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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-06-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By oldgrump
Without the detailed reference data and other...

Without the detailed reference data and other info from the Service Manual (or equivalent) your scantool numbers are not going to help you. As already suggested use the miles driven and actual amount...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-06-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By oldgrump
When you tighten the fuel fill cap it is supposed...

When you tighten the fuel fill cap it is supposed to click once and then "spring back" a small amount.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-26-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By oldgrump
The two position feature is still there.......it...

The two position feature is still there.......it helps if you grab both wiper arms at the same when you apply the force to change the position. Like you, I was initially chicken.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-24-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,732
Posted By oldgrump
These driveaxles have no more problems than those...

These driveaxles have no more problems than those on any other front wheel drive car. I think the problem here is that the dealer used the term "bent" to explain what the issue was with the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-17-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By oldgrump
The multi-information display is at the top...

The multi-information display is at the top center of the gage cluster. Used to give basic info, but will also display certain warning messages associated with some illuminated warning lights along...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-16-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By oldgrump
I was going to mention that but I thought that...

I was going to mention that but I thought that you might be insulted!!
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-16-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By oldgrump
The engine fuel metering and control, and the...

The engine fuel metering and control, and the emissions monitoring system faults (and the associated warning lights) are usually genuine. DO NOT ignore them. Particularly important if the Engine...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-14-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By oldgrump
Common chaps!.......the Owner's Manual and the...

Common chaps!.......the Owner's Manual and the Owner's Manual index can be your best friend.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-13-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By oldgrump
It is important to read the info in your Owner's...

It is important to read the info in your Owner's Manual in relation to disconnecting/connecting/replacing the battery. I remember something about setting off the car alarm if you are not in the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-13-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By oldgrump
The whole center console control panel lights up...

The whole center console control panel lights up like a christmas tree! Green lights in all the push buttons around the Nav screen, and circular lights around the radio buttons as well among others...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-13-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By oldgrump
The P0031 fault code does not mean that you just...

The P0031 fault code does not mean that you just automatically replace the O2 sensor. The code is actually for a fault in the sensor heater (integral part of the sensor) or it could be caused by a...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-08-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By oldgrump
Jeez, and I thought we had low mileage on...

Jeez, and I thought we had low mileage on our's........I suggest that when you do drive your ES you ensure that you drive it for at least a full hour or more (half hour outbound, half hour inbound...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-08-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By oldgrump
mlacomb is correct.......I also noticed the same...

mlacomb is correct.......I also noticed the same omission of muffler drains as soon as I bought the car (new). As soon as I drilled the first drain hole at the aft end of the first muffler about...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-04-14, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By oldgrump
Are you sure that's not protective plastic film...

Are you sure that's not protective plastic film that you've found under a layer of paint? I'm not sure why the paint was over the plastic film on your car but on my 2011 there is plastic film OVER...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-04-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By oldgrump
Let's get real here.......for the home mechanic I...

Let's get real here.......for the home mechanic I would allow about two hours to change the plugs for the first time.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-15-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,205
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
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...
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