Question about 1997 Toyota 4Runner
OK, the first thing I would check is the fluid level. And color.
If that seems to be ok, maybe try a transmission flush and refill for about $100 depending on where you take it.
If that doesn't solve the driveability issue, then I would have it serviced by a transmission rebuilder to get it working right if you plan on keeping the vehicle.
The following comes from my online resource which is based on Chilton:
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Understanding the Automatic Transmission The automatic transmission allows engine torque and power to be transmitted to the rear wheels within a narrow range of engine operating speeds. It will allow the engine to turn fast enough to produce plenty of power and torque at very low speeds, while keeping it at a sensible rpm at high vehicle speeds (and it does this job without driver assistance). The transmission uses a light fluid as the medium for the transmission of power. This fluid also works in the operation of various hydraulic control circuits and as a lubricant. Because the transmission fluid performs all of these functions, trouble within the unit can easily travel from one part to another. For this reason, and because of the complexity and unusual operating principles of the transmission, a very sound understanding of the basic principles of operation will simplify troubleshooting.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 04, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Mar 11, 2013 | Chevrolet Equinox Cars & Trucks
Jan 14, 2011 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks
Oct 12, 2010 | 2007 Honda CR-V
Sep 22, 2010 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
May 31, 2010 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager
Sep 29, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Corolla
Sep 12, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar
Jun 10, 2009 | 1993 Ford F250
Nov 20, 2008 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring
199 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: