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  1. 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.
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  2. 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/
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  3. Are the bulbs in good condition? Bulbs can deteriorate over time with the glass globes becoming brownish and inhibiting light. You could add one or more additional backup light units - perhaps attached to the bumper cover. Google "backup lights" and you should find aftermarket units. The attached photo shows rear fog lights that I installed on two vehicles. The same seller on eBay Germany has backup lights that look identical. I had to fabricate "L" brackets to install them. You would have to tap into the backup light circuit on your RX.
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  4. Hey man, I found some info on another forum that suggested you do a transmission drain and fill, and........... IT WORKS ! From amazon I ordered: 12 quarts of the toyota brand WS AT fluid ($140 bucks on amazon) 2 pitchers, one for clean fluid, one for dirty $30 bucks total on amazon) The exact same pump she used in this video ($50 bucks on amazon) And the toyota Software she used in this video to check the levels. ($70 bucks on amazon, includes the odb cable.) - this was bootleg, but it worked well. You do need a windows laptop to install it on, but they give you instr
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  5. Wow man, this was super helpful. You following up with me saved a whole lot of wasted time and money on my end and I really appreciate that. There is a site (benzeen auto parts) that sells 2 year warrantied transmissions for the LS 460 for around 1200 bucks. The warranty covers parts and labor as long as you use an ASE certified technician to install it. So if it is messed up they pay for the repair costs as well. Since this car was a gift, and didn't cost me anything, I am going to give this a shot. My mechanic in houston (Noah Auto Care on Almeda) charges around $1,000 to actually do the lab
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  6. Not sure if my first reply went through so I will try again. I have a 2003 SC 430 (now about 119,000 miles) that I purchased used (with about 20,000 miles) in 2006. I have used GM Silicone Grease, Part #10131290, which is designed for lubricating weather stripping. I have lubricated all of my weather stripping (including the weather stripping around the convertible hardtop) 3 times, last time in 2017, and all of my weather stripping (original) is in excellent condition. I live in the Chicago metro area, keep it in the garage, and I do not drive it from mid December through April.
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  7. Rockauto.com lists the Denso coils as "DENSO coil interchanges with OE Diamond coil; OE Quality Replacement Part" ($53.79 each) https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/lexus,2008,rx350,3.5l+v6,1438207,ignition,ignition+coil,7060 I would certainly trust Denso.
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  8. If the seals between the lenses and the headlight housings are broken and causing leaking, the lenses can often be removed by heating the headlight units in an oven - lots of YouTube videos on that. Then reattach the lenses with an appropriate adhesive. Moisture in headlights can also be caused by their vents getting clogged up - even spiders can do that. Verify that the vents on the headlight units are clear. My favorite headlight lens restoration kit is one from Sylvania - about $20 at stores and online. I've made some really awful looking headlight lenses look like new with the
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  9. Shoot! That’s about what the dealer quoted to rebuild it. I ended up buying a used one from Benzeen Auto and swapped it at home. About $1500 total. Works great ever since!
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  10. The only age barrier to getting a C8 is if you can't manage to exit the car, since the force of gravity that allowed you to enter it will no longer be there to help you exit it.
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  11. Well, it's a hoot that you went back and edited your original post adding "NOTE: I ordered the “F Sport” version." trying to cover up your bozo mistake. Congrats.
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  12. Recently purchased a 2004 SC430 - black with saddle - 157k. Have wanted one since 2002 when I saw one in the showroom. Long story short, I located one in Texas and after speaking with the owner, decided it was a worth making a deal. While waiting for the car to arrive in Colorado, I signed up for Lexus Owners Club and read as much as I could about the strengths and weaknesses of the car. All I can say is LOC is a fantastic resource for any Lexus owner, but I found it particularly valuable for my newly acquired SC. So far, I have replaced front and rear shocks/struts, both upstream O2 s
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  13. I used to be a regular lurker here and on many occasion, used the vast cumulative knowledge base of these forums to work my 1997 LS 400 (owned since new). Last year I gave it to charity. Today I came across the Toyota LEXUS Wiring Diagram book I purchased for the sole purpose of discerning the wiring harness for my failed Nakamichi system. If you want it, message me. All I ask is that you pay $8.40 flat rate postage. Publication number: EWD283U
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  14. 1992 Starter Replacement - by Landar This is a link of starter replacement. You don't need to go that far to replacing a starter but removing the manifold is a step in the process.
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  15. WATCH THIS VIDEO...different car but same issue was resolved. i just remembered I made a video when i changed it...this resolved my issue. https://youtu.be/GgzvVNeHE48
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  16. This is a pretty general statement. What makes you think you have a fuel pump problem? Can you describe the symptoms?
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  17. We had a custom hitch built for our 2019 UX by Bombers Garage.
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  18. Is excess current from starter good? I'll get someone to check it. I had another 1998 Lexus LS400 I bought in 2003 with 50,000 miles on it. Kept it until it had 270,000 miles on it. Never a problem. Not one. I wrecked front end 10 years ago and couldn't find used parts to fix it or I'd still driving it. Love the cars.
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  19. I had the same problem at about the same mileage on the 2000 LS400 I drove for 11 years. Verify that the battery posts and cable clamps are spotlessly clean and that your battery is in good condition. And verify that power steering fluid is not dripping on the alternator but that's pretty rare on the 1998-2000 LS400 - it was a common problem on the 90-94 LS400. It would have to be very leaky valve covers for oil from them to get on the alternator. It's not a problem if valve covers only slightly weep oil as long as it does not flow from them. The valve covers on a Camry V6 we used to hav
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  20. I appreciated the suggestions in this post when replacing my upstream sensors. I have no idea why the O2 heater low current test (runs only at engine start) also trips a VSC fault. But, like others my check engine light cleared immediately with new sensors and it seemed like a couple of starts and a short drive cleared the VSC issue as well. After having issues with getting test monitors to pass in several other vehicles, I simply drove the car for a month to let the stored fault code clear before getting a SMOG test. If anyone is following the Lexus LS 430 repair manuals, the inspection
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  21. Update, it turns out that the VSC warning was triggered by a failed O2 heater. Haven't found anyone that knows about a connection from the simple, only at engine start, test for low O2 heater current and the VSC. However, the VSC issue was noted on some of the discussions on the O2 sensor. Mine was the very common bank 1 (driver's side), sensor 1 fault, possibly common as the sensor is surrounded by some heat shields and probably runs hotter than the sensor on the other side. A bit painful to change the sensors, somewhat complicated by which orientation the connector is in. Mine connector was
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  22. It looks like the crushed gasket of the filler hole caused the mess at the filler hole.
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  23. Mine went out at around 250k miles. It didn't throw the code yet but I heard clanking noise in one of them so I replace both with Bosal converters. Both still work fine after 50k miles. I could have lived with it but the noise bothered me.
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  24. I am now at 249k miles on my fantastic RX400h. One of the issues that shows at that mileage are the cooling fans on the radiator failing mechanically. The motor shafts were actually wobbling. Those motors are quite expensive at $200 apiece, total of over $400 for motors. On the other Lexus site a gentleman came up with TYC radiator cooling fan assembly that had motors that could be take off a Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2008 that fit our different shroud assembly. I did this last night and it was a direct fit, including the plugs and harness. Just remove assembly and take fan blades off
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  25. Sorry you didn't figure the issue out but I still believe all instances of this (in any car) can be traced to the driver. "No production car's engines can overcome their braking system." This is an absolute (and the basis of dragster starts for fastest 1/4 mile times)!
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  26. Replace the solenoid is pretty easy and straight forward, difficult part is to identify which one to replace.
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  27. IIRC, the warranty extension on this problem was to 10 years from the car's in-service date but I suggest you take your car to a Lexus dealership and confirm. It doesn't, or at least didn't, matter if you aren't the original owner. 10 years past the in-service date is a common period for a warranty extension like this. A similar 10-year extension was recently announced on several expensive components on one of our Toyotas after a class action lawsuit settlement.
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  28. undefined :cries: Help, have 2002 ES300 purchased 1/02 with 27,000 miles. Car is washed weekly & is garaged. The alloy rims are starting to blister. Any one else have same problems?
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  29. Thank you for your reply. It sounds like that's on my next thing-to-do list.
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  30. Be very careful since you can potentially trash the engine. It seems like the pistons are contacting the valves. I would make sure that everything is in the correct position before proceeding and I can't be sure without knowing what you did before you removed the belt. Are you using a factory service manual or one of the online tutorials?
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  31. Changed the battery and now my dashboard and all electronic out car will not shift into gear but is running. Now it won' even start and run today? Help please single mom of 5 need my car running great. Any ideas?
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  32. Greetings, I acquired my SC430 about 2 months ago, I felt the same way a little bit off. After driving the car more (weekends and good days) I have also learned to admire and enjoy it. It grows on you. I'm looking forward to Spring to drive with the top down, I'm sure I will enjoy it even more.
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  33. I finally replaced it. I had to remove the passenger CAT, without removing the darn thing, I had no way to insert the bottom screw (on the top side). I did not need to drop the crossbar or raise the transmission. The car is quiet now.
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  34. As a way of giving this thread a bump, and thanking the previous posters, I encountered this problem in my 2004 GX this week, and was able to get the replacement relay from Autozone for $16. Easy fix, and the second time I've had to do it (once around 100k miles, and now at 217k miles). Thanks!
    1 point
  35. I have a certified 2016 es300h and updated the nav after purchase bc the nav was already 3+ years old. I bought the chip from dealer with discount and the upgraded myself. The upgrade is started in the map menu, then follow the screen instructions very easy. 10 minotes and done
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  36. Sure, have an indie mechanic replace it if it really needs it. There's nothing magical about Lexus dealer service departments except for their high prices and wonderful waiting rooms. I rarely used Lexus dealers for service during the 24 years I drove Lexus LS sedans although the indie shops I used were owned and staffed by former Lexus dealer employees.
    1 point
  37. Hello everyone, So we own a '99 RX 300; we believe ourselves to be the second owners - purchased from original dealer : Lexus of Portland after lease return. Purchased in '05 for $17K. The odo was pushing 75K. The test drive threw a "Chk. Eng," lite but we bought it anyway after the svc. dept. cleared it with an explanation of what set it sounded mundane & unremarkable. The transmission failed about 60 days (78Kmi) later. Dealer made good on it. Currently still enjoying our ownership experience {200 K and counting}. Issues we've encountered are: 1] Alternator belt nois
    1 point
  38. Assume you have AWD since you said 17 (RWD usually come with 18 stock) OEM 17 should be 17x8 +45, with 225/45R17 square all around The 2IS body is really designed for a stagger setup, so the rear fender is much more aggressive than the front I am currently running 18x8.75 +35 with 225/40R18, front is pretty flush but rear is still tucked in (because of statement above) Future plans to go 18x9 +25 to +30 ish, with either 225/40R18 or possibly try to fit 235/40R18 Key is to stay within 3% of total diameter from stock tire size Also, rule of thumb when upsizing wheel diameter is to have tir
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  39. A quick simple way to determine if it is side mirror air turbulence is to fold mirrors in while driving. If sound changes noticeably then there's issue. Alignment of glass is also easy 20 min fix if not correct. Another thing to look at are door seals. Sometimes they come out of retaining channel and don't seal correctly as they should. Just push back into slot. Today's cars are very aerodynamic and it is usually something simple. Serious problems are obvious to even a casual mechanical eye. I'm not a lexus tech. I own Autoglass business and have been diagnosing and fixing air noise issues
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  40. © Las Vegas Keith

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  41. Anyway, for those who may need to change out the driver side coil on a '92 LS400, the following may be helpful. Also posted parts info on the bottom of this post, for those who need it. Sorry, but I don't have any pictures. One important note: I checked my original coil and the new coil with a digital Ohm meter, but saw no difference in the readings, but maybe the meter was not calibrated low enough. So, for all of you out there with similar symptoms and you have ruled out other issues, do not depend upon the meter readings for the coils!!! 1. Disconnect the battery and remove it completely
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  42. It is rather simple and not much to worry about . To remove the wheel disconnect the battery for atleast 10 minutes.You will lose all memory radio and time settings. This will discharge the SRS system, it only needs about 1 minute but i would rather wait longer. You will need to remove the side flaps to get to the torx screws at each side. This will loosen the airbag ,after that you have to attach a steering wheel puller to pop off the wheel which is flanged incase the nut falls off. Just disconnect when you are done ,that is it.
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  43. Thanks for your reply- I'm new to this site so can you help me with searching under the threads- show I just use the search button?
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  44. I came here today specifically looking for a thread like this. I am so unhappy with my dealer right now I could scream. Long story short, EVERY time I take it in for something that should be warrantied, they try to tell me it's not covered. I have the 100,000 Certified Lexus Warranty and currently have 76,000 miles on my 2000 RX300. The latest is weird-the HANDLE on the back hatch broke! I did not do anything to it-one day I tried to open it and it just jiggled-kind of like when it's locked. So I take it in and it takes them 90 minutes to tell me that the handle is broken and they need to ord
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  45. Vehicle: 04 RX330 Purchased: 8/16/04 Dealer: Lexus of Madison in Madison, WI ("Lexus M") Current Service Performed by Bergstrom Lexus in Appleton, WI ("Lexus B") Problems: 1. Took delivery and car developed shimmy at 55 mph, returned to Lexus M, wheels/tires were out of balance (rebalanced) - no charge. 2. After 4 weeks dash popping noise developed in proximity to both A pillars or dash side air vents, rattled detected in proximity to glove box. Returned to Lexus M for 1000 mile service (repair undertaken, problems not fixed) - no charge. Began to notice the transmission hesitatio
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  46. We bought an '04 RX330 FWD 18" wheels, black on tan interior w/birds eye wood trim. We bought it in feb'05 w/17K on it and now have 25k. 1. Dash rattle. (Full TSB performed were they take off the dash and insulate the mounting clips. solved the problem) 2. Both visors replaced due to defect in flip up motion of vanity mirror. 3. Rubber exhaust hanger broken. (replaced by dealer) 4. Brake recall performed (switch changed by dealer) 5. Cup holder cover mechanism was sticking. (unstuck by dealer) 6. Injector ticking (yet to be serviced) 7. Hesitation (yet to be serviced) 8. Passenger sid
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  47. Okay, got my manual with me...Before you check any fuse, turn your key to "accessories" position or "on" position, do not start the engine. See if your lighter works. The pressure created from the heated coil is what makes the lighter pops out. If the light doesn't work, it obviously won't create any presure so it won't pop out. The fuse you are looking for is fuse #5, rated at 15 amp. This is located in the Driver's side kick panel. Exit the car, duck under the steering wheel and look up just above the gas pedal. You should see a fuse box. It is covered with a plastic cover. This is
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  48. 01RX300 with 60K on it. Only when idle at D shiift, it sounds like subwoofer is working....even when I shut off fan/AC, Music. I do not know if it is the same as yours. Any idea? or easy fix? Or it could be included in the extended warranty? Any thanks!!! :cries:
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  49. I have a 2001 RX 300 with a noisy exhaust. The dealer told me the noise was coming from a spring in the exhaust but they want $200 to fix it. I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same problem. The dealership is Larry Miller of Lindon, Ut. I am the second owner of the car. Car has 50,000 miles on it.
    1 point


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