1UZJAY

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    GS400
  1. I actually decided to jack my car up over a few weekends ago and looked at the rear stabilizer bars -- the ones that connect to the sway bar in the rear and the rear trailing arm. I checked the bolts on both of my stabilizer links and of them that connect to the sway bar was loose on one side and the other side bolt was completely gone. So this was causing my clunking I'm assuming, I tightened it up but the bolt that holds the stabilizer link on one side and the other bolt was somewhat stripped so I tried to rig another bolt to fit and it worked temporarily. I'm ordering the new links as soon as I get a chance and going to replace them soon. I'll report back; and as for the disc brake quiet; its not good to put the gooey stuff on the calipers.
  2. I've had this problem since I first got my GS. I get a clunk like a ball joint type of noise is coming out of its socket and then going back in. It only happens when going in and out of a parking spot or like when you reverse to drive; basically it feels like when I apply the brakes that my pass side caliper it 'activating' before my driver side does. I've changed out: - All new f+r brake pads - All new f+r rotors - New oem brake fit kits both front and rear - New slide pins on the calipers (both front sides) - Front sway bar bushings with daizen bushings - Rear sway bar bushings with daizen bushings - Front end bushings with daizen bushings - Steering rack bushings with daizen bushings - Brand new lower control arm #1's on each side with daizen bushings - New upper front control arms - New front outer toe control rods - New front lower ball joint - New inner tie rods - New rear adjustable traction rods - New rear adjustable toe rods - New tires and wheels (no sign of camber wear) - New lug nuts; conical style I can't even remember the rest but basically most of my parts are brand spanking new. I even have new parts in the rear. I changed out my suspension with full coilovers, etc. I realized when I changed my brakes the noise went away for a bit then came back. I've tightened all bolts to spec using lexus manuals, etc and still have the issue. I've read alot and some say its a floating caliper/braking system design and that the stock/oem pads are made to counteract this. I'm going to check it one more time before I sell the car because its driving me insane. Any tips? I don't plan to take my car to a mechanic because I'll hear the same bs spiel about how I need to re-change the same parts.
  3. Whenever you change your brakes take your finger nails and run them over the rotors; top to bottom at different points on the front and rear of the rotor. If you feel like your nails drop into the 'divets' then you need to resurface the rotors. This is about $20.00+ tax at any shop. You take off the rotors bring it there and then they'll resurface it if its not too bad. With the cost of new/aftermarket rotors it doesn't make sense in some cases to resurface. You can pick up new rotors for around $40. So its an $80 brand new cost vs. $40+ tax resurface. Usually your pads might also shake if you dont correctly install the brake fit kits or shims, it might also be shaking because of your new pads and old rotors..(see my first comments). I hope this helps.
  4. I'll tell you what. I've had this problem since I first got my GS. I get mine when going in and out of a parking spot; basically it feels like when I apply the brakes that my pass side caliper it 'activating' before my driver side does. I've changed out: - All brake pads - Slide pins on the caliper - Front sway bar bushings with daizen bushings - Rear sway bar bushings with daizen bushings - Front end bushings with daizen bushings - Steering rack bushings with daizen bushings - Brand new lower control arm #1's on each side with daizen bushings - New rotors all around - New upper front control arms - New front outer toe control rods - New front lower ball joint - New inner tie rods - New oem brake fit kits both front and rear I can't even remember the rest but basically most of my parts are brand spanking new. I even have new parts in the rear. I changed out my suspension with full coilovers, etc. I realized when I changed my brakes the noise went away for a bit then came back. I've tightened all bolts to spec using lexus manuals, etc and still have the issue. I've read alot and some say its a floating caliper/braking system design and that the stock/oem pads are made to counteract this. I'm going to check it one more time before I sell the car because its driving me insane.
  5. Just go with a stubby antenna or shark fin. Get a block off plate on ebay and then reroute some wire..you're all set.
  6. Just a heads up if you didn't get the part yet. You can get it brand new from sewellpartsonline if you're a ClubLexus member you're gonna pay around $67.00. The oem part is 1775146110. Link: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/1703171734C-EngineAndFuel-GS300-1998.html
  7. This is probably some type of spam..they've probably posted this over other forums as well..typical junkyard stuff.