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fernandolpa

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About fernandolpa

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  • Birthday 11/02/1967

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  • Lexus Model
    RX300
  • Lexus Year
    2001
  • Location
    Other / Non-US

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  1. Off Road RX300

    awesome!
  2. Knock sensors experience

    Welcome to the club. It is true that are a lot of problems about the car in the forums, but normally nobody writes to say that all os perfect! Good thing about it, you can find all solutions on the forums. My experience after several cars and many miles, is that the only one that I keep in my garage is the RX. Now I also own a Volvo XC60 and I always get the Lexus for long trips, so guess why. About the knock sensors, replace both at the same time, even you have a message for one. If you do it yourself it is just a matter of time and patience. I also suggest to replace (if it was not done before) the lid cam cover gaskets. Specailly the rear one that suffers more as has more heat. Don't forget to change the spark plush, rear set is a headache but once you start is better to do all at the same time. So far I am very happy with the car. 168.000 miles, cruising at 90 MPH, doing off road as well and still solid.
  3. Oil leak

    Replacing the pads I discover this leak. Ill appreciate suggestions. I'm using a liter of oil every 3.000 miles. Shall I solve the problem considering the fix cost or just keep filling oil?
  4. Last update and problem solved. After installing the clips above, problem is gone.
  5. how to disconnect VSC and TRC

    Hi Trevor, Switch is only present in the FWD model. I guess the only way is to disconnect something, somewhere... Thanks
  6. I have a RX300 2001 AWD. I need help to know how to disconnect the VSC and TRC systems. While driving off road, sand and snow, is better to turn it off. I read somewhere that the only ay is to take off the relay of fuse. Anybody has any other idea?
  7. Ok, finally I know from where this noise comes. It is recommended by Lexus to replace the brakes pads clips at the same time pads are changed. Almost anybody does it, even Lexus dealers. So after she pads changes, these clips does not longer keep the pad on place, making the rattle sound on bad roads. Replacing the clips is the solution. Part number for a 2001 RX300 is 0494733120 Hope is the same for you
  8. locking central diff

    Anybody knows if it possible to lock center diff?
  9. I have the same problem, in my case while rattling if I slightly press the brakes the noise disappear. I believe is something related with the pads, but I don't know what. Maybe we are lucky and someone else give us a clue.
  10. Which struts for 2000 Lexus RX 300

    I changed mines with the KYB's. I am really satisfied. Comfort as always and much better ride and control.
  11. seat heater connections

    In my RX300 I did not have from factory the seat heater, as it was bought in very hot area. Now that I live in a colder area, I miss this feature, so I tried to connect the seat to the electrical system. My model has the switcher connectors, so I bought the switch and the relay under the glove box. With all connected the smiths work well and get power, turning in the lights when choosing low heat and high heat. Until now all looks "working". But the seat does not heat. So I guess I am loosing something. I know from my Lexus dealer that in my model I have heated seats from factory, so I guess that they just did not install the wires. Looking under the seat I see a connector that is missing the the wiring. It is in both seats, it is a three pins connector. I guess is the one to give power to the heaters. Now is the question, ideas to connect the seats? Where it could be the wire? If I had it to the console switchers and to the relay, where is the seat connector? Anyone dod this job before and can help me? Thanks very much,
  12. power passenger seat failure

    I have a problem with the passenger power seat. Moves correctly front-back, lumbar support and reclining. What it does not work is the up&down, either the front or the back of the seat. Using the switch makes the motor sounds like underpowered and maybe I can get a small move, but not as it should be. Any ideas? Thanks very much for your help
  13. Lifted Rx300 With Big Tires

    Nice transformation! How it develops in all terrain?
  14. I have the same issue in my 2001 AWD from many long time. I guess is something related with the brakes, as if I push the brakes slightly over the bumps noise stops. I spoke with Lexus dealer but they have no idea. I guess is something with the brake pads and some missing small piece. I tell you this because if I put some cooper grease behind the pad the noise despairs. If you find the final reason let me know, it has been many years with this noise already. In Spain we have exhaustive yearly inspections (brakes, suspensions, struts, stabilizers...and the car is perfect year by year with no complaints at all in the inspection, so I guess is nothing related with all these parts.
  15. My 4X4 And Limited Slip...

    Look at the rear diff, there are some numbers there that will determined what kind of diff is. I know that the MKI all where central and rear limited skip diff. For the MKII only rear was an option but not very common. In any case is auto mode, blocks partially the skip wheel to provide traction to the opposite.