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#2147 of 2607 1994 Toyota 4Runner- "Clicking" Noise
May 05, 2007 (9:06 pm)
I recently bought a '94 4Runner and upon returning home, I started giving it a tune up. I noticed that there was hardly any oil in it, and that it was making a slight clicking noise. It seems to be coming from my engine block, on the right side. It gets faster as I accelerate, and louder as well. I thought immediately, that it was the lack of oil, or perhaps a clogged oil filter. We changed the oil, and the filter, but it continues. My next guess would be the Valve lifters, or the valves themselves, are worn and need replacing. The oil pressure seems to be just fine, and fluctuates as it should on my gauge. I just wanted to know if anyone has had similar problems, and what exactly was causing the clicking. I would appreciate any help.
#2148 of 2607 Re: ac/heat problem [melindaj]
May 10, 2007 (8:59 am)
Have someone leak test the system if not already done so.
#2149 of 2607 Re: ac/heat problem [biglatka]
May 10, 2007 (9:43 am)
I will thank you!
#2150 of 2607 Re: Clunking when accelarating and stopping [charlie4runner]
May 11, 2007 (10:35 am)
Hmm, that's the correct address.
Anyway, I thought it couldn't be covered under warranty. I spose you sweet talked the dealer. But in any case, I'm going to start looking for one, I've heard the part is hard to find right now.
Thanks Charlie, for the info.
#2151 of 2607 Re: Clunking when accelarating and stopping [thebluewave]
May 25, 2007 (10:54 am)
I found a part and reviewed the Lexus TSB and still have one question for Charlie, if your still out there. There is a few parts that go along with this, wondering if I need the other parts with the driveshaft (u-joints, slip yokes, ect.) and the rear suspension kit from the Lexus TSB. I have an SR5 so I'm thinking the Lexus rear suspension is different.
BTW, I can't get anyone here in the states to cover this under warranty or even do the swap. According to the brainless service advisors, the parts aren't compatible and may void my warranty. What??? What a bunch of idiots. Like they could tell if the driveshaft is Lexus or not.
#2152 of 2607 What Grease to Use?
May 27, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Lubricating the Drive Shaft calls for use of two types of grease. Could I simply use the Mobil One synthetic grease for both?
From the manual - '99 4Runner 4WD "Use a grease gun to apply multi-purpose grease to the No. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 grease fittings. Apply molybdenum disulfide lithium base chassis grease, NLGI No. 2, to the No. 4, 5 and 6 grease fittings (double cardan joint)."
#2153 of 2607 2000 won't start, strange "clicking" sound comming from the fuse box
May 27, 2007 (2:11 pm)
I have a 2000 Limited with the Identity system, I can't get it to crank and there is a strange "cliking" sound comming from the fuse box under the hood. When I turn the key that "clicking" tunrns into a steady hummmmm that can be heard several feet from the car. I tried to jump it with no luck, and of course it's 5:00 on Sunday, of a holiday weekend, so I out of luck until tuesay with anyone in town. Please help. -Ben
#2154 of 2607 Re: What Grease to Use? [drex1]
May 28, 2007 (12:09 pm)
The Moly grease is higher temperature and higher pressure rated. I use it for all fittings on my cars instead of the GP grease.
#2155 of 2607 Trailer Light Relay Kit
May 31, 2007 (7:41 pm)
I have no power to the factory installed trailer light plug for my boat trailer running lights on my 2000 4Runner. The turn signals and brake lights work just fine. The dealer said that I need a new trailer relay kit at a cost of $347!! Is this something that a do-it yourselfer should even attempt to replace? If so, where is it located and how does one get to it, and does anyone know a parts store national chain that would handle such a thing? I presume that the relay module blew because of wet trailer lights, but this is the first time it has happened since the 4Runner was new. I saw an old message that suggested that these things blow pretty easily. At the apparently high price, that concerns me!!
#2156 of 2607 AC "Auto" Button
Jun 03, 2007 (4:20 am)
I am having a hard time getting the "Auto" temperature control button to work on my '99 Runner Limited. It seems to work fine in the early morning driving to work, but when I am try to use it in the late afternoon/evening, it won't go into auto AC mode. The otherwise works fine. Any ideas of the cause or how I might fix this?