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Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-29-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,288
Posted By txt
If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you...

If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you can check the AC evaporator drain hose.
Turn on the AC and if no water drips down then the hose is clogged.
Push a string trimmer line up the evap...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-20-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By txt
1. Check the owner's manual. You can...

1. Check the owner's manual. You can check-this, check-that or rotate tires yourself.

2. Keep receipts for scheduled maintenance items but don't worry about the check-this, check-that or tire...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-23-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By txt
Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply...

Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply pumping pedal.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-21-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By txt
I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on...

I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on ignition.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-13-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By txt
. If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle...

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If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle up to 10 Amps, you can measure the parasitic current draw.
The parasitic current draw should be less than 20 miliamps after the car is off for 30...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-23-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By txt
mntomcat, How long do you own the car ? ...

mntomcat,

How long do you own the car ?
When did you start noticing the soft brakes ? From the first day of ownership or just recently ?

Forget about the Lexus dealership. Bring car to a...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-04-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,506
Posted By txt
It is very easy to find the evaporator drain...

It is very easy to find the evaporator drain hose.
You turn on the AC and wait a few minutes for moisture to condense into water.
Put your head under the passenger's front door and you should see...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-02-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,506
Posted By txt
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/9603...

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/96030/N1785.oap?ck=Search_N1785_-1_-1&pt=N1785&ppt=C0050

I used above on my RX350 more than two years ago.
I sprayed it thru the evaporator drain...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-11-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,773
Posted By txt
That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles...

That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles to leak at the r & p.
Maybe an independent shop can fix it for less than $1800, using rebuilt Toyota parts.

For comparison:
My previous Toyota...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-08-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,855
Posted By txt
The mildew odor comes from the mold growing...

The mildew odor comes from the mold growing inside the evaporator.

I used this to eliminate the smell:...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By txt
If brakes feel mushy after new pads, maybe...

If brakes feel mushy after new pads, maybe there's air in the brake lines. A brake fluid flush should purge the air.
The E-brakes may also need adjustment.

Did you take it back to the selling...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-15-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,963
Posted By txt
My Accord had leaking CV boots and a indy shop...

My Accord had leaking CV boots and a indy shop replaced the axles.
Couple of days later, found leaking ATF where the axle met the transmission.
The car went back to the shop for rework.

I found...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-18-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 32,271
Posted By txt
This picture is the filter housing and the tool...

This picture is the filter housing and the tool goes over the housing:
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii211/Arantant/gs350%20oil%20change/IMG_0987.jpg

This shows the instruction on the carton...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-16-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By txt
If the original level was above COLD max, then...

If the original level was above COLD max, then maybe it was a bit overfilled.
When engine is cold, you can drain it until level is below COLD max.
Then drive until ATF is hot and see how high the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-16-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By txt
You didn't measure the level before draining, so...

You didn't measure the level before draining, so you didn't know if the original ATF level was good or not.
Since the current level is above MAX, I would just drain some fluid and refill until it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-16-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 32,271
Posted By txt
I have this Assenmacher tool. It is a solid...

I have this Assenmacher tool. It is a solid piece of metal and it would withstand the high torque required to unscrew the RX350 oil filter casing.

The $8 K-D Tools 3253 seems to have an issue....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-02-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By txt
The TSIB mentioned that the ATF-WS should be...

The TSIB mentioned that the ATF-WS should be inspected at 100 K miles ?
I don't know what I should be looking for regarding color, smell, viscosity.
Wouldn't it be simpler to just drain and refill...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-23-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By txt
You can drain from the pan first and then drain...

You can drain from the pan first and then drain from the canister or vice versa.

The oil in the canister doesn't flow back into the oil pan, so if you drain from the pan there's still oil in the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-15-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By txt
Check the roof rack and see if the cross bars...

Check the roof rack and see if the cross bars are stuck.
Other than the cross bar replacement under warranty, my 2009 RX350 has been trouble-free.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-30-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,005
Posted By txt
If you have a lot of stop and go traffic or take...

If you have a lot of stop and go traffic or take only short trips, then the interval will be closer to 5000 miles.
If you drive mostly at 70 mph or take long trips, the interval will be closer to...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-08-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,597
Posted By txt
Not sure the reason behind the Canadian law...

Not sure the reason behind the Canadian law saying that if airbag is deployed, the car is considered totaled.
If the car is considered totaled, that's a different ball game.

Gather more...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-08-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,597
Posted By txt
Sorry to hear about your story. It'll be a...

Sorry to hear about your story. It'll be a headache for a little while trying to deal with your insurance company and the body shop.

If you file the claim with your insurance company, they will...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-07-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By txt
To check out a shop, I would bring my car in for...

To check out a shop, I would bring my car in for a relatively small job, say AC recharge or CV joint, or valve cover gasket.
As mentioned, an oil change may not be a good indicator of a competent...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-06-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By txt
Oil & filter, ATF, antifreeze, tire rotation: ...

Oil & filter, ATF, antifreeze, tire rotation: Myself.

I've sold 2 cars ( each around 100K miles) to private buyers. I never traded in a car yet.
The buyers all asked if the timing belt was...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-01-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By txt
I am similar to you. I don't drive that much. ...

I am similar to you. I don't drive that much.
I always wait until the cars have 90K miles (ie 10 or 11 years) and then I replace the TB, WP and parts nearby. No issue whatsoever on multiple cars....
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