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.
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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...
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.
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.
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.
1995 Toyota 4Runner Recalls (Recent)
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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.
1995 Toyota 4Runner Questions and Answers
When I drive my 4runner in cold weather when engine still cold there is noise coming out from under the dashboard. happens only in cold weather. what could that be?
Red oil on floor under engine right side. Wanting to know what is leaking and approx cost of repair. No cheater lights go on.
After changing the fuel pump, it still will not start. Could it be the fuel pump relay or the fuel stop switch? If so, where will we find it. If not, any ideas?
will start and idle for a few seconds then die
1995 Toyota 4Runner Reviews
I've got a 1995 V6 4Runner SR5 2wd with 254,000 miles and still running like a champ! It's been in a couple minor parking lot run-in's, but it still looks, runs, and drives better than my 2000 Durango! Just put a whole new set of engine gaskets on it and had my mechanic tell me it's nicer than some of the 2001+ models he's worked on with less than 100K. The ONLY thing I can criticize about it is that I had to replace the rear suspension (just like EVERY 4Runner of this era) due to sagging, even though I've never pulled anything heavier than a jet-ski. Aside from that, it's mint!
I LOVE my 4Runner! I gave a 3* in electrical, because my rear air, back up lights, and front running lights do not work, and I can't figure out why...4* in engine because I think a vehicle of this size should get a little better MPG's (otherwise it is great). It handles AWESOME in 4X4 driving. mine has a 2" lift & 30" tires, but my friends call it the "mountain Goat". My family of 5 fits pretty comfortable, its fun to drive and the 4Runner bodies (all years) are attractive! PS mine has 197,000 miles and very minimal repairs!
I had my Toyota 4Runner for many years and it was a great car that generally needed little time at the repair shop. The one exception was the head gasket issue with the V6 motor. The V6 version has too small a border between the piston and water jacket in one spot, and after a while it blows out the head gasket. I blew two head gaskets, and each one cost $2500-$4000 to fix. Definitely don't go to just any shop to get this work done, as it's a complex job and if they don't do it right, they can screw up lots of other stuff on the car. If you really want a 4Runner that will last a long time, get the 4 cylinder version. It doesn't have the head gasket problem like the V6. Beyond that, the car is a trooper, rinning over 300,000 miles with no issues. The 2005 4Runner was back when in still had sightly stiff truck-like suspension - hard for long drives - but newer versions ride more like a car. All-in-all, great car.