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  1. I have not seen this posted here so I'm going to try. Like many, my odometer quit around 160k. Taking it apart I found the spindle gear cracked and in pieces, but the drive gear on the motor was fine. I replaced the spindle gear with a 10 tooth nylon gear I bought off ebay for less than ten dollars and it's still working after a 100 miles. It's important to use a 10 tooth gear, as my first attempt was a 12 tooth gear and that did not work. The hardest part was getting the dash out. Those electrical connectors are tough. If you attempt it be sure to disconnect the battery before starting
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  2. I just fixed my 97 es300 with same problem"s" . The only difference between mine and yours is, mine wouldn't rev past 2500 rpm once it warmed with no check engine light. I've replaced everything you've done and still same problem. so, I took out my cam and crank sensor out to see how bad the resistance are between the prongs and cam sensor was within spec but started to leak oil and the crank sensor reading was off the chart. I've replaced the cam sensor due to oil leak and crank sensor due to extremely high resistance and my engine runs and sounds new. I was just about to post my finding a
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  3. Funny, my GX is down right now and waiting for a new upgraded 8.2" rear with ARB locker to get here. My mind was wandering yesterday and I started looking at RXs again. It was such fun compared to a big pig like my GX has become or your LX can be. I still think the RX is an awesome 4x4 but if you could get it to the level of say a stock tacoma off road. If I was to do one again I would see if increasing the spring rates considerably would be enough to run without the sway bars all together. Obviously in a more stock setup it would affect on road handling but considering how much lighter t
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  4. While I used to wear contact lenses, I don't anymore due to inability of my eyes to self-focus. So my eye protection from bright light is now through transition lenses and prescription sunglasses which are darker. Many years ago when I was wearing sunglasses with my contact lenses, a friend and I were riding our motorcycles on the highway and here and there, throughout the day and into the evening. As we were heading home I was pulled over by a highway officer who had to ask, "Why on earth are you wearing sunglasses at night?" I relied, "Well, I don't have a helmet so if I didn't wear t
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  5. I've owned my 007 Lexus IS350 for just over three years now. I got it with 101K. Today is 06/14/2021. my car is in the shop as I type this post with 152,760 for a transmission pan drop and screen/filter replacment service. I was allowed to drop off all Lexus OEM parts needed to complete this service. I'm not having any issues with my transmission thus far! That I know of... The car is far from stock I must say. there are several after market proforamance parts on this car. (Almost Track Ready) Pan Gasket 3516860010 Filter/Strainer 3533050020 Filter/Screen rubber O Ring
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  6. 2000 Lexus RX 300- Still going strong.
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  7. My wife drives the Lex RX350 and I drive a 2016 4Runner Limited that I do love but I will always wished I bought the Tundra instead, just love a nice pickup for the play stuff I do. Love my Dual Sport motorcycles too but getting too old now to even enjoy them. Custom built Suzuki DR 350 made into a Big Wheel so it would be street legal.
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  8. My bet is that it is. Every so often a bad battery rears its ugly head. Thankfully, they are few and far between these days.
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  9. OK, Lexus owners might be too purist to use this cheap and dirty trick. Replacing the foam is technically time consuming and requires you to remove the speaker from the car. Instead, take the cover off, apply a bead of silicone caulk where the speaker has separated from the speaker frame. Let it dry and replace the cover after it has fully cured. The silicone prevents the speaker cone from vibrating against the speaker frame and it is flexible enough to allow the speaker to function normally. Instead of eating up a whole day meticulously removing the speaker and replacing the speaker foam
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  10. before lexus i got bmw, also a good car, comfortable
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  12. This one was originally a dark silver color. The owner had it partially wrapped in a scheme that did draw lots of attention. My impressions: 1. The seats were very comfortable - not in the same way that our RX's seats are but we could easily drive cross country on either vehicle's seats. 2. The infotainment system's touch pad is not my cup of tea. I tried something similar in an Audi A4, a while back and I really didn't like that one, either. Fortunately, it didn't take long to figure out the NAV setup. 3. The radar cruise control is different from what I am used to in my 2014 Mazda
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  13. How old is your 12V battery? A weak battery can cause various warning lights to illuminate. There should be a date code on the battery. Anything over 4 years of age may be suspect. I just mentioned in another similar post that many unscrupulous vehicle sellers will clear trouble codes just before selling the vehicle. This is why Scotty Kilmer on youtube advises buyers to bring an OBD II scanning instrument when going to look at the vehicle. He also recommends taking the vehicle out for an hour drive (highway and city), if possible, since after that amount of time any codes that were delet
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  14. Way back when this site was conceived the idea of a hybrid automobile was about as interesting to most as the wire bread tie. Oh that's cute what what is it actually good for? Gasoline was about a buck a gallon and the big three were pushing "more power" as the US market was interested in tugging around big ole boats or campers. Room for six was required even though the majority of those SS Soccer Mom sized vehicles were driving around with occupancy of one up and down the interstate every Monday through Friday. Most did not know that Mr Porsche had built and sold hundreds of hybrids whe
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  15. Yes, as were all other Triumph cars that I can recall. I'm not sure if I ever saw the TR8 in person but I remember it being on the cover of Car & Driver magazine. I think it was an aluminum V8 and fairly lightweight. Bykfixer, the TR8 went on sale sometime around 1978.
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  16. I don't know if this helps but I went to two different lexus dealerships after failing miserably to get out the bolts. The first dealership charged me $2400 dollars for a brand new amp installation and another quoted me $1400 for a factory-refurbished amp. I went with the factory refurbished one and while they were installing it they found that several fuses had blown when the old amp died. So in a way I kind of guess it was a good thing that I wasn't able to do it myself, but lets see if this amp can last longer than the old one.
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  17. Hi NEWHART, total cost for the handle was $10-15 that I bought on Ebay. This was probably one of the easiest things I've replaced on a vehicle. I definitely would not pay $200 for someone else to do this. If you've never dealt with much DIY work before, this would be a great starter project to build your confidence. Not to mention the wisdom you would gain from your learning experience to help you with future projects. All you need is a basic $20 socket set that includes extensions, and you will be able to do this. I personally used attachments for my drill gun to hold my sockets, which c
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  18. Ahhh, but one should recheck torque after a trip or two just to make sure that did not happen. Sometimes a stud or two will stretch over time so what was factory correct at first may have become a little loose. If lug nuts are correct a breaker bar should be needed if removing them with a ratchet. Factory spec is pretty snug. Depending on stud size the torque spec can be between 70-80 or as much as 135-145 for the larger ones. 70-80 should at least require one to push down on the ratchet with "leg power" to get it started. Some say recheck torque at 25-50 miles after a tire rotation or
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  19. The camera is not making the noise but the car is. This is legally required to alert pedestrians that you are backing up or going forward (still a noise going forward but not as loud) since you are driving a hybrid and at times only the battery is functioning so there is no car engine sound, at all. Very dangerous and so the noise is to warn people.
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  20. To put it in perspective, it sounds like the 27 year old vehicle that carries you to doctor visits is in need of some doctor visits. It really comes down to making a steady monthly payment or the occasional "SURPRISE" $2000 repair. That and do you still like the car enough to put up with all the hassle. Some would say "stick with the devil you know". Me? I used to buy all Fords because I knew what broke on them. So I'd probably keep that old LS 400 if I did not have to commute every day.
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  21. Update The car is super smooth now and is running like before Some pics
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  22. One of my uncles drove a tank in WWII. I still remember his telling me that the tank turned by stopping or slowing down one of the two tracks. My 2001 Corvette's active handling would apply hydraulic pressure to any wheel's calipers to ensure that the car's direction of forward travel was always where the steering wheel was pointed. It saved me a couple of times. Technology sure does progress over time.
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  23. He rents cars like Acuras, Hondas, Fords and Mazdas. He ended up buying a 12 year old Acura TL AWD with SH technology from the 5th generation Prelude where clutches up front bias torque applied to wheels in corners. Think turning a wheel chair at high speed. You would reduce the speed of the wheel to the inside. Honda uses sensors and clutches to reduce the speed of the inside wheel.
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  24. Absolutely, Trevor; it was somewhat similar to the Jaguar F-Sport I rented last year. Of course, the LC is a more reliable car, for sure. Dave
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  25. My son rents sports cars for a day from time to time to see if he wants to buy it in 10 years when he can afford one.
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  26. Nice one Dave.....completely and utterly jealous now 🙂 Looks superb with the wrap and shame that Lexus don't actually produced that colour scheme. I too drove an LC500 for a day and totally agree with your review comments....it really is a superb car and would absolutely go for one over other high-performance cars as it seemed totally useable as a daily driver as well as being able to 'produce the goods' when needed.
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  27. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on purchasing a higher mileage LX470. I want something for my son and I to have fun with on the weekends, with the thought of him taking it over when he is 16 (6 more years). I live in VA and there are about a handful of decent 470’s around. I’ve locked into one that has 224k miles for 11,995. It’s a 2002. It has a clean CARFAX with all scheduled maintenance complete. The interior is in OK shape, probably need some reupholstering in some places. It also has a suspension coil conversation on it. I’ve been close on making the deal, until I found one
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  28. I was reading on how to install a dvd player in a headrest and every article suggested isolating the player with its own fuse. It seems the fuse you seek is the one that powers the entire infotainment system and not an individual player itself. https://fuse-box.info/lexus/lexus-gx470-j120-2002-2009-fuses ^^ The diagrams
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  29. Perfect, We here are Happy for you, Heck 3 weeks is a Bear of a problem. Enjoy the ride 🙂
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  30. Goof info. Thanks and welcome to the site!!
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  31. I'd be all over a hydrogen car. But I'm afraid it will be like a Tucker some day. Great ideas that never really made it because……
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  32. problem solved after 3 weeks of on and off diagnostic. it was the crank sensor that failed and this was very difficult problem to diagnose because the crank sensor did work " to a degree ". previous owner sold me this car for 1200 with only 89k miles because 4 or 5 shops that she took this ES300 to couldn't figure out the problem including 2 Lexus dealerships and 1 of them even suggested a new/rebuild motor because they thought somehow, the compression loss after engine warm up while running. I've been turning wrench as a master tech since 2001 and never encountered this problem before. not
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  33. Been there, You have to purchase a Toyota fob. No way around it.
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  34. Mars (the Smiths lead guitarist)
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  35. it is showing listing ended, no issues i found this page which will allow me to procure and ship to my place using shop and ship https://seafoamworks.com/where-to-buy/
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  36. I have a 2007 with 150,000 miles on it I just replace all six of my control arms and my car rides so much better
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  37. I don’t know about anyone else but I have a 2007 LS 460 and I put 87 octane in there once and it was knocking but once I put the super in my car I don’t put anything else in my car and I haven’t had a knock yes it cost more but it makes my car rides better and that’s with the car specifies for you to use
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  38. While looking for other info I found this. It's the paint codes for 2nd generation GS models. This site has photos of cars those colors http://importarchive.com/lexus/gs/1998-2005/paint I'm considering having all of my chrome and the peeling trim on the roof painted graphite gray.
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  39. Here's a how to video.
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  40. Do you mean when the HVAC system is completely off? if so, put the HVAC system into recirculation mode, so no fresh air is pushed through the vent into the car.
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  41. 20 years ago I swapped a domain name for a Lexus. The love affair started and I am now on my 10th Lexus
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  42. This sounds pretty sweet but…… I'll probably buy one of these in 15 years when things are good and worn out.
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  43. They have an entry point under the passenger side hood hinge. See the pic. I placed a clothes pin in there to point to the little alley way they have to go up inside and get into the air filter. On this side of the clothes pin is a little square flat area where you can cut out a square piece of sticky paper designed to catch mice before they enter. when the hood is closed, that area is blocked to rodents by a rubber seal. But if you look at the seal in the pic, they can just wiggle between two pieces that are not bonded to each other. So the design was there but the application was care
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  44. Gamalot: Same deal with my wife - a dead rat in the glovebox laying on top of the spiff leather Owner's Manual doesn't make one think luxury. We were set to buy a new 2020 RX350 (envious of Les's great red one), but now we are uncertain what to do. Searching on Google, other brands have the same problems. I do know that regardless of what we buy, I will be exploring the rodent pathways and screening them up right away, warranty or no warranty. (BTW, if you drop the plastic plate below the glovebox (no tools needed on my 2005), you may find quite a messy nesting area, since there is a b
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  46. Ming-Jou Chen from the Lexus College takes you through the changes for the 2014 CT 200h hybrid. She covers all the new features, inside and out, and shows you the differences between a standard...
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  47. I do repairs on all lexus speakers, including all subs and mark levinson and nakamichi speakers. Contact me for info.
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  48. That's some pretty stout gauge metal in there, you might be able to bend it back out with some visegrips. If it was a dealer that's been doing this, I'd make them fix it. Just show them how their carelessness will no longer allow you to use the trunk jack as intended. Good luck. Whit
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