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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#3 of 13 1996 LS 400 Loud noises under hood & leaking green fluid
Sep 09, 2009 (3:45 pm)
I have a 96 LS 400 that has 150,000 miles on it. Most are highway miles. I drove it one mile, when I stopped I could hear loud banging noises under the hood. I saw green fluid leaking as well. My shop said that if the car overheated that I may be looking at a new engine. Does this sound correct. I change the oil every 3k miles without fail. Help.....
#4 of 13 used lexus
Oct 21, 2009 (5:51 pm)
i am retired and could afford a new lexus. i am looking at some used 2004 ls430s with 50k miles and above. would any experienced lexus driver/technician have any second thoughts with buying a used lexus with this kind of mileage or higher?
#5 of 13 Re: used lexus [bob2]
Nov 02, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I have a LS 430 with 56,000 miles on it, and its in the shop right now with a keyless entry problem that Lexus can't fix.This is the second dealer that I have taken it to. The first one in Rochester N.Y. told me that they didn't want to fix it. So be careful buying a used LS 430.
#6 of 13 Re: Could a Lexus LS 400 or LS 430 go over a Million Miles? [stephenabelson]
Nov 02, 2009 (3:19 pm)
My dad had a LS 400, that he drove 503,000 miles. The motor and transmission were original and were never taken apart other than routine oil and filter changes. The seats were worn out and the leather steering wheel was beat, but ran fine. He traded it in on a LS 430 with 30,000 miles, It now has 56,000 miles and it is in the shop right now with a keyless entry problem that Lexus can't fix, and most of the time there is a warning light coming on for something.
#7 of 13 Re: used lexus [mike425]
Nov 03, 2009 (4:59 am)
Dorschel Lexus is a pretty good dealership. I am surprised that they would not help to fix your car. Did you escalate the issue above the level of the Service Advisor? I am just curious.
#8 of 13 Re: used lexus [bob2]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:19 pm)
The last Lexus I bought, in 2003, was a 1992 with ~151,000 miles. Seller had receipts for water pump, timing belt replacements at 141,000.
#9 of 13 2002 LS 430 suspension
Feb 08, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I'm curious about the designation "Sport Suspension" which appears behind the front wheelwell on a 2002 LS 430 I'm interested in. The car does seem to handle very well considering the criticisms that the suspension is too soft in the literature, also the ride is pleasant, but certainly not "floaty." I find no reference in the literature to a "Sport Suspension" option for the car, and am wondering if anyone can sort this out for me, thanks,
#10 of 13 Re: 2002 LS 430 suspension [shoman1]
Mar 13, 2010 (12:55 pm)
Shoman I have an 04 with the sport suspension. It basically has polyurathane bushing, larger sway bars, stiffer struts and 18" rims. Mine has 140k miles on it and still rides like when it was new. I'm very glad I waited for the car with that option, made a big difference in the cars performance IMHO
#11 of 13 Re: reliability
Oct 06, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I own a 2001 LS430 with 100K. It is probably one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned......and I have had many cars. It seems to be absolutely bulletproof other than the weak audio system. You can't go wrong with this car from 01-06. 04 has a quirky transmission on the early models. Great car.
#12 of 13 Re: 1996 LS 400 Loud noises under hood & leaking green fluid [mindyls400]
Oct 15, 2010 (2:54 pm)
I own a 1996 LS-400 with 374k miles with zero issues to-date. It just started a valve tapping, and the ball joints need to be replaced, but other than that it's been a fantastic car. Did you replace the timing belt and water pump at 100k miles? If not, do it, change the oil every 3k miles, and enjoy the ride..