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  1. BillysIdol

    LC or LX470 Alternator replacement how to

    Great thread! I’d like to share my current joys after the bottom alternator bolt snapped as I was removing it. I was able to get the alternator out by removing the radiator hose but drilling this bolt out will certainly be fun 🤩
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    1999 LX470 2 inch lift

    Hey there neighbor! Good to hear about the alignment. Now I just need to find someone decent in town to do it. I agree the vibration could be from the cvs. My u joints looked trashed prior to lifting so those need replaced regardless. I have the truck close to a level stance so maybe easing up...
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    1999 LX470 2 inch lift

    This is something else I’ve considered…at the end of the day probably the same price as the adjustable control arms
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    1999 LX470 2 inch lift

    I also am leaning towards as stock as possible. I’m out in New Mexico. Truck is from New York. The guy who did the alignment was so scared of the rusty control arm bolts he didn’t bother touching them haha. Right now I’m running way too much camber. That being said I ordered new bolts and will...
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    1999 LX470 2 inch lift

    Hi all, I recently finished installing the Ironman 4x4 2 inch lift on my LX470. The ride quality is much better then my shot AHC suspension, but feels a bit bouncy and is taller then I had expected. I am also now experiencing a slight vibration around 70 mph. I do more city/highway driving...
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    Engine whine when cold

    I didn’t even think about that. I’ll have to check it out
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    Engine whine when cold

    Hi All, I have a 1999 LX470 with about 170k. For a while now I’ve been having a loud engine whine when the car is cold, and it’s far worse when it is cold outside. The noise eventually goes away when the car is warm but that can take anywhere between 2-10 minutes depending on the temperature...
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    For Sale FJ100 OEM CV boot kit

    Hi, For sale are two sets of OEM Toyota CV Boot kits for FJ100 Land Cruisers and LX470. Part number 04427-60120. I bought in hopes to re-boot my CV's, but they were to far gone. Kit comes with boots, grease and all necessary hardware. They are pretty much brand new, but sadly I waited too long...
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    Suspension Bushings

    Hi All, My 1999 LX470 has the stock ACH which I plan on keeping until it craps out. That being said, I want to replace bushings, particularity the shock bushings. Does anyone know where those can be purchased? Are they the same as say a Land Cruiser with non AHC suspension?
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    AHC vs. Slee 1.5 inch lift

    hi all I’m considering either fixing up the AHC on my truck or just waiting and doing the Slee 1.5 inch medium duty lift. I want to keep somewhat of a stock ride height and quality. Can anyone talk on the ride quality of that kit? Any other suggestions on an AHC replacement? Thanks
  11. BillysIdol

    Starter Issue when Cold

    Yeah that’s what the battery I have is too. Was hoping for an easy solution...
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    Starter Issue when Cold

    Hi, Ive had my FJ100 for a few weeks now, and 4000 miles later Ive had nothing more to do then plugs, coils, and replace the old, probably stock, sway bar bushings (what a B**CH thanks to east coast rust.) This morning I started up the truck, and it sounded like the starter was spinning, but...
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    ‘99 Highway RPM range

    Next time I am on the highway, I will have to see where my RPMs are at 70MPH. I took a big road trip and I felt like I was also having an issue with the truck getting into 4th. I played with the O/D off button and noticed a rise in RPMs. That being said, I was getting about 17 MPG on the highway...
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    99' LX470 occasional rough idle/misfire

    I got the coils from a local shop. They aren’t Denso coils but the brand standard. They look good...see how long they last. If I remember correctly I got all 8 and spark plugs for under $300
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    99' LX470 occasional rough idle/misfire

    Well I replaced all the coils and when doing so found a small crack on a vacuum line bunge on the air box. JB weld and the new coils seems to have cleared it up. Now on to suspension issues
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    99' LX470 occasional rough idle/misfire

    The timing belt was replaced by the original owner 30,000 miles ago. First few days of driving it and I didnt have the issue. It only happens when it is cold, and after about ten minutes it starts running perfectly. The motor is quiet and smooth, so I doubt there is any issue with timing. It...
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    99' LX470 occasional rough idle/misfire

    Hi, Ive had my new-to-me LX470 for about a week now, and the other day I started it up and with in a minute or two the idle was really low, rough and the truck was misfiring. No CEL. After about ten minutes, it starts idling normal. Right around 550/600 RPMs smooth as can be. When it runs...
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    New to me lx470

    I will definitely check out the heater tees... Wouldn't want a burst on a cross country trip.
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    New to me lx470

    Hi All, I just recently purchased a new to me 1999 LX470. After scanning craigslist all over the country, a friend found one for sale on the side of the road on the east coast. The pros: one owner, low miles, under 140k. Seems like he really took care of it, did all the maintenance when it...
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