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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#2343 of 2607 Re: 2001 4Runner - Head Gaskets and Injector issues [sbowl1]
Jul 25, 2008 (3:17 pm)
Don't know about all your issues. I do know the best way to mess up your fuel injectors is to run out of gas. The injectors suck up the dirt in the gas tank and get clogged.
It sounds like your mechanic is not familiar with Toyota 4Runners and are trying things at your expense.
When it's time for replacing my timing belt. water pump, transmission fluid, etc. at 100K it's going to the dealer.
MOST good dealers know what they are doing.
#2344 of 2607 2005 4.7L V8 Limited
Jul 30, 2008 (7:57 am)
In the market checking for good 4Runner deals and came across a great deal on a 2005 4.7L 32V V8 DOHC FI. Does anyone currently own this vehicle? This model has roughly 43,000 miles and comes with Navi and the JBL option. Any suggestions, comments, discouragements, etc. welcome.
#2345 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [tvulich80]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:13 am)
We have a 2005 4runner like the one you are looking at, but no navi. It's my wife's car and she loves it. No trouble to date. My brother has a similar 2003 and loves it also.
#2346 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [tvulich80]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I had an SR5 V8 w/o JBL or Navi.
I had a few problems with it: car died 11000 miles. Computer just died for an unknown reason. The dealer replaced it but since the car was out of service for 21 days, I had the lemon law complaint ready to go. Also a few days after the warranty expired I had a filter in the exhaust system go for $600 and change and the serpentine belt replaced for another $600 and change (but that might have included a service visit, I can't remember).
That and the notorious transmission clunk (a heavy clunk when I would step on the brake at a stop light.
#2347 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [ponytrekker]
Jul 30, 2008 (1:36 pm)
The clunk is from the axle/driveshaft, not the transmission.
#2348 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [tvulich80]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I have the Sport Edition - same year, motor, etc. These vehicles are bullet proof. I have almost 51K on it with no problems.
The only comment I have is that the front end seems to be hard to keep in alignment. Or is it my wife hitting every pothole?
#2349 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [chuck1]
Jul 31, 2008 (8:53 am)
No alignment problems on my 2003.
#2350 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [nedzel]
Jul 31, 2008 (9:59 am)
>>The clunk is from the axle/driveshaft, not the transmission.
#2351 of 2607 Re: 2005 4.7L V8 Limited [chuck1]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Good to know. The one I am looking at has 43k miles, navi and JBL system - for $17000 asking price. Obviously the market is taking it's toll on these vehicles. The V8 doesn't seem to get much worse fuel economy than the V6. I figure there will be more to come, so I will offer $15k out the door. Thanks for the response!
#2352 of 2607 Drive Line Clunk True Fix
Aug 03, 2008 (9:59 am)
Believe me this works
Remove both ft and rr drive shafts and throughly clean both the male and female splines.
apply liberally GM part number 12345718 grease ,cost, about $50.00 for 16 oz can from a GM dealer parts counter.
Reassemble and your clunk will be gone.
It has worked for me sofar for 15000 miles.
I hand packed the grease in an inexpensive small grease gun and will pump in some when or if the clunk reappears.
BELIEVE ME THIS REALLY WORKS. UNTIL I DISCOVERED THIS GREASE I HAD TRIED EVERY KIND OF GREASE KNOWN TO MAN AND ALL WOULD WORK FOR ABOUT 300 TO 500 MILES THAN THE CLUNK WOULD REAPPEAR.SEEMS THE LAST GENERATION TAHOES HAD THE EXACT PROBLEM AND THIS WAS GMS FIX AND I WORKS ON 4RUNNERS AS WELL.