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Do you fix only a Lexus car ? Bcos I have another car that need to be fix
Yourmechanic.com does work on a wide variety of vehicles. In the case of your S430 sitting low in the front, there is an air suspension issue with the vehicle. The S-Class uses air suspension front and rear. It is controlled...
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I have the (2) upstream O2 sensors and need a price quote for labor to replace them only
You are welcome to supply your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. To get an exact labor quote, please input your year, make, and model at YourMechanic's oxygen sensor...
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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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check enginelight is on and the gas range fluctuates often even after i changed the gas cap and had a smoke test done
Codes can't be the "basis" for replacing ANY part on a car. Codes ONLY provide clues to mechanics as to the origin of a fault and the ONLY use of these clues is they permit identification of the parts and...
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1999 Mercedes ML430 starts, I can move the shifter, but it doesn't go into gear. Just stays in park.
A differential can indeed fail without warning, but there are usually some ugly noises associated with it. As for your shifter, I believe your model still uses a lever connection between the shifter and the transmission. It should be easy...
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Ignition switch
It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch. As you may know, your ignition has several circuits: Always On - Connected directly to the battery and is not affected by the ignition switch. This includes: alarm, interior lights,...
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Vibration and dying at red light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues. You may have worn out brake rotors which may be causing the vibration when you use the brakes. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal,...
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My compressor keeps burning out but it rebuilt
Hi there. Mechanical components that frequently continue to be damaged the same way is caused by another supporting component that is faulty as well. In the case of an AC Compressor, it's likely due to either too much or not...
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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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thinking of buying a 2003 s430 w/ 190k miles for 2800, what should i check? also, how are repair costs on it
Mercedes makes great cars, but the really durable models seem to have gone away in the nineties. The cars they've been making in this century are so electronically complicated that you have a lot of weird and expensive problems when...
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Wont crank
If you tap the starter with a rubber mallet and then the starter works momentarily, the starter is probably defective and/or the electrical connections are loose. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the...
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Dashboard lights stay on engine cut itself off .lowjack
It's difficult to say for certain, but I would be very suspicious of any accessories that are wired into the system. Your car has about a half dozen or more modules controlling everything from engine and transmission functions to brakes,...
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My speedometer miles stop moving and stayed at 34999.
This is likely a problem with the instrument gauge cluster meaning the gauge cluster itself may be bad or the transmission speed sensor may be faulty. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the...
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When i straighten the wheel the Left tire is straght an the right slightly sticks out to the right
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. You are correct to be suspicious as it's possible that this issue is something else besides the rack and pinion. In most cases, when the rack has shifted due to an accident...
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I changed the lightbulbs on my cars headlights but the driver side headlight won't turn on...
Hello. Ironically, I happen to have a 2000 CLK 430 as well and I experienced an almost identical scenario as you did. I had a fog light out on my vehicle, thinking it was a bulb I went ahead and...
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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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tensioner problem
Hello there. The only thing that comes to mind is that either the tensioner, belt or the pulley's are either not properly aligned, or in the case of the pulley's; not properly lubricated. It's also possible that the pulley is...
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I have a 1980 Buick Regal and would like to change the motor.
When changing the engine out for another, you may have to have the motor mounts replaced or modified to the other engine. Also the exhaust system will need to be retro fitted for the other engine. The ball park figure...
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My buddies GM 4.3 liter just had the ignition modal replaced but now it runs and upon acceleration it sputters and backfires.
If the ignition module is new, it is more likely that the cause of the poor acceleration lies elsewhere. You can check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have set using a code scanner. If there are no codes,...

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