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1996 Lexus LS400 Questions

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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!! (bori9683@students.sjvc.edu)thanks so much.
When I am stopping the car has a noticeable downshift and sounds louder. The malfunction light came on. Sounds like transmission. Could it be dirty fluid?
my ac works but the fan won't come on or change speed when you go up or down with the control. when you drive cool air does come through. Can someone help me with some answers, thank you
I can not find the direct connect for the rear oxygen sensor on my Lexus LS400 1996. I can see if coming of the eh exhaust system, and I see the lead going into the passenger compartment, but then?
I recently took my 96 LS 400 to a shop for a knocking noise in the front end when applying the break. They quoted me radius arms and busings for $180 each plus labor. When I went to a parts store and on line to find the parts they dont show a listing for radius arms. What else could this be called?
there's no voltage going back to the fuel pump or the fuel relay


my 96 lexus ls400 has been in the garage for 2 months,I took it out and notice speedometer stop working.What do I look for. Thanks for your time.
So what would the total cost be for the Timiing belt, water pump, front en gine seals, (not the drive belt, it was recently replaced), idlers and tensioners ???
Looking at buying this car used from original owner - it has 190,000 miles current owner has never replaced timing belt (nor on his previous 3 LExus')..he says it only needs to be replaced if it breaks...and will not damage the engine. The dealer says the oppposite.
Can anyone give me a straight answer?
Thanks, Shelley
new coils/wires,m/mounts.vsv valve ok. compression min184/max237. normal backpressure @ exhaust
On hot days the A/C will not cool down the car.
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