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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Dec 25, 2009 (4:40 pm)
On my Toyota there is a clunking noise coming from the rear end on lateral movement. I am able to push the back end of the 4Runner with my hand and it just clunks. I think the clunk is coming from the passenger side maybe wheel bearing. Dose anyone one have any idea what the problem could be?
#23 of 31 Missing part
Jan 03, 2010 (7:06 am)
Not a noise or sound, but my son recently bought an '06 4runner with an existing roof rack. Yesterday he notices that the "rubber molding" in the driver side channel was missing in between the perpendicularly place rails. The stripping is on the passenger side not the driver side.
It must have never been replace when the rack was installed but was wondering if some type of stock molding could work in its place?
Thanks in advance
#24 of 31 Re: Missing part [kiddogo]
Jan 03, 2010 (12:07 pm)
I've got an 07 and while waxing it I noticed that the strip you are talking about was not perfectly flat in its groove. I was able to press it back into place. I'm guessing that it was disturbed by the carwash I had just gotten. My guess is that you will have to order it from Toyota in order to get a proper fit.
#25 of 31 Re: Toyota 4Runner 2004- Deep loud repetitive pinging in engine [ddg3]
Feb 03, 2010 (8:24 pm)
IF you still have a warranty on it, get it checked asap. I love my 04 4runner. Bought it brand new and have had every oil change and all maintenance work done at the dealership. Figured I'd have this vehicle 10-15 years. Well it started making a pinging noise on & off in the late fall. This happened when I first started it up in the morning, lasted about 15 -30 seconds and wouldn't happen the rest of the times I drove it thru out the day. It seemed to happen on colder mornings. Took it in for oil change at the dealership and asked them to check it. They couldn't get it to make the noise, they said. It progressively got worse and I took it in 2 weeks ago and this time they couldn't not hear it. They told me they needed to pull the engine to actually see what was going on. They told me that they would need to replace all the movable parts in the engine. For everything they did the cost was over $3000, but covered under my warranty. Got my car back yesterday and they told me it still makes a slight "knocking" noise. And they are right it does. Except now it does it all the time, just not as loud as before. I'll be calling warranty and the dealership tomorrow! You should call on yours too!!!
#26 of 31 99 4runner spare tire came loose-clunking noise
May 10, 2010 (8:25 am)
I have a clunking noise coming from under the car. I checked and the spare tire was hanging loose. Tightened it. It came loose again. Removed spare tire. Still have the clunking noise. I don't see anything loose under the car. Bolt to hold spare tire shouldn't make such a loud clunking noise. Any ideas anyone? No loud noises from muffler. Don't suspect hanging tail pipe. Front plate seems secure. Sounds like the bottom is going to fall off the car. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#27 of 31 1998 4Runner
May 10, 2010 (3:18 pm)
When I start my 1998 4 cylinder 4 Runner the fan is turning fast and making a roaring sound, however, it doesn't stop making the noise as we travel down the road. Is this normal for the 4 cylinder or is my fan clutch going bad? My other autos sound off for a few minutes but quietens down after a minute or so. Thanks.
#28 of 31 Re: 1998 4Runner [tommyj3]
Jun 26, 2010 (10:54 pm)
i had an 84 fj60 that had the same problem. My fan clutch had siezed up. if your clutch is leaking oil then it's blown, or if your fan has free play when wiggled like the bolts are loose, it's also blown. your fan should spin freely with the engine off. simple fix. cost me 49 for the clutch.
#29 of 31 1997 Toyota 4Runner Acceleration Problem
Jul 17, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I have a 1997 Toyota 4Runner with about 220000 miles on it. I love it. Recently though it's been making a weird noise whenever I hit the gas and it takes longer to accelerate. And when I take my foot off the gas the noise stops. I've been told so many different things on what it could be and I rather just go into a shop and tell them what I want fixed, instead of them charging me $100 to tell me what I need fixed and charge me again to fix it. Or if it's something I can do myself, I'm game. Any ideas?
#30 of 31 Manual 97 SR5 Loud Noise
Oct 12, 2010 (3:33 pm)
My 97 SR5 has 122,000k. No problems since buying back in 2006 with 80,000 until recently. About 6 months ago I started noticing that the car makes a loud clunking/ thud noise when I have the clutch in and I'm coming to a stop but not pressing the brakes to stop. I that it was the brakes sticking but not according to the mechanic I took it too. This problem does not occur all the time. Mainly when the car is still cold or not driven for more than a few minutes. So has anyone had this problem??? Is it the clutch, trans, rear bearings ??? Would really like some help or suggestions if anyone has experienced similar problems with a manual 3rd generation. Thanks!
#31 of 31 Re: 99 4runner spare tire came loose-clunking noise [chloe99]
Dec 30, 2011 (8:58 am)
Did you ever figure out what the noise was? I have a similar noise.