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Car makes sqealing noise when AC is turned on
Your car has what is called a serpentine belt which drives most of the major engine components, one of which is your A/C compressor. When this belt is worn or loose, it will create a very loud screeching sound as...
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I have code c1223 in the car i have problem in the brake and the ABS light or VSC is not alarming in the dash.
Hi there. Unfortunately when you get this code on this vehicle it is due to an internal malfunction of the ABS unit. In some cases it can be a bad connection or a power supply problem so those should be...
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How do I fix load muffler noise from my Lexus RX 300
You will need to have the exhaust inspected to see where the exhaust is leaking. Sometimes the flex pipe connected to the engine goes bad and leaks. Other times the muffle can rust through causing this. Have a muffler shop...
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150000 mile maintence
Hello there, the 150,000 mile maintenance service doesn't commonly include replacement of the drive belt on your 2004 Lexus RX330. However, if you are experiencing symptoms of a worn drive belt, such as squealing noises, power steering, engine overheating, or...
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P0420 code and dash lighs on
The vehicle stability control (VSC) light and code P0420 are for two different problems. The VSC system would need to be tested for codes for that system. The code P0420 is for the O2 sensor or problem with...
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The engine loses power after accident, warning lights on
The engine computer will need to be tested to see the codes received. There is a problem in the system that is causing the computer to go into failure mode and limit the throttle opening. Considering the fact that you...
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Startup issues after the battery drain
The starter may have been damaged while the battery was low on charge and it worked too hard trying to turn the engine. I would take the dealer advice and replace the starter first. I would hold the dealer...
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Radiator replacement on the car
You should have no problem getting an aftermarket radiator for the vehicle. The radiator from the dealer or aftermarket is okay to use. The aftermarket one may save you money. I cannot state the quality for any of them since...
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Tail light that comes on after the lens cover is tapped
This sounds like you either have bulbs that are going bad, or the more likely cause is a poor connection inside on the bulb socket. Have the light that is tapped removed and check each connection for loose pins or...
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Could bad or contaminated gasoline damage an ignition coil?
Hi there. Although bad or contaminated fuel can cause drivability concerns, it cannot physically damage the ignition coil. Ignition coils convey extremely high voltages with magnetic fields controlling them. Over time, coils simply wear out without warning; some with warning,...
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How do I turn off my Lexus RX330 airbag
Hi there. There is currently no legal method to disable the airbag system in your vehicle. I understand the situation with the recalls being broadcast via the news and social media. However, the manufacturers are all working on the concern...
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How often should the front & rear differential be replaced.2006 Lexus RX330
Hello - this recommend seems unusual. As long as the lubricant level in the differentials is of the correct type, and kept at recommend levels (i.e. no leaks), differentials should not be failing with this frequency. Off-roading or trailer pulling...
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I may need a Quote for a 2004 lexus rx330
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2004 Lexus RX330 to not start and a winding noise heard. Before any repairs are made the first step is to diagnose the vehicle and determine what the root cause of the...
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Bad alternator, is this a legitimately needed repair?
Hi there. Unfortunately, this can happen. I have only had this happen a couple of times during my tenure at the Lexus dealer while using factory parts, but more often with after market parts. Was the alternator an after market?...
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the shop i did my car maintenance at quoted "maintenance tune up - 6 cylinders" item" parts $115, lbr/exercise $225. Vehicle is Le
Hi Inna. Thanks for contacting us today. Although each repair shop has their own terminology for services rendered, it's possible that their use of "exercise" is for labor - or the cost they are charging to complete the tune-up services....
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Odometer/Clock turns on when car starts and then immediately shuts off. R/L Ac blend door actuators bad. Could bad actuator do it?
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch not returning the connection for the odometer/clock circuit or there is another underlying electrical concern possibly within the junction block. The blend door motors will not affect the...
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having charging problem
Hi there. It sounds like the battery could be having some issues internally and causing your low idle or the alternator belt does not have proper tension. Battery damage may have occurred when it was discharged during use when the...
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Check engine light
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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I have a electronic question regarding the battery usage
When installing a power inverter in your vehicle, check the label on the inverter and see what the amps is for to operate it. The amps should be 30 or less. As long as the amperage draw is low, then...
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I replaced my thermostat and the housing and its still registering hot why
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

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