Hello everyone, I’m new GX owner, and unfortunately I kind of regret it...
Long story short, I bought the vehicle from a used dealer, and it had a bad O-ring seal between the actuator and the T case. But, I did not discover this until about 400 miles later, I noticed grinding coming from the center console. I drained the T case and all that come out was a small about of oil and metal shavings. After filling it, it still made the grinding/ratcheting noise. The dealer owned up and fixed the leak, but told me not to worry about the noise.
Fast forward about 3 months and the Lexus dealer wants $4600 to service the T case, and no local mechanics will work on it because it requires “specialty tools.”
At this point I feel stupid going back this late to the dealer and asking them to repair the issue they caused. However, there are after market kits available or used T cases ($200 and $2000 respectively).
If you were in my shoes, what would you do? The truck is drivable, but I bought it because I wanted a bullet proof rig!
I appreciate any help!
I installed a Rutech bypass and block off plates and my initial check engine light went out. A day later I get the P0418 error telling me relay A is bad or there is faulty wiring etc.
Does anyone know where the SAIS relay is located for P0418? I have been searching to the point of insanity. :)
2006 Gx470 4.7l
This is kind of hard to explain without you feeling it, but basically the car shakes or rumbles when driving or sitting. You could also call it a shudder.
This happens at pretty much all speeds, but is less noticeable when going faster.
The RPM's don't change much, if at all when this happens.
It is very intermittent, but it has become a problem because I will try to floor the car to overcome this and all of the sudden the car will full send.
It also makes the car stall, again being very dangerous.
I have ran the car out of fuel about a dozen times now because the fuel gauge/full dash lights don't work.
The car will always start just fine which makes me think it is more serious than a bad fuel pump/clogged filter.
There are no engine lights on (they should work, they come on when the key is at acc).
The "Trac" orange light will come on sometimes (not to be confused with the "Trac Off" light that does not work) , but doesn't seem to correlate with the issue.
Apologies for the bad description, but it is really the best I can come up with.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
2007 ES350 with 180K........while accelerating have motor vibration. Also if at speed, any speed, any increase on the pedal and get vibration. Seems to be getting worse since first noticed a number of months ago. Recent tire rotation and balance, alienment, new struts all around. Mechanic says could be motor mount(s). How to verify which mount, or should all be replaced? Does engine have to be pulled? Any idea the cost? And last, if it is a motor mount, what's worse case if I do nothing?