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#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.
#1498 of 2607 Re: Plugs and Wires [nippononly]
Jan 06, 2006 (9:03 pm)
Warning - stick with factory. They are specifically designed for your engine application + you never want to put platinum plugs if it's not called for by the manufacturer in spite of the plugs claims.
#1499 of 2607 Re: Plugs and Wires [grahmm]
Jan 07, 2006 (12:26 am)
I think these ARE platinums, twin-electrode platinums.
Anyway, I always buy from the dealer for that. Had one too many experiences of opening the parts store plugs and discovering they had been returned by someone else and were covered in grease from the last purchaser.
#1500 of 2607 Getting under the headliner?
Jan 07, 2006 (10:53 am)
1999 4Runner Limited
I want to install a satellite radio antenna on the roof (it's now sliding back and forth on front dash with mixed results). Basically, I need general advice on concealing a wire running from the dashboard to top back of the roof (at the top center of the rear door frame.
1. How can I send a wire up from the dash and under the post trim to the headliner? (I only know how to get the center dash apart -- does the post trim even come off?)
2. Can I use a fishtape to get from one end of the headliner to the other? Is there stuff that I could damage with a fishtape? Do I need to take the whole headliner down?
3. Anyone tried sneaking a satellite antenna wire out under the third brakelight gasket? (read about that "technique" on a Tacoma discussion group -- seems to me like trouble eventually)
#1501 of 2607 Re: Plugs and Wires [nippononly]
Jan 08, 2006 (6:48 am)
The plugs the Toyota dealer gave me for my '99 Runner were DENSO K16TR11. The DENSO plugs are Dual-Ground and I've never gapped a dual-ground spark plug before (so I did not try to). From discussions here, I understand the plugs come from Toyota pre-gapped (at 1.1 mm). Can anyone confirm that?
The 6 old plugs I removed were different brands (3 NGK and 3 DENSO). I know that Toyota often uses both in the factory and these are supposed to be replaced every 30K miles. Does this mean these are the original factory spark plugs? I purchased this car about 2-years ago (off-lease), so I assumed the normal maintenance schedule would have been followed. The plugs were well worn and my 4Runner (99K miles) appears to have more power now. I wonder if they had ever been replaced by the previous owner?
I don't know what material the electrode is made of? Any ideas? Has anyone ever used platinum or iridium plugs in a 3.4L 4Runner?
Jan 08, 2006 (5:14 pm)
if it's standard practice everywhere, but several dealers in my area have told me that all the plugs they sell for Toyotas are pre-gapped.
#1503 of 2607 04 4Runner, V8, Annoying harmonic humming noise
Jan 09, 2006 (11:12 am)
04 4Runner, limited, 4.7L V8.
My 4Runner generates an annoying harmonic humming noise from the driveline at 70-75 MPH. Release the gas paddle or go faster will eliminate this noise. It started recently, after the master cylinder pressure sensor failed, which caused the trac lights on. The dealer has replaced the sensor and everything seems back to normal, except the humming noise.
I notice 2 TSBs on the similar issues (humming noise). Just wondering if anyone who has similar issues and got it fixed. Thanks in advance.