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A/c works but has no ambient air temp sensor
Hello there. It sounds like something weird happened when you connected the new sensor and rewired it. From what you have described, there may a a short somewhere in the system that is causing the AC system to act...
Car is very hard to turn at low speeda but even if i try to pick up speed the car shakes really bad. Wnt let me go over 40 mph
It appears that you may have more than one situation going on with your Lexus here. First, lets address the hard steering. Hard steering could be the cause of a bad pressure sensor, a failing power steering pump, a bent...
How to fix the wiring on my alternator?
Hello. The system is burning the wire connector due to the connection being weak and loose. The wire got hot and melted the first time due to a loose connection causing heat build up. You should also check the battery...
Bad shifter cable. 2002 Lexus ES300
Hi there. When it comes to a vehicle getting in an accident and having issues with other components, this is a common problem that cannot be avoided at times. When the vehicle was looked at and quoted, the problem was...
Shock Absorbers with variable adjustment suspension. 2001 Lexus ES300
This is possible, however, I would definitely not recommend doing this since the electronic suspension is part of the vehicle ride control. If this is not properly hooked up and maintained, there is a good chance you will likely run...
My car is hesitating what cause this be?
Hello there. Many different faults could cause the vehicle to stall when it stops. The most common would be a master brake booster, fuel pump, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, exhaust leak or a misfire condition. In order to have the...
AC making noise 3 for years
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. The difference in price is usually a difference in warranty and whether the product is new or refurbished, or in some cases, used. Typically, parts on eBay and...
Alternator belt got torn whilst driving and had new belt fixed but the car won't move on drive or reverse after few seconds drive
This is a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the...
Why does my engine start up but then slowly turn off?
Hi there. Most vehicle accidents cause more than just cosmetic damage, especially when the front end is involved. In your case, without being there to physically inspect your vehicle, it's very difficult to give you a precise cause of the...
I replaced the bulb headlight on driver side, why it not working.
Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Lexus ES300. Sometimes the bulb is not the reason why the headlight is not working. In fact, some common causes include a bad relay, faulty electrical harness that attaches to the...
rattling noise when turning on a.c. then later stops making noise
Hello there, many faults will cause a rattling noise when the AC is turned on in your 1997 Lexus ES300. The most common would be the belt tensioner, idler pulley, AC clutch, AC compressor, or the belt itself. When the...
How do you determine when it is time to replace the rear shocks?
Hi there. As a former Lexus master technician I used the leak criteria guide provided by Lexus for the technicians to determine when to replace the shocks and struts. The guide had levels ranging from 1 (no leak) to 5...
ignition problems, 2000 Lexus ES300
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Lexus ES300 Your car has what is called an idle control valve, which regulates the flow of air into the engine while the car is idling. This is a common problem,...
My car will start up but after. While while driving cuts off two or three trys it start back up why is this?
It is possible that you could have an issue with your ignition switch. The ignition switch is responsible for starting the engine and maintaining power to all the spark plugs. If the connection is lost even for a moment, this...
My car steering wheel shakes when I apply brakes. How can I determine if it is the front or rear brake issue?
The rule of thumb is: if you feel it in the steering wheel and the steering shaking back and forth when braking, then the front rotors are warped. If you feel the vibration more in your seat he seat of...
Alternator belt battery light
It sounds like your car alternator is not charging enough at lower speeds. Have the charging system checked to make sure your alternator is working or not and replace it if not charging enough. The bad battery may have caused...
I was wondering if an alternator in a 2003 Lexus ES300 can go in my 2002 Lexus EX300. The connectors are a little different.
Hello. If the connectors are different, then it is likely that the alternators are different. In some cases, the alternators may mount up similarly but will have different power outputs and capacities. Larger vehicles or vehicles with more accessories may...
Small leak
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is possible that your oil pan bolts could be loose. The most likely cause of this issue would be a leaking valve cover gasket or oil pan gasket. I would recommend having our engine...
My Lexus 2003 e300 runs fot10 minutes when I start it in the morning but then the rpms go down to zero and I have to drive with tw
Hi there. I've encountered this condition multiple times while working at the Lexus dealer. What I have found in these instances is that the idle air control valve is sticking. This valve is located under the throttle body, has a...
Car starts up and cuts off after a while of driving
This may be likely related to a fuel pump issue or lack of fuel pressure. Low fuel pressure is something that can cause your car to struggle to idle or even stall when driving. This will also cause the Check...

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