By Sistah Tu
A very pleasant and blessed Sabbath, I am new here. Can someone, please, give me a simple and complete list of ALL the parts that I need for a full tuneup on my 1994 Lexus SC 400?
I went to two different parts stores. AutoZone did not listen to me when I told them what vehicle I have and gave me wrong parts. O'Reilly's did not give me everything I need, even though I specifically asked repeatedly for EVERYTHING I would need.
I am frustrated at having to keep going back and forth and I need my car fixed.
Thanks so much!😥
I recently had to buy a replacement part. I checked online for the part number and prices at Lexus.com--first to make sure I was getting the correct part--and second, to have an idea about what the MSRP was. My local dealer, Rockville Lexus (Rockville, MD) offered to sell me the part for $65 OVER MSRP. You read it correctly--sixty-five dollars over MSRP. I wrote a letter to the company president. I never heard back from him, either. Maybe I'm old-fashioned in expecting a letter--US Postal type--to be responded to within 30 days, but...I don't think so.
I hope not all Lexus dealers are grossly over-charging their retail clients for parts, but apparently ROCKVILLE LEXUS, in ROCKVILLE, MD does. Like Sy Syms used to say "an educated customer is our best customer." Make sure you know the MSRP before putting your money down, and hopefully not overpaying for parts like you would if you bought at the rip-off artists at ROCKVILLE LEXUS.
I bought the part I needed from LEXUS PARTS NOW (https://www.lexuspartsnow.com) for about cost. Significantly below MSRP.
My 1999 Gs (179k) makes this creaking noise when I am turning at low speeds or if I am braking at really low speed like while backing up. It’s also kind of unpredictable. Sometimes it won’t happen, and it’ll go away and then the next time I make the same turn it will happen. I doesn’t really affect performance at higher speed although above 60 MPH i experience quite a bit of play.
my Mechanic said I need a full control arm swap and quoted me $1900 for OEM parts. He also said it’s not gonna fall apart anytime soon, but to replace it depending on how much I love the car. (I love her a lot, hence this post) However, I have been reading online a lot about how it could just be one ball joint, so I’m thinking about getting a second opinion. I am also wondering if anyone has any input on whether or not swapping the control arms, all 6 of them, would help reduce the amount of steering play I have.
Any thoughts on doing aftermarket control arms? Has anyone had a similar experience?
I appreciate any responses:)
Hi I am selling my 1995 LS 400. It has approximately 200K miles on it.
This car might need a new steering pump, a new battery and side blinkers. Car has a small dent on the right front fender.
The car has very clean interior, leather has no tears, chrome wheels, new rear tires. Has two rear MagnaFlow mufflers (paid $400) + chrome tips on them. Registration is paid for until Nov 18.
Asking $850 OBO, car needs to go ASAP. Pick up Sherman Oaks, CA
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