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Water getting into car
Hello. During it's operation, the air conditioning system will come across a large amount of condensation. This condensation gathers around the evaporator and runs off through a drain. You may see water dripping from the car on a hot summer...
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Will crank but will not start
I was looking up your year, make, and model of the vehicle and your engine does not have a distributor. Do you have the vehicle information correct? On a 2006 vehicle, it has a coil per cylinder and cam and...
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Various warning lights on
Sounds like you might have an electrical issue going on or multiple unrelated issues. None of those lights are related other than being on the instrument cluster. If the engine light is red, it could mean low oil pressure or...
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Car idles and multiple trouble codes are triggered
Hi there. If this vehicle is having an idle concern, I have to ask if you may be having a stumble or stall issue when coming to a stop. If so, your vehicle may be covered under a special...
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At what mileage should I get my timing chain replaced?
Your Lexus IS250 uses a timing chain rather than a timing belt. Fortunately, the timing chain does not require regular maintenance like the belts typically do. Just be sure to perform regular services on your car such as oil changes,...
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Bad smell in AC vent
Hi there. This is a concern I have had a lot of experience with. Has the AC drain grommet been updated or removed? The original grommet was designed with a small slit style opening and was found to not be...
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I went out of town and trunk wasn't shut, so battery was dead and had to jump it.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the vehicle started back up then it is not likely that the alternator is bad. If the alternator was bad, the battery would have been low and you would not have been able...
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Advice on buying a 2006 Lexus LS 250 all wheel drive
Those are well-built vehicles. It's an all-wheel drive so realize that all-wheel drive systems are very complicated and can cost a fortune to fix. That said, Lexus are just fancy Toyotas, and all-wheel drive systems are pretty bulletproof. They generally...
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Engine stalling at low speeds while shifting from first gear to second gear and reverse, with P2757 code
P2757 indicates a torque converter clutch solenoid control circuit issue. If the transmission has been rebuilt, then wiring between the control unit and the transmission may be faulty. The harness connector from the wiring harness to the transmission needs to...
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Steering wheel gets stuck and won't turn to center
I can see where this could be a safety issue. You will want to have this looked at as soon as possible. I checked to see if there were any TSB's, and this is not a common problem. The steering...
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Check engine light on, temperature goes to hot, noisy engine, car shuddring and turns off.
Fault codes need to be read out from the engine computer. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) out by Lexus that points to a faulty thermostat causing a Check Engine Light, and that the thermostat should be replaced based...
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Engine idling and check engine light on
Carbon build-up on the intake valves is a common issue on the IS250. Lexus recommends to remove the valves and clean them while other manufacturers use anything from an intake cleaning solvent to sandblasting using walnut shells to remove the...

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