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  1. You don't have to have Lexus fit them any half decent garage could do the job, just buy the parts from Lexus.
  2. Are you sitting comfortably, make sure you are sat down.....part numbers are 17408-50030 Right hand, 17408-50040 Left hand. Price from Lexus around £110.00 each......glad you're sat down now! You could try our supplier Lexus Spares Direct for a better price.
  3. As mentioned there is Rock Auto and Amayama but be prepared to pay for overseas postage and import duties, you could also try Lexus Spares Direct who supply to club members at a discount and are UK based. Here is a selection on Fleabay but with critical components like steering and suspension I would go OEM personally. Lexus part numbers are 43340-39505 for left hand side and 43330-39625 for right side plus you will need the nuts and split pins working out at around £90.00 a side retail.
  4. Yes the part in your picture above fits onto the Lower ball Joint shown in my picture. The hole in the arm fits onto the ball joints circled in blue dots, then secured with the nut and split pin.
  5. Hi and welcome to the LOC. Do you mean the lower ball joints onto which the steering tie rods fit?
  6. MPX-B supplies the door ECUs and Radio No.1 supplies the Body ECU which in part controls the interior lighting. I would be looking for a light being on somewhere like the glove box or boot, pop a camera phone in on video record then see if the light stays on when closed. I have the OEM Electrical Wiring Manual which is around 400 pages, you are quite welcome to lend it for the cost of postage to yourself and back.
  7. I knew it was 59
  8. Remove the ignition key trim piece ( just clipped in, use a wallpaper scraper with the blade taped to start it off) Picture 1. Remove the bolt in the middle of picture 2 Remove the bolt in centre of picture 3 located below the coin tray. This should allow you to access the boot release and release the lock from behind.
  9. Could be related Graham....buying a nearly new LS500 would certainly get my pulse racing....take it steady and stress free.
  10. Similar here, mine had corroded rear axle pipes so my local garage did them for around 40.00.
  11. You say the brakes were replaced and the back shields checked but were the discs removed to see if a stone or pebble is stuck between the disc and shield?
  12. I've converted my LS400 to Hybrid.....just getting a bit fed up with having to stop every 200 yards and knocking on strangers' doors asking for a socket to use 🙂
  13. I saw a Lexus LS400 parked up in a car lot once in the Dominican Republic, a year later it wasn't there, I did see an IS200 in Grenada earlier this year, the traffic was moving so slowly I had a chat with the driver walking alongside him.
  14. It seems a bit more than a coincidence that this happened after a fill up with supermarket grade petrol, have you been back to enquire if there have been other complaints? I would also question your garage diagnosis of the crank sensor, when they fail they generally cause poor or non starting when the engine is hot and revert to normal operation when cold, in other words they become temperature sensitive and not limited rev range. The MAF sensor as previously mentioned can cause this fault but would normally throw up the Engine Management Light, diagnostic codes from the engine computer is easy using just a bent paperclip. A word of caution ….. do not attempt to clean the MAF it is a special optical one not hot wire called a Karman Vortex ….cleaning it will completely wreck it. Next time the fault occurs try unplugging the MAF and see if the car will then rev above 2K, the management light will come on but extinguish when the MAF is reconnected. The fuel filter is another possibility if crap was present in the fuel, a pig and messy to replace but cheap enough. Another option is to drain the tank and then refill with some decent stuff to see if the problem goes away.
  15. Very common on the early models, mine was the same when I bought it. I eventually managed to find a replacement RHD version from a guy who made them in California as the majority are made for LHD models. The link below gives the details of the guy although this was some years ago so may not be of any help, if he still has some make sure you specify for RHD. If you do manage to get one I have fitted quite a few in the past for other members for some beer tokens.