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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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...

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2003 4 Runner Abs Alarm

My 2003 four runner after 10 miles of driving or 15 minutes has a alarm inside going off with the ABSVSC light going off. I’m hearing a lot about this with 2003 and 2004 models does anyone know ho...

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...

2003 4 Runner, Vsc Trac And Vsc Off After Having Battery Replaced

I recently brought my 4 runner into a sears to have the battery replaced (original battery, mind you) and when we started to drive away the vsc trac and vsc off lights came on, tried different things ...

Oxygen Sensor Keeps Going Bad

My 2003 Toyota 4 runner oxygen sensor ( code 136) bank 2 keeps going bad , this is the 4th one I put in . I would be so bad but when the sensor goes bad it shuts off the trac control on the car .