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June 8, 2014, 2:54 pm



I bought this 4runner last night for my 16 year old daughter and I didn't have a mechanic check it out first which I swore I would before buying any car. Now I am majorly stressed that I might be in for some very expensive repairs. It's overdue for a maintenance check but can't get it into the mechanic until next Saturday and I just would like some peace of mind so I don't have a stroke until I get results from the mechanic. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated thanks. Also, I have a trusted mechanic I could take it to but I also trust the dealership I take my Sienna van to...which do you think would be better?

What would be the cheapest and what would be the most expensive fix? Is there a simple fix I can try before taking to the mechanic? I don't know much about cars but I can poor liquids into an engine.

Also, it requires oil to be checked and refilled as needed. What would this be an indication of? Best case scenario; worst case scenario and cheapest/most expensive repair cost?

June 23, 2014, 9:40 pm

Richard W
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On the A/c it could be from $200 to $1500. You could hook up a recharge bottle with a gauge on it. The hook it up to the low side of the A/C. The pressure gauge should read the temp of out side. If low you have a leak if high you have a issue with the Freon like there is to much in the system.

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