Hi there long time do it yourself mechanic
first time poster.
I have a 92 4runner 3.0 v-6 that I use as my haul truck when I go fishing and it did something really strange the other day. I'm looking to try to narrow my search if y'all could help me out.
The other day I was coming back from my favorite lake when I set my cruise control on flat ground, just long enough to take off my boots. When I canceled the cruise control my truck started making a rattling/pinging sound. The truck instantly lost power and began heave hoeing under the load.
This lasted for about 10 min when I turned off the cruise control dash light. Within 30 seconds the pinging stopped and power was restored. The truck ran perfect for the next 2 1/2 hours.
Once I got home I drained the oil and ran a magnet through. I found no shavings at all.
What do you think? Anyone have any ideas.