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#2523 of 2607 2004 4runner mushy bad brakes!!! need to unite all owners!
Mar 10, 2010 (7:53 am)
i filed with toyota a case a year into owning while under warranty as i was being told that my mushy brakes close to the floor were normal for abs.. i knew it was not true and i opened a case.. they sent me to the dealer again via toyota corporate and lied to me again stating it was normal.. after coming out of warranty and a year later of coping i had another dealer in another state look at it as they said it was a bleeding issue.. not true, it was determined by this dealer that i need a new master cylinder.. we need to unite all 04 owners with this issue and file a case to get this issue repaired as 3k is not acceptable after years of complaining and safety compromise.. i am in disbelief that after years and years of owning every generation of 4runner that toyota elected to lie about this issue to many people..i have blogged with a dozen or more so far with the exact issue.. chefkelly99gmail.com
#2524 of 2607 same brake issue 2004 master cylinder
Mar 10, 2010 (7:58 am)
toyota lied to me under warranty three times and said it was normal for abs and now i am being informed by another dealer that i have a bad master cylinder and my car is now out of warranty....at 3k to replace...any ideas? chefkelly99gmail.com
#2525 of 2607 Re: '05 4runner brake pulse [chankins]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:05 am)
not alone.. my brakes on the 04 have been to the floor since i purchased the truck.. toyota lied to me until it was out of warranty stating they never had any other complints and that it was normal for abs.. i have been hearing this issue over and over.. i opened a case and they kept putting me off..now i am being told i need a new master cylinder at 3k to do the repair..also the ac dual zones will blow hot on the driver //actuator issues are also in large numbers...i think we should all unite..chefkelly99gmail.com
#2526 of 2607 Re: Pistol slap [tomh12]
Mar 10, 2010 (3:38 pm)
Tom, I have a 2008 4-Runner with the V8. When it sits for a week or more, on start up I get the most horrible banging knock for the first minute. It sounds to me like a defective lifter that is collapsing after sitting under spring pressure. It takes about a minute to pump up, then everything is fine.
It does not do it again until it has sat for a week or so. I have less than 20K miles on it. Sometimes it does not do it (probably when that lifter is not trying to open). My problem is that I spent $600 on the dealer manuals and the engine does not seem to have hydraulic lifters! Of course it is fine when I take it to the dealer.
Maybe we have the same problem... but, I am not sure what it is.
#2527 of 2607 are toyota 4 runner parts defective too?
Mar 11, 2010 (2:35 pm)
just has "oil gasket" blow driving away from my 60,000 mile checkup ($700). brakes went, steering went, stopped dead on highway, almost got killed. gave them perfect car, got back dangerous vehiicle. dealership always super-reliable. thought overworked mechanic forgot to tighten oil filter or something. they said it was defective. i have done all maintenance, always in love with car, now wonder: what's the point of genuine toyota parts if they're going to be crap too? i read about people wanting to get 300,000 miles from a car. my previous experience with a ford ltd was as soon as i used aftermarket parts it was all over. now, is dishonest toyota "value engineering" defective parts to save money? if so, i was get rid of the car in a heartbeat and buy a german truck. anybody have any thoughts? anybody a dealer? thanks.
#2528 of 2607 Re: are toyota 4 runner parts defective too? [yarosh]
Mar 13, 2010 (8:13 am)
Take a look at Nissan!
#2529 of 2607 squeaking steering wheel column when turning
Mar 15, 2010 (4:12 am)
When I am driving and turn even slightly the steering wheel column squeaks? any ideas on what this could be, lubrication?
#2531 of 2607 Recent drivability service price sounds high
Mar 15, 2010 (4:33 am)
I suspect that I overpaid for dealer service on my 2000 Toyota 4Runner here on Long Island, NY.
I had a driveability issue. Occurring months apart, the vehicle stalled twice while driving. The second time I figured I would have the vehicle inspected. My local Toyota service center had shut down last year, so I went to the closest one.
The service rep reported that I needed the following;
Replace Mass Air flow sensor: $468.98 (276.00 labor; 192.98 parts)
With the above, they said the following was mandatory:
Throttle Body serice - $186.99 (125.00 labor; 61.99 parts)
Finally, they said my ignition wires were not Toyota. That was strange to hear.
They replaced the wires for $184.37. (105.95 labor; 78.42 parts)
Total bill: $840.34 plus tax.
I gave them the go-ahead and the car was ready for pickup within two hours or less. Reading the bill in detail afterward, that two hour window of labor ran: $506.95. That sounded like a lot, considering that all the work might have been done by one technician. Parts pricing is suspicious, as well. And maybe the throttle body service stated as mandatory might not have been.
#2532 of 2607 4Runner Rear Brakes Seize - Park Brake Problem
Mar 23, 2010 (8:29 pm)
I have a 1999 4Runner and lately the drivers side rear wheel has been locking up due to the fact that the park brake actuator continues to tighten the pads against the drum. Obvioulsy it is supposed to adjust the tension everytime the park brake is activated but the problem is that it continues to do so until the wheel siezes. Is something wore out or do I need to replace something? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.