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Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-29-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Grumpa72
Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently,...

Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently, the two codes occur simultaneously because of the failure of the stop switch . Now I just need to see if my back will allow me to get under the dash...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-29-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Grumpa72
Photo of brake light switch?

My daughter's 2005 RX330 is throwing a code of C1223 & C1249 open circuit in stop light switch and malfunction in ABS system control. Before I order the stop light switch I want to pull it out, open...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-20-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Grumpa72
Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any...

Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any reason to clear the code. The car is running poorly due to the (assumed) non-firing coil pack. Clearing the code won't fix the coil pack so I am off to...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Grumpa72
Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in...

Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in the L5/S1 area and issues are still there. They want to do a fusion next. I will check locally and see.

So, from your write-up it is...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Grumpa72
Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the...

Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the counter person at Autozone read it for her and she took a screen shot of the reader. Pretty painless.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Grumpa72
I have always changed my oil at 5000 mile...

I have always changed my oil at 5000 mile intervals using Mobil 1 synthetic. In harsher and/or dusty environments I might be inclined to go 3-4000 using conventional oils. My BMW diesel has an...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Grumpa72
I found the DIY about two hours after posting by...

I found the DIY about two hours after posting by looking up spark plugs instead of coil pack. Nice write-up. Btw, what was the time to complete this task? I have a local Toyota dealer who will...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Grumpa72
Honestly, any engine oil that is rated at "API...

Honestly, any engine oil that is rated at "API Service SM" (written somewhere on the bottle) will work for your car. The oil cap specifies which grade and go from there. If I only had...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Grumpa72
If you will got to AdvanceAuto/Autozone or other...

If you will got to AdvanceAuto/Autozone or other shops, they will loan you the scanner and pull the code. I haven't heard of gas caps failing unless it has been crossthreaded and the threads are...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-19-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Grumpa72
#3 cylinder code of P0303

I replaced a front bank coil a couple of years ago and now my daughter tells me that the Autozone scan shows P0303, or #3 cylinder misfire. I have searched here and apparently the rear bank is a...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-30-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Grumpa72
In the classic car world, guys swear by moth...

In the classic car world, guys swear by moth balls placed around a classic car that may be stored for weeks/months a time. Perhpas some moth balls placed on the top of the cosmetic cover?

Oth,...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-30-13, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,670
Posted By Grumpa72
Fwiw, my local Toyota dealer is happy to do Lexus...

Fwiw, my local Toyota dealer is happy to do Lexus work. He quoted a price of around $550 for timing belt and water pump using Toyota/Lexus branded parts.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-23-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By Grumpa72
I am relying on memory hre (always a bad thing)...

I am relying on memory hre (always a bad thing) but aren't the three warning lights that are associated with check engine and VSC and one other related to a failing/failed brake activation switch on...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-26-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Grumpa72
On this, and other, forums, this discussion comes...

On this, and other, forums, this discussion comes up often. Many of the folks who have switched claim better stopping. However, if you ever read the various car magazines and their driving reports,...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-13-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,154
Posted By Grumpa72
Using a multi-meter, check voltage at the socket...

Using a multi-meter, check voltage at the socket by having a helper press the brake pedal. Compare that to the other side and see if there is a difference. I suspect you may have a short.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-20-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By Grumpa72
My point, done with slight tongue in cheek, is...

My point, done with slight tongue in cheek, is that you can't get into a "Did too, Did not" type of discussion without backing it up with data. Saying that someone else's arguement is baseless and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-20-12, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By Grumpa72
And the best and professional argument goes to...

And the best and professional argument goes to "and you are not my dad". :D VERY convincing! :egads: Btw, the difference between being professional and being A professional is huge.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-20-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By Grumpa72
Other than his last sentence which I absolutely...

Other than his last sentence which I absolutely disagree with, what facts do you find faulty? A natural byproduct of combustion is residue that, even in microscopically minute quantities builds up...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-20-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,974
Posted By Grumpa72
I think that your assumption (hoping) that it...

I think that your assumption (hoping) that it will take one full week of driving for PS fluid to completely circulate is wishful thinking. You have been given some worthwhile suggestions and, while...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-04-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,913
Posted By Grumpa72
OEM parts from Sewell? That is what I did and I...

OEM parts from Sewell? That is what I did and I am very happy. My OEM rotors lasted 90K without issue. The only reason that I removed them was that the harsh PA winter weather caused them to rust...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-04-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By Grumpa72
The popping could be the post that the gas filled...

The popping could be the post that the gas filled lift strut head rotates on. Mine was rusty and had little pops now and then. I pulled the lift struts off, cleaned the rusty head and painted it. ...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-27-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,412
Posted By Grumpa72
There are Sooooo many variables that affect...

There are Sooooo many variables that affect performance and mileage that asking why a seemingly normal car's mileage changed is almost a waste. For instance, outside of a testing lab on a dyno with...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-27-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By Grumpa72
I believe the OP is talking about this...

I believe the OP is talking about this...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-27-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Grumpa72
I would check your lift struts to see if they are...

I would check your lift struts to see if they are leaking. Iirc, the lift motor does the work of raising and lowering and, when it does this, it takes the stress off of struts. The other thing you...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-21-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By Grumpa72
I have done ALL of my brake work on my cars for...

I have done ALL of my brake work on my cars for the last 25 years. I feel qualified to say that I think this is one of those "you get what you pay for" times. It seems awfully low considering name...
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