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1997 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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April 28, 2009, 6:48 pm

Owen J
 

Question: I just bought a 1999 Lexus LS400 with 63,000 miles. All

I just bought a 1999 Lexus LS400 with 63,000 miles. All servicing in the 10 years has been by a Lexus dealer. Given that it is 10- years old, should I replace the timing belt and water pump now...or wait to 100K? Any other maintenance items I should attend to now? Thanks!


April 30, 2009, 8:13 am

Tyler O
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I would do it now. Timing belts shouldn't be used over 7 years.


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April 30, 2009, 9:57 am

Owen J
 

Thank you very much, Tyler! I am guessing that it is an expensive job. I am having the timing belt and water pump replaced on my 91000 Highlander, which triggered the query.
Owen


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April 30, 2009, 3:41 pm

Tyler O
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It's not a cheap one, but cheaper than it breaking!


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