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Everything posted by lenore

  1. Welcome aboard, and great set of wheels.
  2. You know I loved the look of the old Honda Accord wagon...They are probably quite rare. four windows down at 60mph....not very aerodynamic, but what the heck.
  3. Did they give you the codes? We cant help you without them.
  4. Sounds like the strut, or struts are weak.
  5. Lord, why do car manufacturer try to make a simple fluid level so difficult?
  6. You may have a dirty Idle Air Control Valve. Search cleaning the IACV valve and try that. The throttle body may be sticking in unwanted positions.
  7. By the way if the compressor clutch is bad, it can be replaced independently of the compressor.
  8. I had a compressor clutch freeze up on another vehicle and it burned the belt so bad that the belt broke and wrapped around the crankshaft pulley.
  9. Frankly flushes on high mileage transmission is kiss of death. If a fluid exchange is done (transmission pump is used for the exchange) than it is ok, but a flush machine drives the metal debris thru tranny and probably into the valve body assembly which is death to the transmission. With Loss of overdrive you should be experiencing a check engine light with pending codes. Either that or your check engine light is burned out. Another note sometimes the shift linkage comes loose and the gears are not selected properly. Couple of people over the years have found that. I feel the biggest problem is that the original 1999 tranny had a aluminum planetary gear carrier which eventually wears and than causes the failure of the gears because they drift in the aluminum carrier causing failure. All on this site and the other lexus site agree a flush is not good. I know I tried it once on my RX300 when I loss overdrive and it only got worst.
  10. Check the air conditioning belt, Maybe the air conditioning pump is freezing up and causing the belt to stall.
  11. You are relying on some mechanic, There is always some drain on most newer cars today. Did the shop actually do a hydrometer check on each cell of the battery? While the engine is running you should be measuring 13.5 to 14.5 volts across the battery terminal with head lamps on. If not the Alternator is bad. If you are measuring this than replace the battery and be done with the problem.
  12. by the way I find it useful to work on thngs like that on top of a large towel, small parts will hit and stay.
  13. One other thing, As my wonderful state of California keeps chipping away at any kind of sanity, Texas may be in my future.
  14. God Bless Josh, I am so happy for you, and yes the three car garage so you can pursue your passion with cars...
  15. Oh man just noted the original post was three years ago...Probably a waste of time now.
  16. I would file a complaint with the Attorney General of your state. That is fraud. Then I would contact the local media (TV and otherwise and see if they are interested in the story)
  17. That is ridiculous, obviously the job was done poorly. Only reason you would have a failure is if you had an overheating condition. I would contact Lexus of America and see what they say.
  18. No less than 250k miles...Many on here have over 250k miles on the RX's
  19. Yea good fix, I called that one with the crank sensor.