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Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 08-02-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By zzzzkev
Question New RX Buyers

I am contemplating a new vehicle and want an SUV. My X5 is 12 years old and I totally love it but BMW still hasn't gotten them to the point that the MPG is acceptable in this day and age.

I am...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 10-11-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 232,719
Posted By zzzzkev
ES300 Seat Belt

Replaced the seat belt for my daughter's "new" car ('97 with 169K mis.). It was actually quite simple after all. Need a 10mm socket and 14mm. forget the special torx issue.

Carefully remove the...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-27-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 232,719
Posted By zzzzkev
Question Seat Belt Replacement - Step One

Oh well, I started to replace the seat belt and there's a tiny snag...you need a special T-40 torx socket with a female center. Can't say that I've ever seen one. Went to Sears, Advance Auto Parts,...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-26-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By zzzzkev
I reused the spring seats in my 97 when I...

I reused the spring seats in my 97 when I replaced the shocks (165k). Wish I'd replaced the rubber. The struts should come with the replacement bolts. Don't forget to tighten to the correct torq...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-26-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 66,544
Posted By zzzzkev
I have 168,000 miles on my '97. Replaced the...

I have 168,000 miles on my '97. Replaced the shocks (to see if I could) and it feels like new! Mechanically it's sound. Needs some work on seat belt (loose) and the effervescent center console...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-26-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 70,731
Posted By zzzzkev
Excellent write up! This will be least expensive...

Excellent write up! This will be least expensive alternative to totally replacing the radio (which Lexus did once before under warranty). I have this to do next on my list after the stupid seat belt...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-25-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 232,719
Posted By zzzzkev
DIY: Seat Belt Replacement 97 ES300

Anybody have a step by step and tool selection list for replacing the driver's seat belt with automatic tensioner? I bought the belt (Lexus) and have read some posts that indicate a torx socket or...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 09-15-06, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By zzzzkev
Big "Duh" (it's still early). These would be the...

Big "Duh" (it's still early). These would be the 'Front' cartridges.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 09-15-06, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By zzzzkev
DIY for '97 ES300 Strut Cartridge Replacement

Anybody have a good DIY on strut cartridge replacement for my wife's '97 ES300? Emboldened by my disc rotors and pads replacement on my bimmer, I'm ready to try another weekend project. -4ZKev
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-31-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By zzzzkev
Red face Air Conditioner Flood: RESOLVED

Thanks for the tip on the evaporator drain plug. I changed the oil and filter, checked the tire pressure, and got under the car to complete the prep for my wife's trip to Pittsburgh. Clipped a coat...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-22-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By zzzzkev
Air Conditioner Flood

Here's one I've not experienced in 35+ years of automobile ownership.

1997 ES300 with 148,000 miles, excellently maintained. Live in MD. Lately it's been VERY HOT (95+F) & very humid. When using...
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