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Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-13-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By CUMan
Open the hood and look toward the back on the...

Open the hood and look toward the back on the passenger side. Just to the left of the intake manifold and about a foot forward from the firewall will be a small black box. It is probably about 1" X...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-11-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By CUMan
We have had overheating problems twice with my...

We have had overheating problems twice with my wife's 94 ES over the 20 years we have owned the car, and both times it involved the connector between the ECU and the power steering pump.

I have...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-03-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By CUMan
It's possible. The radiator fan is operated by...

It's possible. The radiator fan is operated by power steering fluid pumped from the PS pump to the fan. Lack of flow to the fan could result in a non-operative or slowly turning fan. This could...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-02-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By CUMan
One of the driver's seat motors died on a 93 LS I...

One of the driver's seat motors died on a 93 LS I owned several years ago. After being very frustrated with not being able to raise and lower the seat, I decided to try to replace the motor that was...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 06-10-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,325
Posted By CUMan
Sounds like a sticking expansion valve - a very...

Sounds like a sticking expansion valve - a very common problem on mid 90's ES models. There have been numerous threads on this forum about this problem. Do a search.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-15-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By CUMan
Well, I have owned a 94 ES for almost 20 years. ...

Well, I have owned a 94 ES for almost 20 years. It DOES have a hydraulic cooling fan operated by the power steering pump. The hose shown in the yellow circle is the pressure hose from the PS pump...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-12-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By CUMan
Sticking expansion valves have been a common...

Sticking expansion valves have been a common problem on mid-90's ES models. The AC will cool as it should when the engine is cranked but stops cooling after a while. This seems to be more common...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-23-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By CUMan
We had a similar problem with our 94 ES several...

We had a similar problem with our 94 ES several years ago. After a lot of trying to figure out what was causing the problem, we narrowed it down to the hydraulic fan.

The fan is supposed to speed...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-13-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By CUMan
Our 94 ES started having the same handling...

Our 94 ES started having the same handling problems at about 150,000 miles. On sweeping wide turns, it would feel like the rear end was not staying in line with the front end. Also, there would...
Forum: Car Chat 03-06-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By CUMan
There are a number of Toyota dealers nationwide...

There are a number of Toyota dealers nationwide that sell parts on the internet. Many of them have diagrams showing the various parts throughout the car, but oftentimes the part number info is not...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-22-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By CUMan
I replaced that part several years ago on our 94...

I replaced that part several years ago on our 94 ES. I thought it was leaking but determined later that one of the clamps that attach the two hoses on each side had weakened. Replaced the clamp and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 08-11-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By CUMan
We bought our 94 ES new in August, 1994. To my...

We bought our 94 ES new in August, 1994. To my knowledge, no PS fluid (instead of Dexron) has ever been put in it. Periodically, I will remove about 4-5 ounces of fluid from the PS reservoir and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 08-09-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By CUMan
We experienced similar problems with our 94 ES...

We experienced similar problems with our 94 ES last year. The problem turned out to be a worn out steering rack. Our 94 had about the same mileage on it when the problems started as your car has...
Forum: Maintenance 08-03-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By CUMan
No, that is not a normal reading for the coolant...

No, that is not a normal reading for the coolant temperature. On our 94 ES, the normal needle position is slightly below the middle mark.

You have added your post to a very old thread. There are...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-06-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By CUMan
Overheating during slow driving and idling on ES...

Overheating during slow driving and idling on ES models with the hydraulic cooling fan has been reported numerous times on this forum. A common thread seems to be that the wiring harness mentioned...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-19-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By CUMan
I agree that dying needles is a problem with...

I agree that dying needles is a problem with these cars. However, as mentioned above, they are all so far out of warranty that any fix from Lexus is highly unlikely.

One suggestion I would make...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-17-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By CUMan
There is a rather simple test to see if the...

There is a rather simple test to see if the cooling fan is operating properly.

On the passenger side of the engine compartment is a small diagnostic port. It is a black box about 1" X 3". It is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-09-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By CUMan
You don't indicate what year your ES is; however,...

You don't indicate what year your ES is; however, the fast blinking turn signals were a very common problem on the mid-90's ES models. By doing a search, you will find numerous threads regarding the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-05-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By CUMan
A very common problem with the ES models having...

A very common problem with the ES models having the hydraulic cooling fan system involves the wiring between the cooling fan ECU (mentioned above) and the power steering pump not being properly...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 04-28-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 271,422
Posted By CUMan
Several years ago, I installed XM radio on the 93...

Several years ago, I installed XM radio on the 93 LS that I owned using the method that Puredrifter outlines in this thread. It worked great during the remaining years that I owned this car. The...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-26-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By CUMan
I replaced the rack and pinion on my 94 ES last...

I replaced the rack and pinion on my 94 ES last year with a remanufactured rack that I ordered from Rock Auto. Over the years, I have ordered numerous parts from them. Their prices are good; the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-23-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By CUMan
The OBDII port on the 94 ES is inside the fuse...

The OBDII port on the 94 ES is inside the fuse box on the left (driver) side of the dash. The port is to the right of the rows of fuses. It is a standard OBDII port, identical to those used in...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-04-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,475
Posted By CUMan
I have had no problems reading the codes on our...

I have had no problems reading the codes on our 94 ES. The code reader I have is a very inexpensive one I picked up at Harbor Freight several years ago. The connector fits perfectly into the port...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,475
Posted By CUMan
The OBDII port on my 94 ES is located inside the...

The OBDII port on my 94 ES is located inside the fuse box in the lower left side of the dash. I don't know about the location on the 96 model, but it may be in the same place. Remove the fuse box...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-27-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By CUMan
In September of this year, we had a similar...

In September of this year, we had a similar problem with our 94 ES. The driver window would not go up.

I assumed it was the window motor and took the car to a local glass replacement shop. After...
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