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Old 03-15-12, 07:30 AM   #16
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I wonder if it affects the 05 too. I seem to have the same symptoms as dkong. My ride seems really rough. Like he said, a mind of its own. But I chalked it up to be worn out shocks since I don't see any codes popping up. Does a code pop up if the sensors are bad? The truck lifts when I start it up and lowers when I shut it off. And lowers and raises when I use the height control. The ride quality really sucks when I think of it. If the sensors are bad I gonna take it in to get it fixed. Extended warranty covers it. Dkong, does this sound like your symptoms too?
The symptons sound simialr except after a while I couldn't adjust it down or up. The car just stayed high even though the control switch was showing "N". The bumpy ride you are experiencing is because the car is riding high & the air suspension is "locked in". Maybe only one of your sensors is out instead of both. Since you have the extended warranty, I would take it to the dealer right away. I hope you can get it fixed under warranty..good luck & let me know how it goes.
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Old 03-15-12, 08:45 AM   #17
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did any of you guys do alot of offroading?
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Old 03-15-12, 10:11 AM   #18
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mine is a cpo and they replaced my sensors no questions asked.
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Old 03-15-12, 11:17 AM   #19
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No off roading whatsoever...nor did my wife ever use the height adjustment feature at all...there is no real use for it...looking at other comments, I believe that the failure rate is high on these sensors...part of the cost of having an air suspension, I guess...
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No off roading here. The most we go off road is 75ft of our gravel driveway.
DKong, does it feel like the truck is really rocky too? Like it sways a lot when you turn in to a driveway or something?
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ok got it... thanx guys and dkong for a very useful thread... thanx again
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Old 03-15-12, 02:48 PM   #22
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No off roading here. The most we go off road is 75ft of our gravel driveway.
DKong, does it feel like the truck is really rocky too? Like it sways a lot when you turn in to a driveway or something?
Rocky? Not sure...more bumpy like there is no suspension...if you are trying to figure out if the sensors aren't working, you'll know by the fact that the height adjustment has mind of it's own. If the height control goes to high or low while you are driving then it needs replacing. I knew I had an issue when the car was way HIGH & then the height control wouldn't bring the car back to normal when the car was in park. I hope this helps...
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I see. Well the truck goes in tomorrow. To get checked out. Plus having them check out the clunck in the rear end too. And the TPMS is on too with all tire pressure is okay. If you are wondering the truck is an 05 with 92k miles.
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I see. Well the truck goes in tomorrow. To get checked out. Plus having them check out the clunck in the rear end too. And the TPMS is on too with all tire pressure is okay. If you are wondering the truck is an 05 with 92k miles.
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Well the clunk is getting fixed. TPMS sensors were out of range. As far as the rear end goes, height sensors are bad. They checked the the shocks too. They said thy were bad too. They fixed the TPMS sensors for free, dealer is taking care of the drive shaft, extended warranty is taking care of the height sensors. Im not sure if the shocks have gone bad. I think they are trying to squeeze some cash out of me. Hey claim all 4 shocks are bottoming out. $3000 to replace. $1500 for parts and $1500 for labor. Not gonna replace them yet. I need to do some more research on it. Has anyone replaced them before? I've replace conventional shocks and struts before but these electronic controlled shocks.
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Holy hell. As I said, these trucks scare the hell out of me sometimes. Can I ask how many miles on your truck and are you the only owner? Man, if you were shelling out of pocket for all of that, you could buy a small Island in the Carribean for the same amount. $1500 for labor to install 4 shocks?!
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Holy hell. As I said, these trucks scare the hell out of me sometimes. Can I ask how many miles on your truck and are you the only owner? Man, if you were shelling out of pocket for all of that, you could buy a small Island in the Carribean for the same amount. $1500 for labor to install 4 shocks?!
Everything is taking care via dealer and extended warranty except for shocks. I don't know if they have gone bad or not. I'll see how the ride is after they fix the height sensors and shaft. But yeah $3000, let me just pick it from my tree in the back yard.
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Everything is taking care via dealer and extended warranty except for shocks. I don't know if they have gone bad or not. I'll see how the ride is after they fix the height sensors and shaft. But yeah $3000, let me just pick it from my tree in the back yard.
Do you mind my asking, but what dealership is servicing your GX?
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Forget the dealership, start calling around to Toyota dealers and get prices. I believe the shocks are just shocks and struts are just struts. There are no controls to the front struts. Just the air bags are electronically controlled. Dampening and ride height. That price is way high. Any estimate of replacing the struts, should include all (4) wheel alignment. You can't void any warranty by having a Toyota dealer do the work.
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Do you mind my asking, but what dealership is servicing your GX?
Willis Lexus in Des Moines,Iowa
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