Question about 1995 Toyota 4Runner
Had a car pull out in front while I was doing 100 up the M5 (from 100 to 50 in seconds). Had to brake very hard - drove ok to work. 4 hours later drove car - parked car turned off the motor for 15 minutes - no problem. Turning car back on and reversing car seemed very stiff - putting car in drive and accelorating car wouldn't move. Turned off motor and checked engine (oils leads etc) Got back in car and tried to turn car over - got all electrics but nothing on turning car over. Turned motor off - ran through the automatic gears and 4wd gears started car - car turned over but wouldn't move forward or back (could not be pushed either way either). Put car in reverse - accelorated hard - car "bunny-hopped" like the car was "caught or catching on something" - kept up acceloration then heard and felt something give way. Car was OK to drive. Have been advised it could be the drive shaft (even though the drive shaft was not loose or leaking or smelling of burnt oil) and/or oil pressure in brake drums (because of braking hard earlier - delayed response) as the car does not have ABS.
Sorry but there's too much going on here for anything other than guesses, and at the irresponsibly selfish speed you drive at any faulty advice could well be fatal.
Something may have locked up in your transmission (or possibly braking system), and you've then used a bit of guesswork and uneducated brute force to overcome the problem for now. Without any further symptoms this has now become impossible to diagnose remotely and an accurate diagnosis requires a thorough examination of the vehicle anyway.
The question you now need to ask yourself is whether you're prepared to risk the fault occurring again at speed. If that's when it next happens then at best you'll do some very expensive damage but it's most likely to also cause a total loss of control with potential fatalities.
For the safety of any poor unfortunates who pull out in front of you in future and for yourself stop wasting time here and get the vehicle looked at by either Toyota or a 4x4 specialist garage.
I know this isn't the solution you were looking for and you may not like the way I've phrased it, but it is the only correct answer to your question.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Sure wish we had an answer to this problem. My friends 1990 Subaru M/T, all W/D is doing the Same thing. Took it to the experts, but it runs OK when they drive it.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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