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1992 Toyota 4Runner

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1992 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Drive Train -- Verified

On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

1992 Toyota 4Runner Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, October 5, 2005

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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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1992 Toyota 4Runner Questions and Answers

raynman, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, 3.0L V6, Oroville, CA

hi folks i am working on a 92 4runner for a friend. It is scipping 2nd until warmed up and once it it is warmed up it will not shift into overdrive unless the od switch is off. And once its in od i...

Bridgette, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, 3.0L V6, Beverly Hills, CA

My dashboard lights arent working and it is not the fuse. The bulbs look fine aswell, should I change them anyway? Also someone had mentioned it could be the dimmer? What should I do here?

dale31o358, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, Ogdensburg, NY

just bought it drove 10 miles and it overheated pulled over and stopped let it cool down still had oil and antifreeze would not turn over rolled engine over with a strong bar then tried started had...

Jamesrosini, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, 3.0L V6, Denver, CO

Have parts need detailed instructions

kansasbelle, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, 3.0L V6, Haysville, KS

I have lost my timing belt and found out that the tensioner has locked up. The problem is I know how to align everything, but that is with the timing belt on using the crank pulley to rotate the ca...

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1992 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

1990 4runner ..this was my 1st truck when i bought it..it had 165,000 mi on it..it was 6 yr old i put 565,000 mi on it with no prob ..went throw 8 sets of tires and a lot of brakes shoes it has the org stater !!! itnever let me down on the road or just tacking my kids to school its ben a great truck

i love my 1992 4-runner that baby it almost twenty years old and never had an transmission problem but lately a few wear and tear items been messing up but still runs like a champ and no one can complain about the 4x4 defiantely a good first car

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