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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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4Runner Brake Booster

How to fix the high pitch sound for 4Runner 2003. All the light came on. Car make high pitch when turn on.

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...


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...

Front Passenger Blinker

My front right blinker keeps going out. This is the 3rd time I’ve replaced the bulb in about a year. Now, replacing the bulb doesn’t work. What is my next step. Really don’t want to go to a mechan...

Touch Up Paint How Too

I have the original sample tube of paint that came w 2003 Toyota. Is it still good. How to do I fix scratch with it