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An SUV manufactured by Toyota since 1984.

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Does Coolant Actively Circulate Through Overflow Reservoir?

If one adds fresh water or new coolant or some additive to the radiator/coolant overflow reservoir, will it end up actively circulating through the system in a reasonably short amount of time (i.e. ...
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Codes reappear after replacing ABS unit

2001 toyota 4runner V6 3.4l 2wd SR5 ABS, brake & check eng warning lights are still on after replacing the ABS unit. What do I check next?
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What Are Possible Causes for this Play in Steering?

I have a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner, 6-cyl, RWD. I've noticed my steering has developed a bit (OK, maybe more than a bit) of play in it: Too Much Play in Steering? What are the possible causes of this? I ...
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Replacing Rear Shocks - Any Tips or Hints?

I have an only-2-year-old rear shock that is leaking a bit (KYB, surprisingly) and will be replacing the pair in the near future. I've read various related threads on forums and watched several YT ...
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4Runner jolting when the engine is cold

I have a 3rd-gen 4Runner with 250k miles. It's started jolting hard when the engine is cold, for the first minute of driving, ever time I start the car. There was a code for the MAF sensor, which I ...
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How to fix a key fob Toyota 4runner 2017?

I accidentally washed my key fob in the washer. My toyota has a push start button. We have use a hair dryer on it. Still won't work
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2021 4Runner broken into. Person left a multi tool and an easy flo spout inside. Vandalism or theft?

My 2021 4Runner was broken into. The rear window was all smashed and the person left an easy flo spout accessory and a bike multi-tool inside My initial suspicion was gas theft but when I read more ...
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2020 Toyota 4Runner lazy 1-2 shift

Recently picked up a 5th gen 4runner with 50K miles and noticed that the transmission was acting like it was low on fluid, I'm pretty strict with maintenance and I'm a firm believer in changing fluids ...
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1999 toyota 4runner wiper wiring question

The wiper motor isn't coming on, but shorting to the motor shows it works fine. I pulled the fuse for the wiper and the fuse for 4x4 right below it. I don't have a good wiring diagram. --------- | 1 |...
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Water/Solvents sprayed into running intake to clean carbon deposits?

Recently performed a top engine cleaning using seafoam. After reading about this more, learned this isn't new, and variations such as using water instead have been around for a long time. Interested ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

A friend hit the side mirror to a pole and airbags on both driver and passenger side deployed. Any ides why? Toyota 4Runner 2017
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AC Compressor Clutch makes grinding noise

The AC compressor in my 06 4runner (4wd 4.0L SR5) isn't engaging, and when the clutch coil gets power I hear a grinding sound. I tried replacing the clutch but I still hear a grinding sound and the ...
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This part fell off my car

Any idea what it is or what it’s for? Are there safety concerns? It’s about the size of a watch / bracelet. It’s from a 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Thanks for any help!!]1
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2003 Toyota 4 runner blower works intermittently

2003 v6 Toyota 4 runner I have replaced the relay and checked the resistor blower fan looks good, what else can I do?
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Valve tap after engine is warm

I have what i believe to be a tappy valve in my 1991 4Runner, V6. It's quiet when the engine is first started, before the oil is warm, presumably. Once the engine up to temp the tap comes back. Does ...
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A/C relay bypassed with jumper, compressor turned on but clutch quickly got hot and smelly

I removed the relay and bypassed the relay with a jumper wire, added coolant with the wire on, compressor sucked some in but within a minute the clutch got super hot, had to turn off engine. Very ...
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1998 4Runner Automatic Transmission problem

I attached a video of my 98 4Runner Automatic, I noticed my RPM would jump from 700-1900 RPMS when I let off the gas and then accelerate. Video Link Is this a normal operation of the torque ...
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4runner wont shift out of first gear on an automatic

If i've takin the ABS out of my 2000 4runner will it cause to not shift? What I did was take a 2000 4runner sr5 4 wheel drive and took the four by transmission out and put a 2 wheel drive transmission ...
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Toyota 4 Runner starting question

My husband has a 2003 4 Runner. He tells me that it causes excessive wear to the engine to start the car and move it to a different spot in the driveway once or twice in a day, without driving it. I ...
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1998 4Runner 2.7 Misfire with DTC P0171, P0300, P0301 , P0304

While driving on the highway, suddenly the CEL started flashing and the truck started msifiring, I got off the highway and retrieved a P0171, P0300, P0301 , P0304. I shut it off and waited for a few ...
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Acceptable rotor runout

I've been replacing the brakes myself on my cars since I had my first car in high school ('89). Since the, I had a few cars that had terrible brake wobble after some amount of miles, some cars seemed ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner: White smoke, battery constantly drains

I own a 1995 Toyota 4Runner (I was told the engine was rebuilt, so I'm not sure if mileage matters). I got this from my grandpa around 2 years ago, which had been sitting at his house parked for over ...
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White smoke (lots) from 95 4Runner tailpipe

I have a SEVERE oil leak on my 95 4Runner (v6 3VZE). I put a quart in every day or two. Yesterday I felt she needed extra love so I put in two quarts. Now she's billowing huge plumes of white gray ...
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No voltage to 2010 Toyota 4Runner trailer electric brakes

When I step on the brakes in my 2010 Toyota 4Runner, I do not get any DC voltage to the "electric brakes" pin of the 7-pin trailer socket (factory installed). (I measure this by touching the probes on ...
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This part fell from my car when driving - any idea what it is?

A Part fell off of my 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Any idea what it is? It's about 12" x 6". Thanks in advance for any help!
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2003 Toyota 4Runner blinking a/c light - hot air

Blinking A/C light on my 2003 Toyota 4Runner. Must have a slight leak, I would add refrigerant from a can and be good all summer. This year although I replaced the A/C relay the a/c light on the dial ...
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Odd Auto Transmission Issue - 2002 4Runner 4WD

I have a 2002 4Runner (the V6) that sits for a few weeks at a time between uses (I live in coastal FL). If I haven't started it in a while when I put it into Drive the gears don't seem to engage ...
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clutch,transfercase,manual,gears? Help 1994 toyota 4 runner [duplicate]

My 1994 4 runner will go into gear, but will not move. It does not jerk or stop running when i let clutch out while in gear? Is it the clutch, trance-fer case or something else? And if it is trance ...
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1994 toyota 4runner manual broken transfer case

My 1994 4runner (manual) starts and goes into gear, but will not move. If the transfer case is broken, can I take out drive 4 wheel drive and drive it in 2 wheel drive?
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Where is the "No. 1 vehicle speed sensor" on a 2001 Toyota 4runner?

I can find diagrams for No. 2 vehicle speed sensor, but I need to look at my No. 1 VSS. Looking in the field service manual, I can't see it either. Where is my No. 1 VSS?
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2001 Toyota 4runner - Which wheel is causing "P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor A"?

My 4runner is getting "P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor A". What does the "A" mean? Which wheel is that?
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2001 Toyota 4runner @ 147k miles - Speedometer dead and various dashboard lights on

My 2001 Toyota 4runner has, on random occurrences, has had the traction alarm go off for no reason while driving. Just recently it went off and then Dashboard lights started coming on. I currently ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

By mistake, I put 4 qts of 10W30 engine oil in my radiator. How can I clean it out? I've seen suggestions for using dish washing detergent. Is that safe? I am thinking of using DAWN because it ...
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Very Strange Starting?/Electrical Issue

I have a very unusual issue with my 1993 Toyota 4runner SR5 4CYL 4WD 5 Speed. I have had the car for a very long time, and recently I have had a very strange issue when starting the car and I can't ...
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What do I do after adding extra oil/gas mixture into the car, which now won't start?

The car, (Toyota 4Runner), won't start after we put some old oil/fuel in. We had read that it's fine to do with unneeded oil. We topped off the tank with regular gas to dilute it, but still not ...
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2005 V-8 4 runner 72,000 SE

I've stored my 4Runner and not in extreme weather but it has a slow start how long does a heavy duty battery last without replacing it. Had the problem last winter drove a hundred miles or so stopped ...
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V6 Toyota 4Runner - Broken Crankshaft Pulley

I am new to working on cars and this is the first timing belt change I have attempted. I was trying to remove the crankshaft bolt using a breaker bar and my pulley broke. Now I am unable to remove the ...
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Transmission Problem?

I have a 1996 Toyota 4Runner. When I drive my car at normal speed of 45 mph all of a sudden the RPM revs up high and then I cannot accelerate past 20 mph. What could be the problem? Someone told ...
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Toyota 4Runner - automatic (Old model ) misfires and delay in changing gears. What is the problem?

My Toyota 4 Runner (old model) misfires and seems lazy especially while climbing hills. There is also a delay in changing from gears 2 - 3 and 4. Can someone please help to advise? Thanks in advance.
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Power Steering Pump Leak...Wrong Fluid Used

I recently had to have the engine replaced in my '05 Toyota 4Runner. I got it back about 4 weeks ago and about a week ago I discovered a leak at my Power steering pump. When the engine is running the ...
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Can i use ATF for power steering?

Can i use ATF dexron3/mercon in power steering reservoir in my '04 toyota 4runner. owners manual calls for dexron 2 or 3. i don't know what mercon is.
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My 94 Toyota 4runner doesn't seem to gain speed even while I'm flooring the gas pedal...whats the issue and how can I fix it? [closed]

94 toy 4runner 6 cylinder. Just replaced sparkplug wires and distributor cap..
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1993 toyota 4Runner - White Smoke from under hood and neon yellow liquid leaking from somewhere

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have a 1993 Toyota 4runner with about 170k miles on it. I recently got the brake fluid drained and replaced, a new battery, and the ...
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2002 4Runner - Smell of fuel by drivers side

I smell fuel off the drivers side wheel well of my 2002 4runner. My check engine light is on and I changed my gas cap. The lights went out and back on. I think it's the connection. It has a cover ...
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98 Toyota 4Runner headlights turning on without truck on

My headlights are turning on randomly after I turn the engine off and the keys are out of the ignition. Any thoughts?
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Can a "handy" person remove and replace the rear spoiler on a 2004 Toyota 4runner

I have to have the rear spoiler (above the rear hatch back window) replaced. Apparently two of the three tabs are broken. The dealer wants $$$ to do this. Can a handy person remove and replace that ...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner - ECU Drive Cycle Reset

After changing sensors that were bad on a Toyota 4Runner an emmissions technician stated that the vehicle needed to be driven "for awhile" before the "drive cycle" would reset the ECU to the new ...
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Whistling noise from Toyota 4Runner when idling or gassing

Our 2000 4runner just started making a noise a few days ago. It’s not very noticeable unless you roll down the window. It is high pitched, and when it happens it’s intermittent, never a longer tone ...
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Can I drive my 4WD 4Runner in front wheel only?

I recently had the misfortune of having my 1997 4Runner's rear diff lock up because of a leak and then no gear oil. Unfortunately to add to that the frame and major members are very rusted/rotted. ...
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