Lexus IS300 Parts And Lexus IS300 Accessories
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If refined appearance and reliable performance are big factors for you when it comes to choosing a ride, then the Lexus IS300 definitely fits the bill. However, despite of its impressive advantages, this vehicle still has its own share of shortcomings. If you\'ve had your car for a long time now, then you\'ve probably experienced its most infamous problem: hard shifting between the third and second gears. One way to get rid of this problem is by converting your auto transmission to a mechanical one. If you want to carry out a DIY tranny conversion, then check out these tips:
Converting the transmission system of your car requires a great deal of mechanical knowledge and skills. It\'s obviously a complex task, and the last thing you want is to make things even more complicated by starting the job with incomplete hand tools and incorrect components. Avoid making this task harder than it already is by simply ensuring that you have all the required materials for converting your vehicle\'s tranny at hand. It would be wise to make a list of all the mechanical tools that you might use for this procedure. This task would most likely require you to use floor jacks, jack stands, screwdrivers, pliers, ratchets, sockets, wrenches, drills, and drain pans. Since you\'ll be replacing various systems on your Lexus IS300 to suit its new manual transmission, you also shouldn\'t forget to check if you have the right type of bell housing, clutch assembly, drive shaft, crossmember, pedal set, and gear shifter to meet your vehicle\'s specifications. Proceed with the rest of the conversion procedure after you\'ve confirmed that you have the right tools and car components within arm\'s reach.
The transmission system is connected to a lot of other mechanical components that require its engagement in order to work properly. Of course, you can\'t just switch the tranny with a manual one without updating the other automotive systems as well. Besides, you won\'t be able to uninstall the tranny if these components are in the way, which is why removing them should be first thing on your to-do list. Don\'t forget to disconnect the negative battery cable and drain all the automotive liquid inside your vehicle before removing anything. After doing so, you should start the procedure by uninstalling the components of the shifter since you can easily access them through the car interior. Deal with the brake system next. You need to disconnect the brake pedals and electronic wires from the rest of the brake components. Once you\'re done with the brakes and the shifter, raise your vehicle to remove the torque converter, drive shaft, and other electrical connectors that are attached to the tranny. With all the hindering components out of the way, you should now be able to pull the automatic transmission from its place. Don\'t forget to remove the crossmember and bellhousing after you detach the tranny.
Installing the replacement parts of your car is easier to do since it\'s just basically the opposite of removal. However, it\'s extremely important that you torque up different components and mounting hardware according to the specifications of the manufacturer. You should also make sure that every hose and electrical wire is properly attached to prevent leakage and electrical circuit failure. Conduct a visual inspection and a test drive after you\'re done with the installation to check if everything is working as it should be.