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I am trying to remove the alternator, but I need to free up more space.
Hi there. As a former Lexus master technician, this was one of the jobs that seemed like the engineers weren't in their right minds when designing it. We had to loosen the core support that holds the radiator, support it...
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Why do I constantly need to replace the brake rotors and brake pads?
Hi there. That's a really good question. What reason were you given that the rotors need replacing? What symptoms are you experiencing? If you have a brake vibration, the rotors should have enough thickness after a year, unless you drive...
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Replacing front brake pad and reasonable dealership cost
Hi there. I understand your concern. I start suggesting brake pad replacement at 3mm. Most technicians have a brake pad thickness gauge that takes the guesswork out of determining when to suggest brake pads replacement; 1-3mm is red, 4-6mm is...
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What is the life of differential oil?
Hi there, thank you for asking about your 2014 Lexus RX350. According to Lexus, this fluid doesn't need to be changed until 150,000 miles. It should be inspected every 50,000 miles and if the fluid is dirty it should be...
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The engine turned off on me while I was driving.
Hi there. The first thing that I recommend doing is check for any codes that the engine may have stored. The ECM may have the engine management system shut down for an issue with the traction control system malfunctioning. Perform...
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When I had my car serviced which included tire rotation, the air pressure light comes on a lot and the car does not ride as smooth
How lug nuts are tightened can vary shop to shop.The proper way to tighten them it to properly torque them to manufacturer's specifications. Some shops may use an impact gun to tighten them, then use a torque wrench by hand...
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Does a 2014 Lexus RX 350 need to have a service of new cabin air filter and engine air filter at 17,000 miles
Hi there. If you regularly park your car under a tree or near bushes, or live in desert areas the cabin air filter(s) will likely suck up debris and leaves, becoming dirtier, faster. It's recommended to have this component replaced...
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passenger rear view mirror repair
Usually mirrors cannot be repaired, and instead need to be replaced. If your mirror has suffered physical damage, it is possible that the mirror control switch has also been damaged. In order to get an accurate quote, please fill out...
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All of the dashboard lights/icons came on and everything blacked out causing the car to shutdown completely while driving.
Hi there. The dash lights coming on and vehicle shutting down are, most likely, related to a charging system problem. It's fairly common for all the dash lights to come on with no alternator output, low voltage can cause unusual...
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Does the battery on a 2012 Lexus rx350 need to be changed at the dealership or can I replace it myself
Hi there. On newer vehicles, replacing the battery is not as simple as it once was. There is an ECU programming that is required on your Lexus, but one of our mobile mechanics should have the right digital scanner to...
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Driver's side CV joint noise
Hi there. The sound is more like a differential sound that is making a click sound. There seems to be too much free play on the gear train inside the transmission. This is determined by only the sound occurring when...
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thumping noise getting louder when driving the car
This is a sign of worn or failing CV joints. All front-wheel drive cars have Constant Velocity joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts (half shafts). Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission,...
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I want to purchase a used car - which option is better?
Hi there. That's a good question you've presented. However, there is no way for us to see the vehicle from the "Ask a Mechanic" forum. You have two options, both of which could be very reliable vehicles. The unknowns are...
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can not remove the bolt and nut from the caliper to replace front breaks
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bolt may be difficult to get the right tool into place, but with a swivel socket, or the right wrench, you should be able to get a firm hold on the bolt. If...
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Huge oil leak for NO reason?
There are quite a few oil seals on an engine that could leak. If the front crankshaft seal tore or was pushed out that could create a large sudden leak. That seal is not difficult to replace though. It's possible...
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I have a Lexus RX 350 (2008). This morning it suddenly showed the engine light indicator and started vibrating.
The burning smell and vibrations could have been caused by the engine misfiring and making the exhaust come through the intake or there is an electrical issue that is burning on the exhaust system. I recommend seeking out a professional,...
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Restarting a car from storage tips
Buy a brand new battery that is fully charged prior to installation so that you do not needlessly load the alternator. Change the engine oil and filter. Ideally, you should pressurize the oil system prior to starting, otherwise you will...
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Car has front differential leakage,front cover reseal leakage,rack and pinion leakage and oil cooler leaking is fixing worth it
To estimate a variety of leaks please request a leak inspection/diagnostic. Most of the cost involved is likely to be labor, though, and consequently a mobile service such as YourMechanic will be ideal for you as none of the costly...
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A new battery in need of emergency replacement?
Hello, Although it would be impossible to say definitively, how long your battery would have otherwise lasted, 10.53 volts is extremely low. A normal battery will generally last for 4 to 5 years. If yours was anywhere near that mark,...
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My abs light is on
The ABS light can be on due to any number of faults. A bad wheel speed sensor, brake pressure sensor, or damaged wiring are just a few possibilities. It can just be a coincidence that the light is on now,...

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