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#5103 of 5282 Replacement shocks for 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser
Nov 30, 2006 (11:50 am)
78,000 miles and will need new shocks soon. The Toyota dealer can get some that are Toyota branded for $47 ea. for front and $43 ea. for rear. This seems like an attractive price, but I wonder if anyone has tried Bilstein shocks (much more expensive)on a TLC and how it affected the ride. I did like the factory ride when the shocks were new, but added Bilsteins to my old 4-Runner and they remediated the sway problem on that vehicle. Any thoughts about shocks for a TLC, stay with Toyota shocks, or go with other brands and models that are good?
Thanks in advance for responding to my post.
Dec 04, 2006 (6:52 pm)
First thing I did when I got my '02 was replace the rear springs and all the shocks with Old Man Emu components. This allowed me to lift the LC slightly and firmed up the ride nicely. The stock ride was much to soft for my tastes, plus I wanted a little more ride height as I also fitted BFG 285/75-16 tires
#5105 of 5282 01 LC Electrical/memory problem
Dec 04, 2006 (9:04 pm)
Has anyone experienced this problem or know the fix?
My 01 LC loses it's memory to some electrical functions when the ignition is turned to "acc" or "lock". When the key is turned back to "on" everything works fine but doesn't retain the memory from the last setting. The clock resets to 1:00 whenever the key is turned to "on". The automatic climate control defaults to "off" and resets to 75 degrees. The trip meters reset to zero (but the odometer remembers the mileage...darn). The dome light doesn't come on when a door is opened unless the key is turn to "on". The headlights turn off immediately when the key is turned to "acc" and "off" rather than wait until the door is opened. The power door locks doesn't operate unless the key is turned to "on". The key fob doesn't work at all. I started having these problems after the JBL amplifier was replaced. Someone else had a similar if not the identical problem in post #298 but no one responded with a fix and I don't know how to contact him (Frank Willis) to ask if or how he got it fixed.
This problem doesn't affect the navigation system and radio as they still retain the memory from the last settings.
I've checked all the fuses under the hood and under the driver's side dash and they are all good. I don't know if there are fuses anywhere else to check.
Appreciate anyone who can help troubleshoot the problem.
#5106 of 5282 Land Cruiser Intermittently not Cranking
Jan 11, 2007 (6:59 pm)
I have a 98 LC that won't crank about once a week in the morning. When you turn the key you get nothing. After 3 or 4 attempts it fires right up.
If anyone else has had this problem what was it?
Starter relay, ignition key, security system, starter solenoid, ???
#5107 of 5282 Re: Land Cruiser Intermittently not Cranking [chstroud]
Jan 11, 2007 (8:26 pm)
This happens infrequently - just press the over-ride button and twist the steering wheel. That works for me.
#5108 of 5282 Re: Reopened! [tidester]
Jan 11, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Why was it closed - it was working just fine thank you very much.
#5110 of 5282 Re: Land Cruiser Intermittently not Cranking [chstroud]
Jan 12, 2007 (7:18 am)
My guess is sounds like a flat spot on your starter. when you turn it and nothing happens it actually advances the starter just a little. after several tries it gets to a good coil and cranks. The flat spot (and area where the coil is bad) will get bigger and you will need more and more clicks to get it going.
#5111 of 5282 Re: Land Cruiser Intermittently not Cranking [fisherboy]
Jan 12, 2007 (11:39 am)
Usual gremlin with the starters on these.
#5112 of 5282 Any info on a make over for future versions?
Jan 14, 2007 (12:26 pm)
have a 2000 with 65k on it, figure I can wait a few years before looking again but have not heard anything as to what the strategy is for the TLC vs the LX470 - any info would be appreciated - thanks