Last post on Apr 09, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#285 of 294 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [fox_b]
Jul 04, 2012 (8:59 pm)
Just had 2000 4runner into the trans shop. Great guy, hooked up the scanner, checked for error codes in both engine and trans, nothing showed up. Then went on test drive with scanner, he could feel the engine hesitating but nothing on the scanner, said was most likely not the trans but a low engine rpm cutout (no charge for about 20min of out of shop work). Suggested new battery, plugs and wires. Trying to get it in the shop this week, will reply if prob solved or not. Thx for assist!
#286 of 294 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [pking67]
Jul 31, 2012 (10:05 pm)
New plugs and new wires has fixed the low rpm cutout that feels like a bad transmission. Tested 2000 4runner (170k miles) towing boat about 2 hrs of flats and hills, never slipped or chugged along, tight the entire trip. Would really like to see this get to all the people having similiar issue, it is such an easy fix for such a horrible feeling trans problem.
Try it first if you haven't had your plugs and wires done lately!
Aug 06, 2012 (4:07 pm)
I have a 97 4runner I love. It has 275,000 miles. Recently, it started acting strangely when I drive between 60-70mph. The engine revs up 200rpms and then goes back down. When that happens, the car seems to buck a sec and then it is fine. It has just been inspected. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#288 of 294 91 4Runner tranmission Problem
Dec 11, 2012 (4:13 pm)
The 4Runner will go good in reverse an in low 2 but in drive & drive 1 it moves but just bairly. Can anyone help.
Jan 09, 2013 (10:42 am)
Ive had the truck a little over two years didnt have any problems exept a small oil leak under the motor area until about a year ago i noticed it not having power from a stop on a hill i had to manually shift the auto from low to drive also around that time i. Noticed the o/d light randomly appearing along with the emergency brake light. The light issues didnt last too long maybe a week tops the brake light will still randomly appear and go off yet the issue with power never went away i just got it out of the toyota dealership today they had it for 15 days ran all diagnostic checks and found there was no problems with anything they saw and told me no leaks or anything. Driving home everything seemed to be working fine until i park turn off the truck to get gas and there is the truck leaking a few drops of oil on the ground so i drive home (not a mile away) and the truck again has issues pulling o n hills! PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME ADVICE i am tired of dealing with this problem it needs to be fixed
Jan 09, 2013 (7:17 pm)
This summer after towing boat for 2000 miles, my 2000 4-Runner ( 150K miles) developed a pronounced whine louder at low speeds. I had the transmission oil changed but whine remains. I have had regular maint for all of the 150K miles. Any ideas to root cause here? I also saw previous posts about a bad battery for some folks. My battery was dead after the car sat for 3 months. I recharged it and it appears okay.
#291 of 294 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [fox_b]
Jan 23, 2013 (9:55 am)
My husband has a 2000 4runner SR5 with the same problem: engine check light it is on, the reverse light is on regardless what gear it is in, and it will down shift whenever the brights are on (and sometimes it will randomly downshift while we're driving on the highway). One auto shop told us that the code is for a the neutral safety switch but a toyota dealership told us they need to replace the ECA and wiring harness.
fox_b, you say that you explained how you solved the problem but I couldn't find that post. We replaced the battery a couple months ago. Has anyone experienced this and if so, what is the fix?
#292 of 294 Re: 94 4runner transmission shifting problem [rickamuss]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:04 pm)
i have same problem how can fix it and were are the parts on the trans
#293 of 294 Re: 2007 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [c130bum]
Mar 06, 2013 (8:06 am)
2007 4Runner Sport (automatic) here with 136K miles - love the car. Neglected to change the transmission fluid. And for the past few months Iíve 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 wouldnít recommend changing the transmission fluid.)
They looked at the U joints, the rear differential, but nothing. They noticed that it didnít 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 didnít 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 294 Re: 2007 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [t4r07]
Apr 09, 2013 (7:37 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.