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Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By randal
I checked my Lexus manual and the starter relay...

I checked my Lexus manual and the starter relay contacts (2,4) are fed by the + of the battery thru a fusible link. The relay coil(1,3) is fed from the + of the battery thru the ignition switch and a...
Forum: LS400 11-16-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By randal
That is good news about the starter relay...

That is good news about the starter relay 'clicking'. At least it is being energized. That clears the park/neutral switches. The security system does not come into play with cranking the starter. The...
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By randal
Put very little confidence into what the...

Put very little confidence into what the autostore workers tell you. You can use them for advice but take it for what it is worth. I think you found your issue...a light being left on for 8 hrs. Just...
Forum: LS400 11-16-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By randal
So, let me see if I have this straight...the...

So, let me see if I have this straight...the Lexus dealer replaces the starter because the engine will not crank over, then gives up when that high dollar, shotgun approach does not work? You need to...
Forum: LS430 11-14-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By randal
You state that your coolant level has not changed...

You state that your coolant level has not changed despite a "water trail". The water trail is, most likely, AC water condensation. If it were your water pump weeping, your coolant level would...
Forum: LS400 11-13-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By randal
Weird stuff begins to happen as temps go below...

Weird stuff begins to happen as temps go below freezing. You say that it only happens when the pedal is being moved (ie: pressed) so I am wondering if it is the pedal position sensor hanging up...
Forum: LS400 11-13-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By randal
It is not a deep cycle battery (those are more in...

It is not a deep cycle battery (those are more in the marine duty use) and does NOT need to be "deep" charged. I would have let the engine run for a good 1/2 hour or so but I think you are good based...
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By randal
For your sake, I hope this is not a prophetic...

For your sake, I hope this is not a prophetic quote. :D
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By randal
I guess the way I look at it is this...how hard...

I guess the way I look at it is this...how hard is it to change the part (labor), how expensive is the part, and will its failure be catastrophic? Put those in your pipe and smoke on it. It's risk...
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By randal
Lexo, a drain is pretty simple. You unscrew the...

Lexo, a drain is pretty simple. You unscrew the tranny plug and catch the oil fluid. Reinstall plug and refill thru the dipstick tube. The real issue is just how much comes out. It all depends upon...
Forum: LS400 10-30-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By randal
sha, I believe the 120 amp fusible link is in...

sha, I believe the 120 amp fusible link is in series with the alternator. So, a booster box polarity reversal would not cause current draw through the fuse.
Forum: LS400 10-30-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By randal
Oh, another thing to check carefully...I know it...

Oh, another thing to check carefully...I know it sounds too simple...but make sure that you are putting the correct polarity on the battery from the jump box. It just does not make sense to have...
Forum: LS430 10-29-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,420
Posted By randal
Allow me to weight in...so, you spend $600/mo on...

Allow me to weight in...so, you spend $600/mo on gas? Thats like 170 gallons = 3400 miles per month?
If that is somewhat accurate, then you will save a lot of money with the Honda. However,...
Forum: LS400 10-29-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By randal
Dale, when you say you put a 'box' on it, I...

Dale, when you say you put a 'box' on it, I assume you mean a charger or booster box?
The cable SHOULD run directly to the starter, so that is normal. There is also a smaller wire that energizes...
Forum: LS400 10-21-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By randal
You might remove the serpentine belt temporarily...

You might remove the serpentine belt temporarily and start her up to see if the noise is coming from one of the peripheral components or the fan bracket pulley.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By randal
You will need to take a more methodical approach...

You will need to take a more methodical approach if you want to get to the root cause. I do not know why disconnecting one coil and grounding it out would make it start right up but suspect that is...
Forum: LS400 10-18-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By randal
Propman, I think the LS will be fine for towing...

Propman, I think the LS will be fine for towing if you keep it to a motorcycle with light trailer. A extra transmission cooler would be a good idea but not a necessity.

As for the starter... 4.6...
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By randal
I could do a lot of second guessing but you have...

I could do a lot of second guessing but you have to be there to really know why the decisions that were made...were made. Believe me, it is much 'compromise'. The only suggestion concerning the...
Forum: LS400 10-11-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By randal
Yes, as dicer mentioned, I always use a small...

Yes, as dicer mentioned, I always use a small piece of soft pine 2x4 on the jack cup when lifting at any point on the car.
Forum: LS400 10-04-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By randal
So, first off, as much as I like the LS, you...

So, first off, as much as I like the LS, you cannot compare it to a Z06...different leagues. Second, you have slammed your LS and with other mods, you have limited the market. I know you like it and...
Forum: LS400 10-01-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By randal
It's now like greased lightning. ;-)

It's now like greased lightning. ;-)
Forum: LS400 09-30-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By randal
Yeah, you simply got the needle back in the wrong...

Yeah, you simply got the needle back in the wrong position when you reinstalled it. You will need to carefully note the needle position now, pull it off and try to reinstall it 20km further CW. We...
Forum: LS400 09-30-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By randal
There you go. The post by Kansas (#10) has most...

There you go. The post by Kansas (#10) has most all of the info you need to take that puppy apart and see what is wrong. You might be able to repair it yourself.
Great pics, Jim!
Forum: LS400 09-29-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By randal
On the 92, the trip is a digital readout and main...

On the 92, the trip is a digital readout and main OD is pseudo-mechanical. Half old school, half new. I believe a small motor drives its gears and perhaps the gears(or motor) are kaput. You might...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By randal
Jim...you're...alive!? (and looking more like...

Jim...you're...alive!? (and looking more like Billy Bob Thornton each day). Welcome back.
My wife would NEVER let me cart $#!+ in her Sienna. That's what the Tundra is for! ;-)
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