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New Member! My girlfriends 97 SR5

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by TacomaTyler_2002, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    TacomaTyler_2002

    TacomaTyler_2002 [OP] New Member

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    I'm new to the 4Runner forum but I'm a member on the Tacoma forum. I drive a 2002 Tacoma but I just got my girlfriend this 97 4runner. Its a one owner mechanic owned clean title 3.4l automatic 220k for $3800. Has a leaking valve cover gasket but that's all that I can tell what is wrong with it so far.

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  2. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Welcome.
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    Matze

    Matze Fremdsprachler

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    Welcome aboard
     
  4. Jan 7, 2020 at 10:44 PM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Welcome! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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    Mohoman

    Mohoman New Member

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    Welcome from TX! Those cover gaskets will be an easy job, let’s hope that’s all that’s wrong :woot:
     
  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    Rallypoint_1

    Rallypoint_1 New Member

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    Welcome from SoCal too!! I just did my VC gaskets....my leaked at 80k miles.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Welcome from Colorado
     
  8. Jan 8, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    JET4

    JET4 New Member

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    welcome
     
  9. Jan 9, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    Oldtoyotaguy

    Oldtoyotaguy Not a new member

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    Welcome, you’d never see a vehicle that age look like that in Canada, well, maybe BC. There are still a few left clinging to life, but most have already been scrapped. The Ontario examples I see on the road are rough, rough, rough.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    TacomaTyler_2002

    TacomaTyler_2002 [OP] New Member

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    Well we’ve had the 4Runner for a couple weeks now and so far so good. Ive done an oil flush + Change, a new air filter, tire balance and rotation and cleaned mass air flow sensor. The other stuff I’ve done is all cosmetic, new floor mats, new weathertech bug deflector, new AC vent and new cup holders. This I plan on doing:
    • Power steering flush
    • Brake Flush
    • Fix the cigarette lighter and fog lights (both not working).
    • Throttle body cleaned
    • Replace hatch struts (ordered)
    • Replace fuel filter (ordered)
    • After market clear turn signals (ordered)
    • And new rim center caps (ordered)
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/StyleLine-...?fits=Year%3A1997%7CModel%3A4Runner&epid=1179658257
    http://www.bh3dprinting.com/product/double-cup-holder-for-96-02-toyota-4runner/

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  11. Jan 19, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Nice, sounds like your all over it.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    mem4runner

    mem4runner New Member

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    My fog lights aren't working either, while the switch lights up no problem. I checked the fuse and it's all good, most others have cited a bad ground as the problem...

    Let me know how your fog light fix goes, maybe it'll shed some light on mine - pun absolutely intended.
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2020 at 5:37 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    Welcome from FL. Clean looking rig.
     

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