2004 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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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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    Bad Idle/misfire After Muffler Install

    I had my muffler/tailpipe replaced on my 2004 4Runner. The tailpipe was broken off where it meets the muffler. Before replacement the car would vibrate while decelerating. I thought it was the drive t...

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    Automatic Cargo Door Latch

    The automatic closing rear cargo door latch on dad's 2004 won't hold the door shut; it comes open when he is driving. He told me he made sure everything is tight (?) Is this a common problem? How ...

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

    2004 Toyota 4 Runner Brake Problem

    I put a left rear caliper, rotors and pads on the back of my 4 Runner and when I was bleeding the brakes the air forced it way out of the system but then slowly the pedal started getting spongy so I...

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    4 Runner Wont Stsrt

    What does Rsca off mean. The battery won't turn over and it did Sunday morning

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