Check VSC System light intermittently came on. Toyota replaced the neutral safety switch and 30 miles later Check VSC System light came back on and was told to take it to a transmission shop. Now, transmission shop says I need a transmission overhaul/rebuild. Has anyone ever heard of a Land Cruiser transmission dying this early? The error was a P0705.
@corysmith32 I'd eat the $500 for now (preferably charge it to your credit card), try to find a competent Toyota (or Lexus) dealer or a really good indy mechanic to figure out the real issue. When you have it figured out and it's not a complete transmission failure, I'd then go back to the original shop and demand they refund your $500 for the improper diagnosis. If they don't, call your credit card company and dispute the charge.
@HGB when your transmission had issues how did you know? Just a check engine light or did it behave poorly (engagement issues, slipping, over-revving, etc?
@corysmith32 I'll check the diagrams to see where all of the above harness connectors are located. I don't think any of those in the troubleshooting steps above are along the floor so it seems odd that they'd be the culprit. Either way if you find a good independent mechanic and you need more diagnostic steps from the FSM just let me know.