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#1554 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [indio06]
Feb 05, 2006 (6:45 pm)
If you can afford it ... the answer is YES. Btw, I just purchased a 2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD V8 (5 Speed) Shadow Mica/Stone Leather, after selling my 2005 Camry, and I am loving it, as nothing can compare next to it...
I believe and hope the 2006 4Runner should not have rotor issues (most bugs worked out as it is 4th year production since 2003 model), as I have been doing a lot of research and have not found any issues with the generation of 2003 year model.
I drove other SUVs compact/medium size but nothing can compare to the beast (I call the 4Runner)...
#1555 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!!
Feb 06, 2006 (8:42 am)
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie. Great site!!! Has anyone have , or has heard of having EXCESSIVE static shock, 24hrs a day, 365 days a from their runners? Mine does. I haven't measured it yet, but I'm sure it's in the 400k volts + range. IT HURTS!!!!! I've done some research and the only major issue I've come across was a problem that Honda once had with their Accord tires having too much silica content in the tires causing a poor path to ground. Talked to, and called techs at different dealers to see if their was any TSB's on this issue(17yrs spent as Toy tech myself) But none of them has seen or heard of such problems. Would appreciate any input.
I've tried everything to remedy this issue, including new tires, but no success.
Thank you in advance,
#1556 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [linacjsdad]
Feb 06, 2006 (8:47 am)
OOps!!! Forgot to mention I have a 2003 V8 4WD SR5 4Runner. 3 yrs of ZZZAAAPPPP!!!! hehehe.
Thank you, linacjsdad.
#1557 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [linacjsdad]
Feb 06, 2006 (8:57 am)
You might consider getting a pair of rubber grounding strips from an auto parts store. I understand they are effective.
#1558 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [tidester]
Feb 06, 2006 (9:17 am)
Been there, done that. Have them hanging already. Seems to be a tough problem to resolve, especially when others that I know of are not having this issue.
#1559 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [linacjsdad]
Feb 06, 2006 (9:27 am)
Then there's always metal chains but I'm sure you don't want to go that route!
#1560 of 2607 '03 4Runner Xmission Issue, Need Help
Feb 06, 2006 (10:08 am)
I've got a transmission issue on an '03 V8 4Runner where I was on a 3 hour drive where all of a sudden the Xmission would not go into 4th or 5th gear. I had to drive the rest of the way going slow since I didn't want to red line it in 3rd. I went and read the DTC code and got the following:
P0776 "Pressure Control Solenoid B Performance or Stuck Off"
But after the car sat for a little while I drove it again and the problem had gone away, so it's intermittent. Looking at the shop manual, the first thing it says to check is a specific solenoid. It seems plausible that the solenoid that they refer to was simply stuck due to the intermittent nature of the failure.
Checking the solenoid requires dropping the pan on the tranny. But at this point I'm pretty sure that no problem would show up, since the issue went away. I know the problem will come back at the most inconveinient time, so hoping that "it fixed itself" is usually not wise. I'd be inclined to simply replace the solenoid once I bother dropping the tranny pan since messing with tranny fluid and gasket sealer is such a pain.
Before I go to all the trouble though, has anyone else seen this?
I've got 65,000 miles on it already, so I'm out of the warranty. I got a Toyota because I wanted reliability. I'm not that impressed to be seeing issues in the Xmission already. This feels too much like something that would be expected on a Chrysler and not on a Toyota.
#1561 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [tidester]
Feb 06, 2006 (3:07 pm)
You know something, that just might work, I do ride a Harley . At least I'll match!!!! lol. I've been scratching my head on this one for quite sometime, my wife and I are both gun shy when we try to get out of the car, don't want to get shocked. I've asked the EE's here at my work if they have any ideas as to what might some of the causes be. They give me some ideas, but to no success. The car acts like a capacitor. It stores a lot of energy and let's you have it when you leave.
#1562 of 2607 Re: '03 4Runner Xmission Issue, Need Help [rentschl]
Feb 06, 2006 (3:21 pm)
As I recall, when I used to wrench for the Toyota dealer, we had that same problem in the Camry's a few years back. They did have a TSB out for that. Regardless, Toyota is very good at covering warranty work even after your warranty expires. If the dealer still does not do it out of good will after giving them a little pressure, ask for the Corporate 1-800 number and they should be more than happy to do "Good Will" warranty work. Toyota Corp. grades the dealership heavily on customer survey reports. I've done it many times when I wrenched.
#1563 of 2607 Re:Any issues with excessive static shock 24hrs, 365 days a year!! [linacjsdad]
Feb 06, 2006 (4:33 pm)
There are several contributing factors to the shocking situation. For example, low carbon tires tend to resist discharging more than others. Low humidity and fabric type (upholstery, clothing) also matter. Another approach you may try is to discharge yourself while exiting by firmly grasping a key (or coin or other convenient metal object) and touching it to something metal like your door frame. The idea is to spread the shock over a larger area but, of course, the downside is that you have to remember to do it!