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#159 of 302 Re: 2009 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [mitch903]
Jan 07, 2010 (10:12 pm)
I have a 2005 4Runner and Im just starting to get a skipping feeling like Im riding over a lot of ridges in the road. I just passed 60,000 miles and the warranty book says their powertrain warranty is for 60 months or 60K. I think they are very aware of this problem hince their low mileage warranty coverage.
Id like to know what info your dealership manager says to you after the 11th. I'd like to see what my dealer knows based on what your says.
Thanks in advance for your help!!
#160 of 302 Re: 2009 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [mitch903]
Jan 22, 2010 (8:33 am)
Hi all: Finally got in touch with my service manager, and he gave me a 10 minute tutortial on the computer driven transmission. Said he has heard nothing from Toyota regarding any 'slipping' problems. He advised me to call Toyota customer care (1-800-331-4331) I called, he advised me to take the car back to the dealership, replicate the problem and then maybe Toyota will take notice...in other words, lots a luck.
Best regards, Mitch
#161 of 302 Re: 2009 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [mitch903]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:40 am)
Thanks Mitch for the info. I took mine into the dealership service department and told them what it was doing. They basically gave me the brush off and said when the distract manager came in , they would give me a call so I could tell him how the transmission was behaving. Haven't had a phone call yet. When or if I talk to him, I'll let you know what was said.
#162 of 302 on-going transmission problem
Jan 27, 2010 (6:28 pm)
Hi Becky:I took my 4/runner back to the dealership today, ostensibly to talk again to the service mgr. Someone on another blog told me of a tranny slipping problem with the Tacoma and said there had been a technical service bulletin (repair order from Toyota) issued. Well it turned out to be a waste of time. The drivetrains are different on the two vehicles and so does not concern the 4 Runner. He told me that the district mgr. is comming to the dlrship on Feb 4. He advised me to make an appointment and said, for what it is worth, they will run it through the diagnostics and make a determination. I kinda think that the trip will be another fools errand. I'm very close to selling, and have little or no confindence that anything will be resolved. I'll keep you posted as to further developments after the 4th.
#164 of 302 4-runner transmission problems
Jan 30, 2010 (6:19 am)
I have a 1999 4 runner 4X4 SR% V-6 5 speed with
150,000 miles the 3 t0 4 shift is having problems. The syncros and bearings were replaced It was OK for a few hours ater I picked up the vehicle. Now it is worse. Are there similar problems out there and what is the next corse of action.
#165 of 302 Re: 2009 Toyota 4 Runner transmission problem [mitch903]
Jan 30, 2010 (10:28 pm)
I also have the same problem with the transmission. Bought a 2009 4Runner new in May of 2009. When I slow down (but don't stop completely) to turn a corner, either right or left turn, and then accellerate, the transmission doesn't respond, engine revs a few seconds, then the transmission catches up to the engine. Brought it in to the dealership to check it out right after we bought it. They ran a diagnostic and told us that everything checked out ok. The technician even drove it and said he couldn't feel what I was talking about, even though I felt it when he slowed to turn. He then tried to tell me that it was probably because it took the new electronic transmission a few seconds to communicate with the computer. I didn't believe him then, and now that I read all the other people with same problem, I will call customer care at Toyota.
#166 of 302 05' Toyota 4-Runner V-8 28K issues
Jan 31, 2010 (12:53 pm)
I have had three 4-Runners (90' V-6, 99'V-6, and a 05'V-8). I'm a little dishearted with my 05' I have owned it since Jan. of 2005 (bought new). It only has 28k miles in 5 years of use. This one is the V-8 Sport model. About 1/2 the miles put on it are for towing my 24' RV trailer. It does a fine job towing my 4500 lb. trailer, the V-8 drivetrain can handle 7200 lbs. I tend to take it easy pulling my RV. I had both catalitic converters go at 20k. Took 3 weeks to get new ones from Japan.
But my main concern was about a year ago. While taking off from a stop light( not towing), the RPM's went up as usual, but the vehicle would only go 10 MPH. I pulled over, waited a minute and it was fine. It did it again a few days later, that is when I took it to Toyota (Have a 7-70 extended warr.) It did it again while pulling it into the dealers lot. They said there was a wire connection going into the tranny that was corroded, but to get to the wire which he said had something to do with the traction control system you had to pull the tranny. It took another 3 weeks to get this wire. At first they couldn't find this connection available in the US. They were about to buy the whole wiring harness ($2k) just to get this plug. In the mean time they gave me a rental. About a month ago it did it again.....I told myself, if it happens once more back to the dealer it goes. As I have read in other posts I do sometimes get a "clunky" / "bump" from the tranny. Every now and again while pulling out of the driveway and shifting it into drive....
And just last week the oxygen senser went out.....Thank God I bought the 7-70 extended warr.
#168 of 302 87 4runner transmission. need help
Feb 01, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Ok so I own a 87 toyota 4runner and recently I have begun to have problems shifting in and out of 1st 2nd and 3rd gear. I have also had it get stuck in reverse. While listening when I last drove it I did not hear any strange noises, however when it has been stuck in a gear I could hear it affect the sound of the engine idle. One more thing that happened when it was stuck in gear is that I would have the clutch all the way in and the 4runner still crept up hill and I had to apply the breaks while the car was on. I checked the transmission fluid, drained it and changed it out but this didnt fix anything. any suggestions? just trying to avoid rebuilding it if possible.