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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota 4Runner
The 2012 Toyota 4Runner was made for people with an active lifestyle. Its design is made to be a light off road alternative to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer. ...

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How much does it cost to replace a sunroof motor on a 1997 Toyota 4Runner
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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I've got a knock it increases when I push on the gas should I just replace the engine?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. A knocking noise may be coming from the engine or the exhaust. Without pinpointing the exact location of the repair, it is very difficult to compare your options truthfully. An exhaust leak will...
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Toyota Surf 1kz-te 3L 1994 - hard starting in the morning (ambient Temp. usually 30C) - have to wait for plug relay to shut off...
Hi there. Let me offer option #4 - cold start injector. The cold start injector is also known as the cold start valve. The part is located on the cold air intake, which is found on the intake manifold. It...
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Changed brake master cylinder, bled 10 times, and the pedal is soft The rear brakes are not locked but close. Truck now running rough.
You will have to bleed the brakes from the farthest location all the way to the master cylinder. There is still air in the lines causing the issue. Check the vibrations on the vehicle to see if the engine mounts...
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My girlfriends 2006 Toyota, 6 cyl, 4WD 4Runner's fuel gauge reads 1/4 tank when actually empty. What could be most likely cause?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. On most newer 4Runners, the fuel pump includes the fuel level as part of the unit commonly referred to as a fuel module. It is likely that the level is not calibrated, dirty,...
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Alternator needs changed out. What tools is best for this?
To remove the alternator to your vehicle, you will need a serpentine belt tool (or a breaker bar 1/2 inch drive), a 3/8 drive socket set with a ratchet, and a medium side pry bar to help remove the alternator...
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wiggle steering wheel to start engine ?
Hi there. It is quite possible that the issue you're experiencing is due to an exposed electrical wire that is creating a short inside the steering column, within the ignition switch or possibly the ignition relay. Diagnosing this issue is...
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Its misfiring on cyl 5 and has a code for an o2 sensor.
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0305 means that Cylinder No. 5 is misfiring but the causes of that can be very varied. Check the plug, secondary wire, and distributor cap. The fuel injector to the cylinder could simply be faulty or there...
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Hard Start
Illustrative causes of hard starting include a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs and/or defective secondary wires and coils, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (e.g., clogged fuel filter), dirty fuel injectors (fuel injectors cannot be completely cleaned...
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Engine shutters on start up.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the...
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2006 Toyota 4x4 4Runner's front CV axle replacement.
My experience with aftermarket parts is identical to yours. If you want the CV axle that was specifically designed for the vehicle and manufactured to reasonable standards, buy the part that is vended by Toyota. On a case-by-case basis, some...
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My parking brake light comes on dimly when I shift into 4WD.
The main functions of the parking brake lamp are for the brake fluid level in the master cylinder as well as the parking brake switch, so there may be a shorted circuit either in the instrument panel where the brake...
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I want my headlights replaced by the new brighter ones I have them.
Hi..thank you for your question: the service to request is headlight bulb replacement. At the latter page, you will see a "Get a Quote" link. If you click on that and fill in your vehicle data, this will be scheduled...
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Loss of electrical power while driving but engine still works.
Check the battery on the vehicle and see if it is holding a charge. If the battery have a charge, then check the battery for a load. If the battery cannot hold a load, then the battery needs replaced. Check...
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We replaced our radiator today and now white smoke is coming out of the exaust and its ahaking which it was not doing before. I
Hi there. White smoke coming from the exhaust is an indicator of coolant being mixed with the engine oil and being burned in the combustion chamber. Typically a blown head gasket will cause this to occur, or a crack in...
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My car won't stay running unless I hold the gas pedal down.
This is likely as your symptoms do fall into that category because a clogged or malfunctioning idle air control valve may not allow enough air into the engine to maintain a good idle speed. A faulty air temperature and engine...
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I have a 99 Toyota 4-runner 3.4l v6 and have replaced the power steering pump twice in the past 3 days the last one I put on has n
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is find out why the power steering pump is not working. There are two main functions we need to be concerned with, the electrical input to the...
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Clunking noise
Hi There, Control arms will certainly make a clunking noise when they are beginning to wear out. You may also feel the steering wheel a bit loose and vibrating as well when they need to be replaced. CV joints are...
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i bought a replacement alternator, I was wondering how much would labor be
Hi there. If you've already purchased the alternator, I would recommend keeping the receipt and verifying that you can return to the location where it was purchased. In most cases, we can provide the recommended replacement alternator and supporting components...
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Have a 2004 4 runner. It sounded as if car was not getting past 3rd gear--it was an automatic. Trusted local mechanic retired h
Without having the old wheel bearing to inspect, it can go either way. It may have been replaced in error, or it could have had some play indicating it should be replaced but the noise was actually coming from the...

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