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#1219 of 2607 2003 4Runner
Sep 10, 2005 (1:14 pm)
Hi, i own a 2003 Toyota 4Runner, V-6 4WD. I have this problem. The problem is that i hear a ticking sound when my truck is in park, and when i accelerate or put it in reverse i can hear the ticking until ai reach a high speed. I think it is coming from underneath, but i don't know where. I took it to the dealer, and they always tell me they fixed it but i still have the problem. They told me it was the exhaust, but they put a new one in and it still does the same thing. Can Any1 help?
#1220 of 2607 Re: Moonroof Stuck Open [goshenbob]
Sep 10, 2005 (4:07 pm)
I just got my 03 Limited back from the dealer. Last week a cable broke in the moonroof, so allegedly they couldn't replace just the cable..they had to replace the motor because the cable spools up in the motor...then they had to replace the frame because it was allegedly bent...all totaled after 4 days in the shop it cost me $2300 to fix..of course to my luck the warranty was up. $1500 for parts and $800 for labor on a two year old moonroof..
#1221 of 2607 2000 4-Runner Starting Issues
Sep 10, 2005 (5:16 pm)
My engine is very tempermental in starting as of recent. The engine will always start but make take two turns of the ignition...just a hard start and you have to turn and hold hold the key longer than usual. I have taken the car to the dealer and they cannot figure out the problem as it is not the starter, battery, or ignition. The dealer suggested going to to a different dealer and refunded my money after thinking that cleaning the IAS Valve was the easy fix (didn't work). Anyone had a similar problem?
#1222 of 2607 Re: Moonroof Stuck Open [jbl123]
Sep 10, 2005 (8:12 pm)
Toyota wouldn't give you any help ? What did they have to say?
I've never read of a similar problem with a moonroof nor have I ever had any moonroof issues.
$2300 ? That hurts big time.
#1223 of 2607 Re: Thud in transmission [pleupold]
Sep 12, 2005 (8:45 am)
Same problem with thud on 2003 V8. I wonder if Toyota will fix it.
Does anyone has a fix to this problem.
#1224 of 2607 Re: Thud in transmission [jacekm]
Sep 12, 2005 (6:51 pm)
I have a 2004 V8 Limited. Had the darnest time trying to figure what was going on. The thud seem more noticeable when starting and stopping. However, car did not necessariyl had to be rolling. After coming to a complete stop, at a red light, if you waited say 5 seconds, you'll get a thump. Weird. Passengers would always look at the rear to see if been nudged by another car.
After some persistence with the dealer, Toyota Canada sent the dealer a new drive shaft. I'd tried to get some specifics as to what was the cause.
The vehicle doesn't do the thuds anymore. There was a noticeable change. However, I'm still a little paranoid if they really fixed the problem.
I'm not completely convinced because I may have some other problems with the car. In my limited knowledge of vehicle mechanics, I think the truck is too heavy for the brake system. The brakes always seems to struggle stopping the car smoothly. Very hard to explain.
Perhaps that is the nature of the 4Runner. I can't be convinced that is the case after spending that much.
#1225 of 2607 Re: Over Heating problem [biglatka]
Sep 13, 2005 (10:37 am)
Thanks all for the tips,
After flushed the radiator and checked thermostat over the weekend. Problem still persists, except it takes longer to get over heat, ran it w/o thermos.
Based on what Squeakydeke describes, i'm like 80% certain it's a bad fan clutch. It has no resistance when the engine is hot and it canít turn any faster when i increase the gas. I can even stopped it w/ my bared hand in effortlessness.
it was difficult to decide if i should go ahead buy from dealer and replace it. But i am not 100% certain if it's the fan clutch problem for sure and if it's not, then i will lose the $ on part, because it can not be returned. If it is, then i could save big $ on labor.
So, i decided to bring the car in dealer today to have them diagnose.
#1226 of 2607 Re: What to do with blown engine? [chuck1]
Sep 13, 2005 (1:11 pm)
They give you a 12 month 12,000 warranty.
#1227 of 2607 Re: What to do with blown engine? [big_beach]
Sep 13, 2005 (1:13 pm)
They give you a 12 month 12,000 warranty.
The warranty is great. However, I know many people who could not pass smog with these rebuilt motors. So-ask them, "Would you put in writing that this motor will pass the smog test when I have to go?
#1228 of 2607 Re: 2000 4-Runner Starting Issues [kld1]
Sep 13, 2005 (3:50 pm)
I am having the same problem on my 2000 4Runner, and I am going into the dealer on 9/19. I turn the key several times, get nothing, and then it always starts. On the phone, the guy said, "sounds like a bad starter." I hope they will refund my money if this is not the problem. Let me know if you hear anything.