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Old 10-08-07, 03:06 AM   #31
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when is a good time to get them replaced or should they just be checked periodically? i am closing in on 50k miles

Mile mileage alone wont tell you much. Its the combination between mileage, road condition, etc. There is no set mileage on how long these will last. Have yours checked for play. If you dont mind getting your hands dirty, you can always check it yourself. But like I said, if you dont know if they are still good or not, just replace them for the peace of mind. It's definitely something you dont want to be hesitating on.
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Old 10-08-07, 03:28 AM   #32
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WOW....glad you're OK....could have been worse.

What really gets me is that since this is such a problem....LEXUS corporate should issue a recall on the lower ball joint, if not done already.

The reason I say this is because my work truck...a 2004 Toyota Tundra....got a RECALL notice just 3 months ago....and guess what the recall was for? The LOWER BALL JOINT!!!!

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Old 10-08-07, 04:43 AM   #33
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Since we all know this is a major problem for our cars what can we do to bring it up to lexus/toyota corp. about our concerns? Lets get the ball rolling and see what they have to say about this. Because sooner or later someone will get hurt because of this. Since we all know what the problem. I just don't want to sit around waiting for someone to get hurt, because when it happend to me as you can tell it was hard to control the car going about 30-35 mph let alone on a busy highway at 60-65 mph. PM me or reply to this post with any suggestions and lets see if we can get everyone on this. Strength is in numbers, not individuals.
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Old 10-08-07, 08:03 AM   #34
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wow amazing how it happened where it did. vey fortunate! glad you are ok man! good luck with resolving the situation.
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Old 10-08-07, 10:20 AM   #35
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ouch! sorry to hear...
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Old 10-08-07, 10:27 AM   #36
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yeah...I agree with the suggestion of trying to get a recall on these going...

And the power is in numbers...

perhaps a petition?

Or if we all write in letters or something?

anyone have suggestions??
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Old 10-08-07, 12:12 PM   #37
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How hard is it to change the ball joints? Can a DIYer with Rhino ramps do it? Do i need to take the wheels off?
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Old 10-08-07, 12:58 PM   #38
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Jeez, sorry to hear about your GS man. From the looks of it, you escaped a serious predication.

My GS is at 78K but is a 1999 so about ten years old. I think I'ma have them changed at my 80K service.


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yeah...I agree with the suggestion of trying to get a recall on these going...

And the power is in numbers...

perhaps a petition?

Or if we all write in letters or something?

anyone have suggestions??
If you want serious results, the only person worth PM'ing is DAVEGS4.
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Old 10-08-07, 01:35 PM   #39
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oh man i should check up on mine, i hear like creaking and cracking when go over the speed humps when i turn the wheel. or when i am turning the wheels when parking.
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Old 10-08-07, 02:19 PM   #40
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Scepetic: you have to take the wheels off so that ramp wouldn't work. Another great tool to have for this DIY is a pitman's puller. There is a DIY on this site somewhere that list all your needed tools and step by step instructions with pictures. Good luck.

PushinLex: do you know if anyone contacted DAVEGS4 about this problem yet? If not we can try to contact DAVEGS4 and see what he has to say.

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Old 10-08-07, 02:29 PM   #41
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Im glad i wasnt on the freeway going 70 that day and took the backroad going 25mph to a main street. I may not even be here to post anymore.
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Old 10-08-07, 05:09 PM   #42
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I really think we need to get Lexus aware of this, if they are unaware. Even if cars are out of warrenty, this could be a SERIOUS issue and cause a lot of personal/property damage.
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very much so... im on board whenever u guys are ready
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FYI - Just purchased new ball-joint set from Sewell for $118 delivered. 2000 GS4.
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I'm going to PM DAVEGS4 about this issue and see what he has to say. I will keep you guys updated.
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