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1994 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Toyota 4Runner

1994 Toyota 4Runner Problems

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.

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.

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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

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1994 Toyota 4Runner Questions

I change valve cover and intake gaskets. now she will not stay running. starts for just a few seconds, no issues before that. I have made sure I didn't cross or leave off a vacuum line checked each over ten or more times. I narrowed it down to the injectors or not firing. power to both wirers...

The brakes act as though the engine isn't on and you have to almost stand on them to stop, even at slow speeds

When i push in the clutch the engine rev up

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1994 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

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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1994 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love my 4Runner, I had a 1990 with 340,000 miles on it and it finally died. Bought a 1994 because I needed the tailgate and they changed it in 1996 to a lift back. Great car.

I LOVE my 4Runner! I bought a 94 about 5 years ago and have kept up on maintenance so it runs like a champ. The 3.slow engine can be frustrating when going up hills but it is great for 4wheeling and driving in the snow. I put KM2 tires on it and even with the slower engine my 4runner can hold its own in the mud and snow. They just dont make em like this anymore...

I don't know how to rate my car

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