Toyota Land Cruiser 100/Amazon, Lexus LX 470

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Land Cruiser, Amazon, Lexus LX470
+ Identification numbers of the car
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation of the car
- Settings and routine maintenance of the car
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   General information about settings and adjustments
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure of their rating
   Check of level of the AT working liquid
   Check of level of liquid of the power steering
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Check, service and charging of a battery room
   Check of a condition of components of the cooling system
   Check of a state and replacement of the hoses located in a motive compartment
   Check of a state and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Rotation of wheels
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive
   Greasing of components of the chassis
   Check of a condition of components of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Check of level of lubricant in the transfer case
   Check of level of lubricant of differential
   Check of a condition of seat belts
   Check and adjustment of turns of idling
   Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Check and replacement of the valve of system of the operated ventilation of a case (PCV)
   Replacement of the filtering air cleaner element
   Check of a state, adjustment of effort of a tension and replacement of driving belts
   Check of a condition of components of a power supply system
   Check of the brake system
   Adjustment of height of situation and free wheeling of a pedal of a brake
   Check of a state and replacement of spark plugs (petrol engines)
   Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   Replacement of the fuel filter
   Check and service of the conditioner of air (K/V)
   Service of the cooling system
   Check of a state, stuffing by lubricant and adjustment of forward naves and wheel bearings
   Replacement of ATF of automatic transmission and main transfer
   Replacement of lubricant of the transfer case
   Differential lubricant replacement
   Check of a condition of components of system of catching of fuel evaporations
   Check of serviceability of a condition of components of system of recirculation of the fulfilled gases (EGR)
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems of the engine, heating of salon and air conditioning
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
+ Gear shifting box
+ Transmission line
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

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Check of levels of liquids

Below also some special procedures of service demanding performance of additional checks of levels of liquids are described. Regularly look under the car, checking it for existence of signs of development of leak of working liquids.

Various liquids play a role of working bodies in lubrication systems, coolings, braking, heating and air conditioning, washing of glasses, etc. In view of the fact that all liquids are subject to fluidifying and development eventually, and also during normal functioning of systems gradually become soiled, it is necessary to make their full replacement periodically. Before starting adjustment of level or replacement, study the list of the grades of liquids recommended for use in the car (see Specifications to the present Chapter).

When checking levels of liquids the car has to be parked on the flat horizontal platform, whenever possible with a hard coating.

Motive oil

Check of level of motive oil is made by means of the measuring probe passed throughout the directing tube and the pallet of its case lowered in the engine to the lower point. Location of the measuring probe is shown on illustrations in Settings and routine maintenance of the car.

Check of level of oil has to be made before the first in the present day trip, or about 15 minutes later after an engine stop. If to execute check immediately after switching off of the engine, its results will adequately not reflect a situation as a part of oil will be distributed on internal galleries and components of the engine.


1. Take the measuring probe from the directing tube and dry wipe its edge with pure rags or a paper towel. Insert the probe back into a tube against the stop, then again take. Having examined an edge of the probe, onastroyka and routine maintenance you avtomobilyatsenit the size of the site moistened with oil. Level of oil has to be between top (F) and lower (L) marks in a probe edge. In case of need add the corresponding amount of oil of the required grade in the engine.
2. Rise in level from the lower mark in the probe to top requires slightly less than one liter of oil. Lowering of level out of limits of the lower bound of admissible range leads to development of oil starvation of the engine fraught with serious mechanical damages of the last. Try not to pour also oil above the top mark as it can lead to a pelting of spark plugs (the petrol engine) or failure of epiploons of the power unit as a result of excessive increase in pressure.
3. To fill in oil in the engine it is necessary to uncover equipped with a carving of a jellied mouth (address illustrations in Settings and routine maintenance of the car). In order to avoid spraying of oil during its gas station in the engine use a funnel, or a butterdish with a long nose. Having filled in oil, screw and strongly tighten a cover of a jellied mouth, then start the engine and attentively examine a drain stopper and the surface of an oil filter interfaced to the block on existence of signs of leaks. Kill the engine, wait about 15 minutes during which oil will merge in the pallet, then double-check its level.

Check of level of motive oil is the important preventive procedure of service of the engine.

Continuous decrease in level demonstrates existence of leak of oil as a result of failure of epiploons, damage of sealing laying, wear of piston rings or the directing plugs of valves. If oil on color or a consistence reminds milk, or at it there are water drops, it speaks about possible damage of laying of a head of cylinders, or formation of cracks to a body of a head(s) or the block of cylinders. Check has to be made immediately. During measurement of level of oil always check also its state. Big and index fingers remove oil traces from a probe edge, – in case of presence at it of small metal particles oil is subject to replacement (see the Section Replacement of Motive Oil and Oil Filter).

Cooling liquid of the engine

Do not allow hit of antifreeze on open parts of the body and the painted surfaces of the car. Immediately wash away casual splashes a plentiful amount of water. Remember that antifreeze is extremely toxic liquid and its hit in an organism even in small amounts is fraught with the most serious consequences, up to a lethal outcome. Never leave antifreeze stored in leaky closed container, immediately collect the cooling liquid spilled on a floor. Remember that the sweetish smell of antifreeze can draw to itself attention of children and animals. About ways utilization of the fulfilled cooling liquid consult with local authorities, – in many regions of the world special points on different reception of working off are equipped. Do not merge old cooling liquid in the sewerage and on the earth at all!

Recently nontoxical grades of antifreeze are developed, nevertheless, they also had to be utilized in an organized order.

All models of cars described in the present manual are equipped with the cooling system of compensation type working with an excessive pressure. The broad tank of the cooling system made of translucent plastic is located in a forward part of a motive compartment (address illustrations in Settings and routine maintenance of the car) and connected by an overflow hose to the basis of a jellied mouth of a radiator. At warming up of the engine cooling liquid extends, and its surplus flows via the valve which is built in in a cover of a jellied mouth of a radiator, in a broad tank. In process of cooling, liquid comes back on a hose in a radiator that allows to support constantly normal its level in system.

Do not uncover a jellied mouth of a radiator / a broad tank at the hot engine at all!

Level of cooling liquid in a broad tank is checked on a regular basis and has to be supported between the marks FULL and LOW put on a stack of the tank manufactured of translucent plastic. It is necessary to remember that the level of cooling liquid depends on its temperature therefore it has to be in a cold state only slightly above lower (LOW), and after warming up of the engine – to be taken away to the mark FULL. In case of need make the corresponding adjustment, having added in a tank through a mouth the required quantity is fresher than mix.

For adjustment of level of liquid use only the required structure mix of ethylene glycol and the distilled water (about 50/50). Remember that idle time of water leads frequent application for this purpose to gradual fluidifying of antifreeze and losing by mix of frost resistance and anticorrosive properties. It is also not necessary to abuse various type additives.

Continuous falling of level of cooling liquid usually demonstrates development of leaks in system. Check for existence of traces of leaks a radiator, connecting hoses and their collars, a cover of a jellied mouth, laying of a cover of a radiator, drain traffic jams and the case of the water pump. If it is not possible to reveal any signs of leaks, it is necessary to make check of a cover of a radiator pressure in the conditions of a workshop of car service.

Do not uncover a radiator / a broad tank at the hot engine at all!

In need of removal of a cover of a radiator wait for full cooling of the engine, then wind a mouth with a thick layer of rags and slowly turn off a cover to the first emphasis. If at the same time there is steam emission, let's the engine cool down a little more, only after it finally uncover.

Besides level always check also a condition of cooling liquid, – it has to be rather transparent. If cooling liquid is painted in henna-red color of a rust, the cooling system has to be emptied, washed out and filled with fresh mix of antifreeze with water. Even if liquid externally is not exposed to any changes, the corrosion inhibitors which are its part are exposed eventually to development therefore cooling liquid has to be replaced regularly according to the schedule of routine maintenance of the car (see the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance).

Try not to allow hits of antifreeze on open sites of skin or the painted surfaces of body components. Immediately wash away casual splashes a plentiful amount of water.

Liquid for washing of a windshield

Liquid for washing of a windshield is filled in in the special tank manufactured of plastic located in a forward part of a motive compartment of the car (address illustrations in Settings and routine maintenance of the car). Some models are equipped also with systems of washing of back glass and the head headlights which are a component of system of washing of a windshield. In regions with a temperate climate as liquid for washing of glass clear water can be used, however it is not necessary to fill the tank more than on 2/3 for the purpose of compensation of expansion of water at its freezing during frosts. At operation of the car in severe climatic conditions it is necessary to fill in only patent screen wipers providing the corresponding decrease in a freezing point of liquid in the tank. In order to avoid frosting of glass when washing in cold weather previously warm up it by an obduv the air passed via the heater heat exchanger.

Rules of configuration of mix are usually printed to the label of a container. Do not apply to addition in liquid of washing of glasses the antifreeze used in the cooling system at all, the last is aggressive in relation to a paint and varnish covering of body panels!

Electrolyte of the rechargeable battery

The cars considered in the present manual are completed with the battery of tight type which is not needing service in which case only air vents are provided.

The case of the battery can be manufactured of translucent plastic, – in this case electrolyte level in its banks can be controlled for the purpose of obtaining indirect information on serviceability of functioning of system of a charge and current state of the battery (address an accompanying illustration).

If in use the vehicle the battery for any reason was replaced with usual (served), once a month follows at least, than, to check electrolyte level in its banks for what it is necessary to remove the top control/jellied traffic jams. Especially attentively it is necessary to watch electrolyte level in warm season. For adjustment of level of electrolyte it is necessary to use only the distilled water.

Working liquid of the brake system

The Main Brake Cylinder (MBC) is fixed on the block of the servo-driver of the vacuum amplifier of brakes (address illustrations in Settings and routine maintenance of the car).

Liquid level in the GTTs tank is well looked through through translucent walls of the last and has to be supported between the marks MIN and MOVE, without reaching to top on 8 – 9 mm (address an accompanying illustration).


1. In case of need adjustments of level of liquid carefully wipe a cover of the tank and a surface around it with pure rags in order to avoid hit in hydraulic system of dirt.
2. At a liquid flood in the tank you watch that it was not sprayed on the surrounding painted surfaces of body elements. Add only liquid of the grade stipulated by standard requirements (see Specifications), – mixing of two liquids of various grade is not admissible at all and can lead to refusal of the corresponding system! Fill the GTTs tank no more than on 3/4, at installation of a cover level will rise owing to liquid replacement by a float of the measuring sensor.

Brake fluid is extremely chemically aggressive, do not allow hit it in eyes and on the painted surfaces of body panels! Do not use for addition in system the hydraulic liquid which staid more than one year, or stored in leaky closed container. Remember that brake fluid is very hygroscopic, i.e. has ability to absorb moisture from air therefore efficiency of functioning of the brake system can dangerously decrease!

3. At a stage of adjustment of level it is necessary to check also attentively a condition of liquid and internal walls of the tank. In case of identification of mud deposits, firm foreign particles or drops of water the system has to be emptied and filled with fresh hydraulic liquid (see Chapters the Transmission line and the Brake system).
4. After the tank is filled to the required level, densely put on it a cover.
5. Remember that the level of hydraulic liquid in the GTTs tank in process of operation of frictional overlays of brake shoes gradually falls, however this decrease is always very insignificant. If liquid has to be added too often, therefore, in system leak which source has to be immediately revealed takes place, and the cause is removed, – attentively examine all brake lines and their nipple connections, including supports, wheel cylinders and the servo-driver of the vacuum amplifier (for more details see in the Section Check of the Brake System).
6. If during check of level of liquid in GTTs the fact that its tank is almost devastated is elicited, the system has to be pumped completely over (see the Head the Brake system).