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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
This multi-tasking full-size SUV offers all the versatility of a traditional mini-van with the amenities and comfort level of a high-end sedan. Add in the 4WD that allows you to chew up...

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RPM problem - 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser
You may be having clutch slippage that is causing the RPM to flare up until it grabs. I recommend having a mechanic road test the vehicle to diagnose the slipping and verify whether you are in need of a clutch...
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What tools do I need to rebuild my engine?
The list of the tools (both basic and specialized) that would be needed to remove and completely overhaul this engine should be listed in a repair manual or you can read our comprehensive article on how to rebuild a car...
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When turing the car abs on & car stuck trac light blink why
The trac and abs systems rely on wheel speed sensors to detect the wheel speed at each wheel which is used by the computer to determine whether or not to engage the trac or abs systems when the car may...
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser eating through serpentine belts, why?
Hello there, a few different faults will cause your 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser wear belts quickly. When belts wear this fast it is not an issue with the belt, there is an underlying problem. The most common is a failed...
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Power steering doesn't work well on revolution below 1000rpm.
This is normal at low RPM's. As you may already know, the power steering pump works off of engine assist and RPM's. When the RPM's are low, the pump is not pumping near as much fluid through the hydraulic system...
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Too much hot air coming in the cabin through the vents
The first thing to do when you feel access heat from the vehicle is to check the cooling system. Chances are likely something has failed. Always start by checking the level of the coolant. If it is full, then you...
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Driver side Glass scratches after rolling down or up
Hello. The felt weather strips are there to wipe away excess moisture or fog from window. They are not designed to wipe away dirt or debris. You should clean the felt strip with a spray bottle of water or a...
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Turbo issues with boost
Hi thanks for writing in. The Land Cruiser turbo diesel from that era uses a mechanical waste gate to bypass the exhaust around the turbine when the boost pressure reaches maximum. It should be a quiet and smooth action. It's...
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Oil pressure
There are aftermarket oil pre-charge systems that pressurize the lubrication system the instant you turn the key to the "on" position. But, unless you have such a system installed in your car, oil pressure at key-on should be "zero". If...
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When is timing belt recommended to be replaced?
The timing belt should be replaced every 90,000 miles on the 4.7 liter motor. If the timing belt breaks on this engine you may damage the valves and pistons of the engine since it is an interference motor. The timing...
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automatic car transmission fluid
Hello, thank you for writing in. Transmission fluid is a very vital component to the vehcile. The tranmission will not work properly without a proper level and pressure. With that said a very minor leak may be okay for minor...
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Car won't unlock electronically, nor mechanically.
Hi there. What seem to have happen is the battery went dead over night. If there was no sign of power, then the battery drained with a parasitic load overnight. The ECM and the fuses are protected to keep water...
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Noise under vehicle - 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser
Hello. Noises like this can make you crazy, often because they are 'transmitted' from one part of the car to another. Since you have greased the U-joints, I would make sure that the sliding yoke on the driveshaft is lubed...
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My car has a rough idle and water leaking from the tailpipe - 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the smoke is slightly white, it could be burning the fuel too cold. This is an issue with a cylinder misfiring and causing raw fuel to enter the exhaust pipe. Check all...
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When do the rear wheel bearings need repacking?
The rear wheel bearings on this model year of the Land Cruiser are greased at assembly and permanently sealed. The bearing itself is then pressed into a carrier or "bearing case" which of course is not directly accessible. If a...
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A/C is going crazy. The reading of the "outside temperature" resets itself. 2004 Land Cruiser
Hello - most likely, the outside air temp sensor has been damaged or ripped out. (They are often mounted down low just behind the front bumper, which makes them vulnerable to all sorts of things.) When the sensor is removed,...
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The engine hesitates and dies if the lights and AC are on together
Hello. The idle air controller is suspect in this scenario - either needs to be replaced or cleaned (if possible). It sounds like it is not responding to the increased load of the alternator. A dirty throttle body or air...
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after replacing wheel bearing discs and brake pads brake lights won't work
Hi there. I don't believe the repair is related to the brake lights not working; could simply be a coincidence. First, check all the brake lights to make sure the bulbs are not burned out and replace as necessary. Believe...
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I have a 1999 toyota land cruiser that needs O2 sensors. My mechanic quoted me $891.00. seems very high. was hoping to buy parts
Hi there: Depending on the location of the O2 sensors, the replacement can be rather pricey. However, over $800 does seem a bit excessive. You can request a quote to have one of our mobile mechanics complete a oxygen sensor...
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The vehicle is experiencing a lack off power.
Your throttle position sensor is a possibility if there is a spot along the sensor that is damaged. The vehicle data can be watched with a professional scan tool. As you sweep the throttle, you should see the voltage change...

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