By Julia 518
My 2003 RX 300 died yesterday. I live in a isolated area so am trying to assess. Can someone please identify the broken part. There seem to be two of them in the front.
My 2003 RX 300 made a bad noise yesterday. I live in an isolated area. Can someone please identify the broken part so l can try to find a replacement part? There appear to be two of these fans, located behind the front grill. The broken one is in the passenger side. Thank you.
By Sistah Tu
A very pleasant and blessed Sabbath, I am new here. Can someone, please, give me a simple and complete list of ALL the parts that I need for a full tuneup on my 1994 Lexus SC 400?
I went to two different parts stores. AutoZone did not listen to me when I told them what vehicle I have and gave me wrong parts. O'Reilly's did not give me everything I need, even though I specifically asked repeatedly for EVERYTHING I would need.
I am frustrated at having to keep going back and forth and I need my car fixed.
Thanks so much!😥
I recently had to buy a replacement part. I checked online for the part number and prices at Lexus.com--first to make sure I was getting the correct part--and second, to have an idea about what the MSRP was. My local dealer, Rockville Lexus (Rockville, MD) offered to sell me the part for $65 OVER MSRP. You read it correctly--sixty-five dollars over MSRP. I wrote a letter to the company president. I never heard back from him, either. Maybe I'm old-fashioned in expecting a letter--US Postal type--to be responded to within 30 days, but...I don't think so.
I hope not all Lexus dealers are grossly over-charging their retail clients for parts, but apparently ROCKVILLE LEXUS, in ROCKVILLE, MD does. Like Sy Syms used to say "an educated customer is our best customer." Make sure you know the MSRP before putting your money down, and hopefully not overpaying for parts like you would if you bought at the rip-off artists at ROCKVILLE LEXUS.
I bought the part I needed from LEXUS PARTS NOW (https://www.lexuspartsnow.com) for about cost. Significantly below MSRP.
I recently acquired a 1999 Lexus ES300 from a craigslist seller who had removed the TRAC OFF and Check Engine Light bulbs from the instrument panel. I found this out when I went to get my car smog checked and upon investigation, it was pretty obvious that the instrument panel had been tampered with.
When I took everything apart this past weekend I was able to clear three of the five codes that were present but the ones that came back were these knock sensor fails/malfunctions. I believe my problem is that I replaced the OEM sensors with $25 junk from amazon. When it comes to these knock sensors, I've learned that they are incredibly sensitive and if they are not detecting the exact frequencies that the ECU is searching for it will probably throw the CEL.
The problem with these codes is that they will put your vehicle into "limp" mode and disable OD. Since I'm already in too deep to just flip this vehicle out of my life, I've decided to bite the bullet and purchase the OEM sensors for $160+ ea. I'll post an update to the forum when I complete the installation this weekend.
Hopefully this will help someone having similar problems down the line.