2000 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Toyota 4Runner

2000 Toyota 4Runner Problems

The evaporative emission (EVAP) system may illuminate the vehicle's Check Engine Light due to intermittent failure of the charcoal canister purge control solenoid valve or canister failure. Upon failure of the charcoal canister, debris may circulate around the EVAP system causing other emission control problems.

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.

The heater circuit for the oxygen sensor tends to have a higher than normal failure rate. Failure of the oxygen sensor heater circuit will illuminate the Check Engine Light. The internal oxygen sensor heater cannot be repaired, the failed sensor should be replaced to correct this concern.

 

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2000 Toyota 4Runner Questions

So I disconnected (neg./pos.) battery cables to cancel check eng lt. Then reconnected cables (pos/neg). Check eng lt is OFF. Vehicle is running fine past 2 wks. Can I rest assured prob. is fixed? Or did I simply cancel check eng. lt.? I did not realize it is a no-no to "top off" gas tan...

It is not running differently.

When the vehicle is "cold" the gear that normally comes at 25 mph engages at around 30@2000rpm then lurches as it engages. This does not happen when the vehicle has been running, just the first time I get over 30mph in the morning or at cold start.

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2000 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I purchased this 2000 4 runner used in 2003. It only had 50,000 miles on it. I have been completely satisfied with its performance and appearance. The only thing that could be considered not so good is the expense for repairs or maintenance, since after market parts are not recommended. But I have had not major problems with it. And it still looks really good

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