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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#935 of 11429 Reply to clicking - jasan and sunny44
Dec 02, 2001 (11:27 am)
This is getting more interesting. Last night, it was the first time. I heard a small click when I slowed my 4runner (2001 - 1500 miles)down for an expected stop sign ahead of me. This time I did not apply any break and only take my foot away from accelerator. Now, I must agree with Jasan. This is not related to ABS. It is some kind of on/off switch to control something. It must be designed for this way. I guess Toyota may make this controller too sensitive but they must have a good reason. To safe our life is a good reason. Again, I trust Toyota quality. Do you know if Toyota has a website we can post this question to them? Sorry. I could not disclose the model and story about my friend's SUV on the internet. Regardless, I likes the car and my son (11 years old) was so excited when I told him he could have this 4runner when he turns 17.
#936 of 11429 4Runner TRD supercharger
Dec 02, 2001 (12:30 pm)
I have a 2002 4Runner that we took to see the in-laws up in Jackson over the Thanksgiving weekend and it really would have been nice to have a few extra horsepower as the transmission would abruptly downshift on hills providing for a bit of a jerkey ride for passengers. My guess is that even 20 or 30 extra horsepower would have eliminated this problem. Therefore, does anyone here have the TRD supercharger? If so, what sort of fuel economy are you seing? How much do they cost? Two dealers here claim to know nothing about the TRD supercharger.
#937 of 11429 SUPERCHARGE
Dec 02, 2001 (12:39 pm)
The TRD supercharger costs about $3000 plus installation and adds something like 75 HP. Fuel economy may actually go up. It takes about 300 miles of driving with it before the engine computer figures out how to use all the extra air.
Dec 02, 2001 (4:46 pm)
I was at the dealership the other day, while I was looking through some documentation I came across a nice diagram of the VSC system. In my particular case the click happens infrequently, only when slowing and is coming from the passenger side. If you can get your hands on a diagram of the VSC system you'll notice that in the engine compartment (close to the cab) on the passenger side is the deceleration sensor. The diagram doesn't give any insight as to what happens when decelerating but I would guess that this is the source of the clicking. I believe 2001 was the first year of VSC on the Runner, if everyone else who is experiencing this has a 2001 or later than I would take bets on it. <<<< Interesting. You did nail the location of the click -- the passenger side. When the mechanic at my dealership looked for it, with me there, it did seem to be coming from the ABS system -- we could feel it passing through the sensors in a box on the passenger side under the hood. But perhaps it originates in the VSC system. They said they looked at some 2002s, and it happens on them, too. I'm going to keep on them to find a way to quiet it, so i'll pass on this info. Thanks. Cathy
Dec 02, 2001 (4:48 pm)
I also want to comment on the click that I reported yesterday. I was wrong. The click is still there! It seems I had just ignored it for the past 6 months, but this discussion caused me to listen for it last night. Sure enough, it is still there. It happens when the pedal passes the half way point and does it every time. Ya'll made me aware of it again. It will probably take me another 6 months to begin ignoring it again!
<<<<<<< Sorry 'bout that! Cathy
#940 of 11429 Clicking
Dec 02, 2001 (6:29 pm)
I also have a clicking or vibration sound, emanating from under the passenger side dash. The clicking only seems to occur at idle with the truck in gear, whether the brake is engaged or not. I believe that the sound is due to a vibration that occurs when the engine is idling.
#941 of 11429 Supercharger Resale?
Dec 04, 2001 (12:36 am)
Does anybody know how much a supercharger would add to resale value down the road? Or how much a current (2nd gen) supercharger would be worth in a few years (probably more than 7 or 8 years). Thanks.
Dec 04, 2001 (5:59 am)
Is 3K a good price for the supercharger or could they be had for under 2K?
#943 of 11429 Value subtracted?
Dec 04, 2001 (7:59 am)
jf01: My guess is that a supercharger would hurt resale value, unless you found a buyer that cared as much about it as the seller.
I would never buy a vehicle that had an aftermarket supercharger. I'd take that to mean the seller drove it hard and fast, and shortened its life. But maybe that's just me.
Dec 04, 2001 (11:12 am)
I think dead cost to the dealer is about $2600 without installation.