Last post on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#281 of 302 Re: 2001 Toyota 4Runner Trany Problems [4runner12]
Feb 13, 2012 (6:23 pm)
You say it went out. What does that mean? Have you had it diagnosed? Is it just low on fluid or is the battery old and the tranny is not getting enough juice? Have you had it serviced regularly? All of these things will affect it.
On keeping your truck, how valuable is the truck to you? Have you babed it or is it just another vehicle to you? I baby mine so I would want to keep it since it has a lot more value to me and so I would put in another tranny, used or rebuilt I am not sure. What are the warranties of each since that is important? I guess with a used one you are taking chances. I would want to know how many miles on the used one. I am not sure about rebuilt ones.
I hope this helps and good luck.
#282 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner transmission slipping [sierrawhiskey]
Feb 13, 2012 (6:33 pm)
I just wanted to reply to you message even thought it has been awhile ago. I now have 15k more miles since I changed my battery and I still have not had any more problems with my tranny. I do run AMSOIL tranny fluid in it which I believe is better for it. It is a universal fluid and lasts 3 times as long.
#283 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [baldiman]
Jul 03, 2012 (1:41 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2000 limited if you found an answer please tell me
#284 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [dougsupra]
Jul 04, 2012 (6:54 pm)
On this same thread, maybe about a year ago you will find a reply of mine that explains what I did that solves the problem. The first thing I would do is possibly replace your battery if it is old or no longer good - have it checked out.
I hope you get it resolved. Let me know.
#285 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [fox_b]
Jul 04, 2012 (7:59 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 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [pking67]
Jul 31, 2012 (9:05 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 (3:07 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 302 91 4Runner tranmission Problem
Dec 11, 2012 (3:13 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 (9:42 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 (6:17 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.