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2004 Toyota 4Runner Overview

The 2004 Toyota 4Runner is nearly identical to the 2003 model, which was a complete redesign from 2002.

The base engine is 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. Reviewers for both 2003 and 2004 have noted that the V8 is only necessary for heavy towing jobs; the V6 is so well designed that it should be able to handle 99% of what is put before it.

The 2004 4Runner-like the 2003-is larger than any of the earlier generations of 4Runners, with an extra 4.5 inches of length and a wheelbase that is 3 inches wider. Somehow, Toyota manages to make the 4Runner as easy to corner as the earlier, smaller models.


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Toyota 4 Runner VSC Light

I have a 2004 4 Runner and the VSC lights came on not sure when just noticed . I took to a garage and they tested it and said that it was possibly be a spark plug and a coil so they replace both on ...

2004 4runner HVAC Actuator

Are there more than one actuator for the HVAC system in a 2004 4Runner? I replaced the motor that goes up under the glove box, but no air is being directed to the floorboards. Advice? Diagram of ho...


2004 Toyota 4 Runner. After having the emissions checked this year, the TRAC VSC & TRAC OFF lights come. This happens after cranking the engine, placing it in gear (forward or reverse) and as the ...


Alarm + VSC TRAC, TRAC OFF, ABS, Emergency Brake Light On

The other day, about 10 seconds after starting my 2004 Toyota 4Runner SU with a little over 181,000 miles on it, the VSC Track, Trac Off, ABS and Emergency Brake light all came on, as well as a cont...

No Start No Sound

My 2004 4Runner does not start and makes no sound when key is turned but the headlights, Windows, dome lights and door ding work, the dash seatbelt and headlight work, but the odometer and gas gauge...