems with 1996 year of 4runners. Thx
carsten <cba_sd@hotmail.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 18:22:22 (PST)


How do you remove the round buttons that hold the inside cover from the wheel well of a 2000 4 Runner without ruining them? (I need to get at the automatic antenna assembly housing.)
Bernie H <bkgthock@attbi.com>
Atlanta , GA USA - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 10:46:37 (PST)


Saw a question about a water leak on an older intake manifold. I would replace the manifold, but if you clean it up good with a wire brush and drain the antifreeze, JB weld will probably give you a dependable long lasting patch for a small hole. Just give it a day or so to cure before using it and it will be good as new.
Someone <nomail@charter.net>
nashville, tn USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 20:20:20 (PST)


I have recently bought a 1995 4 runner sr5. The previous owner had tons of rear axle work done to repair a axle leak. Since then I have had the truck back to the dealership 4 times and the axles are still leaking. My 4runner has 4 channel abs brakes and the dealer tells me that there is problems in that year with the speed sensor reluctor rings. I was hoping someone knows how to fix this problem because the dealer does not. thanks.
Mike <mikemcc@kanservu.ca>
london, on canada - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 13:57:54 (PST)


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