Do you remember which exhaust manifold it was: the 'easy' one in front or the 'hard' one in the back of the motor compartment? My car makes a whining sound when I press the gas pedal driving. All of this being said, there are some other issues that are unclear. He clearly heard the sound as well. The failure mileage was 85,000. It will not reverse and had to be towed to a mechanic. Took it to the dealer and they diagnosed a cracked manifold. I immediately opened up a case, Lexus customer service is so very nice, although they are just customer interaction folks, don't know anything technical at all.
Well its been about 3 months now and my problem hasn't got any worse. I hope this will be brought to the court for settlement in an earlier date no later than August 31, 2008. I called 7 business days later, and was told that my case was assigned a specialist and that the outcome was that they couldn't do anything. Lexus told me it was the drive shafts to the diff from the front that cause the vibration and quoted me 1100 to repair. The vehicle had not been repaired to-date. Had to have the vehicle towed to my house 115 miles away.
I asked her to make a note of that on my case. I believe Toyota extended the engine warranty to 8 years, unlimited miles, so you might have a claim. I took the car back to the dealer the last week of March. The engine was still running, but the vehicle would not move. You many want to use the Car Talk mechanic finder to locate a shop more suited to your car and get a second opinion.
They may try and sell you just regular chassis grease, but what comes with the joints is different anyway. I usually notice it when I accelerate through 2nd and 3rd gear. I was able to put it into drive and repark the car. This was when car got started cold and pulled backward and moved forward in about 10 minutes. Vibration for me is on the entire car and the steering.
I now have just a little over 120,000 on it. You will get a real answer right there. Also, continue to flush the transmission every 60,000 miles at most! I hope you dont have a sludge problem, however do some research, type in seafoam on this site, You may be able to quiet the lifter by running some seafoam through the engine oil. They would not get this job from me. Unfortunately, I had to call back 4 days in a row before I could get a hold of my specialist in person. Has 128k miles, was told timing belt was changed and mechanic confirmed it before I bought it.
There should be a recall by Lexus to deal with this defective design. I strictly followed the maintenance procedures recommended by Lexus and changed defective parts at Lexus dealers, and kept all the documents in file. The failure mileage was 85,000. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. I think Toyota should fix this since there are a lot of complaints about the drive train. Because they are mechnical, they don't 'pump up' and take up the slack with wear.
Here are pictures I took. The contact believed that the transmission was the cause for the noise. Do you mean that the engine was not low on oil, but that you added oil anyway? In addition while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. I took the car into a local Lexus dealer the first week of March. However as the engine rpm stabilize on the ac compressor has caught up same rpm no slipping occur and no noise.
It can be fixed but for some dough. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle and after multiple attempts, the vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred. Oil Analysis is pretty cheap. She drove it to a nearby gas station. Car starts up and runs great but will not engage the transmission. I feel Toyota should fix this due to the fact there are numerous complaints about this issue with other Lexus owners. I tried to contact Lexus, but they will not admit to this problem or help repair it or recall it.
The planetary gears are often the problem. I think Toyota should fix this since there are a lot of complaints about the drive train. While driving 47 mph, the contact heard a noise and then felt a jolt in the transmission. It seems I will have to pay to do it again at 186,000. Sometimes you can get P0125 with this if the sensor is bad and not the heater.
In addition while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. Sometimes I think its the muffler because when you give gas you have explosions that are loud and they vibrate the exhaust which someone transmits most of the vibration to the rear seat. My transmission totally went out with no warning. We had transmission failure 100 miles from home. I feel Toyota should fix this due to the fact there are numerous complaints about this issue with other Lexus owners. P1133 and P1130 are both codes for the bank 1 sensor 1.