Toyota 4Runner:

Head Gasket, toyota 4 RUNNER

You are not logged in.

# 1  9/4/2012 8:04 PM

sydney
New member
Registered: 9/4/2012
Posts: 1

Head Gasket, toyota 4 RUNNER

My car is a 1991 toyota 4runner, It has a v6 EFI, A few days ago I blew a head gasket. And I'm trying to locate the VIN number on the engine, because the engine is new to the car and new to me. But the 91' 4 runners had a recall on them because of the problems with overheating, thus blowing head gaskets. I'm just trying to figure out how to find this VIN number on my engine so I can see if it matches up with the recalled one. Thanks. And I'm a female so this is 10x harder than it should be. smile

Offline

 

# 2  9/4/2012 10:28 PM

TechHelp2
Administrator
Registered: 11/24/2009
Posts: 1299

Re: Head Gasket, toyota 4 RUNNER

I hope this information helps you. If not I will look further. Some of this information is from the Alldata information website.

ENGINE CODE EXPLANATION:

1st Digit - Engine generation code
2nd Letter - Engine model code (VIN)


Following Dash: C - USA Spec. engines
E - Fuel injection
F - Twin camshafts
G - Twin camshafts
L - Transverse engine
T - Turbocharged
Z - Supercharged


https://www.realworldautomotive.com/forums/uploads/thumbs/174_417481551.gif


realworldautomotive.com
car and truck information like nowhere else

Offline

 

# 3  9/8/2012 8:40 PM

Administrator
Administrator
Registered: 9/27/2008
Posts: 1279

Re: Head Gasket, toyota 4 RUNNER

In order to qualify for a recall the manufacturer is looking at the VIN (vehicle identification number) behind the left lower corner of the windshield.

Even if you did confirm the engine was one of the defective batch, it would not be covered by the recall if it's not the original engine.


realworldautomotive.com
car and truck information like nowhere else

Offline

 

# 4  12/16/2013 4:06 AM

merlinhenry
New member
Registered: 12/16/2013
Posts: 1

Re: Head Gasket, toyota 4 RUNNER

Thank you for this post really very helpful.

Offline

 
E-mail Page
Print Page
Save or Share Information
ALLDATAdiy.com is the leading source of factory diagnostic & repair information specific to your car.

Powered by PunBB
Copyright © 2007-  RealWorldAutomotive.com

Save or Share Automotive Information
Custom Search