Lexus

Lexus troubleshooting questions? Ask a Lexus Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 1998 Lexus ES300. I have a crunching noise coming…

Customer Question
I have a 1998 Lexus...
I have a 1998 Lexus ES300. I have a crunching noise coming from the rear end of the car but it goes away when driving on wet roads or if it rains. When it is hot and dry the sound is loud. The mechanic has replaced rear brakes, Sway bar and Shocks/struts. Any suggestions where the noise is coming from? Why does it go away in the rain? Thank you. Darren
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Lexus
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/3/2017
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Lexus
Satisfied Customers: 5,801
Experience: Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
Verified

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
By the way, If I push down on the drivers side rear of the car, I can hear the noise
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago

Hey how are you

Did he check rear end fluid?

is the abs light on and did he scan it using factor or equivalent scanner that can read ABS module?

does the car feels like holding back, like brakes slightly applied ?

was there any evidence of brake fluid around the abs module and valve ?

what is mileage on it now

was it raised on lift and he spun the wheels and listen does it do with car off on lift or only when running ?

car off abs pump off ?

i seen situation where the abs module applies brake prematurely

but testing is needed

is he a Lexus specialist

lets start her and we go from there

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I don't know the answer to any of your questions so I guess this isn't going to help me. Thanks anyway.
Lexus Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago

okay sorry , no one answer for this here unfortunately , i need to know more to let you know but i understand

good luck with it

Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lexus mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask lexpert Your Own Question
lexpert
lexpert
lexpert, Lexus Master tech
Category: Lexus
Satisfied Customers: 2,100
2,100 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Master Certified with lexus, 8 years experience with Lexus

lexpert is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

lexpert

lexpert

Lexus Master tech

2,100 satisfied customers

Master Certified with lexus, 8 years experience with Lexus

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

1,848 satisfied customers

Lexus Expert

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Lexus Tech -

454 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Lexus Diagnostics

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

345 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

270 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

224 satisfied customers

15+ years ASE Master w/L1 Drivability certification

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER

129 satisfied customers

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DIESEL

< Previous | Next >

Related Lexus Questions
Lexus ls430 2004, mystery noise from front mid/passenger
lexus ls430 2004, mystery noise from front mid/passenger side, had mechanics tightened subframe bolts, suspension bushing all looks in good condition. Noise most noticeable at low speed 15 to 35 mph, … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Lexus LS460 AWD: 2010 LS460 AWD has a single loud banging type
2010 LS460 AWD has a single loud banging type thud noise from the front when moderate to severe braking force is applied. Already replaced following items with no resolution: front and rear brake pads… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Front end knock/rattle after replacing all suspension parts.
2000 es300 replaced everything on front end, re-aligned, in spec, hard ratlle when going over manholes at slow speed. Sway bar bushings, complete struts, lower control arms and ball joints replaced. T… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
1,848 satisfied customers
Lexus RX300: Is there something wrong with my rear suspention
Is there something wrong with my rear suspention on my rx300 because when I drive over a speed hump at 25 mph the back makes a loud knocking sound I'm sure it didn't do it a few months ago. I have loo… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
1,848 satisfied customers
1998 lexus es300: mount..trunk..strut goes into the rear window sill
I need to know where the rear strut mount comes through into the trunk on a 1998 lexus es300. It looks likes the strut goes into the rear window sill.… read more
brownjeff
brownjeff
Associate Degree
13,873 satisfied customers
1994 lexus: rear strut/shocks..rims..removing..passenger side Tie Rod
i want to go to the junk yard and remove the right side tie rod with inner and outer ends and grab the front shocks while I'm there..I already took the rear strut/shocks and sway bar links...The 1994 … read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
RX: mi..tire..of fall flat because of faulty suspension
hello, our 10-year-old RX 300 SUV is experiencing excessive sway both ways. In the past couple of days the car seems to make a bouncing noise when driving over 45 mi./h. Is there a risk that the tire … read more
Jim B
Jim B
AAA Approved Shop Owner
High School or GED
1,147 satisfied customers
Lexus LS400 Why is my lexus LS400 making a clicking / popping
Why is my lexus LS400 making a clicking / popping sound from the front end when I either turn the steering wheel, go over a bump, change between reverse and drive or step on the brake. This happens at… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2007 Lexus GS350: sport..intake..the car too noisy, ie..sway..shocks
I have a 2007 Lexus GS350 RWD. I need an honest opion about Lexus f-sport products. I am considering the intake and exhaulst upgrade, but I am concerned about the noise making the car too noisy, ie ef… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
RX: seems to have a rattle or clanking sound..bump..Is it a tie rod?
My Lexus RX 300 seems to have a rattle or clanking sound. Mostly when truning or hitting as bump. Is it a tie rod?… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
1,848 satisfied customers
1997 lexus LS400: I am having front end suspension problems
I own a 1997 lexus LS400 and I am having front end suspension problems. Feels like the shocks are bottoming out if I hit a bump particularly while making a right turn… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
2004 Lexus rx330: rough..there is a loud rattle coming..strut
I have a 2004 Lexus rx330. When going over rough pavement or brick surfaces, there is a loud rattle coming from the front passenger side of the car. I have been told that it is likely a strut failure.… read more
Boxer54
Boxer54
Line Technician
2 years university - did not gradua
1,563 satisfied customers
1998 es300: The back end suspension..clunks..slowly..push down
I have a 1998 es300 w/ 128000 miles. The back end suspension makes noise - clunks, when I go slowly over small bumps. When i push down on the back of the car it is very slow to raise back up. The fron… read more
lexpert
lexpert
Lexus Master tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,100 satisfied customers
2000 Lexus GS300: my front..drivers side wheel started creaking
I have a 2000 Lexus GS300 and recently my front, drivers side wheel started creaking when I turn or hit a bad rut. It used to be when turning the wheel to the right, now its either way.… read more
Ironmike
Ironmike
ASE Master L1 performance ,Ford tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,773 satisfied customers
grinding..type noise on the left front drivers side when I roll..mount
I hear a grinding, bottoming out type noise on the left front drivers side when I roll over a depression in the road but that does not occur when the road is flat. Is this a strut or strut mount probl… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Model Lexus LS 400. Problem Bounces and sways mostly at highway
Model Lexus LS 400. Problem: Bounces and sways mostly at highway speed. replaced front struts with Gabriel Ultra. Not much difference. This is a salvage Title car. Can it be helped with more suspenion… read more
lexpert
lexpert
Lexus Master tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,100 satisfied customers
1998 lexus: that has a creaking noise in the rear end occuring..dips
I have a 1998 lexus ES 300 that has a creaking noise in the rear end occuring when small bumps or dips are run over. We have replaced the struts and the strut mounts but the noise has been resolved… read more
lexpert
lexpert
Lexus Master tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,100 satisfied customers
ES300: 75,000 miles and the adaptive variable suspension..ride..mounts
In driving my 1997Lexus ES300 with 75,000 miles and the adaptive variable suspension, at slow speeds going over small bumps the rear sounds a little noisy. However in highway driving, the ride is exce… read more
lexpert
lexpert
Lexus Master tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,100 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x