First off, Hola mi amigos. I recently bought a 1992 Lexus LS 400 for cheap, did some maintenance and it runs decent enough now.
But here's the new problem... When it rains for a long period of time, my headliner gets soaked. It starts on the right side near the sun roof and progresses to soak the entire headliner. Thus fogging my windows up on the inside and slightly *BLEEP*es me off. I really need to fix this problem before I move onto anything else.
So far I've only cleaned out the drains in the sun roof and it still happens. But could it be a bad seal? Any help would be sweet or if I could get referenced to a solved topic. I really dont want to rip my headliner off but as a last resort I just might to find the problem.
By Rob Stone
Hello All: Have owned a 1999 Lexus LS400 for about five years and around 50,000 miles-bought it with 155,000 miles very cheaply from a parent of one of my clarinet students-been pretty reliable but it has needed maintenance, valve cover gaskets, timing belt service at 180,000, check engine light stuff, catalytic converter, tires, brakes, new shocks and strut rod cushions-but still a very satisfying car to drive- fortunately a neighbor of mine introduced me to a mechanic who was a certified master technician at the local Lexus dealer who now works out of his house-he's been great in fixing my car and letting me buy the parts.
I have been searching online recently for more details about the headlight alignment procedure, as I would like to check and re-align the headlights on my 1991 LS 400. However, I have been quite confused by the results and would like some more clarification about the process.
As described in the shop diagram image I attached, the A-bolt is for horizontal adjustment, and the B-bolt is for vertical adjustment. Do both of these bolts move the actual headlight lens or just the bulb inside? What I mean by this is, when you turn the A-bolt, can you see a visible change in the headlight moving left or right (with the lights off), and when you turn the B-bolt, can you see the headlight itself moving up or down?
Of course, I will be aligning the lights based off of where the beams are hitting a wall, opposite the front of the car, but I don't want to make the lenses look crooked as a result.
Also, when removing the rubber cover on the radiator support for the A-bolt, I'm assuming you can pull it from the top using your fingers(?).
Any clarification on this subject would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Note, the second picture of the actual headlight is from this thread.
Hey guys. Just purchased a 1997 LS 400 and it's seen better days. It's leaking coolant pretty badly and I need to know what all the hoses are so I can start replacing the ones that I know are bad. It's also got a Heater Control Valve that's been broken off so I'll probably have to replace that first. Basically I need a manual like a Haynes or a Chiltons but I'm a cheapskate and was hoping someone might know where to get the PDF version of the manual. If not links to the manual could anyone give me pictures of the pages I need just to show me what exactly the parts are called I need to replace. This might be a stupid question also but it's low on Automatic Transmission Fluid and I wasn't sure if I can add it by pouring it directly into the place the dipstick is held. I can't find an opening to add it besides that and I know sometimes adding transmission fluid isn't as easy as topping off your oil or coolant. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks guys.
I have a question regarding the front-end headlight and bumper support bracket, highlighted here in red:
More specifically, I am wondering about the locations of where the sides of this bracket bolt on to the car, and how.
I already know the following:
- For the 3 central mounting points on the bracket, each have 2 bolts that attach to the frame.
- This bracket can not be removed entirely without first removing the headlights and bumper from the car.
I have attached photos to aid in the understanding of my question.
I was able to figure out this problem, with the aid of a section from the Repair Manual, sent to me.
The bolts located on each side of the bracket attach to the fenders:
[DISCLAIMER: These photos are not mine, and are from Lextreme.com and Ebay]