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Forum: RX - First Generation 07-25-14, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By JAB
Glad to hear. I just got back from 2 weeks in...

Glad to hear. I just got back from 2 weeks in the UK; where are you?
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-24-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By JAB
Not yet; what I am trying to describe is that on...

Not yet; what I am trying to describe is that on the outside of your rear hatch is the latch that you would squeeze in order to open the hatch. On mine, sometimes it sticks; simply reach under there...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-23-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By JAB
The return spring on the external handle weakens...

The return spring on the external handle weakens and sticks over time; try fiddling with it.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-26-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,881
Posted By JAB
I have owned my 99 RX since new and it now has...

I have owned my 99 RX since new and it now has 215K on it. In that time I have as a DIYer rebuilt the starter twice, replaced the valve cover gaskets and rear valve cover, changed spark plugs, done...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-26-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,881
Posted By JAB
The filter is already difficult to remove by the...

The filter is already difficult to remove by the average DIYer; I wouldn't want to make it any harder.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-24-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By JAB
Make sure you haven't inadvertently hit the...

Make sure you haven't inadvertently hit the 'mute' button.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-24-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By JAB
Thanks folks.

Thanks folks.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-24-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By JAB
What I was really looking for was viscosity. ...

What I was really looking for was viscosity. Checked the owners manual and it says API Gl-5, 80W-90.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-24-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By JAB
Will be changing the fill plug and crush washer...

Will be changing the fill plug and crush washer today. What is the spec for the rear diff gear lube? TIA
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-04-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By JAB
Python: Reviving this old thread. Did you...

Python: Reviving this old thread. Did you replace only the control arms (2 each side, locates the hub carriers laterally) or did you also replace the strut rods (1 each side, locates the hub...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-04-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By JAB
Good call; almost certainly the fill plug. Any...

Good call; almost certainly the fill plug. Any idea what size allen wrench is required to get it out?
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-04-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By JAB
Rear strut rods and control arms

Although there has been a number of threads about rear struts, strut mounts, and springs there have been relatively few about strut rods and control arms. On my 1999 AWD RX with 215K although I have...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-04-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By JAB
Rear differential lubricant leak

1999 AWD RX300, 215K. My rear differential is quite moist with what appears to be a leaking lubricant. Can't tell where it is coming from, but appears to be from high up on the housing. Anyone...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-03-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By JAB
I replaced my contacts at about 120K or so; then...

I replaced my contacts at about 120K or so; then redid the contacts at about 210K and also replaced the plunger.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-03-14, 03:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By JAB
I have done mine twice. I think a reasonable...

I have done mine twice. I think a reasonable labor charge would have been 1.5 hours.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-27-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,768
Posted By JAB
I removed that tray, the entire wiper assembly,...

I removed that tray, the entire wiper assembly, and it was still a bear. I do not see how it could be done without removing all that stuff.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By JAB
Availability of a used amp depends on whether you...

Availability of a used amp depends on whether you have the Nakamichi version or not; "standard" ones are easy to find, Nakamichi ones are not, and they are NOT interchangeable.

Also, be sure you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By JAB
Question re: oil control valve

We all know that frequently an electro-mechanical-hydraulic part that "fails" has simply gotten dirty or clogged and can be revived with simple cleaning. Question: does this same logic apply to the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,102
Posted By JAB
Trust me on this, been there done that. With a...

Trust me on this, been there done that. With a lot of miles on the car those seals CAN NOT BE REMOVED. They get 'baked' into the baffle. I tried it on my 1999 RX with about 210K. I replaced the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-21-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By JAB
I didn't read through all the pages on that...

I didn't read through all the pages on that thread, but job 1 needs to be disconnect battery!!!!
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-21-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,919
Posted By JAB
I believe that information is wrong, and that the...

I believe that information is wrong, and that the engine is in fact 'interference' which means that if the timing belt breaks it is likely that the pistons will collide with the valves, causing major...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-21-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By JAB
GR-2 still well regarded, but use OE mounts.

GR-2 still well regarded, but use OE mounts.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-15-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By JAB
I believe the general consensus is that none of...

I believe the general consensus is that none of the local transmission shops can do it; you will probably have to get a remanufactured unit from Toyota/Lexus. Thats what I did. Solenoid probably...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By JAB
The problems you describe are what I experienced...

The problems you describe are what I experienced when my transmission failed at about 115K.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-14, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By JAB
Don't assume that you can change the oil and...

Don't assume that you can change the oil and plugs yourself. The rear bank spark plugs are very difficult to get to without a lift, as is the oil filter.
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