Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

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

Toyota 4Runner Problems

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.

Car Won't Start Due to Worn/Corroded Solenoid Contacts in Starter

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.

EVAP System Fault Due to Failed Charcoal Canister

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.

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Toyota 4Runner Questions

Why after replaceing the coil pack's, pulg wires, plugs. now it won't stay running. (2 answers)

The reason for replceing the parts. was it would run ruff when trying to speed up. but would idle just fine. thank you for your help...

Is there a difference between the idle air control (valve) between the automatic and standard shifing vehicles ? (3 answers)

I can only purchase the idle air control unit specified for manual transmissions

Check eng light. Code P0171 system to lean bank 1. (1 answer)

Reset codes and engine light comes back on after about 12 miles with same code. In town and rural miles at different speeds. Engine runs fine with eng light on or off.

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Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bags Deploy Unexpectedly

The side curtain air bags may deploy unexpectedly, resulting in possible occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming free of charge to resolve the concern.

Accessory Exhaust Tips Protude Creating Possible Burn Injury

The accessory exhaust tips installed by the Southeast Toyota Distributors may protrude from the rear and allow contact with people, possibly causing burning and injury. Dealers will install a redesigned exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and more recessed behind the bumper free of charge to resolve the concern.

Loose Accessory Installation

Vehicles with accessories (running boards, etc.) installed by SET are being recalled due to incorrect installation. Fasteners used to attach these accessories were installed with incorrect torque, and may detach resulting in unsafe driving conditions.

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Toyota 4Runner Reviews

280,000 miles, never a major repair and still going. great SUV
Gud Day All, I have a '97 that i purchased way back in '99, SR5 verison, and I love that truck. Currently i have 220,000 miles on her, and still running strong!!! I have a oil leak that is dropping i believe on the manifold which is causing smoke coming for the engine bay out of the passager side wheelwell. The compressor (heat) acts up once in a while, but it works..still good on gas, and i...
My 4runner get stuck between 35-45 mph, the automatic gear does not shift, and looks like my rpm spinning to 3, and the car speed is stuck to 45. not sure what is the problem does not happen all the time, but its been difficult to drive the vehicle, on highway, when you need speed the vehicle is stuck at certain speed....

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