I just got a 2007 Lexus gs350 from my cousin he got a new car so the car was sitting for 5 months when I went to start it no surprise the battery was dead I called aaa to jump when he had the charger on the battery it started and everything was fine but when you shut the car off it wouldn’t start again so I had it towed to Toyota and had the battery replaced they said they changed the battery and now the alarm won’t stop going off and the key fob isn’t opening the doors or trunk when you go in the car the computer gps starts up but car won’t start or turn off alarm I changed the key fob battery before I had all the issues I’m not sure if this is the problem but Toyota could not figure it out and I just spent $400 for them to tell me good luck get out of here I was hoping you guys could help me out please!!!
Hello! My name is Jake and I have an 04 RX330 with 230,000 miles on it. Not certain on the history of it but I have gotten it with no heat and an overheating problem(EDIT: previous owners said it has overheated on them). I immediately knocked out the easy stuff, checked coolant levels, verified fans were working. So I end up doing serious work that it needed: waterpump, timing belt, power steering pump, upper/lower intake gaskets, thermostat(THM 117-$11.32 at napa), valve cover gaskets, spark plugs. I end up finding smoke swirling out of a crack in the radiator while the car was idling for an hour during a fuel injector decarbonizing process. I end up replacing the radiator as well as the fan motors with the relay because the fans wouldn't turn on. I ended up using a power probe straight to the old fan motors and only fan #2 worked. I end up putting it all together-bled all of the air out of the cooling system with an airlift evacuation tool-and this thing is still overheating! Today I pulled it in and put the scantool on it-temp reads 244 degrees, so it's up there. I take a laser thermometer gun and the passenger-side (or upper hose) of the radiator read 183 degrees give or take and the part of the intake that the sensor screws into was around the same. So I thought it's only a $20 sensor, and replaced it-also considering it had a previous P0117 code(engine coolant temperature circuit low input). I know when the DTC is aiming at the input part of a circuit, it's talking about something with the sensor. I thought this would do it, BUT the car still overheats via gauge. Good news was I had heat, so I'd blast it when it starts climbing up and it'd slowly go down. I'm really stumped now, because I know the heater core acts as a mini radiator, but it doesn't make sense that the heatercore cools the engine down but not the fans and radiator being fully functional. The upper heater hose is piping hot with pressure but the lower hose is room temperature with pressure, I verified by squeezing the hoses. Is the thermostat defective? I installed it with the wobbler pin positioned at the top via installation instructions. I feel like I might run a compression test tomorrow to check the head gaskets, but I feel like I'm missing another sensor or something-I'm a freshman in college so anyone with experience I'd greatly appreciate it!
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?
I had a progression of problems New Years Eve that eventually led to abandoning the car. First, the cruise control would not function properly in a slowdown zone on I69. Second, I noticed the power steering was gone. I exited the highway and pulled over into a Target parking lot. On the way, my inside electrical functions, radio, heat, display, etc... began shutting down one by one. I had no indication of an electrical problem at the time, only the symptoms. The headlights eventually went out but I was able to get the car parked.
The next day I got the car started after charging the battery. I reasoned my alternator may have been out and I was surviving on battery power. Later in the day the battery acted as if it were drained. The battery has been tested (only 1 year old) and it checks out fine. My local mechanic in my small town cannot get me in until next week.
I have no codes or anything else to go on. But any insight into my problems is appreciated.
Couple weeks ago, my Lexus hybrid system light came on. I took the car to a local Lexus dealer. They charged me $160 just to test the engine light and told me to replaced my hybrid battery for $6,700. I am so broke I declined the replacement. Last week, I opened the hybrid battery and tested all cells. Turns out all cells are fine. I reassembled the battery back in place and drove it for another week. Today while driving 70 mph on the highway the "warning hybrid light" comes on again including check VSC, check ECB. Does anyone here has the same problem like it do? I know the battery is fine. Could the battery converter causing this problem?
Any advise would be appreciated.