Hello My engine and trac off lights have been on for several months (code 71 came up) and I have not noticed any problems until the other day. I started the car (95 sc300) and it seemed to hesitate, and then ran normal for a couple miles until the check engine light started to flash and the car died. I'm wondering if just an EGR issue would cause the engine to shut off, or if anyone thinks it's possibly a timing issue (maybe starting the car caused enough of a rattle to mess up the old belt?) but like I said, it started kinda rough, ran fine for a couple of miles, and the CEL light flashed and it died. I'm wondering if it's more likely a timing issue, egr issue, or perhaps both? Could a timing issue show up as code 71? Thank you!
By R Scott
1997 Lexus SC 300 For Sale: I am the second owner of this car. I bought it from a Doctors wife when it was 5 years old, Always garaged, all service done per the book. anything that failed was replaced with Lexus parts, Always driven by me, 71 years old now. Interior and exterior in beautiful condition. everything but the CD player works (never has but I am not a music lover so never had it diagnosed). The car runs fantastic. Burns no oil between changes. All service records available. White, tan leather, 5 spoke optional factory wheels in excellent condition (chrome). 154,000 miles. I and more importantly my mechanic, would drive the car cross county without concern. Hate to sell it but I am having difficulty getting in and out of it. Too old to haggle. $6,000 firm. You will be proud to drive it anywhere. firstname.lastname@example.org
Selling my car. Located in So Cal. Message me if interested. Here's the link to my CL listing:
113000 original miles
3rd owner (friend of 1st and 2nd owner)
All original, no mods.
Driver window needs to be fixed.
Minor head gasket leak into engine compartment
Keep in mind this is a 20 year old car so the original paint and interior are not perfect and reflect being parked outside all of its life.
Dent behind passenger door.
Driver seat torn.
Tape deck and factory sub don't work.
Auto antenna grinds, but works.
No key fobs.
Passenger rear view mirror housing is loose, temporarily fastened in place.
22-26 mpg average.
AC blows cold.
12 disc Lexus CD changer in trunk.
Electric driver and passenger rear view mirrors work.
Power seats work.
New tires with approx 5000k miles.
Major service 30k miles ago: timing belt/tensioner/pulley, water pump, coolant, serpentine belt & tensioner, transmission filter & fluid, front/rear rotors & pads, brake fluid flush, rear struts, spark plugs, fan clutch, distributor o-ring.
Serviced by Toyota/Honda mechanic every 5k miles... no known issues aside from head gasket leak.
Recently rebuilt starter.
I have been searching online recently for more details about the headlight alignment procedure, as I would like to check and re-align the headlights on my 1991 LS 400. However, I have been quite confused by the results and would like some more clarification about the process.
As described in the shop diagram image I attached, the A-bolt is for horizontal adjustment, and the B-bolt is for vertical adjustment. Do both of these bolts move the actual headlight lens or just the bulb inside? What I mean by this is, when you turn the A-bolt, can you see a visible change in the headlight moving left or right (with the lights off), and when you turn the B-bolt, can you see the headlight itself moving up or down?
Of course, I will be aligning the lights based off of where the beams are hitting a wall, opposite the front of the car, but I don't want to make the lenses look crooked as a result.
Also, when removing the rubber cover on the radiator support for the A-bolt, I'm assuming you can pull it from the top using your fingers(?).
Any clarification on this subject would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Note, the second picture of the actual headlight is from this thread.
Hello, hoping to reach out and find my answers for my wonders ha ha, but any who I have a 1999 Lexus sc300 with 170k miles bought it with 156k miles, let me tell you a little about it. This is my third Lexus SC300, I owned a Pearl white one that I ended up wrecking in a collison totaled it and i found out that on that car my gasket blew!!!!! head gasket to be exact that car was also a 99, second lexus sc300 was a 96 with 56k miles or 87k miles which was extremely low, but the condition for it needed a lot of work that I didnt have the time for, But thats alittle about my lexus past but the real question is i have notice some oil under my car and when i had it in to get an oil change at jiffy lube a couple of weeks ago they said it was or could be my oil pan gasket? I checked the Valve covers and they seemed fine i can post pictures of it later! But im hoping its not a Rear main seal causing me to drop the transmission and i know the cars old and wont be perfect but imma make it perfect to me! and thats what matters. She's also getting new wheels very soon!
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