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Top 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car
The idea of owning a luxury car is appealing. The glossy paint, swoopy lines, and prestigious badges speak of the owner’s success in life, while the interior opulence offers scented leather surfaces, high-tech telematic devices, and all the...
Understanding the Lexus Oil Life Monitor Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Lexus Oil Life Monitor (OLM) indicates when and what service your car needs.
Lexus Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers who are in the market for a used Lexus vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Lexus Dealership Certified
Lexus dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to those who are Lexus certified through UTI’s Toyota Professional Automotive Technician program.
How to Buy a Lexus
When buying a Lexus, consider your budget and which model you want. You should also run a vehicle history report and take a test drive before buying.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus GX 460
It may be hard to believe, but luxury and adventure can go hand in hand – especially with the 2012 Lexus GX 460. From its luxurious interior with a variety of features...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus RX
The Lexus RX paved the way for luxury crossover utility vehicles over a decade ago, and now it continues to make waves and turn heads. An incredibly attractive vehicle, the RX (now available...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus RX450H
More and more auto manufacturers are offering hybrid versions of their compact and mid-size sedans, but a surprisingly small number of them are doing the same for their smaller trucks, SUVs and crossover...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus HS 250h
Hybrids have come a long way in the last few years, and the 2012 Lexus HS 250h is a prime example of just how much they’ve evolved. This sedan is quiet, composed...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS
With a four-generation legacy spanning a quarter of a century, the Lexus LS may not be the riskiest, most cutting-edge vehicle in its class but its devotees don’t mind – the reliability, near...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lexus IS
If you haven’t heard of the 2012 Lexus IS, you’re not alone. This sports sedan is incredibly underappreciated. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth considering for your next car. Key Features The...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS 600h L
The “h” stands for hybrid, and while you might hope to get greatly improved gas mileage for your effort to go green, that shouldn’t be your motivation for buying this model. The 600h L offers a mere 1...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus CT200h
Although you wouldn’t know it from appearances, the 2012 Lexus CT200h actually shares a lot in common with the Toyota Prius. Mainly, it comes down to their engines (1.8 liters) and hybrid architectures....
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lexus GS450h
The 2012 Lexus GS450h is for those who want to drive a hybrid, but would prefer to still enjoy a luxurious and safe ride. Fortunately, as this sedan proves, going the hybrid route...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lexus GS
A decade after it debuted, the 2012 Lexus GS still hasn’t found a strong foothold in the sport-sedan market. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a closer look. It’s much more affordable than competitors...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Lexus LX 570
Despite pressure on the automobile industry to produce more – and better – fuel-stingy options for the mass market, there remains a place for luxury SUVs that are neither size conscious nor...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LFA
When it comes to supercars, Lexus probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind. The 2012 Lexus LFA was the automaker’s attempt to change that. It’s a compact coupe that seats two and offers blistering acceleration. However,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Like to Go Off-Roading
Your best bet for off-roading is a 4x4 SUV. Depending on the model that pleases you most, though, you might have to shop around a bit to find a good used one. That’s simply because off-roaders typically become...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Photographer
If you are a photographer, and you’re considering buying a used car, the big thing to consider is the type of photography you do. Thanks to the advances in digital photography, chances...
The Best Used Cars to Buy to Maximize Resale Value
A car is not an investment. An investment, by definition, increases in value. A car is a necessary purchase, and it will never appreciate in value, with the possible exception of...

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After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. Feeling steering and suspension issues in the steering wheel is very common. While everything you have done is within reason, there are several components that need to be inspected or tested. You will want...
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I have the (2) upstream O2 sensors and need a price quote for labor to replace them only
You are welcome to supply your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. To get an exact labor quote, please input your year, make, and model at YourMechanic's oxygen sensor...
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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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Why does my is350 2006 lexus start but then dies after 2 seconds. Then after I try to start it again all I get is just a clicking
You should have the theft system checked to see if it is activated first and then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test the battery and starter circuit for you. The problem sounds like the battery is low on...
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Engine Codes are P1663, P1656 & P1315. Car doesnt pass 45mph. I believe it may be Camshaft Position Sensor. Replaced OCV already
If you suspect a clogged exhaust, check back pressure with a gauge. You can usually infer exhaust back pressure by looking at intake vacuum (easier to measure of course) which will be out of spec if exhaust is restricted. You...
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(1994 Lexus LS400). I am needing to replace my Cam Position Sensor
I found one on EBAY in Australia (90919-05010) but the seller won't ship it to the U.S. If it were the left side you wouldn't be having this problem because the left side sensor is identical for both CA and...
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My 07 Lexus is350 started making a bad clicking or knocking noise this am, my friend has a pocket scanner the code is 7e8 and 7e9
Hi there. Unfortunately, the pocket scanner won't help us diagnose this clicking noise for you. In order to correctly diagnose this issue, a professional mobile mechanic would have to complete an OBD-II diagnostic test with a digital scanner that would...
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Hey Robert I have a 2004 lexus ES 330, and it is leaking oil all over the under carriage of vehicle, but when I check oil level, i
When it comes to oil leaks, if your car is typical, there is probably more than one leak point. Without pre-cleaning the engine, it is possible to put a fluorescent dye into the engine oil, run the engine, and then...
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Water pump and timing chain
Hi There, Depending on your budget and how many miles are on the vehicle since the last time the timing chain was replaced, it may be a good idea to replace the timing chain while the vehicle is apart while...
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Car shudders when stopping
Hi There, What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. When you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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What is the cost Part and labor to replace a thouttle body on 2012 Lexus RX350?
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. You can obtain a written quote, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by using YourMechanic’s throttle body replacement service page. Once on that page, please click on "Get...
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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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My dealer gave a quote of $2750 for replacing evaporator and expansion valve for my 2008 Lexus ES350. Does that look reasonable? c
The only reason to replace the evaporator would be if the evaporator were physically blocked internally or if it is leaking refrigerant. Be sure to obtain tangible proof of either circumstance. Verification is particularly important because evaporator leaks, except at...
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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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How long should my front brake pads last on my lexus 350, 2008year?
Hello, great question! Brake pads can last anywhere from 25,000-70,000 miles. It has a lot to do with your personal driving habits, and the quality of the brake pads you purchased. You should contact whomever replaced the pads and ask...
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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...
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How do I replace the spark plugs on a 1994 Lexus GS 300 ?
The best way to replace the spark plugs on this vehicle would be to first open up the hood. Since this vehicle has a stright six engine, the spark plugs should be fairly easy to get to and should be...
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can you replace an alternator on a Lexus 2007 350 ES without removing the bumper ?
If your ES350 was built after March 2006, you have to remove the bumper. If you have the alternator replaced by a mobile certified mechanic, you will save money and it will be a lot more convenient because the repair...
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Is it possible to install power mirrors on a Lexus GS 350 2013
Hi there. It is possible to install power mirrors on this vehicle, it just depends on what style you are looking for. Your car should come standard with power mirrors, But if it does not have folding mirrors then that...

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