After upgrading the 4th generation 4Runner stock head unit with a Scion T1806 and then a T1814, I finally ended up with a T10015. In my opinion, this is the ultimate, stock-looking, head unit for the Toyota 4Runner.
When upgrading the stock 4th generation 4Runner head unit, you can use other Toyota head units, aftermarket head units, or even Scion head units. Since I’m an fan of using OEM parts for upgrades, I started with a Scion T1806 and then moved on to a T1814…
High mileage 3rd generation Toyota 4Runners are notorious for having excessive throttle play. This is a result of excessive slack in the throttle cable, which directly affects throttle response. Doing a bit of easy maintenance here can produce some quick results and easily revive your 3rd gen 4Runner!
My 2003 Toyota 4Runner is a V6 SR5 4×4 that has a non-sealed transmission unit. This system has a transmission fluid dipstick, unlike the later years’ 4Runners that have a sealed transmission with no dipstick. The following procedure outlines a flush and fill for my car.
The coolant (or antifreeze) in a vehicle plays a significant part of the vehicle’s operation. It was about time for my 2003 Toyota 4Runner to have its coolant drained, flushed, and replaced. I’ve outlined the steps I took to do this and also provided an alternative way of replacing antifreeze that might be a bit easier to do.
The tailgate on my 4Runner keeps falling down on my head. I replaced them with aftermarket tailgate struts from eBay since the OEM parts are about 5 times the cost of aftermarket one. They are working wonderfully!
I found this Audi S4 (B5) that was going for half the going price. The seller told me he hasn’t run the car in a year or two, but I test drove and it appeared to be run fine. For some reason, the seller strongly urged me to have the car towed. I was a bit suspicious, but I couldn’t resist the deal and had the car towed back to my place… and so work on the car began.