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#1 Russ

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 08:52 PM

I just recently purchased a 1993 LS400. It has been stalling(dying) on me on average of once a week. It does start up right away. It happens only when I stop at a light or go slowly in a parking lot. Would appreciate any feedback on this.

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Posted 07 May 2002 - 08:54 PM

hi there,

you need to change your engine mounts as they are worn and it has split your air intake

what happens is the rubber on the engine mounts split and causes the engine to move around... this then puts strain on the air intake hose and it splits causing to much air to go into the engine.. making it stall.

This is not serious but you will need to get these fixed before you stall in a dangerous situation.. ie. at a junction or something.

if you need ay more info then email me at admin@teamlexus.co.uk

I had the same problem myself.

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Posted 21 May 2002 - 06:59 PM

I just recently purchased a 1993 LS400.  It has been stalling(dying) on me on average of once a week.  It does start up right away.  It happens only when I stop at a light or go slowly in a parking lot.  Would appreciate any feedback on this.  

TIA,
Russ


sounds like you might need to adjust your idle.

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Posted 26 November 2002 - 02:32 PM

Thought I'd come back and post this since someone else may be having similar problems. My stalling problem seems to have been fixed after I had my mecahnic clean the throttle body.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:56 AM

I just recently purchased a 1993 LS400. It has been stalling(dying) on me on average of once a week. It does start up right away. It happens only when I stop at a light or go slowly in a parking lot. Would appreciate any feedback on this.

TIA,
Russ

I have had the same problem with a 95 LS 400 with 115,000 miles.
I have taken it to the Lexus dealer two times and they could not duplicate the problem. They checked the mounts, idle, and vacuum hoses. they were not damaged.
A mechanic told me it was the ECU. I bought a remanufactured unit installed it and it solved the problem.
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 01:55 PM

dfaulkner--there is a known issue with the 95/96 lS stalling after a long drive...if you paid out of pocket, i would go to a dealer and see if they would reimbursement you for it. good luck..

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:57 PM

You don't adjust the idle it is a fuel injected car
only carburated cars have and need an idle adjustment screw
that is why it has a computer

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 08:31 AM

thats not true.

you can adjust the idle by adjusting the TPS, by the throttle body...all you do is loosen the 2 screws and turn the TPS clockwise to turn the idle up, and counter clockwise to turn the idle down.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:31 AM

The tps has adjustment not the idle !
It isn't made to be used as an idle adjustment it is made to fine tune the tps readings.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:56 AM

you can adjust the idle by adjusting the TPS...i've done it.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:52 AM

With all the speculations and possilble causes, why don't you take your Lexus for a check up at the dealer? They should be able to pin-point your problem.

Now, I actually had similar problem, but it turns out that my air-flow control sensor was dead, and causing my car to want to stop whenever I slow down. Worst of all, it feels like the car engine would actually choke itself, and gives you the creeps when you make turns at major intersaction.

Anyway, good luck

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 11:11 AM

dfaulkner--there is a known issue with the 95/96 lS stalling after a long drive...if you paid out of pocket, i would go to a dealer and see if they would reimbursement you for it.  good luck..

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I have a 96 LS 400 that occationally stalls (idle is very low and then it drops out) when I stop after a long drive. I can immediately restart the engine without a problem and the idle returns to normal.

The problem was first noticed after 50,000 miles but it was infrequent and the dealer didn't know what was wrong. Now the car has 130,000 miles and the problem is more pronounced (still only after a long drives) and the dealer still claims not to know what the cause is.

This sounds exaclty like your description. Could you please give me some additional information so I can inform the dealer and get them to fix it or fix it myself.

Thanks

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:48 PM

just do a search on "idle"..........the low idle/rough idle problem has been talked about many times, with many different culprits and or fixes............

i think there are a couple just on the first couple of pages as well that are fairly new topics

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 02:04 PM

you can adjust the idle by adjusting the TPS...i've done it.

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Yep.

Russ, take a look at the throttle body cleaning tutorial on my site. I would do that first before going out and replacing expensive parts. It sounds like you just have a low idle and a dirty TB can contribute to that.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 02:58 PM

you can adjust the idle by adjusting the TPS...i've done it.

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Yep.

Russ, take a look at the throttle body cleaning tutorial on my site. I would do that first before going out and replacing expensive parts. It sounds like you just have a low idle and a dirty TB can contribute to that.

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Great advice!! It wouldn't be fun replacing a $500 part and in the end still have a problem.

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