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Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By lexrally
Only when accelerating. The parts and labor cost...

Only when accelerating. The parts and labor cost me less than $250. This is for the l/f axle only.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-20-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By lexrally
I had a similar issue, on the highway there was a...

I had a similar issue, on the highway there was a strange intermittent shaking/vibratioln from the front. I replaced the left front CV axle and boots, and vibration has never came back.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-02-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By lexrally
Try disconnecting the battery cable, then...

Try disconnecting the battery cable, then reconnect. This will reset the computer back to factory settings, and then it will start to re-program itself for the transmission shift points that you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-02-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By lexrally
Took it to the tire shop today where I bought the...

Took it to the tire shop today where I bought the tires. Of course they took a test drive and were not able to duplicate the problem. They checked the wheel balance and tires they were good. They...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-01-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By lexrally
The left front axle was replaced recently due to...

The left front axle was replaced recently due to a torn cv boot. The cv joint itself was ok, just the boot sprung a leak and all the grease came out. The right shaft was not replaced yet. But the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-01-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By lexrally
Intermittent Shaking/Vibration at High Speed

Hello Forum

On the highway on a 9 hour trip recently. About 5 hours into the trip, the car starts to
vibrate. It is a low rumbling vibration felt thruout the car. This vibration starts at...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-03-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By lexrally
If I just bought a RX300 used, first thing I...

If I just bought a RX300 used, first thing I would do is look at the various options on changing the tranny fluid. (Other fluids too, but transmission fluid would be #1 on my list). Many DIY's here...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-12-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By lexrally
Yea that what I was thinking too. some engine are...

Yea that what I was thinking too. some engine are engineered for 15K mile changes, some are not, this one is not. even if the oil on the dipstick looks clean. I am planning on changing it before...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-05-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By lexrally
Sorry that is a typo. I used 5W/30 Mobil 1...

Sorry that is a typo. I used 5W/30 Mobil 1 Extended Performance.
My other car uses 5W/20, that's probably why I got it mixed up.
This was the first time I changed the oil myself too on the RX.
The...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-27-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By lexrally
Sorry didn't think about checking gas milage,...

Sorry didn't think about checking gas milage, that would be for the Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil I used I guess. That oil is a bit expensive but as I said, I noticed the difference, and that...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-27-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By lexrally
Thank you for your response. It gave me a little...

Thank you for your response. It gave me a little more comfort at that time that we could make it home allright.

Well we made it home no problem. After researching this a little, found that a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-17-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By lexrally
hit a curb

Hi Forum

We are on the road about 2500 miles from home, when we hit a curb, the left front tire, I would say going about 10mph. The curb was about 4-6 inches. Upon first examination, nothing...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-04-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By lexrally
Transmission Drain/Fill good enough?

Hi Forum, you have given so much good advice on maintaining this classic car, as a novice mechanic, someone like me certainly benefits. I have a question on the transmission fluid change, maybe there...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-01-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,634
Posted By lexrally
My antenna got stuck, took it apart (thanks to...

My antenna got stuck, took it apart (thanks to this DIY) and discovered the wire broke. I pulled it out of the
motor wheel, and went to Lexus to get an OEM antenna mast for $100. Everything went...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-03-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
Posted By lexrally
On another note, I noticed that soon after...

On another note, I noticed that soon after replacing the battery, my door lock actuators failed
(driver door and rear passenger side door). Coincidental, maybe, but the new battery was definitely...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By lexrally
Also, I should mention, I just replacedall the...

Also, I should mention, I just replacedall the drive belts and coolant recently, so I do not need those items.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By lexrally
Hey Forum I just reached the 90K mile mark, and...

Hey Forum
I just reached the 90K mile mark, and have a quote from the Toyota dealer for the 90K service:
water pump kit 122
timing belt 76
vane pump belt 8
v-ribbed belt ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-09-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 114,688
Posted By lexrally
I jut finished fixing my passenger side rear...

I jut finished fixing my passenger side rear door, and driver side front door. Felt I had to, having both doors not working was just not acceptable. Shop wanted $550 per door. Took me 6 hours...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-29-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By lexrally
For a drain/fill, if you have AWD, then 4.2...

For a drain/fill, if you have AWD, then 4.2 quarts . If you have FWD, then only 3.5 quarts. Do not drive if it is overfilled, this causes air to get mixed in with the fluid. Drive for about 20...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-15-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By lexrally
A quick check before bringing the car to autozone...

A quick check before bringing the car to autozone to pull the codes
would be to check the vacuum hose is still connected to the air filter.
This happens quite often to my RX, I simply push the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-22-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By lexrally
Above the recommended PSI (30) might save gas,...

Above the recommended PSI (30) might save gas, but is it possible that over inflating tires for extended amounts of time can cause front-end suspension issue (not to mention uneven tire wear)? Also,...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,663
Posted By lexrally
From what I hear on the forum (you can do a...

From what I hear on the forum (you can do a search on struts/mounts) sounds like you need new strut mounts. Recommended type is OEM strut mounts. If you think you need new struts, then try KYB...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By lexrally
I too have the engine idling vibration. Started...

I too have the engine idling vibration. Started happening about 2 years ago/70K miles. From what I heard on this forum there is a hydraulic engine mount that can go bad. If it goes bad you get the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-07-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By lexrally
I need to correct something I said earlier. The...

I need to correct something I said earlier.
The Lexus pads are sem-metallic, not ceramic.
I saw somewhere on the internet that the RX300
used ceramic on RX models 2002-2003.
I just assumed the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-06-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By lexrally
Your probably right about that, I was just was...

Your probably right about that, I was just was satisfied with what I had
and did not want to take any chances. I looked at some user reviews of the other pads, and
some of them said that they...
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