1991 Toyota Landcruiser Full Time 4WD from North America - Comments

20th Aug 2006, 11:15

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.

9th Sep 2007, 22:55

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.

18th Feb 2009, 12:53

Your main relay (under hood in fuse block) needs to be replaced with the OEM Toyota part.

18th Feb 2009, 22:42

"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.

16th Jul 2009, 21:57

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 chevysixty9@yahoo.com. My name is Todd. Thank you.

22nd Dec 2009, 17:34

Some people believe you can drive a pickaxe through a Landcruisers bonnet and it will still run.

23rd Jan 2010, 16:02

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.

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30th Aug 2010, 11:45

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?

27th Jun 2012, 07:36

You're absolutely right here. I had to get my Toyota towed because of cheap, nasty aftermarket electrical parts.

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