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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...
When cold and starting to drive, the steering is difficult to turn. Becomes normal after 20-50 yards driving.
Most of the time, power steering "morning sickness" is the result of a failing power steering rack. What usually happens, is the Teflon sealing rings on the control valve wear grooves into the rack, allowing pressure to bypass. Once the...
My car is hard to shift, could it be a problem with the shifter cable?
The shifter cable is either broken or there are clamps that are not connected to the frame of the vehicle. Check the shifter cable for any looseness and see if the cable is moving. If the cable is mounted correctly...
How much it cost to replace all sensors on lexus 300 rx
More specificity would be required to answer this question. There are oftentimes hundreds of sensors on an automobile. Therefore replacing all of the sensors would not only be very inefficient from a cost standpoint but also unneccessary. If you are...
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...
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 -...
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...
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...
Rebuild or Used Transmission?
Hi There, I would suggest installing a rebuilt transmission. Rebuilt transmissions are essentially used transmissions that have been rebuilt with new internal components and seals, rehabbing them back to "like new" working condition. The potential problem with a used transmission...
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...
Estimate for replacing all gaskets?
Hi There, It depends on which gaskets you are referring to. As you may know, there are literally hundreds of gaskets in your car sealing various compartments of the motor, transmission, drive train, etc. We will need a bit more...
Have 300RX lexis 2001 it misfires ,slow accleration ,loss powder, I have had full tune-up with all sensor and plugs replaced.
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
Lexus problem
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com tonight. With nearly 200,000 miles on your Lexus, the possible sources of this issue could be multiple, ranging from a CV joint that broke, a wheel bearing that froze up suddenly or...
Is my car worth keeping based on the mileage? 2003 Lexus RX300
Hi there - despite being a "1st year model", this vehicle has an excellent reliability reputation. If you have kept yours up, and it sounds like you have, no reason to cast it aside. Make sure the timing belt gets...
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,...
Radio cutting in and out when braking or accelerating, engine surging, lights dimming and rpm bouncing around.. the it's fine
It sounds like you may be having an issue with your alternator. Symptoms such as this can occur when the alternator is beginning to fail. I would recommend having the alternator tested and replaced in order to resolve this issue....
When I replace the blower motor do I need to replace the resistor also?
It is not 100% necessary to replace the resistor as well although it is strongly recommended when replacing the blower motor to go ahead and replace the blower motor resistor as well.
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...
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....
I was given a quote for a variable valve timing solenoid rePlacement. They also recommended I get and oil change and an engine flu
Hi Devin. Thanks for contacting us today. Any time you replace an engine monitoring component, it is recommended to replace the engine oil and filter. Completing the coolant flush is also a good idea. However, it is likely that the...

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