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2006 Toyota 4Runner Sulfur smell

My Toyota 4Runner smells of Sulfur, where is the smell coming from? What can I do to get rid of it?

This smell is driving me nuts, please help.

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I noticed going from a Higher Grade gasoline as well as making sure I change my motor oil on a regular basis (3,000-5,000 mi)to solve this problem. When the car isn't driven at a high RPM for a while, and you go to a quick acceleration it causes this smell.

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The battery is overcharging !!!! get the voltage regulator fixed pronto.

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The solution to your sulfur problem is to buy a certain attachment that will push the exhaust pipe out of the side so it won't come into the windows this won't eliminate the problem completely, but will be a great difference.

The smell is a result of Toyota using a cheap Catalytic converter there have been many complaints about this issue.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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