Last post on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1825 of 2607 Re: Clicking noise from 4Runner Engine [canddmeyer]
Jul 04, 2006 (3:37 pm)
You both are correct...
Most of what you are hearing is in fact the injectors opening and closing but under a load, it's also an exhaust noise from the exhaust manifolds.
My '06 V6 4Runner has a terrible exhaust noise under load; between 2000 and 2700 rpm.
Toyota has a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) for '05-'06 V6 for the Tundra with this very problem. It is an exhaust manifold replacement with a newer style manifold to remedy this problem. Toyota won't cover my '06 due to the fact that "not enough people have complained about it" for the 4 Runner.
What's strange is that the exact same motor that is in the Tundra (V6) is in the 4 Runner.
Not to worry, I'm not done with Toyota on this! Call customer service and if enough people bitch about it, they'll listen. Toyota Customer Service; 1-800-331-4331.
#1826 of 2607 Re: Squeaking from the belts? [drex1]
Jul 07, 2006 (5:35 am)
I just bought a used 2003 4Runner that was doing the same thing. The dealership is replacing the tensioner that would produce loud chirping on a cold startup but wouldn't be heard if the car had been running for awhile. The dealership told me that there was potential for the tensioner to cease up and the truck would not be driveable. Have it checked out!
#1827 of 2607 Re: 03 4-runner electrical problems [kakers]
Jul 07, 2006 (3:11 pm)
I have almost the same problems with my 1997 4-Runner. Has yours been fixed?
#1828 of 2607 Re: 90' 4-runner with 2.4L, 5-speed [calviny]
Jul 08, 2006 (9:05 am)
Mine did same thing --- it was a dark green plastic (or nylon) washer about side of 1/2 dollar at base of the shifter. It was broken --- replace and shifted great. Was like $5 and took 1/2 hour. I also replace trans oil with Valvoline Synthetic too.
#1829 of 2607 Re: 95 Toyota A/C works only while engine is cold [andrew17]
Jul 08, 2006 (9:09 am)
Isn't there a (Special Service Campaign) SSC for the expansion valve? --- was on both my '90 and '93. Dealer evacuated, replace vavle and refilled no charge (FREE) --- when 4Rnr was 10 years old. Check under TSB/Recall on Alldata to see if it covers your year.
#1830 of 2607 Re: 90' 4-runner with 2.4L, 5-speed [wolfgang356]
Jul 08, 2006 (10:39 am)
Thanks but I am having the problem with the electrical. Windows, Sun roof, air conditioner, gauges, and alternator are not working.
#1831 of 2607 1999 toyota 4ruuner clutch some times stays on floor when depressed
Jul 08, 2006 (11:42 am)
Could the return cyinder be bad on my 99 runner the pedal sometimes stays on the floor I need to know how to diagnoses this problem.
#1832 of 2607 06 Cruise Control
Jul 10, 2006 (8:04 am)
Love my new 06 Sport V6, but i'm a little bothered by the Cruise Control over-revving on very slight hills. Unlike my other cars that smoothly accelerate slightly, The 4R appears to shift out of overdrive on mild inclines,increasing RPM about 10K. To me this is not efficient for MPG. I know it's not for lack of power 'cause when not in CC it takes only slight acceleration, with only 1-2K RPM increase, to maintain speed. I wonder if there's a CC adjustment Toyota Service can do?
#1833 of 2607 New wheels
Jul 10, 2006 (9:11 am)
I've got a 2004 SR5 V8, with the 17" wheels and tire pressure monitoring system. I'd like to add a 2nd set of wheels, and I'm wondering if I need special rims, or also have to purchase a special kit, to have the tire pressure monitor on the new set of wheels.
#1834 of 2607 Brake Lights
Jul 10, 2006 (12:54 pm)
I have a 97 4Runner SR5. I just discovered that my brake lamps don't turn on when I press the brake pedal which can be a very dangerous thing. All three brake lamps are are not working which led me to believe it was the fuse which I checked and found out to be working fine. Toyota and other places want to charge at least $90 just for a diagnostic and since I'm a student this is way too much money for me. I was wondering if anyone knows what the problem might be or any pointers. Thanks much for any help you can give a poor student trying to save some money.