2001 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

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

2001 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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2001 Toyota 4Runner Questions

my 4runner will not start without a boost and if i drive it after the boost soon as i turn it off it cranks till it clicks then needs a boost again. when it gets a boost it starts instantly. Ive replaced the battery

Replaced oxygen sensor (bank one) but mechanic indicated there were multiple codes. Said there is a possibility that replacing the oxygen just might be the entire problem. Any chances that is true? Two of the codes were P0440 and P0446. Can't remember what the third one was. Think it was...

I dont know where the water is coming from have checked seals and upper areas of car are dry the amount of water is excessive all the carpets and felt padding is saturated

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

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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