Toyota Land Cruiser 1996 Problems

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Toyota Land Cruiser: Why is it rated at 2500kg for towing purposes in 1992 but 3500kg in 1996?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Mar 2019

There are numerous things that go into determining the towing rating of a vehicle, the valves not being one of them. It would be illegal to try and uprate the towing capacity of the 1992 model, your insurance company would certainly be unhappy about it.

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Toyota LandCruiser: clutch 'shudder'

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Oct 2012

If the shuddering isn't getting worse I would probably persist with it until it starts to slip. If it slips, then definitely replace it.

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Oil contamination

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Aug 2004

WE PUT your problem to Toyota experts and they say it is difficult to diagnose without seeing the vehicle or the colour of the contamination to determine whether the contamination is engine oil or transmission fluid. There is no mention of any signs of water contamination in either the transmission fluid or engine oil. Likewise, there is no mention of engine overheating. Toyota's guys suggested the following inspection: remove transmission coolant hoses from the radiator, pressurise the cooling system and check for leaks from the radiator where the transmission hoses were removed. Inspect the rear side of the timing-case area near the water pump. Remove the rocker cover to expose the rear side of the timing-case cover (just in front of timing chain). Pressurise the cooling system and check for leaks.

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