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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#84 of 122 Re: 1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V-6 [bandit10]
Jun 10, 2008 (4:59 am)
The ETC button is the Electronic Transmission Control, when you push it, it changes the shift points for your truck so that they shift at a higher RPM point. I have found it helpful to use this button when i'm in need of more power to pass someone; when I pull a trailer and i'm going up a hill, sometimes the O/D is on and my truck feels sluggish and by turning it off it moves the RPM's higher so that i have more power to pass someone or keep the same speed without flooring it. Although yes running the ETC on or O/D off all the time it will use more gas in the long run, but then again it all depends on your driving style (highway/city or grandpa/speed racer). Hope this helps!
#85 of 122 Re: front differential drain plug [rzkibiz]
Jun 10, 2008 (5:05 am)
I had the same problem with my truck. It's what happens when someone takes it to a place that isn't Toyota certified cause somketimes they use tools that work on other cars/trucks but not on Toyota's; resulting in stripped nuts. A good toyota dealership can air impact the old one out and put a new one in. You may have to order the part as i had to, it was a few bucks at the time and then add labor. But it's worth it to not worry about losing your transfer case. Hope this helps!
#86 of 122 Sudden Automatic Transmission Fluid Leak in 2000 4Runner
Nov 01, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Yesterday, after a 35 mile drive, I parked my 2000 4runner facing down on a steep hill and turned the engine off. About 15 minutes later I restarted the engine and backed up the hill (about 30 feet) and reparked on level ground.
I noticed a significant spill of fresh transmission oil spill where the car had just been, and crawled under the car to see what was going on (the car was now turned off again, and parked on a flat surface).
There was transmission oil literally pouring down both sides of the transmission - not leaking from the cooler lines or from seals at the end of the transmission, but apparently from the top of the transmission (I couldn't see back far enough under the firewall to see exactly where it was coming from - but it was pouring down BOTH sides, apparently from the top of the trans - I'm guessing maybe a quart or so.
When the car cooled off, I started it again, and drove it to my home 1/4 mile away with no problems and no leaks. This morning I drove it a half mile, and again performance was normal and there were no leaks.
Anyone know what's going on? Thanks!
#87 of 122 Hi All! 1st Post Newbie
Apr 21, 2009 (7:00 pm)
I have a 97 4Runner SR5 2WD Automatic. Loved it since day one (I'm the original owner), and it has over 144K miles on it. Here's my situation: I'm getting new tires. Can I replace the 15" tires it came with with 16" tires? What would I have to do to the car to make the speedometer work correctly, if I can change them?
Also, about 6 or 7 years ago the CD decided not to work (it looks like a separate unit below the tape player). It takes in the disk, but doesn't play it, and sometimes doesn't spit it out. Is there a fuse I should be looking for to replace someplace?
Let me know.
#88 of 122 Re: Wheels [dorfer81]
Oct 22, 2009 (7:51 pm)
In case you didn't get an answer, here are my findings;
2003 4Runner and 2005 Tacoma or later 16x7 wheels backspace at 135 mm is different and portrude inwards about half inch giving it a less robust stance, and that is not what the 4Runner is all about.
The correct factory original 16" x 7" oem styled steel wheel for 1996-2002 Toyota 4runner is part# 42601 35740 at your local Toyota dealer, suggested dealer price is suposetly over $200 bucks but if you tell them that you can get the same wheel at an independent Toyota parts store at $130 ea. they'll probably reach an agreement with you. Said rims are exactly the same stock design as the 15 inchers and are rare.
These “nice looking“ rims will lift the vehicle a little with out going to suspension mods and powder coated in black will give you a nice stealth factory look, i shod them with “expedition size” Dunlop 235/75 16 tires. Getting better gas mileage on the highway too.
You could also opt for the standard steel wheel instead of the styled steel wheel.
Cheers! JU alias WorldTour
#89 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [point65]
Oct 22, 2009 (8:20 pm)
Similar to answer above, going from a 225/75-15 to a 225/75-16 for example is adding 1 inch of additional wheel and tire diameter for a total difference of 3.5% in circumference, that means that when youre going 60 mph, you're actually going 62.1 mph which is insignificant, much less than the “5%“ police allowment for a ticket, ...the fix, just go a tad slower than what the speedo says.
JU alias WorldTour
#90 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [worldtour]
Oct 24, 2009 (7:39 am)
I went with just replacing with the same size I had already. The next tire purchase I'll go bigger.
Any ideas on the CD player problem?
#91 of 122 CD Player & Drink Holders Issues - 97 4Runner
Oct 24, 2009 (7:46 am)
My CD Player looks like a separate unit from the tape player above it, although it occupies the same space. It takes in a CD, spins around a little, then nothing happens. Sometimes it ejects the CD, other times it won't. Is there a fuse I could be looking for to replace, or should I just replace the whole system?
Also, I broke the the drink holder that slides out of the front console above the radio, and the kids broke the drink holder that flips down from the back of the center console. Are these easy replacements should I find a donor 4Runner, or should I just get them from the dealership parts department?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
#92 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [point65]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:06 pm)
From what I know of stock cd players and age, I would say that your problem lies within the head unit itself. There is only one fuse that connects to your radio and it would not turn on at all if that was compromised. Id say go find yourself an aftermarket head unit of your liking. www.sonicelectronics.com is pretty decent. There are a few others just like this with similar pricing. Find one that is based close to you for quicker shipping. If youre looking for cheap and longevity, get one that has direct input for the cd, as opposed to a motorized face.
#93 of 122 Re: CD Player & Drink Holders Issues - 97 4Runner [point65]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:11 pm)
Check my post above, the exact same applies to you.
As for the cup holders, check out a local junk yard. Call and see if they have your part, theyll probably even pull it out and ship it to you, but if not, pick it up. Unless that drive would cost more than the part at a local dealer. Or try online www.car-parts.com or www.automotix.com may work.