Vehicle: 2000 Lexus LS 400, V8-4.0L (1UZ-FE), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Problem: This extremely lowered LS400 was towed to the shop because the engine would crank, but not start. The vehicle owner also stated that a lot of things weren’t working, and that started about the same time the engine stopped running. The malfunction indicator light (MIL) was off.
Case Details: The technician attempted to scan for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) but found no communication with any of the modules. A close visual inspection revealed that the left front tire had worn through the fender liner and was wearing on the main engine room harness as well.
Confirmed Repair: The technician repaired the harness wiring and re-routed it out of harm's way. After the repairs, communication with all the modules was restored, all systems were functional, and the engine started and ran normally. Fixed!
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