1. BigMF

    Is the "Brake Pads Hardware Kit" necessary?

    All, about to replace the rotors and pads in the rear of my 2011 LX with OEM. I've ordered the rotors, pads as well as the "Brake Pads Hardware Kit" (04948-60040) also called "Fitting Kit". My supplier ( has the rotors and pads in stock but the hardware kit is back-ordered...
  2. Gnarwgn

    Smoking Rear Wheel Hub...?

    Team - Drove 400 miles today and parked, jumped out to find white smoke coming out of my rear passenger wheel well. Couldn't tell if it was the caliper, pads, rotor, something else? I recently replaced the rear pads, and am wondering if there would be some type of correlation there... I have no...
  3. orttauq

    Parking Brake Sticking

    2015 LX - I have found that when it is very cold my parking brake is sticking. It the brake is left on overnight as it gets into the 20s the handle will have no tension on it like the cable is sticking and when driven there is a drag/shake until things warm up. If the brake is left off the...
  4. C


    Here’s a weird one! changed my fuel filter, pretty basic. Then for some reason my starter motor went on the fritz, when I try and start it just makes a wizzing whining noise and won’t engage? BUT! If I put my foot hard on the brake pedal the starter engages and my car starts??? Any answers??
  5. NomadEffect

    FJ62 Brake Replacement

    Hey All, We did a couple of kinda 'how to' videos when replacing our brakes recently. I'm hoping they might help a fellow DIY driveway mechanic. Ben
  6. R

    Need some Advice Advics or Power Stop on Stock Rotors

    Hi All I wanted to know if someone had any suggestions or advice regarding installing rear brake pads I was looking into Power Stop Z 23 vs Z 36 or ADVICS AD0773. Any suggestions on how they perform on stock rotors and do they cause warpage. Also is Z 36 worth the upgrade over Z 23 I do not tow...
  7. jLB

    Poll: Double Pump Brake Issue

    Our recently acquired 99 LX, has a soft brake pedal and lots of pedal travel before the brakes start to engage, when compared to our other 100 series. The pedal does firm up a bit with a double pump. So far: We've flushed and replaced the brake fluid along with a proper bleeding of the system...
  8. I

    PLEASE HELP w/ my 2002 LX470 Dashboard ABS Lights On

    Hey everybody. I stumbled across this forum when I was looking for people who have encountered the ABS problem for the Land Cruisers. I suck with cars and am just learning about this car so that's why I'm here, haha. It's cool that this place exists and I'm excited to frequent it. As of right...
  9. K

    Rear Brake Caliper question

    This weekend I noticed a grinding noise coming from my left side rear brake. So I bought some pads Wagner PD773 pads from my local auto parts store. I noticed the back of the rotor wasn’t smooth because the pad had no material left on it. Naturally they didn’t have a new rotor and caliper in...
  10. M

    Brake pedal half soft then solid

    Hi all I have a question about brakes. My 74 Land Cruiser has a funny feeling pedal it goes in really easily for half the travel and then is basically Rock Solid. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of. I just put a new master cylinder in from an 80 series replacing the old one but no...
  11. Vavrinyuk

    Is my ABS working?

    Hey everyone I am trying to find out if my ABS is working on my 1997 LC. I went on a dirt road to lock up the wheels and see if it works. I am able to lock up the wheels but I don’t get a ABS warning light on the dash. Is that normal or will the ABS light turn on when it activates?
  12. UGN

    All Brake Fluid Leaked Out from Rear Bleeder Screw. Help!

    I had an emergency last night and lost almost all brake fluid while taking my Lexus for a short test drive after bleeding brake fluid (The right brake bleeder screw in the rear leaked out the fluid). It leaked in the garage and everywhere on the road. I do not know if there is any damage to the...
  13. R

    3rd LED brake light not working fix for $5

    I just acquired a 1997 and had to undergo state safety inspection. It failed because one of the items that did not pass was the 3rd brake light. When I went to the local auto parts store and asked them for the replacement bulb, they couldn't find it. So I opened up the rear and realized that it...
  14. P

    Wanted  Fj40 brake pedal

    Looking for later model (‘72+ I believe) brake pedal that drops to the left side of steering column. I am mounting a drive by wire gas pedal and I have the older right side drop brake pedal that is in the way. I am in he Sacramento, Ca. area but also go to Sonoma county frequently. DM me for...
  15. C

    ABS, VSC Trac, VSC Off, Brake Lights on with ABS alarm.

    So I have read through quite a few other posts of people experiencing a very similar problem, but I was able to get a phone video of mine on the lead up and as it was occurring. I have a 2000 LC. My dash lights have now come on twice in the morning on my way to work and have shut back off...
  16. bruegge

    Brake Help

    Hi all, I been having problems with my brakes. Long story short, rears don't seem to be working at all, drivers front is taking much more abuse than passenger. I have 4 runner front calipers and a t-100 master cylinder. I have adjusted the rears and while the parking brake works ok, no luck...
  17. M

    Mice chewed ABS harness causing lights on dash

    Hey gents, First post on here, did a search but couldn’t find anything to help so please excuse me if the helps here and I didn’t find it. Recently purchased my first LC 100 series (224k miles) and love it so far. Did the timing belt/water pump and now I need to figure out the lights on the...
  18. Dashash

    For Sale  Front Disc Brake Kit (FJ40,FJ45,FJ55) jtoutfitters NEW

    Brand new (boxes opened only to verify all parts arrived - parts never mounted). Found a salvage FJ60 and went that route for my front disc conversion. This is the jtoutfitters kit shown here: Front Disc Brake Kit Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 FJ45 FJ55 - JTOutfitters $500, free shipping within...
  19. Skrugg

    Brake Booster Rod Adjustment

    Hey all, I just installed a new brake booster. I measured the new booster's rod and it was about .05" shorter than the old booster. I tried adjusting it, but I couldn't get the adjuster to move when I tried turning it. I assume the nut on the end of the rod is what is supposed to rotate? I went...
  20. sunrk

    Std rubber vs SS braided teflon front caliper flexible brake lines

    With regard to the front brake calipers specifically, do you folks thing factory standard rubber flexible brake lines or SS braided teflon flexible brake lines are better for regular driving with probaly 80 pct on-road and 20 pct or less off-road? I run std rubber flexible lines front and rear...
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