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#3 of 302 Where to post question about transmission/clutch maintenance fo 1990 4Runne
Sep 21, 2006 (7:27 pm)
I saw you are a host for the Toyota 4Runner. I was wondering if you could tell me where to post the following question? Thanks much!
I own a 1990 Toyota 4Runner, 4WD, 6V, that has 250,000 mi on it but the engine was completely rebuilt 90,000 mi ago. The clutch is about to give up, while the transmission still works OK (some problems shifting into 1st gear). I was wondering if I should have the transmission looked at while getting the clutch work done, or if I should simply have the clutch replaced. The car is in great shape besides those problems. Thanks for any help.
#4 of 302 Re: Where to post question about transmission/clutch maintenance fo 1990 4Runne [thwbecker]
Sep 21, 2006 (9:02 pm)
You just posted the question in a suitable location and, with a little luck, it may prompt a response from someone who can answer your question.
You may also want to try Transmission Traumas? or the general 3rd Generation Toyota 4Runners ('96-'02).
Personally, I don't think it would hurt to have the transmission looked at while getting the clutch work done unless you are acutely apprehensive about what they may find.
Sep 22, 2006 (8:59 am)
if the clutch is totally worn out, that alone can make first gear more difficult to engage. It may be that all you need is a new clutch. The manual transmissions in these cars are as close to bulletproof as you can find in the auto industry.
On the flip side, "checking out" a manual transmission with 250K miles on it is going to get very expensive very fast.
#6 of 302 Re: Transmission problems - 94- Toyota 4-runner [just_that_girl]
Oct 21, 2006 (7:24 am)
Hi, Hard to say without seeing the problem, transmission work is expensive, it is possible that the filter is screen is clgged, but unlikely, usually is a waste of money. I just realized you posteed this in July, so if you haven't fixed it and still need help let me know. I would recommend pulling the transmission pan and see if you have metal in it, small particals can be from normal wear, but lots of metal or pieces are a bad sign. I do recommend on newer vehicles to have the transmissin fluid exchanged with a machine that replaces the fluid, it really can extend the life of your transmission on todays vehicle with all the aluminum valve bodies and electrical solenoids and their higgh cost of repairs. Also Lubeguard additive can save your transmission used to lube and allows the valves to move freely, sometimes a stuck valve can burn up the transmission. Lubeguard can be hard to find mostly used in trans industry and transmission parts suppliers, very seldom stocked in parts stores.
#7 of 302 96 toyota 4 runner transmission question
Nov 01, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Does anyone know if a 2002 Toyota Tacoma 5sp Transmission will work on a 1996 Toyota 4runner 2.7L 4 cylinder...
Nov 01, 2006 (10:25 pm)
the Tacoma has the 2.7, it is the same transmission. However, if the '02 is a regular or extended cab 2WD, it has the 2.4L, which is different.
Jan 05, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I have a 94 4Runner SR5 v4 an when i put into 4wd the front wheels wont kick in. now why wouldnt it shift into 4wd
#10 of 302 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem
Jan 05, 2007 (9:53 pm)
I own a 2003 Limited V8 4Runner and am required to replace the transmission already. Not only am I extremely disappointed that the tranny went out with only 70k miles - I am completely surprised that I am required to invest so much money into my Toyota so soon. I regularly serviced the vehicle and have no problems until recently. I'm curious if any one has had transmission concerns with this generation of 4Ruuners as well???
#11 of 302 Re: 94 4wd problem [saviorazz101]
Jan 05, 2007 (11:38 pm)
The front hubs are electrically operated when they engage (replaced the old system of getting out of the truck and turning them by hand). They may have stopped operating for some reason, or just gotten stuck (I found on my '90 that they would occasionally get stuck if I was doing a lot of driving in heavy snow, and they were getting iced up). That's my best guess as long as you have the green 4WD light coming on in the dash? You do have that, right?
#12 of 302 2000 4Runner 2WD Limited Auto
Jan 08, 2007 (1:16 pm)
I have a 2000 Limited with 2wd auto with 87k miles. I have have a delay when trying to enter reverse when the vehicle is cold. It doesn't engage the gear until pressure is built up (giving it gas) and then it pops into reverse. All the forward gears are perfectly smooth though all the time. However, once the car warms up (30 secs) reverse works fine. The problem is worse on cold mornings. What could be happening here?