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I have replaced radiator watepump ect still running hot
If you did not replace the thermostat then you should replace it and then refill the system after bleeding out all the air in the system. Check to make sure the fans come on when the temperature goes up. If...
Will bad brake calipers cause excessive vibrating in steering wheel while driving?
This may very well be caused by the uneven wear on the front tires. When uneven tread is subjected to various road conditions or braking power, this will definitely cause a vibrating or shaking feeling. This may also be caused...
Doorlocks hard to move
If the door locks are not working then it can be caused by a number of things. If it is only the remote that is acting up, then the receiver module may be failing or the battery in the transmitter...
Fan sounds too loud
Your radiator may be leaking. The cooling system will need to be pressurized and performance tested to detect where the leak is coming from. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle....
Speed sensor may be bad
You are likely correct. The speed sensor is the most common problem with this type of issue and this would need to be checked and scanned to review any faults. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from...
Keyless remote broken
The system will need to be checked to see if the drivers door lock is having an issue or the remote is the cause. The remote may have a bad button for the drivers door since it is the one...
Overheat but gauge is not on H
You did not mention the thermostat being replaced. If you did not replace it, then it may be sticking or not opening. The next thing to check is to see if the fans are coming on before the temperature gets...
It sounds like you may have a defective thermostat if you haven't checked it yet. If it still overheats after fixing the thermostat then check the radiator next. Make sure the radiator flows in all of the fluid properly. Lastly,...
Car is overheating quick
Hello. If the gauge goes hot instantly when first started in the morning, then you may have a faulty gauge or coolant temperature sensor. For this car in particular the sensor is usually problem. If the temperature shows cold at...
I belive its my alternator put 3brand new batteries in the car and still want start
Hey thanks for writing in about your 1990 Lexus LS400. A no crank condition such as this will not be the alternator. You either have a bad starter or a bad connection. The most effective tool to diagnose this condition...
Car not moving when pressing the gas pedal
The first thing to check would be the shifter cable and adjustment, and check the computer for transmission codes, especially range sensor codes. If the computer does not know the car is in “drive”, it will not activate the proper...
The engine ticking on a '95 Lexus LS 400
The first thing you'd want to do is get someone to check the valve lash--it may need the valves adjusted. Those things have pretty bullet-proof engines but they do have the valve adjustments on them that are little, stainless steel...
Need to no how to bypass lamp failure sensor for tail & brake lights to work
Hello. Bypassing the lamp failure sensor involves locating the correct signal and ground wires and splicing them together to bypass the circuit. The actual cutting and splicing process is rather simple, however, you must make sure that the correct wires...
What would be a price estimate of replacing a timing belt but not the the component kit?
The timing belt on your vehicle is recommended to be changed every 60,000-90,000 miles. If a timing belt fails, the engine will stop running, and you may damage the engine. To get an idea of the cost involved to replace...
When completely stopping, jolt from ABS locking
If you are having the ABS engage when you are slowing, then the speed sensor for one of the wheels is not reading correctly and is in need of replacing; the bearing that got replaced is going to be the...
Car keeps dying
There are usually two different issues that cause the engine to stall or reduce RPM in situations like this. The first thing I'd look at is the idle control valve or sensors that monitor the fuel system. The second item...
How to reset worn brake indicator
You will have to replace the brake pad sensors when you replace the worn out brake pads. The light will then will go out on its own. If the light does not go out, then you have a short in...
Trouble starting car after sitting for 2 hours
You may be having a problem with one of the battery cables or connections. A mechanic can do what is called is a voltage drop test on the starter and all the cables to see if one or more cables...
Accelerating doesn't produce increase in RPM
The throttle opening is controlled by the engine computer and if the computer sees a problem in the system it will limit the throttle opening. You need to have the computer tested to see the codes that can cause this....
Noise in power steering and wheel difficult to handle
The power steering is not giving enough pressure from a leak or a defective pump or rack and pinion, depending on if whether it is leaking. If the pump works better when warm, then you may need to have the...

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