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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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Estimate for upper and lower ball joint replacement
Hi there: In most cases the steering wheel vibration at these speeds are indicators of a tire / wheel balance that is off or has changed due to a wheel weight falling off or the the tire or wheel being...
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Engine turned off while I was driving and wont start back up.
The noise you heard right before the transmission shifter went into neutral was the transmission probably popping a gear. A transmission that is noisy in gear and goes into neutral could have a solution such as adding some fluid or...
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If HB has TDC mark in wrong location, will it still work?
Hello. As long at the timing marks on the crank and camshafts are aligned as they should be then the engine should work fine. The only reason why the mark on the balancers would be different would be because the...
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Creeking sound from the front side of my vehicle on rough roads
Hello. Your issue is likely related to the suspension or an issue with the wheel. There are a lot of components related to these systems, and you will need to perform several tests in order to pinpoint the location of...
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Right, Rear Turn Signal Not Working but its a New Bulb
It only takes a small amount of corrosion to interrupt the flow of current. You probably just have a dirty light socket. If you get a small strip of 400 grit sandpaper and rub it on the contact surfaces in...
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My car pulls when braking.
A pull when braking may be due to a worn suspension component like worn out bushings on your control arms or loose or broken ball joints. The best way to fix the problem is to have an inspection done so...
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Driving normal and my brakes start act up first noticed pull to passenger side then petal travels farther than normal
There are several possible causes for the brakes to pull to one side when applied. This could be caused by a sticking caliper, brake line leaking, compromised brake hose, a low tire pressure, a failed suspension component, a faulty master...
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Overheating Under Load
Hello. To start, you may have a restriction in the system somewhere. This will come in the form a clog in the radiator, or the water pump going out. Both of these units can be tested individually. The clogs will...
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Engine Code P0016
The P0016 code is most likely due to the engine sludge build up as the VVT (variable valve timing) system is control with oil pressure. In regards to the engine flush, I whole heartedly agree with Toyota. The number of...
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My Check Engine Light is on - 2001 Toyota 4Runner
Hi there: When the traction control light comes on (and the system is not engaged manually), it's usually an indicator of a wheel sensor or transmission speed sensor issue as both of these parts are critical for monitoring and controlling...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may need to have the throttle stop screw adjusted. The throttle stop screw’s primary function is to prevent the throttle blade from closing too far and getting wedged/stuck in the throttle bore. However, it serves as a secondary function...
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Excessive body vibration between 55-75 mph
If you have a vibration in the drive train when the vehicle is at a high speed under a load, then you most likely have a driveshaft that is worn out causing a vibration when you put it under load...
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I drive a 3 diesel surf, automatic transmission. It's hard to gear shift, especially in the last gear.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Harsh shifting with higher mileage 4Runners may be caused by throttle position sensor faults or miscommunication with the transmission controller. Re-learning between these 2 components will help. Harsh shifting can also be caused by a...
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My car is showing code P1445
Hi Emily. This is one of the common codes associated with the secondary air injection system on that particular Toyota engine. One of the valves may have failed or has contamination inside. The secondary air injection system is an emission...
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Should I replace the timing belt?
Your engines timing belt is recommended to be replaced every 90,000 miles. If you cannot find proof that the timing belt was replaced at 90,000 miles then I would recommend timing belt be replaced. This engine is an interference motor...
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Bad blower motor
Any time a used part from a salvage yard is used you take your chances the part will work for very long. Remember the blower you got most likely was just as old as your blower motor and may have...
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How do I know when my wheel bearings are going out?
Your accessory and serpentine belts may squeak or chirp a bit in cold weather due to the fact that the belts become brittle and less pliable during the cold weather months. When they go from a cold stand still to...
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my 4runner has no power pulling hills?
Hi Marsha. Has the timing belt been recently serviced? If so, did the concern start after this service? The timing belt may be incorrectly set. However, if the timing belt has not been recently serviced there are other possible reasons...
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Is my mechanic responsible for engine damage?
Hi there. I have a few questions for us to ponder as we probe this concern. Did the vehicle overheat since the repair? Is the vehicle currently overheating? Is the check engine light on? If so, what are the stored...
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Noise I can't pinpoint
Hi there: In some cases the noises you're experiencing could be an indicator of a problem with the transmission output shaft / drive shaft connection. Overtime, the connection between the two can warp or become loose; which might cause a...

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