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PCV problem?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is possible the PCV is not flowing enough to clear the engine of all the bypass of the combustion process and the excess will go into the air cleaner on some engines. The air...
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Air conditioning works, but during longer trips it becomes weaker and weaker.
First thing to do is check the refrigerant charge level, typically via gauge (high and low) pressures, although note that gauge pressures do not perfectly coincide with what is intended to be the factory specified amount of charge (measured very...
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My car is not getting power and it's hard to change gear from 2nd I think I need a new air filter.
Hi there. It is very possible that your vehicle needs a new air filter and spark plugs. When you inspect the spark plugs, take a good look at their wires. Are the boots and wires in good condition? It's also...
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Is the 2002 Lexus is300 with manual transmission a good car and why?
This is a relative question depending on your zip code and supply and demand for cars of that type in that area. Kelly Blue Book complies comparative sales of specific cars of a given type with specific options and compares...
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Should I have concerns on a check engine light flashing for 2 seconds just after startup and acceleration?
Hi there. What code/codes are stored in the ECM? Weak ignition coil/coils, oil saturated spark plug wires, worn spark plugs, weak/broken ignition coil electrical connectors (very common on the Toyota/Lexus straight 6 cylinder engines), cracked/split intake hose chamber (also common),...
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Coilovers and Sway Bars 2002 Lexus IS300
Hi there - upgrading your suspension with coilovers and sway bars is not terribly difficult, and is largely an "unbolt the old, bolt on the new", followed by an alignment. It does, however, require appropriate equipment to raise and safely...
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My brakes hiss back at me
That hiss you hear is a vacuum leak. That leads to the hard brake pedal. Power brakes rely on vacuum to make braking easier. The vacuum leak has reduced vacuum within the brake booster and is making the brake pedal...
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Check Engine Light On
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the EVAP canister would develop a leak, but an accident is absolutely capable of causing it. Unfortunately the more compact a car gets, the more difficult some of these components...
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Buzzing noise when turn my fan to a certain setting and sometimes when start car
This may be a sign of a faulty blower motor. As you might know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin to make squeaking or grinding noises as the bearings begin to wear...
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Lexus IS300 won't start after transmission and engine swap
There are countless reasons your engine might not run after a swap like this. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that an engine needs three things to run: spark, fuel and compression. Checking for each systematically will help...
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My car overheated and then eventually died. Now it wont crank and I have coolant all over my engine
Based on your description the engine was overheating and the overheating was accompanied by a large coolant leak. Please note that coolant leaks can be either a cause or a CONSEQUENCE of overheating. Therefore, once the leak is repaired, your...
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Crankshaft only turns approx 30 degrees
Hi there. If you're having a problem with the engine being 'bound up' and not turning over, it's more than likely that it's due to a timing belt component either not being installed correctly or being misaligned. If you did...
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Does "Your Mechanic" offer a payment plan for work needing to be done on the car?
Yes, YourMechanic does offer financing on Services over $200 for those who are approved for it
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Just want to know if you think a 2004 lexus is300 is a good reliable car with parts that arent outrageous?
The Lexus IS 300 is a fantastic car and as you may or may not know is designed by the Toyota Motor Corporation. As with any car, the life expectancy depends largely on how you maintain the car, the driving...
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Catalytic Converter Replacement - 2001 Lexus IS300.
Hi there. Before you decide to have the catalytic converter replaced in your vehicle, consider performing the following checks: Check the following: A damaged or failed oxygen sensor The oxygen sensor wiring damaged or connected improperly The engine coolant...
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2004 lexus IS300 P0010 P0122 P2138 ALSO ERASED CODE P05OO AFTER CLEANING BOTH SENSORS IN TRANNY NOW CAR OVERHEATS IDLES @2000 in p
Hi Braxdon. Thanks for contacting us today. Of the error codes you've listed, the one that might be the root source of your problems is the P2138 OBD-II Trouble Code. The P2138 trouble code indicates that the Engine Control Module...
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Why is my car a little jumpy when in reverse without any acceleration? Its not all the time either. Some days it reverses fine and
Hi Brandon. Thanks for contacting us today. The type of symptoms you are describing (with the reverse problems) are typically caused by obstruction of debris in the hydraulic lines of the transmission - so a flush and filter change is...
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My 2001 lexus is300 stalling when accelerating for a second and then pushes itself to go
An issue such as this would very likely be associated with a check engine light being illuminated on the dash. In this case I would recommend having a check engine light inspection performed by a qualified professional to determine the...
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Why Dose my car make a whistle noise when am driving
There are a number of things that may produce a whistling sound. Depending on when the sound happens, the result may be different. If the whistling is constant while traveling down the road, this may be related an improperly sealing...
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My car has a problem starting but the check engine light is off. It drives smooth but cuts off when I stop at stop signs.
Hi There, You may have a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle control valve is a unit that reads the air intake into the engine and relays vital information to the computer which then uses this information to...

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