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  1. 2000 lx470 On cold starts it sometimes starts and then dies, will not hold idol, need to pump gas hard a few times before in clears up and holds idol. Recently acted up on the road, had to floor it just to maintain 25MPH, VSC light and engine light came on, turned off truck pulled battery for 60 sec and turn back on and the truck ran fine. toyota dealer wants 600 for throttle sensor or they can try to clean it with spray first.... anyone run into this, are they on the right track to repair the problem? THanks!!! Joe
  2. Hi Guys, I think my truck in having the starter problem you mentioned. It happens on from time to time and I have managed to get it started with a few key turns. THey need to remove the intake to replace a starter?? why, and what can I expect to pay for the service please. Thanks!! (2000 w/75k)
  3. Posted a few weeks ago about taking our truck to toyota for the 60k tune-up. We ended up going with them and saved about $600. The problem, the suspension is now always hard and even if I adjust the control to smooth it does not respond. It seems to be locked in firm/sport mode. Any suggestion? After all the talk of wrong fluids, I worry that maybe we should have stayed with Lexus service. Thanks!!
  4. my wife did the same thing, but we had a new light put in ($400) and refinished the front bumper. $2,400.00 from private local body shop
  5. I have a 2000 with 61K miles. North-east, it's been as cold as 3 degrees in the past two weeks. I always start the truck and let it idle for at least 1 minute to get the oil flowing before I put it in drive. No noise is my vote
  6. Is this the problem with the exhaust manifold crack? Theory being that the heat expands the manifold and closes the crack after it warms up. They should have a recall since it seems to happen alot or at least cover it under the drivetrain warranty. I have a very faint tick and it goes away after 2-3 min. No where near the sound of a diesel.
  7. The timing belt is replaced at 90k on most cars I think. Got a quote from Toyota, 1/3 the price of Lexus. They said that they ofter service Lexus vehicles. I told them to make a special note about the hieght susp. and the fluid they use. He said that they use same fluids and most are private labeled "Lexus". One big question, does this effect my warranty? I only have the drivetrain warranty left.
  8. Thanks everyone, just getting around to checking back in on this. I have a 2000- LX470, for the record. I am considering Toyota and wonder if anyone has directly gone that route versus Lexus. Do you think I should try to negotiate a better price from lexus service?
  9. I am do to go in for my 60K tune-up. Cost is $1,300. What do I get for this and is it worth my while to spend the $$$. I also asked about auto-start and they want $400. how do my prices for the above compare, are they average? Thanks!
  10. Good for you for taking the time to was your truck. My wife takes no interest in cleaning our vehicles. You should stay away from brushes... Use sheep wool mit. As for the top, you can use a plastic stool made by rubbermaid or other. It should give you just enough hieght to reach the top and still be stable and low so as not to scratch the truck. Good thing it's not an lx470 :-) Enjoy!
  11. I agree, a nice smelling product goes a long way in making the job more enjoyable. Hat's off to Meg's and Collinite (sp) wax for going the extra mile with their product. As for the leather, lexol always leaves a leather/mink oil smell after use. As a last resort, there are leather scented candles that can be placed under the seat (a previous suggestion I read on this baord).
  12. I finally detailed my old BMW yesterday... this was the first time I used specified steps: clay/scratch/polish/wax. In the past, I did not know any better. Anyway, results are fantastic. The finish looks as deep and rich as day one on this 14 year old car. Thanks for the the tips for the record, I used: megs clay megs #9 megs #86? polish collinite wax and megs hot shot on wheels and trim. I now have a ton of MF towels that need washing. what can I do? is it ok to wash the towels that have dash protect on them as well? will the wax stick to the washing machine basket? THANKS
  13. I use meg's hot shot, works good, nice shine and smell too.
  14. I have used woolite carpet cleaner. You spray it on and it turns into foam, then you wipe off with a large damp spunge. Have a warm bucket of water near by to rinse. Worked great for me.
  15. Sorry, I have no Idea, that has never happened to us. Hope you get some other member suggestions. It does happen on my land cruiser that has auto start. I often jump in and forget to turn the key and it shuts off if I touch the brake/gas/shifter as a theft safety. Good luck!
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