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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By oldskewel
Hey Matt, I really admire your efforts to keep...

Hey Matt, I really admire your efforts to keep this one going vs. buying a disposable new one.
Where in CA are you? I've got the alternator that came out of my '91 - bad slip rings and diodes so I...
Forum: LS400 02-06-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By oldskewel
Assuming they're talking about the upper control...

Assuming they're talking about the upper control arm shown clearly in your photos = one ball joint and two bushings. The bushings on those UCAs are not sold by Lexus, but you can get pretty solid...
Forum: LS400 02-06-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By oldskewel
I had a recent possibly related experience on my...

I had a recent possibly related experience on my '91.

I ended up finally finding a failed UCA bushing - the rear bushing on the front right UCA. To find it, I jacked the car up with the wheels...
Forum: LS400 02-05-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By oldskewel
Your problem is simple enough that you don't need...

Your problem is simple enough that you don't need to take the battery somewhere to get it tested. If you're as stuck as it sounds like you are, I'd get a ride to somewhere and buy a voltmeter and...
Forum: LS400 02-05-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By oldskewel
Corroded battery terminal is definitely a major...

Corroded battery terminal is definitely a major concern. If you've got no real tools or equipment for testing, one thing you could do it put the key in, turn to the on position, turn the headlights...
Forum: LS400 02-05-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By oldskewel
This sounds right to me. Yes, based on your...

This sounds right to me.

Yes, based on your description of symptoms, I would not believe it's a starter problem. Kind of ridiculous for the AAA to come up with that, unless there's more to the...
Forum: LS400 02-04-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By oldskewel
I'd search on here for alternator failure...

I'd search on here for alternator failure symptoms. My guess is that you have a marginal/failing alternator.

When the alternator went on my '91, it did so suddenly and completely. It drove fine,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-04-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,028
Posted By oldskewel
Glad to be able to help (I hope). If you got...

Glad to be able to help (I hope).

If you got it to work with channel locks, you'll definitely be able to get the spring compressor to work. I was unable to get my C-clamp to do it, so I reached a...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-04-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,028
Posted By oldskewel
BTW - After I posted here a week or so ago, I...

BTW - After I posted here a week or so ago, I realized I'm in the GS - 2nd gen forum, and I've got a Gen 1 LS, but most of this should be close to interchangeable between the two platforms.

The 3...
Forum: LS400 02-03-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By oldskewel
I've had a '91 for a while now. Up to about 189k...

I've had a '91 for a while now. Up to about 189k miles I think, with several hundred k more to go. I think it would be a great car for your daughter if she likes it. My daughter just turned 17 and...
Forum: LS400 02-03-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By oldskewel
Glad to hear your daughter is OK. First thing I'd...

Glad to hear your daughter is OK. First thing I'd do is try to get more info on potential other body damage, as you mention. If it's just swapping in a junk yard door, you're fine, but if hinges,...
Forum: LS400 02-02-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By oldskewel
Sorry to hear about your problems. If it were me,...

Sorry to hear about your problems. If it were me, I'd:

0. Try to figure out why it overheated twice. If it's due to low coolant, find the leak and fix it. If something else, find it and fix it or...
Forum: LS400 02-01-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By oldskewel
Running it dry is the only way to find out for...

Running it dry is the only way to find out for sure.
My '91 is spec'ed at 22.5 gallons, but by running it dry, I found that it is really 21.3 gallons. The light comes on with about 3 gallons left. I...
Forum: LS400 01-29-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By oldskewel
No, just the right side. The left side is still...

No, just the right side. The left side is still tight. Raybestos PN for the left side is 502-1201. PN again for the right side is 502-1200.
Forum: LS400 01-28-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By oldskewel
I installed a Raybestos 502-1200 Professional...

I installed a Raybestos 502-1200 Professional Grade Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly on my '91 LS400 today. Looked just like OE, and fit perfectly except the castle nut was a little too short (did...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-28-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,028
Posted By oldskewel
I replaced the right front UCA on my '91 with...

I replaced the right front UCA on my '91 with stock spring suspension today. Some notes:

The torque values in the OP's post are very wrong for my car. ...
Forum: LS400 01-08-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By oldskewel
Curious - why are you looking for the early build...

Curious - why are you looking for the early build date?
Forum: LS400 12-31-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By oldskewel
I've got 3 or 4 one-button remote keys that - as...

I've got 3 or 4 one-button remote keys that - as far as I know - came with my '91 LS400 (in-laws were original owners).

One of them works pretty much fine - maybe 20% of the time I need to press...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By oldskewel
I have not rebuilt my alternator. But I rebuilt...

I have not rebuilt my alternator. But I rebuilt the power steering pump in my '91 using:
9036317017 BEARING, RADIAL BALL 1 $12.02
0444630173 Steering - P/s pump & hoses - Seal kit Seal kit, ls400 -...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By oldskewel
Ha ha! Glad to hear I am not the only one willing...

Ha ha! Glad to hear I am not the only one willing to think out of the box on solving a tough problem like it sounds you've got. I did not post my idea in your earlier thread since I doubted anyone...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By oldskewel
Before rebuilding the alternator, you might want...

Before rebuilding the alternator, you might want to figure out whether it is a good Denso one that is worth rebuilding vs. a disposable Chinese one that is worth replacing.

Regarding the PS pump,...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By oldskewel
I have a '91 = small brakes. When one of my OE...

I have a '91 = small brakes. When one of my OE 15" chromed alloy wheels cracked, I put the matching spare on. Then when looking for a replacement for the spare, I found a 15" steel wheel from a...
Forum: LS400 12-18-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By oldskewel
I don't remember any problems, but I think having...

I don't remember any problems, but I think having a good ball joint separator tool was important here (mine was good enough to make it easy). On jobs like this, everything is easy until the thing...
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By oldskewel
Replacing lower ball joints with Beck Arnley ones...

Replacing lower ball joints with Beck Arnley ones was the very first repair I did when I got my '91 7 years ago. I paid $57 each back then. No problems at all.
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By oldskewel
You list: "89661-50032, 09/1990-08/1992" ...

You list:
"89661-50032, 09/1990-08/1992"

That is the part number for my 1991 California car with no TRAC. Photos of the circuit boards are posted on the ECU cap repair thread.

In that thread,...
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