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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-18-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By mlacomb
I would not recommend doing this, even though it...

I would not recommend doing this, even though it seems like a good idea.

Let's say someone broke into the car - either by somehow unlocking the door mechanically or knocking out a window. Since...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-25-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,649
Posted By mlacomb
I've had the same "dead throttle" response more...

I've had the same "dead throttle" response more than a few times. Typically it happens on slow acceleration into a turn. Once about midway through, on applying slightly more throttle, it feels like...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-25-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By mlacomb
I've had a few cars (not Lexus) refinished and...

I've had a few cars (not Lexus) refinished and resprayed from $400 to $600 depending on size/shape of bumper. Should be in that arena unless the paint is horribly expensive. Those numbers included...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-25-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By mlacomb
Same here; I have ground in dirt around the edges...

Same here; I have ground in dirt around the edges on the driver's side now from the "Lexus" rubber mats. I'm still not going to put the carpeted mats back in - try to keep those as clean as possible...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-21-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By mlacomb
My impression would be yes, you're covered as...

My impression would be yes, you're covered as long as the Lexus warranty is intact.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-21-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By mlacomb
Miles. If I recall, 4500 - warning that goes...

Miles. If I recall, 4500 - warning that goes away (reminder), 5000 - change me constant on until reset.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-20-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By mlacomb
Antenna is built into the rear glass, just like...

Antenna is built into the rear glass, just like the defroster is. Perhaps the rear defroster is damaged in some way...? or maybe someone managed to put one of the defroster lines on to the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-08-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By mlacomb
No check engine anymore? If so, fix the misfire...

No check engine anymore? If so, fix the misfire first - then on to the next.. makes the most sense to fix what it tells you first before you go chasing other potential issues.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-26-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By mlacomb
Bearing, tire wear, shot brake shoes/rotors.

Bearing, tire wear, shot brake shoes/rotors.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-26-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By mlacomb
Honestly, if you're not getting a code and not...

Honestly, if you're not getting a code and not smelling gasoline after the car is parked, I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-26-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By mlacomb
On overly sensitive pumps, the first click-off...

On overly sensitive pumps, the first click-off can be due to splashing and frothing of the gas. Wait 5-10 seconds, can usually put in another half gallon slowly. At that point, it's done.

You...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-23-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By mlacomb
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/54...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/548676-solution-for-miserable-overhead-lighting.html

Swap info; however it's incomplete as even though the harness is identical, the wiring (or...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-18-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,923
Posted By mlacomb
I had my brake fluid flushed and they regreased...

I had my brake fluid flushed and they regreased the caliper slides; helped quite a bit if I recall. My issues weren't nearly this bad; more of just torn up rotors due to these 2 issues (vibration...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-17-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By mlacomb
Unfortunately, your battery is probably just...

Unfortunately, your battery is probably just getting old :( Original 07 Battery? My original 08's battery was replaced at the 60k service because testing showed it getting weak. I figure why take...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-17-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By mlacomb
What's "car won't start" mean? Does it turn over...

What's "car won't start" mean? Does it turn over and not catch? or does it not turn over at all?

I've only ever had this happen if I remote start the car, then get in within 30 seconds or so...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-09-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By mlacomb
I've driven enough cars thru miles to know that...

I've driven enough cars thru miles to know that they all develop personalities that aren't really an indication of failure - at least, not so much as any dealer would say something is "failed". I...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-08-15, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By mlacomb
knock on wood

Knock on wood, I have not had my 08 ES350 do this to me this year. However, I am pretty diligent now in parking close enough to my office door that if it's really cold (10 or below) I have it remote...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-06-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
It's probably not piston slap; been mentioned a...

It's probably not piston slap; been mentioned a few times here. Has to do with the VVT-i; my 2008 has it and Lexus didn't do anything, stated it's normal. I didn't have the TSB in front of them...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-04-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By mlacomb
Unfortunately for you, the ES350 is not a car...

Unfortunately for you, the ES350 is not a car that is popular with the tuner groups. It's an entry level luxury car typically purchased by those who value quiet and comfort over power. Good luck in...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-14-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By mlacomb
Might have been the short amount of time you had...

Might have been the short amount of time you had it disconnected; nice work! Mine was out for >30 minutes when installing an amplifier and sub, so everything got wiped.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-13-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By mlacomb
Does it seem like there is enough room in the...

Does it seem like there is enough room in the engine bay to actually get the decoupler pulley off without pulling the alternator? Gates' website states this item is a wear item and should be...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-13-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By mlacomb
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/74...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/748734-amplifier-remote-wire-locations.html#post8633688

Look at these pics. The Gray wire right next to the blue wire on your right in your pic is...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-13-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By mlacomb
I posted pictures in another thread; let me see...

I posted pictures in another thread; let me see if I can find it....
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-11-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By mlacomb
I just take all the plastic bits off and clean...

I just take all the plastic bits off and clean off-car; then wipe exposed areas with a mild cleaner.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-11-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By mlacomb
What do you mean by "girlfriend lock mechanism" -...

What do you mean by "girlfriend lock mechanism" - ???
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