Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2000 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2000 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Can I replace the master cylinder on my 2000 Toyota Prado with a second-hand one?
The brake master cylinder fitted to your Prado uses an accumulator to ensure that there’s always some brake pressure available to enable the ABS braking to work instantaneously and seamlessly. You should be able to hear the pump running (probably the gurgling sound you’re reporting) from time to time, but not every time you press the brake pedal.
You may need a new master cylinder, but it’s also possible that there’s air in the system and it requires bleeding. There’s a specific procedure for bleeding this type of master cylinder, and it’s not the same as that for a conventional vacuum-boosted master cylinder.
In any case, your information that nobody reconditions these units any longer is incorrect. There’s an operation called Injectronics that can, indeed, recondition and test your existing master cylinder, usually for less than $2000. That, I would suggest, is your best path forward. Check out injectronics.com.au
Toyota Land Cruiser vs Land Rover Defender
Both are perfect for what you want to do. The LandCruiser has a well-proven record, but it’s heavy and can be costly to run. The Defender, while also a proven off-roader, is more expensive the service and repair and there aren’t Land Rover dealers everywhere, like there are Toyota dealers.
Jeep after-sales experience?
The latest Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are sound but I'm also fielding a growing number of complaints from Chrysler-Jeep owners. I would stick with Toyota.
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