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You are in the Toyota 4Runner
What is this discussion about?
Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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Mar 03, 2006 (8:58 pm)
I hope the info helps. I'm going on the premise you might have some kind of tire issue. Hopefully you don't have an out of round wheel, steering system issue, brake issue, or once again, an alignment issue.
When the next generation 4Runner debuted in 2003, several owners posted about wheels having to be replaced, while a few complained about steering issues. I recommend searching the 4Runner forum with 'steering' as your search word. There are 10 pages to review.
You might try another dealer, especially if you can find one with the Hunter equipment. Last but not least, you can escalate to Toyota or grudgingly fork out the $$$ on your own to see if the Hunter 9700 will cure your 4Runner. Good luck.
#1626 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [agnosto]
Mar 04, 2006 (3:31 pm)
I bought my 1999 sr5 new. It has 73000 miles at the present. I had front rotors resurfaced twice already. I was informed that the next time it will have to be replaced. Do you think that the rotors could be defective in material?
#1627 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [bula3]
Mar 04, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I have a 1997 SR5 with 135K. no problems with rotors...could it be a terrain issue? commute car etc....
#1628 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [bula3]
Mar 05, 2006 (10:23 am)
Well, there is always a chance the rotors to be of defective material, but I believe the issue is with excessive/improper torquing of wheel lug nuts... make sure the torque setting is correct to avoid any chance of over torque...
Mar 05, 2006 (11:17 pm)
Followup. My original reply was meant to advise using the StraightTrak equipment by Hunter, which is what my dealer used to correct my alignment. The GSP9700 is a balancer. The StraightTrak is for alignment. Hopefully you caught this on Hunter's website. Sorry if I led you astray.
#1630 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [bula3]
Mar 06, 2006 (6:58 am)
If you've gotten 73,000 miles out of your rotors then you're doing great. Defective? No, absolutely not. Resurfacing the rotors is basically taking material off them. After doing that once or twice, the rotors are too thin to meet specifications.
73,000 is excellent life out of a set of rotors.
#1631 of 2607 Re: any issues with front rotors on a 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 4WD [nedzel]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2006 (8:36 am)
I agree, 73K on rotors is outstanding.
#1632 of 2607 Service Agreement
Mar 06, 2006 (9:04 am)
Has anyone purchased the Service Agreement?
My dealership offered me 7yr/75k for $760. Seems like a pretty good deal and am tempted to purchase it...
#1633 of 2607 Re: Service Agreement [yalker]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2006 (9:09 am)
Be sure to read over the 'exclusions'.
#1634 of 2607 Re: Service Agreement [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 06, 2006 (9:56 am)
The finance shark told me its a bumper to bumper deal (minus normal wear and tear paint/uphostry/fluids/hoses/breaks/belts) with 24 hour road side assistance.
The crazy thing he told me is that I could have work performed at a mom and pop shop and they can directly bill Toyota for the work.
Thing I would get it for is things like all the computers/electronics that seem to set you back a grand everytime something happens to them.
Am I nuts? I have always steered WAY clear of extended warranties.