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Q: 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...
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Lexus is recommending that the differential fluid be replaced on my 2009 Lexus I250 which has 68,000 miles on it.
The differential fluid change is generally something that is pre-designated by the manufacturer according to the factory and is recommended to be changed at specific service intervals. The brakes needing to be replaced are generally based upon a measurement of...
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Hello, when I make a sharp right turn, my car makes a whining noise. Could this be my ball joints or cv axle?
Hi Amber. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually a whining noise while turning is an indication of either worn wheel bearings or low power steering fluid. It is also possible that a steering suspension component might be loose or worn,...
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Car follows road aggressively and the steering feels loose and wobbly.
Hi Sean. Thanks for contacting us today. I don't think Lexus is lying to you for some reason - more that they simply don't notice what you are feeling in the car. If anything, the dealership would want to find...
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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...
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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...
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My electric power steering went out, I can't fix it right now but need to drive the car on freeway to work 100 miles per day
As you may have discovered, you will not have much functionality or power assist when your electronic power steering system is not working properly. This can also be a very dangerous situation and is not recommended to be driven until...
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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,...
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Tainted gas repair and routine spark plugs replace, $2500, is this fair?
That seems a little extreme. It helps to know what kind of contamination you are talking about. For instance, if the car was vandalized and someone has put sugar in the gas tank, then you will probably have to do...
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Gas contaminated with water, how much to fix, what needs to be done?
The best way to remove all water from the gas tank is to simply replace the entire volume of gas that is being used. "HEET" is a fuel additive that is made for removing water from the gas tank. However,...
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How do I remove the fuel filler lid assembly (77305-53010) from the car on a 2015 Lexus IS 250?
The filler neck is usually visible by getting under the vehicle and looking underwear the gas door is. You should be able to see the fuel filler neck coming from the fuel door into the fuel tank. There should be...
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Q: 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...
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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...
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Steering wheel stiffen and battery light comes on the car shout completely down
Hi Paquita. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The stiff steering wheel is a symptom of a vehicle stalling. The power steering system on your Lexus requires power from the alternator to operate correctly. When the car stalls, the alternator shuts...
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where is innertia switch for 2008 lexus 250 is
The fuel pump cut-off function is integral to the circuitry in the PCM on this model. There is no separate, user serviceable switch. On this model, the only reason the fuel pump power cut-off feature will be invoked is if...
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Clicking while driving straight and turning. Sounds like a card in the spokes of a bike tire. Stops when I stop.
Hi Megan. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically this type of sound is caused by one of three things. Either the wheel bearings are starting to wear, you have a brake pad that is dragging or your brake rotor is...
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I have a 2007 lexus is250. I got an oil change 3 weeks ago. A few days ago it showed a low engine oil warning on the dash so I dec
Check the engine oil level using the dipstick. If the level on the dipstick is below the add level, or if no oil appears on the dipstick, add enough oil to bring the level to the full mark on the...
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Lexus is250 2006 electronic power steering problem
It is unlikely the battery terminal connection is a cause of the fault you are describing. If they have actual evidence of a fault related to the "connection", they should have provided that information to you. If no evidence is...
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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...
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My 2006 Lexus IS250 and the check engine light was blinking and it was kind of sluggish when I pulled off from the stop sign
A potential cause of this issue would be an oil leak onto the spark plugs causing misfires and therefore a shutdown of the traction control system. Many sensors on the engine work in conjunction with the traction control system to...

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