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What are the most common reasons my car won't start?
Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged when you buy them over the counter. Consequently, it has to be confirmed that the battery...
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My Lexus will not stay running
Hi there. One of the key ingredients needed for an engine to run is fuel. If the fuel pump is disconnected the engine may start briefly with whatever fuel is left in the injectors or rails that drips into the...
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Engine Codes are P1663, P1656 & P1315. Car doesnt pass 45mph. I believe it may be Camshaft Position Sensor. Replaced OCV already
If you suspect a clogged exhaust, check back pressure with a gauge. You can usually infer exhaust back pressure by looking at intake vacuum (easier to measure of course) which will be out of spec if exhaust is restricted. You...
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Idle RPM will not hold, just goes to 0 and then stalls if I let my foot off the gas
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Lexus96 es 300 idles high but drops okay going into drive it idles back up then drops then go into drive while holdn brake pedal
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal...
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battery light is on, but car is running fine
The red battery light on a car is there to indicate to the driver that the battery is not charging. This light normally comes on when the alternator is no longer functioning. I would recommend having the alternator output tested...
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How do the automatic headlights work on a 2000 Lexus ES300?
There is an automatic dome sensor on the car, usually located on the dashboard near the windshield that registers the daylight in the sky. This sensor will make the headlights come on and turn on all the parking lights too....
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There is a rattling noise coming from the exhaust. Car begins to jerk with this and sometimes it turns off.
You may have a catalytic converter that has broken up inside. The business part of the catalyst is made of ceramic material, (yes just like the clay pots) which is coated with the various precious metals that facilitate the reaction...
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Hi Robert, I bought a lexus 2002 es300 recently at an auction. Noticed that engine overheated. I'm seeing a gooey wax like substan
Hello, thank you for writing in. If a stop leak was used and it is creating a clog in the system, then a flush is where you want to start. Flush the radiator and do your best to clean the...
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97 es300 Lexus top and bottom radiator hose replacement
Hi there. In order to provide you with a price quote for the radiator hose replacement, we'd need you to submit a quote request; as we need to gather additional information about your Lexus and location to ensure one of...
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What is the average labor cost to replace the engine in a 1997 lexis es3000
It takes about 15 hours to remove the engine on the 1997 ES300 and substitute another one. That figure does not include ANY time for rebuilding or re-conditioning. It is based simply on removing the complete engine from the vehicle...
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The heater control panel don't work and the radio don't work everything else on the dash lights up all the fuses are good
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power supply needs to run to that area of the dashboard before it is divided up between the different components. Considering that two components are both having a loss of power at the...
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my car makes. a loud thumping noise when I step on the gas
Hi there. It is possible that you may have damaged a CV joint or steering system component when the pole was struck. It is also possible that the wheel was bent which could cause this type of thumping noise as...
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I have a 1997 lexus es300 80,000 runs great but when started i smell oil or coolant , there is a oil leak also and when the hood
Hi there. If your Lexus is leaking oil or coolant, one of our professional mobile mechanics can likely come to your location and complete a oil / fluid leak inspection. This is typically the best way to pinpoint what is...
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Lights flickering when the throttle is pressed and the turn signal is on.
The issue seems to be with the multi-function switch for the turn signals. The switch is shorting out inside it on the high beam selector which is effecting all of the lights. I recommend replacing the multi-function switch. If you...
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What could be the issue?
The issue is that the fuel pump is starting to wear out and not turn on when either the fuel pump relay is hot or the fuel pump is shorting out internally. Check the fuel pump relay when the engine...
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Where does the comfort ride plug in to the strut on a 1997 Lexus ES300
Hello. Yes, the ride control system will plug into the top of the struts. That is where the struts are adjusted by the computer. If there is nothing on the top of the struts then someone may have removed them...
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How do you know if the comfort ride is working on a 97 lexus es 300?
The ride would be comfortable if the air bag suspension is aired up all the way or deflated. There could be a leak on the air bag system or the ride control module could not be functioning. If there is...
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My 93 lexus move in reverse but no in drive why
Hi there. Low fluid levels in the transmission are the primary source of issues like this. When the fluid levels are fine, then it is likely that there are obstructions of debris inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission or...

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