Last post on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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#293 of 302 Re: 2007 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [c130bum]
Mar 06, 2013 (7:06 am)
2007 4Runner Sport (automatic) here with 136K miles - love the car. Neglected to change the transmission fluid. And for the past few months I’ve been surveying various mechanics and I got varying answers from:
- don't touch it now - you could do more harm than good
- sell the vehicle
- check the fluid and if there's no shavings it will be okay
I Procrastinated. But then 2 weeks ago I started getting a rumble while accelerating through 30mph. Like I was going over a rumble strip, but it wasn't in the steering or front wheels.
I brought it into the shop where I get my oil changes. (They had told me two months ago, they wouldn’t recommend changing the transmission fluid.)
They looked at the U joints, the rear differential, but nothing. They noticed that it didn’t happen when the car was in the 4 or 3 position. They decided on changing the transmission fluid. He told me the fluid was black but no shavings and he didn’t have the concerns he had before.
The rumble lessened a bit, but not eliminated. He said he was certain it was in the transmission and recommended taking it to a transmission specialist.
#294 of 302 Re: 2007 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [t4r07]
Apr 09, 2013 (6:37 am)
I also have a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner with the same problem. I have been told it was my tires (Bridgestone Revo 2), so I changed them to Brigestone Revo's HT which have less meat. Same size tire, just not an all terrain. Still no difference. I'm interested in what you find. Starting to think it's the transmission myself, but I'm no mechanic.
#295 of 302 Cranky noise
Jun 06, 2013 (6:20 am)
Hi! I have an incredible nice 2004 SR5 4X4 4 speed auto and I love it. The thing is that when I go from reverse to drive or to drive to reverse, it sounds like a crank noise and you can feel how the transmission connects the rear axle. During driving I have not a single problem or noise. It works really good. Any comments? Thanks in advance!!!!
#297 of 302 Re: 2007 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [pinksapphire23]
Jun 07, 2013 (2:09 am)
#298 of 302 2001 4-Runner stalls at stop
Jun 24, 2013 (10:53 pm)
New to this forum. My 2001 4-Runner (automatic - 145K miles) felt like it was running rough on the way home from work tonight (midnight!). When I exited the highway and came to a stop light, the engine died. It started right up again, but as soon as I tried to drive it, the engine quit again. Happened 4 times, and I finally gunned the engine a little and shifted from Neutral to Drive and it ran okay, but a bit rough. A few minutes later, the Check Engine light came on. As I pulled into the garage, the engine quit again as soon as I came to a stop.
#299 of 302 Re: 2001 4-Runner stalls at stop [gnolly]
Jun 26, 2013 (8:12 am)
2000 4runner had similar rough idle issue. Pulled MAF and cleaned up sensors, idles smooth now. Look up mass air flow sensor removal, super easy, carb cleaner and q.tips finish the job, air dry and replace. Again, look it up, easy try and rules out MAF issue.
#301 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [pigglyw3]
Jul 17, 2013 (1:32 pm)
Hi - I chased this very same issue for quite a while. Long story short what I found was a broken solder trace on the printed circuit board behind the gauge cluster. The gauge cluster can be removed easily to allow access to the circuit board. I was then able to jump the broken trace section with a small piece of wire to correct the issue. Basically, what happens is the trace was broken where the lighting circuit needs to ground. Since it cannot ground properly the voltage feeds back into the lighting circuit and causes the weird issues you have experienced. Replacing the NSSwitch will not fix anything if it is the same issue I had. You can also replace the printed circuit board for about 150.00 if you are technically inclined as it requires removing the old printed board and re-installing the new.
Hope this helps – Cheers CJ
#302 of 302 1998 4runner limited transmission noises
Nov 19, 2013 (12:52 pm)
We have a nice 4runner 4wheel drive and is an automatic with about 150,000 miles on it. We drove it down Baja and now are driving it around here. There is a howling noise and when I step on the gas it becomes louder. The howling is most audible in the car. Also, when I it the car into park there is a clear clunk. Any ideas? We located north of San Jose Del Cabo about 50 miles.
Thank you everyone...