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Lexus SC 430 Experts

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Lexus SC 430 Model Overview

Lexus SC 430 Questions

nobrakerelease
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2003 430sc : Breaks Release Very Slowly After Stopping. Replaced Flexible L...

Breaks do not release fast enough. (sticking). This happens when slowing down at a light or when turning into a parking lot. It just stops and you have to give it gas to force brakes to release.

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Garywpederson
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How Do I Remove And Replace The Coffee Cup Holder In My 2005 Sports Coupe C...

I wish to do this myself if possible. Will buy replacement off eBay, then attempt to remove broken coffee cup holder. Need step by step procedure. Can follow same.

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Garywpederson
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How Do I Remove And Replace The Coffee Cup Holder In My 2005 Sports Coupe C...

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kbwintenburg
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You Keep Sending Me All Colorsi Have Specified I Only Want To See These Car...

your alerts are not limiting my request to one specific color please fix your search engine thanks kb

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FrankAbdo
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Maint Reqd Lite

How do I reset this light, and oil change is not needed at this time?

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About the Lexus SC 430

The Lexus SC coupe reappeared in 2002 with a total redesign and a larger engine.  The SC 300 and 400 had vanished after the 2000 model year, in preparation for long-awaited and much needed revisions.  The new SC 430 was also a convertible, which was a first for Lexus.  This was an automatic retracting hard top which folded into the truck.  The SC was classified as a 2+2, but the back seats were less spacious than the previous ones, which were not very spacious either.  
The new 430 was rear wheel drive, but it now featured a more powerful engine.  The new 300 horsepower 4.3 liter V-8 was borrowed from the LS sedan, along with the smooth 5-speed automatic transmission.  The coupe sped from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, and braked back to zero in 121 feet.  Fuel economy remained unchanged from the previous SC, holding at 18/23 mpg.
The SC's 18-inch tires were held steady by an advanced antiskid/traction system, which gave the coupe a bit more control on slick surfaces than its predecessor. While it was listed as a option, run-flat tires seemed to appear on most of the SC 430s.  They led to frequent driver complaints regarding road noise and ride quality.  The new drop top was a favorite feature among drivers.