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Tire noise while driving
Several things come to mind. Have the tires always been noisy? did it happen gradually, or all of a sudden? Some tires are noisy even when new. Winter tires or aggressive all-seasons will be louder than a touring tire. Poor...
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Q: Car shaking when driving
Fuel injector cleaner typically will not affect anything in cars as it is formulated for modern vehicles and is safe for all sensors. The issue may have started right after you added the cleaner, but my suspicion is that it...
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Gas pedal goes all the way down
Hello. This comes up often on this vehicle. It is typically always the transmission. When this transmission fails it will not function at all. If you check the fluid and it is dark or smells brunt, then that indicates high...
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Car not moving after shifting
Hi there. Your transmission consists of many different components. These mechanical and electrical components need to work in sync in order for your transmission to work properly. Your gear shifter may be moving, but if the solenoids internally are not...
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Muffler hanging from bottom of vehicle.
I recommend having a qualified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, replace your severed exhaust pipe. The exhaust may have also damaged the manifolds of the engine and caused wiring damage to the exhaust sensors. The exhaust systems on these vehicles...
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Engine overheating and won't start
There are many potential causes for engine overheating, a failed water pump being one of them. Allowing your engine to overheat even once can result in catastrophic engine damage. It sounds like this is what may have happened to your...
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White smoke from the engine and smells of rubber with the knocking sound
My guess is that you have a leak somewhere, most likely a coolant leak. Coolant leaking onto a hot engine will immediately result in white smoke. Since you stopped the vehicle before all of the coolant was lost, the vehicle...
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Oil changed from 10w-30 to 5w-20 and there were loud clunking sounds in the engine
No, this is not because they put the wrong weight oil in - it sounds like they forgot to put oil in at all! Or possibly they left the drain plug loose and the oil dumped out as you drove...
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Clunking noise that chages relative to changes in speed
Noises are best diagnosed firsthand, however, I can provide some guesses in regard to your noise. The first thing that comes to mind is a failed CV axle, which will often make a clunking noise upon acceleration. A worn propeller...
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Car intermittently won't turn over to start
This is most likely related to a fuel supply issue at start up. When you turn the key to on, your fuel pump is engaged and quickly (for a few seconds) primes the fuel system to get fuel to the...
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I replaced all pads and rotors. There is pulsating /grinding noise when I brake. Is it a reluctor ring or sensor?
Pull the fuse for the ABS system to disable it and then test drive the car (don't forget to re-install the fuse later). If the pulsating/grinding noise remains that means the ABS system has nothing to do with your...
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Q: Why is my VSC light on?
This is related to your vehicle's traction control. VSC stands for Vehicle Stability Control. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors on each of the four wheels that monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the traction...
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Drivetrain
I'm not clear on whether you were able to operate the car after changing the CV shaft and the car failed again, or if you never got it working at all. As you say, it could be a problem in...
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I have a 2003 Lexus Rx300 oxygen sensor bank 2 sensor 1 is the upstream or downstream?
Hi Theresa. Thanks for contacting us today. On a V-6 engine, there will be two sensor locations - Sensor one will be the upstream O2 sensor - or located near the exhaust manifold. Sensor two will be located downstream -...
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Car shaking, Check Engine light on ,brakes are not performed completely,vehicule doesn't take off as easy before 1999 Lexus RX300
Hi there - most likely, your power brake booster has failed. This booster uses engine vacuum to provide braking assist. When the brake booster fails, it both allows air into the engine intake that is unmetered by engine management (causing...
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Losing power when I go up hills.
Hi there. When the car is climbing hills and the engine RPM goes up, but is slow to accelerate, it is due to the transmission downshifting to a lower gear ratio. However in some cases, the lack of acceleration can...
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Q: I have an very bad oil leak.
The crankshaft seal is in the area you are referring to. The crankshaft seal lasts maybe 100,000 miles or so. There are other gaskets and seals in that area that would have to be examined as well. If you request...
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What parts are needed to replace rear struts? I have the strut and spring assembly and the boot mount replacement 1999 Lexus RX300
Hi there - you have the parts you need for strut replacement. For assistance, I recommend a strut replacement service performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem,...
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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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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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