1997 Lexus LS400 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Lexus LS400
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1997 Lexus LS400 ProblemsHigher Mileage Cars May Develop Noises in 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 problem was that when coming to a stop, I would get the sensation of letting a manual transmission car stop without engaging the clutch; i.e. a shuttering sensation. The diagnosis was that the shift solenoid "E" encased in the transmission was faulty (PO770). The problem is that this part has been replaced twice within a 12 month period leading me to believe there is something really wrong with the diagnosis, treatment and possibly the t...
Clunking noise coming from rear when stopping and starting. The bushings in my rear carrier arms (I think, it's been awhile since I replaced, crawl under car and find the arm that moves around significantly when pressure is applied) were COMPLETELY worn out, the rubber was missing and the metal housings were just flopping around.
Use aftermarket bushing ADUS 505 (about $35 each, search online) to rebuilt each arm. Repair isn't too bad if...
1997 Lexus LS400 QuestionsCar starts fine but won't Stay idled? (1 answer)
At low rpm it's worse
i replace the timing belt and water pump because timing belt broke now it won't start what could be the reason.