lenore

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  1. That is crazy, the gasket is a crush aluminum washer. Oh well, we will see.
  2. Did they clean the area where is was originally leaking? Also did they clean the under panels? Maybe just more residual.
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    Backup Camera for 2003 LS430

    My Toyota Solara Convertible 2006 had navigation, and somebody on Toyota Forums discovered a input to it. I made my own plug and wired a backup camera and It worked like a champ.
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    Backup Camera for 2003 LS430

    I haven't but have installed two in a Ford F150 and Toyota Solara. If you are handy it can be done easily, or take to Best Buys and have it installed. I cant remember whether the LS430 has a navigation screen, if it does I am sure someone has done it.
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    Replacing 2003 ES300 struts - suggestions

    Struts are discussed all the time, but my choice is KYB struts and OE mounts....Have put them on RX300 and RX400h and a GMC Yukon....Love these struts. the knock noise is probably broken mount, but could also be a damaged stabilizer bar mount....
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    Long time no post !!!

    Probably not soon, I am trying to stretch my dollars and make the RX400h go over 300k miles....time will tell.
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    Long time no post !!!

    Well, haven't said it yet this year, Merry Christmas to all, both new and Old. Be safe, and feel the love.
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    Diminished Forum Activity ?

    I kind of miss some of the Old RX members postings. I particularily enjoyed cduluk, as he was the master of modifications on the RX.
  9. Is your car throwing any codes? Also does is sound like the Gas engine is stuttering and then dies? Could be a dirty throttle body or bad throttle body sensor....I know it is a hybrid by the way, I have an RX400h.
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    Where is 2003 ES300 PCV valve located?

    This is located on passenger side of vehicle on rear valve cover. Usually has large foam covering over the hose.
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    Where is 2003 ES300 PCV valve located?

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    Long time no post !!!

    OH yea, been dealing with that for 37 years. I have completely gutted this house since Oct 2017. (We downsized and went one story) so remodeling this older home is a must. At same time still maintaining the Lexus RX400h, Ford F150, and new to stable a Toyota Solara convertible.
  13. Avoid Bosch plugs by all means...They are garbage. NGK or Denso iridium are great and last an easy 120k miles. My wife has 230k miles on hers....
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    Long time no post !!!

    Yup still here, but crazy busy remodeling my house.....
  15. I would keep the RX400h and drive until it dies. Money in the pocket is far smarter....
  16. Thankyou for posting, that sounds like a great resolution, good price, and great warranty.
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    Parking Brake Issue

    That is weird, the pin bent is from the wheel hub hitting it. Is the back plate that the shoes rest on bent outward? you might want to compare to the other side of the car axle hub.
  18. Personally if you like the car, go to that independent and have them check the system and rebuild whatever cell is bad. Lot cheaper than a new car.
  19. I personally love the Defender, I have them on my RX400h and My Ford F150 truck. They ride smoothly, and last forever.
  20. Well I am at 228k miles on my 2008 RX400h. I have developed an intermittent vibration which appears to be related to the ice coming on or off....any thoughts.?
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    2003 lexus es300 starter cost

    By the way got these contacts on Amazon for less than $20
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    2003 lexus es300 starter cost

    Why not just replace the starter contacts. Cheap from amazon and takes about 30 minutes. Any mechanic could do this... http://www.nationsautoelectric.com/instructions.html see this for explanation.. I have done this on two different starters with success in fixing your intermittent starting.
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    rx300 problems

    Note the dealer will be way more expensive.
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    rx300 problems

    Call a locksmith that can cut the master from your Vin#. They can also program the electronics. I know here locally I had to do that on my Toyota Solara, cost me about $150