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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#22 of 302 2007 4Runner
Feb 21, 2007 (8:57 pm)
I purchased a 2007 4Runner last week with 8 miles on it when I drove off the lot. I placed 500 miles on it over the weekend and then the check engine light came on. I took the car into the dealer and they told me that they were going to have to pull the transmission and replace it. I don't want this situation to snowball and have repeated problems for the life of the vehicle. How do I get Toyota to replace the 4Runner?
#23 of 302 Re: Symptoms of a shot transmission? [purpleurkel]
Mar 21, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Having same problem with my 89 4runner. Have you had a diagnosis yet?
#24 of 302 89 4runner transmission problem
Mar 21, 2007 (3:51 pm)
89 4runner that doesn't go into reverse. When the automatic transmission is placed in reverse you can feel it engage but only inches forward. When engaged into 4 low I have better luck. It seem like it almost may be a clutch problem within the automatic tranny. When diagnosed by the local shop they stated I needed a new transmission. I have checked the linkage. Any advice?
#25 of 302 Re: Symptoms of a shot transmission? [purpleurkel]
May 22, 2007 (4:38 pm)
I'm having the same problems. What did you end up doing? What was the problem? I'm looking at $1300 for a used transmission and labor.
#26 of 302 Transmission Problems
May 23, 2007 (7:17 am)
I believe the transmission on my 4x4 4 runner is breaking down. The vehicle feels like I am being hit from the rear whenever I come to a stop and take up drive again.It feels like the vehicle is jumping into gear. This only happens when I stop and go. This is beginning to get frustrating. Is this a genuine tranny problem or is this normal.
#27 of 302 1995 Toyota Automatic Transmission Shift Lever
Jun 17, 2007 (10:39 am)
I have a 1995 Toyota 4-Runner. When I shift from Park to D (Drive) everything works fine. If I pull back about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the shift lever, without pushing down on the interlock button, and without going into 2, the engine will rev up a small amount and go into what feels like 2. If I leave it in this position and take off from a dead stop it feels like I am taking off in 2. The transmission was recently serviced at a Toyota Dealer and they said they adjusted the shift lever but there is still a small amount of backward movement which causes the engine RPM to increase. Anyone have any ideas?
#28 of 302 Re: Transmission Problems [atorres]
Jun 21, 2007 (3:18 pm)
I have been experiencing this too! Sometimes after the stop and the feeling of being hit from behind, I have hardly any acceleration. Have you ever had this problem?
The toyota dealership relaced my transmission - they found metal shavings in the transmission. The car was driving great and then recently it started all over again. So is it the transmission?
#29 of 302 Re: 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem [vdty]
Jul 24, 2007 (8:31 pm)
My tranny blew out unexpectedly last thursday and the repair or new transmission is $4000!!!!! I thought I had bought one of the best/reliable SUV's on the market. I'm looking to hear from people who have had he a similar problem. I too maintained the my 4Runner often. No sympathy from Toyota, just told me it happens. Yeah right. 03 4Runnere SR5
#30 of 302 95 4Runner tranny
Jul 29, 2007 (4:06 pm)
OK I did have my transmission rebuilt,. It cost 2800 at AAMCO with a 1 year warrantee. This is now 1 year and no problems with THEIR work although I did have a problem with the Tranny that I believe caused the original problem. The problem was a failure of one of the servos(#2) in the transmission. It had an internal failure of the ground which held the tranny in a higher gear resulting in an overheat condition causing tranny failure. The transmission hit 480 degrees and should run about 180 degrees. Finally convinced the Toyota dealer to change the valve body at a cost of around 400 dollars parts and labor. So far so good. Lesson, tell your dealer to PAY ATTENTION to the codes for the transmission. These tell a great story but are seldom read or followed up on. My dealer argued with me for three months before I finally had an outside source give me the codes and readouts and I took them to my dealer and lo and behold there they were right in HIS code reader. Damn, I don't know how we missed that. Yea, I do! Anyhow good luck folks.
#31 of 302 Re: 1995 4Runner [michealf]
Sep 26, 2007 (7:15 pm)
What have you found out about this problem? I'd like to hear from you.......