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Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-25-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,635
Posted By compdr59
A few important things to note. The bolts in the...

A few important things to note. The bolts in the back are extremely hard to reach. If I only had ratcheting box wrenches it would have made the job a lot easier. Additionally, blow off the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-29-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,868
Posted By compdr59
The grease inside the boot leaks. I'm glad...

The grease inside the boot leaks. I'm glad there's no red fluid coming out.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-27-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,868
Posted By compdr59
I checked the leak the Lexus dealer said I have....

I checked the leak the Lexus dealer said I have. It turns out to be the boot over the inner tie rod is torn. Some grease leaked. Not power steering fluid. They say they don't fix these problems....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-26-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,868
Posted By compdr59
Did anyone hear about LSB-0107-12? Does it...

Did anyone hear about LSB-0107-12? Does it mention a rack repair procedure?

Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330
Nature of Defect:
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Bulletin Number:...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-26-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,618
Posted By compdr59
I'm in the process of selling mine and the...

I'm in the process of selling mine and the mechanic checking my car noticed a leak from the rack. I see there's a service bulletin that give them a repair procedure. Does anybody know about...
Forum: RX350 / 330/ 300 / 400H / 450H Classifieds 08-05-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By compdr59
FS 2004 RX330 Original Owner

My RX-330 is now up for sale. I'm the original owner and it's been well cared for since new. It's never seen a body shop and the Carfax is clean. It currently has less than 107k miles and the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-29-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By compdr59
I found that there's a rubber piece on one of the...

I found that there's a rubber piece on one of the slides. Mine was binding and had to go to 2 dealers to find the parts. You may want to replace the complete boot kit if water is getting in.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-13-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,965
Posted By compdr59
My theory is one timing belt over the life I plan...

My theory is one timing belt over the life I plan on keeping the vehicle. I have an 04 with 105k and plan on never changing it again. By the time it`s time for another I won't really care. It`s an...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-12-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By compdr59
You don't have to use the dealer for repairs. If...

You don't have to use the dealer for repairs. If it's a minor leak try some sealer and wait until you need to add fluids frequently.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-07-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,635
Posted By compdr59
Get 12mm and 14mm ratchet box wrenches for the...

Get 12mm and 14mm ratchet box wrenches for the rear bolts. I wish I had them. It would have saved 30 mins.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-27-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,792
Posted By compdr59
If you think that's a nightmare try doing one on...

If you think that's a nightmare try doing one on a PT Cruiser. I did that one almost two years ago and it took me two days.

I just changed the one in my wife's 04 RX330. I purchased the Aisin...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-26-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 139,796
Posted By compdr59
Lousy Memorial Day weather. '04 w/ 105k, did the...

Lousy Memorial Day weather. '04 w/ 105k, did the timing belt and spark plugs. Should last a lifetime. I'm sure I won't own it for another 9 years.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-26-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,635
Posted By compdr59
Great write up, thank you. I just did mine at...

Great write up, thank you. I just did mine at 105k. The most difficult task was removing the two bolts in the back of the intake. I was only able to use an open end wrench, there was no room for...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-26-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By compdr59
They are great vehicles. I'm an original owner...

They are great vehicles. I'm an original owner of an '04 RX330 w/105k. The only weak link is the cooling system. You should be able to purchase for around $25k
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-25-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By compdr59
Contact Lexus. You my be part of the radiator...

Contact Lexus. You my be part of the radiator campaign that extended the warranty. Mine was past, but they paid half.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-31-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,414
Posted By compdr59
I spent less with this discount than the prorated...

I spent less with this discount than the prorated battery. The original one and my replacement lasted 3.5 years. Once it needs to be jumped for no apparent reason, it's time to replace it.
...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-29-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,293
Posted By compdr59
Great pictures of the transfer case oil change. ...

Great pictures of the transfer case oil change. I received an email from Lexus Parts East about the transmission filter.


The "filter" is only a metal strainer and seldom are they replaced. The...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-29-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,864
Posted By compdr59
I installed the radiator yesterday. Pretty...

I installed the radiator yesterday. Pretty straight forward part replacement. It took less than 3 hours. I'm glad we're having a mild winter, I didn't even need to wear a jacket.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-20-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,864
Posted By compdr59
I tried to go up the food chain at Lexus of...

I tried to go up the food chain at Lexus of Rockville Center. The VP and GM refuse to install the radiator complimentary. The entire Atlantic Auto Group has lost a customer for life.

At least...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-18-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,988
Posted By compdr59
I still can't believe the improvement in throttle...

I still can't believe the improvement in throttle response. It feel like I just had a $500 tune up after replacing my air filter. My 2004 RX330 w/ 90k has been hesitating for years prior. It must...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-16-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,223
Posted By compdr59
I didn't notice any difference from the recall. ...

I didn't notice any difference from the recall. I had an issue w/ ceramic pads where I didn't have enough stopping power. I changed back to OEM semi-metalic pads. What type and brand pads are you...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-16-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,864
Posted By compdr59
I wish that was my case. I knew my car was...

I wish that was my case. I knew my car was leaking because I had to add antifreeze every few months. The dealer and Lexus used the excuse that I didn't ask to have the car inspected by them. With...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-15-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,988
Posted By compdr59
I put one in the other day because I was due for...

I put one in the other day because I was due for my usual 30k replacement, now at 90K. The car always had a slight hesitation since it was new. The K&N Filter has eliminated that part throttle...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-13-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,864
Posted By compdr59
What pisses me off is I asked the service...

What pisses me off is I asked the service department several times if my VIN was effected.
They said no. After I actually found the leak is when I started to scream. I had to call them with the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-11-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,864
Posted By compdr59
I just received a letter stating that I will be...

I just received a letter stating that I will be reimbursed for the radiator and anti-freeze. I'll install it myself.
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