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Forum: RX - First Generation 12-22-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 119,626
Posted By Baetke
Please share where you learned this from. I'm...

Please share where you learned this from. I'm pretty familiar with all the systems on this engine and I have never heard or read anything of the sort. That being said, if there is truth to it there...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-12-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Baetke
Look at the top of your timing belt cover for a...

Look at the top of your timing belt cover for a sticker indicating when the timing belt was last changed. Most dealers and mechanics will write down the mileage when they install a new belt. If no...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-10-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Baetke
I recently purchased an AISIN TKT-024 timing belt...

I recently purchased an AISIN TKT-024 timing belt kit from Amazon for about $170. It included all the belts, idlers, water pump, etc... to do the whole job. Paid an independent mechanic $428 to...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-09-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Sounds a like a couple more drive cycles are in...

Sounds a like a couple more drive cycles are in order. That should give the other readiness tests time to complete. Some of them require multiple drive cycles to complete their tests and report good...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-09-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Download a copy of the diagnostics pdf posted by...

Download a copy of the diagnostics pdf posted by Bobster999 and search for P0171. It will tell you the conditions for setting that code and possible causes. Did you reset your ECU before the test...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-08-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Baetke
It's been just a year now since I made the repair...

It's been just a year now since I made the repair and I have had no problems at all.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-08-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Happy to help. Please check back after you have...

Happy to help. Please check back after you have completed a couple of drive cycles to verify that it is really fixed.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-07-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Baetke
I used it to repair an exhaust manifold crack on...

I used it to repair an exhaust manifold crack on my MR2 about a year ago and it seems to be working fine. I took a couple of additional steps. First, I stop-drilled the crack on both ends and second...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Hard to say if a leak there is far enough...

Hard to say if a leak there is far enough downstream of the A/F sensor to not make a difference. A better question might be... Why is it damaged and is there any other damage upstream? A leak at the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
If you're referring to the downstream sensor (the...

If you're referring to the downstream sensor (the one under the drivers seat) that one has nothing to do with the fuel trim. It is just there to measure catalytic converter efficiency. Good idea to...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
P0125 code is odd; indicates coolant temp too low...

P0125 code is odd; indicates coolant temp too low to go into closed loop operation. You might need a thermostat.
P0171/174 are the same thing. I think you may have an exhaust leak upstream of the O2...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Given your prior description of symptoms I would...

Given your prior description of symptoms I would recommend not driving the car if at all possible. Driving a car that is running rich will eventually melt the catalytic converter and they are...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-04-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
If you are smelling gas fumes, something is...

If you are smelling gas fumes, something is really wrong. Are you sure your check engine light is functioning? Turn the key to the ON position but don't start the engine. All of the "idiot lights"...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-04-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Baetke
Start by resetting the mpg meter and do a manual...

Start by resetting the mpg meter and do a manual calculation of your mileage on your next tank of fuel to see if the meter is reporting accurately.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-31-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Baetke
You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2...

You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2 sensor. This leak can allow the sensor to see too much oxygen and it will interpret this as the vehicle running too lean (as your P0171,0174 trouble...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-17-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By Baetke
I measure 2.5kohm at 69 deg F. Spec is 2.21k to...

I measure 2.5kohm at 69 deg F.
Spec is 2.21k to 2.69k @ 68 deg F.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-30-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By Baetke
I would do a little more investigating before...

I would do a little more investigating before assuming the MAF is the culprit. P0171 is a Bank 1 System too Lean error code. If the MAF sensor was truly the culprit, then you should also be getting a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-18-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Baetke
Is your check engine light on steady or flashing?...

Is your check engine light on steady or flashing?
It sounds like it might be running in "limp" mode.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-30-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Baetke
Amen to that! For those that are hesitant to...

Amen to that!
For those that are hesitant to spend the high prices Lexus charges, if you do your homework you, you can often find the same parts from Toyota for a lot less. Toyota and Lexus often...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-29-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Baetke
So, just to be clear, did replacing the #2 coil...

So, just to be clear, did replacing the #2 coil with an OEM coil solve all of your problems?

This would be valuable information since all of the coils share a common IGF wire it would indicate...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Baetke
Here is a link to a ton of helpful articles on...

Here is a link to a ton of helpful articles on how Toyotas work. Check out the articles on ignition for an explanation on how the IGT/IGF signals work.

http://www.autoshop101.com/

PM me if you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-25-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Baetke
Your P0440,P0446 are most likely unrelated to the...

Your P0440,P0446 are most likely unrelated to the other trouble codes. Since they went away, I wouldn't worry about them. The P1300-1325 codes are indicating coil malfunctions on all 6 cylinders. It...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By Baetke
Try using the recirculation mode instead of the...

Try using the recirculation mode instead of the fresh air mode.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Baetke
You might also reset the average mpg readout and...

You might also reset the average mpg readout and start a new measurement after all the work you have done.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-25-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Baetke
Thanks Hypervish, I read your post and found...

Thanks Hypervish,

I read your post and found it very interesting. I have a code reader that will let me monitor the transmission gear selected as I drive. Next time I take the car out I will try...
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