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Brakes locking up
Hello. Your brakes can lock up for many reasons. If the wrong brakes were used or if they are contaminated with oil or grease than this will occur. If neither of these are present then there may be a problem...
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Power seat stuck forward
Hi there. If your power seat is not working it can be 1 of 2 things. Firstly, this can be an issue with the fuse that is connected inline for the power seats to work. Secondly, it can be your...
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Car makes clunking noise
There have been several instances with this model Lexus needing new brake pads installed that are making noise. It sounds like you may have something in the brake system causing a noise when stopping and letting off the brake. I...
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Whining and buzzing noise coming from head unit - 1997 Lexus LX450
I would check with the Alpine distributor who sold you this unit, and discuss your situation with them. They may have included relevant comments on mounting the head unit with the unit itself, but in any case, their Customer Service...
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Replaced oxygen sensors, but code P0135 still visible - 1996 Lexus LX450
P0135 is a "heater circuit" malfunction in the O2 sensor. This is usually a fused circuit. Check your Owners Manual to verify that it is fused, then check that fuse to make sure it isn't blown ("something" caused the old...
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Possible booster needed - 1996 Lexus LX450
A "normal" brake job only addresses wearing parts like brake pads and rotors (or brake shoes and drums on drum brake vehicles). The brake booster rarely fails, and then usually because the brake master cylinder has allowed brake fluid to...
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Which starter should be installed - 1997 Lexus LX450
I would call the parts supplier you are considering ordering from to be sure you get the right part. Most have excellent parts professionals who can ask the right questions (vehicle 'build" date, which engine, etc.) and can guide you...
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After part replacements, spark plugs do not work - 1996 Lexus LX450
If you have a Check Engine Light on, first check for those codes to determine what engine management thinks is going on. If no trouble code, check the ignition fuse behind the driver side kick panel (carpeted panel at foot...
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Will a after market performance chip increase my horse power? Will it pass smog?
If you live in California or any jurisdiction that regulates these aftermarket products, the first thing to check is whether the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has "registered" or "approved" the product. If no approval exists, particularly in California, that...

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