billydpowell

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    Steering Column Adjuster Motor Grinding

    glad you got it fixed...
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    Steering Column Adjuster Motor Grinding

    as a NEW member, the FIRST thing you need to do is SEARCH other people's steering problems, this has been covered for years. there are even videos showing you how to fix it.. THEN if you dont understand, ask for help. a 5 cent garden hose washer will fix it (usually). see videos.. 2 screws to remove the covers, then 3 screws to remove the plate and you are looking at it.
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    Oh no, not another alternator ...

    boy you said a mouthful with that post...
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    Horn, tilt, wipers oh my!

    OK, you ask for advice, and you got mine. so now go and do what you want to do. I doubt you needed the gear, just a 5 cent garden hose washer.. if you would READ instead of just asking questions, you would know how to fix some of your items good luck...
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    Horn, tilt, wipers oh my!

    since it is a 91 model, I would try to buy the steering column out of another Lexus, watch Craigslist, for parting out.. there are several listed.
  6. P1354 code.Error Code P1354: Variable Valve Timing System Malfunction Bank 2 CEL light came on with check vhc.. and it started running rough.
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    OCV clogged on pass side, any warnings for me?

    OK, never mind , I got it all fixed... removed all the plastic housings on the right side, actually just used the air intake to swivel it up out of the way, and removed the bolt holding the OCV in its chamber, slid it up and washed it out with WD40 top clean it out, reassembled it and went for a drive, and in less than a mile the lights went out and it was running like always.... not a bad days work for a almost 85 year old guy... of course I am very tired and will expect much pain tomorrow, but it didnt cost anything but work.. and I didnt know I could do it.. MLK closures forced me into action... Oh I did split one vacuum hose that I will need to replace (it is too short to trim down). Below is my old shop I owned for 30 years.... I retired in 96, at 62 years old, and that was 23 years ago...
  8. ok, I have a 99ls, bought in early 2010, I wrapped my alternator in a clorex bottle and it has been working for 7 years now
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    Unknown Parts

    you are right. they go in the "POCKET" on the doors as a trim panel at the top.. glue them in..
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    Unknown Parts

    I will put an end to this mystery..... these are the trim finish panels that fit the "hole" in all 4 doors, you cant see them, but your fingers feel them when you use the opening to close the door.... they seem to fit 95-2000
  11. I will put an end to this mystery..... these are the trim finish panels that fit the "hole" in all 4 doors, you cant see them, but your fingers feel them when you use the opening to close the door.... they seem to fit 95-2000.
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    Unknown Parts

    this same part is in my 99LS, I am thinking under the seat in some way, I am 84 and cant get down there to look anymore without much pain.. IMG_0046.MOV
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    Does a low mileage late year LS400 in good condition exist

    hope you know enough to replace the timing belt.....21 years old
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    '98 LS 400 IGNT. KEY REPLACEMENT

    buy a ebay key, have it cut, put your innerds in it with a good battery and you are good to go
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    I just bought an incredible 98' LS 400 with 54k miles

    super nice find, it dont matter what you paid, it is VERY nice.. looks new.. I like black, white and the red also
  16. Thanks Jim, I just didnt want to get anything started....
  17. I know you are right, old satan just slips up on me sometimes too....
  18. yes, I know you are right, satan just sneaks up on me sometimes.....

  19. this post is 10 years old....
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    Sun Visor Won't Stay Up

    that sounds like a good idea, thanks
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    2000 lexus LS 400 starter replacement

    That is as good a write up as I have ever seen.. nothing left out..
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    1998 Lexus LS 400- Extremely poor gas mileage

    if you are going to follow Craigs advice, be sure and clean that intake up... (I did not follow all your links) and new gaskets also..that's a mess.. my knock sensors were under 15$ each.. Denso..
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    need a headlight leveling motor-2000 LS400

    sounds like a good idea to me....