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Old 06-30-11, 08:37 AM   #1
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Hey guys i have 98 gs and my wheel was perfectly fine till lastnight, it only moves back and forth and doesnt go up or down. Any ideas what the problem could be?.i tried pressing the button down 9 times and it doesnt seem to go down or up.

guys pls help, the wheel is stuck to high up and its uncomfortable to drive............thanks
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Old 06-30-11, 09:16 AM   #2
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This happened to me a while back. Take the steering collumn apart (cover behind steering wheel, and i think the upper part of the foot pannel), whip it down and regrease it. I think i remember pulling the motor out too and regreasing it. It wasnt that bad, probably a 10 minute job. I used lithium grease spray. For mines the old grease started to harden and wouldnt let it move.
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^ could it be anything eale?, im new to lexus and wouldn't mess around with things i dont know!
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Old 06-30-11, 01:16 PM   #4
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This happened to me a while back. Take the steering collumn apart (cover behind steering wheel, and i think the upper part of the foot pannel), whip it down and regrease it. I think i remember pulling the motor out too and regreasing it. It wasnt that bad, probably a 10 minute job. I used lithium grease spray. For mines the old grease started to harden and wouldnt let it move.
might be better if u wiped it down and not whipped it

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^ could it be anything eale?, im new to lexus and wouldn't mess around with things i dont know!
no this is MORE than likely it.

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Old 06-30-11, 05:42 PM   #5
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Had the same problem and followed the instructions and mine works great now. Was pretty simple.
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Does the grease job make the wheel motor movement quieter?
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I changed my battery and it immediately fixed the problem. The wheel wouldn't go all the way down before. Sounds weird, I know. Just my experience.
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JUST REMOVE THE DASH AND REMOVE THE steering column and when I'll put ME NOT FIT IN THE BASE HAS ANYONE KNOW IF THIS SETTING
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Once the steering column shell is off, you need to remove the silver motor, it's tube looking closest to the dash, but on the column. Take it out, clean and regrease it. The copper contacts are more than likely filthy and full of gunk. It's fun and easy.
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Do you have any pics, or is it all pretty obvious to the casual observer?
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Do you have any pics, or is it all pretty obvious to the casual observer?
It looks something like this. **NOTE** this is just a generic pic. I'm not sure what model Lexus this is from, however they all appear to be similar.
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I definitely need to regrease the steering wheel. Mine makes this hideous noise sometimes. I was always too much of a punk to take it apart though. I think Ill have at it now though.
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Thanks for the pic. I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Hopefully the screws come out OK. I have tried removing a window regulator motor on a 1994 Toyota Camry and it was impossible to remove the screws without stripping the heads.
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Wth is jose2006 saying?
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the instructions and mine works great now. Was pretty simple.Click the image to open in full size.
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