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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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Car wont go above 4k rpm when my foot is down but goes above 4k when i release it a bit
Hello. Most of the time when this occurs it is due to a few things. I usually start by checking the exhaust. Most of the time this is caused by a restriction in the exhaust caused by a failing catalytic...
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My 99 4runner 3.4 v6 heater will go cold and engine overheats. I've replaced the thermostat and still having problems
Hello. This can be caused by a few different things. Most of the time it is caused by a circulation problem. I usually start by visually checking the condition of the radiator on the inside and also the hoses. A...
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Catalytic converter issue?
Hello! It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter or potentially a faulty Oxygen sensor. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is...
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ticking / clicking noise coming from the front end while driving a low speeds.
Hi there. The ticking noise could be the universal joints on the driveshafts or axle shafts on the front axle. The ticking noise could be the universal joints having the bearings burned up causing the caps to move around on...
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Charging system failure.
Based upon what you are describing, it sounds like you may have a voltage supply issue due to the amount of power being delivered to the accessories, speakers, etc. that the system is required to produce. If the voltage being...
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How much to replace all the gaskets in a 91 4runner 2wd v6? I have a oil leak I was told it's the gaskets and seals.
Sent billing question to CS for the price to replace all the gaskets and seals on the engine / transmission power unit.
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My tachometer gauge needle is pointing straight down, and it won't start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is power to the sensor. If there is power to the sensor, then put leads from a digital meter on the sensor and crank the engine over. Check to...
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Check engine light - one shop told me it was a knock sensor, and another place told me oxygen sensor 1995 Toyota 4Runner
Hello - it is possible there are differences between the 2 scanners (i.e. software levels, etc.). It is also possible that one code or the other was a transient, or temporary, code, and was not present when the 2nd test...
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Check engine flashing? Can't recreate problem...
Usually when the check engine light is flashing, this indicates a misfire on one or more cylinders. I would first recommend having the trouble codes checked with an OBD2 scanner to determine what codes are stored. Then I would enlist...
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I used holt ATF to service my toyota 4runner 2009 and its burn off my gear fibre drive and reverse.
Sent question to CS for the help of fixing the gear fiber drive system in your vehicle.
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hi, what can i change on my 2006 4runner to give it smoother ride on bumpy roads
There can be some gains in comfort by changing the tires to, for example, top rated tires as tested by Consumer Reports. The best thing to do is review Consumer Reports' tire ratings and recommendations for the particular tire type...
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the window switches do not work along with the door locks switch
The primary power window and locks module is typically located in the center dash area, possibly where you are hearing the sound. It's a good possibility that this is the source of your window switch issue. The best thing that...
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Clunking noise in the front
Loose and/or worn strut mounts are a common cause of this noise. If you jounce the suspension and have an assistant listen near the top of each spring tower you can sometimes hear the clunk noise, albeit the noise will...
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Brake system issue! Sometimes severe.
Hi there. From my experience with this vehicle most of the time this is caused by the wrong brake fluid being added to the system or the wrong brake pads being used. If it is the wrong fluid then the...
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My truck has been smelling hot for a couple of months.
When people describe a car as "smelling hot" I usually assume they're catching a hint of boiling antifreeze. That could be from a leak that is spilling on a hot part of the engine or it could be that the...
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Engine vibration even in idle. Check Engine Light is not on.
You're correct, your engine uses a timing chain. It also has variable valve timing (VTT). This system allows the engine timing to change in relation to engine RPM. A VVT fault could cause driveabilty issues both at idle and at...
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Check engine light on flashing traction light on
The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors that communicate with the Power Train Control Module (PCM) regarding steering...
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The front bake system of my 2004 Toyota 4 runner makes noise and vibrates on application of the bake on high speed.
Hello. Most of the time this occurs when the front rotors are warped. If the rotors were recently replaced then I usually removed then to have them checked for trueness. If they are still warped then they need to be...
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Noise in the frontal area off the engine near the fan
Hello, thank you for writing in. There must be more diagnostic work and testing done to determine what the issue is. Without a drive or timing belt, the engine would either not run at all, or perform very poorly. This...

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