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  1. Hi, May I take this opportunity to wish everyone and their loved ones the best of health, happiness, and luck in 2011 and beyond !!!! VH 1991 LS400 (200K) 1999 ML320 (117K) 2003 X5 44 (13K) 1992 Prelude (117K) 1991 Galant LS (10K) 1999 Boxster (80K)
  2. You can purchase one !
  3. If the odo meter is not working, does your speedometer work? If it does not, maybe worth to check the speed sensor around the transmission housing. Autozone sells these speed sensors
  4. Happy New Year (and Decade) to all owners and their LS ;)
  5. How long ago was the battery change? If there is something wrong with the alternator, you would have run solely from the battery and that doesn't last long
  6. Possibility that one or both of the wipers have the lock nut loose ! That;s the nut that is screwed the arm to the wiper motor
  7. For all you guys explaining this, if ya'll look like Marisa Tomei, then I will believe you !!!
  8. How's the economy turmoil over there ? Depends on whether you want to keep the car. These items are wear and tear items !!!!
  9. I second the suggestion that it can be the starter !
  10. Yes. Have fun and good luck ! Where are the knock sensors located? Are they the ones with wires connected to them on the left and right of the V-engine?
  11. I have 2 front top mounts complete with mounts, caps, rubber covers... bought new in box from Lexus of Pembroke Florida. How much you prepare to pay (including shipping)? VH
  12. Hi, Do you still have 'Two Front calipers w/pads (In excellent shape), they we put on within the last 6 months' How much for them? Do they include: Calipers, Pads, Pistons ? Thanks VH
  13. More info may be needed re. '....nothing happens....': no clicking sound, no lights on dash, etc...? Check your battery posts for really tightness
  14. My 1991 engine and tranny mounts NEEDED to be replaced Now the car is SMOOOOOOTH !
  15. Hi, I hope I am right: If you look at the valley where the starter sits in my car and the overall appearance of the top engine, I can only see dust ie. it is in good condition?
  16. Sam on my 91 LS400. DEFINITELY the speed sensor attached to the transmission. Some said that the part from Autozone worked but when I bought (and returned), it looked diferent (2 instead of 3 prong ?)
  17. Thanks a bunch ! I will check that hose. Is it easy to replace? VH
  18. Hi, Good job ! My 91 LS400 has a leak (I keep recharging it with 1 to 1.5 can of 134). How do I go about checking for leaks (esp. where !) TIA VH
  19. Hi, How easy is it to change the 2 front upper strut assembly (cap, insulator, etc..) for 91 LS400? Reason I ask is that the tech who was going to do it (at auto shop after hours) got laid off :( This is after I bought all parts from dealer TIA
  20. I volunteer to donate blood to IS400 B)
  21. Thanks Glenmore for your advice. Yup! I paid dearly ($250) for NOT changing the latest parts mentioned (the mechanic said they were ok back then and I also did not have the current 'sound like a stone hitting the wheel well when over a big bump'. From the top, to me, they do look worn :( eg. looking frayed and discolored. When we bounce the car up and down strongly, there is a clunking from up top when we look from underneath of car (when car is on hoist). Anyhow, I ordered from Lexus from Pembroke Pines (Fla) and also 2 engine mounts and 1 rear (trans) mount today. Pocket burnt a bit ($550 all up) From Glenmore: You can probably reuse your old caps unless they are missing. They are not wear items. KYB strut mounts are about $50 each on ebay and are pretty much OEM quality. Bumpers and insulators are dealer only. These prices are outrageous but the dealers got you. When you changed shocks a year ago, did you notice the condition of the mounts, bumpers and insulators? That was your chance to replace them. Now you get to do the ENTIRE repair again. Describe your symptoms again. New bumpers won't solve anything. Only there in case of severe bottoming of car. Unless the pad part of your old insulators were in tatters when you reused them and they have since disintegrated , new ones won't make a difference either. Cap is cosmetic. Broken shock mounts can cause clunking. Other parts that may need replacing, sway bar bushings, UCA, strut cushions. glenmore 1990 LS400 1991 300CE 2000 C280
  22. No, I just mentioned the parts already replaced. To be replaced are the upper assembly that goes over the shock and inside the spring !
  23. Hi, My son's 91 LS400 recently developed stone-pinging-inwheel-well sounds. We replaced last winter both front shocks and lower ball joints. ParkPlace quoted parts: SHOPPING CART Description Qty MSRP Price Your Price Core Price Total Cost Collision Catalog - 1991 - Lexus - LS 400 Wheels and front suspension, Suspension components, Cap, Cap $5.14 $4.37 $0.00 $8.74 Collision Catalog - 1991 - Lexus - LS 400 Wheels and front suspension, Suspension components, Shock absorber, Mount bracket, Upper $125.26 $106.47 $0.00 $212.94 Collision Catalog - 1991 - Lexus - LS 400 Wheels and front suspension, Suspension components, Bumper, Bumper $22.99 $19.54 $0.00 $39.08 Collision Catalog - 1991 - Lexus - LS 400 Wheels and front suspension, Suspension components, Insulator, Insulator $41.39 $35.18 $0.00 $70.36 Total: $331.12 Estimated Shipping: UPS groundUPS 2ND DAYUPS NEXT DAY SAVERUPS GROUND FREEUPS 3 DAY SELECTUPS SATURDAY DeliveryBODY PARTS AND BULKY ITEMS $10.50 My questions: 1. Prices good? 2. Free shipping? 3. Both front should be replaced together? 4. Labor cost and hours? TIA VH
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