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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#89 of 302 1996 4runner
Nov 10, 2008 (7:45 pm)
My Toyota has 210000 miles, in need of help to figure out whats going on. The gears are taking longer to engage, and feel slugish when I am doing 50-60 miles per hour as if the RPMs are going over 3500. I also hear a "clicking sound" when idle at 20 miles per hr. My mechanic could not pin point the problem, and chnged the oil & filter with out solving the problem however when it first happened the needle to check the fluid did came out, but could not get it back in, (persistent problem) as if s/thing was stuck.
#90 of 302 Re: Whinning Noise During Acceleration, 1,2,3 Gear [bandit10]
Nov 14, 2008 (9:17 am)
Sorry it took so long to answer. Replaced complete clutch Assy and am running strong. Up to 275,000 miles the other day and yea, driving 90-105 everyday is great and even better since gas has gone down. Wish you could do the same. Big thanks for the info, great forum.
#91 of 302 Re: Transmission or Differential? [soonerlp]
Dec 08, 2008 (9:49 am)
I am having this exact problem with my 1997 Auto 2WD 4-Runner. Brakes have been checked and they are fine.
I will presume the automatic transmission is in need of repair/replacement. Without taking a look at the shop manual, can the transmission be removed *without* pulling the engine as well?
#92 of 302 Re: Sometimes vehicle won't move forward in drive [scotthi]
Dec 31, 2008 (2:12 pm)
I also am having the same problem and was wondering what the answer to yours was as i am going to be bringing mine in to the shop next week (i hate having others work on my stuff!) and was wondering what to expect. thanks!
#93 of 302 Further info on post #86
Dec 31, 2008 (5:09 pm)
The final diagnosis was not the transmission at all. The rear bearing seals were leaking so the rear brakes were binding. They aren't effective in reverse which was why it went backwards OK. But when I put it in drive, the brakes bound and I had to give it a lot of gas to overcome it. Replacing seals, brake pads and emergency brake cured the problem.
#94 of 302 Re: Transmission or Differential? [mindofone]
Jan 01, 2009 (4:47 pm)
Well, I was able to resolve my problem with it not moving forward by simply adding a container of Lubeguard. Once I add the Lubeguard, the transmission never did it again. Give it a try before having work done on your transmission. It surely doesn't cost as much and it worked for me.
#95 of 302 91 4runner auto trans
Jan 07, 2009 (2:14 pm)
my son has a 91 6cyl 4x4 4 runner, it has an automatic trans. He is have issues with it and wants to know if he can drop in a 94 4runner auto transmission. Are they compatible or do we need to look for something else?
#96 of 302 94 4runner transmission shifting problem
Jan 24, 2009 (2:30 pm)
I have a 94 v6 4runner that hesitates to shift into overdrive.
This problem occurs on cold mornings only. I generally have to drive from 2 to 10 miles, depending on the cold temperature outside, before the transmission will shift into od. Once it shifts the first time into od then it does just fine until the vehicle is parked in cold weather again. Do you think this is a trans. problem or some kind of engine or sensor problem?
#97 of 302 1998 4runner 4 cylinder transmision problem
Jan 26, 2009 (2:30 pm)
I have a 1998 toyota 4runner, automatic, 175,000 miles on it. My transmission seems to be going out. Heres the deal. When the car is in park, the car hesitates about every 10 seconds where the rpm drops and goes back up. When I shift from park to drive, or from park to reverse, the transmission makes a constant weird noise, almost like something is rubbing in it... I think its a dirty bearing. Anyways, as I pick up speed, the noise goes away. When I hit a red light on the street, same thing, the car hesitates when idleing, and when i start to drive, the transmission makes that noise again. I have notied a huge loss of power, and when I start to drive, the front right of the car (where the air filter is located) make a loud vibrating noise (maybe thats another problem). I took it to AMCO for a free diagnostic test, they said it was the tranny, I took it to toyota, they said the same thing.
My question is this. I have a few options. I change the bearing and hop this is the problem, chang the tranny with a used one with 72,000 miles on it, or do I get it rebuilt? Anyone else have this problem? What would you do? HELP ME PLEASE!!!
All maintenance has been done... its not spark plugs, its not any hoses, its not a dirty fuel filter, etc, etc, etc.
#98 of 302 2000 4Runner 5-spd, SR5 replaced trans, problems shifting
Jan 27, 2009 (9:21 am)
I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, SR5, 5-speed manual transmission that I just replaced the transmission in a few weeks ago. The problems all started about 1.5 years ago. First the clutch failed. It was replaced three times before the transmission finally went out. The mechanic who replaced the clutch several times did a few things to the trans to keep the vehicle running without replacing it, but the clutch kept getting screwed up. Finally, the trans blew out while driving down the interstate and it has now been replaced. The vehicle feels much better for obvious reasons. However, I've noticed a few problems, and I'm not sure of their severity. First, since the first day I drove the car after having the transmission replaced, the gears seem "tough" to shift into. LIterally it's tough to get the stick into each position. I should also mentioned that I live in Chicago and it is winter time. The gears seem to ease up after 10 minutes of driving or so. Also, I notice that the gears grind quite a bit when going into 3rd. But it is avoidable if I shift slowly into 3rd. The next problem I've noticed is a slight rattling that seems to be coming from underneath the vehicle. This was not noticed until after the transmission was done. Its difficult to determine exactly where the sound is coming from, but it seems to be beneath the gear box. Should I get the vehicle back to the mechanic?
Thanks in advance for any help.