2004 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota 4Runner

2004 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.

my tpms light is on -tried resetting it @ toyota to no avail ?

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Questions

my 4runner w/ 206K mi just broke down & it appears to be the head gaskets,usually will do the timing chains as well since most of the cost is the labor. debating if we should just replace the engine on a car with 206K mi or buy a used car. really dont want a car payment! if the engine will ge...

AC not blowing, my husband checked the 7.5A heater fuse and 60A heater fuse. What do we check now?

my runner has 179000 and about 2 months ago the stability control lights and check engine came on but since it drove and handled perfectly fine I didn't pay it any mind. Starting about three weeks ago I noticed that about once a week I needed to add coolant to the radiator but the overflow ...

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love my 2004 4Runner! Bought it new on December 2003. It is currently 118K and so far, it's been great! I changed out factory tires at 60K for the Michelin tires at Costco. It is still under original gray paint. Still shiny after each wash. I've drove my truck down to CA from WA at least once a year. It has been through rain, sleet, and snow. LOVE IT!

Had a grand cherokee before that went to 167,000 miles. 3 sets of brakes, 2 sets of tires and 2 water pumps. This 4-runner is much better. I have 127,000 miles on this baby and I love it! Would buy another one in a minute. After 80k miles I put new tires on it, Nokians which is a better tire in the snow than Michelin. Bridgestone's were on the car and were terrible. One set of brakes put on f...

The best car I've ever had. I use it for a couple of long trips a year, pulling the fishing boat in and out of all sorts of conditions, and a 40 mile commute every day. 108k on it with no repairs. I keep the tires rotated and aligned and have gotten 55-60k each set. Still drives like new and gets 21mpg overall. I'll drive this one 'till the wheels fall off and gladly buy another..

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