Does anyone know if there are any other sensors like this??? I guess I should check the front one. The car is driving normal. Some are bundled in a covering, b … ut you will still be able to tell they are the fuel lines. Then adjust the resistance empirically, trial and error, until the auto-leveling sequence settles at about the right, desired, height. I would remove the old pot wiper arm and carbon track so you won't get both resistances. My light cooperated through the coldest months however the problem is back withthe warmer weather. Second, braking and suspension failures.
Also thanks for the explanation of the installation. I have seen other posts saying you could just replace the ride height sensor with two store bought resistors to simulate a reading but it wouldn't react for changed in height of the axle created by empty or full fuel tank and or trunk. I didn't have to look at these but if both sensors are good and wiring is fine then that might be next place to investigate. If there is an external fuel filter, it will be located somewhere along the lines. Removed old sensor and mounted the new one via two bolts on the mounting bracket. And my shifter now works.
I'd say if you go with the Radio Shack fix or the Stealership, you'll never be flashed by anyone assuming you have high beams because of a loaded trunk. I drive 40 miles a day on average. Can you say frequent failure scenario? As soon as it goes away power steering is restored. Does anyone know if there are any other sensors like this??? Has anyone encounter a similar problem. I have checked my battery and it is good, it is also pretty new. Your local Lexus Dealership will be able to connect their handheld scanner to your vehicle's computer, which will then tell them where the problem lies this would take less than 30mins to diagnose - marvellous machines they are! This was confirmed the following business day when I received a call from the service advisor confirming that the brake actuator has failed. Anyway 3-4 min after this, the power starts coming back to my center console, I hear the radio, then the fan then everything seems back to normal, except i still have dash warning lights and no shift action out of Park.
At Len Stoler Lexus, we work hard to help you find the vehicle to fit your lifestyle and personality. That warning stays on for about 15-20 seconds and then goes away. Seems unlikely both would fail at the same time though. You said it was dead for 1 year so that isn't exactly on top of each other. If the car is under warranty from the seller it may be wise to have this done by Lexus just incase there are unknown problems which may manifest themselves post warranty. That seems strange as its hard to picture two sensors failing at the same time.
Can you confirm that the car is moving when you are doing this? Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. If I feel like spending the money to replace the sensors later, well, that's a piece of cake to do. The only open question in my mind now is if the headlights are properly aligned and if I skipped a calibration step with the new sensor. My guess is the problem is getting worse and the flashing light happens more frequently. I would like to duly request that ntsb performs an inquiry with Lexus regarding brake actuator issues stated above. On on drivers side rear axle and driver side front axle.
Whats going on and how to fix it? Thanks for any help or ideas. I looked it up and it doesn't even show it anywhere. I wish there was a way to make sure my new one isnt messed up. So you need to measure resistance from wiper to either end of the pot and turn sensor to be sure it has a reading all across the range of travel. On on drivers side rear axle and driver side front axle. When I start the truck and back out of my driveway it feels like I have no power steering.
Read a few other ideas on the problem and then tried the old hair dryer trick. So I turned on the car before I connected the actuator arm so the computer could read the factory set position. I just changed the tires a week ago. The failure mode was the bearing on the sensor arm seized due to water ingress and corrosion. Has anyone attempted to address this via any consumer protection agencies? Maybe someone reading this can add on if there are additional steps to calibrate. Anyway with the bearing seized this caused the actuator arm to force and eventually break the sheet metal mounting bracket for the sensor. It aims lights down to start and raises them to the proper level.
Foot was never on gas pedal nor was ever removed from brake pedal. The failure mode was the bearing on the sensor arm seized due to water ingress and corrosion. As long as it is on I have no power steering. I would like to duly request that ntsb performs an inquiry with Lexus regarding brake actuator issues stated above. It sounds like you might have multiple problems.