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1998 Lexus GS400

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1998 Lexus GS400 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A creaking type noise may develop from the front suspension when driving over uneven road surfaces. Our technicians recommend inspection of the front sway bar bushings for deterioration and related hardware for correct tightness.

Engine -- Verified

Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

1998 Lexus GS400 Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, June 17, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING DEFECT OF THE YAW RATE SENSOR FOR THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC), THE VSC CAN OPERATE IMPROPERLY IF THE SENSOR IS AFFECTED BY CERTAIN ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, SUCH AS FROM A CELLULAR PHONE.

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1998 Lexus GS400 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1998 Lexus GS400, 4.0L V8, Aguada, PR

NESECITO SABER COMO SE ALINEAN LOS ARBOL DE ELEVAS AL PINON DE LA COOREA DE DISTRIBUCION

dkagolf, 1998 Lexus GS400, 4.0L V8, Cartersville, GA

I just have to ask a crazy question because I just had the AC re-built that cost me $2000. While swiping my debit card, they reminded me that I was long overdue for the TIMING BELT to be replaced.....

big stone, 1998 Lexus GS400, 4.0L V8, Colorado Springs, CO

Routine Inspection and /or Replacement of the GS 400 cabin air filter is due. I believe it is forward of and above the "glove box." I need instruction on how to access the filter. Thanks.

goodwitmyhands, 1998 Lexus GS400, 4.0L V8, Schenectady, NY

how do i replace my passenger side lower ball joint ?

big stone, 1998 Lexus GS400, 4.0L V8, Colorado Springs, CO

How would you access the cabin air filter in order to install a replacement filter?

Thanks

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1998 Lexus GS400 Reviews

My GS400 now has 128K miles & it still looks fantastic & runs like a scared rabbit! Still getting 20-25MPG from 300HP motor is the best. I just upgraded the tail lights w LED lights & it looks like a 2012 model. I also upgraded to slotted rotors & now run ceramic brake pads & this car stops w the best.
Make sure you change the timing belt/water pump each 100K & the
GS 400 can easily go 300-400K miles without many repairs, so if you find one w 100+ K miles that was well maintained you can generally buy w confidence.
- Koby St Louis, MO

This is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned, however, the steering is so quick, the new tires "Mchelin's" makes it hard to stay in a straight line, this type of tire was not a good idea. I was told, after i bought them, that the side walls are too soft, which makes them wonder. "GO FUGURE"

I have 140,000 miles on my 1998 GS 400 and have experienced almost zero problems. The digital display on my radio has now disappeared and it seems to eat through Z rated tires fairly quickly. I keep wanting to look at a new car but this one has been great. Happy and scared that I may get 250,000 miles out of this one.

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