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Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By ALAN553
I have a leak in the exhaust manifold for about 5...

I have a leak in the exhaust manifold for about 5 years...I will continue to let it leak....common problem. I onky hear it on the start up in the am
Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
100,000 miles is lifetime...dont ya think? i...

100,000 miles is lifetime...dont ya think? i operated under the principle that if i planned on keeping the truck, i would do the first trans change early, which was at 55,000 and than wait another...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-25-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
Very funny, feels like a new truck, right? . ...

Very funny, feels like a new truck, right? . FYI I did not replace rear shocks until about 140k, they worked fine but the outsides were all rusted and crumbling exposing the shaft. I have 157 K...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-25-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 102,209
Posted By ALAN553
Off should appear on the dashboard. Off means the...

Off should appear on the dashboard. Off means the rear suspension will not self level
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-24-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
both side dropped, it was only one air...

both side dropped, it was only one air bag...dealer only threw the solenoid resevoir at me, and compensated me for the mistake...they followed the ECU error code system, could not find the leak on...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-24-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
close?? LOL, it will come to you eventually. ...

close?? LOL, it will come to you eventually. wait until it drops on the bump stops while you are driving on the highway...computer probably detects error codes and cant keep only one side up...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-22-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By ALAN553
It's the OEM replacement parts from them. You can...

It's the OEM replacement parts from them. You can find it on their website. I did not do it myself this time, this is what my local non Lexus mechanic uses.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-22-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By ALAN553
I have used centric pads and rotors, lasted 45K,...

I have used centric pads and rotors, lasted 45K, started to feel the "wrap" shudder the last 10 K of use. Also calipers notorious for seizing. My mechanic has replaced them twice gratis...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-22-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
your welcome....old saying...when you hear hoof...

your welcome....old saying...when you hear hoof beats behind you, it usually horses, not zebras.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-21-15, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
They replaced reservoir first, that did not fix...

They replaced reservoir first, that did not fix it, I found the pin hole. I heard the leak one day, got underneath and could feel the air. They go by computer codes...its like bad medicine, not...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-20-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
If you manually put it to the high position when...

If you manually put it to the high position when you park, the hole in the rubber probably closes, as the bag collapses ever so slightly, the rubber folds and the hole opened up...its a 2003 right? ...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-20-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By ALAN553
There were many nights when I came back in the...

There were many nights when I came back in the morning and there was no sag and then at another time it would. It's rubber, depending on how inflated or deflated it is, the hole may or may not...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 165,853
Posted By ALAN553
Ha, I go for 5 in the spline. On the u joints,...

Ha, I go for 5 in the spline. On the u joints, can't over lube...extra comes out.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 165,853
Posted By ALAN553
I used to let dealer lube it...still always...

I used to let dealer lube it...still always clunked, started doing it myself, used Royal Purple synthetic, have been doing that routine, rear every 5000 miles, front every 10,000 and have not had the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-18-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 165,853
Posted By ALAN553
Have you tried lubing it? Supposed to be service...

Have you tried lubing it? Supposed to be service every 5 K
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-17-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By ALAN553
Great minds...ha, did the exact same thing last...

Great minds...ha, did the exact same thing last year
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-16-15, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
I like getting raped by my dealer, at least the...

I like getting raped by my dealer, at least the mechanic has a face and a name and I have access to him as well as the head tech guy. I get fed, given a loaner, they will use stuff I bought from...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-15-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
Lexus replaced reservoir and air bags, I did the...

Lexus replaced reservoir and air bags, I did the sensors myself afterwords, just to make sure. I have no plans to get rid of the truck so I went for it. In hindsight maybe I should have gone with...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-15-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
If you hear a hiss....its a leak...I have a 2004...

If you hear a hiss....its a leak...I have a 2004 with 157K miles...been down this road. Replaced it all or you can do the coil spring conversion mentioned in many posts here. are you attempting to...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-15-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
You can get under the truck raise and lower the...

You can get under the truck raise and lower the height, see if you can hear a leak/hiss at any point. Trip to the dealer for error codes?
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-15-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
Like he said, it's most likely the air bags, the...

Like he said, it's most likely the air bags, the solenoid reservoir or both.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-15-15, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
The leak is intermittent because the hole in the...

The leak is intermittent because the hole in the air bag opens up only when the bladder is deflated just enough to allow the pin hole to open. That or the solenoid reservoir or the height sensors,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-14-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By ALAN553
12 years old, I would be looking for a leak in...

12 years old, I would be looking for a leak in those air springs.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-09-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By ALAN553
I got the right angle attachment for the grease...

I got the right angle attachment for the grease gun so never had a problem reaching the zerk fittings, also, I guess I have also been lucky, each time I put it on ramps....there they are.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-09-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ALAN553
dont know, let us know...

dont know, let us know...
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