Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Toyota 4Runner

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Toyota 4Runner is between $377 and $461 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Toyota Repair Estimates
1990 Toyota 4Runner Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Head Gasket Replacement
$1133 - $1515
1991 Toyota 4Runner Service Detail: 3.0L V6, Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$309 - $421
1997 Toyota 4Runner
Timing Belt Replacement
$259 - $326
1992 Toyota 4Runner Engine: 3.0L V6
Water Pump Replacement
$488 - $699
1997 Toyota 4Runner Service Detail: 4WD, Both
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front
$446 - $645

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.

Check Engine Light 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

whereisthethermostatlocatedat (2 answers)

I want to knowwhere I canfind the thermostaton the1999toyota4runner to change it

Eng Trac off vsc light is on I can take cable off batt it go off sho no code? (1 answer)

It show no code won't read when I try to see what code it may be anyone know what I can DO

Side to side wobble under 8 mph. Steering wheel not jerking. (1 answer)

New tires 2 weeks ago. Side to side wobble under 8 mph. Steering wheel not jerking, it just feels like the back of the truck gently moves side to side. Gets faster when the truck goes faster then becomes less noticeable above 8 mph.

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Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Inflate In A Crash

The passenger frontal air bag assembly may have been manufactured without ignition booster tablets. This would cause the air bag to not inflate properly in an accident. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Accessory Exhaust Pipe Tip Burns People Standing By Vehicle

The exhaust tip added as an accessory by Southeast Toyota prior to vehicle sale may come into contact with people and burn them. 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.

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Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I traded a 2011 Grand Cherokee because minimal problems. In Feb of this year bought a 2015 4Runner there are two things slower gear and lacks of power. Big key the SUV is overall best love every bit of feature standard the SUV is great believe bought for great priced after getting out my lemon of Jeep.
I had my 4Runner since 2002 brand new. There isn't a SUV would drive but a Toyota 4Runner its the best ever. I used to take into a Service Center on S. Prentiss Drive now 222k miles the dealer get serviced Oaks Toyota works on my SUV. Still very comfortably handles, runs and drives great the 6 cylinder is peppy. I did go to O'Reilly changed out spark plugs and air filters but luckily let dealer...
I bought my 4.7 V8 4Runner new in 2007. This may be the best auto I've ever owned! The 4Runner belongs to a select few that is body-on-frame construction, giving you more control and rigidity in off-road conditions. At 78,000 miles I haven't had a single mechanical or electrical problem. Absolutely ZERO issues. There are no rattles or shakes, even when driving on rough terrain. The components a...

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