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#1851 of 2607 4Runner Problem with sudden spark plug failure
Jul 13, 2006 (3:54 pm)
I have a 2000 4Runner with 53000 miles. Today I experienced a sudden loss in power caused by a failure of a spark plug. Also some oil leaked through the valve cover gasket during this incident. I was running on five cylinder for 5 miles to the shop. I have always done the recommended maintenance and the oil level in the car appears full. I left it with our repair shop, A Toyota dealer. I think there may have been a short in the coil. Any help Out there?
#1852 of 2607 Re: 03 4-runner electrical problems [kakers]
Jul 13, 2006 (8:41 pm)
kakers, I'd unload the vehicle and get a new one the day before your warranty expires. But first, take it to a different dealer and see if they come up with a different prognosis, as some dealers are better than others. If they don't find anything, then write down your radio presets and replace the battery, even if you have to pay for it.
Your dealer IMO should have done this as a courtesy, especially after 3 service visits. If the vehicle has lost all electrics, I'd suspect a bad battery, battery ground, or perhaps water got into (or behind) one of the fuse boxes causing everything to arc.
Just the same, if it was mine I'd dump it and just get another one if it can't be fixed.
#1853 of 2607 Re: 4Runner Problem with sudden spark plug failure [hed111_100]
Jul 14, 2006 (1:33 pm)
What did the dealer say?
#1854 of 2607 Re: 90' 4-runner with 2.4L, 5-speed [wolfgang356]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:16 am)
hi.. thanks for your advise...
but, please kindly give me some more details how to disassemble the shift stick & those ring/washer underneath.
I can only work inside the truck , not necessary to take off anything from underneath??
#1855 of 2607 Re: Toyota 4Runner: Problems and Solutions [steve_]
Jul 18, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I have a 1998 4Runner and the clock stopped working. Is any one else having this problem, and is the fix worth a trip to the dealer?
#1856 of 2607 when I bought my 2000
Jul 19, 2006 (6:50 am)
the clock wasn't working. The dealer I bought it from fixed it for me before I took delivery, said they had to replace it. The part was like $100 from Toyota. Seems overpriced to me, but I wasn't paying the bill. Perhaps if that seems excessive to you too, you could check out auto recyclers or other avenues for used ones.
#1857 of 2607 external gas
Jul 20, 2006 (7:18 am)
just a followup on my question about carrying gas on the outside of the vehicle. In California it is allowed when put in metal drums with locking tops 5 gallons max or so says the California Highway Patrol....will find out about AK when I get there.
#1858 of 2607 regular vs premium gas on a v-8 2005
Jul 24, 2006 (9:29 am)
does anybody know if using 87 instead of 93 harms the v-8 engine? i don't get any pinging but don't want to hurt the car. thanks
#1859 of 2607 Re: regular vs premium gas on a v-8 2005 [yarosh]
Jul 25, 2006 (3:23 am)
There are very few vehicles that require 93 octane.
If you (and your engine) are happy with 87 octane, by all means use that. It won't harm your engine and you'll save a boat load of money.
BTW, fuel requirements for your '05 are listed in your Owners Manual.
Hope this helped.
#1860 of 2607 Re: regular vs premium gas on a v-8 2005 [bobgordon]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:30 am)
thanks, it did help.