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  • Alexo
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/23/2011 HouseCallAuto
      If it does not go away take it back to the shop that did the job.
  • chapola
    chapola - 1998 Lexus GS300 - Brakes - 10/15/2011
    0 answer
  • smiles
    • Spoon Sports
      9/27/2011 Spoon Sports
      The only thing i can think of are stuck calipers, they need to get serviced obviously at this point which is also the reason why your car drags
  • car
    car - 2002 Lexus SC430 - Brakes - 9/9/2011
    The red brake light and amber ABS light is on and stays on....also the skid symbol comes on
    what could be the cause of this? The manual says: take it to the dealer immediately
    • Spoon Sports
      9/9/2011 Spoon Sports
      DO what the manual says because

      1. I dont know what the problem is, no one does until you get it scanned

      Thats all you need to do, get it scanned, post the problem here, we will help you. We will tell you if its a DIY or not so you can decide.

      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. If you post a comment, it will not appear on my inbox and i wont be able to follow your question.
  • physon
  • don
    don - 1998 Lexus GS300 - Brakes - 8/14/2011
    1998 lexus gs300 brakllight buld
    i have a 1998 lexus gs300 76000 mile.I changed the back breaklight bulb,One lens is turning white and the other light lens is red.Two new bulbs, but one lens is turning white. What caused this problem?
    • Jimm
      8/14/2011 Jimm
      Not sure of the question; the light bulbs are clear, and the tail lamp lens is colored red or white - depending on if it's for the reverse position (white) or not. Check the transmission in the reverse position to insure the reverse light bulbs show 'white' at the tail light lens.
      8/14/2011 don
      hi the tail was red it is white now one is red one is white
  • Quedog
    Quedog - 1994 Lexus ES300 - Brakes - 8/8/2011
    How much does it cost for brake repair?
    • yboy82
      8/8/2011 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • DBurns
    DBurns - 1996 Lexus ES300 - Brakes - 7/22/2011
    The brake lights work, but the tail lights don't. These are dual filament bulbs. How does only one work?
    I've checked the fuses, bulbs, switches, everything...I can't find the problem. Someone told me I need a tail light safety module? I don't even know what that is. I thought maybe it's a short, or there is a photo sensor for nighttime that isn't working, so it's ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/22/2011 HouseCallAuto

      1. Monitor voltage at pin three of the solid Green wire at the tail lamp failure sensor with the taillight switch to the on position; 12 volts should be present. The light failure module is located in the left side of the trunk and has a 12 way connector.

      2. At the tail and failure sensor, monitor pin 9, a Light Green wire, for battery voltage with the tail lights on.

      3. Bypass the tail lamp failure sensor by jumping pins three to pin 9 to check operation of the tail lights. If they now work, replace the failure sensor. (good name for this sensor)

      4. Check the White/Black pin 11 for a good ground.

      5. Check all taillight bulbs to make sure they are correct and all are the same.
      7/22/2011 DBurns
      Step 5 was the first thing I did, thinking it might have been a circuit wiring, and one bulb out, failing the rest. Thanks a lot! I will try this and let you know if it works...
      7/22/2011 DBurns
      Can you give me a diagram of the pins by chance? I know they are top to bottom left to right, just like reading, but I want to be sure I'm bypassing with the correct wires. Don't have the money to replace the sensor, so I'm just going to splice in and rig it on. Thanks.
  • Tim
    Tim - 1998 Lexus ES300 - Brakes - 7/16/2011
    ABS light stays on. I just replaced the struts, but I don't think I did anything to the ABS
    I just repced all 4 complete strut and spring assemblies. Now my ABS light is on all the time. I never had a problem with the ABS and the system seems to be working OK. What should I check and what could be the problem?
    • yboy82
      7/15/2011 yboy82
      First you should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool capable of reading ABS trouble code to determine if there is a stored trouble code. It is possible that your ABS sensor is corroded/faulty and/or the wire connector is loose or disconnected.
    • Spoon Sports
      7/15/2011 Spoon Sports
      First off, youre correct in stating the struts have nothing to do with it. However it can be that the ABS speed sensor has been disconnected. To tell you honestly, getting it scanned is the only way. Post the code here then we will give you our 2 cents worth

      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
    • chinasinoy
      7/15/2011 chinasinoy
      the first thing u need is to diagnose the code, I know this tool is helpful for your car.
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/16/2011 HouseCallAuto
      You most likely damaged a wheel speed sensor even though you think you didn't, you did. Either visually look for a problem with the sensor at each wheel or the wire leading to each sensor, or, have the vehicle scanned for ABS codes which will identify the wheel that has the problem and allow you to proceed to look at just one wheel and ignore the other 3. You will need an inexpensive code reader that is **able to read Toyota / Lexus ABS fault codes++ or you can pay a local shop to read them for you.
  • dees
    dees - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Brakes - 7/5/2011
    What is the brake sensor
    the symptoms i am having when i am parking on the left the brakes automatically releases and makes this crunching noise
    • Spoon Sports
      7/5/2011 Spoon Sports
      It is possible that your wheel bearing/hub assembly is so far gone that it is grinding, a bad hub will turn on a ABS light, but i would think you have two problems, brake pads and maybe a wheel speed sensor.

      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
  • vynnej
    • Jimm
      7/3/2011 Jimm
      Need more information; is the noise from the front or rear of the vehicle? Can you determine if originating from the left or right sides? Several possibilities; loose brake caliper / not secure, loose brake pad inside the caliper, or loose / faulty wheel bearing.
  • Chuck
    Chuck - 2008 Lexus IS250 - Brakes - 5/13/2011
    My car is leaking fluid from what it looks like in between the rear wheels?? there is huge puddle I have already changed
    my oil does need to be changed Vehicle mileage 30000 Front brake pads have been replaced rear have not yet I first noticed it today I havent driven since wedneday it was fine then no check engine light is just oil & engine oil I think its the brake fluid because it ...
    • Bill
      5/13/2011 Bill
      From your explanation it sounds like a leaking caliper piston seal. How is the brake fluid level in reservoir?
      5/13/2011 HouseCallAuto
      nice call Bill....
    • Chuck
      5/13/2011 Chuck
      thanks for the tip you were right!
      5/14/2011 Bill
      Hey HCA even a broken clock gets the time right twice a day,right.:) LOL
  • jpad247
    jpad247 - 2000 Lexus LS400 - Brakes - 5/5/2011
    How do you reset or turn off brake pad wear warning light in main instrument panel
    changed brake pads and light has stayed on
    • Spoon Sports
      5/5/2011 Spoon Sports
      Try disconnecting the battery for a minute or two. I don't recall for sure, but it may be possible that the brake light will turn off with this battery reset. If the light still stays on, then try checking the sensor wires on the front wheels. Don't forget it's a good idea to always disconnect the battery before doing any work; especially when performing this type of repair. Also, if the pads have been replaced then they should have the sensor wires connected (especialy if the dealer fitted them) If cheaper pads have been used without the sensor wires then the warn light is going to stay on.

      This wire, when new pads are inserted, now returns to a closed circuit because it is not touching the rotor. BUT, if you either 1. wait too long to change pads while the warning light is on, or 2. have had multiple brake jobs, THEN this wire will end up rubbing against the rotor and thus break / wear through. With a broken wire, the brake light will remain on, unless you either solder a new piece of similar gauge wire to replace the missing piece, OR purchase a new sensor assembly.

  • auto
    auto - 1994 Lexus LS400 - Brakes - 4/4/2011
    How do you get brake lighr to go out of the dash
    • ken
      4/4/2011 ken
      check fluid in master cylinder ,, make sure emergency pedal isnt partway down
    • johnny l
      4/4/2011 johnny l
      Could have a burned out bulb