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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By speedkar9
I was going to recommend you Sewell Parts online...

I was going to recommend you Sewell Parts online but it seems like they've closed down. Too bad since they were a site sponsor and CL members get a discount there.

Anyway, you can look up Lexus...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 171
Posted By speedkar9
DIY Brake Job

Brakes are pretty easy to change, as long as you follow all the precautions.

Be prepared before hand with a wire brush to clean up the calipers and brake cleaner for the rotors and other parts....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By speedkar9
On the contrary, I don't like the way the...

On the contrary, I don't like the way the transmission in my ES shifts. It seems to rev up without picking up (flare), and lags big time in stop and go traffic. Having more gear shifts to get to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-27-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By speedkar9
I'm going to take a wild stab at it and say its...

I'm going to take a wild stab at it and say its your engine temperature sensor malfunctioning. The engine is trying to over compensate to put more fuel and air into a warm engine causing rough idling...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-25-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By speedkar9
After 1999 is when Lexus made the transisiton to...

After 1999 is when Lexus made the transisiton to the U series of transmissions, which weren't as reliable as the A-series it replaced in older versions. If you search on this forum you'll see a few...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-19-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By speedkar9
If its not weeping badly and isn't leaking on...

If its not weeping badly and isn't leaking on your exhaust causing fumes then I'd leave it.

If you really are skeptical about the car's past and want to check for sludge, you can change just that...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-17-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,226
Posted By speedkar9
ES300 seat disassembly

For anyone wondering how to disassemble a 3ES (1997-2001) seat, check out this video where I retrofitted an ES300 seat in my Solara:

Install Memory Seats - YouTube

And here is the full writeup:...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-17-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By speedkar9
TUTORIAL: How Memory Mirrors Work

I've taken apart a few mirrors in hopes that I can retrofit a memory mirror to my Toyota Solara. I've learned a lot on how they work and will share some of what I found.

Here's a video explaining...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-16-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By speedkar9
Ouch sorry to hear about the accident. Is it...

Ouch sorry to hear about the accident.

Is it still salvageable? Post up some pics.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-15-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By speedkar9
If your going to trade it in within the year I...

If your going to trade it in within the year I say skip the timing belt change. You'll never make the money back for your own benefit.

Nevertheless, keep close attention to the engine's...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-12-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By speedkar9
215 is the right tire to use. If your matching...

215 is the right tire to use. If your matching the overall diameter of the stock wheels, you need 215/50/17. Depending on the tire manufacturer, some will work without spacers and some won't, in...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-11-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By speedkar9
225 series tires are too wide for the back of the...

225 series tires are too wide for the back of the ES with stock suspension setup.

You'll need to run spacers and roll your fenders to make sure the rims don't rub.

Nice car BTW :)
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-11-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By speedkar9
Put the mirror selector in the "L" or "R"...

Put the mirror selector in the "L" or "R" positions and it should reverse-tilt.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-10-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By speedkar9
The key fob looks cool, but seems a bit too bulky...

The key fob looks cool, but seems a bit too bulky for daily use.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-10-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By speedkar9
Synthetic oil in my ES330 makes my engine louder...

Synthetic oil in my ES330 makes my engine louder especially on cold starts, which is a documented fact with synthetic oils.

For this reason alone I am not going to use synthetic oil again.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-09-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By speedkar9
Start with cleaning the throttle body and idle...

Start with cleaning the throttle body and idle air control valve.

Cleaning Camry V6 Throttle Body - YouTube

Then check for vacuum leaks and throttle cable tension.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-07-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By speedkar9
Your best bet would be a scrap yard.

Your best bet would be a scrap yard.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-07-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By speedkar9
Comparing the ES300 (with the 3.0L 1MZ-FE engine)...

Comparing the ES300 (with the 3.0L 1MZ-FE engine) vs the ES330 (with the 3.3L 3MZ-FE engine):

I have a Toyota Solara with the same 3.0L engine as the ES300, as well as an ES330 with the 3.3L.

I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-04-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By speedkar9
Other possibilities include bent rims, loose...

Other possibilities include bent rims, loose control arm bushings, tie rod ends or ball joints, a bad strut mount (unlikely), car out of alignment, chopped or bumpy tires (caused by worn struts),...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-02-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By speedkar9
You probably have a dragging/ seized caliper...

You probably have a dragging/ seized caliper that's triggering the ABS light to come on and causing the burning smell of brake pads and rotors.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-02-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,293
Posted By speedkar9
Good to hear. My original Panasonic lasted...

Good to hear.

My original Panasonic lasted more than 200,000 km and 9 years before it showed signs of dying last year January.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-30-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By speedkar9
Well if you can find a doner car (an ES300,...

Well if you can find a doner car (an ES300, Solara or Camry) for cheap and ask a shop to swap it (or possibly DIY) it'll be worth fixing.

If your car is in poor shape and needs other work...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-30-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By speedkar9
The stock radio covers an area greater than a...

The stock radio covers an area greater than a double DIN, so honestly it would look pretty cheap and ugly.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-30-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By speedkar9
Would be great if you could do some mods to add...

Would be great if you could do some mods to add lighting to that area of the dash. Let us know how it goes!
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-30-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By speedkar9
Lucky for you! When I broke the first stud torx...

Lucky for you! When I broke the first stud torx head, I didn't even bother with the second. I knew I had to remove the camshaft gear and timing cover #3.

When changing the pump on my Solara, I...
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