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Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By speedkar9
Yeah I read about using the memory function for...

Yeah I read about using the memory function for reverse tilt in the Toyota Tundra forum.



True. When you roll up to a parking spot, you'd have to shift first to P, then hit #2 for the mirrors...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By speedkar9
The transmissions were changed in the 99 model...

The transmissions were changed in the 99 model year when they switched from the robust A541E to the U140E tranny, which were less reliable. VVT-i was also added in 99 for more power.

Check out my...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,334
Posted By speedkar9
Regarding the 4th gen, I think if you look for...

Regarding the 4th gen, I think if you look for the wires/ leads leading from the cassette head to a soldering point to which you can solder your aux wire to.

I've detailed that in my DIY on the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-22-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By speedkar9
The car shouldn't be stalling right after a...

The car shouldn't be stalling right after a computer reset. Usually it defaults to idle higher than normal as it relearns.

Drive the car aggressively throughout the learning process, so it doesn't...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-22-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By speedkar9
Nice work. Would like to see the final result...

Nice work. Would like to see the final result after clear coat.

What kind of paint are you using and did you get it color matched?

Paint your muffler black and brake calipers red or blue.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-22-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By speedkar9
Well if you don't have a second driver, you could...

Well if you don't have a second driver, you could use the memory position #2 with the mirrors tilted down. Then hit that button before you parallel park and the mirrors will tilt down :)
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-22-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By speedkar9
Agree with the rest. The power steering line...

Agree with the rest. The power steering line should be no problem. If the rack was leaking on the other hand, that could be a labor intensive fix.

When calling around places, tell them you have a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-21-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks. It is pretty easy. It only took me...

Thanks.

It is pretty easy. It only took me long because I wanted to remove everything out of the way to get a clear shot of the starter.

Mine is the ES330 so its the 3MZ-FE.

Like I mentioned...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-20-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,340
Posted By speedkar9
Is the rim rubbing the strut or the tire? If its...

Is the rim rubbing the strut or the tire? If its the tire, try downsizing to a 235 or 225 width or add cheap 3-5mm spacers.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-20-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks guys. Hope it helps someone down the road....

Thanks guys. Hope it helps someone down the road. Surprised I didn't see a writeup on something this simple for the 4ES or 5th Gen Camry.



Heh... moderator.... I'm not sure about that...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-19-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By speedkar9
Post DIY: Starter Replacement

Here's a quick DIY video on how to replace the starter on a Lexus ES.

Starter Replacement: Toyota / Lexus - YouTube

Procedure is straight forward, you have to remove the air box, air inlet tube...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-17-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By speedkar9
The "S" in Lexus cars stands for sedan. An "X"...

The "S" in Lexus cars stands for sedan.
An "X" means its an SUV.
And "C" means coupe.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-17-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By speedkar9
Check your transmission fluid level properly when...

Check your transmission fluid level properly when the vehicle is hot (after a long trip), on level ground, with the engine ON and in park. 3.7 qts sounds right, but you want to make sure it wasn't...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-17-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By speedkar9
In my opinion, the 4th gen ES has quite the lack...

In my opinion, the 4th gen ES has quite the lack of storage space in the center console, for things like a purse, phone, MP3 player, sunshades, etc.

The most you can do to the cigarette lighter is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-17-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks for posting my video. I don't think a...

Thanks for posting my video. I don't think a timing belt is a major PITA, if you have some extra tools (for the crank pulley bolt) and your front seals are not leaking, a timing belt/ water-pump...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-14-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By speedkar9
Michelins are tried and true. Expensive though,...

Michelins are tried and true. Expensive though, but they'll give you the comfort and tire wear that you got out of your original set.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-14-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By speedkar9
Check your door switch. Likely the driver's side...

Check your door switch. Likely the driver's side since that gets used more.

If it only happens at night it could be the cold causing contacts to contract and complete the circuit.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-11-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By speedkar9
I found the same thing when I googled it, but...

I found the same thing when I googled it, but didn't quite believe that the 2002 and 2003 ES's had the same 4 speed auto tranny as the model year's prior. I was under the impression it had a 5 auto...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-10-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By speedkar9
Definitely go for the Lexus ES. Before I...

Definitely go for the Lexus ES.

Before I bought my Lexus I had a Camry.

Quieter, smoother, more features, more luxury, much better build quality and solid feeling.

Remember, you're going to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-09-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By speedkar9
If you look at the thread in my last post, you'll...

If you look at the thread in my last post, you'll see pics of how mine was welded in. Have an exhaust shop do it for you, you definitely need a lift, a good welder, a sawzall and some patience to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-09-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By speedkar9
Personally, I would cheap out on the dog-bone...

Personally, I would cheap out on the dog-bone mount just because its so simple to change a new one when it goes.

However I think OEM is the wiser choice for the rear and front engine mounts.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-09-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By speedkar9
Check out this thread for some used car tips,...

Check out this thread for some used car tips, particularly Part 6 after you buy:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/764733-video-series-buying-a-used-car.html

Make sure the timing...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-09-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By speedkar9
Pry up on the wood plate around the shifter with...

Pry up on the wood plate around the shifter with a soft blunt object such as a panel removal tool or screwdriver with tape on it.

You can then disconnect the wires and unclip the seat heater...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-09-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By speedkar9
If its just a small hole in the flex pipe, you...

If its just a small hole in the flex pipe, you can wait for it to get worse.

Then have a shop cut out the old one and weld an aftermarket one in. Thats what I did on my 2005 ES.

Check out this...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-08-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks for the video. Wow you really...

Thanks for the video.

Wow you really wrenched those bolts down hard. You're lucky they didn't break. I broke a bunch of bolts on my 05 ES when doing the timing belt and it wasn't pretty.

I got...
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