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Forum: RX - First Generation 07-31-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Baetke
You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2...

You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2 sensor. This leak can allow the sensor to see too much oxygen and it will interpret this as the vehicle running too lean (as your P0171,0174 trouble...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-17-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By Baetke
I measure 2.5kohm at 69 deg F. Spec is 2.21k to...

I measure 2.5kohm at 69 deg F.
Spec is 2.21k to 2.69k @ 68 deg F.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-30-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By Baetke
I would do a little more investigating before...

I would do a little more investigating before assuming the MAF is the culprit. P0171 is a Bank 1 System too Lean error code. If the MAF sensor was truly the culprit, then you should also be getting a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-18-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Baetke
Is your check engine light on steady or flashing?...

Is your check engine light on steady or flashing?
It sounds like it might be running in "limp" mode.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-30-14, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Baetke
Amen to that! For those that are hesitant to...

Amen to that!
For those that are hesitant to spend the high prices Lexus charges, if you do your homework you, you can often find the same parts from Toyota for a lot less. Toyota and Lexus often...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-29-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Baetke
So, just to be clear, did replacing the #2 coil...

So, just to be clear, did replacing the #2 coil with an OEM coil solve all of your problems?

This would be valuable information since all of the coils share a common IGF wire it would indicate...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Baetke
Here is a link to a ton of helpful articles on...

Here is a link to a ton of helpful articles on how Toyotas work. Check out the articles on ignition for an explanation on how the IGT/IGF signals work.

http://www.autoshop101.com/

PM me if you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-25-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Baetke
Your P0440,P0446 are most likely unrelated to the...

Your P0440,P0446 are most likely unrelated to the other trouble codes. Since they went away, I wouldn't worry about them. The P1300-1325 codes are indicating coil malfunctions on all 6 cylinders. It...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Baetke
Try using the recirculation mode instead of the...

Try using the recirculation mode instead of the fresh air mode.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Baetke
You might also reset the average mpg readout and...

You might also reset the average mpg readout and start a new measurement after all the work you have done.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-25-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Baetke
Thanks Hypervish, I read your post and found...

Thanks Hypervish,

I read your post and found it very interesting. I have a code reader that will let me monitor the transmission gear selected as I drive. Next time I take the car out I will try...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-24-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Baetke
Can you post a link? I'd like to read your...

Can you post a link? I'd like to read your analysis.
Thanks.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-24-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Baetke
My gauge goes down fast at the full end and...

My gauge goes down fast at the full end and slower at the empty end. It is a mystery to me why Lexus can't make a gas gauge that is accurate.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-04-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Baetke
The pump is located behind the right front fender...

The pump is located behind the right front fender skirt. You can access it by removing the wheel and pulling the skirt away from the fender. The pump turns one direction to pump fluid to the front...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-25-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Baetke
Try having a trusted independent mechanic look...

Try having a trusted independent mechanic look over the car and see what he/she recommends be done and how much it would cost. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference in cost....
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-19-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 77,636
Posted By Baetke
The first two times I had that sensor replaced at...

The first two times I had that sensor replaced at the dealer they had to replace the manifold too. At least that's what they told me. The third time I did it myself. I used PB Blaster and alternately...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-17-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,578
Posted By Baetke
Make sure your PCV system is working properly....

Make sure your PCV system is working properly. That can cause excessive oil consumption if it is not working properly.
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-13-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Baetke
When I took mine out it took a 3 ft breaker bar...

When I took mine out it took a 3 ft breaker bar and almost all of my (200lb) weight on the end of it before it came loose.
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-05-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 114,494
Posted By Baetke
If you have a leak in your EVAP system, that will...

If you have a leak in your EVAP system, that will definitely turn on the CEL so if you have no CEL I wouldn't think that was a problem.
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-27-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,250
Posted By Baetke
You'll probably want to make sure to use the MAF...

You'll probably want to make sure to use the MAF sensor for the 3MZ because of the higher displacement.

I'm curious to see how the mileage compares with the 3MZ. I get about 21 mpg in my RX but my...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 114,494
Posted By Baetke
There wouldn't be a direct trouble code for an...

There wouldn't be a direct trouble code for an exhaust leak but you should be able to see a problem with your long term fuel trim numbers if the leak is before the A/F (upstream) sensor.
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-05-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Baetke
I believe AISIN is the OEM manufacturer for...

I believe AISIN is the OEM manufacturer for Lexus. They make a nice kit that includes everything you need to do a timing belt and wate rpump. Search on Amazon for "RX300 Timing Belt Kit".
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-03-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Baetke
If you remove the right front wheel you will see...

If you remove the right front wheel you will see a plastic access panel held on by a couple of 10mm bolts. Remove that panel and you will have a good view of the water pump weep hole and will likely...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-30-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Baetke
Yes, that seems logical. I forgot about the...

Yes, that seems logical. I forgot about the difference in the 02 PCV vs my early 99 PCV.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-30-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Baetke
As I recall, the pipe coming out of the bottom of...

As I recall, the pipe coming out of the bottom of the intake plenum has a "lip" on it that the hose slides over. There shouldn't be any need for a clamp if you use the right size rubber hose. This...
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