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Forum: SC 400/300 08-19-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By jpw
1sW - you're right - I should have been more...

1sW - you're right - I should have been more specific. I've replaced 3 Regulator parts so far - 2 on my SC and 1 on my daughters GS. Each time I replaced just the regulator and used the existing...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-18-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By jpw
I've been getting my OEM parts online from...

I've been getting my OEM parts online from Autonation Toyota Gulf Freeway parts (google "Autonation Toyota Gulf Freeway parts" for the online area) for about 6 years now. Great place and I think...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08-13-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By jpw
If it's not the battery or the alternator, check...

If it's not the battery or the alternator, check the grounds. I went through the same thing for about 3 years of new battery, then replaced alternator. Went thru dying batteries, car would die while...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-11-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By jpw
I put VVME HID's on our lex low beam. I went for...

I put VVME HID's on our lex low beam. I went for the 'digital' ballast and they've been rock solid for about 4 years with absolutely no problems.

Only issue is reminding my wife to turn the...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-06-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
Posted By jpw
My wife works at a "regional educational center"...

My wife works at a "regional educational center" which offers vo-tech classes to high school people, i.e. welding, health care, auto mechanics, machinery, auto painting.
They are obviously taught...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-05-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By jpw
Ozzy - look at every inch of the bottom of your...

Ozzy - look at every inch of the bottom of your door after you remove the inner panel - unless the previous owner for some strange reason took it out, it should be in the bottom of your door well.
...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-04-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,062
Posted By jpw
Hi, I just posted a write up about this and...

Hi,
I just posted a write up about this and inside it there are links regarding the replacement of the actuator. Do you have a drill press or something ? The end of the actuator rod is so round I...
Forum: SC 400/300 08-04-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By jpw
How to: Fix your door opener actuator rod lower end

This writeup will explain how the door actuator rod works, breaks, and how to fix the bottom part of the actuator door opener arm without removing the actuator.

Iíve had problems with both door...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-31-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By jpw
Just reporting I've had absolutely zero issues...

Just reporting I've had absolutely zero issues since I made the fixes above..
Forum: SC 400/300 07-29-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,472
Posted By jpw
OK, Done. Before taking out the actuator, I...

OK, Done.

Before taking out the actuator, I wanted to remove the door handle to see if that'd help me access and check the actuator.

After removing the handle,. I couldn't believe the top of...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-28-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By jpw
Great looking car ! That Lexus site is awesome -...

Great looking car ! That Lexus site is awesome - I just re-registered and saw the records on my car. Back in 'the day', in about 2003 when we bought our SC400 (had about 120K miles, paid $6K), the...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-28-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,062
Posted By jpw
I think what S4shelby said is your only viable...

I think what S4shelby said is your only viable option now. I have mine torn apart now as I'm rebuilding the lower part of the arm that goes into the actuator since it's broken. (have replaced 2...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-26-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,472
Posted By jpw
OK, so I'm well on my way. I've...

OK, so I'm well on my way.


I've fabricated an extension to the arm that broke, but I noticed the flat part of the arm(what's left of it) which inserts into the actuator is a little angled...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-23-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,472
Posted By jpw
Thanks guys - I know exactly what you mean - I...

Thanks guys - I know exactly what you mean - I had both window regulators go out on the SC (we'd given the SC to our son as long as he needed it while he was at school at Ft. Rucker and both went out...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-22-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,472
Posted By jpw
Thanks Dog, I saw those links a long time ago...

Thanks Dog,
I saw those links a long time ago but couldn't find them yesterday. I may try to fabricate the end of the rod after I remove the actuator from the door.

Did you remove the door...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-21-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,472
Posted By jpw
Thanks for all of the info you all have shared so...

Thanks for all of the info you all have shared so far. I replaced the clip on mine about 6 months ago, but it failed, and the rod broke out of the actuator. I did notice that window track in the...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-04-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,675
Posted By jpw
I had him do the needles and feel fortunate I got...

I had him do the needles and feel fortunate I got them back - same as you, I'd hoped they were going to be brighter, though.

And same here, there's no way in hell I'd send them back to him for...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-03-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By jpw
Thanks - scE - yea, I'm looking at the...

Thanks - scE - yea, I'm looking at the stoptech/Centric on Amazon.. much much cheapter than summit for the exact same thing..
Forum: SC 400/300 06-03-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By jpw
Did Steel Braided Brake Lines Help?

I'm curious about getting these for our SC.

If you installed only (not pads, rotor, etc) Steel Braided brake lines, did you notice a positive difference in braking ?

Just trying to see if...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-03-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By jpw
Before I did the above, I replaced my dash lights...

Before I did the above, I replaced my dash lights w/LED's and they still slightly (very slightly) dim when I first put on the turn signal.

But after doing the above I don't get battery drain nor...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-02-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By jpw
FYI if anyone's looking at this, I took these...

FYI if anyone's looking at this, I took these pics while laying down w/my feet towards the front of the car so the bottom of each pic is the front of the car.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06-02-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By jpw
This probably doesn't make sense, but I had a...

This probably doesn't make sense, but I had a very similar issue with our SC. I'd replaced the alternator and the battery and it'd still die after just a few days of non-use. While idling, I was...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-02-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By jpw
Ok, so the speedbleeders part number is SB7100...

Ok, so the speedbleeders part number is SB7100 7X1 . It fit into all 4 calipers. I installed them and bled (rear first, then front), but unfortunately I didn't get the improvement I'd hoped.
...
Forum: SC 400/300 05-30-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By jpw
I used VVME HID's for the low beams. My lenses...

I used VVME HID's for the low beams. My lenses are mildly clouded over.

The HID I went with were the 4300 K light so it'd look like a real light instead of having a tacky blue ricer tint.

I...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 05-28-14, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By jpw
Mongoose you did the right thing.

Mongoose you did the right thing.
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