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#87 of 96 Vin number shows 4 wheel drive when it is a 2 wheel drive
Mar 31, 2011 (7:44 am)
I just purchased a 1990 Toyota SR5 4-Runner and I am adding it to my insurance policy. My agent confirms this vehicle has a 4 wheel drive by the VIN number I gave her but it is a 2 wheel drive. (she checked different databases.) I double checked the Vin on the door and the Title and they match.
How is this possible and can this be a mistake? I don't want to pay the extra insurance and the reason I selected a 2-wheel drive model. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a way to get this corrected? Or am I just out of luck? Thanks for any responses in advance.
#88 of 96 92 4Runner sagging rearend
Jun 19, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Hi- just bought a used 4 runner with 190,000 miles and I'd like to fix the rearend sag -- does anyone have a similar problem? Also it runs sluggish but supposedly has a rebuilt engine only 10,000 mile ago.
any info would be appreciated- thanks.
#89 of 96 '95 SR5 Won't Start, Clicking Noise Under Dash
Jul 08, 2011 (11:19 am)
Hi I've got a weird issue with a 95 SR5 v6.
So, I left the key in the on position over night and found the battery dead the next morning. Jump and 10Amp battery starter failed to start the vehicle. HOWEVER, while attempting to jump there was a clicking noise under the driver's side dash which cycled every 60 sec, clicking 120 times. Exterior lights flash with the click as well-not headlight or turn signal, the smaller ones on the outside of the headlight.
The battery would not hold a charge (5yrs old) so I replaced it with brand new battery. The clicking noise and flashing lights persist and there is no response when I turn the key i.e., the starter is not engaging at all.
*There is an alarm in this vehicle.
*Radio stopped working 10 days ago.
Just bought this vehicle, no manual, 30 miles from town.
Am I hearing the ignition switch click?
I'm new to Toyotas and any suggestions would be helpful.
#90 of 96 Re: 92 4Runner sagging rearend [kkay2]
Jul 08, 2011 (11:33 am)
Hey, I'd check see if it has a Catalytic Converter regarding the sluggishness.
If it does, try ramming a pipe or something through it and clear out all of that stuff or just remove it all together. You should replace it as it is important for emissions but you don't need it to operate the vehicle.
As for the sag, let me know when you figure that one out cause my '95 has a classic droop in the back
Hope that helps...
#91 of 96 Re: '95 SR5 Won't Start, Clicking Noise Under Dash [hiloside]
Jul 10, 2011 (11:47 am)
1 check that the battery you are using is up to 12V/75amps
2 you can send in your email and i will forward some manual to you
3 if your battery is not holding any charge check your alternator if its in good condition
#92 of 96 '93 4Runner 4WD not working
Jul 26, 2011 (7:50 am)
The manual says a light on the dash should come on but nothing happens when I put it in 4 high, neutral, or 4 low. A buddy looked at it and said it might be a problem with the vacuum system or possibly the electronics. Has anyone had problems like this?
#93 of 96 Re: '93 4Runner 4WD not working [prescrobot]
Jul 26, 2011 (8:03 am)
So are you having an issue with your truck not engauging in 4whigh or is the light just not coming on? The light could be out in your dash. I have a 95 runner and I have a light that comes on.
#94 of 96 Re: '93 4Runner 4WD not working [jerichofamm]
Jul 26, 2011 (8:45 am)
Sorry, I should have been more clear. The 4WD is not working and it seems like it might be an electrical problem because the light on the dash does not come on when I try to engage it.
#96 of 96 Re: 92 4Runner sagging rearend [kkay2]
May 04, 2013 (9:41 pm)
For the sluggishness have the fault codes read, any good repair shop can do it, and go from there. As for the droop it sounds like the rear spring have settled. You can do two things to solve it if it has leaf springs, replace the springs or install longer shackles to lift the rear up to proper height.