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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-19-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By StanVanDam
Consolidation of LS430 soft braking notes

Someone posts about this problem at least once a year.

2010: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/482927-brake-problem-has-me-stumped.html



2011:...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-12-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,060
Posted By StanVanDam
My original post is at...

My original post is at http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/670416-my-list-of-where-to-buy-parts.html - I periodically update my post in that thread but do not bump it, so perhaps...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-29-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By StanVanDam
The smart ignition function operates as follows: ...

The smart ignition function operates as follows:
1) When the driver has a smart key and presses the engine switch, the steering lock ECU checks the ID code for the steering lock/engine immobilizer,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-23-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By StanVanDam
If you are seriously looking for help, you would...

If you are seriously looking for help, you would be wise to post the year of your car, audio system package, and several good pictures that show exactly what you are talking about.

No one is going...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-16-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By StanVanDam
You should identify the year of your car when...

You should identify the year of your car when creating a new topic for the purpose of seeking help. No one here knows if you are talking about an A650E or A751E transmission, which are totally...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-15-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By StanVanDam
The US EPA changed fuel efficiency test methods...

The US EPA changed fuel efficiency test methods in 2008. Maybe they applied the new methodology to previous years.

Canada's NRC also revamped their test methods to be more accurate and more in...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-09-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By StanVanDam
With the Ultra Luxury models, there is a rear AC...

With the Ultra Luxury models, there is a rear AC unit. The high-pressure line going to the rear is known to corrode and leak after 10-13 years. Most non-dealership places would not be aware of this...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-09-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By StanVanDam
The exhaust shop that did mine said that the...

The exhaust shop that did mine said that the Y-pipe came with gaskets but that he knows that those gaskets are no good (either they don't fit right or they fail quickly, I forget what he said), so he...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-08-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By StanVanDam
I think you read those instructions incorrectly....

I think you read those instructions incorrectly. You CAN use a credit card/prytool to pop the under-mirror light covers off - lots of people here have done it, including myself. But I haven't seen...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-08-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By StanVanDam
http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbul...

http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/727x418/80-fuel_sender_gauges_4cec7282dfa44adcf4e4ca99fb8ec83707c7df1a.jpg
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-08-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By StanVanDam
I would suggest getting a second opinion from...

I would suggest getting a second opinion from another exhaust shop. The P0430 code is likely from a small crack in the Y-pipe or a leak in one or both gaskets at the front of the Y-pipe. You can get...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-06-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By StanVanDam
1) The transmission has 3 removable magnets...

1) The transmission has 3 removable magnets attached to the pan, AND an oil strainer that is held in by 4 bolts and 3 non-reusable gaskets. Clogged magnets would not restrict flow and there is no...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-06-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,079
Posted By StanVanDam
I'm surprised no one suggested tapping into pin 1...

I'm surprised no one suggested tapping into pin 1 of the the rear-view mirror. Overhead J/B "O6" terminals 26 and 27 are the same switched circuit (only live when ignition=on). It's way easier to...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-03-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,250
Posted By StanVanDam
Back in 2012, I test-drove a 2011 LS600hL, fully...

Back in 2012, I test-drove a 2011 LS600hL, fully loaded with every possible option. Compared to my 2002 UL, road/wind noise was the same, same smoothness on the road, and handling seemed slightly...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-02-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By StanVanDam
I had an engine bay noise in my 2002 recently. I...

I had an engine bay noise in my 2002 recently. I found that the 2 10mm bolts holding down the engine cover were squeaky - I could hear them while driving and even when the car was off and parked...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-01-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By StanVanDam
There is no tire pressure warning system in any...

There is no tire pressure warning system in any 2003 or earlier models.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-30-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By StanVanDam
TSB BR001-04 is the Zero Point Calibration...

TSB BR001-04 is the Zero Point Calibration document for all 2004 Lexus models with Vehicle Stability Control.

There are 2 ways to do this, with TechStream and without.

With TechStream:
1)...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-26-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By StanVanDam
It is highly likely that the OEM pads are...

It is highly likely that the OEM pads are ceramics and made by Akebono, so I would not worry about it at all.

Approximately half of all vehicles rolling off the assembly line are manufactured with...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-25-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By StanVanDam
If I recall correctly, look up and underneath -...

If I recall correctly, look up and underneath - there is a 10mm bolt on the left and on the right. Undo both of those and the whole thing (including the plastic sides in front of the cd changer)...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-25-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By StanVanDam
I am also sensitive to the different modes of all...

I am also sensitive to the different modes of all 3 switches on my '02 UL.

With ECT=Power, shift points are higher and the electronic throttle response curve is more linear. With ECT=Normal, shift...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-18-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By StanVanDam
I have the 17" chrome wheels on my 2002. Factory...

I have the 17" chrome wheels on my 2002. Factory spec for the H-rated tires is 32 psi. I lose about 1psi a month on 3 of the 4 tires due to bead corrosion on the chrome wheels, so I keep all 4 tires...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-09-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By StanVanDam
1) I think you meant to write 150,000 miles, not...

1) I think you meant to write 150,000 miles, not 1,150,000 miles. I would not replace ALL the air ride suspension elements, only replace what has failed. The dealer has a chart that shows...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-28-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By StanVanDam
Congrats on the new ride. My 2002 has the same...

Congrats on the new ride. My 2002 has the same paint, leather, carpet, but I have the grey bird's eye maple wood trim and the UL package. I went with 15% FormulaONE Pinnacle tint on side and rear...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-26-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By StanVanDam
Just took these pictures of my driver-side (#7)...

Just took these pictures of my driver-side (#7) and passenger-side (#6) ignition coil connectors on my 2002 LS430. Driver-side cylinders from the bumper to windshield is 1,3,5,7, passenger side...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-22-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By StanVanDam
The purpose of the sight glass in front of the...

The purpose of the sight glass in front of the radiator is to do a basic check of refrigerant volume. Turn on your engine, set front and rear AC on max cold and max fan speed, fully open all the...
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