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  2. Curious if anyone recognizes these wheels as stock? They are on my 1997 LS400 Coach I just purchased and I can't find a replacement hubcap.
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  4. Dear Trevor, Sorry it took so long to reply. I missed the notification that you had responded. There definitely is some difference in the two radiator systems. In fact, I have to add water every 6 months, to the 01 Lexus ES300, but I have never had to add any water to the 98 Lexus ES300. JC
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  6. My rear main oil seal and transmission/transfer case input seal went out on the way back from my last trip. The oil leak was really bad but some blue devil rear main oil sealer did the trick in about 50 miles. The tranny fluid is getting worse and need to try some blue devil there. It is killing me that this might be the job that replaces my RX300, two stupid seals that would probably take me a few days to do. I have another trip coming up in a month and have started looking at a lower price GX470 as a replacement. The extra tow capacity and a V8 will is a must upgrade if we get a bigger boat in the next year or two, besides it is a true 4x4. It is essentially a land cruiser on a 4runner foundation and you can get them used for much less than a 4 runner which is amazing. If I decide to fix my RX I will be back, if I sell it I will probably head over the GX side.
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  8. If you've rotated the tires (both from the rear to the front), the balancing and tire bulges is probably not an issue. I'd start from checking the undercarriage (is everything OK with your rear chassis) and re-aligning the wheels. may also want to check on or with a dealer if you car (identifiable by the VIN number) has any open TSB (technical service bulletins)...
  9. New Head fixed the CD player but rear speakers still muffled. It turns out my daughters car and the loaner I was given while mine was fixed have the same issue so it is not a LX issue or Head unit issue. I am waiting to hear from the Lexus tech rep on what is the issue. More to come hopefully.
  10. When the starter goes out, do the vsc light come on
  11. Well, I'm thoroughly confused now. Brakes should not cause an imbalance problem. If it's my RX300, it's headed back to the shop that did the balancing. The worst that will happen is the tires will actually be in balance and then you can begin to look elsewhere. Chances are if it's a good shop they will have seen a lot of unusual stuff in the past and may be able to point you in the right direction. Again, good luck.
  12. At each window switch lower to 1/2 then immediately raise all the way up and hold up on the window switch for at least 1-second. Repeat on all 4 doors. This should resolve the issue.
  13. Something that just crossed my mind, is it plausible that the brakes are intermittently dragging a bit? I've noticed it happens after stop and go traffic. i forgot to mention, it's not consistent. Sometimes it's nice and smooth, and sometimes it bounces around for a while.
  14. I don't believe its balancing, when I got it balanced the steering wheel shaking was fixed, that's all good now. I just got it aligned a couple days ago, and then rotated my tires. (Problem persisted). If it was balance, wouldn't the back wheels, which are now in the front, cause the steering to shake again? Thank you for your response, I don't mean to argue.
  15. The first order of business is to take it back to whoever did the balancing and tell them they missed it. Badly. Ask them to also evaluate for road force issues (out of round) and possibly a bent wheel. It might be something as simple as a weight they put on has come off. I had that happen to my 2000 RX300 on one occasion. Those allow wheels sometimes won't let a perimeter weight seat properly and the can pop off. Regardless, a trip back to the balancing shop is the first thing to do. Good luck.
  16. Hello! First post on this forum, nice to meet you all. 🙂 I've noticed a sort of vibration in the back end of the car, at 50+mph. This happens in particular after sitting in stop&go traffic, or city driving. I've had the car aligned, balanced and rotated the tires. (Not specifically for this, we bought it from a guy who had whacked a lot of curbs, finally got around to the alignment. Balance was for the shaking steering wheel (really bad) at speed. Anyways, I'm kind of confused as to what is causing the shaking and I would be appreciative of any help that could be offered. I'd just like to note, it doesn't feel overly dangerous or anything, I'm just a bit nervous that it's going to get worse. Many thanks!
  17. I noticed water in the spare tire area, after pulling everything out I thought it was the plugs on the bottom. When I went to replace the plugs I still had everything out from before. This time I could see more water, but this time up the back side under the trunk latch. I didn't even have to pull the seal back to see the rust. Too late for me, because almost both pieces of metal were rusted thru above the latch. Water that came down from above inside the seal leaked through where it was rusted. Definitely think its more of a common problem than we know.
  18. So I read in another forum that I would have get 90% of my products from ebay, and so I found this product: Nav system but i'm having a difficult time finding a backup camera kit. Does anyone have any update or recommendations for 2011 250?
  19. Thanks -I will give mobile 10/30 a try , it should save me $$$$ as Lexus dealer charges 110.00.
  20. Located Central NJ, but I can ship. Works fine, just want to see if anyone needs one instead of trashing it. $25 + shipping.
  21. I've done both front doors, as they both eventually died. I used a $170 replacement on eBay, but it looks like you can just replace the electric motor for a lot less according to another poster above. It only takes a couple hours. Hardest part is wiggling the assembly out of the door. What I can recall from memory: Remove the door panel (I've seen other how-tos on doing this) and weather shield Remove 2-3 bolts holding the actuator assembly to the door frame Remove the 3 bolts holding the jamb on Reach up in the door and disconnect the outer door handle Disconnect the electrical harness Wiggle the entire assembly out
  22. I use Mobile 1 10W-30 every 10k, and have done oil analysis to ensure the oil still has life left at that interval, which it does.
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  24. Dealer is putting in a new Head unit Thursday to repair the CD unit which stopped working. Hopefully this will resolve all the issues with the rear speakers.
  25. All modern non-electric cars have a differential. It allows the driving wheels to be powered, but rotate at different speeds. Operative word: DIFFERENT(ial). Rear wheel cars have the diff in the real axle area. Front wheel cars usually have them integrated with the transmission. Four wheel drive and hybrid cars can have several differentials.
  26. There's a great product you all can apply to dashboards and even leather for PERMANENT PROTECTION is not oily, permanently protects against uv and dirt will never stick to surfaces. The only thing is, is too shiny, but it's PERMANENT and all you have to do is wipe it off. It's called Trydon.
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