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#2572 of 2606 Re: oil change light? [yotadado9]
Nov 27, 2010 (8:27 am)
Usually you have to be on the mileage portion and hold the mileage result down as you turn your car on. Double check your owners manual but that should be the fix.
#2573 of 2606 Re: Tire Pressure Monitors [newdavidq]
Nov 27, 2010 (8:30 am)
The tire pressure has to be within a pound of the recommended mfg pressure for all 5 tires. Monitor it because you may have picked up a nail or something.
#2574 of 2606 Re: Tire Pressure Monitors [newdavidq]
Nov 27, 2010 (9:38 am)
It's not uncommon for the indicators to come on when the temperature drops. Also, the spare could be low. Unfortunately, the only way to add air is to drop the spare. Bad design.
Personally, I would add a couple of pounds to all four tires, and see what happens. If you still get a light (and you have no nails, etc.) it's the spare.
#2575 of 2606 Timing belt on 2000 4 runner 92000k
Nov 28, 2010 (9:24 am)
Have checked toyota service manual about changing belt on unit, and I can't find a mileage or time line to change belt. Some mechanics say 90000k or soomer! Also was told to change water pump and thermostat on at same time to prevent problems later. Would appreciate some timely info. on my unit. Thanks.
#2576 of 2606 Re: Tire Pressure Monitors [chuck1919]
Dec 01, 2010 (4:05 pm)
It was the spare. Had about 25 lbs. in it. The upside is I got to experience the tire changing procedure (without changing a tire). Inserting the jack rod into the tire lowering mechanism was a little tricky but better to learn in my driveway rather than alongside the freeway. The Toyota lug wrench looks pretty weak; I'm going to throw in a criss-cross wrench just in case. Thanks to all for the advice.
#2577 of 2606 Re: Timing belt on 2000 4 runner 92000k [allen42]
Dec 01, 2010 (6:05 pm)
For my 4-runner, we changed the timing belt about ever 100,000 miles. We did not change the water pump or thermostat. Sold it at 210,000 miles and it was still ok. Many mechanics do recommend the change. I am sure you reduce your risk by changing the water pump as well. But, many owner don't and seem to be ok. This is a risk call for each owner.
#2578 of 2606 Re: Tire Pressure Monitors [newdavidq]
Dec 01, 2010 (6:09 pm)
Usually the light goes on in fall when the weather gets much colder, thus the tire pressure is reduced. Everytime it happen to me, it always ended up being the spare. While it may feel like it is full, it usually is below the desired pressure. So, I would check you tire pressure all the way around including the spare in fall when the weather gets colder. I agree, much better doing it in you drive way then on the road.
#2579 of 2606 1997 Toyota 4Runner with rear brake issues
Dec 15, 2010 (10:24 pm)
I have a rear cylinder leak. Any chance after replacing the rear axle, axle seals, bearings, brakes, drums,etc. from an earlier service that the cylinders would have been replaced or overlooked? I went through this after a diferential leak.
#2580 of 2606 Re: 1997 Toyota 4Runner with rear brake issues [pixelpusher67]
Dec 16, 2010 (6:59 pm)
There is always a chance that the mechanic missed it, however, it is unlikely. That is a normal item that a mechanic would check for. Either there was no fluid in the system during the initital inspection or the cyclinders did not leak.
#2581 of 2606 Re: Check Engine: P0171 DTC on '99 4Runner [agnosto]
Dec 19, 2010 (1:08 pm)
I found the problem by doing research on line and replaced the MAF. Cost was parts only--pretty easy to do yourself.