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  1. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. This does make you wonder how many fake parts enter the automotive aftermarket. Although this is not a new problem and I personally was involved in resolving an issue with fake GM parts being sold as authentic parts way back in the early 1990's. But it does make you aware of what can happen in the event of a part failing and causing damage to the car or occupants 😞
    1 point
  8. There have been some complaints over the years but this site's severity rating is a 2. 14 Complaints: 2006 Lexus RX 400h Power Train Problems (carcomplaints.com) I have not seen many similar complaints in this forum. Did you scan for codes?
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  9. Update: Well Jim, you were correct: The aftermarket rear wiper blades are garbage vs. the genuine article from Lexus. Once temps here finally rose above freezing I was able to remove, clean, lube and reinstall the rear wiper arm and blade assembly - with little to no improvement in effectiveness. Went to Lexus and purchased a new blade. Both blade assemblies looked exactly the same, but right away I could feel the difference between the two blades as I had both lying on the counter: The after-market blade assembly exhibited stiffness in the joints that support the wiper strip. The Lexus b
    1 point
  10. 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
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  12. Hi.....welcome to the forum. As far as preventative maintenance goes, I would replace anything that looks under par, such as filters that look old, belts that are perishing, same with tyres. All of these can be done over time and lead to a better and more economical and reliable drive.
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  13. Thanks for more info. I'm sure its the wrong product but its installed... Yes I would rather be here. Its sunny and in the 80s today and I took the dogs for the duval crawl yesterday. Live music at hogs breath and harry's hair of the dog. Closest thing to pre pandemic life you can see in the US.
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  14. I want to thank the writers to this post. I have a ES 330 with the same problem and after much searching I am glad I found this post. I was debating the the part number and this gave me clarification. So thanks again for the clear and complete information.
    1 point
  15. The 2nd love of my life! 2000 BMW Z3 2.0 liter Roadster
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  17. I use windex to clean the headlight covers on my GX.
    1 point
  18. There are a LOT of reviews for the gen 4 RX Curt and Draw-Tite hitches on the etrailer website. People seem pleased with them. I see that the installation difficulty rating for both is "3 out of 10" which is about the easiest rating that etrailer gives for installing receiver hitches. I've bought a lot of stuff from etrailer including the receiver hitches on our current vehicles, wiring harnesses, bike racks, etc. The appearance of the Curt hitches I've bought has held up a little better than the only Draw-Tite hitch I've bought but that may have been a coincidence. There are a lo
    1 point
  19. Starting in 2006 they went to the 6 speed transmission! Just sayin!
    1 point
  20. After several years of wanting to convert my RX300 into the Lexi-Quad, I finally got to do it. I used 40mm spacers on top of my struts and 2" wheel spacers. Then I replaced the 225/70R16's with a set of Falken Wildpeaks AT tires in 255/70R16. I love the way it looks. I'm having trouble finding any shop that is willing to do a wheel alignment. They say as soon as it's lifted the factory specs are out the window (which I get), but they aren't even willing to simply align the wheels so my tires don't wear out. They want me to tell them how many degrees of camber etc I want. I have no idea... I'm
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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    1 point
  24. 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.
    1 point
  25. 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
    1 point
  26. 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
  27. 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.
    1 point
  28. Sure thing, Northwoodsperformance.com. The spacers are the same as the 01 to 07 Toyota highlander. Ask for Nathan the owner and he can give details. Much better quality than the Russian spacers. They have a kit that includes 4 spacers, front end links, and hardware. I am also going to lift my 2013 Toyota Highlander with their Gen 2 Highlander spacers. It has nearly the same suspension as the 04-09 Lexus RX series.
    1 point
  29. I ran into this scenario when it was time to replace the runflats on my 2001 Corvette, back in 2004. The transformation to non-runflat tires was amazing as far as ride quality and handling. The only downside was a slower steering response which would be expected when the sidewalls are not as stiff. I bought a modified Mercedes aluminum scissors jack, a 12V compressor, tire plug kit, and a pair of pliers. In the next 10 years and 37,000 miles, I never had to use the "emergency kit".
    1 point
  30. I work at a lexus dealer and all the vehicles are very reliable however if it comes down to the option that most people go to I would say either the Lexus RX350 and ES350 theres tons of parts for this two models. if you have any questions feel free to email me at emartinez@pohankalexus.net
    1 point
  31. 2003 Lexus GX 470 with coil spring conversion
    1 point
  32. Maybe I'm missing something but what is the actual problem you're having?
    1 point
  33. Here is my Brand New 1999 Lexus RX300! Just turned over 215,000 miles. With the headlights replaced, it looks like a new car! I removed and replaced all four door lock actuators, too! Speaking of headlights, how do I adjust them?
    1 point
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  35. So as the title says I have a 2007 Lexus ES 350, the serpentine belt shredded and I replaced the belt but there is a massive oil leak, I’m thinking the belt hit a sensor or something, anyone have any ideas For what I am looking for, I have a lot of experience, but first time lexus owner.
    1 point
  36. 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
    1 point
  37. This is a pretty common issue.
    1 point
  38. Have you tried this tape? https://www.consumerreports.org/car-maintenance/how-to-protect-your-car-from-rodents/ This does seem to be infestation season. I've never seen so many lizards, snails, mice, and rats. I think the heavy rains we experienced in March is the impetus. For 4-5 mornings in a row, at about 5:00 AM, we could hear a chewing sound coming from the walls. It shifted from two different rooms, downstairs to one room, upstairs. It sounded like the object being chewed on is fairly hard, not soft like wiring or wood. Suddenly, it has not returned for the last two morn
    1 point
  39. Warranties are not affected by the installation of tow hitches unless it can be proved that the hitch caused the failure of a vehicle component. If a hitch is super important to you then it's best to verify that a hitch is available before purchasing a vehicle. The cost of custom fabricated hitches can vary wildly. I suggest getting several bids. I'm going to have a class II trailer hitch fabricated for a new mid-engine Corvette C8 convertible so I can plug a bike rack into it and I won't be surprised if the total cost is well over $1,000 but that's a nit considering it's an $80,
    1 point
  40. Here one in Austin that advertises custom hitches: https://www.spillarhitchestx.com/ There might be others - try searching Google, Yelp, etc.
    1 point
  41. I have one 1995 as winter car. ( Mark2 ) and a 1998 as summer car. ( mark3 ) . The Mark 3 i like better.
    1 point
  42. 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
    1 point
  43. We had a custom hitch built for our 2019 UX by Bombers Garage.
    1 point
  44. 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
    1 point
  45. https://parts.lexusofroseville.com/p/Lexus__/COMPUTER---ENGINE-CONTROL/63612676/8966150303.html P/N 89661-50303 superceeds P/N's 8966150300; 8966150302; 8966150304 Your ECU may have been replaced. It depends on production date of your chassis and the date that the supercession of the part occurred. IOW, your chassis may have been in-process on the production line with the 50302 when the 50303 was put into production. Odds are that it was replaced at some point after production. I got the old service records from the local Lexus dealer for my car when I bought it used from Carmax
    1 point
  46. 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
    1 point
  47. © Las Vegas Keith

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  48. 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
    1 point
  49. Just so you guys know, a K&N air filter may "breathe better" but it also lets in a lot more harmful dust and silica into the engine. I'll never run anything but a high quality paper air filter in my LS430, like an AC-Delco or Purolator. There is a scientific ISO test of air filters at http://www.duramax-diesel.com/spicer/index.htm where the below chart and text is from. The K&N came in dead last so far as how well it filters the air of harmful dirt. "In the chart above it’s important to note the different test durations for each filter. The AC Delco filter test ran for 60 minut
    1 point


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