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cam6

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  1. G'day all I've got a 2006 Kluger and I want to remove the A pillar interior trim to run some cable down it. I've read the manual on how to disarm the airbag system. And I have plastic trim tools. It does look a tight fit. Before I get into it. Has anybody removed this trim ? Any suggestions ? Thanks John
  2. G'day all, About 2 months ago I bought a March 2007 Kluger Grande. Last of the first Gen. Klugers. I'm a bit confused about the all wheel drive system on the Grande. It's a constant all wheel drive system. Unlike the later AWD front wheel drive Klugers which transmit power to the back on demand. Is that correct ? Where I'm confused is from there. I believe the CVX model had a viscous coupling rear centre diff and a limited slip rear diff. But the Grande went to electronics and uses Traction Control and Stability Control to control the power to the wheels. Is this true ? And is this in addition to the viscous centre diff and rear LSD ? Or do the electronics totally replace them? To add further confusion to my little brain, I've been told that for the last of the Grandes, Toyota deleted some electronics and it's a sort of hybrid mix or some such. Thanks John
  3. Thanks John
  4. On the subject of passwords. How do you change your password on this site ? I've decided to standardise my passwords on the various club sites I'm on. This came up when I put " change password" into the search section.. So how do I change it here ? Thanks John
  5. OK I'm surprised. But I guess that's the way it is. Thanks John
  6. Can anyone recommend a good Toyota mechanic in the Sutherland / St George area Sydney? Thanks John
  7. I've just bought a 2006 Kluger Grande. 106,000 kms and the NRMA Inspection said it was a good car. No real problems. The Inspector did say in his report that the front control arm bushes were worn and should be replaced soon. As far as the rear suspension is concerned he said that it was ok but showing wear consistent with the cars age and k's. Is this normal for the Kluger front bushes to chop out so soon ? I had to replace my Camry front control arm bushes at 240,000 ! (And I get the Camry serviced every 10,000 k's, and the mechanic knows that if anything need replacing it will be.) I'm puzzled. Cheers John
  8. I'm looking at buying an 2006 Kluger Is the stability control and traction contol on early Klugers switchable ? ie can you switch them off if you go off road ? I just had a quick look here but couldn't find anything about it Thanks John
  9. G'day all, My faithful old Camry ( a Vienta Grande - hence V6 engine ) has just blown a head gasket. I can't complain. I've owned it for 11 yrs. and its given good service. It's a 2000 model so 14 yrs old and done 220,000 kms. Of that 5 -10,000 would be towing my boat ( 1400 kgs. on the trailer ). 1) What does it cost to have a head gasket ( x2 ) repair job done ? 2) Is it normal for the head gaskets to go at this age /kms. ? Thanks John
  10. For general info - Toyota wanted $420 for the module!! Prior to the above post I was going to do it myself. Who needs it ? What made me a bit hesitant was that I saw the wiring diagram,and it showed a wire going to the computer. This had me puzzled so I chickened out. I didn't want to interfere with any sensor inputs. I paid an auto electrician to do it. Cost $77. In retrospect, the wire was probably just a test wire, so had no operational use, and could have been removed. John
  11. G'day all, I've got a 2000 model Camry (Vienta Grande), and the rear lamp failure module is playing up. Rather than replace it, I'd prefer to simply get rid of it. I regularly check all the lights when I hook up the boat, so why pay Toyota for an unnecessary complication? Has anyone done this? Did it all work OK? If so, can you give me a rundown on it? Thanks John
  12. Thanks for your help. KYB it is. Cheers John
  13. G'day all, I've got a 2000 model Vienta Grande V6 (done 200,000 kms) and I'm going to replace the front and rear shocks. Like everybody I want the car to handle, but the priority is a good compliant ride. Based on your personal experience,what's the best shocks to fit? Thanks John
  14. I've got a 2000 model vienta grande V6, thats done 150 000 k's Some time ago I fitted about 30 % ? stiffer rear springs and shocks for towing purposes - you can feel the extra stiffness when the rear goes over speed humps and suchlike, but I can accept that because it stops rear-end-sag I'm now going to replace the front shocks I'd like a good ride, so although I like the car to handle, I do't want some stiff-riding " super sports " type shocks I wouldn't like the front to feel like the rear Any suggestions on a good riding shock for the front ? Thanks John