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  • Lexus Model
    ES300
  • Lexus Year
    2001
  • Location
    Florida (FL)
  1. 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
  2. Dear fellow Lexus owners, my 01 Lexus ES300 runs a lot hotter than my 98 Lexus ES300. Both have the same engine. The 98 temp gauge shows in the very low area, and the 01 shows medium. The 98 Lexus radiator capacity, 9.2 L, or 9.7 Qt The 01 Lexus radiator capacity, 8.8 L, or 9.3 Qt That .4 qt shouldn't make such a big diff in operating temp. Does anyone else have this problem with the 01 Lexus? JC
  3. Lexus Owners 300918 Thanks for Flasher info Dear Fellow Lexus Owners, Thanks for the Flasher info! It turned out there was a little corrosion on the bulb, making it malfunction. I took out the bulb and put it back in, and it started working again. JC
  4. Dear Fellow Lexus ES300 owners, at 204,000 miles, I had to have the Power Steering High pressure hose replaced on my 98 Lexus ES300 for $360, including the part. One of the repairmen that gave an estimate told me that it is a very common repair for the Toyota 3 liter V6 engine.
  5. Dear GBHRPS, I am still working this problem. Is the front left seat motor system the same on Lexus and Camry? If I buy a camry motor, will it work?
  6. Dear GBHRPS, Thank you for your great, detailed reply. I will try it. JC
  7. Regular Member 0 18 posts First Name:Jim Lexus Model: ES300 Year: 1998 Location: Flori Lexus Owners Club 080218 malfunctioning seat forward-back adjustment Dear fellow Lexus owners, my 2001 ES300 drivers seat forward-back adjustment stopped working. Now I can't move the seat forward so my short wife can drive the car. I can tell it is not the motor, as the seat tilt, and up-down works, and there is a click when I try to move the seat forward or back. There is no obstruction I could see under the seat to prevent movement. Has anyone had this problem? How do I fix it? JC
  8. Lexus Owners Club 080218 malfunctioning seat adjustment Dear fellow Lexus owners, my 2001 ES300 drivers seat forward-back adjustment stopped working. Now I can't move the seat forward so my short wife can drive the car. I can tell it is not the motor, as the seat tilt, and up-down works, and there is a click when I try to move the seat forward or back. There is no obstruction I could see under the seat to prevent movement. Has anyone had this problem? How do I fix it? JC
  9. Yes, I agree with Brennen, the link http://users.adelphia.net/~talmeida/Lexus/...dio_Removal.pdf Does not work. I also will be doing the same repair.
  10. Dear DC fish, I have the same problem on a 98 ES300. How hard is it to replace the LCD? What do they cost?
  11. Lexus Owners Club 180615 malfunctioning auto dim mirror Dear fellow Lexus owners, the video is a complicated way to fix the mirror. Replacing the glass is complicated, too. The malfunctioning auto dim mirror appears to be a common problem. The Lexus recommended fix, i.e. replacing the mirror and associated hardware, is very expensive. The simple fix is to find, or have fabricated, a replacement mirror (glass only), and glue it over the malfunctioning mirror. It is possible there are universal replacement mirrors that can be used. Has anyone done this? Please provide costs and sources. JC
  12. The mirrors on high-end cars use a phenomenon known as electrochromism. Basically, there is a fluid or gel sandwiched between panes of glass which, when excited by an electrical signal, cause the reflective properties of the glass to change. Typical failures are having this fluid or gel leak out. Older Acura's are infamous for the rearview mirrors leaking fluid onto the shifter console. Here is a little more info... http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_an_electrochromic_rearview_mirror Sounds like someone overengineered this and didn't test it properly before including in the production line. They have taken what was a perfect design and screwed it up.
  13. Not cheap, $550 at Lexus. What alternative do you have. Photo attached.
  14. Dear VBdenny, I am posting a photo of the problem. JC
  15. Dear Guru Member and Gbhrps, thanks for your comments. I am currently negotiating with Lexus regarding this. I found out it actually has to do with the auto dimming feature on the mirrror. I will also check on replacement mirrors. JC