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#384 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:24 pm)
The dash noise is coming from the gap between the windshield and the dashboard around the vent outlet on the driver side and/or the passenger side.
Mine is more pronounced on the passenger side.
I stuffed a soft foam on both sides. When the car runs over rough surface, the dashboard moves a bit and rubs against the windshield. That causes the creaking noise.
Regarding the squealing brake, there is a TSB for it.
#385 of 419 Replacement HID headlights?
Dec 07, 2011 (11:21 am)
Having gone through nightmares with my mechanically similar '08 Toyota Avalon Limited, I now find that one of the two headlights has burned out on my '08 GS350. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find out that the GS has the same, idiotic design that requires that the front bumper cover be removed in order to change the bulb. Add the three hours of labor to the Lexus list price for the replacement bulb of $175, and you're looking at over $400 to change a headlight. What a load of %&*%.
At any rate: having replaced two sets of HID bulbs on my Avvy, now the question is what folks' experience has been with the GS. The first set of HID's I bought for the Avvy were no-name bulbs online, which burned out in less than a year. I then purchased Phillips brand bulbs. So far OK but it's been less than a year. Had a body shop change the bulbs which they did for much less than the dealer's price.
Has anyone purchased a brand of bulb other than the Lexus OEM bulb? And a picture I saw of the purported OEM bulb suggests it's a Phillips, which I can buy online for less than half of the lexus price. Can anyone confirm it the OEM bulb is a Phillips? Has anyone tried to change the bulbs themselves?
What a pain. My '07 Suburban still has original halogen bulbs, which I can buy for $20 and replace myself in 10 minutes. Good thing I got the Lexus LOL
#386 of 419 Re: Replacement HID headlights? [mlingga]
Dec 12, 2011 (12:48 pm)
I have an 07 GS350 and my husband replaced the bulb. We ordered one online for about $100 and he just changed it. I know it didn't require much because he is not very mechanical. I am pretty sure he did so under the hood behind the light kit.
#387 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [chucko3]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:46 pm)
I tried the soft foam. didnt work. I did pinpoint were it is. If you lay your hand on the bump behind the steering wheel above the gauges, it stops. Its at the dealer right now and they are fixing it. I hope!!!!
#388 of 419 Re: GS350 VS ES350 [dunde71]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:48 pm)
#389 of 419 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves?
Jan 19, 2012 (9:43 pm)
Took My 08 GS 350 to the dealer yesterday with 57,000 miles on it. I purchased my car brand new and opted for the additonal 100,000 warranty. My GS sounds like a riding mower with 400,000 miles. I can hear it thru the fire wall & it gets louder on the highway on acceleration. The clicking/Tapping is always there even at idle in park. People have said "what the heck is wrong with your car"? I swear its the lifters or the Valves/springs. I've worked on cars myself and grew up around mechanic's. The Service advisor's answer....."it's the high pressure fuel pump" It's normal".....what a load of bull! Plus they claimed no recall's on my car for lifter's or valve springs, which i know is a lie, i just read a press release Lexus put out for faulty valve springs.
I'm printing out the recall and sending it in with a letter to the General Manager because i know they are going to give me the run around.
Anybody have any of the same thing going on? Any Lexus Mech's out there that can give me the inside scoop?
Thanks, much appreciated!!
#390 of 419 Re: 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves? [carguy0522]
Jan 20, 2012 (6:37 am)
I also have this same noise. I had a 98 gs that had 187k on it and was quiet, so when I bought this 2008 gs in oct with 37k on it I had taken it back because my husband said there was lifter noises. They claim its the fuel injectors. its the 1st year for that type so they are quite loud. they claim they changed the pressure from 50lb to 1500lb and thats why they are so noisey.
#391 of 419 Re: 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves? [carguy0522]
Jan 21, 2012 (5:54 pm)
I took my 08 gs 350 in last nov. for the valve spring replacement covered under warranty. The rather somewhat clicking noise in the engine is still the same after the valve springs were replaced. The dealer said this is normal for this engine.
#392 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:05 am)
The knocking noise in my dash is gone. dealer pulled dash and fixed it. had car for 2 days. they said it wasn't the noise that other owners had. I am very happy not hearing that anymore. now to solve the brake dust and sometimes squeek of front passenger brake.
#393 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:11 am)
noise in dash is fixed. yey! dealer pulled dash and fixed. they had for 2 days. driven now for awhile rough roads no noise. so happy!!!