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super50

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    1999 LX 470, 2001 GS 300 (sold)

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  1. Just got my LX delivered by fedex passport custom critical. Had guaranteed pick up in OH on the 20th, and it got here in CA on the 3rd. Great service and the LX looks great! Highly recommended for hassle free and worry free shipping.
  2. very timely! my detailer just broke my key...I thought I was out 300 bucks! : )
  3. would recommend searching this topic on www.ih8mud.com for aftermarket replacements
  4. there is a way to open and close it manually if you have to. directions are in your manual.
  5. leaking door seal if it is loud..? or it could be the mirror. Unfortunately the aerodynamics of the LX are similar to a brick wall.
  6. I am looking for a downloadable or CDROM/DVD of the 1999 LX470 repair manuals (both volumes 1 & 2) ..all I could find was the paper version on eBay. Does anybody know where I can look? If anybody is interested in selling me a used copy (electronic or paper), please PM me. Thanks!
  7. I am in a similar situation..will repair/replace as needed, but not by Lexus. Many cheaper options are available. I never go to them to stuff like brakes, etc. Overall it would be much more expensive to buy or lease a similar new vehicle. My LX has been a very reliable machine so far.
  8. Noticed oil dripping behind right front passenger wheel. Took it to local garage for inspection and they say the front axle is leaking grease and the seals need to be replaced. He could not get the part, so I will be taking it to local dealer. Just wondering if anyone had this problem, and how much this may cost... It has 104000 miles on it, and drives fine.
  9. Long distance move coming up next month. Trying to decide between FedEx Passport Custom Critical transport vs Intercity Lines....does anybody here have experience with either? prices are very similar.
  10. Mine squeaks just a little at times. I just ignore it. definitely wouldn't spend $500 on it.
  11. Does applying the brakes make any difference? maybe your rotors are warped. also, check tire pressure...
  12. Yeah..there is a TSB about this problem. I had the same problem. Lexus will fix it if your vehicle is under 80K miles - they will REPLACE the catalytic converter shields that are know to develop cracks. If you are out of warranty, the job will cost around $400 at Lexus, parts included. Otherwise just get it spot welded for 50 bucks and cross your fingers.
  13. Is that a pic of your fender? My LX did not have a built in hitch, and had to get an aftermarket one.
  14. That's similar to what I did...6 near stops from 60->10mph, then 10 min cool down, then I drove maybe 5 mi up the Sky Island Highway (climbs from 2500 ft to 9000 ft in 28 mi), which was about 1500 ft up, then did the twisty turns at 40/50mph slowing to about 10mph, then did 5 more near stops from 60->10 on the flats at the bottom. Pads were smoking afterwards! I drove about 20 min home w/o stopping, parked the car in the garage w/o brakes (tranny in P only), let it sit overnight. Anyone know where I can find some DIY instructions with photos on brake pad replacement? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks local firestone shop - changed the front pads for $225 total, rears for $170. Aftermarket pads, seem to be working fine. They did not grind the rotors as they did not need it. No point wasting money at Lexus.
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