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Maintenance Schedule For 1999 Ls400


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Does anyone have a downloadable source for the maintenance schedule for a 1999 LS400? I have a .pdf of the owner's manual, but no schedule, and I've registered on the Lexus.com site but the .pdf for the 1999 schedule doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a good independent mechanic in the Greenville S.C. area?

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Does anyone have a downloadable source for the maintenance schedule for a 1999 LS400? I have a .pdf of the owner's manual, but no schedule, and I've registered on the Lexus.com site but the .pdf for the 1999 schedule doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a good independent mechanic in the Greenville S.C. area?

This thread might be of some help -> http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44407

If not yet done, the timing belt, water pump, and tensioner pulleys are in need of immediate replacement if you are considerably over 90k miles.

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Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Replacing the timing belt is at the top of my priority list.

You're quite welcome. As far as a mechanic, you could look at the "mechanics files" -> http://www.cartalk.com/content/mechx/find.html

I know it might not be a great recommendation but its a place to start.

Welcome to the club! :cheers:

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I actually looked at that website earlier this week, never dawned on me to check it until I was listening to one of their earlier podcasts and they mentioned the mechanic's files. Japanese Auto Specialists seemed to have a lot of positive feedback so I'm letting them replace the timing belts.

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Replacing the timing belt is at the top of my priority list.

You're quite welcome. As far as a mechanic, you could look at the "mechanics files" -> http://www.cartalk.com/content/mechx/find.html

I know it might not be a great recommendation but its a place to start.

Welcome to the club! :cheers:

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I actually looked at that website earlier this week, never dawned on me to check it until I was listening to one of their earlier podcasts and they mentioned the mechanic's files. Japanese Auto Specialists seemed to have a lot of positive feedback so I'm letting them replace the timing belts.

It is highly advised to also replace the water pump and pulleys while in there. The labor is not much of an adder. What are they quoting you for cost? Typical independent shops are usually in the $800-1000 range.

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Quoted price over the phone was $670 parts & labor for timing belt, water pump & serpentine belt. Not including tension idler, they'll only replace it if it looks questionable, but if it looks less than new it's getting replaced as well. Not included in that quote are new thermostat & radiator hoses which they are also going to replace for the cost of parts, approx. $45. All very reasonable when my local dealer quoted me $500 to $600 in labor costs alone to replace the timing belt. When I asked how much extra to include a new water pump I was told an additional $400(!).

I actually looked at that website earlier this week, never dawned on me to check it until I was listening to one of their earlier podcasts and they mentioned the mechanic's files. Japanese Auto Specialists seemed to have a lot of positive feedback so I'm letting them replace the timing belts.

It is highly advised to also replace the water pump and pulleys while in there. The labor is not much of an adder. What are they quoting you for cost? Typical independent shops are usually in the $800-1000 range.

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