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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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One of the relays is clicking and draining the battery
There could be a parasitic draw involving the relay that is keeping it engaged. Lexus specifications for parasitic draw with the key off is approximately 50 milliamps. Anything over this amount indicates a parasitic draw. You could remove the fuses...
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My car was smoking on the driver side no leaks on the ground and it's not over heating
Hello. The best thing to do is visually inspect where the smoke is coming from. Replicate whatever conditions necessary to get the engine to smoke again, and lift the hood to see where it is coming from. Keep in mind,...
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Car is stalling - 1994 Lexus GS300
This may be related to a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. This is a unit that reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel before entering the engine. This information is then relayed to the computer...
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I have really bad shaking in my tires when I drive between 20 and 70 mph
Several things could be causing the shake you're experiencing: tires out of balance, defective/worn tires, worn struts, worn control arm bushings, worn tie rods, wheel bearings starting to fail, the list goes on. Start by having a local service center...
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Car normally runs great. I changed the MAP and it still shuts off at stop lights or when in drives through lights.
Hello. The first task is to retrieve the problem codes which are setting the Check Engine light. The stalling at intersections may be a dirty or malfunctioning idle air control valve, throttle body, or dirty fuel injectors. Certainly, the bad...
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Replaced brake light switch but still no lights when pressing on brakes
Hi there. Check the fuses/relays and replace as necessary. If the fuse is blown and blows again we'll need to investigate what is causing the circuit to overload. If the fuse checks ok, then check for supply voltage at the...
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My car has several misfire codes and does not run properly.
Hi there. What prompted you to replace those particular parts? Did testing reveal a fault? This year model, along with its sister IS models, up to 2011 had a service campaign for cylinder misfires. The campaign did not cover the...

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