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  • Lexus Model
    is200
  • Year of Lexus
    2003
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands
  1. Lexus Dealers

    Your bang on. They prey on most of their customers having no car knowledge at all. When I last visited they advise me there is no record of cambelt being changed. Now to a normal person this would cause concern but I advised him that it was changed 50k miles ago and according to you its every 6 years or 100k. He then said I just pass on what the technician says.
  2. Weird design compared to other manufacturers but seems sturdy. I see how it goes just might later add some nuts and washers if I feel there is an issue. Remember to use a thread lock . Thanks for all your help guys.
  3. He was a mechanic . I spoke to 2 lexus parts departments . The exhaust i have is very similiar to the oem design . They advised that the oem bolts which I'm using to connect the rear and centre are captive nut. They are designed to thread into the phlanj plate. They advised even an oem nut does not exist.
  4. I finally spoke to the guys who installed my exhaust my they said Yeah as the flange which is the plate is threaded no need for bolt
  5. The holes are threaded. I saw the guy use a torque wrench on the the two bolt heads on top of the spring until he could not tighten anymore
  6. Cool . I can get some nuts myself and attach them on
  7. I had my exhaust rear and central silencer replaced. I have attached an image. Are the resonator spring bolts missing nuts at the end or is this normal set up??? I can see a flat head at the top of the threaded bolt on the other side of the plate which seems to secure the bolt thread in to the plate. It seems really solid and there's no movement at all. Thanks
  8. I originally had some noise my car was making near the right side drivers tyre and my independent mechanic advised all was well with no play last week. I visited the dealer for a second opinion today and What shocked me is the issues they find. My mechanic advised my ball joints were fine. Lexus advised there was excessive play and it was so unsafe they refused to test drive it and made me sign a paper . What's strange is I jacked it up straight after and tried to find play and the wheel is solid. What's strange also when I visited them last month they gAve me a list of problems that this month magically dissappeared. For example they advised the drive belts were worn and needed to be replaced even though they were replaced and only had 12k miles on them. This time they never brought it up. Last month they advised to change my brake fluid. They advised the same again this month but this time said I need to change the reservoir Cap as it's not oem and can explode off. It's the same cap ad last month and is definitely oem. It's in Japanese. It seems loose but I'm sure they damaged it. Can I trust them????
  9. Creaking Dilema? ?

    The lower control arms are after market.
  10. Hi guys I previously had a creaking noise that was bad when breaking turning etc... Bearings and joints were fine. Lexus advised it was due to shock absorbers leaking . But also advised to replace lower control arm bushes as they split and left caliper that was sticking . I added brand new shock absorbers , 2 brand new control arms and a new caliper. Then got it aligned via hunter alignment. I had no noise but after 400 miles on slight occasions I get a creak when turning at traffic speed. I'm assuming if these components did not cause the noise initially the noise would of remained. The noise happens after driving for a while and creaks when turning at slow speeds and even when turning stationary. THe noise is definitely coming from around the rotor disc area. Took it to the mechanic and he could find no issues. He said there's no play at all with any of the joints etc... He said its solid and there's not the slightest play to even give him a idea of whata going on. Any ideas? Really strange
  11. I did not want to start a new post. I noticed when my car is in my drive and I bounce up and down on the door sil I get a squeaky creaking noise from the right side. I don't get this on the left side . Any ideas??? Both the lower control arms and shock absorbers have been changed
  12. Yeh I see what you mean. I am only getting the noise when I turn my wheel straight after coming to a stop whilst stationary but only after driving for a while . If I turn left it will Creak and as I continue it will then stop and dissappear. If I repeat the same motion straight after the noise does not reappear. Strange .
  13. I lubed up the joints and bushes with silicone and everything was fine. I started to get small creaks when turning at slow speeds However today as I was coming to a stop and turning left I got a loud creak. Parked up and drove off and disappeared. Strange , maybe a stone. I am going to drive again and see. Might relube
  14. Hi guys I previously had a creaking noise that was bad when breaking turning etc... Bearings and joints were fine. Lexus advised it was due to shock absorbers leaking . But also advised to replace lower control arm bushes as they split and left caliper that was sticking . I added brand new shock absorbers , 2 brand new control arms and a new caliper. Then got it aligned via hunter alignment. I had no noise but after 400 miles on slight occasions I get a creak when turning at traffic speed. I'm assuming if these components did not cause the noise initially the noise would of remained. Could it be the parts bedding in and if so how long does it take?