2004 Toyota 4Runner Toyota 4Runner 2004

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2004 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (20%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 205 repairs.
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2004 Toyota 4Runner other repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (29%)

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Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

182000 mi Rear hatch wouldn’t close/lock. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

189000 mi

US $200
Rear Gate latch broke. Replaced with new latch. Self installed. Part cost $200 online. 
84000 mi

US $350
Front skidplate rusted through. Bought BudBilt one 
164000 mi

US $480
Radiator leak. Radiator replaced. 
40000 mi

US $120
Electric sunroof was binding and needed manual assistance to get it to close. Dealer found no broken or worn parts, cleaned and lubed all accessible components, now seems to be working fine. 
140780 mi

C $140
wipers pivots jammned by rust 
145980 mi

C $360
rear door mechanism spîngs replaced and grease the mechanism 
171000 mi

US $45
Replaced both hood struts. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

74400 mi Front skid plate got loose, and was rubbing against the left tire, when steering wheel is cranked all the way. 
67000 mi

US $233
Windshield cracked across entire width. Safelite installed new windshield. Never noticed an impact, and no crater, just the crack. Happened while the car was parked overnight. I think the '06+ 4Runners have thicker glass because of complaints. 
50220 mi

C $311
Windshield replacement (damaged when loading lumber inside vehicle - my fault) 
88040 mi

C $345
Windshield replacement - cracked by stone thrown up by vehicle travelling in opposite direction. 
99000 mi

US $3
Replaced windshield due to stone damage. The overhead console came loose a few days later and I needed to repalce two clips to get in back in. Part number 90468-05125 $1.25 each. 
175020 mi

C $164
Tail gate closing and locking mechanism 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Other Problems

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