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#1841 of 2607 Re: 95 Toyota A/C works only while engine is cold [wolfgang356]
Jul 11, 2006 (7:24 am)
Thanks for your help wolfgang356. I did not find any SSC or TSB on the 1995 4Runner V6 model. I took it back to the Toyota dealership and they told me to drive it for a month because they can not re-create the symptom (of course: I leave it there in th eevening, they turn it on next morning while the engine is cold, the air is cool and the A/C works fine).
It is getting really hot/ muggy here in Washington, D.C.; now I try to find a dealership (maybe in Southern California?) that has a trained A/C mechanic familiar with this issue and recommends the replacement of the orifice tube/ expansion valve or the dessicant. I will send the recommendations back to the dealership... -what a headache! -If I have any results, I will post it! =Andrew17
#1842 of 2607 Exhaust Coming In Through Rear Window
Jul 11, 2006 (7:14 pm)
Any ideas on how to keep exhaust from coming in through the rear window? I'm thinking about going to Midas or something similar and have them mod it - bend it toward the side.
#1843 of 2607 Re: moonroof rattle [69mach1]
Jul 12, 2006 (7:26 am)
Have a 03 4runner, got rattle in the moonroof area. Took it in and they said they couldn't find a rattle, so they just greased it, didn't work. I have feard that toyota is the wordt at this kind of service. They don't want to fix anything.
#1844 of 2607 Re: Exhaust Coming In Through Rear Window [quattroffroad]
Jul 12, 2006 (7:34 am)
I also have the same problem, the tail pipe is too short, and should have a pipe added to be vented to the side.
#1845 of 2607 Re: 03 4-runner electrical problems [ggoins]
Jul 12, 2006 (9:23 am)
So I am now on my third trip to the dealer for this problem, it happened again last night. The weird thing is that it only seems to happen on really hot days. The last time I took it to them they replaced the ignition switch which obviously didn't work, and they supposedly checked all the grounds. I don't know what to do, I can't drive it because I have no brake lights, turn signals, air, windows, etc... when it does this. But, once it cools off outside everything turns on again. Plus my warranty is up in a month, do I need to think about selling this car or will Toyota honor this until its fixed.
#1846 of 2607 Re: Exhaust Coming In Through Rear Window [lovewalleye]
Jul 12, 2006 (12:33 pm)
might help some but the vacuum created at rear will still pull in fumes.
#1847 of 2607 Re: Exhaust Coming In Through Rear Window [quattroffroad]
Jul 12, 2006 (2:26 pm)
It's called the station wagon effect and that's why the manual says don't drive with the rear window open.
#1848 of 2607 Re: Brake Lights [biglatka]
Jul 13, 2006 (8:44 am)
Thanks for your suggestion biglatka, I checked the switch as well but it seems to be working fine. I can tell it works becuase when I manually push the switch back and forth myself I can here the lever in the gear box being released etc which is also controlled by the switch. Do you have any other suggestions?
#1849 of 2607 Re: 03 4-runner electrical problems [kakers]
Jul 13, 2006 (9:03 am)
maybe a relay problem caused by temperature. it's not unheard of that temperature can cause a tiny circuit board with hare-line fracture or cold solder joint to fail a continuity check.
check this out.
#1850 of 2607 Re: Brake Lights [mrkamz]
Jul 13, 2006 (2:15 pm)
I'm not sure about a lever in the gearbox being controlled by this switch. What is this function for? Do you have a manual or automatic transmission? I know this switch also affects the cruise control. When you press on the brake it takes it out of cruise control. Now did you check to see if moving the brake pedal actuates the switch? I assume it is a push-button switch and pressing the brake should either press the button on the switch in or allow it to go out (forgot which way it goes). If so with the key "on" can you get the brake lights to come on when you operate the switch manually?
Other than trying this, I would do continuity checks along the brake circuit starting with the rear. Check to see that you're getting 12 volts on the line and work yourself back to the origin of the circuit (source of the 12 volts). A wiring diagram would be very helpful here. How about unscrewing all three bulbs and checking for voltage at one of the sockets when the pedal is pressed in (again with the ignition switch in the "on" position). It's worth a try. I once had both headlights go on me and I spent an hour checking out the circuit before I decided to check the headlights themselves. What's the odds on that?
It's frustrating, good luck with it.