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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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Idle fluctuates and then stalls.
It sounds like your car stalls each time it is put in gear or when a load is placed on the engine. This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine...
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Having trouble with power steering
The only way to diagnose this is to use an external pressure gauge to measure pump pressure at around 1,000 RPM at which point you will see line pressures in the neighborhood of 1,000 PSI. Please note though that the...
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I do have $7,000 to spend. I would like to have the SUV. I've driven a Toyota 4Runner, but what would you recommend?
Hi there. When it comes to purchasing a SUV vehicle, there are many factors to look into before making your decision. The following is a list of factors to check out: The price Research the vehicle type maintenance and...
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The steering wheel is stuck in the locked position.
Hi there. Try turning the steering wheel left and right and turning the ignition key to the 'ON' position. With a good tug, the ignition should turn and the steering wheel will free up. If the steering wheel does not...
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4Runner has no power in the engine.
Check the engine for a vacuum leak and see if the valve on the brake booster is leaking. Also check the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is stuck on all the time. A vacuum leak or the EGR being stuck on...
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Dan, Need to know the following estimates on when to replace Drive Belt and Brake Fluid
For the 2012 4Runner, based on the normal service maintenance schedule Toyota recommends that the brake fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles. Modern serpentine belts are generally good for at least 100,000 miles. Toyota does not have a replacement recommendation...
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losing fuel pressure when it warms up
Hi there. This can be a very difficult item to diagnose. In some cases, the lack of fuel pressure is caused by a restriction of fuel in the system; from the pump itself to all lines or the carburetor. It...
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Water leaking from above thermostat i believe help. 1995 Toyota 4Runner V6
Hi - finding coolant leaks like this requires a careful eye. Tight engine packaging, and the fact that slow leaks can evaporate quickly, make it more difficult to determine the source of the leak. A leaking hose connection at the...
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Car won't start
Hi there. It sounds like the starter or its circuit has failed. Have the battery properly tested with a digital tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking amps, and state of health. If that checks ok then the starter or...
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Truck cranks runs a few seconds and stops.
Hi there. Check the fuel filter on the vehicle and see if its plugged up. If the fuel filter is good, then check the fuel pump and see if its working and pumping fuel to the engine. If the fuel...
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Low tire pressure light
Hi there. Did you check the spare tire? I keep my spare tire on my Toyota product set at 40psi. Has anyone reset the tire pressure monitoring system? If you have the metal tire valves do not reset the system....
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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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