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What cause my car brakes to grab at low speed. 5 mph
Hi there: In many instances, the issue you're describing with the brakes on your 2000 Lexus L6 is related to wheel rotors that might be warped. The brake rotors are a component that makes up the modern disc brake system...
The Check Engine Light is on
Hi there. There are a lot of things that can cause the Check Engine Light to be illuminated. A flashing check engine light is a sign of serious trouble. If the light is not flashing, then I would use a...
Advice on buying an 'O6 Lexus with a rebuilt transmission
It depends on whose shop it is and what kind of work they do. That said, I've read an article the other day that 33 % of automatic transmission rebuilds done in the North America had to be done two...
Engine sputtering and hesitating
Hello. This problem has a number of potential sources. If you have serviced the vehicle on schedule, determine if the sputtering occurred gradually, or happened suddenly. The sputtering could be from a fuel filter, fuel pump ,or fuel pickup problem,...
Is there a special way to bleed breaks
You likely have a cross proportioned valve system from the master cylinder. The two lines coming from the master cylinder should go the ABS system and be LF/RR and RF/LF. To determine if you have a bad master cylinder, you...
My car squeals until I am at or above 40 miles and hr.
Hi there: What you're describing sounds similar to the symptoms of a loose serpentine belt or water pump belt. As a belt wears out, it stretches and can create a harmonic "squealing" sound as it continues to spin around the...
Throttle issue
What you are describing sounds like hesitation. The most common cause of hesitation is the MAF, or Mass Air Flow sensor. This sensor is solely responsible for measuring the air going into the engine, and with the air, the computer...
Do I have a bad tie rod end?
There are a few reasons why the steering wheel will vibrate at high speeds or while braking. As far as braking, noise and a vibration generally point to warped brake rotors. That is if you only feel the shake once...
My alternator reading that the solenoid is bad when I took it off and took it to the shop they did a test on the alternator in the
Hi. There could be several things going on here. The battery for the car could be going bad or already is bad, causing the alternator to read low voltage. The battery needs to be tested as well. The fuse for...
Car shaking when braking at high speeds
It sounds like you have warped brake rotors. Your vehicle has rotors on the front and rear axles. The rotors can cause a vibration when they are not straight, or have thickness variation. If the steering wheel shakes, the front...
Opinion about a Lexus GS 350
Those are good cars. Toyota makes them so they are good cars. You are going to pay more for parts and service because the parts cost more and they can hardly work as Toyotas. They are more complex. But they...
Chizzling sound when start of acceleration, sound goes away after car is on the move.
Hi there. Weird sounds underneath the vehicle are often very difficult to diagnose over the internet. Typically noises in general are caused by loose or damaged components that are rattling as the vehicle is warming up. A certified technician from...
Why won't my tires spin?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This would depend on if it is a front wheel or a rear wheel. If it is a front wheel, it is possible that the wheel bearing could be seized...
Door locks have to be unlocked manually, steering wheel screams
You have two different issues. The door lock actuators in the doors that have issues need to be replaced. The remotes may need to have the batteries replaced. The steering column actuator has a memory to the key or remote...
High-pitched sounds and shuddering at the stop light, dash lights on
The problem is in the traction control system, which detected a fault and turned on the VSC and check engine light. You will need to have the system tested to see what codes were stored and then have them diagnosed...
The car goes to the right on bumpy roads and bounces badly
You may need to have your lower control arm bushings checked for problems on both sides. If the bushings are worn, they may need to be replaced or the lower control arms need to be replaced. Have a certified mechanic,...
Ball joints replacement, dash lights came on
The code that you are describing goes to the right front speed sensor. I cannot assume that the last repair you've done damaged the sensor or it just went bad. I would have the front right sensor inspected to see...
RPM increases but can't go over 45 mph, after putting in transmission fluid
Your transmission is slipping. I would have the transmission checked to see if the transmission fluid is low or overfilled. Why did you have to put in fluid? Did you have a leak? The transmission may be low on fluid...
Cheap sports car
The Miata is a good choice. They are fun to drive, there are many clubs for them and performance upgrades are readily available. Their small size makes them easy to work on; they are quite simple. The Eclipse is...
Won't start
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the vehicle not starting, replacing the fuel pump and connector, driving and won't turn over, all sound like separate issues. It could be, the vehicle's security system keeping the engine from turning...

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