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  1. Tomeniss, tried to PM you but unable to, probably need to update your profile.
  2. saw yur post on broken door lock, can you tel me where to drill to unlock the door? i have the same problem thanks

  3. I don't have the answer but I have a 2001 GS300 that leaks in the same area. I have taken the panel down and found nothing. Also did the flushing of the drain holes in the corner where the sun roof is. The bizarre thing is that it only happens about once a year. I figure the sun roof wasn't closed completely but after a few of these I realized that isn't the answer. Someone suggested it might be the front window seal but I've always noticed it after the car has sat awhile. I figure one day the windshield will be replaced and maybe the problem will be solved.
  4. The only thing I've ever judged is if the bearing felt bad. If it did, I replaced it, not the whole tensioner (about $170), just the bearing for the wheel (about $15). Does require removing the top timing belt cover to expose the 3 bolts holding the tensioner. I've never seen anything aoout the tensioner failing.
  5. Can you supply a parts list for all the items needed for this job? Plus any special tools one should have. Do you need a front end alignment after replacine ball joints?
  6. I agree, great write up. My 2001 GS300 has 110K miles on it now so this is something I am definitely considering now. About how long does this job take for the weekend mechanic? Other than brakes, I have never worked on the suspension so just wondering what level of skill you need. I have done more than a few timing belt changes and a few long block swaps but basically all the work I ever do is in the engine compartment. So on a scale of 1-10 with a timing belt change maybe being a 7 (hope I don't start a flame fest for that), where does changing the front arm bushing fall? Is there an
  7. If it happens to be the bearing for the serpentine belt, rather than spending $170 on the serpentine belt tensioner assembly, you can replace the bearing for less than $20. On my 2001GS300 it uses bearing part number 6203DUL1, can't say that will be the same for the year in question but the bearing is fairly easy to pound out and replace. I just did this, every once in awhile I could hear a squeal with windows down. With the serpentine belt off you can spin each pulley, you can usually tell if a bearing is bad.
  8. yeah that seems kinda silly to me also Well I guess you just have to get inside the door and study the workings to know that no locksmith could unlock this door. The mechanism was jammed, so hard that even when I removed the actuator, I could not un-jam by pulling on the cable. A slim jim had no chance, even if it could work on this type of cable system. The only other fix I heard of was someone took it to a body shop. They probably did something similar to access the lock. i guess i would have to see it but there should ALWAYS be a other route besides drilling a hole into the c
  9. yeah that seems kinda silly to me also Well I guess you just have to get inside the door and study the workings to know that no locksmith could unlock this door. The mechanism was jammed, so hard that even when I removed the actuator, I could not un-jam by pulling on the cable. A slim jim had no chance, even if it could work on this type of cable system. The only other fix I heard of was someone took it to a body shop. They probably did something similar to access the lock.
  10. Is there a way to disable the key remote? My wife lost her keys (2001 GS300) in a large parking lot where she parks every day. To prevent someone from just strolling through the parking lot with the remote, is there a way to disable the remote temporarily?
  11. You do need to remove the coupling from the old motor shaft and replace the coupling on the new shaft. This was not easy but check this link out, there's a ton of info on how to do this in this thread, post #214 has a good picture. Basically you need to support the coupling so you can pound the shaft out of the center of the coupling using a shaft of smaller diameter. That's the hard part. The easy part is using a vise to push it on the new shaft. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-second-...ors-diy-15.html
  12. I finally was able to open the door. I studied the opposite good door and determined there was no way to slim jim the door but I was able to determine what I needed to do. I ended up drilling a 3/8” hole through the door handle to access the lock. I could post a picture of where you would need to do this but it would be posting a way to break in the car although most thieves would just break the window (I could post if there’s enough interest). I plugged the hole with black epoxy so it could be driven without looking hideous but it actually looks decent (good thing my car is black) so I m
  13. "Just follow the previous instructions from eatingupblacktop and myself, place your ammeter in series with the battery and start pulling fuses until the draw is less than .250ma (or 1/4 of an amp) which is the industry standard of "Acceptable Maximum" for module keep alive memory and radio memory, etc." If you're into the fuse box pulling fuses, you could just use your voltmeter in Amp mode and put the leads in series between each fuse terminal. That might be quicker to isolate which circuit is at fault. It would take some small probes but to make this easier, you could take a blown fuse a
  14. REB, I just replaced mine, 99 GS-300 yesterday, got the display from dcfish and replaced it myself in less than 25 minutes start to finish, instructions were included. I'm pretty mechanically inclined needed a phillips screwdriver, 10mm. socket. It's actually pretty easy all for $140. If you need help let me know, I can walk you through it. You just need to get the LCD display from dcfish (he's a really good guy) and I received the display in couple of days. Sent payment through paypal. Regards, Blaise $140 for burned out 25 cent LED? I'm wondering if it is possible to disassemble the
  15. REB, I just replaced mine, 99 GS-300 yesterday, got the display from dcfish and replaced it myself in less than 25 minutes start to finish, instructions were included. I'm pretty mechanically inclined needed a phillips screwdriver, 10mm. socket. It's actually pretty easy all for $140. If you need help let me know, I can walk you through it. You just need to get the LCD display from dcfish (he's a really good guy) and I received the display in couple of days. Sent payment through paypal. Regards, Blaise $140 for burned out 25 cent LED? I'm wondering if it is possible to disassemble the
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