The engine light and traction control light went on simultaneously. They stayed on for about 2 hours (I stopped and started a couple of times), then they went off.
I took it to a Toyota dealer (after the lights went off by themselves) who confirmed that the engine light and traction control lights had been triggered, but they couldn't diagnose a problem. So, they suggested watching to see if it happened again. The lights went on again yesterday, then off. They are on again today.
Any idea what's happening?
Hi guys, part of the maintenance I need to do is covered in the DI section of the shop manual. However my manual (.pdf) seems to be missing that chapter. That chapter documents the transfer case.
Thanks kindly for any help with that?
-> I tried polishing them already. well it looks like only the right side is still white-ish, while the other side has been quite oxidized (dark appearance). I could see it is actually white light during night time outside the vehicle. But it seems a bit yellowish once you are inside and take it for few rounds. As you mentioned, I used plastic polish.
-> When I bought off the car, it wasn't originally came pre-installed within. I had to install it by ourselves. Went to independent CNG workshop and have it installed.around $1068 including labor. came with 1 year kit warranty. To be honest, you could see many taxis, even private cars using CNG considering the hikes on gasoline right now here (gas price is updated weekly on Wednesday here.
-> Guess I mistook AWD -> 4WD. Mine's AWD then. Transmission is U140F.
-> i had it taken to workshop once, was told by the mechanic power steering fluid..which was due to my failing return hose. not sure about leaks. But right now I do have to check the ATF level i.e every 2 weeks or so, topup about 1.8-2 liters (2.1 quarts in US standard). Weird enough, couldn't locate any ATF dripping. Or did it travel somewhere else ? Or this is normal actually ?
Oh I'll be sure to clean her throughly before letting her sleep in my mechanic workshops. Planned to have major service on her (leaks, drippings, airflow sensors, etc) as well as have her mount struts changed if required. althought I recenty finished cleaning the throttle body by myself.
P.S the IACV screws were hard to come off. Untill now I still haven't been able to open them. Seems legit enough for such factory locked screws
I drive a lexus es350 07. I filled in diesel by mistake and before I could stop i filled in about 5gal. Now the car has 5gal diesel + 4 gal petrol. I drove 1mi after that to get it to my home and planning to tow the car to my local garage and have them flush the fuel system. But that can happen only tomorrow and I am worried about letting the car sit overnight with the diesel in it. Is there a way for me too siphon off the fuel from the tank ? Has anybody done this before on a Lexus ?
I purchased my current Ultra-Luxury version of the ES350 in 2009, and think I've become a life-long Lexus driver. I take great care of the car, and other then regular oil changes, tires, brakes, and a few ticky tacky maintenance things like broken locks, burned-out headlight, etc. I've had very few issues.
Now things seem to be popping-up including: "Replace right front inner CV joint boot," and "Replace transmission left axle seal." This is about $700 combined done at the dealership.
I understand that parts and systems break down, though was hoping to drive the car until the end of 2017 (so to about 225,000 miles total - about 179,000 now), before getting into a newer model.
Can anyone speak to what I may expect in the next 12-24 months? What would be other typical items for age/mileage and an approximate associated cost? If every few months is going to bring with it another $500 in repairs, I'm just wondering what makes the best financial sense.
Look forward to your input. Thanks.