Sounds to me like it just needs a band adjustment. A simple procedure, but not an everyday do-it-yourself project. Tell the dealer to f/off and drive the vehicle to a transmission repair shop.
You forgot to SCREAM that the transmission fluid on a 2004 Lexus LS430 needs to be at a hot operating temperature before checking the fluid level. The transmission oil is only able to fully expands after it becomes completely heated. A cool temperature reading would give a false low fluid indication on the dipstick, and accidentally overfilling the transmission on an LS430 would prove catastrophic.Holy failed troubleshooting you guys!
Jessica. Before you do anything check your fluid level. Keep the car running in park. Find the transmission dip stick. Pull it out. Wipe it off. Put it all the way in, then pull it out. What is the reading on the stick?
Low fluid levels will produce the classic symptoms she is experiencing.
It’s a fact that repair shops customarily charge a markup on parts. You will save money shopping for the transmission yourself, but in return the shop that installs it will usually refuse to offer any warranty on the labor.Perhaps I may be better off to roll the dice, buy a used transmission from eBay and pray a transmission shop will do the job right at a fraction of the cost.
True that, but the 2004 Lexus LS430 will have a dipstick for checking transmission fluid level.Oh, not all cars actually have transmission dipsticks anymore or oil dipsticks for that matter…
You talking about a dipstick that’s stained with lipstick? 💋I'm really surprised there was not a single post sexually about the dipstick
Yes, located near the backside of the engine compartment on the driver-side of the vehicle.Are you sure the 04 to 06 ls430 has a dipstick?