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  1. 2009 Lexus ES350 for sale. 39900 miles. Dealer maintained, new tires, 8 months left on Lexus platinum warranty. Asking $18,000, will negotiate. Email
  2. They car has been sitting. Drivers seat motor makes a noise when moving. Can the motor be lubricated?
  3. I gave the truck bak to the dealer because they did the breaks. They said that the Emergency break springs and linkage broke. Cost to repair all parts $140. I have had many vehicles and never heard of such a thing. Has anyone else heard of a similiar situation? Could the Tech not of done the breaks correctly the first time?
  4. I have a 2000 LX 470 with 80k I recently got the breaks done. Back breaks seam to be sticking on drivers side only. rattle sound when going forward and shaking. No noise going backbards. Could the emergency break be out of adjustment? the lever has about an inch play before catching. Do the back break adjustments work independantly? The only other odd thing i had was the brake fluid above the MAX mark, which corrected itself after driving. Could it be a shim kit?
  5. I have a 2000 LX 470 80,000 miles I Just had the breaks done about 1000 miles ago. While driving the vehicle today my wife reported that the car started to shake and that the front end dipped down. When pulling up the emergency break lever their seams to be 1 inch of play prior to engaging. Has anyone had a similiar experience? Does anyone have any recomendations on what to check. Could the breaks of stuck when breaking?
  6. I had this problem at 36k. Two dealerships kept chasing sensors and changed them. I had the accumulators changed on the truck. This fixed the problem. Try changing the fluid in the AHC.
  7. Yes this is a big problem for the Toyota/Lexus family. I have owned 2 4Runners and my current 98 LX470 does the same thing! Even when the tires are road forced balanced the shimmy @ highway speed still exists. Though not as bad. BUT GET THIS. My mother is looking for a new car and we went and test drove a new 2008 4Runner with 25 miles on it and guess what. The steering wheel was shaking on the highway! WTF is up with that? There is obviously a problem??!?! I have a 2000 LX470 Low miles. I have 80,000 miles on the truck. I have been complaining about shaking and vibration since 34k. I
  8. You need to torque the front bearings precisely and in an oddball way (torque inner locknut, then loosen and retorque to a different value, then torque outer locknut. I wouldn't trust a non-dealership. Is there a toyota dealer near you that is willing to service a lexus? By brakes needing to be done, what do you mean by that? Are your rotors worn too thin, or do you just need new pads? The amount of work to replace the front rotors is nearly the same as to repack the front wheel bearings since you have to remove the entire front hub assembly (inner bearing is BEHIND the hub). The only extra w
  9. I have a 2000 with 80,000 miles on it. I had a vibration but only when braking. I just had the brakes done and upon the dealer checking the bearings in the front wheel hubs they found that one of the bearings had totally destroyed itself, a ball bearing actually fell out. The service advisor said never saw anything like it in his 14 years. The brakes have been done and the bearings replaced. The truck rides like a new car.
  10. Co any of the steering components above the brake pedal need lubrication? I hear a sqeaking sound when turning. Could be the rubber boot at the base of the steering shaft. Any input would be great.
  11. Thinking of purchasing a new one. Had trouble with AHC system on my LX. Any noted issues with this model?
  12. On occasion We hear a thump when starting fast from a stop. Driveshaft needs grease? How often should the Driveshaft be greased? What type of grease should be used? How musch should be used?
  13. I am ready for breaks on my 2000 lx 470 with 79,800 miles. I am going to try my 3rd lexus dealer with this job. The other two lexus dealers had poor workmanship(60k service AHC system,Timing Belt) What should it cost? The dealer is telling me that if their is no play in the front end the bearings do not have to be done. Is this the case? Would anyone trust a local non lexus shop with this work? All my major problems with this vehicle have come from lexus dealership errors. I am hoping to add a new GX470 as a second car but have been trying to find a decent lexus dealearship.
  14. If the coolant temp needle didn't go to hot, it's likely to be okay. How far did your wife drive it? There's a thermostat valve that controls the coolant flow from the engine into the radiator (hot coolant enters from the top, cooler coolant exits from the bottom of the radiator and into the engine). The thermostat doesn't even open until you've driven the car at least a few miles. Even if you start up a cold engine, crank the heater, the thermo is still closed even after the air is hot! I noticed this when trying to warm the engine up when flushing the block w/ distilled water. The coolant ca
  15. I have a 2000 LX 470 with 78 k . Just went through the accumulator problem a lexus dealer put the wrong fluid in the AHC system. Found a new lexus dealer to do the accumulators. Decided to have the timing belt and water pump done early as a proactive measure. The lexus shop mechanic did not put a clamp on the top hose coming out of the radiator and into the motor. The hose came off and dumped the fluid allover the street after my wife got finished driving it. I am hoping that most of the coolant fluid dumped in front of the house after she parked the car. Does anyone know if and how I
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