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Why does the 2004 Lexus RX330 have two different tire sizes compatible with it?

When the car was originally purchased there will have been different options for the alloy wheels. The alloy rims will have been either 17 inch or 18 inch in diameter. There may even have been ...
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Is it a cause for concern if one headlight beam points lower than the other

I would say the two peaks should be at the same height. In the UK, beam alignment is part of the annual MOT roadworthyness test, and the government publish a guide as to how to set them up: https://...
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Locking car with key fob

This is usually because a door is not properly shut, at least that is what happens with my car, done as a warning to you so you don't leave thinking it is locked. If the doors, hood and trunk are all ...
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Lexus RX200t octane

If the manual says that 95 octane is suitable then the car will be fine with 95 octane. 98 will only yield appreciable performance gains if the ignition advance is being actively limited by engine ...
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My Lexus RX 350 back window shattered. Is this possible by weather or only a person?

Safety glass will most always look the same no matter how or where it shatters, mainly due to the design of the glass. It's made to break into a thousand little pieces (you'll still find pieces five ...
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Lexus RX200t octane

As Zaid said, if the manual says 95, use 95. Simple as that. Actually, using a higher octane rating is not ideal, whatever it may seem. From whatcouldbegreener.com: What will happen if I use ...
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Should I get an owner's manual or repair manual?

Owners Manual is only a basic operations manual. Not worth paying for (did you not get one with the car?) The Haynes Manual is a good starting point if you want to do any work on your car. As you get ...
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Why does the 2004 Lexus RX330 have two different tire sizes compatible with it?

Short version: your car is OK with these tyres and rims. Long version: What really is important for the car is the external geometry of the wheel. How much of the wheel is the rim and how much is the ...
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'01 Lexus IS200, do I need a new fuel filter?

The fuel filter on your vehicle is part of its fuel pump in the fuel tank. They are designed and made to last the 'life of the vehicle'. They have a plastic OBD2 fuel tank with an interior 'bladder', ...
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2006 Lexus GX470: Convert navigation model to non-navigation?

Every web site said it was impossible. It is possible though, and surprising simple in theory. I successfully converted my 2006 GX470 from navigation to non-navigation with an after-market double-din ...
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What's the best alternative to carnauba wax for coating a winshield under extreme heat conditions?

tl dr - Rain-X is better than carnauba wax. I was reading an article by Wired Magazine about Rain-X. The article talks about how Rain-X works and is the basis for why it will (if applied properly) ...
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How to find source of power steering fluid leak?

There are fluorescent dyes that you can add to oil to detect leaks. Here is an example - You can add it to the PS fluid reservoir, run the car a while, and then use a UV light around the engine bay to ...
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possible to record rearview camera footage while parked in a parking lot

Sure, this could easily be done as what's being displayed is just a video feed. You'd just need to leach off of the feed, which would then need to be provided to a recorder. That could be spinning ...
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oil leak after oil change

Step 1: Assuming the leak is coming from the drain plug, tighten it and top off your oil. Step 2: Stop going to Jiffy Lube. :)
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Help opening stuck drivers side door on a 1999 Lexus GS 400

Have you tried working the lock mechanism manually with the physical key? The door lock module you installed will have to be electrically connected. Also, check the fuse (20A) for "D FR DOOR". Or ...
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Why does the 2004 Lexus RX330 have two different tire sizes compatible with it?

From year 2005 (different year, but same generation) sales brochure: Both wheel sizes are possible and allowed.
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'01 Lexus IS200, do I need a new fuel filter?

If it's never been changed, then yes, I'd change it. To get 100k out of a fuel filter is a good life for it. Fuel filters are usually not too expensive, so are a decent maintenance item to take care ...
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2001 Lexus ES 300 bank 1 misfire

The VLSS (variable valve timing) shuttle valve is bad on bank one. It is just under the rocker arm cover, but getting to the cover on bank 1 is the problem. I had the exact same problem on Bank 2 (...
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OBDII Codes P0304 and P0430

The OP resolved this issue as per his comment: The problem has been solved by changing one coil and cat repair. So the reason for the misfire was a bad coil, while the catalytic converter had to ...
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Early rotor warping on newer 11 Lexus GS350

I would bet the problem is not that the rotors are warped (this really doesn't happen all that often). The problem is probably that after hard braking and then a sudden stop without release for a ...
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Using regular unleaded gasoline in a Lexus RX330

Agreeing with @DucatiKiller here for the most part. There are a couple of things of note though ... The reason your engine seems to be running fine is because the computer will detect the "pinging" ...
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Using regular unleaded gasoline in a Lexus RX330

Lexus recommends a 91 Research Octane Number (RON). Here is additional information related to octane ratings and standards worldwide. Gasoline has chemical components that have anti-knock ...
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What compressor type does 2010 Lexus RX450h use

The compressor is a scroll type driven by a variable speed 288 volt three phase motor. The speed is controlled by the A/C system controller that uses neural network logic to calculate the required ...
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Hard steering on 2001 Lexus ES300

Check the belts on the front of the engine. It's likely you have a slipping power steering or accessory belt. The belt could have stretched, or the tensioner could have failed. Replacing a belt is ...
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1991 lexus ls400 v8 AC condenser removal

If you don't need the A/C, just leave everything where it's at. You may want to fix it in the future, so if everything is there, all you have to do is fix what's wrong and there you are. The pulley ...
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04 Lexus ES330 Multiple Ignition Coil Failures / Poor Coil Feedback Signal

Well, you already found the big hint somewhere else: Ben wrote: It would be hard to test the coils off the car without some kind of setup to generate the trigger signal. Actually I just ...
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Can "hybrid" be removed/disabled from Lexus RX400h?

If you have not yet purchased a hybrid vehicle and do not want a hybrid equipped vehicle can I reasonably suggest you purchase a non-hybrid vehicle. If you like the RX400h, perhaps an RX300 would ...
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Steering rack bushing needs to be replaced. Do I need to replace the whole rack?

No, you can buy and replace the worn bushings, either from the Dealer, local parts store or performance parts sellers. https://www.startpage.com/do/search?query=2000+Lexus+RX300.+rack+bushings&...
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What sort of maintenance do GDI injectors need?

So, the IS350 actually utilizes both port and direct injection. This results in the IS350 having fewer carbon build-up problems than the IS250, which exclusively uses direct injection. The dealer/...
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2000 Lexus ES300 Knock Sensor code P0325 P0330

Just in case anyone else runs into this situation. Do not buy aftermarket parts or what are claimed to be OEM compatible parts for your Lexus. At least not electrical signal parts. I purchased two ...
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