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I have a Lexus ES300 2003, It makes a very loud noise when I drive it.
The exhaust may have a bad flex pipe and leaking exhaust and should have the system inspected.
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Why did my tachometer light and check engine light go on at same time?
You will need to have the computer scanned to get the stored codes. You may have a bad sensor.
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What do you think could be wrong?
Hi there: What you're describing appears to be a problem with the serpentine belt; which powers many of your vehicle's components including the alternator, power steering, and air conditioning systems. When the belt or the pulley's that turn the belt...
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Steering issues
It is possible that the play you are feeling in your steering wheel may be related to worn out wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may not be noticeable in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped or parked,...
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Noise coming from the engine
The noise would need to be heard by a mechanic to determine if it is an engine noise, or ignition problem. The code P0455 is a generic code for a major emission vapor leak, and is most common to be...
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Loose battery terminal
A loose battery terminal can cause a whole host of issues from electrical malfunctions, voltage spikes, and in the worst case scenario, an engine compartment fire. The negative battery terminal needs to be disconnected, and the suspect loose terminal needs...
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my car idle too high whining when accelerating and car hesitates going in reverse
If the fluid level in the transmission is too high or too low that can cause the transmission to malfunction. The fluid level should be corrected and then the transmission re-evaluated. With regard to the high idle, In the majority...
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I have a 1996 Lexus Es 300. This morning on the way to work the battery light came on and the radio went off.
I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and...
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Car jerking and gas smell and loud noise
The most important issue is the fuel odor which signifies either a leak (vapor or liquid) or engine misfiring. A leak is potentially disastrous, especially if you park in an enclosed space such as a garage where vapors can accumulate....
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HOW MANY SPARK PLUGS DO I NEED FOR A 93 LEXUS ES300
Your car has six spark plugs, three on each "side" or "bank" of the engine. To obtain a detailed, written estimate of the cost to replace those 6 plugs, please use YourMechanic's spark plug replacement service page. To have the...
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My car won't stop unless I floor the brake pedal. Brake Check replaced the booster, and the brakes locked up. 5000 rpms just to go
Hi there. The best advice I can offer is to let a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a brake system inspection as soon as possible. There are too many possible issues to list, especially possible ABS control,...
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I have 2002 lexus es300 change battery won't start
Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to be sure...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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