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#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?
#13 of 302 Re: 94 4wd problem [nippononly]
Jan 08, 2007 (1:51 pm)
yeah i have the new electric hubs but i dont have a 4wd light come on but also my wirings alittle messed up (previous owners) all i know is that when i put in H4, H2 or L4 my fronts just wont kick in
Jan 08, 2007 (9:47 pm)
old trans fluid - time for a flush and a change. That's what COULD be happening here. Hopefully, that's all it is.
saviorazz101: you've answered your own question. If you don't have a 4WD light coming on in the IP, you don't have 4WD. It's an electrical problem, probably from when that wiring got messed up, it has nothing to do with the front hubs. Check under the dash - I kicked loose the connection once, and my 4WD stopped working too.
#15 of 302 Re: 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem [vdty]
Jan 10, 2007 (3:36 am)
I have a 2002 4runner w/ 91,000 miles. The vehicle engine noise became louder at approx. 42mph, when the vehicle shifted down to approx 2000rpm. I took it to the dealer and they stated it needed a new transmission. The dealer stated it was worn out and needed an overhaul or replacement. The vehicle seems to run ok. wondering what to do as i like the vehicle. This is my seconde 4runner. previously had a 1997 4runner, with no problems
#16 of 302 Re: 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem [jgeckler]
Jan 10, 2007 (7:02 am)
If it seems to be shifting OK, I would get more details from the dealer, or better yet, a second opinion. Especially if it's driveable - that makes it easy to get a second opinion.
#17 of 302 4runner transmission
Jan 17, 2007 (2:59 pm)
i have a '92 4runner w/ a V6 & 4x4. i need a new transmission and i was wondering if their was anybody yall would recommend to get either a rebuilt/new one
#18 of 302 Re: 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem [vdty]
Feb 03, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I would be interested in knowing what the symptoms of your transmission problems were.
I have an 04 Limited V8 4x4 with 40k miles. I've noticed some delay in engaging 1st gear after backing out of a parking space when the vehicle is cold. The transmission is completely sealed, no dip stick. I have not had it inspected yet.
I too am curious if anyone can report any Transmission issues on '03 or newer 4Runners.
#19 of 302 Re: 2003 4Runner Transmission Problem [vdty]
Feb 06, 2007 (9:11 pm)
I too own an 03 V8 Limited with 40k miles. I am pretty easy on it, but I do gear down a lot, but have had no problems with my 4R at all. My only problem is the bad gas mileage.