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
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