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Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-30-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By CUMan
The Haynes manuals for the same year Camrys will...

The Haynes manuals for the same year Camrys will cover most of the mechanical issues you may need to address. There are no Haynes manuals for the ES models.

Lexus manuals are available from...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-30-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By CUMan
If it is overheating while idling, the first...

If it is overheating while idling, the first thing I would check is the operation of the hydraulic cooling fan. It could be that the fan is not speeding up enough to produce adequate airflow through...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 03-23-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By CUMan
I agree with pauloil's posting above. I battled...

I agree with pauloil's posting above. I battled oil leaks on our 94 ES for at least 10-12 years of the 21 years we owned the car. It seemed to me that most of the leaks resulted in drips from the...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 12-16-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By CUMan
I don't remember having to do any alignment after...

I don't remember having to do any alignment after swapping out a headlight assembly. As I recall, there is a pin which fits into a hole in the back of the assembly. This probably serves as an...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 12-08-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By CUMan
A previous poster discussed the removal of the...

A previous poster discussed the removal of the tail lights. He is correct that this is very easy.

The headlights are also easy IF the 92 model has the same headlight assembly as our 94 ES has,...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 10-13-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,250
Posted By CUMan
Open the hood and look toward the back on the...

Open the hood and look toward the back on the passenger side. Just to the left of the intake manifold and about a foot forward from the firewall will be a small black box. It is probably about 1" X...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 10-11-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,250
Posted By CUMan
We have had overheating problems twice with my...

We have had overheating problems twice with my wife's 94 ES over the 20 years we have owned the car, and both times it involved the connector between the ECU and the power steering pump.

I have...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 09-03-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By CUMan
It's possible. The radiator fan is operated by...

It's possible. The radiator fan is operated by power steering fluid pumped from the PS pump to the fan. Lack of flow to the fan could result in a non-operative or slowly turning fan. This could...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-02-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By CUMan
One of the driver's seat motors died on a 93 LS I...

One of the driver's seat motors died on a 93 LS I owned several years ago. After being very frustrated with not being able to raise and lower the seat, I decided to try to replace the motor that was...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-10-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,462
Posted By CUMan
Sounds like a sticking expansion valve - a very...

Sounds like a sticking expansion valve - a very common problem on mid 90's ES models. There have been numerous threads on this forum about this problem. Do a search.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-15-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By CUMan
Well, I have owned a 94 ES for almost 20 years. ...

Well, I have owned a 94 ES for almost 20 years. It DOES have a hydraulic cooling fan operated by the power steering pump. The hose shown in the yellow circle is the pressure hose from the PS pump...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-12-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By CUMan
Sticking expansion valves have been a common...

Sticking expansion valves have been a common problem on mid-90's ES models. The AC will cool as it should when the engine is cranked but stops cooling after a while. This seems to be more common...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 04-23-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By CUMan
We had a similar problem with our 94 ES several...

We had a similar problem with our 94 ES several years ago. After a lot of trying to figure out what was causing the problem, we narrowed it down to the hydraulic fan.

The fan is supposed to speed...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 03-13-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By CUMan
Our 94 ES started having the same handling...

Our 94 ES started having the same handling problems at about 150,000 miles. On sweeping wide turns, it would feel like the rear end was not staying in line with the front end. Also, there would...
Forum: Car Chat 03-06-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By CUMan
There are a number of Toyota dealers nationwide...

There are a number of Toyota dealers nationwide that sell parts on the internet. Many of them have diagrams showing the various parts throughout the car, but oftentimes the part number info is not...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 10-22-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By CUMan
I replaced that part several years ago on our 94...

I replaced that part several years ago on our 94 ES. I thought it was leaking but determined later that one of the clamps that attach the two hoses on each side had weakened. Replaced the clamp and...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 08-11-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,752
Posted By CUMan
We bought our 94 ES new in August, 1994. To my...

We bought our 94 ES new in August, 1994. To my knowledge, no PS fluid (instead of Dexron) has ever been put in it. Periodically, I will remove about 4-5 ounces of fluid from the PS reservoir and...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 08-09-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,752
Posted By CUMan
We experienced similar problems with our 94 ES...

We experienced similar problems with our 94 ES last year. The problem turned out to be a worn out steering rack. Our 94 had about the same mileage on it when the problems started as your car has...
Forum: Maintenance 08-03-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,437
Posted By CUMan
No, that is not a normal reading for the coolant...

No, that is not a normal reading for the coolant temperature. On our 94 ES, the normal needle position is slightly below the middle mark.

You have added your post to a very old thread. There are...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-06-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,305
Posted By CUMan
Overheating during slow driving and idling on ES...

Overheating during slow driving and idling on ES models with the hydraulic cooling fan has been reported numerous times on this forum. A common thread seems to be that the wiring harness mentioned...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-19-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By CUMan
I agree that dying needles is a problem with...

I agree that dying needles is a problem with these cars. However, as mentioned above, they are all so far out of warranty that any fix from Lexus is highly unlikely.

One suggestion I would make...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-17-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,063
Posted By CUMan
There is a rather simple test to see if the...

There is a rather simple test to see if the cooling fan is operating properly.

On the passenger side of the engine compartment is a small diagnostic port. It is a black box about 1" X 3". It is...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-09-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By CUMan
You don't indicate what year your ES is; however,...

You don't indicate what year your ES is; however, the fast blinking turn signals were a very common problem on the mid-90's ES models. By doing a search, you will find numerous threads regarding the...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-05-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,063
Posted By CUMan
A very common problem with the ES models having...

A very common problem with the ES models having the hydraulic cooling fan system involves the wiring between the cooling fan ECU (mentioned above) and the power steering pump not being properly...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 04-28-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 338,969
Posted By CUMan
Several years ago, I installed XM radio on the 93...

Several years ago, I installed XM radio on the 93 LS that I owned using the method that Puredrifter outlines in this thread. It worked great during the remaining years that I owned this car. The...
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