Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

60mph Vibrations - DIY Steering Tensioner Adjustment

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-22-08, 05:14 AM   #16
quickex99
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
quickex99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: fl
Posts: 451
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenkaniff View Post
Can someone explain this step to me? I'm stupid.

3: Use a flat head screw driver and a hammer to take out the the nut that secures the tensioner in place. Hit it on an angle untill it comes out. Use w40 and be patient.
I beleive he means after you have loosned the bolt with a socket wrench or open end wrench.. then you would angle the screw driver behind the bolt head and the hit the screw driver with the hammer to completely take the bolt out of the hole.

Please correct me if im wrong.. thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
quickex99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 06:34 AM   #17
lexusscturbo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (12)
 
lexusscturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Making CA Swirl free
Posts: 3,546
Send a message via AIM to lexusscturbo Send a message via MSN to lexusscturbo Send a message via Yahoo to lexusscturbo
Default

I'm lost on that too
__________________

Swirl Free Krew
2012 Prius Plus Evolution
993 Carerra 2
Instyle Graphics | Crooks & Castles | STATUS Auto Works
lexusscturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 09:03 AM   #18
gs-ireland
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: IE
Posts: 236
Default

He means loosening the locknut around the pre-tenioner bolt thats about 2" in diameter.

I would recommend using a lock-nut opener that can take 2" lock-nut or get your hands on a wide mouth vice-grips or adjustable spanner.
__________________

Engine: Air Induction kit, Apexi Neo
Brakes: Front & Rear EBC discs, Green stuff pads
Exterior: A/M Spoiler, HID retrofit kit, 25% tint
Interior: CarPC 1.5Ghz 120GB HD, 7" Touchscreen,
gs-ireland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 09:39 AM   #19
lexusscturbo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (12)
 
lexusscturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Making CA Swirl free
Posts: 3,546
Send a message via AIM to lexusscturbo Send a message via MSN to lexusscturbo Send a message via Yahoo to lexusscturbo
Default

I thought to loosen it that's why u have the bolt?
or inside that bolt is there another bolt?
__________________

Swirl Free Krew
2012 Prius Plus Evolution
993 Carerra 2
Instyle Graphics | Crooks & Castles | STATUS Auto Works
lexusscturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-08, 11:05 AM   #20
jcat_350
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: RI
Posts: 3,343
Default

it seems to me like you would just insert your makeshift little bolt into the tensioner, IIRC there's nothing to remove in doing this mod...I just did the daizen bushings a little while back and i remember from being under the car there wasn't a lock nut or anything...
__________________

Current:
'11 Avalon. Aka "the Jap-a-lac"

Previous:
American (x3), Swedish (x1), German (x2), British (x1), Japanese (x4)

Cars, Guns, and Beer. It's what I do, it's what I know.
jcat_350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-08, 12:55 PM   #21
sakataj
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (171)
 
sakataj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tenn
Posts: 15,411
Sakataj
Send a message via Yahoo to sakataj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcat_GS3 View Post
it seems to me like you would just insert your makeshift little bolt into the tensioner, IIRC there's nothing to remove in doing this mod...I just did the daizen bushings a little while back and i remember from being under the car there wasn't a lock nut or anything...
there is a locking nut. although i couldn't EVER get it loose, i didnt like the idea of taking a hammer and hammering a flat head to loosen it but maybe i'll try it again. oh FYI u dont have to completely remove this locking nut just loosen it AND before you start turning the other nut make sure you mark where you started with a sharpie so you can easily go back to the beginning if you need

tried with this wrench we sell at work BUT still couldnt get the locking nut off.
Click the image to open in full size.

u can see the locking nut better in this pic, its on the outside of where the bolt we made goes!
Click the image to open in full size.

or you can see a cleaned off version of the locking nut in post #17 in this post
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...s-fixed-2.html

i made the mechanic special tool.....

took a bolt that fit inside the steering tensioner, put it on a OLD socket extension and welded it on, then sanded the weld down so its outta the way
Click the image to open in full size.

the backside of the bolt that fits into the steering tensioner
Click the image to open in full size.

the front side where you can use a socket wrench
Click the image to open in full size.

the whole assy
Click the image to open in full size.

loose in the steering tensioner this IS NOT PUSHED ALL THE WAY IN FOR THE PICS
Click the image to open in full size.

CLOSE UP different angle
Click the image to open in full size.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PR FIEBRU View Post
Just adding this....
Can it be that tightening the steering tensioner is just covering up another problem by just making the steering tighter and covering up whatever that little vibration is??
i stole the above post from the original topic. post # 196
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...-fixed-14.html

seems you changed your mind bout it being a "band-aid" hehehe. i need to go ahead and re-try this as that stupid shake is annoying me more and more
__________________


FOR ALL YOU LOWBALLERS THIS IS HOW I FEEL:
http://www.modified.com/editors/modp...ors/index.html

Last edited by sakataj; 12-08-08 at 01:19 PM..
sakataj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-08, 03:12 PM   #22
pwesseler
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
pwesseler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 218
Default

Ok- I think i got it. The lock ring is more like a jam nut. When you're talking about using the screw driver and hammer you aren't trying to pry it off. You're trying to loosen to so that the nut other peice can be turned. And then you'd re-tighten the jam nut.
pwesseler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-08, 03:18 PM   #23
PR FIEBRU
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
PR FIEBRU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 597
Default

I wish I had that wrench when I did mine.
let us know how it goes..
__________________
is300 Sportcross, MKIV 6 sp, corolla S .
PR FIEBRU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-08, 02:29 PM   #24
nsf0607
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 328
Default

Great writeup!

This is added to the DIY sticky
nsf0607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-08, 02:53 PM   #25
sakataj
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (171)
 
sakataj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tenn
Posts: 15,411
Sakataj
Send a message via Yahoo to sakataj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pwesseler View Post
Ok- I think i got it. The lock ring is more like a jam nut. When you're talking about using the screw driver and hammer you aren't trying to pry it off. You're trying to loosen to so that the nut other peice can be turned. And then you'd re-tighten the jam nut.
yes....your def not trying to pry it off your using the screwdriver to loosen the locking nut! n then yes u would retighten the nutt

Quote:
Originally Posted by PR FIEBRU View Post
I wish I had that wrench when I did mine.
let us know how it goes..
yeah u would think that. i got that wrench from our warehouse specifically cause it looked like it will fit on there AND it does, but i cant get it from slipping off. will have to try it on the rack and see how she goes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nsf0607 View Post
Great writeup!

This is added to the DIY sticky
cool, but people need to realize this is done as a LAST effort,most of us went through new ball joints,control arms,brakes,tie rods, alignments (regular and road force),tires (as some peoples are flat spottin), tranny/motor mounts,etc etc trying to get this issue sorted and they shouldnt just start with this as they might have some other issue first! an as of the present i still havent gotten mine sorted but i will reattempt this adjustment and see if i can FINALLY loosen that dang locking nut and hopefully rid myself of that annoying shake. i dont recommend messing with a factory sealed steering rack but im at a wits end on such a nice luxury car so even i'm gonna cave and re-try this.

so i noticed recently u been back on nsf0607 where did you go and what took u so long to come back?
__________________


FOR ALL YOU LOWBALLERS THIS IS HOW I FEEL:
http://www.modified.com/editors/modp...ors/index.html
sakataj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-08, 06:40 PM   #26
nsf0607
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 328
Default

sakataj wrote
Quote:
so i noticed recently u been back on nsf0607 where did you go and what took u so long to come back?
Been very busy, but back now for a little while until thing get crazy again. I have tried to update the DIY thread with new links. Everyone has been very busy working on their GS. Good to see! Thanks for the links everyone
nsf0607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-08, 05:40 AM   #27
Infamous 1
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (20)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 3,479
Default

This is great information! Thanks!!
__________________
'04 E55 AMG
NELOC
Infamous 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-08, 09:11 AM   #28
sakataj
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (171)
 
sakataj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tenn
Posts: 15,411
Sakataj
Send a message via Yahoo to sakataj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nsf0607 View Post
sakataj wrote


Been very busy, but back now for a little while until thing get crazy again. I have tried to update the DIY thread with new links. Everyone has been very busy working on their GS. Good to see! Thanks for the links everyone
well glad to have you back. good to see someone so helpful back on. your 1st post was/is incredibly helpful to noobs and ogs. im not sure what you call the people in between though
__________________


FOR ALL YOU LOWBALLERS THIS IS HOW I FEEL:
http://www.modified.com/editors/modp...ors/index.html
sakataj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-08, 07:52 AM   #29
sakataj
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (171)
 
sakataj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tenn
Posts: 15,411
Sakataj
Send a message via Yahoo to sakataj
Default

has ne1 ever tried this? im thinking of doing this

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums...1&#entry345931

http://www.tmengineering.net/suspens...n/make/gs.html

Low durometer polyurethane replacement for worn OEM rubber bushings. Solves most irregular tire wear problems and highway speed driveability problems. Complete kits come with bushings and special synthetic grease. Style may vary from illustration depending on vehicle application.
Year Model Type Part No. Price
98-99 Lexus GS300/400 Front G2-2002 $99.95

00-05 Lexus GS300/400/430 Front G2-2002A $99.95

(One kit services all arms on front of one vehicle)
__________________


FOR ALL YOU LOWBALLERS THIS IS HOW I FEEL:
http://www.modified.com/editors/modp...ors/index.html
sakataj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-08, 09:00 AM   #30
jcat_350
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: RI
Posts: 3,343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sakataj View Post
well glad to have you back. good to see someone so helpful back on. your 1st post was/is incredibly helpful to noobs and ogs. im not sure what you call the people in between though
edit: WOULD be helpful to noobs if they searched the damn thing now and then.
__________________

Current:
'11 Avalon. Aka "the Jap-a-lac"

Previous:
American (x3), Swedish (x1), German (x2), British (x1), Japanese (x4)

Cars, Guns, and Beer. It's what I do, it's what I know.
jcat_350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-08, 09:00 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2001, daizen, forum, g22002a, gs, gs400, gs430, lexus, ls430, pretension, pretensioner, pretentioner, price, steering, tightening

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: How to rebuild your SC rack & pinion. 20k pics (well alot) k7q Suspension and Brakes 32 06-30-14 08:50 PM
*PICS* HUGE concern with stripped bolt on LCR/Front Strut bar Deegee IS - Second Generation 5 02-09-14 02:07 PM
Coolant drain and refill for 97-01 ontoy ES300 and ES330 46 09-27-13 09:44 AM
Stance Coilover Install write up! 5t341th Suspension and Brakes 21 06-13-13 03:28 PM
Solution to Dual/Single Stage airbags 5t341th GS - Second Generation 25 04-27-13 05:40 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:08 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info