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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-25-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By oldgrump
As mentioned above it could be anything driven by...

As mentioned above it could be anything driven by the accessory drive belt but when was the last time the coolant level was checked? A good starting point would be to check the coolant level......if...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-20-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By oldgrump
Could you have hit or run over something that...

Could you have hit or run over something that struck the underside of the car? If the vibration is being felt only on acceleration then it's not a tire issue. It's more plausible that there is a...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-06-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By oldgrump
As this does not appear to be an electrical issue...

As this does not appear to be an electrical issue then it sounds like the lock assembly (in the trunk lid), or the latch (striker) may have been "jarred" out of position (when you "slammed" it...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-06-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By oldgrump
The ECM has stored one or more fault codes. With...

The ECM has stored one or more fault codes. With the flashing malfunction light don't waste any time to have the car looked at. If it's running very poorly (like a continuous misfire) I'd get it...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-04-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By oldgrump
Did the dealer pull hard on the emergency release...

Did the dealer pull hard on the emergency release which is located just aft of the pass thru access door? There is a loop of cable (plastic coated) about 3 inches aft of the access door at about the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-27-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By oldgrump
There is Lexus documentation that states that...

There is Lexus documentation that states that Lexus does not "like" the use of dino oil after synthetic oil has been used. I cannot find the "Oil Usage" TB or Tech Tip that made that statement, but I...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-27-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By oldgrump
It's item #2 here:...

It's item #2 here: http://www.mylparts.com/parts/2011/Lexus/ES350/Base?siteid=214992&vehicleid=313910&diagram=8921195
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-15-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By oldgrump
Drive away from that dealer as fast as you...

Drive away from that dealer as fast as you legally can and never go back. Your '09 ES350 Owner's Manual clearly states that a dealer can change the Parking Assist warning volume.......Page 155. It's...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-12-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By oldgrump
An engine that has badly overheated due to a loss...

An engine that has badly overheated due to a loss of most of the coolant can also cause the transmission fluid temperature to go sky high and as a result can cause transmission failure.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-12-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By oldgrump
The most important item to check for on this car...

The most important item to check for on this car would be to ensure that the VVT oil supply line (rear bank, if I remember correctly) has been replaced with the all steel tube per Service Bulletin...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-29-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By oldgrump
Whenever the expansion tank is found to be empty,...

Whenever the expansion tank is found to be empty, and it was a long time (if ever) since the coolant level was checked, and there is no obvious coolant leaking/dripping anywhere, always open the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-29-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,155
Posted By oldgrump
To the last poster........I don't get...

To the last poster........I don't get this........you're a sales manager for Lexus and you are driving around in a ES350 with something other than the all metal rear bank VVT oil supply line?? Let...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-09-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,905
Posted By oldgrump
There is an emergency release (in addition to the...

There is an emergency release (in addition to the legislated "T" handle release) just aft of the pass thru access door. There is a loop of cable about 3 inches aft of the access door at about the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-03-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By oldgrump
The AC/heater fan is mounted (with three bolts)...

The AC/heater fan is mounted (with three bolts) in the fan housing under the airfilter. It should be easily accessed by removing the cover under the glovebox (DO NOT disconnect the knee airbag...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-29-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By oldgrump
On mine with OEM wheels/tires (about 1/2 worn...

On mine with OEM wheels/tires (about 1/2 worn tires) at an indicated 60 mph the RPM in 6th is a tweak under 1800.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-23-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By oldgrump
I believe that you would only have to remove all...

I believe that you would only have to remove all the interior "stuff" if you are replacing/removing the "sliding roof housing" from the car. Thus, the title "SLIDING ROOF HOUSING: REMOVAL" of the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-06-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,908
Posted By oldgrump
Without the detailed reference data and other...

Without the detailed reference data and other info from the Service Manual (or equivalent) your scantool numbers are not going to help you. As already suggested use the miles driven and actual amount...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-06-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By oldgrump
When you tighten the fuel fill cap it is supposed...

When you tighten the fuel fill cap it is supposed to click once and then "spring back" a small amount.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-26-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By oldgrump
The two position feature is still there.......it...

The two position feature is still there.......it helps if you grab both wiper arms at the same when you apply the force to change the position. Like you, I was initially chicken.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-24-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,702
Posted By oldgrump
These driveaxles have no more problems than those...

These driveaxles have no more problems than those on any other front wheel drive car. I think the problem here is that the dealer used the term "bent" to explain what the issue was with the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-17-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By oldgrump
The multi-information display is at the top...

The multi-information display is at the top center of the gage cluster. Used to give basic info, but will also display certain warning messages associated with some illuminated warning lights along...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-16-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By oldgrump
I was going to mention that but I thought that...

I was going to mention that but I thought that you might be insulted!!
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-16-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By oldgrump
The engine fuel metering and control, and the...

The engine fuel metering and control, and the emissions monitoring system faults (and the associated warning lights) are usually genuine. DO NOT ignore them. Particularly important if the Engine...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-14-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By oldgrump
Common chaps!.......the Owner's Manual and the...

Common chaps!.......the Owner's Manual and the Owner's Manual index can be your best friend.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-13-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By oldgrump
It is important to read the info in your Owner's...

It is important to read the info in your Owner's Manual in relation to disconnecting/connecting/replacing the battery. I remember something about setting off the car alarm if you are not in the...
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