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Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-19-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By Xtom73G
I realize that this is way out of date, but...

I realize that this is way out of date, but someone may get some help anyway. When a car overheats, one of the first things to suspect is a clogged radiator. Some can be rodded out i.e. cleaned, but...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-27-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Xtom73G
Dash Cam RX 300

Is anybody else out there installing a dash camera in their RX 300? I now have the "Black Box" with the capacitor instead of a battery. I wonder about hard wiring it into power near the automatic...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-27-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,936
Posted By Xtom73G
Lexus should not permit this sort of behavior...

Lexus should not permit this sort of behavior from any authorized dealer. OK, sometimes a specific customer can be very difficult, but a strong Service Adviser should have the people skills to calm...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-27-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,489
Posted By Xtom73G
Oh, I did forget that I installed new lift gate...

Oh, I did forget that I installed new lift gate shocks (myself), easy, not expensive. Cruise inop, a dab of electrolitic grease and it works perfectly.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-19-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,489
Posted By Xtom73G
My 2000 RX 300 AWD has 167,000 and still quite...

My 2000 RX 300 AWD has 167,000 and still quite nice. Tranny blew at around 110,000 and cost me a bundle, but I now have a lifetime warranty on that. Power antennae is noisy, driver's door lock...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-19-15, 03:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 32,923
Posted By Xtom73G
I got the GW1 BC for around 65 bucks and it works...

I got the GW1 BC for around 65 bucks and it works great. I'm still playing around with mounting options for my RX300. My unit is the new blacked out bezel with no battery and uses a capacitor...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-03-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,929
Posted By Xtom73G
Supermagnet solution

OK, file was too large. Maybe now...

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Forum: RX - First Generation 06-02-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,929
Posted By Xtom73G
No alteration visor fix

Sorry for the long delay. Here is my fix, works fine. Just stick a rare earth supermagnet in this location, and problem solved. Note large size of magnet, and yes, this type is around $35.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-02-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By Xtom73G
My 2000 RX AWD suddenly had a highway shimmy. ...

My 2000 RX AWD suddenly had a highway shimmy. Right front wheel had thrown its weights, 4 onces out of ballance. Tire shop fix, no charge, smooth now. If CV is going, you might feel a slight...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Xtom73G
DJPsystems, you were correct, thanks. We did...

DJPsystems, you were correct, thanks. We did install all new iridium plugs, new plug wires, coils, still "random misfire on 3 and 5". Of course it had to be on the firewall bank and cost more for...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-24-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,596
Posted By Xtom73G
Signs? Yep, metal specs in the tranny pan. Self...

Signs? Yep, metal specs in the tranny pan. Self destruction of planetary gear carrier, I smell Q.C. and specification/tolerance issues here, as a retired Q.A. manager. Lexus will never admit to that....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-24-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Xtom73G
A heads up. The wire bundle between the driver's...

A heads up. The wire bundle between the driver's door and the body gets flexed the most, and broken or intermittant wires are common. Since the bundle is inside a rubber tube, you can't see the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-16-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 131,912
Posted By Xtom73G
I'm surprised to see the little motor, which I...

I'm surprised to see the little motor, which I recognized from long ago employment. I won't mention any name here, but I used to be Q.A. Manager for a certain manufacturer of little gun safes. Yes,...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-16-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 131,912
Posted By Xtom73G
Hi RockthisNJ Removing the headlight units is...

Hi RockthisNJ Removing the headlight units is fairly easy. After removing the big bolts, note that there are splring type clips on the bottom. Wiggle the unit free.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-12-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Xtom73G
I'm sure you already checked, but for others who...

I'm sure you already checked, but for others who might benefit; the cable bundle from the driver door to the body gets flexed the most and brocken or intermittant wires inside that rubber sleeve are...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By Xtom73G
The rears are a bit labor intensive. On my wife's...

The rears are a bit labor intensive. On my wife's 97 ES300, "remove the rear seat" to access the shock/strut area. Sears quoted me $750 to do the rears with Monroes. Do not attempt any strut jobe...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Xtom73G
My wife's 97 ES300 has exactly the same issue....

My wife's 97 ES300 has exactly the same issue. She failed to mention the check engine light, but I drove it today and realized there is a random misfire on 3 and 5. I just had new iridium plugs and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Xtom73G
Odd noises can be things like a worn tailpipe...

Odd noises can be things like a worn tailpipe hanger causing a vibration that transmitts through the body, making a seemingly unrelated sound. My wife often reports noises in her ES300 as a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Xtom73G
I have heard that a plugged up or missing cabin...

I have heard that a plugged up or missing cabin filter can cause this issue. Cabin filters were not normally installed in the earlier models, but check out any thread on this issue just in case.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-12-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,049
Posted By Xtom73G
By the way, a note to think about; if you don't...

By the way, a note to think about; if you don't check your battery hold-down for snugness, and fail to keep those red plastic battery cable protectors over the terminals, you might experience what...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-12-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,049
Posted By Xtom73G
As the owner of a 2000 RX AWD, and 97 ES300...

As the owner of a 2000 RX AWD, and 97 ES300 (wife's car) I have to say this; as cars become more computer intense and complex, many shops, "mechanics" and even stealerships, simply do not have the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-12-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By Xtom73G
Congrats on the RX, I also have the 2000 AWD and...

Congrats on the RX, I also have the 2000 AWD and love it. Yes, the parking lights do burn out, and if you don't want to pull the headlight housings out, (note, CLIPS on the bottom), you can scrape...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-11-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,686
Posted By Xtom73G
A slightly related but annoying issue is the...

A slightly related but annoying issue is the third brake light being intermittant and sometimes showing a brake light warning symbol in instrument cluster. I have little time to research this issue...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-21-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 109,627
Posted By Xtom73G
Please use EXTREME CAUTION when considering a...

Please use EXTREME CAUTION when considering a FAL. Many of those units were assembled from parts which do not necessarily match. Some of those will fire 2 or 3 rounds then jam, and I've seen at...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 08-18-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,148
Posted By Xtom73G
As the third owner of my 2000 RX300 AWD, I...

As the third owner of my 2000 RX300 AWD, I checked the Lexus site for maintenance history. Yep, first owner got a new short block from Lexus and later the car was sold as Certified. I now have...
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