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#2491 of 2607 Re: 2002 SR5 4Runner Purchase
Oct 07, 2009 (6:37 am)
Dude! I am so sorry not to have responded in a timely manner. I JUST saw your post today. I did indeed buy a 4Runner, although my post was so long ago I am not sure if it was the same one you're referring to. I work for Toyota as a Certified Sales and Leasing Consultant, read salesman, and found an absolutely cherry 4Runner that was on our lot for about 4 hours before I bought it outright. There were at least 4-5 other folks, salesman and customers alike, who wanted to buy it. It is a 2002 SR5, 78K miles, leather, running boards (which are coming off for rock-sliders) sunroof, rear air, R locker, black with Chrome Package. I did all my research on it, including original port manifest, and it originally retailed for almost 35K. I am the third owner and obviously I got an employee discount. My "out the door" price was $12,300, which included 7.9% tax and dealer-handling. My plates were about $175. The truck runs like a champ. I switched to fully synthetic oil (using only a genuine Toyota oil filter) and put in a new genuine Toyota air filter. I started out getting 17/19 mpg, but since have improved to a consistent 19 mpg around town and 21 mpg highway. Loaded or unloaded, doesn't seem to make a difference. I do a lot of off-roading and this truck is great. Good road manners too. Easily one of the nicest all-round vehicles I have ever owned. Couldn't be happier. I also put a new set of rubber on it, Yokohama Geolander A/T S's. After doing my research yet again, the best tire for the money for my use of it and quite capable off-road. I highly recommend this truck. If you can find one with even 100-120k that is in good shape for a fair price, I wouldn't hesitate on buying it. They are pretty much bulletproof. Hope this helps!
#2492 of 2607 restore or junk it?
Oct 09, 2009 (11:23 am)
Help! I have a 1997 hunter green 4runner 4x2 with 183,000 miles on it that my boys seriously put the body through heck. I am in love with 4runner ... do i restore it for about $4,000 or purchase a used one in better shape. Found a 1985 4x4 with 154,000 miles for $4800 in the white color I like and in great shape. Understand the 97' to be a great engine, same with 95?
#2493 of 2607 Re: restore or junk it? [lara4]
Oct 09, 2009 (8:50 pm)
You didn't mention how well your '97 runs. If it runs well, why not just give it to your boys (they can learn the responsibility of ownership and fix it up themselves) and you can get the '95 for yourself. You can also try to negotiate the $4800 price down.
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#2495 of 2607 Power door locks unlock but won't lock
Nov 03, 2009 (10:33 am)
I am experiencing the exact same problem with a 1999 4runner limited as I have read many others have with power locks. I just bought this truck and the dealer had already replaced the actuator. When I got the truck it would unlock every time and would only lock the doors occasionally. Now it does not lock at all, except manually and still unlocks with the door button or remote. I found on toyotanation.com a reply that sounds feasible, but I have not tried it yet. This person said to replace a fuse block that is under the steering column. Supposedly he did it himself and it fixed the problem. He mentioned that there are about 12 harnesses that have to be unplugged to get to the fuse block and also that there are 2 large fuses that would need to be replaced. It was mentioned that the part was approx $238 and the dealer wanted $260 to install it but he did it himself in about 1-1.5 hours. Does this sound right and can the average Joe do this?
#2496 of 2607 2000 V6 4Runner Limited
Nov 09, 2009 (4:46 pm)
While driving home today, I opened the sunroof and it would tilt but not open all the way. I eventually opened it, without any weird sounds that I recall. Now that I'm home, the sunroof is midway and will not close. I tried holding the button for 10-15 seconds as some advised, and it opened all the way instead. I tried manually pulling the sunroof shut, but have not had any luck. Please help me!
#2497 of 2607 2006 4Runner VSC light comes on
Nov 12, 2009 (7:57 am)
Have a 2006 4Runner. Cranked veh and Check Engine light came on along with the VSC lights (VSC Off light, VSC Track light, and Veh icon light). Lights remain on while driving...2 days now. Veh runs fine. Have switched from 2wd to 4wd and back. No problems. I also checked all fluid levels due to Check Engine light coming on...all is well. Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions ? Thanks
#2498 of 2607 Re: 2006 4Runner VSC light comes on [hulk3]
Nov 13, 2009 (6:56 am)
I had this happen on my 2006. Since all the VSC lights were on I assumed it was some kind of fault, so I took it to the dealer. They told me it was because I hadn't put the gas cap on tight enough and charged me $50. I've always known that not tightening the gas cap would turn on the check engine light, but found it suspect it would also turn on ALL the VSC lights, but they were insistent that it would. I'm still not sure that was the problem, but it's never happened again since.
#2499 of 2607 Re: Oil Changes and Tires [chuck1919]
Nov 13, 2009 (7:36 am)
5k mile oil changes with highway use is more than sufficient. I would recommend the BFGoodrich radial Long Trail if 2WD or the Rugged Trail if 4WD if used off road at all.
#2500 of 2607 Power door locks unlock but won't lock
Nov 23, 2009 (11:39 am)
For all of the 4 Runner owners that are having problems with the power locks that will unlock but not lock electronically. I found one person that actually sounded like he knew the fix, so I checked with a couple service techs and then bought the part and installed it myself and everything is working great. I do not know that it is the same part for all years but the 99 4runner part # is 8273035260. Toyota list is $259.95, I bought mine on line from Toyota of Richardson in Richardson, TX for $203 including S&H. I took about 45 minutes to an hour to install. The part is the tan colored fuse block at driver's left knee. Take panel off and 2 bolts hold fuse block in. There are 14 or 15 wiring harnesses plugged into the block. I numbered each one with a sharpie as I took them loose and numbered the new block accordingly. If I can do it, you can too.