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Old 10-29-07, 03:25 PM   #1
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I did a search but could not find any information on this. My dealer wants $1900 for this service (which to me seems excessive). The service includes replacing all fluids (~$1000) and changing the timing belt ($650), plus the usual service (oil, air filter, rotation, etc). Is this the typical price for the 90K service?
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Overpriced for the fluids. Toyota dealer usually charges ~$250-275 to change the front/rear diff & t-case fluids. ATF is ~$150, then coolant is maybe $150. Brake fluid is maybe $120 (what I paid at the lexus dealer), AHC around $120 (lexus dealer price). I would NOT trust anyone but a lexus dealer to do the AHC. Using the wrong fluid like brake fluid/hydraulic fluid will cause the damping globe membranes to leak, and replacement globes are ~$2K. I would not even trust the toyota dealer to do the AHC as most toyota techs have never serviced the '06 LC ('06 LC is the first year the LC had AHC while the LX had it from '98).
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I would not even trust the toyota dealer to do the AHC as most toyota techs have never serviced the '06 LC ('06 LC is the first year the LC had AHC while the LX had it from '98).
They have has the same system in the 4Runner since 2003. Sequioa since 05. I would not worry too much about the AHC.

Any Toyota dealer will be able to service the Lexus if the Toyota is not around.
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Thanks for the tips, I am going to have the dealer do the timing belt and a 'regular maintainence' and then shop around for the fluids. In the worst case scenario, I'll have the dealer do one fluid at a time at subsequent visits to lessen the sticker shock.
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They have has the same system in the 4Runner since 2003. Sequioa since 05. I would not worry too much about the AHC.

Any Toyota dealer will be able to service the Lexus if the Toyota is not around.
Are you sure the Sequoia and 4Runner have the AHC system? I thought that was a unique feature of our LX.
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4runner limited and GX have an air suspension system (people have complained of air leaks). The LX system is hydraulic, completely different. The 4runner sport has the X-REAS air system. I believe the '08 LX has that.

Anyways, other reasons I don't trust the toyota dealer (at least my "award-winning" local dealer) is when they repacked the front wheel bearings, (1) they over-torqued the front outer axle nut so much the wheel/rotor was too hard to spin. After I retorqued it when installing new rotors, my fuel economy jumped by 2mpg! (2) They broke BOTH front center wheel caps (broke a prong on one, the circular spring on the other). Luckily they were aftermarket ones. (3) they did not install the washers that go with the bolts that hold the front brake calipers on!! I discovered this while removing the calipers when replacing the rotors. The factory manual shows one washer for each bolt ("plate washer"), toyota/lexus dealers confirm the washer should be there. I managed to locate 4 of them in the next state and had them overnight shipped to complete the job. Then when they replaced the ATF (same day), they put some MOC additive in there, saying it makes it "shift smoother." Lexus tech had never heard of adding any additives to the ATF, and the maintenance gurus on the ih8mud website warned against using any additives in the ATF since it can damage it over time. Since the toyota dealer is far away and too inconvenient to have them redo it, I paid to have the closer lexus dealer replace the ATF.
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Deven,

I thought the price you were quoted of $1900 was a bit high for the 90k service, so I called my service writer at Lexus of Austin. He says that they charge $1395 for the 90k and that they recommend replacement of the serpentine belt at ~ $500 and a FULL tranny flush for $169.95.

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That sucks about the "additive" the Toyota dealership put in your LX. Did they give you some sort consolation for the error?
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I thought the price you were quoted of $1900 was a bit high for the 90k service, so I called my service writer at Lexus of Austin. He says that they charge $1395 for the 90k and that they recommend replacement of the serpentine belt at ~ $500 and a FULL tranny flush for $169.95.

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That sucks about the "additive" the Toyota dealership put in your LX. Did they give you some sort consolation for the error?
You mean the t-belt is like $550. There is no way the serp belt would cost that much, as you can install that yourself in minutes (serp belt is the big belt you see when you open the hood; t-belt is the belt you don't see that turns the camshafts and makes the valves open & close). I'd replace the serp belt (depending on where you live) at 60K mi. Here in AZ, they last only 45K at the most.

Going to Toyota isn't worth my time. The dealer is clear across town, no loaner cars, long waits, etc. Make sure they use genuine Toyota brand ATF. The price of the tranny fluid change depends on the type of fluid. The dextron type is the cheapest, then T-IV, then WS (most expensive). Make sure they don't use any flushing fluids, that the "flush" is only a ATF exchange using the machine that connects to the ATF cooler hoses. Some shops use a flushing fluid that can destroy the tranny later on. Also verify how many quarts of new fluid you get. My dealer only gives 8 qts for an exchange at the 30K/60K/90K service. Capacity is 12 qts.
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1500 thats how much we paid
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