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#2098 of 2607 Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s
Feb 23, 2007 (5:39 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 2607 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [andrew17]
Feb 23, 2007 (8:13 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 2607 idle surging problem
Feb 24, 2007 (8:17 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 2607 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [bobgordon]
Feb 26, 2007 (3:49 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 2607 Re: Use of Walkie-Talkies in 4Runners and RAV-4s [andrew17]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:05 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 2607 Re: idle surging problem [chedderhead]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:14 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 (3:35 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.
#2106 of 2607 Re: Clunking when accelarating and stopping [charlie4runner]
Mar 01, 2007 (7:32 pm)
For whatever reason, I never got a notice on my email that you had sent this wonderfully informative response to my "clunking" problem. I apologize for not responding. Here is the latest; my 2003 V8 4runner was just at the Toyota dealer for 4 full days. I told them the clunk is so hard at times, it feels like I've been rear ended. I'm certain the first day they had my car, no one even looked at it. They finally diagnosed it as needing a new drive shaft. Guess what? They replaced it and it still clunked. So they replaced it again. So we shall see if the clunk persist or if it is gone.
I must say, I had a wonderful service rep. He knew I was frustrated. And all the work was covered under warranty.
However, if I feel even one clunk, I am going to tell them exactly what you sent me regarding the Lexus Service Bulletin. I really do appreciate all the great information you sent me.
#2107 of 2607 Re: Clunking when accelarating and stopping [silor]
Mar 12, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Glad to be of assistance. I know the feeling when you try to explain the problem to the Service Dept.
Good Luck, I hope you get it fixed.