Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance
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Toyota 4Runner ProblemsEVAP 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.
At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
Toyota 4Runner QuestionsIn hot weather brakes feel like their sticking, why? (2 answers)
I have a 5 mi. drive to work, morning drive is fine. 90* temps on way home in stop and go traffic seem to lock up brakes after 3 or 4 mi. Acceration is difficult and vehicle slows much to fast plus brake pedal has no play. mechanic says brakes and calipers fine. i replaced catilytic converter rec...
My starter went about 3 years ago and ever since I had it fixed.it hasn't ran the same. You have to let it warm up before it will pick up any speed and then all of a sudden it just stopped accelerating. I have changed the fuel filter and was told my o2 sensor is broke. Can you help?
Vehicle has 160k miles. Purchased vhcl at 84k. Last tire bal did seem to help. But vibration is still present. To my knowledge all supension, wheel and brake parts, as well as drive train are still origanal.
Toyota 4Runner RecallsSeat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,
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 in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.
The vehicle certification label may indicate the improper load carrying capacity rating for the vehicle. This is because accessories were added to them after the vehicle was built, changing the available load that the vehicle can handle carrying. Vehicle owners will be provided a corrected label and dealers will aid in installing them free of charge to resolve the concern.