Lexus GX 470 and GX 460 SUVs are fine cars, but they can be incredibly expensive to fix. If you’ve noticed oil starting to leak below your car after as little as 50,000 miles, it may be a sign that a seal in your actuator has failed. You can take it to a dealer, or a specialty Lexus mechanic, and get it fixed for hundreds up to a thousand dollars, or you can buy replacement seals from us, and do the job yourself for about $10!
As GX models age, they often develop a gear oil leak from the Transfer Drive Actuator (TDA) on the side of the transfer case. You don’t need to replace the actuator, much less the whole transfer case, which can be outrageously expensive. All you need is an oil seal from Rocket Seals! Simply go to our Quick Order page, and copy this part number into the SKU column: 15x23x7-MOS-ADL We do have a $10 minimum, but you can either get a second oil seal as a backup, or shop around for something else. Be sure to check out our handy tool section! (You may want some good knee pads to get this job done. You can select them from our tool page, or enter TLS-42100 into the Quick Order page.) (You may also want to get gasket silicone sealant to ensure the seal is tight.)
Here’s a simple 10-step way to change the oil seal in the Transfer Drive Actuator of your Lexus GX!
We hope this was helpful, because we are here to help. We don’t do repairs, but will help however we can. For parts 24/7 visit our website or call us during business hours at 1-800-445-7803.
Jan. 5, 2016