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2003 4runner limited

Discussion in '4Runners' started by whatatoy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    whatatoy

    whatatoy [OP] Galt/Rearden 2012

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    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...

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    whatatoy [OP] Galt/Rearden 2012

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    anyone help out here??
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Nick Sells

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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.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    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
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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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.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    babytruck

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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.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    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...
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Keep us posted!
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    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...

    easy come, easy go [​IMG]
     
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