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
Have an GX470 that has been a trusted companion for 8 years with 190k. Has worked for my wife and three kids. Was hoping to get the last 18 months of use until my last kid went to college, but the rear air suspension system is totally gone and the dealer quoted me $5,200. Dealer came back and offered a “kit” that would convert to a standard suspension that would be $2,200, but the car still has another $2-3k of other repairs to get it back to “normal”. I put Almost $1,500 into the air conditioning system a few years ago and promised that would be the last major investment. I was surprised that the blue book value still says the car is work $10k. Should I repair and sell, donate or just call it a day and sell it for scrap? Not sure if I could sell it in its current state. It’s an “extra” car and no longer needed, but sucking up too much time and resources. Any recommendations or thoughts about next steps? Thanks
I have ave been reading the forum for a while, and now it's time to post. I am IN SOUTHER CALIFORNIA and looking to buy a used GX- test drove a 2007 today I found on CL. I can provide details once I know if this is the appropriate place to post. THanks in advance for any advice!