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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#2095 of 2606 Re: 2003 SR5 V8 - Starting Problem [co_4runner]
Feb 06, 2007 (10:05 pm)
I have an 03 V8 Limited with 40 thousand miles and no problems yet. I bought a Toyota for dependability and quality and so far it has lived up to my expectations. The only problem with it is my wife thinks it is too big and will not drive it. I am thinking of selling it and buying a RAV-4, but that would be a real let down from my quiet, smooth running (bad gas mileage) 4R. Good luck.
#2096 of 2606 Re: Power door locks unlock, but dont lock? [kingcomedic]
Feb 17, 2007 (4:03 pm)
I had a similar problem, the remote keyless would activate "unlock" and the lights would flash and alarm beep but nothing would happen when you keyed "lock". The drivers door toggle would activate "unlock" too but not "lock". I pushed the drivers door toggle HARD forward to the lock position and back to unlock a few times and eventually the lock engaged. After that the remote keyless lock worked too. I think either the toggle was hanging up or the contact was not quite working. In any event the remote would not lock as I think the misaligned toggle somehow inactivated the locking feature.
#2097 of 2606 2004 4 Runner A/C Blower motor Help!
Feb 22, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I just took my 2004 4-Runner in for its 30,000 mile chcck up. When it went in the AC was working fine. When it came out, the blower would not work. The dealer denies any blame. Says that the blower was not operated -- and they could not have caused the problem. They say that the motor is burned up and will need to be replaced. Service included changing the cabin filter. Motor is a V-8. Can any mechanic out there tell me if the service could have contributed to the problem?? It seems strange that it was working going in and was burned up comming out of service.
I keep the thermostat set on 72 and it was on 69 when they parked the car in the service area for pick-up. Yet they say they did not operate the A/C. Comments??
#2098 of 2606 Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s
Feb 23, 2007 (6:39 am)
I intend to buy a 10-16 mile radius walkie-talkie. The 2006 4Runner V-8 manual states the following on Page 79:
"Do not perform any of the following changes without consulting your Toyota dealer. Such changes can interfere with the proper operation of the SRS front airbag system in some cases.
*Installation of electronic devices such as a mobile two-way radio, cassette tape player or compact disc player..."
1. Does a pocket walki-talkie would fall into this category? Would it interfere with the ignition/ alarm system?
2. Does one need a license to operate a walkie-talkie that qualifies to communicate beyond 3 miles? (How to get it?)
3. Is there somebody who tried to operate a walkie-talkie in a 2004-2006 4Runner/ or Rav-4?
Your help will be highly appreciated! =Andrew
#2099 of 2606 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [andrew17]
Feb 23, 2007 (9:13 am)
Andrew, are the walkie-talkie's you will be using be portable? Takes batteries?
If so, you'll be fine.
What the manual is referring to is a "hard wired" two-way radio device. Meaning that you actually wire the radio into your truck, positive...negative...etc.
Question 1; No, the pocket walkie-talkie does not fall into that category nor will it interfere with ignition/SRS/alarm systems.
Question 2; You will not need a license.
Question 3; I've used my portable walkie-talkie in my old '04 Highlander and currently in my '06 4Runner with no problems at all.
Hope this helped.
#2100 of 2606 idle surging problem
Feb 24, 2007 (9:17 pm)
I have a 1990 4runner. It idles high at 1200 rpms when warmed up. When I am on the brake the engine starts to surge. The rpms drop to 900 then right back up to 1200 this continues on in 2 second intervals until you take your foot off the brake. Any ideas on what causes this?
#2101 of 2606 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [bobgordon]
Feb 26, 2007 (4:49 am)
I intend to buy a shir-pocket size, battery operated walkie-talkie for a cross-country trip, possibly the same you have now in your 4Runner. If it works for you - will work fine for me. Were you able to run it on stand-by a whole day? Is this a Motorola or other brand?
Thanks for the great info! =Andrew
#2102 of 2606 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [andrew17]
Feb 26, 2007 (6:05 am)
No, I can't last a day on stand-by, will go through batteries.....
The brand I have is V-Tech with a range of about 4 miles. But I want to replace it with another brand (more powerful) that I can use either battery mode or plug into the cig. lighter socket.
I'm going to look at the Motorola radios.
#2103 of 2606 Re: idle surging problem [chedderhead]
Feb 26, 2007 (6:14 am)
It could be a vacuum leak, could be carbon build up around the throttle plate.
Start with removing the air cleaner intake hose and inspect the throttle plate for carbon.
Take a can of carb. cleaner and spray down the throttle plate. Of course engine "off" and throttle plate closed. Let the cleaner sit a bit then wipe and carbon off with a clean rag.
Next soak a rag with carb. cleaner and hold the throttle plate open and wipe the inside of the throttle housing down.
Try this easy fix (hopefully) first....
Mar 01, 2007 (4:35 pm)
I haven't kept up lately and don't know if there is a general fix for this problem yet - but was mulling over some ideas the other night. For those who do have the problem - do any of you have the Valor (sp?) exhaust tip? I've heard one person say that the cabin air intake is too close to the exhaust and this is the source of the problem - so I wonder if getting the chrome/gold whatever exhust tip - which I assume would extend the tailpipe several inches (which may not be true) might help. Also - one might even just take some heavy duty aluminum foil, or thin tin from a hardware store, and extend their exhaust by 3 inches or so - can someone with this problem try that? Could work perhaps... If the problem is indeed too tight a coupling of the exhaust and intake that is. Metal tape might last a week or at least a few days to prove the concept... They get hot so I don't know if duct tape would work for attaching the aluminum foil or tin.