Also, I ordered one of those EBay steering wheels and threw that on.
Old tattered wheel with a custom cover.
Side by side
New wheel. The color match is much better than the pics show.
New wheel and shift knob. This thing is getting too fancy.
Since putting the new shift knob in my wife’s LC, I decided to do mine. Mine had the typical wear.
New vs old
After a good cleaning and polishing of the center console it’s all back together and looking great. I need to redo my shift numbers like the LC.
I have driven it a lot since the removal and my wife has a stock Non AHC 2002 LC so I have a lot compare.
My AHC LX was smoother in every form than the Stock LC setup.
My stock standard suspension LC setup rides better than any newer stock Ford Expedition or Chevy Tahoe i have...
Wow. Just realized I haven’t done hardly anything to this rig other than Oil Changes, Greasing, Air Filters and a battery. It’s been my wife’s daily for a good while now.
I decided to go ahead and swap the shift knob. I got a new unit off eBay and installed it this weekend.
Mom did a good job...
Had a couple free hours this morning with not much to do so I installed the OE Fuel Pump and related parts this morning. Pump, clamps, hose, rubber cushion, clip and screen/ filter.
Toyota part on the right. Napa part on the left
Had to scratch my date off from about a year ago and put the...
Well, after my cat back exhaust install, I popped a P0161 DTC. I figured that during the rough removal of the exhaust bolts I had damaged the O2 (Bank 2, #2) sensor. I went ahead and ordered one from PartSouq along with a OE Fuel Pump. My Napa fuel pump has some hot start issues. It always...
all cleaned up and ready for the new gaskets
This exhaust tucks up very nicely.
The exit is tucked up real high and tight too.
Quality and fitment are spectacular.
It did take 3 months from Summit to come in.
Sound impressions - Great! Sounds stock at idle, a little rumble when slowly...
On Sunday, I decided to unwrap the Doug Thorley cat-back exhaust system. Amazing workmanship and the muffler is solid and heavy.
Only one nut and bolt backed out out 4 at the cats so I had to break out the angle grinder and cutting disc, then air chisel to get the others out.
The kit says to...
Day 2 (last Sat) - I went ahead and put the front torsion bars in and set them close. Drove around for a couple days to let everything settle and reset them. Looks good!
The bushings on the AHC
I took out the AHC ECU (no more dash light blinking).
I will start to pull the AHC...
Well, as y’all can see, not much progress.
I am bummed because I could not find the issue. I traced and checked continuity on wires; unplugged, cleaned and greased every related connection; and tested every component. Kept saying ECU but I could not verify. I did not want to start throwing parts...
My mistake, i thought y'all were talking about the connector under the LH rear door. I did not realize all the AHC wiring went backwards that far.
I was able to get Bi1 and Bi3 disconnected, cleaned, greased and put back together. There sure was a lot of dirt that poured out of that wiring...
Well, I messed up.
BillW sent me a Control Valve.
I decided to check the Control Valve BillW sent me by ohm'ing it out and I got the same readings as I did when I checked mine (3.4 ohms). Uh oh!
I went back to check mine and it was 3.4 ohms as well. I checked the book (page DI-262)...
Thanks. I started a new thread on this topic to get some others to respond.
I think the Control Module has gone out as it did not ohm out correctly. I am currently searching for a used one.
First off, thanks for all the responses.
I checked the LHS junction block and everything was dry and looked good. Thanks for the suggestion as I did forget.
Fuses were swapped earlier but I did do them again.
I thought I ohm’d out the control valve earlier but I only checked...
Let me start by saying I love my AHC. I love the ride, I love the tune-ability and I like the up and down. 1999 LX470 with a little over 400,000 miles.
It’s broke and can’t fix it.
Now the backstory - we had a huge rainstorm and I am guessing the sunroof drains couldn’t handle the water (they...
Walked out yesterday morning got in, fired her up, sitting in Normal, switched to high, switched back to Normal, balanced L and R front torsion bars. Pressures were a little high but not out of range.
Switch up and down then the AHC OFF light started blinking again. It stuck...