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Lexus GX 460 Rollover Issues

The GX 460 series, especially the 2010 model, has been known for rolling over-which is a very serious problem. That said , Toyota has just temporarily suspended the sales of this model. So, to be careful, it's best that you keep your GX 460 in top shape. Make sure your vehicle's software is up to date with the electronic stability control (ESC) system. Also, check your springs, dampers, bushings, and especially anti-roll bars for any signs of damage. Replace them if necessary. If you can, also check your brake calipers if they are continually knocking back more than usual. If they are, ask your mechanic to calibrate it properly.

Window Regulator Breaks Prematurely

This problem is more commonly associated with Lexus' SC 400 series. If you're having a hard time trying to operate your windows, then it's probably your window regulator's fault. To solve this problem, you'll need a trim panel removal tool, a socket and ratchet set, a screwdriver, a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, and most especially, a replacement window regulator.

First you'll need to remove your door's panel, handle, and the switches accompanying it. Once that's done, peel off the affected door's vapor barrier. With the barrier removed, disconnect the glass from your stock window regulator. Pull the window to the topmost position and use some duct tape and tape the glass panel on to your door frame. Once the glass panel is secured, remove your stock window regulator's mounting bolts. Detach the regulator from the motor and then install your replacement. Before reconnecting the glass panel, test your new regulator. If it works, reverse the removal process to complete assembly.

Busted Power Steering Pump

It'll be quite difficult for you to control your vehicle if your power steering (PS) pump leaks. Worse, it could also leak fluids to the alternator-which could take it out as well. To avoid that, you might need to replace your old PS pump with a new one. To start, you're going to need a new PS pump, some power steering fluid, a drain pan, a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a socket and ratchet set, flare nut wrench and a flat head screwdriver.

With the engine cold and turned off, open your vehicle's hood and gain access to the power steering pump. If you're having trouble, consult your owner's manual for the pump's specific location. Once you've gained access to the PS pump, remove the power steering drive belt from it. Then, place a drain pan below the PS pump. Disconnect the steering lines from your PS pump as well as its mounting bolts. With the bolts removed, remove your stock PS pump from the mounting bracket. You can now install your new PS pump.

With the replacement pump installed, you can now reconnect the steering lines back to the pump. Then, reinstall your power steering drive belt. Remember to adjust the belt's tension and torque bolts according to manufacturer's specifications, though. Refill your pump with power steering liquid and you're done.


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