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#794 of 2607 Thanks so much!
Feb 13, 2005 (11:36 am)
Thanks to your advice, I plan to have my oil, coolant, transmission fluid and starting battery water levels and a second compression test to confirm damage tomorrow. What specifically do I need to ask for? Can this be done at any gas station with a mechanic on site?
The only work that had been done on my car since then was an oil change and alternator replacement a few months ago but would this have any impact on the radiator? I know, but how do I prove it!?
Sadly as usual, hindsight is 20/20 because mechanic #1 had previously reimbursed me for the alternator which was deemed faulty by Toyota when they replaced it a few months ago. In addition to the 5/04 radiator, mechanic #2 had replaced the alternator in 6/04. Unfortunately, the problems didn't start until later and now seem to have snowballed.
I need to drive my old 4Runner 60 miles for trade in this week for the new 2001 4Runner. I'm psyched because its a beauty but it will only mean more financial debt. Please be specific about the above suggestions and any others which I should take to drive my old 4Runner. Details would be helpful given that I am a car ignoramus. Again, thanks a lot and wish me luck.
Have a great day!
#795 of 2607 Re: Thanks so much! [oline]
Feb 13, 2005 (5:34 pm)
When you have differant mechanics performing work on your vehicle, its hard to narrow down the blame for problems as they develop. The people involved here, including yourself will all be finger pointing. Your problem started when the vehicle overheated and you did not know that you should have stopped the truck immediantly, which you did not and call for assistance. I am afraid that your lack of knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance and operation will be a factor if you decide to pursue legal means against mechanic #1.
You need to get some advise from someone who can inspect your vehicle and then you make a determination if you think you have legal recource.
#797 of 2607 noisy injectors? or lifters?
Feb 13, 2005 (9:07 pm)
I see some questions about a certain "tapping" or ticking noise from the 3.0 v-6. I own the 93 sr5 4runner.Lately it has gotten noticibly louder..like when i pull up to macdonalds along a wall i can hear a ticking but not deep like a knock.I can't really pinpoint where it all comes from..the injectors have always ticked..but now i have come to the conclusion that i need to switch to synthetic oil..i think lubrication has alot to do with it. I also have had a 3 inch body lift and the little rubber mat that is in there around the steering shaft has been moved away and ever since then i have heard every little tick of the the engine running. it bothers me to hear any ticks, it has over 141,000 and still really puts out the power with 5/88 gears and 33's it tows and runs great except for those stupid ticks that drive me crazy.
#798 of 2607 should I buy a ~'94 4Runner?
Feb 15, 2005 (12:24 am)
Hi, I'm going to be buying my first vehicle in the next few months and right now I'm looking at 4Runners from around 1994. Basically, I'm hoping for a vehicle that will last me about 3-5 years. Can anyone tell me if there are any common/major issues with this vehicle or my expectations of it?
#799 of 2607 vibration at 60mph up
Feb 15, 2005 (9:40 am)
buying a 98 limited 2wd, 147,000 no leaks engine quiet. has vibration at 60 .looked at the u joints and front has thrown grease above it has fitting for lube. is it bad once thrown grease or could it be unbalanced tires. some grease on the rear u joint also. any ideas why
no vibration at lower speeds. also drivng lights won't come on switch lights up, is there a fuse and where, will check bulbs asap. mainly need help with the drive shaft issue.help
#800 of 2607 Re: should I buy a ~'94 4Runner? [maxpower!]
Feb 16, 2005 (12:47 pm)
Not sure about 94's but do a Google search for ALLDATA recalls for 1994 4Runner and other searches on 4Runner Headgasket problems.
#801 of 2607 2001 coolant drain plug ?
Feb 16, 2005 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2001 factory manual and the illustration that identifys where the block coolant drain plug is ....well... sucks. The radiator plug is obvious. Can someone point me in the general direction/side of block for the plug ?
#802 of 2607 Re: Alotawatts, thanks for the 2 bits. [yomols]
Feb 16, 2005 (12:57 pm)
If Park or Reverse won't lock the wheels get it checked !!!!!!!!!!!!!! pawl/gear problem