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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-20-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By sgretchko
Was the vent selection on the climate control on...

Was the vent selection on the climate control on lower vents only? It must be on the upper vents or lower/upper combo. Sounds basic but it has happened to me.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-13-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By sgretchko
It appears it was the oxygen sensors. Replaced...

It appears it was the oxygen sensors. Replaced two (one upstream and one down) and driven about 125 miles over several trips. The light has stayed off. Too early to be 100% sure but so far, so good.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-10-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By sgretchko
On other Toyota and Lexus vehicles I have owned,...

On other Toyota and Lexus vehicles I have owned, the vibration may indicate it is time to replace engine and/or transmission mounts. You may want to check your mounts.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-10-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By sgretchko
p0430 - Replace Exhaust Manifold

'02 GS300 w/ 75k. Just did the ball joints, rear struts and thermostat. Check engine light is on with a p0430 code. Lexus dealer says to replace exhaust manifold for $1850. An independent muffler...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-19-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By sgretchko
My suggestion is to add up the approximate cost...

My suggestion is to add up the approximate cost of the parts and buy yourself a giftcard (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). While I read all of the posts, it makes no sense to buy the parts...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-15-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By sgretchko
Two in the trunk, two in the backseat. Just take...

Two in the trunk, two in the backseat. Just take an old blanket or sheet to cover the seat.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-11-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By sgretchko
Control Arms and Ball Joints

Acquiring a '02 GS300 w/75k from an elderly relative for my son. Last time the car was at Lexus dealer, they suggested ball joints and control arms. I understand ball joints are an issue with this...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-04-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By sgretchko
It's ok, you should do what makes you happy. My...

It's ok, you should do what makes you happy. My thinking is what are you saving for? You might as well enjoy these features while you have them. I like and use all of the features such as the tilt...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-04-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By sgretchko
The vent now works intermittently. My question is...

The vent now works intermittently. My question is where are the motors located? Various vent assemblies are available on Ebay. Has anyone attempted this?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-02-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By sgretchko
Oscillating Vent Stopped Oscillating

The vent on the drivers side has stopped oscillating. The passengers side works fine. Changing the settings or having someone in the passengers seat doesn't seem to make a difference. Any ideas?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-01-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By sgretchko
Mystery solved. The two bolts that hold the...

Mystery solved. The two bolts that hold the bottom of the radiator to the support brackets had loosened. Replaced and re-torqued, no more noise.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-31-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By sgretchko
"Noise from the engine compartment"

'02 UL w/153k has developed an intermittent "clacking" noise from the engine compartment. It doesn't sound like the suspension but maybe the A/C or suspension compressor. I also hear something when...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-28-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By sgretchko
Premium Fuel

LS430 owner, acquiring a '02 GS300 w/ 85k for my son. I'm sure the question of premium fuel v. register has been over-discussed on this forum (as it has on the LS430 forum). That said, I will pose...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-24-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By sgretchko
The founder of what has become the Toyota Motor...

The founder of what has become the Toyota Motor Company was named Toyoda. Automobile production began as a division of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. Interesting story, check out wikipedia or the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-23-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By sgretchko
I notice a difference on my '02 UL. My...

I notice a difference on my '02 UL. My impressions may not be technically correct but here goes. The car is a little quicker when the ECT mode is engaged. I believe it alters the transmission shift...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-23-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By sgretchko
Yes, I can confirm and did the same thing. Koyo...

Yes, I can confirm and did the same thing. Koyo part number (Amazon for about $225) and markings matched the right rear bearing that came off the car. Toyota dealer parts manager and mechanic...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-20-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By sgretchko
Looking for an independent shop in Metro Detroit

Just wondering if someone knew of a good independent shop in the Metro Detroit area? Currently own an LS430 and acquiring a '02 GS300 with 75k. The GS was maintained at the local Lexus dealer and all...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-19-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By sgretchko
It sounds ok to me at this point. I will have to...

It sounds ok to me at this point. I will have to drive the car more to see if I hear anything. It may be a few weeks before I can get it into a muffler shop. Thanks.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-19-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By sgretchko
Where the manifold connects to the exhaust?

Current LS430 owner acquiring a GS300 with 65k for my son. Check engine light is on. Former owner said something about a small leak where the manifold connected to the exhaust (or possibly the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-18-16, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By sgretchko
Mine is a UL and the other car is a ML. Both use...

Mine is a UL and the other car is a ML. Both use premium gas, probably from the same gas station (Costco). Their is just a bit more pep in the other car. I seem to recall an easy to replace sensor...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-17-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By sgretchko
A Little Sluggish Lately

My '02 UL has about 150k and runs great. Recently, I had the chance to drive a relatives '03 with 65k. It seemed to have a bit more pep and slightly better acceleration. I have never replaced any...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-16-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By sgretchko
1. While it may be the exception, my wife's Honda...

1. While it may be the exception, my wife's Honda Accords have always had rear brakes that wore out before the front. In fact, the fronts lasted twice as long as the rear.

2. Move on from this...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-15-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By sgretchko
Battery Drain?

About to acquire a 2002 GS300 with 85k for my son. I am a LS430 owner and an active member of that CL forum. My question is whether the GS will have a problem starting because it will be left outside...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-10-16, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By sgretchko
When you feel the vibration through the steering...

When you feel the vibration through the steering wheel, you should consider motor and transmission mounts. Replacing them usually brings back the smooth ride.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-07-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By sgretchko
Reasonably sure. Lexus senior tech mentioned that...

Reasonably sure. Lexus senior tech mentioned that both Koyo and NSK were used by Lexus and Toyota at the time. Also, posts on this forum have indicated the same Koyo part number as OEM. Finally, the...
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