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1 hour ago, Silver Fox said:

Hi Paul.  I suggest going to a diesel perfomance specialist. Toyota can't fix it - I went to three of them. Mechanics don't have the right gear. Auto electricians say it's electrical and suggest going to Toyota. It's not a gearbox problem - I tried all that. It ended up being in the ECU. The performance people did a 'remap' which cost about $500.00 which fixed it instantly. My car has never been chipped or tuned so it's about as standard as they come, but a remap? fixed my problem of no 5th/6th gear or cruise control and it's been perfect for a few months now. That's all I can suggest. Good luck.

Thank you. Yep it sounds like I have the same problem. No 5th and 6th and no cruise. Replaced the accelerator pedal and didn't change anything

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Hi everyone, new to this forum - refugee from LCOOL.

Having read some of the replies, to the best of my knowledge there is no such thing as a minor remap.

Toyota in their wisdom have the software in the ECU such that it cannot be downloaded, modified and

reloaded. It has to be a complete reload, either stock or modified.

All you fellows disconnecting the battery is a good and simple way to try and reset everything but similar

results can be achieved by simply disconnecting the ECU. That's the big plug in the firewall passenger


Meanwhile I may need to start a new topic for the following issues I am experiencing:

Had a minor shudder when applying the brakes. Also was somewhat intermittent. Having over 100k on the

clock a lot which were done towing a big van, I thought I may have warped a disk. Checked them with a

dial gauge but no useful info.

Bit the bullet and replaced all 4 with new slotted rotors and pads from DBA. Huge difference in braking. However the shudder

has return almost with a vengeance. Thought I fixed the problem when I disconnected the ECU for another

unrelated issue. ECU is remapped, car went in limp mode and could not clear it with the scangauge.

Problem not fixed and I am lost as to why this is happening. Plan on visiting Berima Diesel later on this year

to have the injectors checked and I'll get them to look at the brakes if I still haven't figured it out.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Thank you  

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