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my toyota is sluggish low idle then it runs between 2 and 3k rpms lacks power
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Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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How many miles on your 4 runner?
Any service work done lately?

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its got 180k and i change oil 2k ago

Kiatech :

Is the idle going from low to 2000 like it is hunting

Kiatech :

Is the check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
just sitting in park it idles at 1k rpms goin down the road it stays around 2800rpms and no my check engine light is not on
Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

How long since fuel filter was changed last?

Tune up?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i have no idea i bought it a month ago and changed oil that was all and i haven't had a tune up
Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
First thing you should do is replace the fuel filter. Then use carb cleaner to check for vacuum leaks. Spray some around the intake gaskets, injectors,vacuum hoses ect. I would also pull one of the plugs out and check the gap. It should be 0.80mm If the gap is excessive change the plugs (ND is the best plug for Toyota).The throttle body can also cause idle problems if there is a build up of deposits around the throttle plate. Use a small brush and carb cleaner to clean all around the plate.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

ok sounds like they may take care of the idle problem but will it also help my power i want or should i do something extra to have more power?

 

Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
A clogged fuel filter could cause a loss of power. And with 180k on the clock and no maint. record. It would be a good idea to check the timing belt. Also check the base timing when you do the tune up.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

wat does a tune up consist of and what should i expect to pay?

 

Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

A tune up should be replace spark plugs and air filter check distributer cap, rotor button and plug wires. Adjust timing. The fuel filter would be separate. That is at most places. Usually the tune up specials you see just include plugs. As far as the price the labor is about 2.5 hrs. So it depends on how much the shop charges per hour.Plus the price of parts.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

so i could do the tune up myself and save money

 

Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

You bet, about $300.00 + and its realy not that difficult to do. And if you do it yourself you

know what was done. If you do it yourself i would recomend changing dist cap,rotor button an plug wires. Due to the fact you dont know how long its been since they were changed.



Edited by Kiatech on 6/27/2010 at 4:29 AM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
u recommended a certain spark plug any other specific parts u prefer?
Toyota Mechanic: Kiatech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

Personalty i prefer to use factory parts. But if i use after market Beck Arnley has good quality parts for imports. But now days who knows where the parts come from, A lot of companies buy and rebox parts. I seen a O2 sensor bought from advance auto parts, was a factory part that had been reboxed. Just don't buy the store brand or white box parts.

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