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Top 5 common Toyota LandCruiser repairs

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Updated 6 Apr 2021

Rowan Johnstone

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The Toyota LandCruiser is one of the most popular cars in Australia.

It’s no secret that Aussies are loving the freedom and versatility that these large ‘go-anywhere’ SUVs provide and anyone interested in purchasing a LandCruiser will probably already be familiar with how much it costs to buy and insure one. 

But how much does it cost to maintain a Toyota LandCruiser, or how much should you be expecting to pay for common mechanical repairs?

AutoGuru quotes over 430,000 vehicles a year for car servicing & repairs, and the Toyota LandCruiser is one of most common vehicles in its class that we see quoted through our site.

It's free to get quotes from qualified local mechanics through AutoGuru. There are absolutely no obligations, but heaps of benefits! 

Here’s a rundown of the repairs that Toyota LandCruiser owners are booking in for, and how much they’re paying for them with independent or aftermarket chains.

1. Timing belt

The timing belt is a critical part of internal combustion engines. The job of the timing belt is to synchronise the crankshaft and camshaft inside your engine, which allows your engine’s valves to open and close at the correct times, preventing a catastrophic failure.

How much does a Toyota LandCruiser timing belt replacement cost?

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2. Front brake pad replacement

Like any vehicle, Toyota LandCruiser brake pads are common wear items that need to be replaced multiple times over the vehicle's lifetime.

Brake pads are an essential part of making sure your LandCruiser can stop safely, so they’re super important. Depending on your driving style, where you’re driving and whether or not you tow or carry heavy loads, how often you need to replace your brake pads will vary.

In normal cases, the front brake pads will need to be replaced more often than rear brake pads, as they often handle bigger loads and generate the most stopping power when you step on the brakes.

How much does a Toyota LandCruiser front brake pad replacement cost?

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3. Radiator replacement

The radiator in a Toyota LandCruiser removes the heat from the coolant which has just passed through the engine block before it makes its way back into the engine.

Radiators are located behind the front bumper, which allows access to the best airlfow, causing heat to transfer from the radiator to the air passing through.

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4. Clutch replacement

The fourth most common repair for a LandCruiser is a clutch replacement. This only applies to manual versions of the LandCruiser.

A simple way to explain the purpose of the clutch is that it’s a device that transfers the rotational power from the engine to the wheels. When you press the clutch pedal, it simply disconnects the engine from the wheels.

A clutch is made of many moving parts, and a lot of friction is involved in it’s every day operation. As a result, the clutch can wear down and cause drive or gear change issues, so will need to be replaced.

How much does a Toyota LandCruiser clutch replacement cost?

The average price of a LandCruiser clutch replacement is $1,000 with a fully qualified mechanic. Depending on whether the flywheel is replaced at the same time, it could cost around $1,400.

Get free quotes to find out exactly how much your Toyota LandCruiser clutch replacement will cost.

5. Alternator replacement

The alternator providers power to your vehicle when the engine is running. The alternator is the reason why you can use many creature comforts in your car such as your air con, power windows or stereo.

However, the most important job of the alternator is to charge up your car battery when the engine is running. If your battery doesn’t charge, you’ll have some serious trouble starting your car.

How much does a Toyota LandCruiser alternator replacement cost?

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If you already own a Toyota LandCruiser and it needs a repair of any kind, or even a basic or logbook service, you’ve come to right place.

AutoGuru is the easiest way to get quick quotes, compare local mechanics and book online hassle free.

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Written By

Rowan Johnstone

On weekdays Rowan can be found in the AutoGuru office, driving content and growth with the rest of the marketing team.

On weekends you’ll probably find him in the garage with his dad restoring a 1958 Ford Star Model Customline or enjoying a cruise through the Gold Coast hinterland on his Suzuki GSX-R600.

Despite his passion for being behind the wheel (or handlebars), he looks forward to the day when he can commute to work in his own driverless car.