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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#10101 of 11429 Re: How to use 4wheel stick in 4runner
Aug 05, 2004 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2000 Ltd and I'm sure the only difference is that before 2001 you also had a button to manually lock the rear diff. Unless they changed it drastically in 01, all you have to do is push the 4wd button that is on the left of the stick. It's easy to miss if you are not looking for it. In normal driving the stick is always in the 4H position. You can shift it on the fly as long as your are below 50 mph. You must also be driving in a straight line. You also can be parked too. In the 2000's you could also shift to 4L while driving straight but only in the appropriate conditions (snow,ice,etc.).
I hesitate to recommend the Toyota 4WD board here but you probably will find some useful info there. I think they know a little too much about 4WD's which may confuse you. I've had mine for 4 years and I get confused reading some of stuff they write.
#10102 of 11429 Re: How to use 4wheel stick in 4runner [aggiedog]
Aug 06, 2004 (7:42 am)
Thanks. The manual never mentions what the button on the left side of the 4wheel stick is for! Now it is beginning to make some sense for a beginner.
#10103 of 11429 Still knocking after engine gets warm
Aug 06, 2004 (3:57 pm)
As I said before I was using cheap gasoline on vacation and developed a knocking of sort. I was using the k-n fipk on my 2000 4 runner, but the check engine light came on just after I cleaned and re-oiled filter. I know, I put too much oil on the filter. Took runner to dealer and they cleaned air sensor and suggested using stock breather unit. I have changed to factory unit. I still have almost 3 gallons of gas in tank. I have a mixture of 89 arco and 91 chevron with a few additives added in for good measures. Techron to be sure. I still have a few rattles of such when engine gets to operating temp. Am going to use 89 octane of either chevron, shell, union 76, or texaco when I need to fill up. Was told by a person to add an additive to the tank before filling up. Am thinking of using an additive called Berryman. Any thoughts on my problem. Really liked my 4 runner. Thanks Jack
#10104 of 11429 Electronic Brake Hook Up
Aug 07, 2004 (7:10 pm)
I imagine this may have been addressed here sometime on this board, but can anyone give me an idea of what is needed to add an electronic brake hook up to a 2004 SR5 V-6? I understand the hook up wire itself may be installed under the dash, but that a control box and the wiring from front to back needs to be installed - is that right? Thank you much in advance for any help or insight! Ron
#10105 of 11429 WAAG FT BUMPERGUARD
Aug 08, 2004 (10:04 am)
A few post back someone mentioned they had installded a waag front bumper guard on a new model 4runner. I have a few questions about the installation. One: Does the bracket that attaches the guard to the truck only have one bolt on each side? Also does the guard bolt to the radiator upright that is just above the front tow hooks where there is a nut already inside the upright? And does the attachment go thru the tow hook itself?
#10106 of 11429 Waag "front runner"
Aug 08, 2004 (6:45 pm)
glb5, you might check the 4Runner accessories discussion for postings from me and others who've installed this item. There is quite a bit of information and I don't want to waste bandwidth by repeating it all here.
In summary, though, the guards (both front and rear) were easy to install and solidy mounted. The front runner saved me (and the other party's insurance company) an expensive bumper repair when someone backed into me a couple of months later.
The front bumper guard is bolted with 2 bolts on each side to a bracket that is itself bolted to the 4Runner frame with 2 bolts. The bracket bolts to the frame on each side with one big bolt that goes into an already-tapped hole in the side of the frame and one small bolt that replaces a plastic fitting in the frame that already mounts a rubber flap. The instructions that came with the Waag products were fine, though they probably should have suggested thread locking compound.
Aug 09, 2004 (7:54 pm)
trailer brake hook up
I've got the 03 sr5 v8 sport but it should be the same for this. The wiring adapter should be in the glove box, at least mine was at delivery. I had to buy a trailer brake control box, screwed it to the under side of the dash , plugged it in to the toyota provided wiring harness and wired it to the box. Actually at guy at the hitch shop did the work . I seem to remember it took only 20 minutes.
The wiring is already in place to the plug on the hitch.
I've always wondered why these boxes are not built into the dash from the factory. They could certainly do a much better job that having a box and wiring hanging just above your feet.
Then I see an ad for 04 GMC suburban with just my idea.
Except that its the same old box with a GM name on it in the same old place in stead of a nice little switch in a good place on the dash. Let's hope toyota will do it first.
#10108 of 11429 4Runner V6 vs V8 for 2004 + tips for ownership
Aug 09, 2004 (6:37 pm)
Consumer reports briefly mentioned that the V6 has poor reliability for 2004 engines since it is first year. How true is this, what is everyone's opinion.
Are there any tips like i've seen that i should tell them to take care of off the bat? I read about a sulfur smell, etc...?
Thanks in advance
#10109 of 11429 Re: 4Runner V6 vs V8 for 2004 + tips for ownership [nsmoller]
Aug 09, 2004 (7:42 pm)
Correction, that was for the 2003 4Runner, not the 2004 model, and it was based on a recall for a fuel system problem in the 2003 model. The problem has now been recognized and fixed. The V6 and V8 both have TSB's for the sulfur smell, that's, by the way, common in other cars too.
#10110 of 11429 Re: 4Runner V6 vs V8 for 2004 + tips for ownership [biglatka]
Aug 10, 2004 (2:48 am)
so is there any reason to get the v8? i'm not towing anything...