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#1014 of 2607 Re: front wheel rattle 05 Limited [neumie2000]
Jun 08, 2005 (6:22 am)
I have a 2004 4Runner, at 10,000miles both front "Sway bar Link pins" needed to be replaced. The dealer said that they have had problems with these parts. The symptoms were noise in the front end, slight instability on turns. The state inspection did not pick it up. I had to crawl under the vehicle and manually move each suspension part, from tie rods to the link pins. I immediately noticed that the right side was very loose and the left starting. I do no off road travel, and the vehicle is babied to the nth degree. The dealer replaced them easily under warranty. All 2004 owners check this out before the warranty runs out. No recalls yet from Toyota. Ford Explorer types had the same problem and recalled.
#1015 of 2607 Re: front wheel rattle 05 Limited [dom4]
Jun 08, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Now you have my interest. Can you describe the noise? When did the noise happen? What kind of "instability" did you experience. As I've said, I just hear a metallic clank when I hit an especially abrupt bump or pot hole. I only hear it when the windows are down, and never when they are up. I have not experienced any "instability," although I'm not exactly sure what that means. I'd be curious if you could provide some additional information.
Thanks in advance!
#1016 of 2607 Leak from Moonroof
Jun 09, 2005 (12:55 am)
Has anyone else had a problem with a small leak from the moonroof? I had brought in my 2003 4runner to my dealer and they advised me that the sunroof was designed to have drains to catch this leak. Should I be concerned??? since my warranty expires soon too. The rubber gasket surrounding the moonroof glass also appears to be "bubbling" up.... My dealer advised me that they would have to replace the entire sunroof assembly if I was to fix this...Any feedback appreciated...
#1017 of 2607 Re: Leak from Moonroof [yeti351]
Jun 09, 2005 (10:11 am)
I guess you should have kept it in the garage like me or at least oiled the rubber. After you leave it out in the sun, the rubber bubles up from the heat and sun damage; once it is to that point it is runined for life. I think your moonroof is toast now, you need to get a new one.
#1018 of 2607 Re: Replacing Starter for 4WD '99 4Runner (move involved than you think) [d
Jun 09, 2005 (11:16 am)
Thanks for the info. I own a '95 4WD 4Runner and I imagine that it's the same headache (cuz it looks like it is). I shall attempt this on my own.
#1019 of 2607 Re: 1987 4-runner idle problems [mwrluthier]
Jun 10, 2005 (3:25 pm)
I feel for you - vacuum leaks are SO hard to find. Rather than devices, check the vacuum hoses first, starting with the ones to the brake booster. I am assuming this is a 22R-E? The factory shop manual is very helpful for this type of problem - it has all the vacuum routings diagrammed. You need to meticulously check them all. In the end, I bet it is a hose rather than a vacuum control, but with the age of your Runner, it could be either. Good luck!
#1020 of 2607 Re: Leak from Moonroof [kevin__lojac3]
Jun 10, 2005 (7:49 pm)
Please excuze my ignorance. If you have a sunroof on your 4R and you park outside (dont have a garage), then do you expect a leak in sunroof in three years.
And to get a new rubber lining do you have to replace the whole sunroof unit?
#1021 of 2607 Re: 95 4RUNNER PROBLEMS [udsav]
Jun 11, 2005 (3:38 am)
Did you get an answer to your problem? I have a 2005 4runner and just purchased an 8 to 4 pin connector for the wiring harness for my trailer (trailer is brand new) but its not working....going to call toyota service when they open.....any suggestings?
#1022 of 2607 Re: Tire pressure monitor [jmtreetop]
Jun 11, 2005 (7:03 am)
I had this problem also, there "IS" a monitor on the spare, & this is usually what is causing this in cold weather....
#1023 of 2607 Re: rear spoiler on toyota 4runner [kiefer1]
Jun 11, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I wonder if it would be possible to order one without the spoiler. Every one I see in CA has it.