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  • Derrick
    Derrick - 2003 Lexus GX470 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/22/2011
    Driveaxle replacement cost
    Need replacement cost
    • Jimm
      11/22/2011 Jimm
      The replacement drive axle assembly cost from around $46.00 to around $54.00 - for the CV axle assembly itself. Then factor the labor charge- probably around 2.0 -3.0 hours - maybe $200.00 to $250.00 for labor.

      Try the 'Estimate Cost' feature this website for the rough repair cost estimate. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts.
      11/26/2011 Derrick
      Thank you Jimm.
  • melonie
    melonie - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/14/2011
    I just need to know how and how much it is for a rebuilded kit is for the transmission
    • Jimm
      11/14/2011 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts.
  • zeekola
    zeekola - 2001 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/10/2011
    Why doesn't the tranny go in to 4th gear sometimes ?
    I didn't have this problem before I changes the transmission filter. Is this just a coincidence ?
    0 answer
  • jesusfrk1Rocky
    jesusfrk1Rocky - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/9/2011
    Please help with this mysterious code 0500. It is drving me crazy.
    My vehicle is throwing this code. I have already had the driving sensor replaced. The thing it is doing while driving, it will just lock up, and when you put it into Neutral. You can't even push it, but later when you clear the code you can drive it for a little ...
    • yboy82
      11/9/2011 yboy82
      P0500 means Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction. P0500 indicates that the vehicle’s speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working efficiently.

      Possible Causes:

      Defective vehicle speed sensor
      Damaged or broken wire in the vehicle speed sensor circuit

      Possible Solutions:

      Reset the trouble code
      Clean the electrical connector
      Repair or replace the wires/connection in the vehicle speed sensor circuit
      Replace the vehicle speed sensor

  • beverly
    beverly - 1991 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/2/2011
    I have put new parts on my car and also in the shop and its still doing thesame thing likes its not getting any gas
    i have 151,623 miles on it the gas pedal is all the way to the floor when i push it and my car dont take off it makes a popping sound
    0 answer
  • Ricky Rudd
    Ricky Rudd - 1998 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/23/2011
    Trans Slips in reverse, works fine in drive
    • theo
      10/23/2011 theo
      try fluid and filter change add a good transmission additive like lucas,transx,transmedic ect....
      note any metal in pan if any large pieces could need rebuilt or replace try changing with correct fluid /filter first
  • Yuriy Blagovernyy
    Yuriy Blagovernyy - 2000 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/23/2011
    Why doesnt my car shift up to 4th gear?
    it shifts to 4th gear when its cold and not when its hot when i drive and its on 3rd gear i put the car into neutral and turn the engine off. then when i start it again it shifts up to 4th gear. when i stop at a red light or a stop sign and then statr ...
    • theo
      10/23/2011 theo
      is it automatic or manual? have you had the computer reprogrammed
  • johnnyo1967
    johnnyo1967 - 1999 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/12/2011
    why is my 1999 lexus gs300 tstuck in park!
    1 have to push the park lock mechanism manually with screw driver to get it into drive. also have trouble going to reverse from drive. thinking its the pnp switch on the side of the transmission. someone told me they thought it was the solenoid on the shifter ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/11/2011 HouseCallAuto
      See if the brake lights are working. The brake light switch is the logic behind the shift interlock.
      10/12/2011 johnnyo1967
      the brake lights are working! again, i did get a check engine light code p1780 which is the pnp or park neutral position sensor.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/12/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Ok, I agree. The code P1780 has to be solved first before looking further at the shift interlock problem. May be related.

      Check to see if there is anything happening with the lights in the dash. Are the lights dim or maybe a filament broken in a bulb, etc. Check to see if the wires in the trunk lid hinge area are touching. Check the voltage supply from the Park/Neutral position switch at the ECM. Only one input should show 12v at a time.
      Potential Causes:

      Park Neutral Position (PNP) Switch — Moisture in the Park/Neutral position switch.
      Wires — Wires touching in the trunk lid area. Check for damaged wiring in harness to Neutral position switch above the trans. Check the wiring near the trunk hinge area, in particular the white with black tracer wire.

      If the ECM sees the slightest amount of voltage supply on a wire, it will think the shift lever is in that position (as low as 0.3v is seen as 12v by the ECM).
  • Dunlapspa
    Dunlapspa - 1992 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/14/2011
    Traction light off &check engine lite is on ?
    Can't cut it off by button.
    0 answer
  • sep54
    sep54 - 1994 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/9/2011
    When lights are on will not shift out 1st lights off works fine
    0 answer
  • manny
    manny - 1994 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/19/2011
    Takes 3 to 4 seconds for car to go in reverse once its shifted.
  • Karma
    Karma - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/17/2011
    Exhaust leak and inspection failed due to that. Mechanic says its not that bad . What is the cost to fix ?
    What would be the cost to fix ? Mechanic says around $2200? What can i check
    • Spoon Sports
      8/17/2011 Spoon Sports
      A blown gasket, cracked flange, broken weld, all of which are the result of some change in a constant. A jolt from hitting a pot hole causing a pipe to be dislodged and thus releasing the pressure on an edge of a gasket. This causes the gasket to be blown out and there you have an exhaust leak. The pipe may develop a crack due to sudden temperature changes. Driving on a hot day you go through a puddle and it splashes onto a welded area creating a sudden temperature change and fatiguing the metal momentarily, this happens often enough and this could develop into a crack. Acura's are just as prone to this as any other vehicle, the only difference is the circumstances and causation

      Get a second opinion please, is you mechanic saving up for a set of rims? Although of course if the exhaust leak is because of a blown gasket...nah its still to expensive

      Please do not reply by clicking "Reply". reply by clicking "Answer Question" so it will reflect in my INBOX so i can get back to you if something comes up
  • R
    R - 1999 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/9/2011
    My vehicle will not go from park to drive with out me pushing the button by the shifter.
    then when you have the car in drive it want allow you to go past neutral with out manually pushing the button beside the shifter
    • yboy82
      8/9/2011 yboy82
      Did you already check the condition and level of your transmission fluid and diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to verify if there is a stored troublecode and to check if all the electrical components in your transmission are still functioning well?
  • will
    will - 1995 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/9/2011
    Od light blinks off an on while driving.
    and the speedometer moves when it wants to,do you think thats why the od light is blinks off and on?
  • AlexCar
    AlexCar - 1994 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/8/2011
    Transmission shift points incorrect shifts into drive at very high rpms
    shop replaced some tranny solenoid $600 did nothing I replaced ECM no improvement