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  1. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
    3 points
  2. For Myself it was upgrading from a 1996 Toyota Camry to a 1998 GS 300...Loved the car so much I bought a LS460. I drove the GS for 21 years as a daily driver, The car was sold locally and is still on the road today, Got To Love Lexus ! What is your Story ?
    2 points
  3. Since the beginning of ownership, 4 months ago, my Lexus has been showing lights on the dash for: VSC, have checked by dealer Check engine Traction control off I would scan my car with your normal scan tool and it would read "camshaft position A actuator circuit". I ended up replacing both the sensor and solenoid on bank A. Neither of those things fixed the issue. $700 later, I replaced the timing control motor. More power, no lights and no issues. Passed inspection.
    2 points
  4. I had always admired the Lexus way. You start out with a super reliable brand of automobile and add top of the line features that folks who don't need to ask "how much does it cost" go for and add sexy looks and you've got yourself a winner. Now for a guy like me who does have to ask "how much" the resale value held so well that they stayed beyond my price range for a long time. Long enough to forget about it actually. But my son bought a GS300 to turn into a left hand drive Aristo. First time I saw it I commented how that is one fine old car. Old I say because it was almost old enough t
    2 points
  5. Funny you bring this topic to light...I use them to store parts when I disassemble a watch, Keeps groups of parts separate before cleaning. I also use for small batch paint mixes 🙂
    2 points
  6. That's a great idea! If they are made of polyethylene or polypropylene, you can pour some acetone or cleaning alcohol in one if doing touchup cleaning. I use small cups to clean out glass eye droppers that I use to add dyes to my castings. These type of plastics are very chemical resistant so they can be helpful in may ways.
    2 points
  7. I get to drive my Lexus past my neighbors house while fixes his beamer (again).
    2 points
  8. Hi, I figured it out. There are 3 connectors to the door ECU. The far right connector that is closest to the door latch was not snug. I believe this is what controlled the auto-up/down feature. I retraced my steps and with help of other's suggestions, I found the problem and the window works now. Thank you.
    2 points
  9. If all these codes appeared at the same time it would seem they have a common cause such as a bad connection in the coil harness or the fuel injection harness. Ignition coils are a common problem with this generation RX but they would fail individually. Fuel pressure is another common source that would cause multiple misfires simultaneously. Here is a link which discusses the P0300 code for your Lexus and that might help. https://www.autocodes.com/p0300_lexus.html#disq I also would not discount the camshaft position sensors or the crankshaft position sensors as they can also create havoc with
    2 points
  10. I'm sure a lot of us have heard about Matt Farah's legendary million mile Lexus, but have you heard of the 1,400 Mile 2005 Lexus LS430? Well, it's in the Philippines, and probably one of the lowest mileage examples in the world. See it here on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/aDijYmBzzhI https://youtu.be/aDijYmBzzhI
    2 points
  11. I know this is an old thread but I dare write this for those who suffer and try to fix it inexpensively as a DIY job. Recently a friend of mine mentioned about Mark Levinson's amplifier and I posted this to the Clublexus. According to him, the popping/cracking/static noise is mostly caused by the oscillation of the voltage booster at the power supply block. All you need to do is just to replace worn electrolytic capacitors used there.
    2 points
  12. So it works! Swapped the old tranny back in. Turns out the ECU capacitors were the entire problem! Thank you all for your help and i hope this helps anyone else that has capacitors issues!
    2 points
  13. Have you tried alternating (on/off) the "auto" feature? Does it affect the heat? When was the last time your heating system coil was flushed? There is a temperature control valve also. If you don't want to go to a Lexus dealer, find a good local independent mechanic.
    2 points
  14. Good info here Same thing happened with my elder brothers 07 LS460L; solution was that the mechanic took out the latching machine out and aligned it and put it back again; then the trunk started to lock normally as it would do It is highly unlikely that the latch system will die; most likely it can be fixed
    2 points
  15. I just wanted to share some insights and info about my 91 LS400. I had the hardest time tracking down a gas smell I was getting only once in a while. I would smell gas in the A/C after the car had warmed up, and only after making a few stops. I would come back to the car and it would reek of gas. Looking around under the hood I could never see a leak. Until one day after stopping I immediately opened the hood and really took my time looking around. After a few minutes there it was, not the fuel pressure regulator but on the other rail my "Fuel Pressure Damper". Out of the top it was spurting g
    2 points
  16. You're welcome. The speedometer needle in my '98 sticks (rarely) depending on the ambient temperature. I have read elsewhere that the problem is the instrument lube that's used in the gauge heads get sticky with age. The only real fix is to remove the cluster and have an instrument repair shop deal with it. There is a chance that he gauge cluster might have a bad connection at the circuit board ribbon cables, etc.
    2 points
  17. 20 years ago I swapped a domain name for a Lexus. The love affair started and I am now on my 10th Lexus
    1 point
  18. New guy here, just wondering how often long time members check in and look around. Please stop in and say hello, won't ya?
    1 point
  19. Here's an 11 minute story about how Lexus came about by my favorite car nut.
    1 point
  20. I'm curious, does anybody know any manufacturers that currently make skidplates and bull bars for a gen 1 RX300? Cheers
    1 point
  21. The bike above was custom made by a fellow who makes a living building bicycles for Worksman in New York. We talked about a few dimensions, cogs and wheels. It has a 2 speed coaster brake wheel called "kick back" where you press the brake lightly to switch from low to high. After it arrived I put a 22 tooth rear sprocket and 36 tooth front sprocket for 0-12 in a hurry with a high gear that lets me cruise at about 18mph. The car was a 2001 Honda Prelude my son bought real cheap with a botched rebuit engine. The piston walls have the same material as a Porche engine and the folks that reb
    1 point
  22. Blowouts are not all that common as new tires are far superior to ancient tires. I have never had a blowout with any of my low profile tires but I do frequently check the pressures. Over or under inflating a tire is where the trouble begins. I did have a blowout on a brand new tire on a brand new Suburban which surely isn’t a low profile. ZP tires have stiff sidewalls.
    1 point
  23. @RXOR_02 im on stock height and suspension. Wheels are 16x8 Raceline Injector +18 offset. Tires are 245/70/16 Toyo Open Country A/T3. The offset makes the difference for strut clearance, didnt want to go with spacers. They clear the base of the rear strut by maybe 5/16”. No rubbing on the front tires either. unfortunately i was t-boned about a week after that photo...RIP RX.
    1 point
  24. That LFA is quite a Chop Licker for sure...
    1 point
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  26. I finally caved and took it to the shop. They “reset the computer” and the lens adjustment and folding mechanisms started working again. After reading several posts about side mirror issues that said the dealer would charge somewhere around $1500 to replace the entire side view mirror rather than fix a failing motor I was more than happy to pay $150 for the computer reset. Hope this helps someone if you encounter the same issue.
    1 point
  27. Thanks for the write up. I'll have to train myself to use straight line only when washing as I've been doing circles for decades. I have a well used but fairly nice black car with lots of highway miles, so lots of small chips on the hood. Last time I did up a black car with high miles the hood had a million billion tiny white dots when I was done. Ugh. Looked great from 100 feet and the paint was like a mirror but……those tiny white dots used to laugh at me every time I got near the car. I definitely don't want to repeat that trick.
    1 point
  28. https://www.toyota-tech.eu/wire_harness_rm/RM06H0E.pdf Ok so I hope it's ok to post this here. And I hope it's not already covered. If not could a moderator please add this manual to the repair manual thread (if it's not already in them). It's a great repair manual for fixing broken wires at terminal clips or replacing the terminal clip itself. Toyota shows the tool to use, the way to use it, the terminal clip ID number with photo and which terminal pin works to make the repair. If it's somewhere else already, my appologies. I started searching in various places and note
    1 point
  29. I'm a fan of Lexus vehicles in general but when they elected to plaster the front with a Darth Vader face across the whole lineup I just can't get excited about anything they produce anymore. Others may feel the front look is the best look Lexus has ever produced. Hey, that's cool. But about the time Acura vehicles all came with 'Klingon war bird' fronts Lexus seemed to take it to the next level too……It's like Acura was taking the luxury car where no car has gone before and Lexus was trying to get folks to think the force is strong with this one. At least Acura improved on the 'Joker smi
    1 point
  30. There shouldn't be any issues with the transmission and hybrid motors as they are extremely durable and don't have any major inherent problems
    1 point
  31. Hi Barbara Ann.....welcome to the Club It sounds like the hydraulic lifters are starved of oil on start up. If the oil cannot fill them instantly or they are draining down easily then I would change the oil to a lighter weight grade and see how you get on with this. Also have the oil filter changed at the same time for a genuine Lexus part. Ensure the oil is as good as you can get (e.g. Mobil1, Castrol, etc)
    1 point
  32. Thanks very much!
    1 point
  33. I take our cars to Discount Tire, sit back, have a cup of coffee and relax while the rotation is done for free. I have rotated tires, over the years but not anymore. If you're not getting underneath the car, you don't need the jack stands if the vehicle is on level ground. By the way, the video opened perfectly for me. I have Windows 10 and Edge (the fastest browser of the bunch).
    1 point
  34. This bike…… Because this car is broke…… Because……
    1 point
  35. 2010 Porsche Carrera S Coupe MT
    1 point
  36. For the outside of the lens, try Maguires lens spray on treatment. You can purchase a cheap $13 lens polishing kit from Harbor Freight, which requires use of a hand drill to polish. Follow with the Maguires, but do so outside --- not in the garage --- because the stuff is potent.
    1 point
  37. Makes sense it might be one of those door flap motors for the vents. We'll wait until warmer Spring temps and see if they are quieter. If not, we may just need to pull the dash and possibly replace one or more of those motors. Thanks for the help!
    1 point
  38. To anyone having this problem...... Engine & whole system including power steering DIES AS YOU ARE DRIVING! There is no pattern, it doesn't matter what speed you're doing etc. Dash lights up like a Christmas tree, "check engine light," "Check Hybrid System" come on and all kinds of other problems. You may have tried replacing the 12v battery - this helps reset the system but does NOT solve the problem. You may have tried the simple reset on the dash display hoping that will do something - it does NOT solve the problem. This is a dangerous situation! BUT, you may be driving a
    1 point
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  40. The 2nd love of my life! 2000 BMW Z3 2.0 liter Roadster
    1 point
  41. Having owned a similar 1990 LS400 from new until 2003, I would suspect that your performance issue is in the induction system and most likely in the throttle body. The throttle body is easily damaged. This is something best left to a professional technician. Your speedometer problem is is most likely in the speedometer itself. it is extremely common for the needle to stick, occasionally operate and be inaccurate. These guys should be able to help you: https://www.taninautoelectronix.com/
    1 point
  42. I drove LS sedans for 24 straight years - a 1990 purchased new and an off lease 2000 that I bought at 38,000 miles in 2003. I owned the 1990 until a few months after I bought the 2000 LS which I drove until 2014. I spent at least $1,000/year on maintenance and repairs on each vehicle during the final several years I owned them. Lexus LS are wonderful vehicles but they are expensive to maintain if you keep everything working properly. I probably "over maintained" these cars. Synthetic oil and filter changes every 5,000 miles and transmission and differential fluid changes every 30,000
    1 point
  43. I bought a 2012 LS460 in February 2020 with 87K miles and have all the service records. Control arm bushings, alignments, 3-part fuel service (induction cleaning) and other typical 5K service charges were the charges to date. I don't see any transmission or differential fluid changes yet. I took it in for the 90K service and it cost me $900 (incl. $600 labor for 2 hours) OUCH! Guess I should have known this is a rich man's car. I'm trying to find out what the typical ongoing, high-cost repairs are over the next 3 years. A neighbor has one with 180K miles and nothing major yet.
    1 point
  44. Certainly, bleeding procedures have gotten far more involved over the years. In may cases, a special tool is required to cycle an ABS model. This is why I stopped bleeding my own brakes, many years ago. They didn't need to be done often enough to warrant my buying the special tool.
    1 point
  45. I'm driving the 2020 RX350, and it's my Tenth car since the first RX300 way back when... Every year they change and do away with something I liked/needed and I finally decided to make the solution here and offer it to those who share my frustration. When they moved the Display screen forward, gone is our storage space for pens, napkins, note pads, etc.... Putting things behind the screen simply end up with stuff all over the place at every turn!!! Here's my solution, we made a custom fit DASH TRAY to help us keep stuff in that empty useless space on the dasboard. So far we've made t
    1 point
  46. We had a custom hitch built for our 2019 UX by Bombers Garage.
    1 point
  47. What look? Something like this?
    1 point
  48. Many have questions on how to program the Homelink buttons. It is in the owner's manual but sometimes it may be confusing to understand the terminology. I've summarized what the manual states, and hopefully this will help anyone in the future (as I have in the past already hehe) "Ok. Delete the codes in the homelink then try this. (To delete, hold down the first and third buttons at the same time, hold for about 30-60 seconds till the light blinks really fast. Release and check if deleted if the light blinks at a slow but steady pace. That means there's nothing stored on that button) Hold do
    1 point
  49. tell you, I have had good and bad experience with Lexus dealership mechanics...There is no elite when it comes to mechanics, you have good, you have bad....I have been taking my RX400h to Toyota locally (Rosevile CA) and they have been absolutely great, could change, but one never knows. I have an excellent mechanical knowledge when it comes to cars and that makes a difference also because the BS stops when I hear it, and I correct them immediately and tell them I dont appreciate BS being given to any customer....THe Local Lexus Dealership (Roseville Lexus) had absolutely the worst when it ca
    1 point


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