Toyota Land Cruiser 2009 Problems

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Toyota Land Cruiser 2009: Why is my car beeping when I touch the brake pedal?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Aug 2019

Check the brake fluid level, it could be a warning for low fluid.


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Toyota LandCruiser: replacing transmission fluid

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Apr 2011

While most automatic transmissions today are sealed for life and carmakers say they don’t need any servicing it pays to be cautious, especially when towing as you do. The guys at AW Automatics say it holds 8-9 litres, the service fill is three litres, and you should use Toyota WS trans fluid if its in warranty, and Valvoline Synthetic Trans Fluid if its out of warranty.

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Toyota LandCruiser: black smoke on acceleration

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Mar 2011

It’s not normal to get black smoke under acceleration, that suggest it’s being over-fuelled and should be looked into. Aftermarket chips can be worthwhile, but they generally take the engine closer to the limit than does the factory chip, so you need to find an installer who can be trusted to do the job well. I wouldn’t do it on your car until the warranty runs out, and then consider it.

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Side Step Dirt Problem

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Nov 2009

A GOOD tip, one that clearly works for you.

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Best SUV for towing a horse float

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Sep 2009

YOU have to think of how much the float will weigh with a horse and any gear. My guess is that it will be in excess of 2.5 tonnes. I would rule out the Territory; too many problems from rust to CV joint leaks to front ball joint wear, and you would have to upgrade the transmission cooling to handle the weight. Go for the Prado or LandCruiser, or perhaps think of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that will tow 3.0 tonnes.

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Toyota LandCruiser: difficulty reaching sixth gear

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2009

YOU'RE right, it is a messy situation, so we asked Toyota for an explanation, which was: The Land Cruiser diesel automatic transmission gear change points were optimally chosen to ensure the best balance between performance, driveability and economy. In order to maintain the original design for most owners and also provide an option for earlier sixth-gear engagement, an ECU reprogram was developed to change the sixth gear shift point when "S'' mode (S-6) is selected. Once "S-6'' appears in the display, the transmission will automatically select 1 to 6 according to the vehicle speed and driving conditions similar to "D'' range except that sixth gear engages earlier.

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Recalls a fact of auto industry life

Recalls a fact of auto industry life

26 Jun 2009 · by Neil McDonald

And the car industry is not immune from being saddled with these potentially damaging problems.Apart from Ford's recent problems with brake hoses and brake booster valves on E-Gas Falcons the other ‘ ...

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