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Lexus ES330 - cooling fans not coming on, there is a disconnected cable but I can't determine where it goes

The car is overheating and I've found that the fans do not turn on. After checking fuses/relays I found the plug in the attached picture was not connected. However, I can't figure out where the male ...
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Why does this CAN message mean? It is the only one I get

I am trying to reverse engineer my Lexus ES250 using an Arduino-based CAN sniffer. The connection seems to be OK as I am reading messages, but all I get are the two CAN messages bellow, looping ...
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Blocking residual low voltage in a 12V automotive lighting circuit

I'm having a problem on my car that I'd like to fix myself. I'm not a skilled electrician, nor an engineer, only someone with some mechanical skills. I apologize in advance, for any mistakes or misuse ...
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Why does the 2004 Lexus RX330 have two different tire sizes compatible with it?

I have a 2004 Lexus RX330. The tire label sticker on the driver side indicates that the size of tire that should be used is a 225/65 R17. However, when purchasing tire options on various retailers, ...
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Troubleshooting and diagnosing a car ac system

I have a 2014 Lexus RX350 that doesn't blow cold air. The clutch never tries to engage on the compressor and the condenser fan never runs. Static pressure was about 100 psi (the garage was 85' f) on ...
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2002 Lexus IS300 wagon rear door will not stay open

When I lift the rear wagon door, I have to hold it up to keep it from falling. How do I fix this?
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Our Lexus 08 I bought a new battery cause it died out on us but everything lights up just car won’t start or click over it is button start type

Lexus 2008 car; I just bought a new battery thinking it needed it, died out while driving it. It is button start. Everything else works fine: horn, windows, unlocks. It doesn’t even click over, no ...
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Locking car with key fob

I have a Lexus is250. I lock my car once and after few seconds after it unlocks. Any reason why it’s doing this?
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What adhesive will mount a camera to the dash of a 2007 Lexus ES350?

I'm using an Akaso Brave 7 as a dash cam. The camera included a plastic mount with an adhesive pad that seemed to work at first, but in hot weather it peeled off the dash, which has a non-smooth ...
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Coolant Bubbling in Radiator with Cap off

On my 2001 LS430, I was a having a very slow leak from the radiator drain plug, so I went to a local mechanic to properly seal the plug. While he was checking out the issue. After the car reached the ...
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Lexus IS250 2008 won't start

Today, I tried to sell my Lexus IS250 2008. I turned the car on and drove to meet the guy. When I got there I let car on idling because I wanted it to warm up (heating was on, seat heating was on, etc....
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2011 Lexus RX: hydraulic hood lift need to hold 5 seconds to stay in place

When I open up the hood, I need to raise up the hood and hold it for 5 seconds to make the hydraulic lift work to hold the hood in place. I do not hear any "gas" sound from the hydraulic lift. Is ...
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Car wont go past 20mph before stalling out- 2003 lexus es300

timeline of issue: -battery light comes on -AutoZone employee says to replace the alternator -car won't start at night, so I get a friend to jump start it -while driving home the car starts to die....
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Proper course of action when car engine suddenly dies occasionally when car is stopped

When I was driving home from work today I stopped at a traffic light. The car was stopped and in drive, and my foot was on the brake. I was on relatively level ground, and the ground was relatively ...
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A/C compressor Switches of at the same time as the Fan motor

I have a Lexus IS250 2008 the a/c compressor switches off the same time as the fan motor blower. Cant seem to find a fix, the blower motors are new just bought and switched. Any ideas for a fix?
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Lexus ES 350 2009 recommended Motor oil viscosity

I just bought a Lexus ES350 2009 and I am so confused about the oil I should be using, in the owner manual they recommend SL or SM 20W50 oil for temperatures between -7 and 38 and online search shows ...
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What are these reflector looking things?

I've recently got a new vehicle, and I noticed these plastic parts in the headlight cluster but not sure what they do, they look reflective but when I turned the headlights and indicators on but can't ...
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Lexus gs300 no throttle response

I have a 2005 Lexus gs300. Today while driving the car, it started to drop rpms while in drive.. as I drove further I was not able to get a response from pressing the gas pedal. The car can roll on it'...
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Inconsistent hum from front driver

Inconsistent hum from front driver side and little shaky especially after 80mph. On a 2014 Lexus GS350 sounds like tire and did not see anything wrong with the tire
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RX 300 (2001) doors lock/unlock problem

I have Lexus RX 300 (2001). 3 doors starts not responding to lock/unlock in most cases. But sometimes works. Only one rear and trunk doors works correctly. Also works correctly manually with keys....
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Why does my 2007 Lexus ES350 have a sticky dash

I recently bought a 2007 Lexus ES350 nice car but the dash has some sticky stuff on it that
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What transmission can I join to a 2JZ GTE to support 600 bhp in a Lexus IS300?

I've been researching various transmissions that are popular to connect to a built 2JZ GTE engine. It looks like a popular choice is a Magna PT V160 6-speed manual. However, I'd like to know if there ...
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Turn in which direction to loosen the bolts for engine torque mount?

For a 1997 Lexus ES300, what is the direction to turn the wrench when I want to loosen the bolts for removing the motor mount? The one I'm trying to replace is the one on top that is very accessible ...
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My Lexus sedan has a water leak

We have checked sunroof and wiper drains and both are clear. But water continues to come in and soak carport.
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Rust UNDER windshield

I have some rust under my windshield at the top edge where the trim is usually black. The rust is showing through the windshield when looking from outside the vehicle. Should I be worried about this,...
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Lexus RX 300. Can't set the automatic door lock when driving

I recently purchased a used Lexus RX300 2003 or 2004 and was wondering how to enable the doors automatically locking when the transmission lever is moved out of "P" and unlock when it is moved to "P". ...
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Wire loom clip behind Lexus alternator has little play

I was following along this lexus alternator replacement tutorial, and at 12:32, the guy uses a 10mm wrench to release the clip on the alternator L bracket very easily. I used his trick with much ...
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Can I put 1998 LS400 wheels on a 2013 RAV4?

LS400 has 225/60R16 wheels. RAV4 has 235/55R18 wheels. Can I move the wheels off the LS400 to the RAV4? The bolt patterns and center bores are identical. https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/...
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My Lexus ES 300 2003

My car was sitting and had not been started in a month when I returned home I had AAA jump the battery. Car would turn over but would only stay on for a few seconds. Tried this twice. Also key fab ...
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ALL car keys have stopped working

I have a 10 year old Lexus RX400 which was working perfectly yesterday however today I can't unlock it. I've tried all 3 keys and none of them will work. The red light on the key flashes when I ...
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Help opening stuck drivers side door on a 1999 Lexus GS 400

I have a 1999 Lexus GS 400 that has the drivers side door stuck shut and I can't figure out how to open it. When I got the car, the lock actuators were bad on all of the doors. While replacing the ...
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Low idle while on Drive - Lexus LS430

Today I noticed something annoying on my 01 UL LS430, The RPM rate drops to around 500 when I set the transmission to "D" along with a slight vibration and strangely. If i change that to P, N. or even ...
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Air Pressure With Wheel Change [duplicate]

2003 Lexus ES 300, 3439 pounds weight, 61 to 39 front rear weight ratio. Factory wheel/tire size is 215 60 R16. The door sticker says 29 psi both front and back. My new wheel/tire size is 225 45 R18. ...
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High rpm on neutral but flatting the gas pedal on D doesn't increase the rpm

I am making this question as an update to my previous question . I am not sure if updating that question will draw attention to it or keep it buried in the sea of questions here, if it gets updated ...
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Disabling or removing alarm from '98 Lexus ES300?

I have a '98 Lexus ES300, and if I try to open any door when the car is locked, the alarm will be activated. What I do is when the alarm starts blaring is that I get in the car and turn the ignition, ...
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Is my catalytic converter bad?

I have a 2006 Lexus LX 470 and I’m getting the check engine light on. I have a reader and I am seeing P0430 “ catalyst efficiency below normal (bank 2). I took some data from the sensors and plotted ...
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Comparing maintenance between '02 SC430 and ES300?

I've have an '01 es300 for many years. How does maintenance and parts for this car compare to the maintenance of an '02 SC430? I recently saw a nice and (apparently) well-maintained '02 sc430 with ...
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Shared parts between 97 Toyota Camry and 97 Lexus ES300

I'm looking to source used parts to try a repair for my car, which is a 1997 Lexus ES300. This is mainly for self-learning as I'm not familiar with DIY car repairs. Since Camry components are far ...
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Cladding color of a two tone Lexus ES 300

My ES300, like most models has a two tone paint job. After doing some research on Lexus paint codes, I found that the driver side door has a label specifying the exact color - for the paint on the top ...
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Does regular Stop Leak fluid work in Asian vehicles such as ES 300?

For my 1997 Lexus ES300, the power steering fluid I'm using is Prestone AS269 which is specifically marked as suitable for Asian manufactured vehicles including Lexus. Prestone also sells AS263 ...
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Diagnosing the leak location in a power steering system

My 1997 Lexus ES300 has recently sprung a leak in the power steering system, and the mechanic who diagnosed it only said it could be in either the pump or the hose, and replacing both would be around $...
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oil leak after oil change

My 2005 Lexus GX470 had no leak before I took it to Jiffy Lube. They changed the oil, but now, I see a puddle of fresh oil every morning. I took it back to them 2 times, but every time they said they ...
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1UZ-FE 89-94 Lexus Sc400 low rpm and shaking with AC turned on

Friends. Seeking for help with my 1993 SC400 / Soarer 4.0L, Automatic gearbox, equipped with first revision of 1uz-fe Car was standing for last 7 years, later we begun restoration process. -- the ...
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Lexus won't start

2005 Lexus LS430 will not turn over. There is no clicking sound, which I think is the starter. All lights work; dash and headlights. When I Turn the key to the on position there is nothing.
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Lexus RX 330 Key Won't Work (driver door)

So the battery in my Lexus died sometime while I was out of town. Come to find out the key wouldn't go in the lock either. I used some WD-40 and managed to get it in all the way but it won't turn. ...
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Sudden Random Misfire and Stalling RX300

Preface: This is my sister's car, so I was not there at the moments leading up to it misfiring and stalling, but I'm the one who gets to fix it. It's a '99 Lexus RX300, and about a month ago I ...
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Lexus IS F Curb Damage On Tire. Do I Need To Replace? HELP

I just recently curbed my rims on my Lexus IS F 250 every drivers pet peeve! The rim damage is fixable I know but my main concern is do I need to replace the tire? I see no threads , and there is no ...
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What's this box under the hood of a 2007 Lexus ES350?

Does it contain anything that requires regular maintenance, like a filter? What's a good online source of diagrams to identify car parts by location?
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Should I get an owner's manual or repair manual?

I'm new to working on cars as I have only done a few minor repairs/maintenance myself in the last year. I intend to start doing most if not all the maintenance on my car in the future. I've been ...
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Does Lexus RX 400h/450h have electric power steering?

I wonder whether both Lexus RX 400h and 450h have electric power steering (EPS) or classical old hydraulic power steering. Can anyone point confirm and point to a part number? In case 400h has EPS is ...
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