27th May 2003, 14:56

I have a 2003 Double Cab 4x4 with 1800 miles and the transmission is leaking and it has been taken in twice for repair with no satisfaction. After the last time I noticed the light on the dash for the locker did not work as it should. I took in in again only to find that it is already broken and I have never even used it. It works in low, but not high. We will see what happens after this next visit to the dealership. Just one visit shy of being a lemon.

2nd Sep 2003, 07:04

It sounds like your locker is working correctly. The locker will only work in low range.

23rd Feb 2004, 09:16

The question about the 3.4L v6 with an auto transmission question... if you want to know if the 3.4L has enough power over your 3.0L v6 4runner then consider this the 3.0L you have now has the same amount of horsepower than the newer 2.7L 4 cyl. which is 150 horsepower and the 3.4L v6 has 190 horsepower and lots of torque. and not to brag about myself, but I an a certified toyota technician and and those 3.4L v6 engines are excellent and at my dealership that I work for we never have problems with those engines they are awesome and tough. and about the locker in the rear it is only supposed to work in 4Low and I never seen any problems with those either ---tom.

14th Apr 2004, 13:47

I have a 2001 Tacoma TRD v-6. I think the truck is awesome, but it seems to have hardly any power. My father and 2 of my friends have to same truck and have more power than mine. I have no power until I get to fourth gear. I think something is not right with the timing or the computer is not set right. My friends 4Runner has more power. Anyone have to same problem or maybe know a solution??? Thanks...Rob.

2nd Aug 2004, 23:17

No power? try pushing that little "ECT" button, might give you the little more power in acceleration.

27th Mar 2007, 20:21

I was a proud owner of a 97 4runner with the 3.4L and an auto tranny. I read in the toyota manual that the diff lock is only supposed to be used in 4 LOW, and that you shouldn't exceed 10km/hour. That's only 6 mph! Its use is quite limited to just getting out of tight places, then turning it off right away! But it saved me a few times... in 2wd, I got about 16 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway.. Four wheel drive takes a couple miles per gallon off each. I find the low end power of the truck to be amazing for a V6, but once the rpm exceeds 4000, there isn't very much meat left.. Oh well, I rolled it last week so it doesn't matter anymore! LOL. They roll pretty easy with stock tires...