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1996 Lexus LS400

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1996 Lexus LS400 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

1996 Lexus LS400 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, February 9, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE TERMINAL FOR THE STARTER MOTOR MAGNETIC SWITCH, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IF ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE LIQUID, SUCH AS ROAD SPLASH WITH DEICING SALT, ENTERS THIS AREA.

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1996 Lexus LS400 Questions and Answers

jazzyboo, 1996 Lexus LS400, Shreveport, LA

The air conditioner works fine but when it is turned on the car runs hot. The car doesnt run hot as long as the air conditioner remains off.

bobcull, 1996 Lexus LS400, Carlsbad, NM

On hot days the A/C will not cool down the car.

hedken77, 1996 Lexus LS400, Kensington, MD

new coils/wires,m/mounts.vsv valve ok. compression min184/max237. normal backpressure @ exhaust

shelleygiacomini, 1996 Lexus LS400, Danville, KY

Looking at buying this car used from original owner - it has 190,000 miles current owner has never replaced timing belt (nor on his previous 3 LExus')..he says it only needs to be replaced if ...

shelleygiacomini, 1996 Lexus LS400, Danville, KY

So what would the total cost be for the Timiing belt, water pump, front en gine seals, (not the drive belt, it was recently replaced), idlers and tensioners ???

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1996 Lexus LS400 Reviews

ihave a broken wire in wire loom from ecm module to #6 injector
how do i run bypass wire.

watch for valve seal leak over 180000, suspension issues ie tie rods and strut adjustments or repairs

Overall great Car! I had to replace the tensioner pulley housing along with new belt. Parts are EXPENSIVE...but with regulary scheduled maintenance and oil changes...it'll last forever!

We got this car a few months ago. It only had 75k on it. We LOVE it. one of the best riding and powerful cars we have owned. I have had 7 series BMW's in the past and this is better. Would highly recomend it to anyone

I've just been given this car from my uncle and am really greatful for it. It's a wonderful and bad ass car, only thing is that when he signed it over, the lights on the stereo already went out so at night I can't see the radio plus he got the gold package, yet, didn't opt. for the CD changer so I can't listen to any CD unless I replace the stereo.
Also, some how the driver side mirror's automatice tint got damaged and 1/4 of the area won't tint anymore and it'll cost $380 to just replace the mirror. Not the whole housing, just he mirror.

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