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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By mlacomb
A few things to look at (and may not be issues or...

A few things to look at (and may not be issues or issues already taken care of):

1. Alternator. The clutch on the front seems like it likes to go out around 100k - they eventually fail, and can...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-21-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By mlacomb
Might be that someone before you had it set at...

Might be that someone before you had it set at such a low (tpms reset procedure) pressure that it never went off? I'm pretty sure it doesn't react instantaneously either...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-16-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By mlacomb
I paid $850 to a local shop, book time was 5...

I paid $850 to a local shop, book time was 5 hours if I recall. Alternator was $350.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-08-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By mlacomb
Whoa, 5.5 year old thread resurrection!

Whoa, 5.5 year old thread resurrection!
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-28-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By mlacomb
Also the alternator could potentially be fried;...

Also the alternator could potentially be fried; mine went around the 100k mark ('08). Was lucky enough that the last bit of juice in the battery got me into my garage. Charged the battery, took it...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-28-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,028
Posted By mlacomb
I've had my car serviced by the dealer multiple...

I've had my car serviced by the dealer multiple times for vibration - the pedal does get softer over time during this. Typically resurface the rotors and regrease the slides. I've asked them why...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-22-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By mlacomb
From the way my 08 non ML car sounds, it all...

From the way my 08 non ML car sounds, it all comes from the driver's side front speaker set. This comment is specifically for bluetooth conversations (phone), as I don't have navigation. Since the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-22-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By mlacomb
In non ML equipped vehicles, there are 8...

In non ML equipped vehicles, there are 8 speakers:
4 - each door (dl front, dl rear, pass front, pass rear)
3 - dash; left center and right
1 - rear deck (sub)

The 2 front door speakers and...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-12-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By mlacomb
15 minutes will probably wipe the settings - I...

15 minutes will probably wipe the settings - I know it does on non-nav. Former Lexus tech helped me with my auto up/down - basically, from the DRIVERS console - roll each window down in turn,...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-03-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By mlacomb
From just looking at another 2010 on the lot, the...

From just looking at another 2010 on the lot, the tails don't sweep upward any more than the ones on my car. The images there and the angles appear to be different angles of the pictures. I...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-30-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By mlacomb
Looking at the actual car, the 2010-2012...

Looking at the actual car, the 2010-2012 "updated" tail lights appear like they'll fit. We'd need to know measurements and mount points to determine if they would fit though, and I haven't bit the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-24-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By mlacomb
I had this happen once after a very cold day of...

I had this happen once after a very cold day of my car sitting at work. Wouldn't let go of first gear and was just revving up - almost felt like the torque converter wasn't even trying to push the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-17-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
I paid a local shop a little over 800; book time...

I paid a local shop a little over 800; book time was 5 hours for the job. I don't mind wrenching on cars - but I definitely don't have time like I used to.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-12-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Exactly; think bicycle pedaling. When the engine...

Exactly; think bicycle pedaling. When the engine speeds up, it spins the alternator windings. On deceleration of the serpentine belt, the windings spin freely. Supposedly an EPA / noise thing from...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-12-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Engine covers aren't to keep the engine from...

Engine covers aren't to keep the engine from getting dirty, it's to visually make the engine compartment clean.

I ordered the slightly wrong clips initially; I got a bunch of clips that are 2...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Car back in my garage. Only grumble I have is...

Car back in my garage. Only grumble I have is that the local mechanics have no clue about how the push clips work; most were in "position 3" which is the removal position. Oh well, time and...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Oh yeah; they've been excellent to me and other...

Oh yeah; they've been excellent to me and other friends in the area. Just got the call; definitely fried, replacing it and will have it back today :)
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Belt didn't blow, AC was working fine for the...

Belt didn't blow, AC was working fine for the remainder of the trip. I figure the clutch pack on the front of the alternator went kaboom.

After charging it last night @ 15 amps for 3 hours, it...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-07-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By mlacomb
Popped alternator

Pretty sure my alternator blew out tonight. About 3 miles from home, smelled burnt something - thought it smelled a little electrical, but a little like smoked tires. Thought that was weird, but I...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-15-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By mlacomb
I just fire up the wipers, then shut the car off...

I just fire up the wipers, then shut the car off when they're in a good spot... never thought about opening the hood ;)
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-13-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By mlacomb
I have an 08 with non nav non ml. Honestly, for...

I have an 08 with non nav non ml. Honestly, for what it's worth - I added a JL sub + amp + AudioControl LC2i. Putting the stock post-amplifier speaker wiring into the sub amp itself resulted in a...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-08-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By mlacomb
Brake fluid gets bad due to age more than miles...

Brake fluid gets bad due to age more than miles driven. I've had mine flushed twice (2008, bought in 2011) and I've put on 60k since then (105k total). It gains water over time and that lowers the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-16-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mlacomb
Mine is doing something similar, however I...

Mine is doing something similar, however I haven't pinned it down to an axle or a side yet. Warble @ 50mph. Tires are Michelin mxv4 I believe; they're pretty worn so I can't tell if it's just the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-05-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By mlacomb
Excellent job on this. I just had my passenger...

Excellent job on this. I just had my passenger window replaced by Lexus as a goodwill (100,100 miles on the odometer - right past warranty) and would have loved to do this myself, as I had...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-21-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By mlacomb
two thousand eight (I guess we need 10 characters...

two thousand eight (I guess we need 10 characters or more lol)
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