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Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By chiph9
I looked into the difference between the East &...

I looked into the difference between the East & West versions of the disc. There is a line from the Chicago area down to Pascagoula that Lexus uses to divide the country. The roads are the same on...
Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 06:39 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 42,260
Posted By chiph9
Replaced the radiator because it was starting to...

Replaced the radiator because it was starting to grow "candy" along one of the sides. Also replaced the thermostat (just because). Hoses looked good.

Hopefully this is the last of the expensive...
Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By chiph9
The V14.1 navigation updates are out, and they're...

The V14.1 navigation updates are out, and they're on sale.

$99 for non-SD card updates (a DVD disc for the GX470) through December. Afterwards the price goes back to $169 (regular price).
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Forum: GX - First Generation 09-29-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By chiph9
Agree on getting better snow results from better...

Agree on getting better snow results from better snow tires. Throw some Blizzaks on there and you'd be good to go.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-29-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By chiph9
I miss my Stumpjumper... Chip H.

I miss my Stumpjumper...

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-29-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By chiph9
I don't recall if you have to put it in neutral...

I don't recall if you have to put it in neutral or park before hitting the diff lock button, but can't hurt.

The IMPORTANT thing to remember is to turn off the diff lock once you get on a...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-24-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By chiph9
Possibly dumb idea (but cheap) -- replace the...

Possibly dumb idea (but cheap) -- replace the fuse with a new one.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-23-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By chiph9
If you look at p/n 55474A & B you'll see they...

If you look at p/n 55474A & B you'll see they have clips on the back -- the parts are molded plastic. Now it may still have a veneer on it. I don't recall noticing it when I had that part out, but...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-22-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By chiph9
I've had a lot of those pieces out of the...

I've had a lot of those pieces out of the vehicle, and they are indeed plastic (they resemble an orange-ish bakelite). Now it's possible that they put a very thin (*very*!) piece of veneer on there...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-22-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By chiph9
The GX has two TPMS sensor sets, controlled by a...

The GX has two TPMS sensor sets, controlled by a push-button down under the steering wheel. This lets you have your summer and winter sets and change between them without a dealer visit (other than...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-22-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By chiph9
If not the key-fob batteries, check for blown...

If not the key-fob batteries, check for blown fuses.

Not sure where the receiver is on the GX, but in other cars I've had it was located in the driver's door, and sometimes a wire through the door...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-22-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By chiph9
The only real wood on mine is around the shifter....

The only real wood on mine is around the shifter. The steering wheel, the dash & door trim, and the parts that are on the sides of the radio, are all plastic. Probably hydro-dipped.

Agree on...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-20-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
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 09-20-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By chiph9
What's nearby? Plastic gas tank? Chip H.

What's nearby? Plastic gas tank?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-19-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,833
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 09-19-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
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: 260
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: 336
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: 336
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: 2,796
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: 23
Views: 884
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: 189
Views: 75,520
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: 212
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: 494
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: 227
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...
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