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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#202 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problem [lee363]
Jun 05, 2010 (3:29 pm)
Actually Toyota didn't even mention anything about doing the computer flash. I decided I wanted it done after reading some of the messages out here. My dealership is basically handling it as if there is no problem. That this is the way the new electronic transmissions are and there is nothing they can do about it. Between me and my husband, we have owned Toyotas all the way back to 1976 and have never had any kind of problem like this. It is extremely annoying and frustrating. I also feel like the dealership is just humoring me because I'm a female but that I don't actually know what I'm talking about. I had a 2006 4Runner SR5 that I traded in for this 2009 and never had a single problem with it. Wish now I had just kept it. Will report back on if there is any change once I have the computer flash done.
#203 of 302 Re: 1995 Toyota Automatic Transmission Shift Lever [dennisfitz]
Jun 06, 2010 (3:04 am)
sounds like you need to check the codes in the computer it sounds like the TPS sensor
#204 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problem [sherid590]
Jun 06, 2010 (6:29 am)
I continue to contact my dealership service manager to let her know when some writes about the trans problem with the 4Runners. I also have e-mailed Ask Toyotafor the 4th time and received this response."It is through correspondence such as yours that we are able to continue to improve Toyota dealership services, and we sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to bring this matter to our attention. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us. Your email is documented at our National Headquarters under file #1002112939." I appreciate their response but in my case it is not a dealership services problem, it is a problem from the factory. My dealership manager is very responsive and she contacts Toyota when I bring other complaints that I hear about to her attention. Maybe if we keep on Toyota about this problem we can get it corrected and get on with enjoying an otherwise great auto.
#206 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problem [edpol]
Jul 05, 2010 (8:22 am)
Wondering if anyone has had any resolution to the trans problem with the 09 4Runner? I still haven't heard anything.
#208 of 302 2000 4R Tranny thud at 55 mph, huh?
Jul 08, 2010 (10:47 am)
Help! I was taking in trash today using a trailer going up a slight incline 58mph when the entire truck thudded, about three times then smoothed out, came again at the top of the incline, then nothing on the down side. Happened again, same way on next incline. Return trip I accelerated on the flat and the same thudding again, about 2-4 thuds then smoothes out. No change in rpm except by my slowing or accelerating. I am going out again now to try and reproduce the feeling. No trouble at start up, nor at constant easy speed, only when accelerating. Oh, I also cleaned off the battery terminals yesterday to clean up corrosion. It is 2000 4Runner 5vf series engine I think with 147K miles. Any suggestions would be great. I will check back if I make it back...
#209 of 302 Re: I think its tranny time.... [amazingtint]
Aug 09, 2010 (12:51 pm)
I'd like to know if you got any answers regarding your problem. I'm having the same with my 1990. thanks
#210 of 302 90 auto transmission 4runner believed to be gone
Aug 09, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I new my trans was going to go out. I have had similiar if not the same problems as a lot of you here. The delayed shifting, won't drop to passing gear when going up hill, to hard shifting. There was always fluid in it and figured since it had over 256k on it, it was probably time. I preformed all filter and fluid changes as recommended since I bought it at 234k. The trans fluid was dark when I first bought it. When I flushed it everything seemed and worked fine. I had to service it 8 months later and the fluid wasn't that bad. Recently I left my house and drove about a mile and a half to end of road and stopped. When I took off it shifted hard. But it shifted. Got about 1/2 mile and stepped on gas and the engine just revved. Steered to side of road and and put it in park. Went through all gears and the same even in reverse. Turned it off. called for ride. when my husband got there, I started it up and dropped it into drive to show him and it engaged. While engaged it makes this awful metal grind/rattling noise sounds like coming from transmission. I was able to drive it back to my house and park it. I guess my question is should I try to fix it or give up on it and sell it to someone for a parts truck? Its my only vehicle and I need to figure out something fast. Don't have a lot of money to spend. Does anyone know about how much I should sell it for if I should decide to go that way?
#211 of 302 Re: I think its tranny time.... [cdelappe]
Aug 09, 2010 (7:00 pm)
I met with the regional field rep for a day about the problem. Our 09 has only 7500 miles and I was told we didn't drive it enough for the computer to have enough data points to correct for certain driving conditions it couldn't recognize. He assured me that the transmission was fine. Go figure. Told him I wanted the computer from our 06 installed. We had no problems with it, should have just kept the 06 but wanted to get a new one before the body style change. I asked about upgrades to the computer also, but he said there is not one. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Good Luck