2003 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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2003 Toyota 4Runner Overview

After the success of the 2002 model, it would have been easy for Toyota to sit back and enjoy few changes for the next model year. Instead, the 2003 Toyota 4Runner is completely redesigned, inside and out.

Toyota replaced the 3.4-liter V6 with a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 245 horsepower and 283 lb/ft torque, with a 4.7-liter V8 rated at 235 horsepower and 325 lb/ft of torque available as an upgrade. The V6 gets 18/21 (4x2) or 17/20 (4x4) city/highway fuel efficiency, while the tow-intended V8 gets 16/19.

The 4Runner manages to maintain the comfort of a car while getting near the strength of a full-size SUV and true off-road vehicle. Reviewers love the strong ride and seem to only complain about the mileage.


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    Toyota 4Runner Questions

    Sean Hanns

    How Do I Get The Rear Turn Signal Bulb Out Of Its Socket On An '03 4runner?...

    I've got the socket out but can't get bulb out of it. It looks like there are two press tabs holding it in and bulb base looks like they made it so a person can use something to get at those tabs bu...

    5 views with no answers yet

    03 4unner

    i tryed to pull starter and when i did the shaft on it came out and is still stuck in tranny can get out would u know and tricks or tips

    6 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Steering Column And Ignition Locked

    The steering wheel column on my 2003 4Runner is locked. Neither the ignition key nor the steering wheel will turn. The car is parked on a slope with the front wheels angled into the curb, so the w...

    50 views with 5 answers (last answer 9 months ago)

    Belt And Alternator

    I have a 03 toyota 4runner sr5. The vehicle starting making a screaching noise when it started up and never stopped whistling. The belt snapped in half. I replaced it. It still makes a screaching n...

    30 views with 2 answers (last answer 9 months ago)
    Lora Rice-Archuleta

    2003 Toyota 4runner Sr5

    the rear defrost and wiper will not work on 2003 SR5 4WD. The fuses were checked and are in working order. What could be wrong with it?

    119 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)