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lenore last won the day on August 25 2020

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    2008 Lexus RX400h 2nd Lexus/2006 Toyota Solara convertable.
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  1. Could a rx300 Lexus motor fit inside a rx330 Lexus body

  2. I am not sure about that starter, but the Denso starter in other Lexus models have a rotating contact in the relay mounted on starter. They get burned. when it starts sometime, and not other times the contact is moving to a better spot. This relay (which is mounted on the starter) can be repaired with a Denso starter relay contact kit. The only issue on your car is that it is buried under the intake on back of engine. The kit cost less than $20.
  3. Yes I know, but family, downsizing house, and not looking forward to job interfered till I could get plugs changed. Runs fantastic now. Control Arms next, this will be second set.
  4. update, now at 249k miles. Just changed the rear three spark plugs, yup they were original. also replaced coil on those cylinders as you have to remove intake manifold to replace the plugs. two days ago replaced the radiator cooling fans with a TYC fan assembly saving big bucks. Other than car needing new lower control arms it runs great.
  5. I am now at 249k miles on my fantastic RX400h. One of the issues that shows at that mileage are the cooling fans on the radiator failing mechanically. The motor shafts were actually wobbling. Those motors are quite expensive at $200 apiece, total of over $400 for motors. On the other Lexus site a gentleman came up with TYC radiator cooling fan assembly that had motors that could be take off a Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2008 that fit our different shroud assembly. I did this last night and it was a direct fit, including the plugs and harness. Just remove assembly and take fan blades off and remove motors. Here is the final good news, the whole Highlander assembly cost $139 at your favorite site ie Amazon or Rockauto. The shroud from the highlander will not work in our cars as it does not have the expansion tank. You use only the motors and our old fan blades. Top of the morning to everyone.
  6. Well, records are important. I bought my RX400h hybrid in 2010 with 80k miles. It has been the best automobile I have ever owned. We now have 248k miles and other than normal maintenance and one hybrid cooling pump failure early on it has been spectacular. Cant help you on 450H, but I hated the joy stick on early models....
  7. First welcome aboard, who did the timing belt.? Maybe it was not done properly.
  8. Could be defective tire. Have you rotated tires to see if there is a change?
  9. You may have a bad wheel bearing, can you hear a rumble or whining noise when driving.?
  10. Funny all of the folks here are going to Idaho, and you are heading south. I have lots of old co workers that moved to Arizona, it has worked for them....
  11. Man just plain bad luck. I would have jumped on a RX330 or even a highlander. But quite frankly for a college student any Camry or even a Prius would have been my choice. The Four cylinder Camry is one of the best designs I have ever seen. Everything, is easy to work on and parts are cheap.
  12. At 30k miles I don't feel this is necessary. Look at your maintenance book and see what is required. I am sure those are probably not required.
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