lexus22

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  • Lexus Model
    is300 sport Navigator Areo
  • Year of Lexus
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex
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  1. Warped Hubs?

    200 miles nothing, need at least 1000 for things to "bed in"
  2. Warped Hubs?

    ..but you didn't have the wheels balanced! As you know, they have the latest equipment for balancing wheels %100. They done mine, after some other muppet done them, and every wheel was out!! Cured a slight (but annoying) steering shake at 65mph. Go back and get them balanced!!
  3. Warped Hubs?

    ..but when these niggles are sorted, the car is the absolute dogs! Assume that you have removed and inspected the inside rims on all wheels for any signs of a buckle/flat spot? I notice you in Sussex, do yourself a massive favor and take car to Wheels in Motion. They are 85 miles from you in Chesham, but motorway miles. They will set tracking to correct spec, check wheels/tyres and then balance them "correctly" (not balanced on a worn out piece of crap in most tyre shops) The car will then drive perfect.
  4. Warped Hubs?

    Wouldn't have thought so, only if you were to brake. Sounds more like Tyre/wheel problem.
  5. Warped Hubs?

    Bit steep, £40ish is about right.
  6. Warped Hubs?

    He speaketh with un-forked tougue..
  7. Warped Hubs?

    After spending a fortune on mine, the cause turned out to be the n/s hub arm being slightly bent which in turn didn't let the disc spin 100% true which warped it after 1k miles. Reckon previous owner went down a BIG pothole at some point. To be honest the clue was in the boot, as the spare wheel was twisted! I'm not saying that this has happend to you guys cars, and that fitting a second hand assembly will cure your wobble, but it's a cheap fix and worth trying.
  8. Warped Hubs?

    No it doesn't, the hub assembly comprises of the flange, the bearing and the arm that the bearing is pressed into, so the whole lot together. Iv'e just been on ebay and searched for Lexus is200 front hub assembly, but none there at the moment, but that's what i'm talking about, the complete assembly not just separate components.
  9. Warped Hubs?

    Yep, I have been there mate, but after spending a fortune I fitted 2nd hand hubs and problem solved.
  10. Warped Hubs?

    So you get the wheel wobble when you put the brakes on yet you state that it is definitely NOT a brake problem...how can you be so sure???
  11. Warped Hubs?

    Didn't do myself, garage changed them for me, didn't look like a "hard" job but then again the car was on a lift and they had air tools! Wouldn't fancy doing it myself coz you know that a nut wont come off or something bad is gonna happen! local garage wont charge very much to swap the complete hub over. Get a quote first.
  12. Warped Hubs?

    Tbh, it's gonna be a gamble if a used hub/bearing assembly is good or bad, if no good then send it back! A bearing should spin freely with minimal noise (just slight noise from bearings) not spinning one turn and rough noise.
  13. Warped Hubs?

    Change both sides!
  14. Warped Hubs?

    You are right about the pipes collapsing, but the chance of that is VERY slim, unless the car is being used in the desert or in iceland, I reckon that the bearing that only goes half a rotation is no good, thing is that Lexus bearings are not cheap, £60 ish from memory for a blue print bearing, then garage labour to fit them on top of that. I had both front bearings on mine changed a few years ago which made no difference to discs warping and causing the wobble under braking, infact the bearings collapsed again a year later! The garage had obviously not put them in right, although they wouldn't admit it. Do yourself a big favour and get on ebay and buy second hand original Lexus hub assembly which has original bearing for maybe £30-40. With a bit of luck this will probably cure the warping disc saga as well, the same as it did for me!!
  15. Warped Hubs?

    Hi Phil, I bought new Lexus hoses for mine as mechanic reckoned it was worth a go, don't bother mate!! No real way to check them unless you want to take them off and blow through them, but wouldn't bother, the problem is hub related.