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I am not sure what happened but it doesn't sound good


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05-15-03, 08:29 AM   #1  
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I am not sure what happened but it doesn't sound good

While driving today on the highway, approx 15 minutes into my trip,
I started to feel a sort of knocking when I accelerated. I was
going about 55-60 mph. I would let off the gas and it would
decrease to a very low level or maybe even stopped. I tried to
accelerate again and it began to knock again. Went on for approx 5
minutes when my engine light came on. I travel approx 2 miles to a
gas station and checked my oil and belts. No major problem, added
about 1/2 to 2/3 a quart of oil and the dip stick read completely
full. I drove maybe five miles and this continued to my house where
it sits. Any diagnosis? Possibly oil pressure problem or even
worse a bearing problem. It is a 1997 limited edition with 170,000
miles, 4 x 4, V6 Engine. Any suggestions or feedback appreciated. Im new
to the board so hello all from eastern NC!

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05-15-03, 09:38 AM   #2  
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indications are a rod bearing.

 
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05-15-03, 09:49 AM   #3  
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Limited edition what? What type of vehicle? Engine size?

I agree with Darrell. Sounds like internal engine failure, rebuild time .

A shop can check the oil pressure with a gauge and advise you if there are internal problems.

 
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05-15-03, 09:52 AM   #4  
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Sounds like bad news

Its a toyota 4 runner 1997 limited edition 4X4. How can this problem happen. Old age? Improper treatment? I have only had this truck for about 3 mos

 
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05-15-03, 10:00 AM   #5  
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Mileage is up there at 170k. It could have been abused before you got it. It may have had poor maintenance.

Things also just wear out, which is a possibility at this mileage. Chances are it was happening for a while (losing oil, leaking, etc).

 
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05-15-03, 10:00 AM   #6  
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Thanks for all the help and feedback guys!!!

I appreciate everything!

 
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05-15-03, 12:29 PM   #7  
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Was most likely bad from the beginning. I have seen a guy with a veh like that, knocking and no oil pressure, remove pan and without checking anything, just install a set of rod bearings or mains and then use a trailer to haul to the auction. They dont run a long time after that kind of hoodinie treatment. But some guys have no concience. Once they start knocking, the end is near.

 
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05-15-03, 01:29 PM   #8  
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I agree with Darrell.

 
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05-16-03, 05:24 AM   #9  
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had someone look at it

and they said they thought it was a CPU problem. The oil pressure and levels were fine as well as the engine temp. How does this sound?

 
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05-16-03, 05:37 AM   #10  
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Doubt it. Oil pressure is a mechanical issue. Only way that's possible if if the engine was flooding with fuel due to a rich mixture commanded from the ECM. In such case the truck would run terrible!

It's either been neglected or the motor is simply worn out. Period.

 
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