vissine

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About vissine

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  • Lexus Model
    LS 400
  • Lexus Year
    1996
  • Location
    Maryland (MD)

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  1. I got an alternator problem before (due to engine oil leaking out from the valve cover and camshaft). I replaced with a new alternator but covered the top of the alternator to protect it from happening again, so far so good.
  2. There is a small circle shape rubber underneath the spare tire, you can pull it out to drain the water. A car hit lightly on the rear passenger side of my car to set the seal off causing water to get in. You may want to check the rear lights to see if any seal is knocked off.
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    Engine noise when accelerate

    I think the noise comes from transmission area. In the past, when it happened, the noise went away after I changed transmission fluid. I think this happens again. It just doesn't make sense that It happens again after only several thousand miles. I will wait until after the holiday to change the fluid and see how it goes. Thanks Trevor, I have not touched the EGR and MAF yet.
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    Engine noise when accelerate

    Thanks for getting back to me. I removed the drivebelt on Sunday hoping the sound came out from powersteering or alternator but the noise was unchanged. Does the MAF have anything to do with sound? The sound is generally at the end of the engine and near the firewall makes me think about the infamous broken EGR exhaust pipe but the sound is not like hissing air leak. I don't know what to do now so I leave the Lexus alone and drive my back up car.
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    Engine noise when accelerate

    The sound is like rattle noise. Yes, it is engine speed related as mentioned above.
  6. Hello everyone, my car makes noise again. When it is cold in the morning, the car is idle with around 1400 rpm at first and the noise sounds like coming out from the back of the engine. When I drive it, the sound is noticeable at 1400 - 2200 rpm when I accelerate from stop or from low speed. It goes with engine rpm, not the car speed. What is the possible cause? Actually, the noise is also noticeable during the day but definitely much better than in the morning when it is cold. I am thinking about EGR pipe, MAF, or EGR temperature sensor but want to check if it makes sense.
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    Transmission problem?

    I just want to follow up this thread. There was nothing wrong with the transmission. I spent time to change/flush the transmission fluid. It is now running so smooth and quiet.
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    Knock Sensor Harness for 1998 LS400

    The best way to find the part no. is to identify the small 5 digit number that is stamped on the connector Years ago, I bought two knock sensor wires with connectors from Sewell Lexus of Dallas & Fort Worth. It took some time for the part person but he finally found them for me. Their web site is https://www.sewell.com/showroom/lexus Good luck.
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    Cup Holder Adapter '98 LS400

    There is a buyer on Amazon bought this adapter (just follow the link below) for his 99 LS400. It should solve the problem for you. https://www.walmart.com/ip/BottlePro-2-Adjustable-Extendable-Car-Cup-Holder-Adapter-Hydro-Flasks-32oz-40oz-Nalgenes-32oz-40oz-Yeti-Ramblers-36oz-Klean-Kanteens-32oz-40oz-Large-/759427191
  10. I think the battery should not have anything to do with the problem you are experiencing.
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    Changing Knock Sensor @00 Ls 400?

    "You can change the knock sensors and wire harness without removing the intake manifold. Remove the EGR valve, PCV hose and you can get you hand into the V area of the block. A 27mm socket and small rachet with a flex head and the job is done. " I tried this method before, it worked but costed me 2 broken connectors. I then had to remove the manifold to replace the connectors. Unless your hands are very small, there isn't much room to unlock & pull the connectors.
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    knock sensor harness

    I got the wire from Sewell by calling them after they removed their online store.
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    Car HUD

    I have not bought it yet. The info looks annoying. I think I will pay more attention to what is now not needed info.
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    Transmission problem?

    N means --> the South
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    What is your MPG?

    I get about 23 MPG combined.