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Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By salimshah
Use a soft wire brush (cu or brass bristles) and...

Use a soft wire brush (cu or brass bristles) and clean out all the corrosion.

Positive terminal:
Are you left with substantial lead and copper on the terminal and the post? Most likely yes....
Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By salimshah
Parking brake can be a problem if you engage it...

Parking brake can be a problem if you engage it and release it before moving.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
I meant start a new one to discuss oil-pressure...

I meant start a new one to discuss oil-pressure and oil pump. This thread is about timing belt. yw

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
Good to hear your tb woes are taken care of....

Good to hear your tb woes are taken care of. Connect a OBDII reader to see what codes are there (you may have a pending code. Just dont jump to conclusions and explore before getting a read of the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-23-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By salimshah
Ok, I figured it out ... it was simple. ...

Ok, I figured it out ... it was simple.

Remove all the bolts and loosen the clamps.

Slide the hose all the way to the air filter side.

Push the bellows as much as you can towards the air...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-23-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By salimshah
How is the radio reception on this one. OE...

How is the radio reception on this one.

OE shocks are going to be too expensive. Go for after market made by OE manufacturer.

Salim
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-23-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By salimshah
The next thing would be to figure out why the...

The next thing would be to figure out why the coolant was low.

I had the same issue and it turned out that my waterpump was leaking.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-22-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
The belt is relatively cheap so just buy one and...

The belt is relatively cheap so just buy one and count 90k miles from where your odo is today. My process of matching marks to the pulley is simple and you dont need to lean in to get a straight line...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-22-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By salimshah
When was the brake fluid replaced? Salim

When was the brake fluid replaced?

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-21-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
Clarification: I am not claiming that the RX...

Clarification:
I am not claiming that the RX engine is non-interference. VVT can interfere, depending on how much advance.

Work with hands and if you feel blockage then back up and check. If you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-21-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
Key for timing belt change is NOT turn the crank...

Key for timing belt change is NOT turn the crank shaft after you take the belt off. Being 4 stroke engine the zero mark for #1 TDC compression stroke comes after 2nd turn. The Cam gears on the other...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-21-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
The cam gear would not seat properly if you were...

The cam gear would not seat properly if you were off. Any way now that the things are put back, did you turn the main 4 or more even turns and confirm the cams and main pulley timing marks align.
...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-21-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By salimshah
Select 6 or 8 (different views) from the posted...

Select 6 or 8 (different views) from the posted or fresh ones and I will figure a way to stick them in the FAQ or one of the stickies (I am open to suggestions)

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-21-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 122,195
Posted By salimshah
Have you looked at the sticky terrible milage...

Have you looked at the sticky terrible milage thread?

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-20-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
My suggestion would be, if you cant trace a...

My suggestion would be, if you cant trace a record for TB work being done, then assume it was not done.

Salim
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-19-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By salimshah
Thanks for confirming that there is no better...

Thanks for confirming that there is no better way.

Salim
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-19-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By salimshah
How to disassemble/assemble '95 SC400 air intake?

I have done fairly complex wrenching, but I am stumped by a relatively simple process. Seems simple but I have ripped up the intake hose during disassembly/assembly.

What is the best way to create...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-19-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
See my post #5 in this very thread, it was meant...

See my post #5 in this very thread, it was meant for you.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-19-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By salimshah
So how many feet you had to raise the body? It...

So how many feet you had to raise the body? It seems you had to do it outside else you would have needed to raise the garage roof.

Salim
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-19-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By salimshah
Well the original that came out had no casting...

Well the original that came out had no casting marks. ToyoLex confirmed the one they sent me is OEM (toyota box).

On my RX, I bought Aisin (OE manufacturer) after market and that one had the Aisin...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-19-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By salimshah
I made the tool at home and already used it 3...

I made the tool at home and already used it 3 times on different Lexus vehicles.

All it needs is three holes in a wide metal bar and 2 high strength metric bolts. Some one posted measurements. You...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01-18-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By salimshah
Timing belt tensioner sets the tension, so there...

Timing belt tensioner sets the tension, so there are no adjustments that can be done. You can always purchase a new tensioner.

There is no high pressure and low pressure sides of the coolant...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-18-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By salimshah
answer these questions and you will be able to...

answer these questions and you will be able to make a choice:

1. How long do you intend to keep the RX?
If you sell it around 80k (as an example) the buyer will ask you knock the price down as...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-17-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By salimshah
There can be many reasons for the noise and you...

There can be many reasons for the noise and you may be pointing to the 'first' consumer complaint regarding 99 RX.

If you have a luggage rack and old style deflector, talk to your Lexus service...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-17-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By salimshah
FA time

I would suggest taking the belt to a competent mechanic for some failure analysis. He can study the teeth side, the smooth side and the edges to speculate what caused the belt to fail. He will look...
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