1999 Lexus LX470 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Lexus LX470

1999 Lexus LX470 Problems

Loud Vacuum Cleaner Noise on Cold Start

Drivers may hear a loud noise, much like a vacuum cleaner, coming from their engine on cold starts. This affects the 1998-2005 Lexus LX470. 

The noise is from the secondary air pump, which sends hot air to the catalytic converter when the engine is cold. This allows the catalytic converter to clean exhaust better, and lower emissions while the engine is warming up.

Pump failure may result in:

Fixing the issue involves removal of the intake manifold, and replacement of the secondary air pump.

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

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1999 Lexus LX470 Questions

What is causing a causing a key notification that appears wen I remove the key? (1 answer)

once I remove the key from the ignition switch, the notification starts to blink, it does so even after I lock the car.

What is causing a gong sound wen I engage drive on the gear leve? (1 answer)

When I move the gear to drive, a gong sound is heard, I think from the back. What could cause this?

oil pressure gauge mark below hlf when silent and on rises to mark abv hlf, ok? (1 answer)

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1999 Lexus LX470 Recalls

Recall 04V434000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS DO NOT MEET LUMINOUS INTENSITY STANDARD.

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1999 Lexus LX470 Reviews

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based on 3 customer reviews
i have a 1999 lx 470 best car of the 8 i have owned, this one just went of 200,000 miles and is a quiet as it was the day it was bought...i want a new car but can't imagine buying a new car for no reason... i don't think another car that could live up to my expectations now...
I have 350,000 miles on my 1999 LX470 and it's still going strong. Regular maintenance is all I've done. This vehicle has made me a Lexus owner for life.
wonderful suv will buy another lexus for sure

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