1996 Lexus LS400 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Lexus LS400
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1996 Lexus LS400 ProblemsNoise From Front Suspension
Higher mileage cars can develop creaking and groaning noises in the front suspension, particularly when coming to a quick stop. Inspection and replacement of any worn parts should correct this concern.
The motor for the rear window sunshade in the Lexus LS400 is known to fail. When this occurs, the sunshade will not extend over the window, and a grinding noise is heard until the motor fails as well.
Replacement of the sunshade assembly is necessary to correct this failure, however, removing the fuse for the sunshade will stop the motor from making the irritating grinding noise.
Owners have reported experiencing rough deceleration, inability to engage overdrive, and a check engine light with diagnostic trouble code P0770. Problems with the torque converter or deferred transmission maintenance can trigger this. Professional transmission diagnosis is recommended to address this issue to prevent unnecessary part replacement and expenditure.
1996 Lexus LS400 QuestionsTransmission seems like it's slipping after stopping, works fine after restart. (1 answer)
After stopping at a red light or stop sign the car seems like the transmission is slipping. If you turn the car off and back on again it works fine until you stop again. It doesn't happen every time.
Why does my 96 ls 400 start to run hot after running my air conditioner
Service indicator light came on. Can you tell me what it means? It's a red circle with 3 little lines on each side.