Toyota - Severe Hesitation
2001 Toyota 4Runner - Complaint
I have a 2001 4runner. In June 2012 it began to hesitate upon acceleration. It would bog down then accelerate like there was an invisible turbo. Also a severe highway shake. I took it to the dealer North Hills Toyota pgh pa. Paid 120.00 for diagnosis. They told me my emergency brake was probably hung up causing the hesitation and shake. They wanted 100.00 per side plus labor to replace the bell cranks..I opted to have them rebuilt because its a common but cheap fix. Free to be exact.. So needless to say the hesitation/ shake is still there.. Took it back and left it for 5 days. Finally they said I had a broken belt in rear tire.. Bought a brand new tire mounted and balanced all four tires. 85.00. and they finally diagnosed the hesitation.. said it was the TPS. Throttle Position Sensor. Ok fine.. Problem is that you can't just get the sensor you need whole throttle body. So I bought the brand new Toyota throttle body.850.00 dollars..Guess what? NO FIX.. Exactly the same.. so called them back and now there is nothing they can do.. Spoke to a technician supervisor who told me its time to buy a new car.. Very funny. NOT!!!! So now I am out over 1300.00..