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Forum: RX - First Generation 10-18-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By kalali
Wrap a towel around it.... much cheaper.

Wrap a towel around it.... much cheaper.
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-10-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By kalali
Its a good bit of work so educate yourself before...

Its a good bit of work so educate yourself before attempting the job to make sure you have the skill and the tools.
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-03-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By kalali
Do you mean seat motor? Why should the seats...

Do you mean seat motor? Why should the seats have/need an ECU? Seat memory is probably a small chip right around the setting switch.
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-02-14, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By kalali
First of all, you need to add the treatment first...

First of all, you need to add the treatment first and then fill up the tank. Secondly, no need to drive 100 mph to work the engine. You can drive 60 mph with the overdrive off to keep the engine...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By kalali
I may get one for the Lexus, but as I expected it...

I may get one for the Lexus, but as I expected it will not work on German cars.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,687
Posted By kalali
There are quite a few cars out there made...

There are quite a few cars out there made entirely from aluminum - Audi A8, or made of composite materials such as carbon fiber, etc. Problem has been solved many times over.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-22-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By kalali
What doesn't accelerate? The vehicle or the...

What doesn't accelerate? The vehicle or the engine? You put it in D, press gas, engine revs and the car does not move? Or else...
Take the time to be clear about your symptoms if you expect useful...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-21-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By kalali
Picture would be helpful but rust on the rotor...

Picture would be helpful but rust on the rotor surface is quite normal especially if they are exposed to moisture and brake is not applied for a few hours afterwards. According to your mechanic all...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-21-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By kalali
If it's water then it's got to be condensation....

If it's water then it's got to be condensation. Coolant runs through the heater core.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-19-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,687
Posted By kalali
Power flush is not recommended. You can either do...

Power flush is not recommended. You can either do multiple consecutive drain & fills, like 3 times 500 miles intervals, or do a forward flush by removing the transmission cooler lines. It's been...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-19-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By kalali
This may sound dumb but make sure you did not...

This may sound dumb but make sure you did not accidentally disengage the overdrive switch/button. Aside from that, assuming the transmission fluid is clean and full, the symptoms sound like a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-18-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,687
Posted By kalali
The car has already told you what has failed. Not...

The car has already told you what has failed. Not sure what else you need to know. Either get a manual to locate the solenoids or take it to your mechanic to have them replaced. Labor won't be too...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-15-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,586
Posted By kalali
You might as well get a couple of those $20 coils...

You might as well get a couple of those $20 coils and have a spare. You'll need it.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-11-14, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By kalali
We also sold my wife's '03 to my mother-in-law a...

We also sold my wife's '03 to my mother-in-law a month or so ago and replaced it with a 2011 Volvo S80 T6 AWD. Whole different experience. I didn't say goodbye because the mother in law lives only a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-05-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By kalali
Fluctuations in voltage are normally a sign of a...

Fluctuations in voltage are normally a sign of a marginal voltage regulator.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-26-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By kalali
Look at it this way: it'll be much easier the...

Look at it this way: it'll be much easier the third time around. When it comes to engine sensors, I never buy aftermarket, regardless of the vehicle. And sometimes OEM sensors cost the same as...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-31-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By kalali
Sorry, I got a couple of things mixed up in my...

Sorry, I got a couple of things mixed up in my response. Ignore my comment about the code.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-30-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By kalali
Your first question was answered but regarding...

Your first question was answered but regarding your second question, you'll need to get the exact codes using an OBDII scanner. Most auto part stores do that for free. The other thing you'll learn is...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By kalali
Good point. With the bakes applied, of course...

Good point. With the bakes applied, of course there will be some resistance when moving the gear lever from P to R and some extra force will be needed. But once the R is selected and gas is applied,...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By kalali
You need to retrieve the exact codes to diagnose...

You need to retrieve the exact codes to diagnose the cause. Flashing CEL is a sign of a severe condition and further driving should be avoided until the issue is properly addressed.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By kalali
Some newer cars "claim" they come with "lifetime"...

Some newer cars "claim" they come with "lifetime" transmission fluid, especially the ones with manual gearbox. For example, in my BMW user/maintenance manual there is no provisions mentioned for...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By kalali
I was taking another look at the torque values...

I was taking another look at the torque values and noticed 155 ft-lb for the lower strut bracket. Doesn't that seem excessively high for a 22mm bolt?
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-11-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By kalali
FYI, Cooper makes tires for PepBoys as well,...

FYI, Cooper makes tires for PepBoys as well, under the Definity brand and they do last a long long time. I've a set of their All Terrain model on my Jeep XJ. Performed perfectly during the miserable...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-02-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By kalali
Really? It takes much longer to replace a...

Really? It takes much longer to replace a bulb.....
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-26-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By kalali
Agreed. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Agreed. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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