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Forum: Suspension and Tires 05-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,709
Posted By kdubz
How are the rear springs working out? I was...

How are the rear springs working out? I was considering same springs for my next project. They ride ok when not loaded down? My focus will be primarily off road but will be doing some daily driving...
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 05-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,196
Posted By kdubz
No it sat on its side for a while and got oil in...

No it sat on its side for a while and got oil in the cylinders, sounds like for a couple hundred bucks a mechanic could of pulled the plugs and got it running likely.
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 05-09-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,196
Posted By kdubz
Insurance did total it out, I considered the...

Insurance did total it out, I considered the option of keeping it with a salvage title and keeping it for a beater offroad vehicle but just wasn't feeling it and I'm super busy right now at work so...
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 05-09-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,196
Posted By kdubz
Hi Guys! Hi Expat/Mark! So the background...

Hi Guys! Hi Expat/Mark!

So the background story is I was offroading all day in Mazourka Canyon. I have been there many times and know it well. On my way out on the main road I took a turn too...
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 05-04-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,196
Posted By kdubz
2020 TRD Offroad Premium W/ Icon Stage 5 vs 2020 TRD Pro

Hey Guys. I crashed my 2005 4runner this week offroading. Debating possibly getting a 2020.

My question is do you think a TRD ORP with Icon Stage 5 would have much better performance suspension...
Forum: Maintenance 09-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By kdubz
Thanks Mikestang! How are you? I live up in...

Thanks Mikestang! How are you? I live up in Mammoth now if you ever want to go offroading up here.

I also have some weird clanking noise that seems to come from that corner of the vehicle when...
Forum: Maintenance 09-18-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By kdubz
Is this something I should have fixed? (CV?)

Was inspecting my front suspension and noticed the front left CV boot is greasy. Is this mean I need the CV replaced/repaired?

Here is a photo. https://photos.app.goo.gl/juqmP24waszqDJqS7

Is...
Forum: Maintenance 08-16-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,758
Posted By kdubz
After my head gasket issue couple years ago I've...

After my head gasket issue couple years ago I've still been dealing with these issues (CEL & VSC lights) coming off and on. Went to the stealer ship and they recommended I replace the ECM which I did...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-15-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,797
Posted By kdubz
Overhauled my suspenion @ 194k miles on my 05 4Runner

Decided to bite the bullet and overhaul my suspension on my 05 4runner with 194k miles.

Installed new OEM LCA's, New OEM outer tie rods. The dealer in Torrance quoted $700 for the labor, I had my...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 12-10-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By kdubz
Thanks for the advice guys. I have had it fully...

Thanks for the advice guys. I have had it fully detailed the last few years and it is no longer cutting it. My truck has been on too many hunting roads that haven't been driven on in 20+ years and...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 12-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By kdubz
Best options for Aftermarket Paint/Vinyl

So my rig is 10+ years old and looking pretty bad. Part of me wants to drop some $ into the bottomless pit and make it look nice again. Pin stripes have destroyed my paint and my rear hatch is...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 12-03-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By kdubz
My check engine light reappeared today looks like...

My check engine light reappeared today looks like I'm not out of the woods yet.

Had a P2238 abd P2241 so sounds like I need to replace more sensors like you did.

My truck still seems to be...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By kdubz
11 year old 2005. I am original owner. 185k miles.

11 year old 2005. I am original owner. 185k miles.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-26-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By kdubz
Yes it was the driver side cat/manifold that...

Yes it was the driver side cat/manifold that comes out below the engine. I'm assuming that is the only way Toyota sells it.

Dealers charge $2,100 for the ABS Module. Fortunately we were able to...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By kdubz
$920 included labor and tax. You can only get the...

$920 included labor and tax. You can only get the cat from a dealer for CA vehicles and it cost about around $700 for the part + labor.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-25-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By kdubz
Been a rough 2 months for my 4runner

Needless to say I have learned a lot about engine codes and diagnosing car trouble. The car was in and out of the shop countless times in last 2 months amounting to many uber rides (for my wife and...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,599
Posted By kdubz
I believe I got the Moog part but I purchased the...

I believe I got the Moog part but I purchased the whole arm. I did both of mine at same time. I got them from Rock Auto not sure if it was a good deal or not. Next time I will just have my mechanic...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-31-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 49,946
Posted By kdubz
I am having this same issue. Likely will try the...

I am having this same issue. Likely will try the CAT gasket and then 02 Sensors.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-30-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 46,916
Posted By kdubz
184k Miles on 05 4Runner w/ V6. Head Gasket...

184k Miles on 05 4Runner w/ V6.

Head Gasket Replacement (at 183k miles)
Bearings on 1 wheel
Steering Wheel Replacement (original one cracked and fell apart)
Lower Control Arms Replaced
Rear...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By kdubz
They ended up replacing the 2 VVTi sensors. I...

They ended up replacing the 2 VVTi sensors. I believe they are called something else. The mechanic just charged me for the cost of the parts $125/each.

Hopefully this does the trick and the...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-28-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By kdubz
According to the mechanic the Oil Control Valve...

According to the mechanic the Oil Control Valve is being replaced. He said it is actually one of the VVTi sensors.

Hopefully this solves the problem. Hoping to continue to offroad this vehicle...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By kdubz
Thanks for the replies. The main error code...

Thanks for the replies.

The main error code is "A" Camshaft Position- Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1 and Bank 2.

I dropped it back off at the mechanic today and they are going to hopefully get...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-26-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,599
Posted By kdubz
When mine went bad I just bought aftermarket part...

When mine went bad I just bought aftermarket part online for around $235 and had it installed at my independent mechanic shop. Much cheaper than the dealership.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By kdubz
Remaining Issues After Head Gasket Replacement

I picked up my 4runner from the shop after the HG replacement this week. (I have a 2005 V6 with 183k miles). I am still getting CEL and my VSC Trac lights are coming on. I got a bluetooth code...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-07-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,217
Posted By kdubz
:):):):):guitar: Hope all is well Robert. I...

:):):):):guitar:

Hope all is well Robert. I have been hunting a lot in the MNP and have revisted a lot of the spots we went to on our trips. Hope you are doing great. I know a lot of the...
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