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Old 01-08-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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2003 4runner limited

Hey guys

On my drive home tonight, I opened the sunroof of my 4runner (2003 limited with the v8) and my wife asked me to close it... so I did - when I closed it, it started whistling crazy (sound seemed like it was coming more from the passenger side)... I opened it up again and it stopped, and tilted up a bit, it also mostly stopped.

What's going on with that? It happened at 70 mph, and was intolerable. Even at 25 - 30, it was still noticeable.

Any help would be great - really can't afford a mechanic at the moment...

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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anyone help out here??
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If I were you I would ask over on http://www.toyota-4runner.org/ there are generation specific sections, someone would probly have an answer for you there.
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If I were you I would ask over on http://www.toyota-4runner.org/ there are generation specific sections, someone would probly have an answer for you there.
I'm asking everywhere - trying to speed up the time it takes to get an answer because it's like having someone with a whistle constantly blowing it in my ear
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Yeah 4th gen sunroofs have some problems. Its a grease/lubrication problem where it dries up (probably explains the noise). I hear its an expensive job to fix. You should head over to the 4runner forum. They're way more knowledgable than me on this issue.
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Had that happen with my Nissan Maxima. It ended up being the retractable air deflector not seating right when closed and the air was getting in. I found it was loose and tightened a few screws. No more whistling.
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Yeah 4th gen sunroofs have some problems. Its a grease/lubrication problem where it dries up (probably explains the noise). I hear its an expensive job to fix. You should head over to the 4runner forum. They're way more knowledgable than me on this issue.
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Had that happen with my Nissan Maxima. It ended up being the retractable air deflector not seating right when closed and the air was getting in. I found it was loose and tightened a few screws. No more whistling.
I'll be checking both of these things out - I'm fairly mechanical, so if its only some grease and some screws, I think I can do it...
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Keep us posted!

It fixed itself - I hadn't driven it for a week (my wife drives it 1 mile a day to and from work) and when I got in it again, I had completely forgotten about it - but, on the freeway going 70, I realized, no whistle...

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