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#72 of 96 Blown head gasket safety bulletin??
May 03, 2009 (9:23 pm)
Hi, and I am hoping that someone can help me with my problem.
I own a 1990 Toy 4Runner SR5 V6. I had ZERO problems with her since I bought her 2+ years ago, 190,000 miles, eligible for the steering rod recall and that has been done. The beginning numbers on the VIN are JT3 and it has a manufactured date of 10/89.
My question is this, I know about the Techinal Service Bulletin on the head gaskets, but in my llllllooooonnnngggg arduous search; I ran across another forum in which this person discovered a addition to the TSB where Toyota would repair the HG and or replace the engine in some cases. It was called the "Special Service Campaign Program"
This is the quote from the post "
Under the Special Service Campaign Program, the head gaskets will be replaced on all the affected vehicles regardless of leakage or not, and there will not be any age, mileage or time restrictions under the Special Service Campaign."
Here is the catch, your vehicle VIN MUST be listed in the program.
I have tried .....and failed to find this list;I was kind of hoping that it would SOMEWHERE on the internet.
I have been quoted prices from $500.00 for labor if I buy the parts, to $3200.00 from Toyota.
The mechanic in town said it was either a blown gasket or head, with the amount (ALOT) of white smoke/steam, Toyota said the same.
I found 2 places where I can buy the heads one place $250.00 ea. and the other $325.00 ea..
I will get her repaired, but I was wondering :
How do I find this VIN list???
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLY.
#73 of 96 Re: Blown head gasket safety bulletin?? [bluegrassfan]
May 19, 2009 (6:20 am)
I am unfortunately in a similar situation and being quoted similar prices on headgasket repair. I was all set to have the job done by someone, but have put it on hold for a few days to figure out if I should bail from the truck altogether. Mine is a 95 with 110K and a blown headgasket, but the truck isn't overheating and my mechanic doesn't think the heads are warped. I'm trying to find out whether I can be reasonably sure I can get a year or two out of the truck (at least ~40,000 miles) if I get the repair done. Also, will sending the heads to a machine shop make it less likely to blow in the future? I've read about the Special Campaign Service Program, and I'm working on figuring out whether it would include my truck or not.
Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you:)
Oct 25, 2009 (9:41 am)
i have a 92 4runner with a 3.0 automatic and it starts up and runs seemingly perfect but after about 30-45 minutes running, driving or idling, it starts to stumble right off idle. it will idle perfectly but as soon as you touch the throttle it cuts out, it doesnt die but it will cut out and rev over and over again until you let off the pedal. but if you turn it off and let it cool for about 2 hours it starts up and runs fine for about 30 minutes til it starts cutting out again. any ideas would be a great help. Thanks
#75 of 96 Re: Radio Antenna [4runnertank]
Oct 26, 2009 (5:20 pm)
i learned this the hard way too. the antenna can actually come out when fully extended out. it took me a good hour or more to do this my self. so when extended leave the radio on, and unscrew the round nut on the front fender of the passenger side and pull the old one out and take the new one and put down thru the hole and then make sure that it hits the gear to reel it back in. turn the radio off and let it coil back in side and then put the ring back on
#76 of 96 Re: Question about recall and owners manual [luvmyrunner]
Oct 26, 2009 (9:35 pm)
i have a 95 and the shift lock override is to release the gear shifter. the little plastic top on there comes off and the key will fit in to release the gear shifter lever
#77 of 96 How to check the differential fluid, and transfer case fluid
Jan 09, 2010 (12:31 pm)
Hello, I've got a 1993 SR5 4runner 4x4 with the V6. I have a squeaking noise coming from the front end every time the wheels go around. I'm thinking it could be coming from the brakes, but I would like to know how to check the front differential fluid and the transfer case fluid. It is probably simple, but I'm having trouble locating the transfer case plug by looking at the owner's manual diagram. Occasionally after long drives the A/T Temp light comes on, so I have to pull over and let it cool down. Any help would be appreciated!
Mar 02, 2010 (3:38 pm)
how the hell do i get to the cig lighter cylinder to replace it
#79 of 96 1992 2WD 4Runner running rough!!!
Mar 26, 2010 (2:01 pm)
When my tank gets to a 1/4 tank and less it starts running so badly it wont pull hills or hardly get up to 25 mph. I dont want to go spend alot of money trying to eliminate the problem one thing at a time so any suggestions on where to start? Such as fuel filter, fuel pump, bad spark plug wires? Possibly transmission? any help would be greatly appreciated. Its a 6 cyl 2 WD with 286,897 miles. I feel like its not geting enough gas at times but sometimes it does it even with a full tank so..... any thoughts? Thanks.
#80 of 96 Re: 1992 2WD 4Runner running rough!!! [jeffrey1971]
Apr 24, 2010 (2:52 pm)
Have you got any help with this I have a 92 6cyl. 2WD doing the same thing and would love to hear what worked for you if anything did.
#81 of 96 4x4 on my 91 is not working
Apr 29, 2010 (8:53 pm)
I just got a 91 4runner the 4x4 not working an I have not idea where to start looking for the problem any one have ideas?