1990 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota 4Runner

1990 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Car Won't Start Due to Worn/Corroded Solenoid Contacts in Starter

If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced without purchasing a new starter.

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Automatic transmission may overheat
In some vehicles, the automatic transmissions over heat light may come with sustained highway driving or driving at a sustained speed. Our technicians tell us that flushing the transmission and changing from Dextron lll to Dextron ll can help remedy this problem.

See More Problems (19)

1990 Toyota 4Runner Questions

Clutch pedal engages and disengages at the floor (1 answer)

The clutch pedal engages and disengages about about an inch from the floor. Can this be adjusted? Do I need new clutch plates or to rebuild slave cylinder?

My transmissions slips. I have over 150000 miles on it. (1 answer)

I have a high mileage automatic transmission and it slips a little bit. I have tried some conditioners, but they don't seem to help.

Is there a difference between the idle air control (valve) between the automatic and standard shifing vehicles ? (3 answers)

I can only purchase the idle air control unit specified for manual transmissions

See More Questions (56)

1990 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1990-1998 Trucks Due to Cracked Steering Relay Rod

Toyota is recalling 1990-1995 4Runner, 1990-1995 pickup, and 1993-1998 Toyota T100 trucks because the steering relay rod may crack under stress. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering relay rod.

See More Recalls (1)

1990 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Best vehicle ever built. Solid and dependable in any weather. Cheap to keep and easy to repair if needed.

See More Reviews (1)