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#2415 of 2606 Adjusting brakes on 05 4Runner
Jan 02, 2009 (4:52 am)
I own a V6 2005 4x2 Limited 4Runner. It's getting close to 45k service. The dealer close to my place charge $ 93.00 for the 45k service which include oil change, brake adjustment, fluids check, etc. all minor stuffs. I feel it's too expensive. I usually do oil change on my Camry. I can do oil change on my 4Runner too. No problem.
The question is "break adjustment." I don't see it on the maintenance manual. Do I need that? If so, can I do it myself? How? Can someone please give me some advise how to do it or where to look for the information. I have been looking for it online for hours and can't find any substantial info about adjusting the brakes. I am good with my hands and have some experience fixing brakes on toyota and honda sedans.
Thank you for reading. Happy holidays to all..........
#2416 of 2606 Re: Adjusting brakes on 05 4Runner [05_4R_owner]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:52 am)
Consider asking your dealer what they do during the brake adjustment. There is no adjustment for disc brakes that I am aware. They might check the pad depth but disc brakes are self adjusting. The only other adjustment might be the parking brake but if it is working ok it should not need adjustment either. Sometimes it is good to have the dealer trained technician take a look at the vehicle. Most dealers offer a complimentary multi-point inspection check of your vehicle when a service or repair is performed. They may find something now that may prevent a breakdown or an expensive repair in the future.
#2417 of 2606 Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner
Jan 02, 2009 (11:24 pm)
I've got an 04 4Runner with about 69k miles. When I'm on the highway I occasionally get a vibration that sounds like is coming from the roof. At first I thought it was the moonroof visor but I've since ruled that out. It seems to get worse as the outside temperature decreases. Any suggestions?
#2418 of 2606 Re: Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner [tbradp]
Jan 03, 2009 (7:22 pm)
No but if you figure it out let me know I have the same problem.
#2419 of 2606 Re: Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner [tbradp]
Jan 04, 2009 (10:06 pm)
Try adjusting the roof rack crossrails toward the back of the vehicle. This also lessens road noise.
#2420 of 2606 Re: Adjusting brakes on 05 4Runner [goodstar]
Jan 05, 2009 (5:59 am)
Thanks, I will try to pry out some info from the dealers what they do by saying break adjustment.
I think my brakes should be ok since they did 4k service. That time they charge me $65.00, which is ok. But, $93.00? I can't afford it. I don't know why they went up.
#2421 of 2606 Re: Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner [canddmeyer]
Jan 05, 2009 (6:03 am)
Yeah, I would check the roof rack first. For my 05 model, there is a sticker on the rack saying the quietest position for the cross bars. I don't know you have such sticker. If not, check with someone who has 05 model and try to adjust according to it. And I would make sure the screws of the cross bars are tight.
#2422 of 2606 1993 4Runner won't go in reverse when cold.
Jan 20, 2009 (7:07 am)
My '93 4Runner has been slow getting into reverse when cold. This has been ongoing for the past year. Sometimes it just takes a few seconds, and then it locks in and goes in reverse.
Yesterday, it wouldn't go into reverse at all. I took it to the mechanic, and he said the transmission needed to be replaced with a used one, at a minimum cost of $1,100.00. OUCH!
A few hours later, I was driving it, and it started going into reverse again.
Anyone have any ideas where the problem might be, and do I really need to replace the transmission?
Thanks in advance for your help!
#2423 of 2606 Re: 1993 4Runner won't go in reverse when cold. [nvntr]
Jan 20, 2009 (8:35 am)
Get a second opinion! And a third if you have to.
I've heard of this happening, and having it solved with a transmission flush, or that it was because of an issue with the neutral safety switch, or the vacuum hoses, or that it continued to happen even after a new transmission was installed. It's too big of a deal to go with the first mechanic's advice to replace the entire transmission.
#2424 of 2606 1990 4Runner 4x4 Front wheel area grinding noise
Jan 20, 2009 (7:28 pm)
There is a grinding noise, sounds like it is from the front wheel area. Replaced all wheel bearings in the front end. Didn't stop the problem. Doesn't do it all the time, just when I hit a rough spot in the road - then it starts. Stops if I slow down to 20 mph. Any ideas??