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Navigation, radio, and A/C broken after battery replacement
Hello. Charging the battery should not damage the navigation or driver controls. However, you can damage your systems by charging it wrong. If using a charging station, the amperage and voltage that your charging at is important. As far as...
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Radio not working - 2003 Lexus LS430
It would seem the issue is a connection problem. If the wire from the windshield to the radio has been cut or pinched, it could be a short causing your radio to not function at all. There are ways to...
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Starting problems - 2004 Lexus LS430
Hi there. This sounds like a case of a failed alternator & battery duet. Many times these can fail within close time frames of each other and are usually recommended to be replaced together so that it has a new...
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mesfire 5 cylender detected
If your vehicle's cylinder 5 is misfiring it is likely that the ignition coil or the spark plug is having an issue. I would recommend hiring a qualified professional to inspect the spark plug in the ignition coil as well...
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Car leans on rear passenger side
I beleive that this vehicle has air suspension on all four wheels. If your vehicle is sagging on only one corner of the vehicle, it is likely that the air strut on that particular corner has a leak. The air...
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Part fell in engine are
Typically, a magnet is used for retrieval. There are commercial retrieval tools, for example sold at Sears or Autozone. However, if you have a compact, powerful magnet at home, you can take a piece of long wire (12 or 14...
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While driving, I heard loud squeaking noise. I pulled over and saw white smoke and pink coolant all over the ground. what is this?
Some of the coolant has come out of the engine, of course, because there is a leak. Your mention of a loud squeaking noise makes me think water pump, as in seized water pump, however there are other possibilities so...
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Maintenance light keeps coming on
I'm assuming you're talking about the maintenance required light. If the light keeps coming back on, it means that it is not getting properly reset at the time of service. The reset procedure varies, depending on whether your vehicle is...
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Joshua how much will it cost to replace all coils and plugs
Hello, thank you for writing in. The technician's do not have the ability to create proper quotes due to the pricing of labor and parts being dependent on your location. With that being said, I can share some of the...
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Clunking noise hear it at speeds of 35-40 loud
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a bad or worn out ball joint. A ball joint is designed to pivot through multiple planes. Of course, because the ball joint constantly pivots at different angles, it tends to wear...
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How much the labor costs to replace caster bushing (aka control arm bushing)? 2004 Lexus LS430
Hi there - YourMechanic does not offer lower caster bushing (aka control arm bushing replacement as a service. Replacing bushings in aluminum control arms in the field is a somewhat risky procedure in the best of circumstances. YourMechanic recommends, and...
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Engine meter shows overheating but engine is not hot
It sounds like you may have had the thermostat stuck closed for a short time and then open up and temperature went down. I would recommend you get the engine coolant thermostat replaced before thermostat stops working all together and...
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Best way to fix Lexus flat spare tire
Hi Felicia. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when you have a hole or leak in a spare tire, it's something that can't be repaired. Spare tires (unless it's a full-sized spare) are factory sealed, and tire repair facilities will...
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I have an 01 Lexus ls430 the trunk indicator is on as if the trunk is open but it's completely closed. Any ideas?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is wrong with the sensor on the latch for the trunk. Scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see if anything comes up. You can check the wiring directly to the sensor and...
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Vibration from rear deck
In order to try and locate a vibration due to an aftermarket radio with heavy bass you would need to try and touch each body part until you find the part that is vibrating and then a fix may be...
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Aircond intermittently blows warm air and indicates engine overheat but engine seems to be normal
It sounds like you may have a faulty AC Compressor or potentially a leak in the AC lines somewhere. Car air conditioners work on a simple principle of heat transfer, relying on the fact that heat will always transfer from...
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Aircond sometimes blows warm air on cold start but turns cold after a few minutes or once driven
It does take a few minutes for an a/c system to "normalize", that is provide consistently cold air, but if you are noticing this issue of "warm air" for the first time, yes, there is probably a fault of some...
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Lexus LS430 Cruise control speed limit
The 2001 LS430 Owner's Manual refers to an upper limit of 85 MPH in terms of cruise control settings. Apart from that, there is no ECU limit or user-programmable upper speed limit. On some cars, you can program individual keys...

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