Anyone know where I might find instructions/guide for replacing the left rear brake shield on an 2007 ES350? It seems everything must come off to replace it, including the parking brakes. I could wing it, but it would be nice to have some info going in.
I agree with ppine.
Also, front brakes rotors/pads. Matched, drilled, slotted racing available online. Total installed parts & labor by a mobile mechanic $300. Do not have done at Lexus dealerships. Same for TB & water pump.
Just a wild guess. Two years ago I fixed the ECU (new caps) and did a general timing belt, water pump replacement, plugs, etc on my '94 LS400. My wife limped home one day in our '94 recently.. It was running very rough (sounded like only four cylinders) and smell of gas let me know that this probably wasn't ECU or plugs. Did some diagnostics and found I could fire plugs on one bank of 4 cylinders but not the other bank. I tested primary and secondary resistances on the ignition coil on the bad side. The coil was open. I was able to get a new one (in stock) from Advance Auto or AutoZone...can't remember which. Replacing it was not fun but it has been running for 2 months now...no problems. Check your coils.
I would not let the timing belt and wp stop you. I bought a 2006 with 96 mi that needed both. I used it as leverage for negotiating.
You can do the same with the tb and the brakes. Negotiate hard on the price. These cars do not move that fast.
I paid $12k for mine.