2001 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota 4Runner

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Brake master cylinder may need replacing at 125,000 miles

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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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2001 Toyota 4Runner Questions

the vsc and battery light is showing. please how do i resolve that? (1 answer)

the vsc and battery light is showing. please how do i resolve that?

Pulls to the right when braking, calipers are good....ABS pump? (1 answer)

On my 2001 Toyota 4runner 3.4l 4wd, when i brake, it pulls to the right. i brought it to 2 Toyota mechanics and both said it was the ABS pump/booster which cost like $2000 new. I have read online to check the ABS speed sensors, but would those cause it to pull to one side? The brakes work fine bu...

when clicking on bright lights they come on then go right back off (1 answer)

you can hold the blinker switch forward and bright lights stay on but as soon as you release it they go back to dim. I just bought this vehicle three days ago

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Toyota Recalls 2001-2004 Trucks Due to Scratched Lower Ball Joints

Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I have a 2001 Toyota 4-runner two wheel drive v6? I have aprox 250,000 miles and have had to do NOTHING but change the oil and brakes. What a GREAT vehicle. I have always driven Jeep or Lexus. I know they are related but I hope to never own another Lexus. This car if very plain and a little small ..no creature comforts but is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. I am the second owner...
I am another victim of poor 3.4 engine design. SLUDGE. Only 1220,000 miles. I have all reciepts from my oil changes and regular service from the Toytoa Dealership. My very last Toyota.

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