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I have a 2002 4 Runner 2WD. The other day I started it up and the thing
started and idled fine but when I tried to accelerate I had to mash the
gas about half to three quarters before anything would happen. It will
drive but it wont shift until about 4000 rpm and then you have to
feather the throttle.

The strange part is that it does it every so often. I took it to Toyota
and they cant duplicate the issue. No check engine light and nothing on
the scanner. I can start it and it will have this problem. I can shut
it off restart it in 10 minutes and it runs fine.

Any thoughts on this problem? The toyota dealership suggested a new
throttle body assemply to the tune of $1200. Only problem is that they
cant tell me that they are 100% certain this is the issue. Looking for
some input.

Thanks in Advance.
 
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>I have a 2002 4 Runner 2WD. The other day I started it up and the thing
> started and idled fine but when I tried to accelerate I had to mash the
> gas about half to three quarters before anything would happen. It will
> drive but it wont shift until about 4000 rpm and then you have to
> feather the throttle.
>
> The strange part is that it does it every so often. I took it to Toyota
> and they cant duplicate the issue. No check engine light and nothing on
> the scanner. I can start it and it will have this problem. I can shut
> it off restart it in 10 minutes and it runs fine.
>
> Any thoughts on this problem? The toyota dealership suggested a new
> throttle body assemply to the tune of $1200. Only problem is that they
> cant tell me that they are 100% certain this is the issue. Looking for
> some input.
>
> Thanks in Advance.
>

Buy a can of throttle body cleaner and use it in the throttle body. It does
wonders! What happens is that gunk builds up in the TB and the butterfly
valve sticks to the TB. Once it unsticks, it's good to go for a while. It
is the cheapest fix and probably will fix your problem.
 
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