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  2. Do some research on your EGR Control solenoid it may be receiving to much O2 because it's not functioning properly. Is there any other previous work you've done?
  3. Yesterday
  4. Assuming RX300. What year? Did the owner do transmission drain/fill religiously at 15K miles? Do you have credible evidence of a rebuild/replacement and continued conscientious service within the past five years or so? If not, then read this forum carefully again before you pay the asking price...unless you plan to flip it. Speaking plainly, realistically, and presumptuously: If you simply must have this exact car, I strongly encourage you to factor a transmission replacement or rebuild into the price you pay. (In my area, transmissions for this car are $4,500 and up, no matter who you take it to or whether you rebuild or go remanufactured.) I'd maybe ask about timing belt, but that's chump change by comparison. Routine maintenance. IMO, nothing else you'll ever have to do on this car, short of an engine replacement, will set you back much as a transmission. So what to offer? Because you won't get the owner to sign it over to you for a dollar, your best scenario will be to try to get him to split the cost of the inevitable repair with you. How badly you want this car will set the upper limit of what you offer. Lacking evidence of a fairly recent rebuild, I wouldn't pay more than $2,000 and only if I really had to have that specific car. Not that anything's wrong with the RX 300. There's a lot to like about it. I really, really like mine. But I base my strong statements on my recent experience with buying a carefully-maintained, cosmetically "very good" RX 300 last year. It had 184K miles on it when I bought it. It is "very good" cosmetically inside and out. Last March, I gambled. And lost. Here's the sad saga: At 197K miles, seven months after I bought the car, the front transfer case in the transmission began to chew itself apart. I was able to drive the last few miles to my trusted, independent Toyota/Lexus specialist without any problems. But he found several large metallic bits in the pan. Game over. The evidence I have for "by the book" maintenance history is a lot stronger than what you say you have. My mechanic has maintained my car since 2005. Before that, a local dealer serviced it at all recommended intervals. My guy showed me records of all service he had done, all at the recommended intervals...oil, transmission, timing belt, etc., etc.; all worn/broken parts replaced as needed (except for the power antenna motor). No leaks, except for a small one starting on the rack and pinion. I even had a receipt from the transmission rebuild done at 75K miles, so it had 110K on the rebuild. I figured any rebuild done by a good shop would last a few more tens of thousands of miles, so I took the chance. Alas, mine failed with 122K miles on the rebuild. The car is back in service again, and I'm enjoying it very much. Hope this helps with your decision.
  5. New LF 1 Crossover

    Here is a new photo array of the new LF -1 Crossover which will apparently replace the RX. What I noticed was the selection of power plants that will be available. Gas, fuel cells?, all electric, and hybred. Paul
  6. P0171 O2 Sensor 1 or Sensor 2?

    It is sensor 1bank 1. Bank 1 is closer to passengers. (Bank 2 is closer to front of vehicle). There are 3 total “oxygen” sensors. Two are pre cat. Literally speaking, the 2 pre cat ones are called”A/F” or air/ fuel sensors but it’s not uncommon to hear them called oxygen sensors and everyone knows what that means. The third one is post cat. The Bank 1 sensor itself is accessible from under the car. The wire connector connects just underneath the Intake manifold (on the right from above). It can be reached from above or below.
  7. Headlight leveling and VSC problems- 2000 LS400

    Please let me know how it works. I may want to buy one. Thanks ! - Jerry
  8. Hard Steering

    @Harley Rider Did you get to the bottom of it? Any updates. I have the same issue with my 08' GX470 with 125k miles and about to swing by the mechanic to get it diagnosed. Steering tension eases as the car gets warmed up and is most noticeable when the car is cold.
  9. Thanks for the response, unfortunately after doing some googling of the website numerous people have reported this site/company as a scam. Only found 1 positive review about it. As much as I need the harness I can't bring myself to chance it.
  10. Please help my ES

    I'm having this same issue on my 94, biggest mistake was throwing parts at it, I'm in for about $500 with no real fix. I'd spend the $100-$125 go to the dealer and get a full vehicle diagnostic on it before you spend anymore money. And if your not mechanically inclined I'd recommend taking it to a knowledgeable mechanic to have it looked over. I'd recommend looking at your EGR Control solenoid it may not be re-cycling properly.
  11. Last week
  12. Hi Paul, Thank you for you advise, I did move switch to left/right and only passenger side mirror moved up/down but driver side did not move. Do you think it is monitor/ anuator failure or some thing else? Danny
  13. Backup camera gridlines disappear when the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Very annoying. Brought to dealer and it was fixed for 24 hours until it got cold again. Thank you for your help.
  14. I'm confused by how many gasket this Throttle Body/IACV contains. I kept seeing the mentioning of a coolant gasket, being small round shape. I assume that there is a paper gasket where the throttle body contacts the engine block. I understand that there is a 22215-20010 gasket between the Throttle Body and the IACV. I also know that there is a round o-ring around the butterfly valve spindle that turns 90 degrees, and also a wavy brass gasket. However, is there a gasket for the coolant incoming tube? The coolant tube goes on the straight round metal pipe under the IACV. If there is a gasket for that, where is it located? Is there a picture that we can see? Thanks for your help!
  15. Cup Holder Adapter '98 LS400

    The cup holders have always been a weak point for me over the years.
  16. Odd suspension squeak

    If the squeak is coming while you are breaking i would check the life of my break pads or the health of the rotor which would need turning
  17. Accessories

    Does anyone know where to purchase accessories like a good bug sheild for 2013 460 ??????
  18. valve cover seals

    I have an oil leak from one of the spark plug gaskets in the front valve cover. How do I remove the three seals?
  19. Can anyone tell me if tires should be rotated from front to back or front right to back left or front right to front left? I could also use some advice on what part of the undercarriage to rest the car jack stand on? Also does anyone know the torque spec for the lug nuts? Thanks
  20. Don't Do What I Did - Trunk And Glovebox

    Thanks a lot. Your help has made my day.
  21. Locked trunk

    I cannot open trunk with button in car or on trunk button or keyless device.
  22. how to clean throttle body

    Thanks Gene, This really helps! M
  23. Carpet Cleaner

    Hi Lex, I have used Earth Friendly Products Every Stain & Odor Remover for carpet cleaning. This cleaner is very nice and easy to use. I had a very good experience with this product because I have used this product on my 5 years old carpet which contains so many dirt and stains all over it. Then I used this product on it to remove stains and it gives me very good results. You can also search on-line for the similar products according to your choice and budget.
  24. Hi, I bought my 1995 SC300 about a month ago and I've encountered a couple troubles with it. It idles rough and jumps when the it shifts up gears. Sometimes when i start it, it runs rough and then turns off. I am also leaking oil a little bit and I think it may be from the valve cover. I'm not really car savvy but I'm doing my best to learn. Any input is appreciated. :-) thank you.
  25. 95 LS400 fan bracket removal

    What year is it? I believe you have to remove the no. 3 timing cover.
  26. Car and Driver LS 400 Feature, Dec 2017

    A museum car that has no options? That makes no sense.
  27. My guess would be either the first gen rx300 or the most recent gen rx350 because they have the most ground clearance. Not sure how they all compare with locking diffs, gearing, wheel articulation, low end torque, etc since I only own the first gen. Second question: is the RX a lot worse off road than the LX and GX or are they close?
  28. LED Headlights

    I recently put in some low beams from XKGlow and love them. I did have to slightly hammer a metal bit of the body to get the driver side to fit.
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