By London in the country
Loving this IS200, it is such a pleasure to drive and even though she's 19 years old everything still works, 'cept the driving lights and that's just bulbs!
2 months and 1,200mls into having her and the power steering is jerky as it loses power on occasion (low revs/from cold) and the squealing belt under the bonnet says something is amiss. Maybe the pumps on the way out and if so I'll be here looking for a master class in replacing it (after all the Mercs I've had and their 4 User Serviceable Parts I can get at the Lexus!) but before that I just want to make sure the fluid is okay as that can cause low pressure. The handbook is seriously shy on Tech details and before I started messing around thought I'd ask who out there could give me a heads up?
I just recently bought a 2001 LS430 and It’s got an issue with the front suspension dropping usually over the course of 3-4 hours. The front end of the car is nearly on the floor when I go to it after leaving it overnight.
When I got the car I had an issue where the rear of the car would be stuck in the high setting so I done a Battery reset which sorted the rear suspension but the fromt still keeps dropping. Although when I press the high button the car will raise and get stuck in the high position again so will have to do another Battery reset to fix
Also something else I’ve noticed that when pumping the suspension up when it’s low, it takes about 5-10 minutes and the pump will kick on and off even though the front suspension is low. Is this normal?
also any ideas on the suspension dropping? I have checked the shock absorbers and can’t see any moisture anywhere or any obvious leaks is there anything else I could check?
Appreciate any help because I haven’t had the car long and hope to get it sorted. I like the car but the suspension is sending me mad
I have owned my is250 2011 for 1 year now. Full main dealer history. 58000 miles. Main service has been done. Over the last few months when braking and steering at a low speed there are a couple of clunks that sound like they are coming from the front drivers side wheel. I look it to lexus Hatfield and under warranty they replaced the shock absorber and top mount. The car seemed to be ok for a while but not long ago the clunk noise has appeared again. It also only happens when the engine has warmed up. Some people have suggested the pads are moving but the pads and discs are reasonably new so shouldn't be moving yet. Any ideas