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#695 of 5282 Gas Pedal Vibration - The Gospel According to Toyota
Mar 16, 2001 (6:47 pm)
Well, today, March 16, 2001, after six months of trying to get a Toyota mifwick to check my 2000 LC, they finally did. After a five minute drive (maybe less)the young Toyota rep made the following astute observation: "Duh, it's truck after all, you gotta expect a little vibration." What I in fact expected, was the answer he gave me.
While very polite (lots of smiles and hand shaking)the Toyota rep admitted upon questioning that he wasn't a mechanic, wasn't a technical expert of any kind, and knew virtually nothing about the throddle assembly of any vehicle, let alone a Land Cruiser. However, he did suggest that if I wanted to spend a $100K for a top line Mercedes, I could probably get one without a gas pedal vibration.
I gave him a stack of messages from this board (all pertaining to gas pedal and H/L shifter vibration)and asked him to show them to someone who cared--hopefully at Toyota
Bottom line. Guess I'll just have to live with the tickle in my right foot. Thank goodness it goes away when the vehicle hits 40 mph. After a dozen calls, two inspections, and a surpurb line of BS from Toyota, I'm throwing in the towel. But don't get me wrong folks, I still love my LC.
#696 of 5282 Ticking/piston slapping
Mar 17, 2001 (5:12 am)
The person posted that same message on the Sequoia board and withdrew it shortly thereafter, claiming Toyota had resolved the problem with him and he was now the happiest of campers. Several people asked what the resolution was, but there's been no response. I suspect the whole thing was phony to begin with (corporate reps., not just from Toyota, but from any big company, do not admit to problems to strangers over the phone), but that's JMO.
#698 of 5282 JBL radio
Mar 17, 2001 (8:23 am)
Just picked up new '01 LC. Love it, but hate radio. The bass is totally out of proportion and distorts whatever music I play. Has anyone else had this problem ? If so, how was it corrected ?
#699 of 5282 Plastic engine cover - Why?
Mar 17, 2001 (11:26 am)
Is there any purpose to the plastic "vanity" cover on the TLC engine. Is it safe to operate the vehicle without it?
I hate like heck not being able to see any potential problems developing. I know most car manufacturers cover their engines but I am clueless as to the reasons.
To: Jtt4 - I think JBL is replacing the defective units. Check with you Toyota Dealer, they should have a technical bulletin by now. Also check this forums archives. This was a big topic about 2-3 weeks ago. Congrats on the 2001 TLC btw!
#700 of 5282 Aftermarket sensors??
Mar 17, 2001 (7:44 pm)
Purchased 98 LC w/40K miles 4 months ago. "Toyota Certified" and 6yr/100K warranty. There are what appears to be some kind of sensors (heat?) spliced into upper and lower radiator hoses, one in plastic air intake - between filter and engine, and another tapped into the rear differential! I never noticed these until the guy (Toyota)doing oil change pointed them out. He noticed coolant seepage from clamps on radiator hose and came looking for me to ask what I was monitoring. Imagine my dumbstruck look!
I went over to the 'pre-owned' department to discuss with my salesman - who was out. He called me later and suggested I bring it back to service department and see what could be done under the warranty and said their department would cover whatever the warranty wouldn't.
Before going back, I have several questions:
Any clues as to what these are and why someone would have had them on a leased vehicle?
Should their presence have been detected, and disclosed, as a result of Toyo's "certification"? If yes, what's the recourse?
Do dealers have a service history database? Can I see what they have on this vehicle?
If these sensors indicate some heavy duty, or mis-use of the vehicle - like regular towing of some extra heavy load, or supercharging, would the engine life probably be shortened?
If yes, should I ask for my money back? HA!
I've owned 3 Toyotas - 4Runner, Van, Pickup - and gotten 260,000, 180,000, and 300,000 miles, respectively, of mostly trouble-free miles before selling them - in good condition! I anticipated keeping the Land Cruiser ten years and getting similar mileage.
I'm just trying to understand what went on in order to properly evaluate what should be done. I know, I know. These are the questions I should have asked on the front end. The "Toyota Certified" really brought my guard down.
What would y'all do?????
#701 of 5282 After Market Sensors
Mar 17, 2001 (8:46 pm)
Well, if in fact there are aftermarket sensors in the areas you describe, my wild guess is that maybe you got a TLC test mule from Toyota. If someone was stress testing towing/load capabilities, it would be interesting to monitor temperatures up at the radiator as well as rear-diff temps to see how they reacted to towed loads. Now that's just a wild-ass guess.
#702 of 5282 Third seat package (BG)
Mar 18, 2001 (10:40 am)
Most dealers in Southern CA will not order a 2001 Landcruiser without a 3rd seat package. All other vehicles I have purchased were done via special order so that I could purchase something that suited my needs. The dealer position is that I could cancel my order therebye leaving the dealer with a vehicle that doesn't have a 3rd seat. Does anyone know of any dealer that caters to the customer rather than to their own interests and at a reasonable price? I guess the dealers don't think I am serious about a purchase. That of course is their misjudgement. Thanks for any advice you can give.
#703 of 5282 heat shield on 91 tlc with 124 K miles
Mar 18, 2001 (5:14 pm)
the heat shield under the drivers seat is really starting to bug me with its constant rattling. It used to be only when i started and stopped the truck but now its pretty much constant.
could anyone tell me if removing the heat shield would cause any problems?
#704 of 5282 Optional Equipment Codes
Mar 18, 2001 (6:02 pm)
Does anyone know what the landcruiser optional equipment codes MK10 and XG30 stand for?