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Forum: RX - First Generation 03-09-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By JAB
air bag maintenance

We took delivery in April 1998 of our 1999 RX300, build date March 1998. I have never removed the warning labels on the sun visors that read, in part, "The airbag requires maintenance 10 years from...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-28-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By JAB
Neither of these jobs is a DIY for someone who...

Neither of these jobs is a DIY for someone who labels themself a 'novice.'
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-31-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By JAB
Most jobs that are difficult the first time are...

Most jobs that are difficult the first time are significantly easier the second time, but having replaced the rear valve cover once, I have no intention of ever doing it again.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-27-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By JAB
I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that...

I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that you don't 'reprogram' either a new master key, or the existing valet key, but you 'reprogram' the ECU to recognize the chips in those keys. Anyone got...
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-19-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,706
Posted By JAB
I wouldn't rely upon a visual inspection to judge...

I wouldn't rely upon a visual inspection to judge the condition of a timing belt.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-18-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,161
Posted By JAB
I'm impressed!

I'm impressed!
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-16-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By JAB
Mine continued to leak after changing both valve...

Mine continued to leak after changing both valve cover gaskets; turned out to be the cam seal.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-10-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By JAB
use OE mounts, not KYB.

use OE mounts, not KYB.
Forum: RX - First Generation 01-06-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By JAB
My 99 RX300 has 224,000 miles on it and I have...

My 99 RX300 has 224,000 miles on it and I have never had to replace parts in order to maintain alignment. Whenever I develop shudder under braking it is always fixed by replacing only the rotors.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-18-14, 03:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,024
Posted By JAB
Carver: Better in what respects?

Carver: Better in what respects?
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-17-14, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By JAB
Had it replaced at my next timing belt service,...

Had it replaced at my next timing belt service, which was soon thereafter.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-16-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By JAB
I did this last summer and would never do it...

I did this last summer and would never do it again. I removed EVERYTHING - air box, throttle body, complete wiper assembly and cowl tray, etc. The absolute hardest bolt to remove was the rear on...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-05-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By JAB
Flat spot? BS. What happens is that the...

Flat spot? BS. What happens is that the solenoid contact wears out. The part is $7 and can be easily replaced, but the dealers won't do it; they insist on selling you an entire starter.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-23-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By JAB
How many miles? My 1999 RX has 220K and I have...

How many miles? My 1999 RX has 220K and I have rebuilt the starter twice. Simple and inexpensive.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-16-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By JAB
Its a belt, not a chain . . .

Its a belt, not a chain . . .
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-16-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By JAB
I have already recently replaced the valve cover...

I have already recently replaced the valve cover gaskets and cam seals.
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-16-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By JAB
power steering pump leak

1999 RX, 221K. I note a fair amount of leakage from what appears to be the power steering pump. I don't recall anyone else experiencing this. Any thoughts on the likely cause? Hose, clamp, seal,...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-03-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By JAB
Be sure this long block came out of an AWD RX;FWD...

Be sure this long block came out of an AWD RX;FWD don't fit, I am told.

How much you pay for the engine?

What happened to the original?
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-29-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,546
Posted By JAB
What year and how many miles on your car? This...

What year and how many miles on your car? This scenario is frequently explained by worn contacts in the starter. Parts cost about $7 and are easily replaced. I have rebuilt my 99 RX starter twice...
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-01-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Sticky: Pay it Forward
Views: 5,745
Posted By JAB
Free to good home - rear valve cover

I replaced the rear valve cover on my 1999 RX with the newer design. The old one is taking up space on my workbench; anybody need it? Free for the cost of shipping.
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-01-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By JAB
Halim: Thanks for your help last year with the...

Halim: Thanks for your help last year with the valve cover replacement; best wishes!

John
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By JAB
I don't know that I have a leak, nor do I suspect...

I don't know that I have a leak, nor do I suspect that I have one; I just don't want to spend the time and money changing out the rear bank A/F sensor if I'm not confident that a worn-out sensor is...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By JAB
Can an exhaust leak trigger a code 1133?

Don't want to order the sensor if there might be another explanation for an 1133; thoughts?
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By JAB
Did you reset the code?

Did you reset the code?
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-25-14, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By JAB
Glad to hear. I just got back from 2 weeks in...

Glad to hear. I just got back from 2 weeks in the UK; where are you?
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