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Hi guys, I am new to this forum, but not new to 4WDing. Forgive me if this is in the wrong section, or there is a similar post already existing; I did do my research before hand :) I bought a 2.2 Liter Diesel 1981 Hilux (LN46) and I took it out in the mud the first day I got it. Soon after, all the dash lights came on and the alternator was no longer charging :( I have taken it out, got it tested at the autoelectrics and they quoted me $400 to refurbish it (apparently it was stuffed) or $450 for a new one. The truth is, I paid $1000 for the lux as a 'bash-around' so I am not willing to pay nearly half the price of the car after one 4WD trip. My question is: What other alternators will bolt straight into my engine bay, e.g. what other Toyota models? My alternator DOES have a oil/vacuum pump at the BACK of the alternator. I want to get away from this cheap, so I am looking around at wreckers, but I am not sure which models are interchangeable with mine. Thanks heaps!
Hi Guys, Some crazy electronic issue popped up yesterday: Driving down the highway, Check TCS error popped up, Odo started flapping up and down from 0 - 80km/h (I was going 80).... pulled over, to turn car off, and to restart hoping to reboot the system. All power was gone form the electrics. Remote/Hazards etc gone as soon as I turned it off. Fiddled around with the battery (ie. loosened a cord, then pushed it down), seemed to get it going again. Guessing it will likely happen again. Car is due for a service again anyway, so that's not an issue.... but has anyone else had any sort of issue like this before? Software/Hardware issue? Distributor/battery problem perhaps?