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Mar 30, 2006 (5:09 pm)
I've read the earlier posts regarding the exhaust noise generated during acceleration/load.
I've noticed on my 2006 4Runner that the exhaust manifold does appear to be rather "thin" thus producing the exhaust tapping noise.
I'm curious to know if anyone has taken their 4Runner or other Toyota vehicle with the V6 engine to the dealer and what they said/did. I plan on driving another '06 4Runner this weekend and will see if it produces the same sound.
Or if anyone has fixed (replaced) the manifold, what you used?
#1678 of 2607 Re: Check engine light / VSC light [bobgordon]
Mar 30, 2006 (7:28 pm)
while i could see it causing the ECU to toss a CEL, i'm having a hard time believing the VSC and TRAC lights would come on for that (unless the car was bucking violently).
#1679 of 2607 Re: Intermittent clunk when releasing the brakes [kirkn]
Mar 31, 2006 (5:15 am)
Can you describe the noise with a little more detail? Is it a type of "clanging" when you hit a pothole? Also, can you hear it with the windows up or only when the windows are down? Since new, mine has made a clanging type (metallic) noise when it hits a pothole. I can only hear it when the windows are down. I cannot tell you what it is...but I can tell you that I have been in several new model 4Runners, and the Lexus equivalents, and they have all made the same noise. I have not worried about it as the vehicle has been flawless since new and I don't want to "fix" what isn't broken.
#1680 of 2607 Moon Roof Clanging Noise...
Mar 31, 2006 (2:25 pm)
I have noticed a clanging noise ONLY when the sun/moon roof is opened all the way intermittently... I have a 2006 Toyota 4Runner LTD V8 4WD... anyone else has experienced this... is this normal???
#1681 of 2607 Re: Check engine light / VSC light [user777]
Mar 31, 2006 (3:18 pm)
While I agree that the only light that should come on is the MIL, anything is possible with the OBD II generation. Maybe there were other factors or conditions.
And I doubt that the car was bucking violently due to a hole/crack in a charcoal canister.
#1682 of 2607 Re: Intermittent clunk when releasing the brakes [neumie2000]
Apr 01, 2006 (3:03 am)
I had the same issue. I lubed the driveshaft zerk and the trouble was cured. Lately, I'm getting pinging while running 87 octane, so now I'm using 89 octane. I'd never heard it before til I took a short slow drive at 25mph with the windows down. I couldn't hear it with the windows up. Brand of gas makes no difference. Needless to say, I'm disappointed. This just started. I have a 2003 V6 with 20,000 miles. I'll followup if necessary.
#1683 of 2607 Re: Intermittent clunk when releasing the brakes [canddmeyer]
Apr 01, 2006 (3:55 am)
You might want to try and clean your injectors.
Purchase a bottle of Chevron Techron Fuel Injector Cleaner (at Target or auto parts store). Run your tank near empty and add this (per instructions) and fill with a good premium gas; Amoco Ultimate works well. Run that tank near empty, then fill with a 87 octane.
Also, if a majority of your driving is city, take your 4Runner out on the highway and "open it up". City driving can cause deposits to form in the combustion chamber and cause a "ping" or pre-detonation condition.
#1684 of 2607 4Runner V8 Oil Change at Valvoline
Apr 01, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Does anyone know if Valvoline Oil Change Shops are able to install the correct oil filter on a 2005 4Runner with V8 engine. Also do they have to remove the skid plate to access the oil filer and drain plug? Thanks.
#1685 of 2607 Re: 4Runner V8 Oil Change at Valvoline [lynx50]
Apr 01, 2006 (8:47 pm)
ALWAYS stick with the factory oil filter even if you have to buy one and bring it in. Toyota has engineered the oil filter for your engine. At your oil change shop your going to get the cheapest help and the best filter they can buy for maybe a whole dollar. I wouldn't chance it. You'll proabably find the dealer price about the same as the jiffy lubes. The quick lube outfits can do a lot of damage. Seen it time after time.
#1686 of 2607 Re: Check engine light / VSC light [bobgordon]
Apr 02, 2006 (7:16 am)
The car was sitting in a parking lot, started it up, and all three lights came on.
While I don't doubt that a loose gas cap can cause the check-engine light to come on, what I seriously doubt is that "I" left the gas cap loose, hence I thought it had to be something else.
Either way, it was fixed under warranty, (otherwise a $750 bill). I also took the opportunity to get the slip yoke and propeller shaft lubricated.