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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-25-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 86,707
Posted By jmcraney
2007 and 2008 LS460s. Your 2011 LS460 was not...

2007 and 2008 LS460s. Your 2011 LS460 was not part of that recall.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-25-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By jmcraney
There are lots of good choices out there and I am...

There are lots of good choices out there and I am sure you will get lots of different recommendations.

I replaced my EL42s with Michelin Pilot MXM4s. The price was reasonable and the tires were...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-25-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By jmcraney
My 2007 LS460, that I bought new, came with the...

My 2007 LS460, that I bought new, came with the Turanza EL42s. I had 29K when I replaced them and I think they would have easily lasted past 35K. I was anxious for the original tires to wear out...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By jmcraney
Welcome, we are glad to have you. Well, I...

Welcome, we are glad to have you.

Well, I was going to tell you how you might fix it but now I will just have to save my stuff for someone who isn't forewarned.:p
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
Thank you for sharing your wisdom. That was my...

Thank you for sharing your wisdom. That was my experience too - the only place to get a Panasonic battery for a Lexus is in Japan. When I was looking for a Panasonic battery my quest was driven,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
I have no reason to question your opinion of...

I have no reason to question your opinion of Panasonic batteries. I live in a very large metropolitan area and I recall trying to find a replacement Panasonic battery for one my Lexus'. I was...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
Please steer us to the posts about bad...

Please steer us to the posts about bad alternators. I've followed this and other LS460 forums for about 8 years and I don't recall a single report of a bad alternator.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
Leaving the dome light on will not discharge the...

Leaving the dome light on will not discharge the car's battery.

I've used Interstate Batteries as replacements for many years without problems. The Interstate Batteries are rated near the top of...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
It is not true that these cars eat batteries. ...

It is not true that these cars eat batteries. Many of these cars have defective doorjamb switches.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By jmcraney
If the battery has failed prematurely, then it is...

If the battery has failed prematurely, then it is very unlikely related to the car. If the battery is just discharged, then the most common cause in these cars is the doorjamb switch. It is very...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-16-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By jmcraney
Seems to me that the sensor for the Auto-Dim...

Seems to me that the sensor for the Auto-Dim feature is on the front side (the windshield side) of the internal rearview mirror assembly. Check to see if you have placed something, like a toll-tag,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-26-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By jmcraney
Some owners have had problems understanding the...

Some owners have had problems understanding the operation of the LS460 windshield wipers when the car is new to them. I had some trouble when I first got my car. We don't see many windshield wiper...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-21-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By jmcraney
Seems good to me. Are these numbers...

Seems good to me. Are these numbers representative of all 5 reported pressures?
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-21-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By jmcraney
You should consider the inflation pressure in the...

You should consider the inflation pressure in the tires. The next time you start your car first thing in the morning, before you drive, make a note of the tire pressures that are displayed in the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-21-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By jmcraney
The remote key employs two technologies to start...

The remote key employs two technologies to start the car. The "touch the button" is the alternate and that uses NFC and does not use a battery. The primary method is an RF interrogation method and...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-14-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By jmcraney
If you are referring to the Fuel Pressure Sensor...

If you are referring to the Fuel Pressure Sensor Gasket recall, the affected LS cars were in the 2007-2010 range. The 2012 LS460s were not included in the recall. There are no safety recalls for...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-06-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By jmcraney
If you run out of things to consider, you should...

If you run out of things to consider, you should be sure that the doorjamb switch on the driver's door is not the cause.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-06-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By jmcraney
What you are experiencing may be an indication...

What you are experiencing may be an indication that the SAT equalizer is set to minimum, or that the AM and FM equalizers are set to maximum, or both. The equalizers for AM, FM and SAT are...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-02-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By jmcraney
I think some of the letters have not been sent...

I think some of the letters have not been sent yet, because of the necessity for phasing. If the dealer has the tools, parts, and trained technician available they will probably gladly do it anytime...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-02-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By jmcraney
Since this is a very large recall (over 400,000...

Since this is a very large recall (over 400,000 vehicles) notification is probably being done in phases so as not to overwhelm the logistics system and your letter is yet to come.

All vehicles are...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-02-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By jmcraney
Personal opinions and the policies of large...

Personal opinions and the policies of large corporations may differ on this issue. Let's hear from someone who is knowledgeable about the policies of Costco, Walmart, DiscountTire and others.

I...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-31-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By jmcraney
He's telling you that the gaskets around the...

He's telling you that the gaskets around the valve stems need to be replaced to be sure that there is no leak there. It is standard to replace the gaskets when dismounting tires - probably a...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-31-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By jmcraney
The agency that you are referring to is not the...

The agency that you are referring to is not the NTSB. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA is chartered to deal with safety issues in motor vehicles. If you want to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-25-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,937
Posted By jmcraney
Most of us don't routinely check our coolant...

Most of us don't routinely check our coolant reservoir - we just check when there is liquid on the floor or we smell coolant. And neither do most keep a jug of coolant handy.

The expense...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-24-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,937
Posted By jmcraney
I am surprised that no one has jumped on this. ...

I am surprised that no one has jumped on this.

greg3852 and roadfrog have made a very important point. The instructions for the Fuel Sensor Gasket Recall call for the coolant hoses to be...
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