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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By StanVanDam
This topic should be searched before rehashing...

This topic should be searched before rehashing and creating a new thread. The last discussion was at http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/764882-gunk-fuel-injector-cleaner.html

The...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By StanVanDam
Rain-X is very well known to haze - google...

Rain-X is very well known to haze - google "rain-x haze". Even in the early 2000s, many cases of this hazing were documented at the time. I would not use any sort of wax, Rain-X, Aquapel, or any...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-26-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By StanVanDam
To address the original question, just use any...

To address the original question, just use any random tool you can fit in there and get leverage with. I typically use a wide flathead screwdriver and leverage it against the caliper. Yes, the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-13-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By StanVanDam
Yes - P0155 (B2S1 heater element fail) at...

Yes - P0155 (B2S1 heater element fail) at 84000kms after 8.16 years from the in-service date. Changed it myself with a Denso 234-4630, which is the same as Lexus 89465-50130.

Changing sensors...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-13-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,760
Posted By StanVanDam
My 2002 had a P0155 B2S1 O2 Sensor Heater Element...

My 2002 had a P0155 B2S1 O2 Sensor Heater Element failure in 2010 (1 year after I bought the car), at 84000km. Replaced it myself with a $75USD Denso 234-4630 which is exactly the same as a Lexus...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-13-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By StanVanDam
On other cars, the park/neutral position switch...

On other cars, the park/neutral position switch is called the neutral safety switch or transmission range sensor. It attaches to the side of the transmission and is somewhat exposed to water and road...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-12-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,880
Posted By StanVanDam
I put in a new Toyota 90915-20004 filter every...

I put in a new Toyota 90915-20004 filter every 8000km, along with an entire 4.73L jug of Valvoline SynPower (Walmart had a huge sale, and I had a friend with employee discount, so it was $17CAD...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-07-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By StanVanDam
Could you post pics of where these sensors are?...

Could you post pics of where these sensors are? Thanks!
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-07-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By StanVanDam
The attached price sheet from my local Toyota...

The attached price sheet from my local Toyota shop shows that "Replace Timing Belt", op code 11TO2H20-TB6, costs $363.95 CAD = $277.09 USD. I don't know if this price includes water pump and/or...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-07-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By StanVanDam
I do not apply any protectant to the glass. After...

I do not apply any protectant to the glass. After handwashing the car (including the glass), I go over the glass again with Stoner's Invisible Glass. All windows on my car seem to have the factory...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-07-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By StanVanDam
I've always used Mother's Chrome Polish on my...

I've always used Mother's Chrome Polish on my wheels and chrome/chrome-painted trim. Has anyone tried Flitz and compared it to Mother's? Mother's is priced fairly and is sold everywhere, so I haven't...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-07-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By StanVanDam
TireRack can show a picture of your car and...

TireRack can show a picture of your car and factory color, and then overlay the various wheel options - see this URL for aftermarket wheels sorted by lightest to heaviest -...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-21-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By StanVanDam
2001 and 2002 have a VSC OFF button, which...

2001 and 2002 have a VSC OFF button, which disables both vehicle skid control (individual wheel braking + engine cutoff during sideways/drifting/lateral movements) and traction control (engine cutoff...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-20-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By StanVanDam
Another common rattle is the heat shield clamps....

Another common rattle is the heat shield clamps. Also, with the clamps rusted out and loose, the heat shields also rattle around, so 2 things rattle due to 1 component failure.

Side note: save...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-15-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,883
Posted By StanVanDam
Could you provide the part numbers of the sills?...

Could you provide the part numbers of the sills? What model years do they fit? Thank you.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-25-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By StanVanDam
This behaviour is by design. The testing...

This behaviour is by design. The testing procedure is to shine a bright light into the front and rear sensors before reading for codes. If you get errors when performing the test correctly, then you...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-24-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By StanVanDam
In the trunk GPS unit, double-check all harness...

In the trunk GPS unit, double-check all harness connections. Sounds like the plug for the GPS antenna is loose (if I recall correctly, it's grey and looks like a coax/single-pin) or the speed sensor...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-24-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By StanVanDam
When you say rough idle, how many rpms does it...

When you say rough idle, how many rpms does it idle at when cold, how many when warm, how many when it's "rough"? Idle spec is 700-800rpm in neutral with the cooling fan and all accessories/AC off....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-22-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By StanVanDam
Strangely coincidental that it stopped blowing...

Strangely coincidental that it stopped blowing cold air immediately after a battery change. Several ECUs are supposed to be re-initializated after losing power, but I didn't think AC was one of those...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-22-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By StanVanDam
Part # 33554-50040. It's just a plastic cover,...

Part # 33554-50040. It's just a plastic cover, easy to break if you aren't careful, $2.20CAD at the dealership. I used mine several times before I broke the old one and after I got a new one. It...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-19-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By StanVanDam
I went with Plan A and bought 11" long pliers...

I went with Plan A and bought 11" long pliers with a 90degree head. I was able to grab the cable and pull with enough force in the correct direction to pop the hood.

If I hadn't removed the hood...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-18-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By StanVanDam
For Canadians: If you are affiliated with a...

For Canadians: If you are affiliated with a provincial engineering body, check out TD Meloche Monnex with the professional engineers' group plan. Bundle with home insurance and ask for some loyalty...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-18-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,671
Posted By StanVanDam
http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbul...

http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1310x976/80-2002_lexus_scheduled_maintenance_and_service_intervals_742e8d4c34029326cc289ff042e350027d2296fe.jpg

Coolant is first changed at...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-18-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By StanVanDam
Question [SOLVED] Hood lock cable failed, how to open hood?

My hood lock cable started failing about 2 years ago. It would not pop the hood when I pulled on the release unless I fiddled with the release lever and/or pulled up on the hood while trying to open...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-18-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By StanVanDam
If you take a look at the FAQ...

If you take a look at the FAQ (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls430/661209-ls430-faq-frequently-asked-questions-and-diy-thread.html), you'll see the Lighting section, which links to...
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