1996 Lexus LS400 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Lexus LS400

1996 Lexus LS400 Problems

Rear Window Sunshade Fails and Makes Grinding Noise

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. 

Noise 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.

Automatic Transmission Shutter Code P0770

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.

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1996 Lexus LS400 Questions

Transmission 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.

Whydoes my 96ls400 start to run hot after airconditioner is running (1 answer)

Why does my 96 ls 400 start to run hot after running my air conditioner

Service light came on, it's a round circle with 3 little lines on each sides (1 answer)

Service indicator light came on. Can you tell me what it means? It's a red circle with 3 little lines on each side.

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1996 Lexus LS400 Recalls

Recall 98V016000
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 Reviews

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based on 5 customer 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!

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