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2002 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 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.

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.

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2002 Toyota 4Runner Questions

My daughter was driving and she told me the engine light came on and the engine shuttered and it stopped running. I believe if may be the timing belt but if I attempt to start the engine will it damage the valves or the head if it is not already damaged.

She was driving around 40 mph and it is...

I've already replaced the water pump and the timing belt. My truck is not a 4X.

Temp gauge stopped working today since this work was done. Can the two be related? It worked just fine before, including on the drive to the dealership. Could they have unplugged something or knocked something loose?

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2002 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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2002 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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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