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Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By chiph9
Put the lug nuts on not quite hand-tight (just...

Put the lug nuts on not quite hand-tight (just spin them on), lower the vehicle, then slowly back it down the driveway until it pops loose.

This uses the weight of the truck to break the rust...
Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By chiph9
What's nearby? Plastic gas tank? Chip H.

What's nearby? Plastic gas tank?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,418
Posted By chiph9
Have you changed the timing belt yet? There's a...

Have you changed the timing belt yet? There's a time limit as well as the mileage limit on them.

www.gates.com/~/media/Files/Gates/Automotive/Catalogs/Automotive/TimingBeltReplacementGuide.pdf
...
Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By chiph9
The ML system is very good for a factory system. ...

The ML system is very good for a factory system. You can install aftermarket that will be better, but you'll be in the $3000 range to do so (parts cost alone!).

There's no doubt that if/when the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-18-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By chiph9
Engine air filter Cabin air filter How...

Engine air filter
Cabin air filter

How long since you changed the brake fluid? Should be done every 3 years, or every 2 years if you live near the coast or other high-humidity area.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-17-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By chiph9
You would use a new bearing. The part is around...

You would use a new bearing. The part is around $180.

You could get it repacked (new grease put in) but afterwards you'd still be running on an old bearing and would likely end up replacing it...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-17-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By chiph9
Any competent mechanic can replace a wheel...

Any competent mechanic can replace a wheel bearing.

The bearings are a tight fit inside the wheel hub, and normally you use a hydraulic press to uhh, press them in. You want to use a press...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-17-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,500
Posted By chiph9
If you replace the rear bumper, you should get...

If you replace the rear bumper, you should get one of the sand dune flags for it.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-15-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By chiph9
The antenna is aftermarket. If it were factory,...

The antenna is aftermarket. If it were factory, Lexus would have drilled a hole in the roof, and not snaked it up past the door where it could be cut.

It's not on the factory part list:...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-10-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 73,476
Posted By chiph9
Not sure a bad air-bag will result in only one...

Not sure a bad air-bag will result in only one side being low -- I thought the left & right sides were connected via the air line, so if one goes, both go flat. ??

The bouncy thing is certainly...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-09-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By chiph9
Try taking it by a four-wheel drive shop. They...

Try taking it by a four-wheel drive shop. They should be able to spot if there's something wrong in the driveline.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-09-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By chiph9
The other possibility is that the inverter on the...

The other possibility is that the inverter on the circuit produces a modified sine-wave and not a true sine-wave. Some electronics don't like that.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-08-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By chiph9
In theory, if you can catch every drop that comes...

In theory, if you can catch every drop that comes out, and measure it so that you put the exact same amount back in of the new Toyota WS fluid, you should be fine.

If you doubt your ability to do...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-08-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By chiph9
Charging a (small) laptop or tablet. Running a...

Charging a (small) laptop or tablet. Running a cooler. Charging a phone...
Nothing big, in other words.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-05-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,162
Posted By chiph9
I've used Castrol 90-weight with good results. ...

I've used Castrol 90-weight with good results.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-04-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By chiph9
It has a grade sensor, and will normally...

It has a grade sensor, and will normally downshift when you tap the brakes going downhill. Try doing that.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-03-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By chiph9
I think MB Tex has a canvas backing. The part you...

I think MB Tex has a canvas backing. The part you see is vinyl.

And it's a good match - you would be hard-pressed to tell, given that automotive leather is mostly plastic + chemicals anyway, with...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-03-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By chiph9
Since the GX is paid-for, every month that goes...

Since the GX is paid-for, every month that goes by is like $600 in your pocket. That pays for a lot of repairs.

But I get what you say about the Passat. I test-drove one last year, and I liked...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-02-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 32,969
Posted By chiph9
A TSB doesn't always mean they'll pay for it. ...

A TSB doesn't always mean they'll pay for it. You might get a discount, but what it means is that it's a service bulletin to the techs about a known/common problem. Paying for it under warranty is...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-02-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By chiph9
Yep. Blend door motor. They have contacts inside...

Yep. Blend door motor. They have contacts inside to report the position of the door, and if they get dirty/corroded the computer tries to re-position the door, resulting in a clicking noise.

Not...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-29-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By chiph9
The front under-panel seems to be in the $330...

The front under-panel seems to be in the $330 range. The middle one about $165, and the transmission under-cover is $60-ish.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-25-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By chiph9
It's not just the MAF sensor, but the readings it...

It's not just the MAF sensor, but the readings it reports to the computer.

The software inside the ECU has data smoothing algorithms (so it doesn't overreact to small spikes in the values) and if...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-25-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By chiph9
Try resetting the window limit switches - here's...

Try resetting the window limit switches - here's the link:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-first-generation/709716-how-to-initialize-power-windows-gx-after-battery-replacement-or-reset.html
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-25-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,127
Posted By chiph9
It appears to be. p/n 36114B ...

It appears to be. p/n 36114B

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/3609360799-PowertrainAndChassis-GX470-2004.html
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-24-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By chiph9
If the contacts get worn/jiggled, it can think...

If the contacts get worn/jiggled, it can think you turned the key from "Run" to "Accessory" (which would tell the engine to stop running).

Chip H.
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