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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#1172 of 2081 Fuel economy problems
Dec 31, 2003 (1:19 pm)
I have a 1997 Lexus LS 400 which sustained a front right fender bender in November 2002. My son did the same fender bender in August of '03. Prior to the first fender bender I was getting 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. After the first repair shop fixed it, no change in the mileage. After the second shop fixed it I am now getting 20% fewer mpg. No changes in the type of fuel (brand) or driving methods/conditions. I had it at my local dealer and they put it on the computer and it checked out fine. Any idease as to what may be causing this are appreciated. TIA.
Dec 31, 2003 (1:29 pm)
I suspect it's unrelated to the accident, whatever it is....
#1174 of 2081 Tire alignment...
Dec 31, 2003 (6:40 pm)
What's the tire wear pattern look like??
#1175 of 2081 fuel problem= needs tune up or
Dec 31, 2003 (8:04 pm)
You are still within 1 standard deviation of the mean....20 mpg now 16mpg.....28mpg now 23 mpg.....try taking your car on a long trip and use a better grade oil valvoline high milage 5w30....and try v-power from shell
Jan 01, 2004 (11:18 pm)
what do ect stands for and the rwd button what are their functions
#1177 of 2081 Opportunity to buy a 1993 SC 400
Jan 03, 2004 (10:09 am)
Not sure where to turn, but I need help. I am the proud owner of a 93 LS 400 with 106,000 miles and runs like a champ. Now we need a second car. A Toyota dealer has a 1993 SC 400 with only 25,000 miles on it. They want $15,000. I went by to look at it. It was in good shape in and out. A few scratches, etc. This car sat for years, I think. The last time it had seen a dealer for service was five years ago at 19,000 miles. I started it and it ran rough-probably from inactivity and neglect. And, the TRAC light was on. The dealer is offering a 90-warranty and they offered to let me take it to any mechanic I wanted for an inspection. Do I take it to an independent mechanic, or a local Lexus dealer? Or do I just forget it and keep looking? I'm a bit concerned about a car that barely averaged 2,000 miles/yr and only saw a mechanic five or six times in its life. Any thoughts?
Jan 03, 2004 (11:54 am)
dont buy the car 93 sc 400....buy your wife a 300es
Jan 03, 2004 (12:57 pm)
You should be concerned. If it ran great and all seemed well, or what ever wasn't was easily identifiable and correctable, it would be risky enough. If it runs badly and has serious lights out that may require expensive modules and stuff, the dealer should correct those problems before trying to market it, and especially for that price! If he hasn't he doesn't want to get into it or can't find why it's running badly. Probably has dropped an injector, but could be much worse.
I would pass. Now, for $6,000, I'd take the chance and buy it.
#1180 of 2081 lexus engine problem
Jan 10, 2004 (3:05 pm)
I have a lexus ls400 1994 W/mileage of 145000.
when I turn on the car and start to drive and engine temp becomes normal the check engine lights turns on and the engine starts to vibrate,It seems that if the car using 5,6 cylanders not the full 8, then when I shut the car off and restart again everything is normal until about 3 or 4 minutes and then same problem occur again.can you please help me W/this problem. thank you
Jan 10, 2004 (9:20 pm)
sounds like you have some bad spark plug wires...