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Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-22-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By NotADood
It is only the passenger side airbag that has...

It is only the passenger side airbag that has been recalled on the SC430's
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-19-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By NotADood
Pretty much all vehicles with direct injection...

Pretty much all vehicles with direct injection from 2006-2010 are affected.
Forum: IS F 10-19-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By NotADood
I'm a Lexus master tech. I've heard of this...

I'm a Lexus master tech. I've heard of this before. We had a customer with an IS-F come in with brand new headers, and a check engine light with an A/F (02) sensor code. Turns out that there was a...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 09-23-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By NotADood
Tire pressures do not display on the dash of the...

Tire pressures do not display on the dash of the 2014 GX, as it is a continuation of the previous model just with a face lift. TPMS lights usually illuminate on the first cold morning in the fall...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-23-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, If the steering...

Lexus master tech here,

If the steering rack is leaking on the passenger side only, there is a kit to replaced the seal with an upgraded part. It is significantly cheaper to do it this way, then...
Forum: LS400 09-23-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By NotADood
Found it. Here is the letter that Lexus sent most...

Found it. Here is the letter that Lexus sent most owners.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fg3zctk633qav1/L-CP-ELL-A110-D.pdf?dl=0

It covers all vehicles for UNLIMITED miles until 08/2016, then for...
Forum: LS400 09-23-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By NotADood
Lexus has extended the warranty on several items...

Lexus has extended the warranty on several items on most Lexus vehicles from 1998+ This includes the TPS, the Accel sensor, brake switch, ECU and a few other parts I can't think of off the top of my...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-23-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 39,863
Posted By NotADood
That's strange. I've never seen a 2013 ES with a...

That's strange. I've never seen a 2013 ES with a drain issue. It is usually the 2014 IS 250/350, and the 2013/14 GS350 that has the battery drain issue.

Keep us updated!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-22-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 39,863
Posted By NotADood
An additional note is that my shop foreman thinks...

An additional note is that my shop foreman thinks that the engine ECU is turning on the EVAP vacuum pump during a cold soak EVAP test, and it will intermittently keep the vacuum pump running causing...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-22-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 39,863
Posted By NotADood
Being the gateway ECU, that's what I would...

Being the gateway ECU, that's what I would assume. From my personal experience, the parasitic draw jumps up and down too much for a reliable answer compared to other vehicles. Most vehicles would...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-16-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 39,863
Posted By NotADood
I am a Lexus Master Technician, I posted earlier...

I am a Lexus Master Technician, I posted earlier (a few months ago) saying that Lexus knew of the issue and that the problem was under investigation. Some engineers think that they have identified...
Forum: CT 200h Model 09-16-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By NotADood
I own a 2013 CT, and my Father-in-law owns a 2011...

I own a 2013 CT, and my Father-in-law owns a 2011 Prius. The seats are 100% better on the Lexus, and long driving in the CT no longer kills my back compared to the Prius. They both have the same...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-10-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By NotADood
Lexus Master Tech here, I've been with Lexus...

Lexus Master Tech here,

I've been with Lexus since 2006 when the timing chain engines first came out. In that time, I have never seen, or even heard of a timing chain needing to be replaced on any...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-09-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,011
Posted By NotADood
I am a Lexus master tech. Odds are that you...

I am a Lexus master tech. Odds are that you simply got a bad cat from the factory. 93 octane would do nothing do cause this as the A/F and O2 sensors can adjust to any changes in fuel in a fraction...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-09-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here. is your gas cap...

Lexus master tech here.

is your gas cap aftermarket or OEM? I have seen plenty of P0442 codes, and 95% of the time, they are bad gas caps. Always replace a gas cap the the OEM one. Aftermarket...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-09-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,656
Posted By NotADood
Contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987....

Contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. If you are a loyal customer, they will do their best to take care of you.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-09-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,656
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master technician here, This is why the...

Lexus master technician here,
This is why the 2013 RX350's were recalled for a brake actuator reflash. This is exactly what the vehicles were doing. I recall seeing one come into my dealer with 86...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 09-09-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By NotADood
I saw a guy shear the rear diff in a 2003 4runner...

I saw a guy shear the rear diff in a 2003 4runner doing a neutral drop.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-09-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By NotADood
I have seen upper strut mounts cause those...

I have seen upper strut mounts cause those noises. A redneck trick is to bang on them with a hammer an see if the noise gets better.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 08-21-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, From what my...

Lexus master tech here,

From what my personal experience, the VVT gear on bank one has failed resulting in the misfire on all 3 cylinders on bank 1. It's a pretty involved job as the camshaft on...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08-12-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, You are putting too...

Lexus master tech here,

You are putting too much thought into this. Basically if you see bubbles in the sight glass while the a/c is on at idle, it is under charged. Your best bet would be to take...
Forum: LS430 08-12-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By NotADood
I hope you replaced the correct radiator fan. One...

I hope you replaced the correct radiator fan. One is for A/C, the other is for engine cooling. If that doesn't fix it, I would look into taking it to a qualified technician to check and see if one of...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 08-12-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, I hope the OCV's fix...

Lexus master tech here,

I hope the OCV's fix your problem, but I have seen valve guides needed to be replaced on the 2007 ES model. Just an FYI. Best of luck.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-27-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By NotADood
Believe it or not, that is part of your upper...

Believe it or not, that is part of your upper thermostat housing. A leak there is very common, as Lexus/Toyota only used an RTV compound to seal it instead of a gasket. It would be a good idea to...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 05-30-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By NotADood
Honestly, as long as the vehicle isn't making a...

Honestly, as long as the vehicle isn't making a horrible noise, and all dash lights are off, I wouldn't worry about it.
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