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Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-29-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By speedkar9
Where do you hear the click sound, is it from...

Where do you hear the click sound, is it from inside the car? If so that's probably the relay.

If the click is coming from the trunk, the solenoid sounds like its trying to disengage the latch.
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Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By speedkar9
There isn't much performance to be had from the...

There isn't much performance to be had from the 3.3L through modifications. One thing you can look into is a throttle controller to make the drive-by-wire accelerator more responsive.

Check out...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By speedkar9
The only thing I'd worry about with no name...

The only thing I'd worry about with no name wheels is the weight and quality. If its significantly heavier than stock it will affect braking big time.

With your setup your wheels would be pushed...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-21-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By speedkar9
When reprogramming a remote I *think* (but I...

When reprogramming a remote I *think* (but I can't guarantee it) it erases all previous remotes and overwrites it with the current remote you are programming. So if you have one working remote, all...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,973
Posted By speedkar9
<<<@!1!@>>> I disconnected the wire on the...

<<<@!1!@>>>

I disconnected the wire on the passenger side of the engine compartment near the alarm horn/ diagnostics port to disable the DRL's on my Solara. (Skip to 4:55 in this video):
HID...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By speedkar9
Spend $25 and buy a headlight polishing kit and...

Spend $25 and buy a headlight polishing kit and buff the headlights. The difference will be amazing and the car will look much newer. You could also replace the standard halogen bulbs with cool white...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By speedkar9
Well inspired by this thread, I cleaned my...

Well inspired by this thread, I cleaned my throttle body today on my ES330. It hadn't been cleaned for over a year since I did spark plugs.

Off the line response is a tiny bit more responsive...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By speedkar9
To remove the center console you have to first...

To remove the center console you have to first remove the face plate going around the shifter by simply pulling it up. (skip to 5:00 in this video):
How to Install LED Lexus Interior Lights -...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By speedkar9
I wonder if you could swap LS430 seats (or at...

I wonder if you could swap LS430 seats (or at least the seat bottom) to gain a heater function...

You could add a seat heater coil but it would require re-upholstering the leather seat cushions.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By speedkar9
The drive-by-wire throttle in the 4th gen ES has...

The drive-by-wire throttle in the 4th gen ES has a lot of lag. It makes the car feel very unresponsive. If you're not used to it, you'll think you haven't pressed the pedal far enough and press it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By speedkar9
You probably have a vacuum leak in the intake...

You probably have a vacuum leak in the intake system. Given the brakes aren't working properly, my thoughts are there's a leakage in the brake booster vacuum line going to the intake, if not a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By speedkar9
Clean your throttle body.

Clean your throttle body.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By speedkar9
The Michelin Premier A/S is the successor to the...

The Michelin Premier A/S is the successor to the Primacy in Michelin's all season tire line up. Long term though, is unproven.

I'm running MXV4's on both my cars, very quiet and comfortable...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-15-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By speedkar9
Also have the mechanic clean the contacts on the...

Also have the mechanic clean the contacts on the bulb and ballast with electrical contact cleaner (or a pencil eraser). Sometimes it can become corroded or full of crap and cause intermittent...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-14-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 60,339
Posted By speedkar9
Clear Vinyl Headlights to Prevent Hazing

Just a thought to share with those who suffer from hazed lights,

I clear buffed my Solara's headlights and applied clear vinyl to them. This will prevent hazing.

Check out this video on how it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-12-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By speedkar9
Honestly I have the same car and was thinking to...

Honestly I have the same car and was thinking to debadge it when I bought it too.

But then I thought again and I didn't want anyone to mistake it for a Camry or just another sedan. I want them to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-10-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By speedkar9
The limitation on rim width on this car is...

The limitation on rim width on this car is determined by the clearance at the rear struts.

I have a Solara (same suspension and chassis setup as the Lexus ES), and I was able to run my OEM ES330's...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-08-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By speedkar9
Here's a start, Parts Needed: 1997-2001...

Here's a start,

Parts Needed:
1997-2001 Toyota Camry or 1999-2003 Solara V6 with a manual transmission.

Additional notes
The 99-03 ES's had the 1MZ-FE engine with VVT-i. Toyota didn't offer...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-06-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By speedkar9
He's a "specialist" in transmissions. He's trying...

He's a "specialist" in transmissions. He's trying to sell you a transmission job you probably don't need.

To you, does the transmission feel like its slipping? Does the engine rev up and the car...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-06-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 60,339
Posted By speedkar9
Hows the PCV valve? Its probably letting a lot of...

Hows the PCV valve? Its probably letting a lot of carbon back into the intake system. Also do you have an oiled K&N type filter or the standard dry paper filter?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-04-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By speedkar9
Were you doing TB, water pump and front seals?...

Were you doing TB, water pump and front seals? While the video did take some time and I took my time with breaks in between, that rear cam seal took up more than an hour of my time trying to get it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-04-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By speedkar9
For all those who want to change the wiper stock...

For all those who want to change the wiper stock or turn signal switch WITHOUT removing the steering wheel or airbag, here's a video detailing the procedure:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJyu22QruNw
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-03-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By speedkar9
You remind me of the first time I tried a timing...

You remind me of the first time I tried a timing belt job on my Lexus. I too was excited to try the job myself. Things didn't go well and I wasn't prepared with the proper tools. It was a crunch for...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-02-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By speedkar9
On the 1MZ-FE the Aisin water-pump actually has...

On the 1MZ-FE the Aisin water-pump actually has the manufacture date stamped on it in a circle on the right side. Unfortunately, accessing the water-pump means removing the timing belt covers which...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-30-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By speedkar9
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. As I mentioned...

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. As I mentioned in the beginning, this was a "just for fun" project and I don't really intend on using it on the road (the spray is aimed so low, the guy has to be...
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