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#10248 of 11429 Benefits of stability control
Oct 28, 2004 (2:37 pm)
Some good news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has hit the wires today. Stability control (standard in recent 4Runners) has a major positive effect in reducing single-vehicle accidents. This makes logical sense for high clearance vehicles like offroad-capable SUVs, which, by necessity, have a higher center of gravity and therefore might handle poorly or be more likely to roll over in emergency situations.
Here's the news release: http://www.iihs.org/news_releases/2004/pr102804_1.htm
After experimenting with the 4Runner's stability control in some very slick conditions (but not in traffic!) around the turn of the year (I posted a summary here then) I can also say that stability control should also help keep you out of the occasional ditch. It's a good complement to traction control and ABS, and I'm happy that Toyota chose to include the whole set in the 4Runners.
#10249 of 11429 Re: Transmission [flkracker #9968 and msg #7367]
Oct 29, 2004 (4:23 am)
Just drove off the lot with a 2004 Limited 4WD Full Time V8 demo, 5000 miles. On occasions when I come to a complete stop it feels like a clunk or downshift in the transmission is the best way to describe it. I will continue to monitor and hope the response posts to [2003help #7367] are correct. Any further help appreciated.
#10250 of 11429 Re: Transmission [kylek11]
Oct 29, 2004 (11:09 am)
Get a grease gun and load up the U joints and sliding yokes on the driveshaft. The driveshaft is dry from the factory. Greasing the joints should make the banging go away. It's worked for me.
#10251 of 11429 Tailgate Window UP via remote?
Oct 29, 2004 (1:20 pm)
Does anyone know if there is a way to program the 4Runner (2003+) to also raise the tailgate window with the remote control? The reason I ask is the user's manual says (page 21):
"The back window opening program by wireless remote control can be changed or disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer."
I figure this means there is someway to raise the window via the remote -- how handy would that be?? Sticking the key in the tailgate to raise that window is a bit of a pain. So, if anyone knows how to change this, let us all know!!
#10252 of 11429 Anyone seen the 2005 Sport V8 4x4 yet?
Nov 01, 2004 (11:51 am)
Is the 2005 Sport V8 4x4 available yet? I'm checking a few online sites for the 4Runner and all of them list the V6 models, but not one of them is selling the V8 models. Has anyone seen a 2005 V8 4Runner yet? If not, any ideas on when it's going to be available?
#10253 of 11429 Re: Anyone seen the 2005 Sport V8 4x4 yet? [autostart]
Nov 01, 2004 (12:18 pm)
- to add to my previous post, there are plenty of "2004" V8 models available, but I'm looking for a 2005 V8 - the +35hp is the attraction to me! (2005 V8s are touting 270hp as opposed to the 235hp of the 2004 V8 models).
#10254 of 11429 Re: Anyone seen the 2005 Sport V8 4x4 yet? [autostart]
Nov 01, 2004 (12:50 pm)
According to the 2005 Toyota 4Runner brochure, the V8 version will be available in January 2005.
If you look at the Toyota website for the 2005 4Runner in the specifications section, it also states the v8 will be available in January. I'm waiting, too ! ! !
#10255 of 11429 Re: Anyone seen the 2005 Sport V8 4x4 yet? [gcmello]
Nov 01, 2004 (2:11 pm)
Oh boy. It's going to be a loooong wait. I hope I don't succumb to a 2004 sports edition
#10256 of 11429 03 4Runner defroster vent rattle
Nov 01, 2004 (9:40 pm)
A few months ago there were some posts from owners who noticed a rattle in the area of their defroster vents near the windshield - a jiggling noise that seemed in some cases to be temperature related.
A similar sound has developed in my vehicle - it clears itself in warm sunlight or if I run the defroster at very warm temperature on high for several minutes. But if I start out on uneven pavement or washboard road in cold weather the rattle is very noticeable across the entire span of the windshield. Apparently, the defroster hardware (vents)contracts under cold temperature and something inside loosens up.
Do any other owners who've experienced a similar problem have a way of dampening the hardware by inserting something into the vents or spraying something that might counteract the increased play within the parts , a method that doesn't require pulling out the dash to access the defroster vents? I'd rather live with the intermittent noise than take a chance on creating a worse problem by having the dealership tinker inside the dash. Of course, if anyone has had their dealership successfully eliminate the problem by going inside the dash, I would be interested in knowing how the technician accomplished that, as well.
#10257 of 11429 rattle problem fixed
Nov 03, 2004 (12:05 am)
Based on reports I saw of a similar problem with Toyota's RAV4 on these boards - decided to spray base of windshield with WD-40. Worked. Rattle gone. It was the interaction of the windshield with the exterior cowling - dry and cold conditions created friction.