Toyota 4runner Questions

Toyota 4runner
Fri, 02 Sep 2011

Toyota 4runner Reviewed by Goliathon on .

Hi Joe, the same thing is happening to my 98 4runner,...

Hi Joe, the same thing is happening to my 98 4runner, the differential housing is rusty and "weeping" gear oil, as my mechanic described it.  Just so it looks wet, but it doesn't actually leak (yet) or drip.  I called Toyota and they said their is no recall or remedy they will provide for it, citing that the frequency of complaints are not so high that they will do something about it.  My dealer said it would be $2500 for a new axle; my mechanic suggested I drain it, clean it, and then coat the exterior of the housing with silicone sealant.  So I'll give that a shot. I know this is happening to a lot of 3rd generation 4runner owners - You need to call Toyota and complain!

Share, Email, Print

No comments have been provided.

More Toyota 4runner Reports

Buen dia... les comento que mi camioneta 4runner sr5 2004 se le prendieron las luces de VSC TRACK Y TRACK OFF y me imagino que por lo mismo la de CHECK... quisiera saber el porque y que debo hacer en este caso...
gracias por responderme, salud

2003 4Runner VCS lite on ABS lite in brake lite on. Braking is still okay. Sensor?

Clearly there is a rust issue within certain year 4Runners. I have never heard of a Diff. leaking fluid through the metal before.  Once I checked on line, there is a long list of people with the same problem. Toyota recalled both the Tacoma and T

I have 1993 v6 forerunner 4wd automatic 3vz engine. Latley i've noticed the trans is jerking in and out of gear at random intervals but usually during high acceleration on the freeway and the Tachometer jumps up and down at the same time. Almost a

Don't know if this has been reported before or not but has happened several times with out warning while pulling in to a parking space and slowing down by putting pressure on break vehicle seems to 
not want to stop but speeds up so far I have

I have a 98 4runner that almost killer us due to Frame rust the rear lower control arm braket broke afer hitting a hole in the road the truck was pout of control and came to a stop just prior to rolling.  The shop says the whole rear passenger si

The driver power seat heater is not working when switched to high position. Any idea what could be wrong with it or cost of repair or replacement.

The driver control power windows and lock isn't working,toyota tacoma2002 , how I fix?

My now (2011) there must be 1000+ Toyota 4runners and other models that experience the  MELTED REAR HANDLE yet there is no recall from the manufacturer.  I have a 2007 4runner, only 50k miles,  not like I use the trunk on a daily basis.  So ho

I was looking under my 97 4runner, and I noticed my rear differential housing is rusting, quite a bit. I spoke to the mechanic, at the dealership, and said, whats the chances of a leak, from the housing. He said not to worry. From reading everyon

I bought my used 2008 Toyota 4runner and before i notcied a problem with my airbag indicator on my dash flashing for a few moments after starting my vehicle, and this persisted for approximately 6 months, and now i think the problem has persisted

Just found out that our "99 Toyota differential is rusted through and leaking oil. Big bucks...Toyota not the quality car maker ....differential, brakes...surges...
looking for a different brand

driving down the interstate with cruise control on. I start to change lanes and use the turn signal and the cruise control disengages. Also we see when driving down road with no cruise control, I can use the turn signal and see the the rpm jump

I have a 2008 4Runner Limited with 55,000 miles on it. In the past few months I have noticed that sometimes when I stop the vehicle (for example at a traffic light) the vehicle jumps a little bit. Why is that?

I have a 2008 4Runner with 55,000 miles on it. For the past few months I have noticed that it jumps a bit when it is stopped ... like on a red traffic light. Why is that?

i have a 2003 toyota 4runner limited and i just got a new dvd navi installed and after that when my headlights are turned off my gauge cluster light and other interior lighting work but when i turn my headlights on the gauge cluster lights just go

Any luck? My rear left control arm detached from the body it is rusted so bad. Please reply to

My 2000 4-runner have the same unusual def. rust problem which I noticed about a year ago when I changed the shocks. The same as reported by many 4-Runner owners here. It is really unusual for a diff. to rust so much. Also have the same leaking oi

when i apply the brakes the front shakes, also feels like something worp when car slows down

I have a 1999 4runner that I've owed since new. This vehicle has been factory serviced and cared for, for it's entire life. I just learned at my last service interval that my REAR DIFF has rotted through, to the point where gear oil is leaking o