Whoa there guys. I'm original poster. I never once spun a tire on this truck. I was referring to the mountainous country roads that I drove up and down every day. The truck felt too heavy for the straight six that carried it.
I also bought it Used with lots of miles from a shady (unbeknownst to me at the time) dealer, so it could have had said problems from a previous owner.
This truck served me well as I continued, on a daily basis, to abuse the crap out of it. It really took a beating. There were good and bad issues and I tried to give a well rounded review on it.
I remember once driving with my whole family over a mountain pass covered in unplowed snow in the dark and feeling overwhelmingly grateful that I was driving that Landcruiser--it almost had me in tears, that's how safe I felt.
I have a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser, it runs pretty good, but I have a little problem. When I first started the Land Cruiser, it worked pretty good, but after it warms up, I can't start it until I let the car cool down completely. Please give me any advice you have.
Your main relay (under hood in fuse block) needs to be replaced with the OEM Toyota part.
"Your main relay (under hood in fuse block) needs to be replaced with the oem toyota part."
If you are referring to the comment directly above yours, I am not trying to jump on you or start a debate, but how do you figure that? The poster didn't describe whether the car was cranking and not starting, or not even cranking. If it was a relay, it would most likely be exhibiting the problem all the time. Moreover, there are many relays in an automotive electrical system. I am not sure what you mean by the "main" relay. No offense meant by any of this. If you have insider knowledge of this issue such as a TSB (which I do not), my apologies. I just do not want to see the commenter replace something that does not need replacing.
I have a 1991 Land Cruiser, and it has a new engine and a new tranny, but it has a shifting problem. It's slow on takeoff and it has a really hard time on hills. I'm thinking converter or air, but I know someone else knows the problem. I just got it with documents on what's been done to it. I need to figure this out. I got it for 2 grand and this is my problem. Please if you know, let me know firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Todd. Thank you.
Some people believe you can drive a pickaxe through a Landcruisers bonnet and it will still run.
I just got myself a 1991 Land Cruiser; I have driven Chevy Tahoe’s for the most part. I was really attracted to the mid 90’s body style of the Cruiser, and I heard nothing but good reviews.
I have nothing but good things to say about the Cruiser. I would like to eventually learn how to do my own work on it, and one day put a V8 in it and do the lift and tire and all that. But that’s just a list of things I will work on. For now I was wondering of anyone knew some more basic maintenance? Especially about the window motors. The windows don’t roll up unless I am driving. I am a novice on mechanic work, so I don’t know if it is just a fuse or the window motor itself?
Also my other question, how hard is it to replace the seats. That is the only thing I really miss; I have no arm rest. I just did a 400 road trip and the cruiser ran like a top, but an arm rests is essential. And info about changing the seats or installing an arm rest. Thank you.
Having a similar problem with a 1991 Landcruiser not starting after driving for an hour or more (from sea level to Tahoe). The starter works, but the engine would not turn over - thought it maybe overheated - waited about 20 minutes and the blower stopped - and then it started. Happened three times on this past trip - any ideas?
You're absolutely right here. I had to get my Toyota towed because of cheap, nasty aftermarket electrical parts.
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