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Old 06-06-07, 12:24 PM   #31
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Hi GSteg!

Forgot to ak you whether you applied any kind of grease on the gears of the starter. Is it necessary?
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Old 06-06-07, 03:38 PM   #32
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Are you talking about the gear that attaches to the flywheel of the engine?
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Old 06-06-07, 03:57 PM   #33
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you been doing this job since last week, are you finish yet. are the gs 300's this difficult, what's the labor on that.
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Old 06-06-07, 05:56 PM   #34
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Hi GSteg!

In the general area, either apply some on the starter gear or on the flywheel.

I can take my time, I have another car to get me around. Labor costs me nothing I'm doing it.

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Old 06-06-07, 06:14 PM   #35
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I dont recall putting any grease on it. Nor does the lexus manual say anything. See if there is grease on the old starter. maybe someone else will chime in.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:53 AM   #36
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Hi GSteg!

I applied some High temp grease anyway, I don't think it can hurt.
Looked up your bio and saw that you own a GS300. Looks like it is similar to my GS400 if the pictures that you sent in are representative.

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Old 06-07-07, 10:17 AM   #37
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I actually own a GS400. I threw in the ES300 in my profile for fun (I was bored that day)
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Old 06-10-07, 07:39 AM   #38
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Hi GSteg!

I keep seeing these messages that you are not a free mechanic, OK, I'll reimburse you for your help if you can tell me why my coolant is running out trough the bottom(don't know specifically) when the engine is running.
Is there a pressure regulator that is doing this?
Let me know how I am supposed to show my appreciation
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Old 06-10-07, 10:52 AM   #39
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Hi GSteg!

I keep seeing these messages that you are not a free mechanic, OK, I'll reimburse you for your help if you can tell me why my coolant is running out trough the bottom(don't know specifically) when the engine is running.
Is there a pressure regulator that is doing this?
Let me know how I am supposed to show my appreciation
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Oh nooooo. the message in my sig doesn't apply you to or anyone on here!!! Sorry for the misunderstanding. It's a long story. I'll PM you.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:54 AM   #40
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You're going to have to trace to see where the coolant is coming out of.

On my old car, the coolant was leaking through the water pipe (coolant seeping out). I dont remember on the GS, but there might be an o-ring that's too old to be used?
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Hi GSteg!

A picture of the area that appears to be leaking from. What is it?
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Are you sure that's coolant that's leaking. That area looks like it's from the transmission.
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Hi GSteg!

Unless it's leaking from above the transmission. Could I have crossed the lines somehow, water with transmission, when I put the engine back together? The starter works beautifully.
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I dont think you can cross the lines. If you did, your car would have been done for already.

Wipe the area dry and see if the car still leaks over the next couple of days. Take a quick *sniff* at the fluid. There is a distinctive smell between ATF and Coolant.
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Hi GSteg!

The liquid feels like transmission oil, but when I run the car in neutral the coolant comes down almost like Niagara Falls from the same area or above the transmission. Is this the location where you get the transmission fluid changed and replace the filter? I had it done not that long ago and maybe they didn't tighten the bolts enoutgh.
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