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#886 of 2607 Re: Using My Hitch [cbures]
Apr 10, 2005 (2:12 am)
The receiver issue was posted numerous times on this forum til about 6/2004. The receiver design was eventually changed, but early 2003 models had the issue. I bought my 4Runner with a manufacture date supposedly using the redesigned receiver, but mine had the old design. Needless to say, I have the same issue, so I always have my converted ball mount in the vehicle. You'll need to have someone cut about 3/8" off the end of whatever you are inserting into the receiver. It's a great excuse to buy a Milwaukee Sawzall 11amp model and do it yourself using the metal cutting blade, or pay to have a modification as you have done. Toyota should have given us a compatible ball mount or a new receiver instead of having us do all the extra legwork. Any aftermarket ball mount will still require a conversion (as you know). My dealer said Toyota didn't get enuf complaints about it to take any action on vehicles with the old receiver design.
#887 of 2607 Re: windshield replacement [terrafirma]
Apr 10, 2005 (11:46 am)
I asked my Toyota Dealer for factory glass replacement and he stated that it was no available through the dealer. I ended up with replacement glass from a local glass company. If you know how to get original equipment glass let me know for my next replacent. I have a 03 RWD, V6.
#888 of 2607 Re: Thud in transmission [jorgisan]
Apr 10, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Have you had any luck getting this resolved. I have the same issue. Any and all advice is greatly apprecialted.
#889 of 2607 Re: 2003 4-Runner V-8 Cold Start Knock [65stang]
Apr 11, 2005 (7:23 am)
My 2003 4-Runner has this problem also, sounds like a diesel when cold, sounds fine when warm.
Have you made any progress? My dealer changed the serpentine belt (of all stupid things) with no change in the noise.
#890 of 2607 Re: HELP, Please [toadmiller]
Apr 11, 2005 (7:26 am)
I also have this problem...email me at sebringastro.cornell.edu & we'll chat.
#891 of 2607 Re: Air Controls not funtioning? [tswizzle]
Apr 11, 2005 (2:09 pm)
I am having the exact same problems and now the buttons are not functioning at all. Did you find a solution to this problem? We are thinking of taking the dash apart and starting on wires to see if there's a short. Let me know what you found out. I thought I was crazy for awhile when they just quit functioning properly - mine gets stuck in circulate mode, etc.
#892 of 2607 Re: 95 4RUNNER PROBLEMS [jerry14]
Apr 11, 2005 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2005 4-runner and i want to add the wiring harness. i have a pre-installed round connector already on the back... with the hitch (included with the car) has another harness in it. im looking for what that harness plugs into or attached to. the two harness i have mentioned do not go together.. any help will be great!
#893 of 2607 2000 Acceleration Problem
Apr 12, 2005 (5:13 am)
A few months ago, my check engine light came on. I brought it to a local mechanic (friend of the family) who specializes in foreign cars. He hooked it up to the computer and found that the catalytic convertor was below threshold. My 4Runner has California Emissions Control, so I have 2 convertors. Only the front was bad.
My mechanic, as well as other mechanic I know, said that I could still drive the car, but as soon as I noticed performance issues or a drop in gas mileage, I need to have the cat replaced.
I noticed about 10 days ago that I started having hesitation issues at traffic lights and stop signs. I did not have any problems after getting started. I brought the car in last week to have the cat replaced ($800 for the part alone, the rear cat is $1,100). Anyway, after having the cat replaced, the hesitation became worse. The mechanic will not give me the car back until he finds out what is wrong because he said I will damage the new cat. He has checked the vacuum lines and cleaned the sensors. The check engine light does not come on anymore and the computer indicates that there is no problem.
I remember working on my 1994 Cherokee where I needed to reset the computer by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, and even still, had performance issues for a couple hundred miles until the computer re-learned everything. Then everything was fine.
Any ideas before I have it towed to a dealer.
#894 of 2607 Re: 2000 Acceleration Problem [sheppy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 12, 2005 (6:30 am)
You may check to see if the emissions warranty covers the cat; occasionally you'll read around the forums that someone got one replaced at no cost. But you'd have to get the dealer involved and you may be over the miles (8/80 iirc).
#895 of 2607 4runner Lube Job
Apr 12, 2005 (8:38 am)
I own a 1996 Toyota 4runner and would like to start doing my own lube jobs at home. Could someone please tell me how many grease serks there are and where they are located. Also, what kind of grease and grease gun to use.