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This part fell from my car when driving - any idea what it is?

2nd that; its a catalytic heat shield. Now your catalytic convertor will be able to ignite grass fires when parked more easily.
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Does Coolant Actively Circulate Through Overflow Reservoir?

It depends on if you're actually talking about an overflow reservoir or an expansion tank. Expansion tanks are a lot more common in this day and age then they used to be, so this may be what you're ...
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What Are Possible Causes for this Play in Steering?

This could any, or even all of these things - Worn universal joints in the steering column Worn steering rack Worn ball joints Loose steering rack mountings They are all things you should be able to ...
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4Runner jolting when the engine is cold

Rough idle when cold is usually a temperature or air flow sensor issue. The absence of codes doesn't mean your sensors are working properly, there may be electrical continuity but false readings. ...
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Acceptable rotor runout

2 thousandths is nothing. I doubt you will be able to feel this. There is no real spec on the lug torque when checking runout - what is more important is that they are tight and evenly torqued. So ...
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Does Coolant Actively Circulate Through Overflow Reservoir?

An expansion tank is a pressurised tank and will likely have multiple pipes connected to the boy of the tank. The tank is part of the circulatory system of the coolant system. The tank will usually ...
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This part fell off my car

I can't say for certain exactly where it came from, but that is a bracket which would be used to secure a pipe or secure something to a pipe. I can think of the following cases it's likely to be: ...
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Very Strange Starting?/Electrical Issue

The problem lies in your connections to the battery or ground. I'm not sure how you tested them, but from your description, this is a classic case of losing connectivity from either the ground strap ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

Check out how to flush your system on this SE question : How do you clean out blue devil (sodium silicate/liquid glass) out of your cooling system? DO NOT add DAWN washing up liquid - this used to be ...
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Transmission Problem?

Replacing the transmission is not required. You may have a leaking input shaft seal on the transmission that is contaminating the clutch plate with gear oil, causing slippage under load. Further to ...
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Power Steering Pump Leak...Wrong Fluid Used

From Ben's comment, It's probably just a coincidence that the pump shaft seal started leaking. Universal fluids are used all the time and the Toyota power steering pump isn't anything special. ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

The reason for dishwasher soap is because it will not foam up. If you already ran your engine you will need to flush it a few times most likely. If you didn't run you engine. You could remove your ...
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Replacing Rear Shocks - Any Tips or Hints?

Not sure why someone would use a ratchet strap to support or lift the rear end. That seems like a good way to get dead if it were to let go when you least expect it. As for lifting the rear end, the ...
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O2 vs Air/Fuel Sensors?

To answer your question- No you do not have a choice on which sensors go where. On your Toyota 2 air fuel ratio sensors go upstream and 2 narrow band sensors go downstream.The emissions label I ...
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Toyota 4 Runner starting question

Starting a car for 30 seconds to move it once is fine, but to do that several times a day every day will accelerate wear and may also lead to a flat battery since it does not have time to re-charge... ...
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2021 4Runner broken into. Person left a multi tool and an easy flo spout inside. Vandalism or theft?

I would suggest the purpose of the break-in was to look for valuables. And then by a thief who isn't very proficient. If this was an attempt to vandalize your vehicle, someone would do it quietly, ...
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1999 toyota 4runner wiper wiring question

Check the wiper relay output, in addition to any obvious signs of wiring damage. Here's the wiring diagram for the '99 4Runner. I haven't looked at how it's built myself but if there are no pin ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

There is a side collision senor in the mirror. May also be close by in the door. Now, buy new airbags and be very careful fitting them. Good luck getting “friend” to pay...
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Odd Auto Transmission Issue - 2002 4Runner 4WD

I think you could be right with a slightly different bent. I believe what's going on is you may have a sticking solenoid/valve which is not actuating the clutches (or other friction parts) in your ...
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1994 toyota 4runner manual broken transfer case

tl dr: No The transfer case sits at the back of the transmission. It has two drive shafts which come off of it, one to the front and one to the back. You'd have to install a different transmission ...
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Where is the "No. 1 vehicle speed sensor" on a 2001 Toyota 4runner?

VSS 1 isn't really a sensor. On that car the VSC ECU takes input front the wheel speed sensors and sends a 4 pulse signal to the Instrument cluster. Which in turn sends a 5v square wave to the ECM. ...
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2001 Toyota 4runner - Which wheel is causing "P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor A"?

This has to do with the main vehicle speed sensor (VSS), not the wheel speed sensors. It's a generic code from the P050x series. The other P050x codes are specific issues. Symptoms of a P0500 DTC ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

I know these engines (Toyota 3.4L), so I would suggest you to remove radiator (4 bolts, 2 from each side, 2 hoses to engine, no transmission oil cooler, as it is manual as I understood), and just run ...
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2005 V-8 4 runner 72,000 SE

If the vehicle sits for a long time without being started, the battery itself will lose charge over time. Something like 5% of the stored energy will be lost per month, but this doesn't mean the ...
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V6 Toyota 4Runner - Broken Crankshaft Pulley

Using the starter to crank the bolt off seems to have worked for a decent number of people on the internet, but seems slightly dangerous. Heat seems hit or miss on a bolt that is usually torqued well ...
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1993 toyota 4Runner - White Smoke from under hood and neon yellow liquid leaking from somewhere

If you have the 3vze/V6 engine, those are highly prone to headgasket failure to the point there was a factory recall, so that is a possible candidate. The exhaust cross-over tube behind the engine ...
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Can a "handy" person remove and replace the rear spoiler on a 2004 Toyota 4runner

If the spoiler has been in place for a few years, it is likely that the contacting paint surfaces will have adhered, and pulling the freshly unbolted spoiler away from the trunk lid will pull some ...
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