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Drivers side located in the exhaust manifold. But before you replace it. Check for vacuum leaks. this will cause an 02 code. Also check that the wires are not burnt, touching the exhaust manifold,. Then you can unplug it and plug it in , some times they just have a bad connection. When you unplug it check the connection for corrosion. this can be a problem also. Just don't go by what the parts store guy tells you. they want to sell you parts, they don't care if they are right or not.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011


I have the same problem on my 2001 4Runner. I have been told and also researched that it has something to do with the fuel pressure and making sure the gas cap is on tight enough. The solution I have used...with minimal success...is to disconnect the battery which resets the VSC/traction/check engine light. Sometimes I can go two months without it coming back on and sometimes it comes back on in one day.

I wish Toyota would do a recall on this because it is more annoying that mechanically troublesome.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011


2001Toyota 4Runner with a 5VZ-FE has a timing belt. There are 4 camshafts and it is a bit of work to change it.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


Replace the belt and see if that puts out the light. Sounds like belt is stretched enough that it's sliding through pulley when under load.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011


check and replace brake light switch on the padel

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


I have seen this a couple times. The last one I had would be running down the highway perfectly normal, thenyou could hit a bump or rough spot on the pavement, and the thing would start shaking violently, almost bad enough to loose control of the vehicle. The customer said that this started gradually and continued to get worse. Upon inspection of the rear suspension, I found that all 4 of the trailing arms that hold the differential in place had badly worn/loose bushings. Replacing all of the trailing arms fixed it. Toyota is really proud of their (junk) trailing arms - they cost the customer almost $200 each.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


You have a wire on the back of the CD that has come a lose or the lights on the CD player has blown.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011


check fuel pressure , fuel filter may need replacing

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


is the control cable broken in the sheathing somewhere?

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010


You must have a bad traction controler.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


you probably burned out the cig.lighter

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010


bridging wire one to two makes it live at fuses only....but does not ignite the headlights.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010


If you have changed convertors it sounds like it is getting either not enough fuel or too much fuel.
Also check for vacuum leaks they can cause a lean condition as well.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010


Since it is turning your traction control off I would have to say yes it is something in the transmission. Unfortunately there is no easy way to troubleshoot this out. Check the transmission fluid levels to make sure they are at the proper level. If that is good you are left with having the transmission checked at a shop. This may not require a rebuild but it could certainly be expensive none the less. This could be a bad sensor in the TCM or a bad solenoid inside the transmission or differential. Either way it will require specialized test equipment to diagnose. A Transmission shop, one of the larger ones not a mom and pop operation, will have the computer test equipment to rapidly test these and narrow the problem down.

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


Is the clock display dead? There are 3 buttons on the clock that can be depressed to change hour, minute, and reset. If the display is dead (with ignition on) then your clock has failed internally. This is a very common issue with these and many other clocks of this era. I offer a repair service and removal instructions, check out www.autoclockrepair.com

2001 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010

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