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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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I have a 99 Lexus es300 . My car won't go into D , N , R only L . It just happened randomly and the diagonistic doesnt say trnmisn
You should first check the fluid level to make sure it is full. If it is full then the transmission is not producing pressure and may have a defective front transmission pump. The pressures will need to be checked on...
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What do it mean when a car won't start up but prior to this it was running hot
Heat could have caused the valves to stick (a cylinder compression test is useful in determining whether that occurred). Heat can damage critical sensors such as the crankshaft position sensor. Warped components, such as manifolds, can cause intake leaks. There...
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Car idles low after running, not the same amount of power, I suspect a bad vacuum hose.
You will need to have the computer scanned for codes to see if there is a problem with the idle control valve or engine has a vacuum leak. There is a standard diagnosis that will need to be done and...
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Car is having issues going into gear
It is possible that you could be having some issues with the transmission itself. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who specializes in transmission Diagnostics to determine the exact cause of this issue.
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I have a 2007 Lexus es 350 about a month ago I covered check and blow out a tire on the front side driver side and now it makes a
You will need to have your vehicle put on an alignment machine to have the suspension checked to see what was bent. You may have bent the wheel, spindle, control arm and strut all need checked.
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Can I use a different cars o2 sensor in my car if it plugs in
Plug compatibility is not what determines interchangeability. Unless the actual part number on the sensor is a direct and listed (published) catalog interchange for your year, make and model, the sensor will not work as intended. The other issue is...
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Will the crank shaft pulley still spin if the timing belt has busted?
If the timing belt broke, the crankshaft pulley will still spin regardless. The crankshaft pulley is what spins the timing belt, which then rotates the valve train assembly. Depending on how this happened and when it happened, this may have...
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Vibration from rear deck
In order to try and locate a vibration due to an aftermarket radio with heavy bass you would need to try and touch each body part until you find the part that is vibrating and then a fix may be...
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Best place to put sound damping/insulation in car
Hi Bazil. Thanks for sending your question today. I think you'll find the best results in reducing road noise by adding sound dampening insulation on floorboards. However, this also raises potential safety concerns, as adding additional material to these areas...
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my car rpm goes too high car resevers slow replace the the fr axle and put tran fluid by the problem still there
Be sure to confirm the fluid level in the transmission. If the level of fluid is too high, that is not good as air will get entrained in the fluid, making it ineffectual for adequate bearing lubrication. Shifting might be...
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my car idle too high whining when accelerating and car hesitates going in reverse
If the fluid level in the transmission is too high or too low that can cause the transmission to malfunction. The fluid level should be corrected and then the transmission re-evaluated. With regard to the high idle, In the majority...
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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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Will a u140e trans from a 99 Lexus es300 interchange with a 99 Lexus RX 300? Fwd?
Although the transmission type is the same (U140-E), the two vehicles have different Tag ID numbers on the transmissions and thus the two referenced transmission are NOT listed in the catalog as "interchangeable". Different Tag ID's reflect differences in electrical...
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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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Ignition
You will need to remove ignition switch to move position of key slot to get ignition back in.
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I have a 1992 Lexus Ls400 and the transmission wont switch out of 1st gear the caer has 261k miles should i get a new transmission
You should have the computer scanned for codes that may point to the cause of the no shift out of first gear. You may just have a solenoid that is bad for one of the gears and just need to...
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Vehicle shifts down when traveling 55mph+ when gas is not being pushed
Shift points are controlled by vehicle sensors such as the vehicle speed sensor and throttle position sensor. In addition there are shift solenoids in the transmission valve body and, in the scenario you are presenting, torque converter lock up controls....
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Car Cranks but will not start. Second trial to start ten completely dies
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your fuel system. If there's a clog in the fuel filter or if the fuel pump is weak, this can cause low fuel pressure. Low fuel pressure can cause...
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Starts then dies
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...

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