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Toyota 4Runner



  • nonunionnonunion Posts: 11
    I own a '99 4Runner SR5 4WD Sport Edition with the 3.4L 6 cyl. and auto trans. Does the Sport Edition model have any structural differences other than the hood scoop? I've been told the suspension is different in some way than the non-Sport Edition 4 Runners.
  • cptnemocptnemo Posts: 2
    87 octane, 87 octane, 87 octane, 87 octane, 87 OCTANE, DID I SAY 87 OCTANE...I SHOULD HAVE SAID "87 OCTANE" WORKS FINE !!!!
  • cptnemocptnemo Posts: 2
    My 2007 4Runner key starts the car and opens all of the doors including the rear hatch. I was given a separate (different tint) key to use when letting a parking attendent park the car. This key will not open the console or glove box. Hope this helps.
  • I'm new here so bare with me. I have a 1997 4runner (2WD SR5) with 225-75-15 tires. I plan to put the optional 265-70-16 tires on the 4runner. Is there an easy way to recalibrate the speedometer to read correctly. I've done this in my hotrod days with Chevy's and Ford's by swapping speedo drive gears but have never worked with electronic speedometers and a VSS.

    Tried to look thru the previous questions but couldn't find anything on fixing the slow speedo
  • ray37ray37 Posts: 4
    I have a 2003 Toyota 4-Runner Limited. My computerized dash thermometer says it's 94 degrees outside when it's actually 110. Where is the sensor located, and how can this problem be fixed.


  • nonunionnonunion Posts: 11
    The brake pads I bought at the Toyota dealer recently for my wife's 1999 4 Runner 4WD SR5 are already squealing a little when I brake while backing up. The previous pads were "lifetime" ceramic pads from Advance Auto Parts that made brake dust like you wouldn't believe! I hate brake dust and squealing. The rotors are new and have not been over-torqued. What type/brand of pads are best for this SUV ?
  • magchasemagchase Posts: 16
    For our newer 2007 4Runner Sport, we weren't going to pay the dealership $500.00 to "wax" the vehicle. We purchased the Simoniz System 5 through e-Bay and I applied it myself and we really like the results.
    Question: Can anyone recommend another product that can be used over the Simoniz product to enhance and preserve the finish, something that will not be detrimental to the Simoniz product?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Try the Paint and Body Maintenance & Repair discussion too.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Your ABS, Anti-lock braking system is NOT designed to shorten your braking distance. If anything, on a somewhat slippery roadbed, it will more likely elongate the distance it takes to stop the vehicle than not. The idea of ABS is to keep those front wheels rolling just enough to allow you to maintain directional control, actually have stearing control/response during severe or panic braking events Rather than skidding, wheels solidly LOCKED, out of control which is what might happen otherwise.

    Some day soon I expect we will see Anti-lock braking systems that do not activate unless the VSC senses that the vehicle is not following the desired/correct direction.
  • mikev28mikev28 Posts: 2
    Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find mention of it in the lists. I've been told that Toyota had some production problems (changed plants) and no one knows when the 08's will come out, or even if they will come out. The local dealers claim no knowledge of any of this but also can't tell me when 08's are expected nor do they have any literaure on them. I'm in the process of negotiating a new lease on an '07 but just wondering if Toyota isn't offering much in the way of incentives since they don't seem to have the '08's ready.
    Has anyone heard about this? Thanks.
  • canddmeyercanddmeyer Posts: 410
    I got an email from Michelin announcing a new tire for us 2003 and newer 4Runner owners. It's the LTX A/T2 which is more aggressive than the Cross-Terrain. Also, found out Michelin also makes the XC-LT4 in the 17" size too. Just thought you'd like to know.
  • I need to know the easiest way to remove a front drivers side door panel. Any Help would be appreciated. I have all screws and plastic parts removed except for the inside door latch. Im not sure how to remove without damaging parts. Its a 94 4runner with power locks and power windows. No speaker in door.

    Im actually trying to find out why the window goes down but not up. Any advice on this?

    Thanks for your help
  • Anyone have any idea on when the 4Runner will be redesigned? I currently have a leased 2004 and am deciding what to do when my lease is up this fall. I'd buy a new 08, but if it is going to be redesigned in 09 I may wait a year. Thanks!
  • nedzelnedzel Posts: 787
    I've heard nothing about a 4Runner replacement, so I doubt it will be replaced in 2009.
  • I believe 2010 will be the year for the redesign. I read several articles on it and it makes sense. It was 7 years from 96 to 2003 for a redesign so 2010 looks to be the year it gets changed. Rumor has it is that it will also take on the size of the current Sequoia, but that's only a rumor. Hope this helps.Here is a link that gives information on upcoming revisions of models for Toyota: (from autoweek) ID=73291264795157

    Hope this helps!! :)
  • First of all I have a 2000 4Runner 3.4lt engine v6.

    Secondly, everytime I go to refuel, the gas pump stops pumping short of 2-3 gallons. If I wanted to maximize my fuel tank capacity (for long trips), I would have to constantly squeeze the lever on the gas pump for at least 5 minutes (very annoying). I've used different gas stations and went as far as to checking the vent system of the gas hose and still nothing.

    Finally, I'm getting real poor gas mileage. I've checked spark plugs, had the oil and air filter changed and tire pressure checked. I'm currently in the process of putting fuel cleaner in the tank.

    By the way, a couple of months ago, on the way back for a trip. I was driving through the desert and stopped off at a gas station to get some drinks. After a few minutes have passed by, a couple of guys walked in and said that they saw a 4Runner spill alot of fluid. I didn't think anything of it, but later on while I was driving, I noticed that I was missing about a quarter tank of gas. I thought I would mention this fact because the poor fuel issue started right after this happened.

    Any ideas or suggestions as to what I can do to solve both problems?
  • Does anyone have them on their 4Runner. What do you think of them? How many miles? Would you get them again?
  • kgn2kgn2 Posts: 2
    I bought a 2006 Sport Edition V8 Toyota 4Runner some months ago but never had the opportunity to test its offroad features like the Downhill and Hill Start Assist Controls. I live in Illinois which is relatively flat. Any suggestions of suitable steep hilly terrain near Illinois anyone?
  • rollie3rollie3 Posts: 13
  • I did buy them! They were put on on Oct. 3. So far I really like them, smooth ride, good in the rain (we finally got some last week). They are a good looking tire, more agressive than what I used to have, but I really do like them.
  • I am currently working on buying a 2002 4Runner Badlands Edition (the standard 3.4L, V6, 4WD) but the question I have is what is so special about the badlands edition vs the SR5 or Limited?

    Any help would be appreciated as my buying the vehicle depends on answers to the above question, otherwise I can stick to looking for the SR5 or Limited models.

    Thank you.
  • I have a 2000 4Runner V6 and I'm having problems refueling. Everytime I go to refuel, the gas pump stops short of a couple of gallons. I've tried using different gas stations and even went as far as removing the vent system to see if there was any blockage. Of course there was none! So I'm left still wondering what the heck. Does anyone have this problem? Can anyone help?
  • I've called the dealer about the similar issue. They've basically told me to set the pump speed on low (don't pull the lever all the way up). It takes longer to fill up, but that seems to take care of the problem. Try that and see if it helps.
  • I had the Bridgestones on my 2001 vehicle....and got rid of them around 7500 miles. I swore from that point on that I would not buy Bridgestones. I take care of all of my tires, but these did not last very long. They were losing grips after 3000 miles.
    For my 2003 4-runner, I insisted no Bridgestones. The dealer had Dunlops, and these tires were great. They lasted until 42k. I now have Michelin Crossterrains on the 03. These tires have over 54k on them and they look and drive like new.
  • Has anyone with the 4th generation 4-runner, and a V8, installed a Borla exhaust system? If so, is it worth the extra money?
  • nedzelnedzel Posts: 787
    It will be louder. There will probably be no measurable change in performance or economy. Surely would not be worth it to me. YMMV.
  • Hey,
    I'm thinking of installing an K&N Short RAM Intake, anyone has success / failure stories if this kind of a mod really works as marketed?
  • lw62lw62 Posts: 1
    My 2001 automatic 4 runner began to skip/shudder at speeds between 50-65 and stopped once i hit 70mp.

    Had to drive a distance to get home and now check engine light is on. I have recently used the 4WD in snow.

    anyone had similar experiences?
  • Apparently there is a SC available for the FJ Cruiser V6 but not for the 4R V6. I wonder why that is and if anyone knows if and when a TRD SC will be available for the 4R V6.
    I have an 07 4wd V6 and am towing a box trailer of about 3500 GVW and could use a little more power. However, I am pleased with the non-towing mlileage I'm getting which is 18-19 around town and 21-22 at 70 mph. 10K on the truck so far and am very pleased, especially in the snow here in Chicago.
    Happy New Year!
  • I now this is an old message, but I'm haviing the same problem with my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The belt squeaks bad. I've replaced the idler arm and pulley, the alternater, the power steering pulling, and 3 belts. The squeak will stop after I replaced those items, but only for a few hundred miles. The squeak always comes back! Frusterating!
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