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You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#6613 of 11429 2000 4runner 4x4 shifter and brakes
Jul 03, 2003 (9:30 am)
The shifter IS connected to the transfer case, thats how it works, if you ever pay attention, it moves alot when you take off as well. So does the gear shifter. I have a 2000 tacoma 4x4 v6 (same powertrain) Mine does the same thing.
The brake issue,however is a little different, Mine do vibrate under hard braking from high speeds. They started this after I got sand in the brakes on one of my off-road adventures and had to get the rotors turned. I think is it just b/c they get so hot under that stress that the metal expands. When they have to be turned they normally aren't the same thickness all the way around anymore,even though they are not warped anymore, when the different thicknesses expand that makes it feel like they are warped. Hence the vibration. As long as it doens't do it all the time I wouldn't worry about it.
As far as the quality of Toyota goes, why does everyone "nit-pick" These issues. If my memory serves me right, Toyota built their rep by building a product that would outlast the rest. And they did that with the essentials. They are getting into the american market more and more so they have to put these LUXURY features in them to compete. Those features will from time to time have issues. I haven't heard about anyone having REAL problems with the operations of the vehicle. Sure they are MAN MADE there will be a few problems. But maybe we should sit back and think about how the other manufacturers quality is going.
Jul 03, 2003 (12:49 pm)
My remark was about Edmunds posting the old review where previously I found only new reviews. I thought maybe you guys ran out of vehicles to review and decided to post the old stuff
#6615 of 11429 tloke1: hmm by jaredmsd
Jul 03, 2003 (12:50 pm)
"It seems that you are trying to invoke a fight, or just simply tattle-tale..."
That's not the case at all or you would see my posts all over the place in different forums, and you don't. Unlike others, I do not make a habit of posting to forums with the sole intention of trashing a particular vehicle. For example, If I owned a "xxxx model" vehicle years ago that happened to have a lot of problems, and now drive something totally different, I wouldn't make it a lifetime goal to continuously visit the "xxxx" forums and make negative statements about it.
My posts concerning the 4Runner have strictly been in the "4Runner vs Grand Cherokee" thread. You don't find me on this thread making negative comments about the 4Runner. I found the case of the recent comments about Toyota 4Runner owners "imagining" their problems hard to believe. IF this had been an engine problem pertaining to a Grand Cherokee, you can bet the response would have been totally different - it would have truly "been a problem with the vehicle" and not the owner.
"but I'm sure if 4runnertexas wanted to get in on it, he'd be in the vs. discussion group getting in on it."
Why would 4runner Texas be following a "Grand Cherokee vs 4Runner" board?, and how can you speak for him? There are a ton of different threads for just about every vehicle, way too many for any individual to follow without spending every waking hour online.
I try to make balanced comments and statements on the "vs" board, is that not the way a discussion like this should be? And I have positive things to say about both the GC *and* the 4Runner. However, others have been totally one-sided, unfairly trashing the GC and never making one single positive comment about it. What good does that do anyone?
And by the way, I am curious as to why you have not "policed" the other posters as well?
Jul 03, 2003 (1:14 pm)
Gotcha. Note that it says "Reviews" not "NEW Reviews."
Thanks for visiting the "main" page btw. Lots of people just hit Town Hall and forget that we have all that other stuff out there.
#6617 of 11429 sorry for not returning requests....
Jul 03, 2003 (2:58 pm)
sorry guys, i have been out of town...
but the squeeking noise is close to a scraping on the chalkboard, very high pitched and repetitive...
it is not just a straight noise, it will sound, then the noise will fade, then after a second, the noise will return to the same squeek.
it occurs when the engine is first started, in the morning or after not being used for a long period of time, when the engine is "cooled off", after driving for a few miles and working the engine, the noise fades and fades until the noise is gone. then it returns, for example, start my car to go to a movie in the late afternoon (hasnt been used all day), squeeks like CRAZY, after about a quarter of the distance, maybe 4 or 5 miles, the noise will be very faint and soon stop.
come out of the movies 2 hours later, star the car up, and here comes the noise, same story as before.
i have taken it to the shop THREE times, and i called the fourth to set up yet another appointment to have it fixed, and the dealer simply said "its obviously not going to be fixed, we've tried everything"
as a customer, i want the origional engine that was inside my vehicle, i do not want a different one, even if it is the exact same..call me crazy, but i want my car to be the same as when i bought it, i choose against swapping engines.
within the next 9 days, i will receive information about a hearing in downtown (houston) to figure out the solution that will take place. one thing is for sure, wether my car is fixed or replaced, the dealer has assured me i will never hear the squeek again, which i am assuming means they will place me in early 04 model, we'll have to wait and see
Jul 03, 2003 (3:04 pm)
Sounds like a simple belt problem to me.
Jul 03, 2003 (3:30 pm)
With my experience on my 2003 and the belt related noises (see msgs 6285, 6380) I tend to agree with chorton. In the last 20 days the noise on my truck has simply faded away and has not reappeared for over 2 weeks. It seems to be like when you buy new sneakers. The new rubber soles squeak sometimes on the floor, but when they get a little dirty and wear in they no longer squeak. IMHO, the rubber belt seems to be sqeaking coming off the tensioner. I'd give it 1500 miles and see if it goes away. If it doesn't, you'll still be under warranty. It is a nuisance to drive a new truck making all that noise. I know, 'cause I lived it first hand. But being patient turned out to be the best course of action in my case. Good luck!
#6620 of 11429 4runtexas & 2walker
Jul 03, 2003 (6:01 pm)
Are the squeaks that you both experienced on V6 or V8 engines?
#6621 of 11429 Belt/Pulley Problem
Jul 04, 2003 (3:55 am)
Have new 03 V6 4Runner with 300 miles and have same chirping sound coming from belt when engine is cold. Have been in touch with corporate Toyota as late as yesterday, 7/3/04. They apparently have a fix for the noisy belt problem. Not entirely sure of the TSB number but it may be TSB EG012-03. Good luck to all of us with this exasperating problem. Contact your dealer/service dept. They should have TSB available to them by now. Hope it works.
#6622 of 11429 4Runner body flex squeak
Jul 04, 2003 (4:23 am)
I noted a post in this forum recently from someone with an 03 Runner conplaining of a noise coming from the rear of the truck when the body flexed as in driving slowly or backing out of the garage. Described it as a suspension creak. I had the exact same problem and was dismayed. The dealer fixed it yesterday in about 30 minutes. Turns out that the interior trim half panel in the back was not fully snapped down and was making this noise. There may be some other folks with this same problem. Truck is completely silent now. Happy 4th to all.