2002 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota 4Runner

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.

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.

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.

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I can put it in reverse but it won't go backward. I can put it in drive and it won't go forward. It makes an odd noise when I put it back in the Park position.

New gas cap didn't solve the engine lite problem. Believe the problem is in the gas tank area, which is hard to inspect the tank and hoses, so i will to smoke test it.
Some vehicles have a test cap to smoke test the tank area, but I have been unable to find for our Tacoma. Can you suggest h...

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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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I love this SUV. Have done everything the manual says since purchase and it just keeps on going without any problems.The finish is still great (altho it has been garaged and I get it detailed once a year.)Most cannot believe it is 9 years old.I think it looks better than the new ones. I will drive it as long as I can!

Overall this truck just keeps going and and going without much of an issue. As with any SUV, the handling could be better, but it's not built for taking the corners anyway!

I love my 4-runner.That is the best car i have ever owed.I will never get ride of it.

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