Toyota 4Runner: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Toyota 4Runner’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreToyota 4Runner: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Toyota 4Runner:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Toyota 4Runner) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your 4Runner’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreToyota 4Runner:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Toyota 4Runner Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Toyota 4Runner’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your 4Runner is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreToyota 4Runner Battery Draining Diagnosis