Lexus LS 430 Experts

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Lexus LS 430 Questions


How To Take Out Fuse Box From Under Hood I Blew The 140 Amp Fuse

My mistake I did remove the negative cable. I see where the 140 amp fuse is blown. So I must have put the positive charge line on the negative pole. oops. Now I am having a heck of a time removi...

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Electrical Dead Except The Headlights

Since I don't drive my Lexus that much I leave the positive cable off the post. I went to put it on yesterday and the headlights and taillights came on. The rest of the electrical system is dead. ...

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Can A 2002 Ls430 Engine Be Put Into A 2001 Lexus Ls430 Car?

After my car broke down a local mechanic found a newer engine in a junk yard. However, there have been many problems since. The latest one is an oil leak. The oil pressure sensor had somehow broken ...

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81000 M On My Lexus Ls430

Do I need to replace thing belt and water pump if the car has been running great....garage kept and seldom used? Before I sell it?

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2006 Ls430 Timing

I've changed the timing belt and now the cams alignment is at TDS when the crankshaft is at 50°. Is this correct?

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Lexus LS 430 Overview

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.