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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-15-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By oldgrump
I think my 2011 has a Panasonic........I've only...

I think my 2011 has a Panasonic........I've only seen it once and I could be confusing it with my previous Maxima. The manufacturers change battery suppliers all the time so don't expect either the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-14-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By oldgrump
Why is the brand name important to you?

Why is the brand name important to you?
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-14-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By oldgrump
Have you tried the "initialize" procedure in the...

Have you tried the "initialize" procedure in the Owner's Manual? You'll find it under "Windows"......"Power Windows" in the Index.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-28-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,974
Posted By oldgrump
660 bucks? They are just "testing" you. Run away...

660 bucks? They are just "testing" you. Run away from that dealer as fast as your little short legs can carry you! In particular, DO NOT use any additives in the oil. When one has a perfectly...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-25-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By oldgrump
To clarify.......so on the 200 mile trip today...

To clarify.......so on the 200 mile trip today the vibration was non-existant or negligible at the start of your trip and as you continued driving the vibration became apparent/got worse? That would...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-24-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By oldgrump
I believe this issue has come up on this forum...

I believe this issue has come up on this forum more than once. At least in a couple of instances the cause was low refrigerant level (due to a leak) and was at least temporarily remedied by adding...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-24-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By oldgrump
I think the dealer saw you coming and doesn't...

I think the dealer saw you coming and doesn't really know where the "leak" is coming from, and the non-technical "suggester" is simply reading from a computer template re "low/leaking PS fluid". ...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-17-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By oldgrump
The throttle is electronic, the brakes are...

The throttle is electronic, the brakes are conventional vacuum assisted hydraulic (with ABS), the steering is hydraulically assisted rack and pinion. The parking brake is (as I'm sure you've figured...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-15-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By oldgrump
What fault codes were being set by the...

What fault codes were being set by the ECM?.......ECMs rarely fail. What year and mileage? The ECM is one of the components covered by the emissions warranty.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-03-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By oldgrump
Holy mackerel!.......the OP's daughter is...

Holy mackerel!.......the OP's daughter is correct. Expecting the dipstick to initially indicate a level exactly at the "Full" mark every time after an oil change is a pipe dream. This applies...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-11-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By oldgrump
Have you checked the coolant level lately? There...

Have you checked the coolant level lately? There can be a loss of coolant without it being noticed as drips under the car. There have been several instances of coolant leaking past the coolant pump...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-11-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By oldgrump
Because the noise disappears when you turn the AC...

Because the noise disappears when you turn the AC "off" (the AC compressor is declutched and is not being driven by the engine) it is very possible that the noise is being generated by the AC...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-19-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By oldgrump
The correct PS fluid is in fact Dexron ll or...

The correct PS fluid is in fact Dexron ll or Dexron lll automatic transmission flluid. How low is the fluid? If it's gone much below the "COLD" mark then you more than likely have a leak and it...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-15-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By oldgrump
The engine covers are primarily cosmetic and for...

The engine covers are primarily cosmetic and for sound. They will not prevent dust/dirt from collecting on the engine and the other underhood components. The one above the rad is also there to help...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-14-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By oldgrump
What the heck is a "4 wheel brake service"?? Oh,...

What the heck is a "4 wheel brake service"?? Oh, I know, they visually checked the brake pads for thickness when they accomplished the brake fluid change and and rotated the tires. At your cost for...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-13-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By oldgrump
There is a dealer here that at every service...

There is a dealer here that at every service visit adds a bottle of in tank fuel system cleaner at a cost of 26 or 27 bucks. I guess they know that most Lexus owner's don't bother to check the work...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-06-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By oldgrump
If your ES is "bogging" or hesitating when...

If your ES is "bogging" or hesitating when attempting to accelerate in a turn or otherwise something is not right and it shouldn't be doing it. Is this occuring from basically a dead stop? As it's an...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-06-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By oldgrump
For Pete's sake.......yes they have to remove the...

For Pete's sake.......yes they have to remove the serpentine belt. It's the easiest part of accomplishing a coolant pump replacement. Whatever the labor hours are for a coolant pump replacement the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By oldgrump
You CAN turn the AC compressor off (declutch it)...

You CAN turn the AC compressor off (declutch it) anytime. With the non-Nav cars this is accomplished using the "AC" button (the light will extinquish), and on the cars with Nav, in the lower left...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By oldgrump
Yes, my car has Nav. The MAP screen comes up...

Yes, my car has Nav. The MAP screen comes up after startup. When I select Audio or Climate, for example, the respective display flips back to the MAP screen after about 20 seconds. This is because...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By oldgrump
You appear to be in the wrong forum (the is not...

You appear to be in the wrong forum (the is not the IS250 forum), but I suggest that you take the car to a dealer........the P0051 code is for a fault in the Bank 2 O2 sensor heater or the circuit....
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By oldgrump
If it's the warning light coming on and it's...

If it's the warning light coming on and it's accompanied with ONLY the "oil maintenance req'd soon" or the "oil maintenance req'd" message then those two messages are tripped strictly by the mileage...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By oldgrump
Was the car just at the dealer? I had a couple of...

Was the car just at the dealer? I had a couple of setting changes once after the car had been serviced at the dealer. They are supposed to careful about not making changes to the customer's car but...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By oldgrump
It's in Setup in the Navigation Manual. Check...

It's in Setup in the Navigation Manual. Check that the Auto Screen Change selection is on "Auto". Page 294 in the Navigation Manual.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By oldgrump
The oil maintenance light?? You are talking about...

The oil maintenance light?? You are talking about the yellow triangle illuminating and a message with "oil maintenance req'd"......correct? If that's all it is then whoever changed the oil did not...
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