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Lexus LS 430 Questions


When Do You Replace A 2002 Ls 430 Suspension?

Is there a certain mileage that indicates that shocks absorbers and struts need replacement

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Horn Does Not Work On 2004, Ls430

Horn does not work

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How Do I Change The Ac Filter On My 2006 Ls430

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What Is P0440, P0441, P0446

The engine light was on, I brought my car to the shop to get a free engine check after they checked it they gave me this code P0440, P0441, P0446 they told me to check on to find out ...

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Is The 2004 Ls430 Nav Screen Replaceable With Screens From Other Years?

The nav touch screen on my 2004 LS430 Mark Levinson stopped working after I left it parked in the hot sun with the windows closed on an extremely hot day. It appears to be only the screen that need...

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About the Lexus LS 430

In 2001, the arrival of the LS 430 marked the beginning of the Lexus flagship's third generation.  Along with the ES sedans, the LS series was the longest running model from the Japanese luxury automaker.  Previous LS revisions had built upon the well-established design, but the 430 was entirely restyled.  The first badge in LS series history, from 400 to 430, signified the debut of a larger engine.  Other new additions included a completely designed suspension system, laser-assisted cruise control, a DVD-capable navigation system, and LCD touchscreen controls.
The LS wheel base grew by three inches, adding a pinch of additional cabin room.  The new LS was 2 inches taller, but the track was unchanged.  The 5-speed automatic transmission remained for 2001, but it would be upgraded to a six-speed in 2004.   The new 4.3 liter V-8 also utilized Variable Valve Timing + intelligence technology, but it did not produce any additional horsepower, holding at 290.  Torque was increased from 300 to 320 pound feet.  The 0 to 60 time wasdown to 6.3 seconds, and the new quarter mile mark was 14.8 seconds.
Significant updates would follow three years later, when the LS 430 received many new technologies like keyless Lexus SmartAccess, distance-aware cruise control,  and Bluetooth capability.  A Pre-Collision system also appeared in 2004, able to detect possible crashes and adjust suspension, brakes, and safety equipment accordingly.