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#1488 of 2607 Re: Problem with engaging/disengaging 4WD [clemdia]
Dec 31, 2005 (8:34 pm)
I have the same problem at the moment with my 1999 Toyota Limited 4Runner with the flashing 4wd indicator.
Has been in the shop multiple times which resulted in multiple switches and now a transfer case without results.
Just put up $2k for the transfer case because the Toyota dealer took mine apart and seems like they could not find anything wrong, so I towed it to another shop for a second opinion and they put a used transfer case in for me because the original was striped down to nothing (thanks Dealer).
Tried AWD once and it worked and when I tried it again it got stuck with the lights flashing again and it feels like it is in 4wd.
I am ready to go to Toyota Corporate now as well because they do not seem to know how to fix it and I have spent a lot of money and time.
If you find anything out, please let me know.
Did you replace the transfer case motor?
#1489 of 2607 Re: Replace a starter on a 2000 Toyota 4 Runner [fernnn]
Jan 01, 2006 (8:38 am)
Look at message 777 on how to replace the starter. It is a bit more work than you might expect.
#1490 of 2607 Re: '99 4Runner Timing Belt [rschwarz]
Jan 01, 2006 (1:54 pm)
My '99 4Runner has 99,000 miles and I am looking to get the timing belt replaced. Should I get all the other belts replaced (AC, Power Steering, and Generator) at the same time?
Second, since these three belts have to be removed to replace the timing belt, then should the dealer charge me any extra labor for just putting on the new belts (instead of the old ones).
What has been your experience?
#1491 of 2607 Re: 2005 Sunroof Noise / Rattle ? [blasky]
Jan 01, 2006 (3:09 pm)
I've had the same problem in my '03 4Runner and most of the noise occurs when my sunshade is closed. When it is open, I don't hear any chatter at all. What did the dealer say or do when you took it to him?
#1492 of 2607 Re: '99 4Runner Timing Belt [drex1]
Jan 01, 2006 (10:10 pm)
As an retired Toyota Service Manager I would say that they would be more than happy to put the new belts on with just the part cost (they have to be removed). Make sure you stick with dealer - believe it or not I've seen too many messed up by independents to count with disasterous results for the owner seeking to save a little money.
#1493 of 2607 Plugs and Wires
Jan 03, 2006 (8:23 pm)
How often should I be changing the spark plugs and wires on my 1999 4Runner, 6-cyl, 3.4L? Any recommendations on which type/brand spark plugs to use?
#1494 of 2607 Re: klaudnyc [aurn]
Jan 04, 2006 (7:33 am)
I have a 2005 4runner sport V6 4x4. I have been having many issues with this vehicle, one of which is the shimmy on the highway at around 60mph. If you look up the service bulletins on the vehicle, you'll see that there's a bulletin for the steering column on this vehicle where there's a defective part on certain models that causes this issue. There are many other issues with the wheels, pressure sensors, and suspension. I am currently going back and forth with Toyota over several issues. Ours has issues when turning right, the front wheels slide, and the slippery road indicator comes on. My wife has just found this posting board, and there are many with similar issues on their 4runners.
#1495 of 2607 Re: 2005 4Runner High Freq Vibration [wilkinss]
Jan 05, 2006 (12:19 pm)
Did you ever get your vibration problem resolved? I am having the same issue.
#1496 of 2607 Re: Problem with engaging/disengaging 4WD [rocksolidtubes]
Jan 05, 2006 (4:00 pm)
The ADD switch turned out to be the real problem (see http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/add/)
The original transfer case WAS shot because the motor that engages 4WD was burned out (and that motor is not available as a single part -- ugh). According to Toyota the ADD switch was shorting and is what somehow ultimately burned out the transfer case motor.
Toyota Corporate advised my dealer to NOT drive the car with the flashing indicator until fixed because the motor in the new transfer case could burn out too.
Toyota was very good about it, and I suppose at worst I now have an "average" overall service record given that this was the only repair in 6 years.
Hope that helps --
#1497 of 2607 Re: Plugs and Wires [drex1]
Jan 06, 2006 (7:57 am)
I am pretty sure those are 60K-mile plugs, same as mine which is a 2000 V-6. I don't routinely change wires, but you can easily check with an ohmmeter and replace them if the resistance is too high, or if you see arcing.
I always just use the Toyota plugs (ND's) because if you buy them from the dealer they are pre-gapped. And because that is what the truck came with. Needless to say you can save some money OR buy potentially better plugs at the auto parts store. That is a personal preference thing.