92silverls400 Posted October 31, 2006 Share Posted October 31, 2006 Couple of months ago, I wrote about my engine stalling and not able to accelerate, with the VSC light on also. When I had it checked out couple of month ago thru Lexus dealship, they could not find out what was wrong, and gave me my car back without fixing the problem. :cries: Last thursday, I drove over 400 miles to Los Angeles, Ca. as I exit the freeway, the check engine light, VSC light came on, and the engine would not accelerate when I stepped on the gas pedal, I coasted across a large intersection, and came to a stop. I then shut off the engine, and restarted it again. and I was able to proceed to my hotel. The next day, I took my Lexus LS400 (2000) to the closes Lexus dealership, which was in Westminister. The check engine light and VSC light was still on. I was not able to find the Lexus Service department, but did fine the Lexus show room, I pulled in and asked the saleman, he told me the service department was 4 blocks away, I restarted my engine, and guess what? The check engine light and VSC light went out. :whistles: After I arrived at the service department, I told the service writer what had happen, she told me to give her half an hour for the mechanic to check into my problem, about 45 mins later, she told me the problem was the throttle body unit. and would need to be replaced. I asked if it was just the sensor, and she said the whole unit needed replacement. Thank God for my Extended warranty that I had purchase when I brought my Lexus in June of this year. The mechanic took another hour to replace the unit and they also washed my car for me, which really needed after driving over 400 miles. So after couple of months, I have finally resolved my problem with this vehicle. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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