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Forum: LS430 Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By randal
Yes, I suppose you are right in that reasoning....

Yes, I suppose you are right in that reasoning. You might broaden your hunt to include checking wheel bearings, mounts, suspension parts. I know it does not appear to be coming from those but noises...
Forum: LS430 Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By randal
With your description of symptoms, I am really...

With your description of symptoms, I am really thinking maybe the torque converter or flex plate. You might try to determine if the torque convertor is coming out of lock-up when this noise occurs or...
Forum: LS430 Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By randal
Does the "pinging" sound change at all when hot,...

Does the "pinging" sound change at all when hot, cold? Could be a clue there.
Also, does it occur only while in gear (albeit a near coasting) or would a high idle in neutral/park also do it?
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By randal
A thought on experimenting with this, LS400FAN,...

A thought on experimenting with this, LS400FAN, but if it "clicks" during acceleration briefly going forward, would it do the same thing going backwards? Now, bear with me a moment. You said that you...
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By randal
Your ignition switch may be worn out and bad for...

Your ignition switch may be worn out and bad for this to happen. The 'start' position contacts on the switch have to be engaged to turn the starter. Or else a short in the wiring harness, which is...
Forum: LS400 12-16-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By randal
I think what they might be saying is that the...

I think what they might be saying is that the first mechanic who worked on the PS pump did not really fix the leak because the dealership mechanic found PS fluid on the replaced alternator. So, first...
Forum: LS400 12-15-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By randal
Here is a link showing the basic steps. There are...

Here is a link showing the basic steps. There are also YouTube videos.
http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Parasitic-Battery-Drain
Forum: LS400 12-15-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By randal
You certainly got the "shotgun" treatment of...

You certainly got the "shotgun" treatment of parts replacement which usually indicates that the mechanic does not really know what he is doing. Hey, its not his money that's being burned, right? ;-)...
Forum: LS400 12-11-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By randal
If it turns over fine(cranks robustly), then your...

If it turns over fine(cranks robustly), then your battery is good and not the problem.
Forum: LS400 12-11-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By randal
Coffee. Needs a little Java to get going just...

Coffee. Needs a little Java to get going just like you and me. ;-)

Seriously, could be dielectric breakdown of plug wires or distributor caps especially if this occurs on damp and cold mornings.
Forum: LS430 12-05-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By randal
Humor me a little, LiCelsior...what where you...

Humor me a little, LiCelsior...what where you looking for and found?

I found the schematic interesting in that there seemed to be more LED's than I thought. Also disappointing in that there are no...
Forum: LS430 12-01-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By randal
A one owner 2002 LS430 with 95k miles is probably...

A one owner 2002 LS430 with 95k miles is probably worth around $12k. So, that 'little' mishap only cost you $9k.
That is why I keep comprehensive insurance until the price of the vehicle is under...
Forum: LS400 11-27-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By randal
mjkwee, since there is no schader valve on the...

mjkwee, since there is no schader valve on the fuel rail, so in order to tap into the system, you will have to loosen the existing banjo bolt and connect a union pipe to the LH fuel delivery pipe....
Forum: LS400 11-27-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By randal
The 26 is air-fuel rich mixture and 71 is EGR...

The 26 is air-fuel rich mixture and 71 is EGR malfunction. So, I would do some searching into these two subjects.
What year, model and miles?

Here is a list of OBDI codes ->...
Forum: LS400 11-25-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By randal
With the damp, cold weather you are having...

With the damp, cold weather you are having lately, it most certainly could be the high tension parts mentioned above. You should be replacing the caps and rotors every 100km or so and plug wires...
Forum: LS430 11-24-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By randal
I wish it were that simple, Owczar. Changing the...

I wish it were that simple, Owczar. Changing the cam seals on 90-97 is fairly straight-forward as you mention.
However, on later models, I believe it requires removing the camshafts. So, it is much...
Forum: LS430 11-24-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By randal
My LS with X-ice works great. Your problem is...

My LS with X-ice works great. Your problem is that you have mixed tires in the front and back. Any tire shop will tell you that is a big no-no.
You have just discovered why you never mix tires. ...
Forum: LS400 11-22-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By randal
It is not everyday that a clean 97 with only 56k...

It is not everyday that a clean 97 with only 56k miles comes along. Could you have found one cheaper? Probably. But as long as you are happy and it runs well, enjoy it. It is one of the finest...
Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
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: 14
Views: 402
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: 161
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: 14
Views: 402
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: 344
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: 222
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: 268
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...
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