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2005 Lexus RX330 Engine Overheating

I just replaced my car’s engine air filter after a very long time. After I replaced it and started driving, I noticed that my car’s engine temperature went to high (as seen in the picture). This has ...
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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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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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Can an aftermarket Android radio cause an airbag to malfunction?

I would like to upgrade my 2007 Lexus RX350 factory radio to the following unit. But I am learning the passenger airbag indicator won't function the same as the factory unit. From an engineering ...
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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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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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How to access AC Flow Sensor on a 2011 Lexus R350

How can I access the AC Flow Sensor on a 2011 Lexus RX350? I opened the hood, remove the plastic covers, can't find it. Do I need to go under the car to get access to it?
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2011 Lexus RX350 showing error code B1479

2011 Lexus RX350's AC is NOT blowing cold air. Scanner showed code B1479. It's related to the "A/C Pressure Sensor Switch". However, some websites said this sensor is built into the AC ...
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Strange noise after replacing brake pads and rotors

After replacing front brake pads and rotors in car repair store, I started hearing some weird noise when hitting break pedal. It’s very difficult to record that noise so I just tried to reproduce it ...
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I lost the key to my 97 ES300 Lexus

I have a Lexus ES 300 97 and I lost the key is there a Toyota compatible with the electronic control module key key fob so I can go to the junkyard and hopefully get a new one instead of paying $500 ...
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Ignition lights turn on, engine won't crank. How to perform trouble shooting?

I have a 2001 Lexus RX300. Ignition seems to work, but the engine just doesn't crank. I'd like to fix this problem myself. Here's some details: When the key is turned to "on", the lights ...
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Lexus RX 3500 2007 wet floor driver’s side

The floor in my Lexus RX 3500 2007 is very wet for some reason (on the picture it’s already dry). Does anybody know what could be a reason?
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What the heck is this part, and is it part of the rear brake rotors?

What actually is this? TBC the two arrows are pointing to the same thing; the left arrow is pointing to the circular part of the Thing and the right arrow is pointing to the side part of the Thing. Is ...
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Dashboard lights don’t go dim when headlights are on

I noticed sometimes my dashboard lights don’t go dim when I turn on headlights. Do you know why that can happen? Lexus RX 3500, 2007
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front left brake clicking noise after changing gear

I have noticed that when I switch between straight and reverse, there is a clicking noise near the left front brake, when I let the car go for a few seconds then push the brakes. It's only one ...
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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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Car starts only sometimes

My car starts sometimes then others it doesn’t. I have a 2006 Lexus is350. All electronics work when I push to start, Battery connections are fine, just replaced the alternator, tried my best to check ...
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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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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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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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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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Using regular unleaded gasoline in a Lexus RX330

Is it OK to use Regular Unleaded Gasoline in a 2005 Lexus RX330? In the past I have used Super but am now using Regular. So far no problems.
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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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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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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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My Lexus RX 350 back window shattered. Is this possible by weather or only a person?

Find more images here. I live in a Toronto suburb on the East side, and recently the weather has been inconsistent. A few days ago it was sunny above 0, and then on the 24th of this month, there was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of air compressor do I need for a proper auto body point job?

I want to repaint my 2001 Lexus ES300. If I were to buy or rent an air compressor, what kind of specifications do I need for it? I.e. the minimum CFM, HP, etc.
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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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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 ...