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A shifting problem it loses power after shifting into drive and wont stay in over drive i have installed new throttle position censor but cant seen to get it set right if I move it up it changes the i

Played with the throttle position senor cant find a happy medium there. want to change the o2 sensor but cant get the nuts off as somebody has striped the corners off them and there in such a tight stop cant get anything on them

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    Brian W Dec 07, 2014

    1990 toyota 4runner 3.0L



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No car stated, no engine, and no that is hard.
guessing, i see.
no year car stated
no engine option, which engine.?
what country.>? USA, Flordia.
Alert, Nunavut

why not get it serviced?
why not use a scan tool (1996+) and see if there are stored or live
DTC errors. (tops list)
A/T issues.?
a technician can tell you if the engine lacks power or the trans is failing.
The transmission will never use OD if the engine lacks power.
or the transmission or engine are stuck on limphome mode.

The TPS most be calibrated, ever seen the FSM book
the factory service manual> if set wrong idle speeds will wrong.

that which is stripped is bad, replace object stripped, the TB.?
the "Throttle body" or re-tap it or heli-coil it.

Test 1: done i 3 seconds flat
see FSM , see Trans, chapter.
see the stall tests. does that pass, parked, hot engine.?
that be first. if not , we work that first.
stall rpm too low, bad engine.
stall rpm too high , bad tranny.

i never once said to replace a part, that be last. (after diagnosis)
tell more get more.

Posted on Dec 06, 2014

Testimonial: "sorry its a 1990 Toyota 4runner 3.0L"


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