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Help with 95 4Runner

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:23 am
by carbd7age
Hey gang, my buddy has a 95 4Runner with the 3.0L and it's having trouble. It's at his house, so I have no tools or equipment other than what I bring with me.

It will start and idle, but dies when you hit the gas. He told me the cat was bad and asked me to cut it off, since the welds were junk and he already had a new new one, I chopped it off. It was clean as a whistle and you can see right through it. So I started checking other things. I went to the TPS. I tested it with a junk multimeter and it tested bad, so we bought one and it still does the same thing. I don't want to keep throwing money at it. Where should we look next? I keep thinking the igniter could be bad.

Re: Help with 95 4Runner

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:56 pm
by ga_goosh
pull the engine codes to see if the o2 sensor is good. if thats not it manually open the afm to see if it will rev. is there any cracked intake hoses? might be a vac leake or post metered air leak. did you check if the tps was set properly? does it idle rough?

Re: Help with 95 4Runner

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:43 pm
by carbd7age
Ah thanks for the reply! Turns out he messed with it more and gave up, it's been towed to a shop and it's out of my hands lol. But yes the TPS was right and it idled smooth until you hit the throttle; then it dies.