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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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1997 Lexus GX stuck in ACC mode the ingintion will not turn fully
Hello there. Typically when the ignition key is stuck in the ACC position, it's due to an obstruction inside the ignition cylinder, a faulty brake switch (which would also cause issues shifting out of park) or a damaged ignition cylinder....
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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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I changed radiator in a 92 lexus ls300 now the tranny is slipping and i add fluid to compensate for loss.
If the transmission fluid level is correct, then the present slippage is merely a coincidence insofar as the timing of the radiator repair. But, you indicate difficulty determining the fluid level. The fluid level should be definitively determined first as...
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on the dash board my truck was in park but when i pulled the gear shift down in drive the car still was in park
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue you are describing is known as a delayed engagement. While causes can vary, it is typically a sign that you need a transmission fluid change. It can also indicate that shift solenoids...
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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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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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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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HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY SOMEONE TO REPLACE A POWER STEERING HOSE NOT A SHOP I BUY MY OWN HOSE HE WILL PUT IT ON
Hi there. If you're looking for an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics complete this service for you, you can click this link to access the power steering hose replacement page. If you are looking to know how...
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1998 Lexus es300. Can no engine compression mean bad computer and not engine replacement?
An engine computer cannot control, or affect, "basic" engine mechanical compression, that is the level of cylinder compression measured in a static test. Even in the complete absence of any engine computer, the basic specified compression of an engine will...
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I have a 1996 lexus es300 after it rains my car will not move it. It starts but wnt move after a while what could be the problem?
Hi Shantay. If you are able to start the vehicle, but then it shuts off, the issue might be due to an exposed electrical wire underneath the vehicle or under the hood. If you can start the car but it's...
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Hello, I have a 2002 Lexus es300. It has been sitting for about 4 months. We replaced the battery and noticed the speedometer, odo
If you're really lucky, you may have popped a fuse that powers the instrument panel. I would start in the fuse panel and then retrace my steps to be sure that everything is properly connected at the battery. If you...
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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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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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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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