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Forum: GX - First Generation 05-22-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By chiph9
Park in a quiet area, roll down your driver's...

Park in a quiet area, roll down your driver's window, and turn the key off. Do you hear the pump run? You shouldn't.

Now step out of the vehicle. You should hear it run as it adjusts for you...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-22-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By chiph9
Is it as you turn the key off, or as you step...

Is it as you turn the key off, or as you step out? Because stepping out changes the weight of the truck and the pump will run briefly to re-adjust the height.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-18-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 60,861
Posted By chiph9
This is the important part! Probably could...

This is the important part!

Probably could also do this on a loose dirt road, so the tires can slip more easily.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-17-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By chiph9
No receipts or records on the timing belt mean it...

No receipts or records on the timing belt mean it hasn't been done, as far as I'm concerned. Especially if you can't see any tool marks on the crank bolt.

Common trouble areas that are expensive...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-15-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By chiph9
Another Austin owner here... My 3rd row...

Another Austin owner here...

My 3rd row seats are bagged up and stored in the garage. They'll go back in when I sell the vehicle.

I don't go off road all that much, as this is my only vehicle...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-14-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By chiph9
Prado kitty rescue

So cute.

http://www.gfycat.com/DecimalRegularGrub#

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-14-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By chiph9
Sounds like the actuator isn't working. This...

Sounds like the actuator isn't working. This might be because it's worn out/broken, or it could be because there's an open in the wiring. Once you get the interior pieces off use a voltmeter while a...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-13-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By chiph9
There's no keyhole on the rear cargo door. Just...

There's no keyhole on the rear cargo door. Just the handle.

Getting to the parts will require removing the interior trim pieces. No idea if you can do that while the door is closed.

Can you...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-13-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,084
Posted By chiph9
All I can say is that the reliability rating is...

All I can say is that the reliability rating is across the entire brand, and not to the level of individual vehicles.

i.e. it can be a reliable brand, but someone can still be unlucky. Sorry.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-11-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By chiph9
Enter your VIN at...

Enter your VIN at http://drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/home so that Lexus knows you're the new owner, and they should send you the letter as well as any other recall campaigns that your SUV needs...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-10-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By chiph9
I've never done it, but my guess is that you have...

I've never done it, but my guess is that you have to remove the door card (the interior piece), then use a wrench (open-closed end kind) to remove the bolts. Once you've done that, roll the window...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-09-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,173
Posted By chiph9
You're going to want to use the factory Toyota...

You're going to want to use the factory Toyota World Standard fluid, unless you're willing to do a 3x full change to ensure that all the old fluid is out when you change out to the Royal Purple. ...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-08-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By chiph9
It's never happened to me. Chip H.

It's never happened to me.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-06-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By chiph9
For those that have DIY'd this -- is there...

For those that have DIY'd this -- is there clearance to get a 14mm socket on a torque wrench in there? Maybe with a short extension?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-06-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By chiph9
Try this: 1. Disconnect the negative terminal...

Try this:
1. Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery, wait 2-3 minutes, then reconnect (try to minimize any sparking).
2. Then go to each door and hold the down button until the glass...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-06-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By chiph9
I think its wire length as well. Check your...

I think its wire length as well. Check your installation - if the wires aren't hitting the hot exhaust (or even close) I think you may be OK.

Also - "Left" as you look at the GX from the front,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-05-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By chiph9
Upstream is Denso 234-4138 (both sides) ...

Upstream is Denso 234-4138 (both sides)

Left downstream is Denso 234-4261

Right downstream is Denso 234-4260

http://densoautoparts.com/find-my-part/vehicle-selection

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-04-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By chiph9
So it's engine speed related and not road speed...

So it's engine speed related and not road speed related?

I'd do some cheap stuff first - make sure the spark plugs are fresh, inspect the spark plug wires for cracks, inspect the engine air...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-04-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 71,555
Posted By chiph9
Some people are able to pop them out with a...

Some people are able to pop them out with a fingernail by reaching behind them. You may or may not have enough slack in the wires to turn it to the side to get access to the bulbs. If you don't......
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-02-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By chiph9
Yep. Definitely want the Denso. Don't use Bosch...

Yep. Definitely want the Denso. Don't use Bosch on a Toyota.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-02-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By chiph9
The headlights are different on your Prado, so...

The headlights are different on your Prado, so the fender is different too - meaning you won't be able to use a GX part for that. The hood/bonnet is likely different as well (not 100% sure, but...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-02-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 71,555
Posted By chiph9
Replaced the light bulbs in the center...

Replaced the light bulbs in the center differential lock and descent control switches.
Surprisingly, the heated seat bulbs are still working. :)

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-28-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By chiph9
It'd have to be a really good indy mechanic --...

It'd have to be a really good indy mechanic -- the transmission is very sensitive to quantity and temperature of the Toyota WS (world standard) transmission fluid. You can't just throw some in...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-28-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By chiph9
Looks like you want p/n 89465. It appears to be...

Looks like you want p/n 89465. It appears to be the same part for both left-hand and right-hand sides.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-27-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By chiph9
Many people are skeptical over "permanently...

Many people are skeptical over "permanently sealed" systems. There have been owners that drained some fluid and reported that it smelled bad. And as our vehicles get into higher mileages, with the...
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