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Car loses power occasionally
In most of these cases it is necessary to hear the type of engine strain you are describing to make a more accurate assessment. But based on your symptom that once the vehicle runs fine after it sits, this indicates...
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Intermittent steering wheel shaking
It sounds to me like the wheels are out of balance. This may be because of a bent rim, or simply because the wheels weren't balanced properly when you had the tires replaced. Most tire and wheel imbalance problems make...
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Brake rotors stuck to the wheel, won't come off
On your vehicle, the rear brake rotors house the parking brake shoes. So, to start, make sure the parking brake is released before attempting to remove the rotors. If the rotor is still hard to get off, carefully hit it...
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Steering wheel squeaking, after a sudden thudding sound
Without inspecting the vehicle firsthand, I can only guess as to what might be wrong with your vehicle. The issue would be in the column, steering gear, or even the power steering system. Regardless, the vehicle doesn't sound like it's...
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Car overheats after city driving
There are many potential causes for your overheating concern. The engine gets hotter in stop and go traffic because air is not being forced into the radiator the way it is at higher speeds. Since you said the water pump...
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Car noise, dashboard warnings on
One guess is that the problem could be a faulty wheel bearing(s). Bad wheel bearings often result in a rotational growling noise. The wheel bearing is integral to the hub assembly on your vehicle, which also houses the reluctor ring...
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Delay between second and third gear in 2002 Lexus GS 430
Basically, change the filter and fluid and see what happens. Use should also use a Toyota fluid - it works better on those things than a Lexus Toyota fluid. Don't use the aftermarket fluid. As they get that old, they...
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if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?
Unfortunately, the mistake of hooking up the battery cables in reverse may have causes several sensors, relays, and electrical components to be damaged during the attempted jump start. There are most likely multiple electrical issues that need to be diagnosed...
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Over heating
Hello. Thank you for writing in. It sounds like you need to replace the thermostat housing, and possibly the thermostat as well. The temperature gauge on your dashboard is commonly misunderstood. The thermostat and temperature gauge will only give you...
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Oil Change
Your Lexus GS430 takes one oil filter and requires 5.5 quarter including the oil filter. The manufacturer suggests using 5W-30 synthetic oil. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform an oil change service...

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