2003 Lexus GX470 Questions

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clock ticking and sounds like you here water sometimes.
Need to know if this is a Air Bag Switch that's needed.
I have been quoted $3300.00. Is this average or high
The cap was missing and water got into the brake line. Will this be a costly exense
I have a loud clunking noise after stopping and then starting again.
how much to replace [including the abs master cylinder unit]
Plan to replace pads, rotors if not tied to the computer
Has anyone else had this issue?
I have just changed the radiator but the problem still persist. What could be the cause? Thermostat ? It does not happen when the AC is off. What should I do?
Regardless of setting, auto, low, high, the windshield wipers will work fine for several minutes, then suddenly stop in the middle of wiping stroke. Turning the switch to off and then back to any setting 2 or 3 times allows it to start working again for a few minutes until it stops working again.
I took my Lexus 2003 GX470 in for routine maintenance at a Lexus dealership. It has <57,000 miles. They found a leaking radiator. Though I have not noticed the red colored radiator fluid in my garage floor, they were able to show me where it was leaking and I got radiator fluid on my finger when looking under the car with the tech. It looks to be a slow leak. Estimate to replace the radiator was $1227.

They also told me that I needed to change my timing belt or risk catastrophic damage to the engine should the belt snap. I later verified on my owner's manual, which suggests changing the timing belt every six years or 90,000 miles. The dealership also recommended that the water belt and drive belt be changed at the same time, as those are a "package deal" when the timing belt is changed. However, I don't see the water or drive belt change as part of the same six year/90K mile recommendation in the owner's manual. Estimated price: $1543.

Does the timing belt need to be changed due to the time even even though the mileage is low?
If so, is it true that the water and drive belts need to be changed at the same time as the timing belt? Why?
Do either / both of these changes (radiator, belts) need to be changed at a Lexus dealership?
Any ideas of what these changes might cost at non Lexus dealership?
Does anyone have recommendations of a non-Lexus dealership that can do this type of work on Lexus autos in the Boston area?

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