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      1997 HDJ81 with 1HD-FT turbodiesel engine with only 102K miles (164K km). This car has essentially no rust and is in excellent condition - no known problems. I imported the car myself - purchased in May 2022 and received in Long Beach in August...
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      kgrove replied to the thread HDJ81 factory key fob programming.
      I have this same factory fob and security system. Rather than find another fob (I have mine and it works, but the case is broken and held together with tape), I'd almost rather remove the whole system and install my own simple system. Does anyone...
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      kgrove replied to the thread KZJ78 95 Flashing Hub lock light.
      Check out Radd Cruises in Canada. They sell the Aisin hub plus a kit with the spacers, gaskets, etc needed to use the Aisin hub without having to convert the whole spindle / hub setup. If the idea of the spacers bugs you, there’s a thread here...
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      kgrove replied to the thread KZJ78 AC system.
      I didn't buy any of the parts or do any of the fabrication and install, so I don't have any information on the parts or connections used. I would think any condenser that's approximately the same dimensions would work... since you'd be...
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      Thanks! That metra 71-1761, the vehicle side harness, is exactly what I was looking for. I've already got the other one, the radio side connector. I'll go this route since it will leave a "universal" connector that will allow easy head unit...
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      I recently bought a '97 went to replace the stereo and unfortunately found the PO or their stereo installer was a complete moron and cut off the factory stereo plugs and hardwired the stereo to the factory wires rather than use a $10 connector...
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      kgrove replied to the thread KZJ78 AC system.
      I never found a drop in solution. I ended up installing a universal condenser, which mean a couple new hoses needed to be fabricated to connect to the rest of the refrigerant lines. Between the new evaporator, hoses, receiver/dryer, plus...
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      kgrove replied to the thread HVAC stuck in heat mode.
      I think I found the problem: Gunk in the buttons. I removed the HVAC control module from the dash. At first I followed the above thread about the cracked solder points and removed the back of the module, but everything looked ok. I heard a noise...
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      kgrove replied to the thread HVAC stuck in heat mode.
      I performed some experiments. Here's what I found: The heater valve on the firewall did not move regardless what I did with the controls when I disconnected the cable from the valve lever and rotated the valve all the way clockwise (while facing...
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      kgrove replied to the thread HVAC stuck in heat mode.
      Good thought. I just had the hood repainted so it's possible that valve got smacked when they were removing or reinstalling the hood. I don't think there would be any reason to disconnect it intentionally, but they were working near the valve...
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      I need help figuring out a problem with my HVAC system. Here are the symptoms: Up until a couple days ago the AC worked great. Starting today, it is stuck in "heat" mode and blows out very hot air regardless of the thermostat setting. I can move...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      Great feedback, and thank you. I'll try and pay it forward by documenting some of the crap I go through trying to make this one work. In the shorter term I might be able to discuss installation issues, but it would be quite some time before I...
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      Does anyone have the stock measurements for lift on a KZJ78 (or I assume an LJ or short wheelbase -73 variant of either the KZJ or LJ)? I've got a KZJ78 and I don't know how to determine how much lift is currently on the car. I'm for sure going...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      The aluminum eBay radiator I'm trying has this in it's specs for the AT loop. Transmisson trans cooler: φ26*390*M14*1.0 Can anyone help translate this? I can't quite figure it out, at least not confidently enough to order it. I'm guessing from...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      I'm glad you clarified in case anyone else is paying attention. I may have worded it poorly, but my plan was always to either use only the ATF cooler loop on the aluminum eBay radiator or to ignore the radiator ATF loop and go instead to an...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      I couldn't find one with the correct offsets, or if they had it I couldn't tell, so I ended up with the Alloyworks one I posted earlier. It does actually have the AT loop... I'll decide later whether I connect it or abandon it and go to an...
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      kgrove replied to the thread Start Up Noises.
      Air in your fuel system? I was searching for an air leak in my fuel system and connected clear lines to and from the fuel filter so I could see whether there was air getting to the injector pump. I noticed that when air bubbles made their way to...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      Does anyone have a recommendation for a transmission cooler? And maybe photos of how / where you mounted and installed it? I'm about to push the button and get one of these eBay aluminum radiators for MT and then add a separate AT cooler. It will...
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      I'm looking for the wind deflector / storm shield for a right front door on a KZJ78. I'd consider buying all of the if you don't want to break up the set, but I only need the one. It could come off a KZJ71 or LJ71 as well since I only need one of...
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      kgrove replied to the thread Window air deflector source..
      Anyone know if the wind deflectors / storm shields for the KZJ78 / LJ78 are shared with any other Land Cruisers? I'm struggling to find a replacement for one that broke. I've tried Ebay Australia and a couple European sites, but can't locate...
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      kgrove replied to the thread Registry U.S. 70's Registration..
      I finally took delivery of the Prado I've been waiting on... I posted it earlier - 1995 KZJ78, stick shift, locking rear diff, and 86,000km. It has a factory winch installed (which I was not expecting), but does not have the remote control. Are...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      I assume by OEM you mean the one for manual transmissions that's still made? This would for sure be the easiest route, but not the cheapest. If that AT circuit really does operate as a cooler as well as heater, I'd for sure need to add a separate...
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      I assume then that the AT radiator has a loop of transmission fluid running through the normal coolant radiator, almost like a counterflow cooler? Or it's looping coolant from the radiator through the transmission?
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      kgrove replied to the thread 92 HDJ81 radiator-where to get?.
      I have a couple questions and may need a primer on the AT specific radiator needs. 1) Can I confirm the radiator lines on the OE radiator for automatic transmissions is indeed a transmission warmer and not a cooler? I've seen both posted on this...
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