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    2008 GX470 transmission slip

    Hi Dan....welcome to the Forum Would suggest replacement of the trans fluid and filter (if not already recently replaced) and see how it goes from there
  3. Hello, I recently bought a Lexus RX330 with AWD and want to know if there is a community around taking these on trails? So far I haven’t come across any and I am interested in finding others who are pioneers in building an off-roading Lexus! I have plans for bigger at least all terrain tires soon and want to know if anyone has done it yet? So far I cannot find any that will fit my current tire size P235 55R18. And when I say off road I don’t mean like a Jeep who climbs mountains I mean simple trails where you can stop, pull off and camp. With some rocky terrain where beefer tires would help immensely. The trail I have pictured is Crab Flat Rd, North of running springs if any of you are familiar with the So Cal area.
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  6. chc0318

    96 LS400 misfiring issues

    If your father didn't repair ECU before, check your ECU first.
  7. goodwillhinton

    96 LS400 misfiring issues

    I have recently inherited a 96 LS 400 from my father and am having some misfiring issues. Car started idling very roughly and spewing smoke a week or so ago. Engine light came on and my repair guy said that codes showed cylinders 4, 6, 8 were misfiring. He replaced original cap, rotor, and spark plugs. Now codes are showing misfires on 6 and 8 but the problem is intermittent. He said that it may be a computer issue and I might need to have the dealer look at this. Thoughts? I don't really want to put much more money into such an old car but also don't want to give up on it if it isn't too difficult to resolve. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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  9. Found this for the airbag: Looks like this project is going to be a go! Just need to wait for the weather to not be -20*C to start pulling parts! Thats going to be a long day out in the cold to do so.
  10. After some reading, here is what I know, i'll edit as I verify/get clarification: Pillars: B-Pillar is different in height and fastener locations. It seems like the B pillar is different as well, due to the side air bags. Sounds like the headliner needs to be done as well, which is probably for the best seeing how the tan one is tan. But some holes dont line up, but might need to get creative to fix the panels. Seats: appear to have mixed information, some say plug and play, other say re-pinning the connectors, no problem there but will confirm. Also the 430 seats have locating pin going into the floor board, which either gets cut off or drilled in the floor board. I'll probably just cut it off. Dash: only note i find is to remove the wiring harness from our 400 and put in place of the 430, and it sounds like a squillion fasteners Wheel: 400 single stage vs 430 dual stage dilemma. 430 also has radio control buttons, but cannot be integrated, i'll get the blank off cover for the wheel. 430s didnt have tiptronic? this wheel doesnt, but we arent really concerned with that anyways. Radio/HVAC: Only mentioning this because our 400 has that fake laminated wood trim and I am hoping the 430s works and drops in place of it all. We have the Nakamichi, and some 430s have the ML which is more of an awareness for others which sounds like it isnt plug and play. If we have to keep ours, or source others, then so be it. Asides from that, its just popping pressure pins and fasteners. I'm still debating the steering wheel and what direction to go. Have not found much on swapping airbag components under the covers.
  11. Hi, new to form. New to Lexus. I just bought a 08 gx470 with 148k. Put 100-150 miles on it. Noticed transmission slipped twice on way to work ( rev-ed) up before going into gear like it missed it. I did a lot of research before buying and bought this because they don’t have tranny problems! Anybody have this problem? Thanks
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    High pitch noise

    Can only think it may be something like the front brakes dragging (sticking caliper?)
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    motor mounts, bushings

    It really depends on many factors....usage, road surfaces, weather/environmental conditions, contamination, etc The best bet is to test them for compliance....too much movement and if there are signs of perishing on the rubber then replace them
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    Center console button lights sometimes work at night

    it could well be....maybe worth removing it to see if you could bridge across the connectors to get the dash lights permanently illuminated on full power. If so, then measuring across the terminals of the resistor would confirm whether the switch is at fault
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    Service in the Baltimore, Maryland Area?

    Sorry, don't know the area so cannot recommend a dealership. However, it may be worth going back to the dealer and stating your displeasure with them and see if that raises the bar slightly and even gets you a discount? Worth a try I suppose
  16. DavidGeorge

    96 ls400 with water in the trunk please help

    I had this problem with my '93 LS 400. After some time parked under a tree it had water in the spare wheel well, and dampness in the carpet & trim at the front RHS of the trunk. Note this is in Australia so the car is a RHD version. I cleaned all debris away from the channels & seals, and dried out the carpet, trim & wheel well. After the next rainstorm water had returned in the same places. I then discovered a drain just below the fuel filler inlet. It was blocked, at both ends as it turned out (it drains out just behind the rear wheel). After cleaning the drain tube and drying everything again, the problem has not returned. I suspect that during the storms, the rain had entered around the fuel filler flap and, unable to drain fast enough because of the blocked drain and the close fit of the filler flap to the body, it built up in the filler compartment until it rose above the black rubber membrane around the filler tube. It thus overflowed into the trunk and trickled down into the wheel well. If you have this problem it's a quick job that's worth a try.
  17. Fast Rev

    Service in the Baltimore, Maryland Area?

    Wow! No response. I am beginning to believe that Lexus service in the Baltimore area is terrible. I guess that no one can recommend a dealership.
  18. eugene.s

    Battery specs

    Hi All, Anyone knows the specs of the original LX570 battery (capacity and CCA)? For my 2011 model, in all the catalogs, I can only see the reference to the battery model "105D31L" and the part number "28800-66021". Searching the web did not help. The part number seems to be discontinued and when I search for the model ("105D31L") I can see batteries with various specs (capacity and CCA). I am interested no know, for the original LX570 battery, its capacity (85 Ah or more?) and CCA (Cold Cranking Performance) - CCA 710 A or more? Thanks in advance
  19. A higher degree of F. The Track Edition joins the standard Lexus RC F performance coupe which has been extensively updated for the 2020 model year.
  20. Hey guys, Im new here, my name is Blake and am looking for some advise for the following. My dad owns this 1998 GS400: He has been the owner since new, passed it along to my brother, who dropped it and put the wheels on it. And now its back in my fathers hands and he has been looking to do something with the interior. Mainly replace the front seats for lower milage units or something, but I was at the junk yard looking for some Audi gear, and stumbled across a 430 with near perfect black interior. I've always hated the GS steering wheel, because there is no wood grain on it, and the emblem is just plain. but the 430s steering wheel is beautiful on top of being black. I can acquire the entire interior for $375USD, pretty much anything that is black. I'm no stranger to interior swaps, steering wheels coding, motor pulls, etc, but mainly with Audis. I am aware that it will take a lot of time and patience and to spend this amount of effort like this on an old Lexus is not everyones cup of tea. But its always a good time bonding with the father. My questions are primarily the air bags. I read about the single stage vs dual stage. I am a little unfamiliar with the Lexus electronics. In the Audi world, guys simply wire up the high speed impact to the single stage signal. Not at all what I do, nor want to do here. Its been proven to work in Audis, but still not a risk I take with my Audis, nor my fathers car. I figure for the steering column, I will only be swapping the shrouds, and will still be left with the dilemma of single to dual. I would prefer to keep the from having to purchase a complete RX wheel and air bag which is almost the cost of the swap. Can the air bag covers be modified/swapped? What about the rest of the air bags, like the one in the dash, the seats, does anyone know if they are all compatible? Or is the whole 430 a completely different animal? Thanks guys!
  21. I had a less than positive experience having my Lexus serviced at a dealer near Baltimore. The first time I went it was OK. The next and most resent experience was unacceptable. I am wondering where everyone else has their Lexus serviced in the Baltimore are. Thanks for you advice
  22. I'm at 132K on my 05 ES330, and it still runs great. I was wondering about control arm bushings and the motor mounts. When do they go bad?
  23. rjt65

    Door Handle Trim Fell Off

    See the lik block on piece? Irt should slide into the slot next to keyhole than it will be tight
  24. Bill Gius

    Door Handle Trim Fell Off

    Good to know about the key hole. I'll tap on it harder to try to secure it better too.
  25. rjt65

    Door Handle Trim Fell Off

    Shoukd be ok snap it back on. These are made to come off, see the hidden keyhole there in case fob is faulty
  26. Bill Gius

    Door Handle Trim Fell Off

    Found this bit of the door handle trim laying on the ground next to my '07 ES350 the other day. It doesn't just snap back on and stay in place. I press it in place and can easily remove it with out much effort. Is there a trick to re-installing them so they stick? Thanks.
  27. If you want to save $350 or more, you can also carefully remove the sensor, drill out a 1/16 through hole at the center of the rotary arm & stationary portion...then screw the rotary arm back in place with a tiny screw. I just finished this on mine & it works great. **Just make sure you have a low profile screw head so it doesn't bind into the silver sway arm. Also, you want to wallow out the rotary arm hole a little bigger than the screw - that way the screw only holds into the stationary sensor portion. You don't want the rotary arm engaged w/ the screw trying to turn it. I kept bumping the "trunk close" button when trying to pull away the trunk lid trim. If you remove the 2 top right fuses 10A & 5A in the left trunk fuse block, the trunk lights & trunk operation will stop while you work on the sensor.
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