1990 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

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

1990 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor May Stop Working at Higher Mileages

At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.

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.

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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

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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.

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1990 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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

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