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  2. I recently bought a used 02 RX300. My question is, how do you find the last time a belt was replaced. Everything I hear is about the time to replace, about 90 thou.
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  4. The parts person at your dealership can show you (and maybe print out) an exploded view of that assembly. Some online dealership websites contain the same thing, but with lower resolution images.
  5. Check for power at the motor, when the switch is turned on. I don't remember if there is a relay for it and its own little ecu these cars seem to have lots of them.
  6. Hi, I own a 1998 Lexus GS400 which I bypassed the factory amp and installed a Boss Audio double Din deck. It was working perfectly but now it plays no sound or at least its very low with the volune turned up to the max. Radio turns on and screen and everything works. Speakers aren't blown because as a temporary fix, I ran my speakers directly to the amp and plugged in a RCA to AUX cable fo play music from my phone, which works fine. Any suggestions on what's wrong? Car or deck itself? Any audio pro's in here to help?
  7. Incredible!! There are several reviews on You Tube about the LC 500, 2018. Each review almost runs out of adjectives trying to describe what a beautiful car this is. It's fun having all reviewers big smiles come to their faces when they first put the beast to the floor. The exhaust sound is amazing. At the mid $90s the LC 500 is in the range of the competitors pricing. I actually believe this fantastic Lexus newborn will rock the boys from Germany. Paul
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  9. Hi all, I believe I have posted here before a long time ago with my old LS430 LEX, I now have a 2007 LS460L with 110K on it now. I have owned it for a few years now, since 65K miles, and recently I started having acceleration/hesitation problems. I did alot of research, and didn't find very many good answers. I did have the transmission and engine ECU update flashed, with some improvement, but after that didn't solve the problem, I was convinced it was the cylinder head replacement deal, which was way out of my budget with 5 kids....and I thought it was ridiculous that a flagship sedan would need that kind of serious motor work with just 100K on it. Anyway, my mechanic suggested BG 44K fuel system cleaner, NOT available at places like autozone. He sells it for $28 per can, but I found on Ebay for $16.75 and up with free ship. First and foremost, I ALWAYS used quality, premium gas (Shell V-Power or QT), and Techron additive from time to time, so I was super unconvinced about his recommendation. I had even listed my LS for sale, again, convinced that the motor had cylinder issues after reading blogs about LS460 acceleration issues. Also, for the record, I have NO affiliation with BG or anything like that. THIS STUFF WORKS! It truly fixed my hesitation problems, completely. I am no longer selling the car, and am happy again, as it accelerates like it is supposed to. Feel free to read many other peoples reviews on this stuff, its amazing and really seems to work. After i drove it to wrok (25 miles one way) I thought i felt a difference, by the drive home, I KNEW I felt the difference, after the full tank, i was truly smiling. I have ordered 4 more cans for my other vehicles and boat, and suggested it to my friend with a ISF, my brother with an SC430, and my buddy with a Vette. I guess these LS460 cars are just picky after a while and maybe the injectors get gummed up? I don't pretend to be a mechanic, again this was suggested by my Lexus mechanic, After alot of depressing research with no real answer, just wanted to share my experience with any other LS460 owners, as it is a beautiful car, and I was disappointed in what I was thinking the problems I had. It was the best $17 I have recently spent, and if you are having similar weak/lack of acceleration or hesitation issues, i would say TRY IT for less than $20. I believe you can go to BG's site and find a local dealer, again, not autozone or O'Reilly or anything like that, says professional use only lol. Also, need a funnel, comes in a coke can basically. Just my 2 cents, hoping to help out any other LS460 owners out there depressed about their car, it seems most people just said they'd trade it in and buy a new one, but I'm not that rich :)
  10. FINALLY... the fix was found and resolved the mystery of why my Lexis ES300's check engine light was on after several weeks along with attempts and in-depth research to solve! NO, it was NOT the sensors at about $700 each for which I was first encouraged to change but did NOT thanks to info here. The problem WAS fixed with replacing the two ‘intake air hoses’ [accordion boots] at about $58. each on the intake manifold. Thank GOD for local mechanics at Embody’s Sunoco Station in Pottstown... $217. versus thousands of dollars spent in potentially un-repaired bills!! [air intake hose part number: 696724]
  11. I checked the fuse. It's OK. Where do I go fom here?
  12. Looking forward to learning about my SC400. Thanks for adding me! Just bought this car and I love it! I'm here for information regarding compatible wheel upgrades, tuning the engine tutorials and to sell a few parts. Cheers!
  13. New continental tires, and balancing fixed it.
  14. I answered your "shaking" question, read it..
  15. check your drive shaft cushions, differential mounts and ALL your rear suspension (and I dont mean to just LOOK at them) prize around on them like they are going 75mph. You might look on club lexus for 98 LS400 severe rear vibration https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-1st-and-2nd-gen-1990-2000/484366-98-ls400-severe-rear-vibration.html
  16. Hi Dom....welcome to the Forum It could be the new tyres bedding in, maybe give it a week to evaluate and if still not right then go back to address it with them Cheers, Trevor
  17. I bought a 98 LS4 and it is smooth until about 72 mph. Above 72 or 73, a massive vibration starts, feels like its from the rear of the car. It appears to go away under load (accelerator down), but it returns and is shaky. Rattles the rear deck. Sort of like going over the highway rumble strips to prevent drivers from diIg off the road. But the vibration is more spaced out. i searched the forum, but I don't see what may be relevant. It's not balancing or alignment bc the car will temporarily go without shaking at 72 and above. Starts vibrating depending on the accelerator input and coasting. any ideas? 1 Engine mount and 1 transmission mount replaced at 272,849 on 11/2012. 2 strut rod replaced at 235k on 3/2009. Currently has 304k miles. Thanks!
  18. Bought it. Has 304,394 miles on it now. Love it, except it shakes terribly at above 72 mph. I am sure it is is not balance, alignment or brakes. Driveshaft?
  19. I have had both the side opening in the RAV 4 and now the GX 460 and the lift on the CRV. I don't even think about one or the other.
  20. hi all if you can remove the engine shrouds, and take out the 12v battery, go to costco or an auto parts store and get a replacement. if you cant do that, go to a competent mechanic,or if you go to the dealer, you pay the $$$ if you do it yourself, you do have to reset the rear windows via the instructions in the manual i think its a common issue on most new cars, my infiniti made me go thru the same "song and dance" to get the power windows to work properly z
  21. hi all i live in san jose, ca, i called stevens creek lexus, and they said to replace the bank of traction batteries is $6500 plus labor after getting over the sticker shock, doing further research, i havent heard of anyone replacing them. my 2006 RX400H has about 190K miles i am going to get another SUV soon, probably a new RX350 or something in that size range z
  22. on the drivers side valve cover. only thing on it with a hose connected
  23. I personally drive an Acura TLX but I just surprised the wife with a '17 ES 350. Eminent white pearl w/ Parchment interior. So far she loves it. I work for AutoNation and took advantage of the company promotional lease deal. $269/month with $0 down. The only concern I have so far is a shimmying feeling when driving. Almost as if one of the tires aren't balanced correctly. I stopped by the service dept this morning to address it and the advisor told me that if a car has been sitting for a while the tire will develop "flat spots". He said this is normal and to drive it for a bit. If it continues to bring it in and he'll have the techs look at it. Anyone else have this problem?
  24. Got the Chilton (thankfully from my library) and it's got literally nothing on weatherstripping replacement (doors or hatch). So that was useless....
  25. Somebody please show me where is the location of PCV valve in my 1998 ls400
  26. Hi Rick....welcome to the Club Great purchase of a car of that age with only 33k miles on it. Post up a photo of it if you like Cheers, Trevor
  27. Hello, I live in Hamilton Ontario. I am new to Lexus ownership. I have had a number of Toyotas in the past. The Lexus, an ES 330 was an impulse purchase as it only has 33,000 k's on it. This was an impulse which has been rewarding me satisfactorily. I am semi retired and work part time for a privately owned car dealership. I am somewhat mechanically inclined and will do a few repairs and servicing on my own.
  28. If you sprayed stuff in the thingy after removing the airfilter you then ruined the air meter. New ones if you can find them are $700. never ever spray anything in that hole behind the airfilter.
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