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06-17-19, 03:06 PM
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Posted By rkw77080

Rear air struts are much easier to replace. You...

Rear air struts are much easier to replace. You don't have to detach the upper control arm to remove the strut - just unplug the air line to bleed the air out and collapse the strut.
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06-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By rkw77080

It is fairly common for mechanics to reinstall...

It is fairly common for mechanics to reinstall your lug nuts with an air impact wrench and over-tighten them. So if you have someone else work on your car and the work involved removing the wheels,...
06-12-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By rkw77080

The brake pedal has a return spring to hold it in...

The brake pedal has a return spring to hold it in the extended (un-depressed) position. A leaky master cylinder should not drop the brake pedal to activate the brake light switch. Perhaps the...
06-01-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By rkw77080

I installed a set of the Megan adjustable rear...

I installed a set of the Megan adjustable rear control arms on my LS430. They worked well for me.
https://www.amazon.com/Megan-Racing-MRS-LX-0410-Lower-Camber/dp/B00DH47LKI
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06-01-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,004
Posted By rkw77080

Attached is the CPO checklist on things to...

Attached is the CPO checklist on things to inspect...
05-27-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By rkw77080

According to the service manual, dry fill is 9.0...

According to the service manual, dry fill is 9.0 US quarts, drain-and-refill is 2.4 US quarts.
05-27-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By rkw77080

The video may have left out some minor details....

The video may have left out some minor details. Attached is the Lexus TSIB on "Zero Point Calibration" for you to clear the VSC warning. You can reset the VSC memory with TechStream, or follow the...
05-26-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By rkw77080

Please take a look at Post #16 of the link...

Please take a look at Post #16 of the link below...
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/893769-bad-starter-2.html
05-10-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rkw77080

If the squeak did not come from the door, then...

If the squeak did not come from the door, then the next thing to check is the seat mounting hardware or the hinges of the seat-back. Otherwise if you use the steering wheel to pull yourself up, that...
05-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By rkw77080

Did the characteristic of the vibration change...

Did the characteristic of the vibration change after you replaced the motor mounts?

Did you look at the tachometer to see if the RPM dropped excessively? Say, below 500RPM? If so, put the car in...
05-04-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By rkw77080

Here's a little more details on how the LS430 A/C...

Here's a little more details on how the LS430 A/C compressor works...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/675x899/capture_c9a5ae3f65eae9260584e16c609397ad06c75256.jpg
05-04-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By rkw77080

The 04-06 LS430 A/C compressor always rotate with...

The 04-06 LS430 A/C compressor always rotate with the drive-belt. A separate solenoid controls the flow of refrigerant into the compressor, which will determine the mechanical load the compressor...
05-02-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By rkw77080

It can be done with TechStream. Please take a...

It can be done with TechStream. Please take a look at the first item on Page 4 of 9 in the attached.
04-30-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By rkw77080

Attached is taken from the factory repair manual....

Attached is taken from the factory repair manual. If you're thinking of a rip-and-replace, then you can skip the tear-down section of the procedure.
04-27-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By rkw77080

I got one of these from Amazon. It sits between...

I got one of these from Amazon. It sits between the passenger seat and the center console....
04-24-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By rkw77080

My first instinct points to a bad push-button...

My first instinct points to a bad push-button switch. Most likely the contact is intermittently shorted, or stuck mechanically, or has a weak return spring. Next time this up-up-up condition occurs,...
04-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By rkw77080

Most likely, your Spiral Cable (aka Clock Spring)...

Most likely, your Spiral Cable (aka Clock Spring) is defective.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/572x737/capture_517b7acd208f9ae3a567344993f862f6a2c0060f.jpg
04-23-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By rkw77080

From the owner's manual... ...

From the owner's manual...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/900x615/capture_a5b5e0c1db3c992f294e41857a98ba69e5a24a44.jpg
04-21-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By rkw77080

Please look on the passenger-side fuse box for a...

Please look on the passenger-side fuse box for a fuse called "H-LP LVL". This fuse provides power to the AFS ECU....
04-17-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By rkw77080

Here's a nice write-up if you decide to DIY... ...

Here's a nice write-up if you decide to DIY...
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/395898-how-to-adjust-your-headlights-writeup-w-pix.html
04-17-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By rkw77080

Can you detect the sweet smell of...

Can you detect the sweet smell of coolant/antifreeze? If so, you have a small leak in the heater system. Otherwise, it is likely that your A/C is working very well and causing the humid air in...
04-10-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By rkw77080

Power steering fluid, maybe? If the plastic...

Power steering fluid, maybe?

If the plastic cover under the engine bay is intact, you will have to remove it to see where the leak truly originates. What you found on the floor is just simply...
04-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By rkw77080

It sounds like your heater valve maybe stuck...

It sounds like your heater valve maybe stuck open. Please take a look at Post #3 on the link below for more details......
04-06-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By rkw77080

When the car failed to move in "R", did you try...

When the car failed to move in "R", did you try shifting in/out of "R" a few times to make sure you're in "R"? Did this happen only when the engine is cold, and did you try to "gun" the engine?
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04-05-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,810
Posted By rkw77080

For those who are working on a 2001-2003 LS430,...

For those who are working on a 2001-2003 LS430, here is the drawing with connector pin-out... The factory drawing abbreviates the names (e.g. S28, S29, etc.) of the connectors to alphabets (e.g. A,...
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