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  1. thanks guys yea i managed to find those two sites :-) proud owner of a 2007 camry se now. only downside is i don't have a lexus anymore and i love this forum you guys have been very helpful. I appreciate all the help and maybe i'll be back someday. or stop in every now and then and try to help someone with my car. thanks guys for all the help.
  2. Hey i'm looking for a toyota forum that wouldd be good to post like this one is geared towards lexus's. interested in buying a camry just want to get some input. thanks.
  3. you can get those books at autozone. i don't know if you have one or not.
  4. well LL me and my friend forgot to take a bunch of pictures but the railing and manifold were out of the way had plenty of space to access both knock sensors, the only thing we didn't do was remove the hose that was going across the manifold in between both knock sensors if we did it probably would have helped. but the knock sensors are at an awkward angle that you should easily be able to use pliers on but we couldn't get that to work so had to go buy a big wrench or something if i recall correctly. but i'm sure if we had removed everything it would've been slightly easier but in turn take us
  5. yea true guess i'll definitely have to take it somewhere. see if my mechanic can get me the codes. i think both of the ABS codes are pointing to my right front tire area. since 36 claims it could be left rear or front right. and the front right already has the 31 code. be nice to get rid of that. abs and check engine ah a dream it would be lol.
  6. i saw this link if i follow that under abs my two codes are. 31 - Front right wheel speed sensor signal malfunction 36 - Open circuit in front right or rear left speed sensor circuit also i'm seeing these tutorials on resetting the airbag light on LS400's do you know if this could work for me since i should have the TC and AB under the diagnostics port. but i don't know. don't want to risk it.
  7. replaced the ECM and chek engine light still came on dammit :-/ guess i'll return it and go back to the drawing board blah. BoAr i tried the diagnostics thing you said. couldn't find it in my manual but i just followed what you posted. i got two error codes 31 and 36. i don't know what they mean though LOL.
  8. LL do you actually have a lexus hanes manual? the one i have is a toyota camry hanes manual for models 92-96 i believe. and since those models for those years use the same engine as the 95 ES300 and so do the Toyota Avalons. so i go off of that manual everything i've looked into that manual for has matched up with my car. and you said you can't seem to take the rail off without bending? i'm not so savvy in the mechanic terms but me and my friend didn't have much problems taking apart the manifold the rail and it's injectors i believe we left alone and shifted it to the side. unless our engin
  9. Ouch that's a lot. well dealer prices are usually more expensive given the fact that a Lexus is a luxury car and on top of that you have an older model which is either harder to make now or harder to find. ECU? the Engine Control Unit or Control Module? or does it have to do with your abs or something? On ebay i bought my ECU-ECM for 90 bucks for my 95 es300. it's not new but should be working fine. best bet would be ebay just find out the part number for your ECU and look it up online.
  10. I do have a Hanes manual sometimes i forget i have it even though i use it all the time. yea i've teared Down my manifold LL with a friend to replace the knock sensor with a new one. but i didn't replace the wiring harness. took us 5 hours to take it out and put it back together. the angle the knock sensor was in was a pain to remove had to go buy an extra tool for it. But yea still got the code, might be my wiring harness but i'm too lazy to tear it down again and do that part :-/ but if i must i guess i'll try. so i have 4 O2 sensors? and the code i got for the one thats right in front of
  11. well my car does have an OBDII port. supposedly ES300's later 95 models had those implemented. I've used my friends scanner on it and reset the codes also. I only get two error codes now initially i got 4 one was O2 sensor 0135 Knock sensor 0325 i believe, and the speed sensors in the tranny. but once i reset it only those 2 codes come back the knock and o2. I have already replaced the knock sensor, and the O2 sensor. cleared the codes and they come back within 24 hours. So that's why i'm trying the ECU since i've replaced both sensors already and used the OBDII scanner to check the codes. I
  12. Hey, yea i'm hoping the slim chance is correct because then if it's not that's more work into resolving the knock sensor and O2 sensor check engine light. what would i need to read off the abs/airbag light error code? obd2 doesn't work for it unless i need one of those fancy onces you hook up to the computer? My ECU came in today but was raining so i'll do it Saturday. This car only has two. i tried looking for more before. :-/
  13. thanks for responding. my car doesn't have a (!) light. just a light that says ABS. I'll look at the sensors around the wires and see if they need to be cleaned or something i do need new struts maybe that could be causing it also? for the airbag yea that seems to be a lot of things that can set it off :-/ i saw a tutorial for resetting it for an sc400 and they claimed the es300 could be done too but the placement for those connectors were on the other side of the car near the ECU area. Um i feel like i've tried all my other options for the O2 sensor because I had cleaned it first, then i ha
  14. your best bet would be a lexus dealership. they would be the best place to try to resolve that issue for you. in terms of the abs light. i have it on my car also. but my wire didn't tear. seems to be how it is for abs light and airbag light usually when those come on and stay on best way to remove them is to go to the lexus dealers. but i don't know if there's anything else you could try. but hopefully someone else here could help you.
  15. ordered an ECM on ebay. Hopefully this resolves my problem. if it doesn't then i should be able to return it.
  16. nice! i wish i had the space to mess around with my car. anything i do i have to go to a friends house which i hate and i have to be done before the day is over but good job and it looks nice :-)
  17. Hey I'm trying to see how can i get rid of my abs light in my car and my airbag light. they always come on and stay on. any help would be much appreciated. also i'm getting a knock sensor and o2 sensor check engine light, i replaced both but they still come on would changing the ECu resolve that? supposedly it can affect it i hear.
  18. bought two ground loop isolators. put them in. no more humming/whining sound!!!! yea!!!!! now i can ride with the sound low. :-)
  19. it's really not that hard. i had to do it to get to the window wiper switch. you basically need like a t30 torx bit, a long philips head screw driver, a small flat heat for popping off some of the sides and a steering wheel puller to pop the well off. i think that's all basically. if you get the haynes manual it tells you how to do it. you should remove the negative terminal from the battery don't want the airbag possibly deploying.
  20. i've been taking it easy on the tranny not driving as fast like i drive fast but i let it warm up i check the fluid levels seems to be riding smoother now for at least a week which is good. i don't know if overall the tranny is bad or failing. hard for these mechanics to tell me. Anyway my mechanic recommended changing the ECU i might have a bad one and that should hopefully get rid of my knock sensor and O2 sensor light issues. Since i had replaced those earlier this year. would this be true?
  21. its probably what samatsaab had said. have you tried turning it on and repeatedly giving it gas for a little bit? if it stays on after doing that then it's most likely your idle air control valve needs to be cleaned and maybe even your MAF there's a youtube tutorial on how to clean your idle air control valve or iacv for toyota should look similar to your car under the hood. just follow it and try it and see if it helps.
  22. I don't mean to but in, but very quickly, unfourtunately, something went wrong after you finished snuging up your connections. The system is designed to retain power to the accesories such as windows, radio, etc, for several seconds after the ingnition key is removed so you can have the accessories available as you get ready to leave the car. If you no longer have this retained/timed out power, then something is, well, not good? Paul really? hmm guess i'll look into it. because when it comes to other cars i notice that once they're off you can't use anything. guess i'll look into it. tha
  23. All right so just got back from messing with this thing again. I couldn't try to reverse the speaker wires because the wires are soldered onto the speakers and i have no portable soldering iron. I looked under the hood though i disconnected the battery and every ground point i found i sprayed it with maf sensor spray i loosened them and tightened them and cleaned them. Put it all back still got the loud humming sound. but one thing i do notice now is that when i shut off the car there isn't anymore excess power. before i could turn the car off and still had ample power left to roll up the
  24. all right i'll try that with the rear speakers i believe it's easier to acces those. taking off the door panel to access the front speaker just sounds like too much work lol
  25. Your description of high rpms but speed not increasing sounds like a bad torque converter. Is that problem worse when you go up a hill? Overall sounds like you're gonna need some major work on the tranny. There are some tranny additives that can possibly postpone the inevitable. How much does a tranny transplant go for lately? I read somewhere that taking it out is not that difficult.... Lexis well where i live there aren't much hills. so i haven't tried it on a hill. I hope i don't need major work on the tranny i forget how much it cost me last time to do this maybe6-900 but that's be
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