1996 Lexus LS400 Questions

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the machenic say have to change the computer is that possible and how much would it cost?

How often is this repair done(recommend mileage)? What is the manufacturers recommended time to change? An with all the other recommended repair that should be done at the same time as the timing belt what is the total est cost then?

car vibrate when press gas while its in park

Says: or short circuit
2.poor electrical connection
3.faulty vent solenoid

where is this located so I can check it, and how should I determine if it is 1 or 3

my car was driving fine until one day i put it in reverse and sound like something was catching in the back. so now when i put it in drive its doing the same .it make seems like my car has hopped into netural

Ignition switch works car starts and runs but i cant remove the key. If i disconect the battery the key will come out. Hook the battery back up, start the car,turn the car off and the key will not come out. Please HELP

while driving the battery light came on and the dash board lights dimmed and the radio turned off. Turned car off and when started back up it reved/idled up and down constantly on its own.

the lights went dim and was cutting off, when I turned the lights off it sped up then it started acting like it was going to cut off. It did cut off but will not go into park gear and it has no power

how do i replace the shifter, for automatic the plastic is broken ?

How can I change the digital temperature meter (gauge) in my 1996 Lexus dash board from Fahrenheit to Celsius??

traction light came suddenly stays on car runs rough
car when stopped wants to stall.also engine light came on

This question isn't about a specific car. I am curious to know the information source for common problems reported. I notice that Lexus LS400 and ES300 have no common problems reported, and Infiniti Q45 and I30 only have one problem. But when I look up Camry or Accord, their list of common problems are very long. If I'm looking for an older less expensive car, and am on a limited budget, is it safer for me to look for Lexus and Infiniti exclusively? I notice that Lexus and Infiniti also have fewer questions from people that have a problem. I really need an inexpensive car that won't die on me a month after I buy it. Any answers and advice? Thanks, Vahn

How do you get battery from under hood when battery is dead?

car will not stay running, only when sprayed with starter fluid it will stay running

I have a 1996 lexus ls400 and when im driving and touch the brakes, it sways back and forth like a fish in the water trying to swim. the fron suspension is worn out but i do not think the shocks would make it do that. what else could it be? its like some kind of bushing is out im guessing but i am clueless. any one with any kind of feedback that can E-mail me what they think, plz feel free!! ( so much.