Showing articles & questions for topic
IS250

Related questions

Question
The steering wheel stopped working suddenly.
Hi there. On your 2008 Lexus, a malfunctioning steering wheel can be caused by several different individual components, ranging from steering column failure, to electric power steering motors and sensors not working correctly. The best way to determine what is...
Question
Burnt out headlight socket replacement
While I have installed aftermarket hid kits, I have never replaced a factory hid ballast on it's own. Most manufacturers are similar to Lexus. They do not offer replacement parts for the headlights. Merely complete headlamp assemblies. Your best bet...
Question
My car jerks when put on reverse and speed drop atimes when I accelerate
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
Question
where is the on/off switch for the passenger airbag in a 2014 lexus is 250
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger seat airbag is activated similarly to the seat belt light, by weight when someone sits in the seat. The sensor is located inside of the seat frame and will only turn on...
Question
Winter Tires and Wheel Sizing
Hi There, You are correct in that a smaller tire will generally perform better in extreme cold weather conditions. A smaller and narrower tire has better grip and performance in snow or ice. This is both because the smaller tire...
Question
after accident in passenger rear door car won't start
Hi there. In the event that there is a car crash, the inertia switch will activate and cut the fuel system off to keep the fuel system from pumping fuel to prevent any fires. Check the switch, either under the...
Question
VSC came on after changing spark plugs oil and air filter on my is 250 lexus
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the traction control and check engine light might come on. There should not be a direct relation between the oil change and the warning lights. The spark plugs may...
Question
Lexus IS250 2007 166K miles. No problems ever. Power failing; will run if all systems off; smells like ozone. Thinking alternator
Hi there. I believe you may be correct about the alternator. Perform a visual inspection of the valve cover area above the alternator for oil. If there is oil leaking onto the alternator, this will need to be corrected as...
Question
My car is not starting.
It is possible there may be a loose connection somewhere that is not allowing the power to flow properly. Often this can be caused by a loose ground fastener or a broken battery cable connection. Consider hiring an experienced technician...
Question
Gas cap code
The codes you are getting is not a gas cap code but a leak in the gas tank evaporative emission system that includes a possible leak in the gas cap. You will need to have the system leak checked with...
Question
Is it true that if a fuel pump fails, it will not show up on a diagnostic report until it completely fails?
Hi There, Unfortunately, there is no sure indicator to know whether or not the fuel pump failure would show up prior to it failing completely, however when it begins to fail, usually there will be a fuel pressure fluctuation, which...
Question
I hear a squeaking sound when I ride over bumps. Do I need to spray with wd40
Rubber bushings in the vehicle suspension will be damaged, and fail early, if exposed to petroleum solvents such as WD-40, engine oil and grease and so forth. All of these rubber bushings are designed to operate dry. If a bushing...
Question
Lexus IS 250 2010 electrical problems
I have checked all the recalls and technical bulletins for this vehicle and there are no known issues that can cause the battery to go dead in 3 three days. I would suggest you observe the vehicle in the dark...
Question
Grille replacement? 2014 Lexus IS250
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com offers at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage,...
Question
2007 Lexus IS 250 needs an alternator.
All alternators on the 12 volt systems have a voltage rating of 13.5 to 14.7 volts. If you are referring to having a more powerful alternator, then you will need to get an alternator with a higher amperage rating. If...
Question
Multiple issues
Hi There, The shift solenoid is one of the components that the transmission uses to effectuate the shifting of your transmission. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required,...
Question
What parts do I need if I'm getting a few codes
Hi there. To be honest, with the information you've provided, the list of parts you would need to possibly resolve these codes would include more than 50 individual components. An error code might be related to a specific system (like...
Question
Car overheats
VSC refers to vehicle stability control and any fault there can be diagnosed and repaired after the overheating and oil warning light are resolved. If the oil light you are seeing is the low oil pressure warning light, oil pressure...
Question
Heat only works when im pressing the gas sometimes
Hi There, I would suggest first checking your coolant level to be sure there is sufficient coolant in the radiator as this is what flows through the heater core which is what generates the heat you fee inside the cab...
Question
My wheel is almost impossible to turn and I can not drive the car because of it .
You should check the power steering fluid to see if the fluid leaked out from a leak. If fluid is low then refill reservoir and start and turn wheel back and forth slow to see if steering gets better and...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question