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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-08-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
I'm hoping I can get my mechanic to run a more...

I'm hoping I can get my mechanic to run a more thorough diagnostic. Some things fail early/prematurely though, so I'm def not counting out needing a new cat.

I don't want to take it back to lexus...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-08-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
The Lexus tech that posted in the second link...

The Lexus tech that posted in the second link said that 95% of the time, the cat is faulty, not the sensor. I wish it was as easy as just replacing the sensor.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-08-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
The cat is the least of my worries, but I would...

The cat is the least of my worries, but I would still like to get it fixed. I hate having a nice car and the check engine light is on all the time.

Does it make a difference that my RX is made...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-08-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
It is throwing code p0420 and both my mechanic...

It is throwing code p0420 and both my mechanic and Lexus said it needed to be replaced. My state does not do emissions testing.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-07-14, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
The tires are brand new, I put them on the same...

The tires are brand new, I put them on the same week I bought it.

If I keep it I plan on changing fluids. That's not a huge expense so I'm not really worried about that. I do realize I'll have to...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-06-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
Vehicle is in immaculate condition. Records...

Vehicle is in immaculate condition.

Records show timing belt and water pump was done at 90k. I can't speak to the spark plugs or if the trans, transfer and rear diff has been serviced.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-05-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
Ha, I bet you all would.

Ha, I bet you all would.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-05-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
Yea I'm thinking along the same lines. After i...

Yea I'm thinking along the same lines. After i posted this i did go to the Lexus website and it appears to have a good service history. Bad luck I guess.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-05-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By jwminzen
Replace or sell car? Opinions wanted

Long story short. Recently bought RX with 100k on odo. Took to lexus because of check engine light. They informed me that I needed a new catalytic converter, new transfer case (I noticed a pulsating...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-01-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By jwminzen
Bad Transfer Case? Among other issues

Bought our Lexus rx330 a few months ago and I'm afraid I bought a lemon. The check engine light came on recently (my scanned showed P0420). I had also been hearing a pulsating humming sound at...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-02-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 45,203
Posted By jwminzen
If I bought my Rx within the last 3 months do you...

If I bought my Rx within the last 3 months do you think I will still receive this letter?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-23-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 45,203
Posted By jwminzen
Would this apply to the 330 as well. I see the...

Would this apply to the 330 as well. I see the court docs in the link above only mention the 350. I bought a used rx330 recently and just noticed tonight after a run through a brush-less car wash...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-16-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,699
Posted By jwminzen
Its great to hear about these high mileage RXs....

Its great to hear about these high mileage RXs. Just bought my wife an 05 with just under 100k. Can't wait to see how long it will last.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-16-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jwminzen
Just wanted to update this thread in case some...

Just wanted to update this thread in case some had the same issue in the future. I was able to take the seat to my mechanic and he was able to weld the hinge back to the seat frame. I'm hoping it...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-09-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,753
Posted By jwminzen
From what I'm seeing online it looks like the...

From what I'm seeing online it looks like the 400h seat is compatable with the 350 and not the 330.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-08-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,753
Posted By jwminzen
Thank you for posting that. After taking the seat...

Thank you for posting that. After taking the seat out and looking at it, it does appear that the seats are different. I hope I'm wrong.

Do you know if the seats for the rx330 are interchangeable...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-08-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jwminzen
I think I have found the issue. I took the seat...

I think I have found the issue. I took the seat out and after looking at it it appear that the front left motor under the seat is no longer working. The only thing I can think of is that this added...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-08-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,753
Posted By jwminzen
Removing drivers seat cushion

I need to replace my drivers seat because of a broken seat mount.

I found a used seat on eBay but there is a rip in the seat cushion. If I bought the seat, can if just swap the seat cushion with...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-05-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jwminzen
It was purchased from an individual, not a...

It was purchased from an individual, not a dealership. If it can't be welded, I will be in search of a good used seat. Anywhere in particular to look for a good used seat besides ebay and the local...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-05-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jwminzen
Not sure how it happened. I literally bought it 3...

Not sure how it happened. I literally bought it 3 days ago. Didn't notice it during the test drive, but only after the purchase. It could have been just a weak point by the weld. I did a search on...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-04-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jwminzen
Broken Seat mount. Help!

I posted yesterday requesting a parts diagram for the drivers seat, but I think my problem might be bigger than that.

The "hinge" that attaches the seat bracket to the actual seat is sheered in...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-04-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By jwminzen
Thanks! Appreciate the response.

Thanks! Appreciate the response.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-03-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By jwminzen
Parts Diagram for Seat?

Hello Everyone,

New to Lexus and new to the forum. As of yesterday I am the proud owner of a 2005 RX330.

Unfortunately for me, something I did not notice until after I purchased the vehicle is...
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