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View Poll Results: Does it work?? Did it ever break??Repaired??
Yes it Broke and had it reapired.... 55 26.44%
NO. The Suspension works like a charm... 142 68.27%
YES, my AIR CONTROLLER broke it... 11 5.29%
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Old 02-11-08, 08:21 AM   #46
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Old 07-21-08, 01:44 PM   #47
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Bumping this thread......looking for guidance


I had 2 rear struts go out on my 2005 with 55k.

Luckily Lexus replaced the parts and picked up the labor...(well, most of it)

Here is my problem though, ever since I got the car back it pulls to one side....I was gonna get the car alligned, but I noticed the rear passenger is lower than driveres rear.......i took it to Sewell to have the leveling sensors evened out....they claim everything is even and ok....

except the pass still lower in the rear. I had someone hop in the back seat and the car raised itself about halk inch....but later went back down

The air struts are new....(so they say) what could be the issue....the Brain

I should be recieving my data controller by tomorrow, but I want to get that issue fixed before I install....

any help??
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Old 02-23-09, 09:31 AM   #48
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Right Rear Air Strut Failure
$1,290 for Parts & Labor - Metro Lexus, Cleveland, OH

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Old 02-23-09, 12:34 PM   #49
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Ditto, exact same problem and mileage as LesMan's above^^^^^
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just curious, how can you tell if the air strut goes out?
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just curious, how can you tell if the air strut goes out?
It feels just like any worn out shocks, the car bounce up and down multiple times after hitting a bump.

Think of a 20 years old car with 200k miles on it running on the original shocks.

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i just bought an extended warranty for my UL for $791 for 2 more years for the fear of one of my shocks going bad.My mom works at a toyota dealership and got me her cost on the warranty
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My driver side rear shock is now bad, mileage is now 62,737, the car is a 05' LS430 UL.
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My driver side rear shock is now bad, mileage is now 62,737, the car is a 05' LS430 UL.
Thanks for the update BNR.
Did you notice if it was going bad gradually or did it died suddenly?

I am at 49k miles...another 1k to go before I think about getting the extended warranty
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Thanks for the update BNR.
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Did you notice if it was going bad gradually or did it died suddenly?
They died suddenly, both my right and left rear did. They don't go bad gradually like a regular shock.

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I am at 49k miles...another 1k to go before I think about getting the extended warranty
If you plan to keep the car for a long time and plan to keep the air suspension on the car, I would probably get the extended warranty. If you read the few threads about problems on the air suspension, many people said their struts go bad around 50k miles. And the price of the strut have gone up, the offical Lexus MSRP is $1040. But individual dealer can charge whatever they want, my particular dealer want $1285 for one, 2 hours of labor to install it. The total parts/labor bill from my dealer for one air strut is $1600.
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No problem.

They died suddenly, both my right and left rear did. They don't go bad gradually like a regular shock.

If you plan to keep the car for a long time and plan to keep the air suspension on the car, I would probably get the extended warranty. If you read the few threads about problems on the air suspension, many people said their struts go bad around 50k miles. And the price of the strut have gone up, the offical Lexus MSRP is $1040. But individual dealer can charge whatever they want, my particular dealer want $1285 for one, 2 hours of labor to install it. The total parts/labor bill from my dealer for one air strut is $1600.
Thanks again.

I just checked Carson and this is the quote on their site. Since you researched this already, is this it?

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Yes, #2 is the air strut, MSRP is $1045.69
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Yes, #2 is the air strut, MSRP is $1045.69
Carson is $868.....should we harrass them for a group buy???
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Carson is $868.....should we harrass them for a group buy???
Yeah online wholesale is $868.

I don't need a group buy, I am getting rid of my air suspension
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For what its worth...

My air suspension rides so great it's why I got a UL. Smooths out expansion joints in the road like a dream. Only 37,000 mi on her and an extended warranty 5/60,000 will give me peace of mind as I am only doing 10,000 mi a year.
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