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Forum: GX - First Generation Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By chiph9
When you push the button to change the height,...

When you push the button to change the height, does the air pump run?

When the height is in N and the car is idling with no weight changes (no one getting in/out), does the air pump stop?

Are...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-18-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By chiph9
Yep. Always disconnect the negative. It...

Yep. Always disconnect the negative. It shouldn't matter ... but it does.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-16-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By chiph9
The 2013 DVD is the last one going to be produced...

The 2013 DVD is the last one going to be produced for the 1st gen GX. You can order it at any time.

East vs. West: My understanding is that the differences are with the POIs. If you have an East...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-08-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By chiph9
What about the winter-tire switch under the...

What about the winter-tire switch under the steering wheel?
Can he not get his other tires registered with it in the secondary position?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-07-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By chiph9
Is that a Silver Surfer on that Ford? Chip H.

Is that a Silver Surfer on that Ford?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-06-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By chiph9
Yeah, CAFE is pretty much unachievable with...

Yeah, CAFE is pretty much unachievable with vehicles designed for the open road. For city cars (like the Smart and Scion IQ) they can probably do it.

Technically, cars like the Tesla meet the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-06-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By chiph9
It's probably about cost, and not having a...

It's probably about cost, and not having a bracket that gets bent in shipping.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-03-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By chiph9
I can see their point - easier to pay someone...

I can see their point - easier to pay someone else for meeting tough diesel emissions standards.
Plus, Cummins has a good reputation in the US (except for their ISX engine..)

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-03-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By chiph9
LX & GX future in doubt

Increased government regulation, especially around fuel consumption, could result in the GX being cancelled.

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/02/lexus-gx-lx-future-uncertain-exclusive/

Well,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-02-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By chiph9
Belt squeal: Could be tensioner. If it's gone...

Belt squeal: Could be tensioner. If it's gone bad, the serpentine belt will likely need replacing too (just parts cost, no extra labor involved)

How many miles on your GX?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-02-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By chiph9
Check with your local parts yards on a used...

Check with your local parts yards on a used transmission (did your mechanic not evaluate the problem??)

I'm seeing a price of $2400. Not sure if that is a remanufactured, a rebuilt, or if that...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-02-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By chiph9
Agreed. Check the fluid levels & condition. ...

Agreed. Check the fluid levels & condition.
Since Lexus made the transmission a sealed unit, there's no dip-stick. You (or a mechanic) will have to get under the vehicle and remove the fill plug to...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-31-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By chiph9
Amazon carries a box of 25 for $7, which is a...

Amazon carries a box of 25 for $7, which is a huge savings over buying them at the dealer.

Amazon.com: 7mm Hole, 20mm Head, 8mm Stem Toyota Push In Rivet (Qty: 25) Gripper Box # 2146T: Automotive...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-31-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By chiph9
Some people don't like the look. Others...

Some people don't like the look.

Others don't like that they'll have to replace the bulbs sooner (they aren't easy to reach in some cars)

In my case, I don't like them because the decrease the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-30-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,830
Posted By chiph9
He's probably used to only getting the really...

He's probably used to only getting the really tough problems. Something like this would likely have been solved by the Service Adviser and never booked into the shop.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-30-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By chiph9
yeah, they probably just used it for a bike rack...

yeah, they probably just used it for a bike rack or similar.

Short term: I'd unbolt it and zip-tie it to the tube. Make sure it doesn't hang too low.

Long term: Talk to a welding or body shop...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-27-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By chiph9
I may have this as well. The dealer has a remote...

I may have this as well. The dealer has a remote microphone that they attached to various parts in an attempt to locate it, but were unsuccessful (not a wheel bearing, not a driveshaft, etc)

In my...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-24-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,119
Posted By chiph9
The letter I got doesn't mention the steering...

The letter I got doesn't mention the steering wheel. So I would guess 'no'.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 167,973
Posted By chiph9
The 4Runner guys are saying 2 squirts to the...

The 4Runner guys are saying 2 squirts to the zerks on the U-joints, and 4+ to the one on the spline.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-18-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 167,973
Posted By chiph9
Wait, what? I need to check the service chart...

Wait, what?
I need to check the service chart in the manual again.

Is there a recommended grease?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-13-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By chiph9
So, I don't have specific knowledge of your...

So, I don't have specific knowledge of your situation - I don't recall it ever happening in any of the car forums I've been on since they started using TPMS systems. It's a bizarre series of events....
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-12-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By chiph9
The GX does not auto-learn the sensors. They have...

The GX does not auto-learn the sensors. They have to be programmed into the computer via the diagnostic connector.

Do you get servicing done at the dealer? I would pay the tire shop to mount the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By chiph9
Yeah, you still need to pull over and check...

Yeah, you still need to pull over and check tightness every so often. After the first 50 miles maybe, then every 150 miles thereafter. Temperature/altitude changes can change the tire diameter.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By chiph9
The bypass kit may allow you to pass emissions...

The bypass kit may allow you to pass emissions tests (not sure). But it will cause your vehicle to pollute more, and that's bad.

The Dorman pump is a near-OEM replacement for the expen$ive Lexus...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By chiph9
I'd look at using wheel straps, if the trailer...

I'd look at using wheel straps, if the trailer tie-down locations support them. No worries about compressing the air bags.
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