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Old 07-17-14, 01:59 PM   #1
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some of u might know me on here. i got a clean ls400 a few months ago. i dotn rreally stay that active on here but i just hit my ls400. i was running late for work so i called in. as soon as i looked down to end the call for a second i look up slam the breaks but its to late. im in the back of there venza. how bad does the damage look. i need this car to get around. my dad can help me fix it. how much do you think the cost will be? the alternators leaking i think. i havent really checked it out. i just left the car in a parking lot nd got picked up. the car starts up just fine nd runs fine but obviously cant be driven no fluids. im hoping theres not much wrong with it when me nd my dad go look at it. hopefully i can get it back on the road within 2 weeks. even if its ugly at least be able to be driven around. the fenders are fine. the hood grill the bar in front its bent in the fans are bent in. it was leaking fluids. what looks wrong from the pics nd how much damage do you think it is. is it even worth fxin the car now?
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Old 07-17-14, 02:23 PM   #2
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there's a distinct lack of pictures.
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Old 07-17-14, 02:34 PM   #3
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yep need pics that your are referencing.

alternators don't leak. the power steering fluid reservoir is right above the alternator so you might think it's coming from the alternator but most likely you damaged the radiator so coolant is leaking. what color is the fluid?

i hope a lesson was learned here as well...hard lesson.
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Old 07-17-14, 02:50 PM   #4
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there's a distinct lack of pictures.
oh my god my bad im stressin it. hahah there up now
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Old 07-17-14, 03:03 PM   #5
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yep need pics that your are referencing.

alternators don't leak. the power steering fluid reservoir is right above the alternator so you might think it's coming from the alternator but most likely you damaged the radiator so coolant is leaking. what color is the fluid?

i hope a lesson was learned here as well...hard lesson.
yea the radiator most likely with the coolant.
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Old 07-17-14, 05:40 PM   #6
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It's hard to tell without seeing the front support under the hood but I have seen worse, new rad, condenser. fans at the very least if your able to bend some metal back into basic shape, throw a hood, grill and headlamp assemblies in before your done.

If I were faced with that I would be looking for a parts car, the parts individually could ad up pretty fast. I'm a new Lexus owner but I'm getting the idea that things are not cheap.

Thankfully you were not hurt, thankfully you were not following a motorcycle. It's a tough way to learn that phones and cars do not mix in any combination. CL is probably a great next step unless you have a U-pull-it style scrap yard in your area.
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Old 07-17-14, 06:06 PM   #7
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You need to post pics with the hood open so we can at least see what's damaged inside. junkyard hood, radiator and radiator support most likely as well as lights.
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Old 07-17-14, 06:43 PM   #8
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You need to post pics with the hood open so we can at least see what's damaged inside. junkyard hood, radiator and radiator support most likely as well as lights.
will do later. the cars not with me. thats what im thinking
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It's hard to tell without seeing the front support under the hood but I have seen worse, new rad, condenser. fans at the very least if your able to bend some metal back into basic shape, throw a hood, grill and headlamp assemblies in before your done.

If I were faced with that I would be looking for a parts car, the parts individually could ad up pretty fast. I'm a new Lexus owner but I'm getting the idea that things are not cheap.

Thankfully you were not hurt, thankfully you were not following a motorcycle. It's a tough way to learn that phones and cars do not mix in any combination. CL is probably a great next step unless you have a U-pull-it style scrap yard in your area.
those are the parts i thought i wud need. u have a great idea. ive seen alot of part cars on CL
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You need to post pics with the hood open so we can at least see what's damaged inside. junkyard hood, radiator and radiator support most likely as well as lights.
heres pics of the inside
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Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days, and yours has many things out of shape, bent and/or broken, I would sell this one for parts, and buy another one, to save time and headaches. Or keep this one as your parts car, and buy another LS and fix it using parts from this one. Much easier than having to deal with who-knows how many bent or borken clips and things that hold headlights, bumper, cooling system and other things.
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The top crossmember looks buckled meaning the radiator mounts wil be out of alignment and the hood catch,insurance would total here in the UK for that alone.
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Glad you are ok and those in the Venza(?). Won't go into the cell phone thing.

Rad support, radiator, headlights, hood, paint those alone will be $2K+. The cost to value is at odds, I would consider this one totaled.
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Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days, and yours has many things out of shape, bent and/or broken, I would sell this one for parts, and buy another one, to save time and headaches. Or keep this one as your parts car, and buy another LS and fix it using parts from this one. Much easier than having to deal with who-knows how many bent or borken clips and things that hold headlights, bumper, cooling system and other things.
**** my life man. i really need this car. im gonna take the front apart and see what i need in parts. and see if its worth it based on that. i really dont want to get rid of the car. i need it. i will be ddoing all the work myself so it might not end being that much money at least i hope. who knows how much stuff is messed up inside.
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Glad you are ok and those in the Venza(?). Won't go into the cell phone thing.

Rad support, radiator, headlights, hood, paint those alone will be $2K+. The cost to value is at odds, I would consider this one totaled.
i am consideringt it totaled bu ti want to fix it to the poit its drivable. if i get used parts from a parts car and just get a hood nd a grill from another black lexus it wudnt be that horrible no? and im doing all labor myself. i really have to get into the car and see it. but i understand that if reported it wud be salvaged.
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