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Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 04-03-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By kalali
Some had posted that cleaning the wheel sensors...

Some had posted that cleaning the wheel sensors remedied their similar issues. Do a google search and see what you find.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-29-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By kalali
I would still find out why the engine failed....

I would still find out why the engine failed. There's always a logical explanation for an engine failure.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-01-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By kalali
I don't know about the navigation equipped models...

I don't know about the navigation equipped models but the standard center display showing the various controls, etc., on the '03 model years is LCD without a doubt. Just run your finger across the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-21-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By kalali
Make sure they used the correct Toyota Type IV...

Make sure they used the correct Toyota Type IV transmission fluid and its full.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-17-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By kalali
Is it just a fancy ground wire for some sort of...

Is it just a fancy ground wire for some sort of noise suppression? Doesn't seem to be doing anything significant.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-17-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By kalali
Why not use a box end ratchet ? ...

Why not use a box end ratchet ?
http://www.sears.com/mountain-wrenches-12x14mm-ratcheting-double-box-flex-wrench/p-SPM2375055514

Those others are good if you have a long stud with a recessed nut...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-10-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By kalali
And smear a small dab of di-electric grease...

And smear a small dab of di-electric grease around the connector before you slap it back together. It'll help in controlling moisture as well as making it a lot easier to take apart later.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-10-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By kalali
^^^^^ Sound advice. You dodged a bullet but never...

^^^^^ Sound advice. You dodged a bullet but never ever let the transmission fluid get that dirty again. I've been replacing the transmission fluid every 10K miles without exception in our '03 for...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 10-04-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By kalali
So the actual current mileage is ~195K?

So the actual current mileage is ~195K?
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-31-15, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By kalali
Are these "active" engine mounts? What are all...

Are these "active" engine mounts? What are all those hoses for?
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-31-15, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By kalali
I'm no A/C expert but I remember reading that if...

I'm no A/C expert but I remember reading that if you see bubbles or fluid movement in the inspection window, it meant you're low in the refrigerant. That said, your best bet is still have an A/C...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-23-15, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,458
Posted By kalali
Make sure your transmission fluid is filled...

Make sure your transmission fluid is filled properly and is absolutely fresh red color. Our RX started exhibiting similar symptoms a couple of years ago and it stopped doing it after I started...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-10-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,986
Posted By kalali
At this point I'd pay the labor and have the...

At this point I'd pay the labor and have the mechanic inspect the rear cylinder bank and measure compression. It's very likely that the rear plugs are soaked as well. There are tests such as...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-29-15, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By kalali
Interesting routine! Why not set to your liking...

Interesting routine! Why not set to your liking right before you head out?
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-28-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By kalali
We keep the tire pressure around 34psi all...

We keep the tire pressure around 34psi all corners and haven't had any uneven wear issues. I've found 30psi too low just by how flat the tire sits on the ground..
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-22-15, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By kalali
You need to first determine if its spark delivery...

You need to first determine if its spark delivery or fuel delivery issue.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-01-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By kalali
The parking brake cable assembly is very...

The parking brake cable assembly is very accessible along the frame rail on the driver side under the car. It's probably all rusted. You may get lucky a good dose of lubricant spray may unfreeze the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-30-15, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By kalali
I think it did. The only reason I'm not 100% sure...

I think it did. The only reason I'm not 100% sure is because I disconnected the battery when she stopped by for a visit and the tach was working right after I checked. I can't be sure if it had...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-29-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By kalali
One owner cars usually have records for...

One owner cars usually have records for maintenance history so that should give you an idea what the car might need next. Some here will recommend timing belt service at around 100K miles so see if...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-29-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By kalali
Unfortunately (or fortunately) you won't find...

Unfortunately (or fortunately) you won't find this being a common issue. The tach quit all of a sudden on our RX (now with the mother in law) a few months ago and I couldn't find anything out there...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-23-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By kalali
Glad it helped. I think your transmission is a...

Glad it helped. I think your transmission is a good candidate for a forward non-power fluid flush. Do a search and you'll find a real good DIY someone posted a while back.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-22-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By kalali
My old Jeep Cherokee gets that water treatment...

My old Jeep Cherokee gets that water treatment once a year, 12 oz bottle..... Didn't know about the affect on the cat but it supposedly cleans/burns carbon off the valve surfaces and stems as well as...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-22-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By kalali
Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like...

Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like that transmission was never serviced. These transmissions need a drain and fill every 10K miles if anyone is planning to keep the car for several...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-06-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,866
Posted By kalali
This is too funny. The OP had asked the question...

This is too funny. The OP had asked the question almost 3 years ago and people are still fighting over whose d**k is bigger!!!
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 04-30-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By kalali
What is OCI?

What is OCI?
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