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How Can I Tell If My 01 Rx300 Has Awd?

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Hey guys I'm a newbie here and to Lexus vehicles in general. I recently acquired a 2001 RX300 its the V6 model with a VSC emblem and it has a Snow/ECT button. My mechanic looked underneath and told me it had AWD because of the differential. I took it on a patch of ice maybe 10feet wide by 10 feet long and gunned it and it felt like it didn't even spin the tires or slip. I think I have AWD, but...

Heres the Question: Is there an easy way for me to find out if its AWD? Like a letter in the VIN or something under the hood or something?

Thanks guys,

Adam

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Just stick your head under the rear of the vehicle. If you see a differential with half-shafts going to each of the rear wheels, you have the AWD version. None of those components exist on the FWD models.

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Hey guys I'm a newbie here and to Lexus vehicles in general. I recently acquired a 2001 RX300 its the V6 model with a VSC emblem and it has a Snow/ECT button. My mechanic looked underneath and told me it had AWD because of the differential. I took it on a patch of ice maybe 10feet wide by 10 feet long and gunned it and it felt like it didn't even spin the tires or slip. I think I have AWD, but...

Heres the Question: Is there an easy way for me to find out if its AWD? Like a letter in the VIN or something under the hood or something?

Thanks guys,

Adam

With the RX330, the fourth letter of the VIN designates FWD vs AWD.

-JTJG is Japan mfg, FWD

-JTJH is Japan mfg, AWD.

I am guessing the RX300 should be the same.

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