Last post on Oct 20, 2012 at 7:25 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460
#108 of 113 Re: Update [mobe2]
Jul 25, 2012 (9:05 am)
Message #107 refers to messages #101 and #106. Hope someone has an answer for me. In any event, I again thank smithg for his advice.
#109 of 113 Re: Update [mobe2]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:06 am)
Just saw this. The 'fit' does not sound good. Could you post a pic of what you see? All cars do not have these inconsistencies.
#110 of 113 Re: LS430 Brake Noise [bda1]
Jul 26, 2012 (9:05 am)
Did you use O.E. brake pads when servicing your brakes? Using an other brand of brand pad will squeak.
#111 of 113 Re: Update [smithg]
Jul 26, 2012 (10:27 pm)
Thanks for replying again, smithg. I got the Lexus back yesterday, and the lower part of the driver's side front door was pushed in somewhat. It still sticks out, but less. I took the car back at this point.
I'm not completely sure that the door is a new one, although the part numbers I was given matched when I Googled them. The shop told me that the door came without paint, so I cannot physically see whether the door is new or not. When I had asked for the invoice their parts department received from the Lexus dealer in another city, they couldn't produce one. All they could produce was the invoice from their parts department to the body shop, which had the part numbers I mentioned.
Unfortunately, I don't have a smartphone (or any kind of cellphone) and don't know how to post a picture to the Internet.
#112 of 113 Re: LS430 Brake Noise [bda1]
Oct 17, 2012 (7:27 pm)
Always use O.E. brake pads when replacing brakes. Using other brand will cause queaks. Price difference can be that much. The queaking is the difference between O.E. and aftermarket brand.
#113 of 113 Re: LS430 Brake Noise [casino2]
Oct 20, 2012 (7:25 am)
No, brake pad squeaking is generally caused by the lack of chamfering of the leading and trailing edges of the brake pads and/or the lack of use of anti-squeak backing material/compound during installation.