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Old 06-20-03, 08:26 AM   #16
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This is what makes the CL such a great forum!!! Useful info, helpful hints.

Question, what kind of lubricant should I use on the gears.

Keep the great info rolling.

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Old 06-20-03, 09:27 AM   #17
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VVTi posted a while ago in another thread

"Then you will see the motor(round in shape) and some kind of worm gear, may be the gear need to be lubricated. The part# for Lexus is 08887-02007( Body Grease W). DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE. This is the special grease for all of the steering column and if you use 4WD or wheel bearing grease it will make it worse.
The best way is go to Lexus dealer and ask one of the tech. to spare one of the steering column grease. Tell them the yellow grease they used when they rebuild the steering column on the LS and LX. They probably have about 100 of them around the shop. Try this first before buy the motor."

This job only took me the afternoon, much time was just looking for tools and parts. 10mm, 12mm, phillips screw driver, understanding which parts to take out...etc.

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Old 08-18-04, 11:28 PM   #18
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I bought my SC with this problem and had resigned to the fact that I'd have to drive with the wheel in the "up" position forever or until I could afford to drop $600 on the motor. Thank you so much for this guide!! I'm in love all over again!
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Old 08-19-04, 05:23 AM   #19
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Thanks c_irie, super informative post. These type of posts make CL such a great forum.
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Old 08-19-04, 06:07 AM   #20
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Thumbs up thanks c_irie and duclex

That's very good info.

I just got my 98 SC3 so i'll definitely remember this topic name for a key search.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:03 PM   #21
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Old 11-09-04, 10:04 PM   #22
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c_irie, Thank You Very Much! Just got my 94 SC 400 3 weeks ago. With only 18,000 miles, who would've thought anything would go wrong. Followed your insturctions and voila it works great. Aloha, Lexus Hawaii
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Old 11-09-04, 11:31 PM   #23
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Yup, I did it as well. Although I could not find the right washer, just by cleaning and regreasing with that yellow stuff, it works great. I took off the auto tilt so it will be used alot less.
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Old 11-10-04, 01:24 AM   #24
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Nice, nice!! If my tilt wheel ever goes out, I'll definetely follow your example!!
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Old 03-05-05, 01:24 AM   #25
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i'm becoming the master of reviving old posts. but i come from a land of being on top in the forum, and telling the noobs to search, so, i take my own advice when i'm the noob, lol.

just saying thanx for the good info. along with all the other surprises i've found with this car a week ago when i bought it, this was another one. and another problem helped with to a fix from CL.
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Old 03-05-05, 01:30 PM   #26
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nice
I'm sure a lot of us will find this helpful
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Old 03-10-05, 08:31 AM   #27
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I have the same prob. on my LS. I took eveything apart as per dir. I tried to loosen the nut that holds the gear in place and the whole shaft spun including the gear (which didn't help the revive the stripping) How did you hold the gear in place and remove the nut?
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Old 03-10-05, 11:51 AM   #28
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mine just came lose after a while of trying to get it off. i was about to go to a friends shop to use an impact on it, just to kick it lose, but i kept messing with it, and it eventually losened up. but i thought i was going to have this same problem for a while. the next problem was removing the blue gear, lol. what a pain, but, mini allen keys being held by pliers worked well, lol.
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Old 03-11-05, 11:46 AM   #29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by c_irie
anyway I looked on the forum since I remembered seeing a post on the subject before
I believe that was me. But yeah, very nice job with the step by step explanations and detailed pictures. It will help me out a whole lot. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-05, 12:32 PM   #30
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c_irie posted on this original thread that was started three years ago
JspecSC3.. you just registed Jan 2005
unless you have a different name three years ago im unaware of
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