Q: I may need a Quote for a 2004 lexus rx330

asked by on

I drove the car yesterday 11-29-16 with no problem. no funny noise's grinding sounds, just very normal, stopped parked out side my house in Burbank, then this morning, as usual just got in the car and turned on the ignition, just heard a winding noise sound like the starter did not engage with the fly wheel..........a mechanic told me maybe the timing belt, just wanted a second opinion, if so what would be the cost to replace the belt ??.

My car has 175250 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 issues are. The most common fault is the battery, it must be load tested to ensure it has the capacity to start the vehicle. If the battery tests okay then other common issues are a starter, battery cable, ignition switch, fuel pump, or a fuel filter. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your no start issue and make any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I may need a Quote for a 2004 lexus rx330

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My truck was running perfectly yesterday, but this morning it won't start.

When you attempted to start the vehicle this morning, did the starter attempt to crank the engine? If not, the issue is likely the starter. Although they can display signs of wearing out, they can also stop working suddenly. If...

Q: I had to change all 4 tires

The noise you hear is most likely from the cupped tires. The cupping is caused by a poor alignment. I would suggest having your alignment checked to make sure it is to specifications. Have the alignment completed before getting any...

Q: Car getting noisier

This vehicle has recalls for the rear suspension due to possible fracture, and failure, of the rear control arms. My first recommendation is to have any and all recalls done to see if the noise was due to the recall...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...