1996 Lexus LS400 Questions

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My power steering seems to stop working at low speeds and there is no leak the problem is getting more frequent and I don't want to ruin the pump I looked at some other posts and it maybe just the screen needs to be cleaned but sometimes when I manually unlock the car the drivers window rolls down and the locks unlock and lock sometimes too so I'm wondering if it's an electronic issue? Thanks for the help

first time this has occured

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.

i have replace the fuel filter i checked the fuel pump i have replaced the fuel pump relay it acts like it wants to start but it wont

Replaced plugs, wires, rotors, rotor buttons, checked igniters, checked mass flow sensor. Igniters and mass flow sensors are working fine.

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

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

On the dash the battery indicator light stays on. The car starts up but will not shift into park or neutral. I have headlights but no brake lights,tail lights or signal lights. On the inside nothing works(i.e. ac/heater, radio, windows, mirrors, seats, instrument panel is blacked out as well as the dash. I do have interior dome lights and door lights but that's about it.

what price should i expect to pay for transmission fluid and filter replacemtent? and where should i go to get it done? is it something i can do?

I was told the solenoid shifter. It takes so long the first time we are ready to leave before it will shift into gear. I run the car, even rev up the engine.. then when it does it jolts out hard.

Has never over-heated. When engine died smelled gasoline. Coolant was topped off way before. Engine Icon and Trac/off icon on.Today it started but could hear it missing . Slowly it smoothed itself out. Did NOT drive. Could this just be a tune-up, oil-change-needed, tranny filter replacement thing or could coolant sensor being out cause this?

What's wrong with my car idle to low change plugs do you think i bought the wrong ones

Is it safe to clean your engine at the car wash?