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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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My 2000 4runner(toyota) is shaking when it reaches 2000 rpms. I wonder what it can be. The shaking started on the freeway to work.
If the origin of the shaking is the engine (as opposed to a problem with wheel imbalance, suspension faults, etc.), it's either motor mounts or an engine management fault (ignition, fuel, air induction, etc. but also including uneven cylinder compression...
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I have problem with my handle has nee toward to right side. I took to dealer and said alignment problem. I had alignment done in A
If the vehicle is pulling to one side as you drive and/or the steering wheel is not centered as you drive straight, that means the vehicle is not properly aligned or there is suspension/tire damage. Prior to performing an alignment,...
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At what wear point do brake rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced? I can feel tiny grooves but there's no blueing or cracking.
Hi Kathy. Thanks for contacting us today. Brake rotors should be turned (resurfaced) anytime they are not flat and smooth, so based on your description, this should be done on the fronts at least. In regards to the right parts,...
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I had new brakes put on a couple of months ago. Now my ABS light is coming on sometimes and now I nearly brake and the brakes lo
The ABS system involves wheel speed sensors, electronic controllers and special valving. If there is a problem with the ABS system on your vehicle, it is likely that diagnostic trouble codes have been stored and those codes will provide the...
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Steering lose, steering wheel vibrates noise when I make a turn
The steering linkages and/or suspension components were probably damaged. The impact could have also damaged tires, wheels, the dynamic balance of those assemblies and possibly caused frame damage, too, if the "bosses" on the sub-frame to which the suspension bolts...
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My car shakes when I start applying the accelerator and makes a popping sound from the right hand side of the car. What is causing
Hi there. You might have a few things going on with your Toyota 4Runner causing these issues. First, when your engine shakes or vibrates during acceleration, it could be due to a vacuum leak, damaged ignition system or engine misfiring....
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Vehicle overheating and major oil leak
It sounds like your vehicle may be overheating as a result of a few different possibilities, most importantly due to the oil leak and the coolant leaking. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant...
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My car gauges were still on an all but I was driving and it died. then got no starter turnover twice.. Let sit for a sec then it w
You have two issues: 1) stalling; and 2) an intermittent starter/starter circuit fault. The causes of stalling are determined in an engine stalling diagnostic. During such a diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will check for diagnostic trouble codes (including history)...
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I just bought a new battery, but periodically, my car would not start, this was in late winter.
You may be right about some kind of drain, or it could be that the alternator is functioning, but is weak. Either way a charging system test should reveal the problem. A technician can hook an ammeter up to the...
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My SUV makes a groaning noise when shifting gears.
Hi C.F. Theoretically, it could be both a brake or transmission problem. It could also be due to a wheel bearing wearing out. Typically a brake grinding issue will occur when the vehicle is slowing (in forward or reverse). The...
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Driver side wheel sticks
If you have your lower control arm hanging low without support then your front axle outer cv joint may be at a too extreme angle or is binging. I recommend supporting the lower control arm and see if it still...
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I push the brakes but it won't stop
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Been working on my 1998 4Runner for the past 2 weeks and haven't started it for a bit it now rapidly clicks. New batt and starter
This usually happens when the battery does not have enough charge to start the vehicle. I would recommend trying a jump start. If this does not work, the battery may need to be replaced. Consider YourMechanic as this can be...
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my tpms light stays on even though my tires are properly inflated and all my sensors test that they are all working on the meter
The system has lost communication with the ECU and you will need to have the system recalibrated using the tech stream to clear and then recalibrate the TPMS system.
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A/C starts cooling but then stops completely after a few miles. Used to hear the expansion valve operating but don't anymore.
The problem sounds like the expansion valve is stuck in one position and not regulating refrigerant flow through the evaporator causing the pressures to be too high on the high side and too low on the low side. Have the...
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Transmission won't shift until it gets to red line, brake light comes on when it shifts. Started when I power washed it. Go figure
This may indicate a failing speed sensor or that the speed sensor may have been damaged from the water when washing it. The transmission speed sensor is a magnetic sensor that provides information related to the speed of the input...
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Codes p0456 and p0102. White-blueish smoke coming from exhaust no overheating and loss of power. Obviously not running right.
The smoke could be burning oil. If the smoke occurs just at start up, the source could be leaking valve stem oil seals. If the smoke continues but is mainly white, that could signify an internal coolant leak. P0456 refers...
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Wondering where I might find a bolt replacement for my belt tensioner
This is something you will likely need to order from the Toyota dealer. You may be able to order the replacement bolt specifically, however you will want to take the tensioner in as well to have it looked at to...
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Left brake high power not illuminating, bulb is just fine.
The brake light switch is OK because you state that one leg of the circuit works. If the bulb filament on the left is not broken, yet it is not illuminating when you depress the brake pedal, that means there...
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2002 Toyota 4runner noise in 4x4
It could be an internal tranfercase noise, but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion yet. The noise could be coming from the front driveshaft, CV axles, ect. Anything that's turning when the four-wheel drive is engaged could be the culprit....

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