Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

4 runner limited: I have a toyota 4 runner limited it has never…

Customer Question
I have a toyota 4...
I have a toyota 4 runner limited it has never given one problem Sunday I went to town to get parts for another and the engine starts ti rattle like it has no oil and the oil light is on I parked it checked the oil and it good have I lost a oil pump
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 18 hours by:
6/24/2015
Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 3 years ago
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 33,352
Experience: Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
Verified
My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.
The oil pump does sound like it has failed or there is an issue with the cam or crank bearings needing replaced as these will cause this.The other issue is sludge build up in the engine oil pan or the oil pick up tube being sludged up.
These will all need checked to locate the cause and then repaired from there to correct it.
Thanks Pete
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a toyota mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 33,352
33,352 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.

Pete is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,115 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

199 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,245 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

13,102 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
My 1999 Toyota limited radio light went first my key clicker
My 1999 Toyota limited radio light went first my key clicker quit working & brake light battery light & check oil light on my dash do not work. Is this a fuse promblem? … read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
Rav4 4cyl base: RPM drop on Rav4 Greetings, I've got a 2008
RPM drop on Rav4 Greetings, I've got a 2008 Rav4 base model. Last week I went to run an errand. A couple of miles from the house the RPM's died off and it stalled. When I started it back up the oil li… read more
Genchi Genbutsu
Genchi Genbutsu
Toyota Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,761 satisfied customers
Toyota 4 runner: My 1990 Toyota 4 runner runs fine till you
My 1990 Toyota 4 runner runs fine till you shut it off the no spark won't start. I see you were helping another guy with this same problem what was the solution… read more
cloe0626
cloe0626
800 satisfied customers
1998 TOYOTA: ARE THE PLUGS THE SAME WILL IT PLUG IN AND WORK
I HAVE A 1998 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER WITH A BROKEN FUSE BOX CAN I USE A FUSE BOX FROM A 1997 4 RUNNER LIMITED NUMBERS ON BOXES ARE 82661-35581 ON 1998 AND 82661- 35580 ON LIMITED ARE THE PLUGS THE SAME WILL … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
1994 Toyota: 5 speed, 4WD, Manual Trans..Jumped..lights went
1994 Toyota 4 runner, 5 speed, 4WD, Manual Trans. Jumped in today and turned the key. At first the dash lights came on and as soon as I turned it the rest of the way for the starter the lights went of… read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
How much should a tune up cost for a 2002 toyota runner with
How much should a tune up cost for a 2002 toyota runner with 145,000 miles,had a timing belst at 95,000 miles. Never had a tune up, but always had oil changed, filter anf that kind of thing. Wjhat doe… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
Toyota Camry LE I have a 2005 Camry LE,4 cylinder engine with
I have a 2005 Camry LE,4 cylinder engine with about 45,000 miles. A few days ago, I started hearing a rattle type noise from the front of the car. It kind of sounded like a loose heat shield noise. I … read more
Boxer54
Boxer54
Line Technician
2 years university - did not gradua
1,563 satisfied customers
1993 Toyota: V-6...My speedometer has stopped working...speed sensor
I have a 1993 Toyota 4-runner, 4 WD..3.0 V-6...My speedometer has stopped working. I found the speed sensor on the transmission, is there another one anywhere? I can replace the one on the tranission … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
Limited: Mechanics..Toyota 4-Runner..the check engine light came
Toyota Mechanics...I have a 99' Toyota 4-Runner Limited, the check engine light came on months ago and is still on. My 4 Runner has been doing the following for about a year now... When you first star… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
Runner..a grinding noise when I put my foot on the accelerator
As I tried to back up this morning in my 2002 4 runner there was a grinding noise when I put my foot on the accelerator. Never heard this before. What could it be?… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
97 Toyota: 000 miles..driving home the oil light went..hood
Hi, I have a 97 Toyota 4 Runner, limited, 122,000 miles on it Last night when I was driving home the oil light went on and off a few times, I was about 2 miles from home so I figured I'd head home and… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
2000 Toyota Corolla, 106k miles, Reg. oil changes. Having engine
2000 Toyota Corolla, 106k miles, Reg. oil changes. Having engine noise, tapping. Brought to dealer & did a carbon build-up treatment. Stated to "baby" the car for aprox. 3+ days. May clear up? if not … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,102 satisfied customers
1999 Toyota: overheated..spewing..a rust colored antifreeze
I'm stuck! My 1999 Toyota 4 runner 177K miles, overheated in Montreal on Sunday. spewing a rust colored antifreeze out the reserve. I checked the oil. Clean. just got changed. I topped off the antifre… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
Limited: smog..runner..Emissions..MIL/Check engine light w/code P2118
Just failed smog on 2003 4 runner limited edition. Emissions and visual okay. Failed for MIL/Check engine light w/code P2118. Light was never on at anytime before test on dyno. Help Tech claims I have… read more
Victor
Victor
Diagnose & Repair cust. vehicles
Associate Degree
752 satisfied customers
1994 Toyota: the light bulbs..instrument cluster..connectors..rattling
Hello, I have a 1994 Toyota 4-Runner and have a problem with the light bulbs in the instrument cluster. Apparently the bulbs don't like to stay inside the little plastic twist lock connectors, because… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
4 Power steering flush- $90 5 Brake Fluid flush..Differential..driven
Hello Peter, I have more questions regarding my 96 4 runner with 174000 miles. My dealerships also wants to charge me the following. I would like to know your opinion on the price as well as the neces… read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
2000 Toyota: non 4-wheel drive..slip indicator light comes..speeds
I have a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner non 4-wheel drive SUV. The "slip indicator" light comes on intermitantly with an audible beep typically at freeway speeds while turning, e.g. while on a ramp. I will be t… read more
Mike P.
Mike P.
Toyota Shop Foreman
Bachelor's Degree
18 satisfied customers
2000 toyota sienna: van v6 160000 miles..Oil light came on then went
2000 toyota sienna van v6 160000 miles. Oil light came on then went off. checked fluids all were good. 30 miles later loud noise and engine died. top timing pully broke off from the front of the motor… read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x