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  1. 1993 Defender veering to the left, sagging on left hand side

    New tyres fitted and wheel aligment done, but still veering to the left, also when driving on level part or right hand side of road. The vehicle also sags noticeably on the left hand side, front and...
  2. Re: 1993 V8 starter seleniod - 4th post riddle

    Thank you for all the helpful comments. I removed the starter, and upon testing it worked 100%. I cleaned and oiled en replaced. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that the problem was a stripped nut...
  3. Re: 1993 V8 starter seleniod - 4th post riddle

    Thanks, is there anyway of knowing if the 4th terminal should be connected to the coil?
  4. 1993 V8 starter seleniod - 4th post riddle

    Defense suddenly did not want to start. Instrument lights come on, but nothing when trying to start - silent as a mouse, no noise from selenoid or starter. Battery 12.7 V. Ignition supplies 12 V...
  5. Re: Fortuner rear door window regulator problem

    In the end I replaced the window regulator (about R1800) and it is now working. I still do not know how to limit the travel.
  6. Re: Fortuner rear door window regulator problem

    With manual assistance the window in question winds up an down, but seesm to labour and stop on the uprun when it is not pushed a bit as well. So either the motor is damaged, or the guide is sticky....
  7. Re: Fortuner rear door window regulator problem

    My Fortuner's rear windows only went down halfway before, but apart from the right rear door window being stuck again at the bottom, the left rear window now also goes down fully ? What causes the...
  8. Fortuner rear door window regulator problem

    The rear door window of my 2007 Fortuner struck in the open position. I removed the regulator and mechanism and cleaned it. The plastic race with the three (what seemed like) ceramic roller pins at...
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    Does anyone know what type of fuse the Trailboss...

    Does anyone know what type of fuse the Trailboss 160 use. It appears that you have to dismantle the back end to get to the fuse.
  10. Road condition Mafikeng/Lichtenburg/Ventersdorp/Krugersdorp

    Does anyone know if the road from Mafikeng/Lichtenburg/Ventersdorp to Krugersdorp is reasonable. I seem to remember there was a detour somewhere due to a sinkhole ?
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    Hi jaws, thank you, I will first have a look if...

    Hi jaws, thank you, I will first have a look if the connection is the problem.

    Hi Rinus, no mine stopped working completely.
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    Fortuner speedometer problem

    I went through deep water in Botswana recently with my Fortuner 3.0 D4D , and the speed sensor stopped working. Does anyone know where it is located ?
  13. We are leaving for Botswana on Friday 4 Jun, and...

    We are leaving for Botswana on Friday 4 Jun, and will pass through Maun on Sunday. Email me on [email protected] Nelis
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    I bled the fuel filter - the diesel was clean,...

    I bled the fuel filter - the diesel was clean, and there was no water contamination

    Woodmead Toyota suggested that it could be that the electronics did not reset properly, hence the problem to...
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    I thought the battery clamps were fine - they...

    I thought the battery clamps were fine - they were sprayed with a protective coat when installed recently.

    I will bleed the fuel filter to see if there is water trapped.

    I thougt that the fuel...
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    Fortuner died on highway

    I have a 2006 Fortuner 4x4D with 180 000 km. This morning on the highway, it died on the N1 north near Rigel avenue. The starter turned but it did not start. The battery was flat after 2...
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    Fortuner back window shattered

    We were travelling between Puros and Sesfontein in Namibia this December, towing a Conqueror Conquest trailer. The road was badly corrugated and we were travelling at ca 50 km/h when the back window...
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    Dear Columbus and Moetbiedjiewegkom, thanks for...

    Dear Columbus and Moetbiedjiewegkom, thanks for the help.
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    Solarworld connection

    It feels a bit silly to ask, but I can't figure out how the wiring connects to a new 80W Solarworld solar panel - are the wires simply pushed into the connectors? The connectors are springloaded.
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    Flasher not kaput !

    I dismantled the rear light housing and found the bulb in perfect condition - first time I saw an orange colored bulb in a vehicle. Also, the pins on the bulb are off-centre, so stock standard bulbs...
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    Fortuner Mileage - flasher kaput?

    I should have mentioned - 2007 4x4D, 125 000 km
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    Fortuner flasher unit kaput?

    The left indicator of my Fortuner works fine, but the right hand one gives a tiny flash and stops working. All 3 indicator bulbs on the right hand side are working - is the flasher kaput, and if so,...
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    Off-road trailer for hire ?

    We are planning to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve from 18 - 28 June 2010. Our friends planned to hire an off-road trailer for the trip but left organising it too late. They tried all the...
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    Trailer recovery

    Clever idea using the spade to glide the castor wheel. I unfortunately do not have a winch, so I suppose I will have to make a plan to try and secure the spade a bit better, as the recovery will be...
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    Place to stay on way to Khutse

    Thank you for the advice. We will be keeping to the "main" road from Khutse to Xade as explained by Witklipbank, so hopefully we will not struggle too much with getting stuck in the sand with the...
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    Thank you for all the advice. We managed to get...

    Thank you for all the advice. We managed to get a booking from 18-26 June 2010, entering from Khutse, and exiting at Rakops. We will be 3 vehicles with trailers. I will be towing a Conquest with...
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    Best campsite Deception Valley?

    We plen to spend 3 nights at Deception Pan in july 2010, and would like to which is the best campsite.
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    Dear Kimball Thanks for the note. It is good...

    Dear Kimball

    Thanks for the note. It is good to know that you have travelled in the Richtersveld without problems with the spare wehll still fitted. However, I also tow a Conquest trailer,...
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    Protector plate 42L tank Fortuner

    I installed a 42l thank on my Fortuner and plan to put the spare on the roof for off-road driving, but want to fit a plate to protect the tank. Does anybody know where I could get this ?
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    Thanks for the acvice so far. I was told (by a...

    Thanks for the acvice so far. I was told (by a supplier who recommended the more expensive OME) that the air spring restricts the movement of the axle, and that the off-road competency is therefore...
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    Dear Freeflyd Thanks for the advice. Roughly...

    Dear Freeflyd

    Thanks for the advice. Roughly how much of the 900 km range would be heavy sand driving ?

    I have recovered a vehicle a number of times from sand, but never a trailer. Are there...
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    CKGR North to South - thick sand?

    We plan to tow off-road trailers with a Fortuner and Prado's in Jun 2010 through the CKGR entering from Rakops, and exiting at Jobe Pan, Khutse. Many reports indicate difficulties towing through...
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    Thanks for the responses. I will probably opt for...

    Thanks for the responses. I will probably opt for keeping it under and moving it to the top when I get there. I suppose it will be wise to then fit a protection plate?
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    Low Fortuner spare wheel Richtersveld

    I will be visiting Sendelingsdrift, Potjiespram and De Hoop towing a conquest trailer with a Fortuner. I have a 42l long range Frontrunner tank fitted and the spare wheel is therefore 7-8cm lower. ...
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    Thanks for the notes. Your suggestions, in line...

    Thanks for the notes. Your suggestions, in line with the information available on Namibia, indicate attractions from the south to the north, and it that it is not straightforward to pick only one...
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