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  5. Hi have a bit of an issue with my 08 plate lexus is 250 100,000 miles on the clock, it started sounding like a bearing had gone in one of the belt pulleys, but from the sound of it now in the video it doesn't sound too healthy, had it diagnosed as a drive shaft, problem is its rear so it can only be something at the front Surely. Help!! 20190715_083745.mp4
  6. I changed my 2011 RX350 AWD cabin filter in about the same time as you, and I also do not see why it would cost $140 to exchange one at the dealership. I purchased an aftermarket carbon filter for about $9 on, so the filters are cheap even carbon embedded ones. Lexus labor cost is insane. Note: The 2011 RX350 cabin filter is the easiest to change in any car I have owned. Just open glove box, remove a panel, open the filter door, swap filters with arrow pointing up, close door and replace panel. Too easy.
  7. Over the weekend, took up cleaning the cabin. On the seats were heated covers and from them the seat was stained for some reason. In the store where I bought the air conditioner, I was assured that it was not only a protective coating, but also a cleaner. The manufacturer also mentions the words "cleaning agent" in the description. Regarding the cleaning properties, this is a lie. He does not clean anything. Even the dirt does not smear. I cleaned the seats Lexol Deep Cleaner. Applied and then wiped with a damp cloth. And at once carefully washed off the remains with a clean rag with water. I will shave that Lexol Deep Cleaner means aggressive and skin strongly dries. After cleaning, already applied air conditioning.
  8. I might replace the stock mufflers on my 2016 Lexus GX 460. What brand of exhaust kit can you suggest?
  9. Well Sugarhill, why limit the choice to 'Standard' or 'Sport'? We tested a number of configurations and in the process we discovered the hidden jewel. This is our fourth LS and, if we were going to part with our LS460 L and that wonderful V8 it would be for a far more road-worthy, better handling and more engaging automobile. Even if we had to give up some of the magic-carpet ride. As it turns out we didn't have to give anything up. OK, maybe that V8 growl, but not much else. So we ended up with a completely different configuration of a LS500 than we started out for. And we bought it for all the wrong reasons....But this thing carves twisties more like that German three-letter brand. Except it's a luxo-refined LS. With an attitude.
  10. I’m currently doing the timing belt, water pump service on my 05 LS430. I notice a little seepage from the vct sprocket. My question is do the valve covers need to come off to replace the cam seals? Or can I access the seals by removing the vvt sprockets? Also, does anyone know the torque specs for the the various bolts and nuts when doing the timing belt, water pump? Thanks in advance!
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  12. armcomdes, Find a good independent mechanic to solve your issue. Obviously your dealership isn't solving the problem, and an independent mechanic will do the job cheaper. You obviously have a leak in the system which a service tech must find first, repair, and then recharge the system. Be prepared for spending some bucks as some of the parts in the AC system can add up quickly if the problem isn't a simple seal. Good Luck!
  13. I also have been told I have the same PO171 sensor issue on my 2000 Lexus RX300...where is the upstream sensor located? The downstream is easy to find.
  14. Looks like it's designed just for you and Mongolia!! Paul
  15. My first AC Pro recharge lasted 2 years. Next, 1 month. Last, 2 weeks. Do I trust my dealership with the repair? Or should I seek out a third-party repair somewhere in North NJ?
  16. Lexus GXOR concept looks cool. More info to come
  17. Concept vehicles are typically created to generate excitement for the enthusiasts, but sometimes, it's the enthusiasts and their vehicles that give life to the ...
  18. Go for Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier for Lexus GS 350.
  19. This will close out this thread on replacing the Mark Levinson stereo with another Mark Levinson stereo. I found a clean replacement unit on ebay for a very good price that had the same P Code as the original head unit. I disconnected the battery before I installed the replacement as I figure that is probably the most important thing you want to do to so you don't accidentally activate the theft deterent system. I then plugged in the replacement unit and reassembled the center console. Hooked up the battery and turned it on. The unit came on normally with all functionality including control using the mode control switches on the steering wheel. Not much else to say other than that the unit I purchased is plug and play. It has the same P code as the original unit and I assume this applies to all units as long as it was properly removed. By that I mean that the battery was disconnected prior to unplugging the unit. If it wasn't, I can make no guarantee that a theft deterent feature wouldn't be activated requiring dealer assistance to reset the unit. Paul
  20. Trying to find some motor mounts for my sc400. Best place to buy and what do they look like and price.
  21. I'm looking for a tan leather driver's seat in useable condition for my '95 SC300. Any sources out there?
  22. Reviving this old thread for anyone who might benefit from my experience. My 2007 ES350 recently had the no volume control problem (Broken volume control). Had same problem on another even older car, and same symptoms on my friend's Highlander. Searching the Web, found two solutions. The basic problem is corrosion on the contacts inside the volume control, perfectly normal / typical problem you'll see on most any older audio equipment, not a Unicorn, not Lexus specific, something your local friendly dealer has probably no idea about - other than replacing the radio for 3-4 figure price. Phooey! Fix #1 is, while radio is turned OFF, rotate the volume control 30-40 turns clockwise, and same counterclockwise. Try the radio, if fixed, great, if not, try it again a few times. This will *often* get the corrosion off, and your volume control will work fine - for a while. Fix #2 is a longer-term solution, again, you want to get rid of the corrosion, what you need is a small spray can of "Contact Cleaner" Contact Cleaner @ amazn that will wash off the corrosion - How to use it is explained in this YouTube video: HERE BTW.. Again, this is not Lexus or ES350 specific, both fixes will work on other radios, make of car does not matter. Hope this helps, it worked for me. Use Fix #2 at your own risk / digression, I'm take no responsibility for any damage that might occur, just passing on my experiences.
  23. Did the crank sensor do the job? I'm very curious as we have a 2000 lexus gs300 and it is doing the exact same thing yours is or was doing
  24. The tech is correct sort of. The transmission is filled with transmission fluid that would last about 150k or so before completely breaking down therefore many original owners would sell the RX350 before any major issue occur in theory hence the lifetime claim. However, the fluid should be changed before 100k miles to prevent the start of transmission failure for vehicles running more than 100k miles. The transmission also has a filter that needs changing as well after 100k miles. So if you are going to trade the RX350 in at 100k miles or soon after then the fluid is lifetime and no change is necessary. However, If you buying a used high mileage RX350 with 60k miles or more; or keeping your current RX350 well past 150k miles then I would change the fluid ever 60k miles and the filter at 120k miles to reduce the change of a transmission failure. The transmission has a drain plug,level plug and a fill plug or just a drain plug with level tube and fill plug. However, the level is determined by a level tube located over the level plug that only allow certain amount of fluid to drain out based on fluid temperature expansion. The video shows how to it works on a seal transmission without dipstick. Similar to the RX350.
  25. I would check under the seat to check the hoses that feed the seat cool air. The hoses may have ripped or came loose. I repaired a cooled seat on my 2015 Genesis by using HVAC tape to repair a torn hose that was loose. The seats started to cool again. Hopefully, the issue on your RX350 is a similar easy fix.
  26. The short answer is yes a owner should follow the maintenance schedule. Manufacturer recommended services are usually needed for the car to provide dependable service. Will the car stop working and break down if the recommended service is not performed? Maybe not, however I believe that cars that are properly maintained per the service chart is more dependable as time goes.
  27. To my understanding you will have to remove the intake manifold to access the rear plugs, so no easy way that I have heard of. My wife's 2011 RX350 AWD have hit 98k miles so it is time for me to tackle this job as well. I have done a similar difficult spark plug job on my wife's old 2006 Nissan Murano AWD which required more work due to having to remove the wiper motor and cowl section in addition to the intake manifold. I will use this video to help me do my wife's 2011 RX350 sparkplugs. The 2010+ highlander is very similar to our 2010+ Rx350 so same method more or less.
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