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GX470/LX470 check engine light, secondary air injection malfunction

By |June 27th, 2017|

GX470/LX470 check engine light, secondary air injection malfunction
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GX470 height control problems – too low, too high, air bag failure and leaks

By |February 2nd, 2017|

GX470 height control problems - too low, too high, air bag failure and leaks
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GX470, 4Runner whining noise from engine, battery light on

By |September 15th, 2016|

CARspec has been seeing increased complaints of whining noises from GX470 and V8-powered 4Runner owners, specifically from the engine. This is often followed by the battery light illuminating and the vehicle stalling during operation.  The cause has almost universally proven to be a failing alternator.

Originally we were, if the alternator was the cause of […]

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Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner and Land Cruiser, Lexus GX470 and LX470 engine ticking/exhaust manifold leak

By |May 21st, 2015|

Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner and Land Cruiser, Lexus GX470 and LX470 engine ticking/exhaust manifold leak
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Toyota and Lexus 4.7L V8 2UZ-FE timing belt replacement note

By |March 25th, 2015|

Replacing the timing belt on a 2UZ-FE, with a little surprise in there for good measure

Toyota and Lexus KDSS service and repair – GX460, GX460, 4Runner and Land Cruiser

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Toyota and Lexus KDSS service and repair - GX460, GX460, 4Runner and Land Cruiser
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Various Toyota and Lexus 2001-2004 air conditioner light blinking

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Getting your air conditioning back up and running with a simple relay replacement

Toyota and Lexus SUV bump, kick or jump after stopping – sticking rear driveshaft repair

By |February 9th, 2015|

Toyota and Lexus SUV bump, kick or jump after stopping - sticking rear driveshaft repair and maintaining your u-joint and slip yokes

Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, Lexus GX470 and LX470 seized front brake calipers

By |January 19th, 2015|

CARspec recently had an Eden Prairie guest's GX470 with just north of 100k miles, and the owner was concerned over a pull when he used the brakes. The technician test drove the vehicle and confirmed the condition, also noting that the vehicle didn't like to roll when in gear. In this post we demonstrate the repairing of the brakes on a GX470 and related models with a seized front brake caliper.
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Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 front inner CV boot grease leak

By |January 13th, 2015|

The Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 are prone to grease leaks from the front CV axle boots - as a Toyota and Lexus repair specialist, we see it weekly. The inner boot's outer clamp loosens over time allowing a small amount of grease to seep out and be flung around as the axle spins.
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