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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    03 4 Runner Starts But Quickly Dies After Rpm Gets To Low

    Can anyone tell me why my 03 4 runner sr5 4.7 v8 will start and crank and then immediately go dead. This only occured a couple days after the battery went bad and I had to have it jumped off. It w...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    Electrical

    Every now and then I drive my 2003 Toyota Tacoma extra cab 4x4 and go to the store and won't start after that lights come on no click nothing from the engine compartment

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Can I Press The Brakes While Shifting From D To D3 While Going Down A Steep...

    I have a 2003 4runner with an automatic transmission. I am heading over some steep mountains with a uhaul trailer and was advised to downshift to d3 so i don't burn out my brakes. I've never downshi...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

    Bent Rear Axle Due To Low Impact Collision

    Do I find an entirely new rear axle, or is there a certain part that can fix the fact that my two rear tires wear on the inside and seem to be pointing away from each other towards the front of the...

    24 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

    What Do Check Engine, Vsc Trac, And Track Off Lights Mean?

    I have a 2003 Toyota 4runner with about 213xxx miles. I just had the ignition coils and spark plugs replaced. On my way home tonight, my engine light, vsc trac and track off lights all came on. Any...

    390 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)