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Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-15-13, 03:09 PM
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Views: 593
Posted By Ramblemutt
Seat cover source?

Anyone know a good reasonably priced source for a single (driver side) sheepskin (or faux) for my 2000? Thanks.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-10-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Ramblemutt
OK...CEL came on right on schedule last week and...

OK...CEL came on right on schedule last week and finally stayed on long enough fo get a code reader on it. And it is indeed the dreaded P0768 Shifter solenoid D code. The weird part of this whole...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-05-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Ramblemutt
Lots of good advice...thanks. The dry lubricant...

Lots of good advice...thanks. The dry lubricant I used seems to have solved the problem, at least temporarily. I worked it over extensively today and it worked smoothly every time. We have...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-03-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Ramblemutt
Found it...thanks. What your DIY post convinced...

Found it...thanks. What your DIY post convinced me to do is take it in to an expert when the time comes. In the interim, I gave it a good shot of dry lubricant and it helped a great deal, tho I may...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-01-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Ramblemutt
Seat belt problem

Anyone have experience changing the receiver piece on the driver side seat belt? It will catch if I fuss with it a bit, but sticks down inside most of the time....not good.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-31-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Ramblemutt
I sold my reader when I sold my RV, but I'll have...

I sold my reader when I sold my RV, but I'll have my guy check it the next time it comes on....sometime next week, I'm sure. Stay tuned.....
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-30-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Ramblemutt
CEL mystery on my 2000 rx

Ever since I bought this guy (Nov 12) the CEL has come on about two days out of every 7 days. This equates to about 6-7 start-ups and between 150-200 miles. Had a code reader on it early on and it...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-30-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Ramblemutt
One thought: Don't know how new the tires, but...

One thought: Don't know how new the tires, but this is often a characteristic of new tires in my experience, which goes over the last 60 years. Michelins especially seem to be "squishy" for 500...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-18-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Ramblemutt
Hey, got it. That is the white gizzie I found...

Hey, got it. That is the white gizzie I found two of down in the base of the seatback. I see how they connect! You are a jewel!!!! Have a great summer....and thanks. Members come through, as...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-17-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 42,008
Posted By Ramblemutt
Wow... 1947 Chev fleetline (vacuum shift) ...

Wow...

1947 Chev fleetline (vacuum shift)
1950 Buick fleetline w/visor
1952 Olds
1956 Chevy
1960 Olds convertible (sky blue)
1959 Corvette (converted to race car)
1960 Austin-Healy 3000...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-17-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Ramblemutt
Upholstery problem

The pocket panel on the back of my passenger seat fell off and I can set it back where it belongs, but nothing to snap it secure. A couple of little white plastic gizzies loose in the base of the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 05-17-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 158,408
Posted By Ramblemutt
Just came off a 2500 mile trip, mixed Interstate...

Just came off a 2500 mile trip, mixed Interstate and two lane roads, averaged about 21.5 mpg with a mix of 85 to 91 octanes. No complaints. Got up to 23 on one Interstate stretch. Year 2000 w/120K...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-02-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,241
Posted By Ramblemutt
Similar incident

This happened to me today.....I was out walking my dogs and when I returned to the car to go home, I noted that all windows and moon roof were open. Unfortunately, it snowed last night, and much of...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 03-19-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Ramblemutt
Over the years I have run Cooper, Michelin,...

Over the years I have run Cooper, Michelin, Kumho, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Green Diamond and, most recently, BFG Long Trial and Falken. I've yet to find a really bad tire.....they all work.....go for...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-15-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,785
Posted By Ramblemutt
Well, purchased my 2000 three months ago. My...

Well, purchased my 2000 three months ago. My antenna doesn't work (that's OK, I don't listen to the radio...it's a pretty easy fix anyway) and the driver's visor drooped. I fixed the latter with an...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-25-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Ramblemutt
Yes, maxed out. Salim, I guess you mean...

Yes, maxed out.

Salim, I guess you mean the glasses when you refer to sun-blocker. The display is bright under all circumstances other than the glasses.....which are no longer available from...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-25-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Ramblemutt
Can't read info screen.....

....with my sunglasses on. Any suggestions other than the obvious....like not wearing my sungugs? Anything out there that will brighten up the display? Can't really change my glasses as they are...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-29-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Ramblemutt
I bought my 2000 on 11/15 this year and chose it...

I bought my 2000 on 11/15 this year and chose it based on using my buddys 01 for awhile when he was out of town. He bought it new ..now has 113K and has never used anything other that regular (85)...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-29-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ramblemutt
I think that if it was changed by a dealer or...

I think that if it was changed by a dealer or certified shop, it would have a sticker somewhere near the housing indicating that it had been changed. When I bought my 2000 (about a month and a half...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-07-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Ramblemutt
Well, our personalized license plate is "K9CR8"...

Well, our personalized license plate is "K9CR8" so you might guess what our RX is conditioned for. I keep the rear seats split, small side up. This is where dogs enter the car. Double tucked-in...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-06-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,209
Posted By Ramblemutt
I've had my RX300 for less than a month now and...

I've had my RX300 for less than a month now and no buyer's remorse so far..I'm quite pleased with it. Did a lot of research and my 3 finalists were the Volvo XC70, RX300, and Toyota Highlander. All...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-04-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,552
Posted By Ramblemutt
Good solution

My thanks also, to sailorxo, for the great idea. I fixed the drooping visor problem with one of those oversized plastic clothespins sold as office supplies. It's also very handy as a holder for...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 11-30-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Ramblemutt
Thanks...I was being a bit sarcastic. I know the...

Thanks...I was being a bit sarcastic. I know the CEL works. I submitted my rig to a scanner when it came on, thus the code for the "D" shifter solenoid, which seems to be a fairly common problem. ...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 11-29-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Ramblemutt
My apologies for the double post...hope the mod...

My apologies for the double post...hope the mod deletes one. I've an old computer and the keys stick.....
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 11-29-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Ramblemutt
Shifter solenoid problem?

Well, my 2 week old 00 RX showed me that the CEL works just fine tonite. Scanner tells me it's the #4 shifter solenoid. Any experience that can point me toward the next step will be appreciated. ...
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