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Forum: Performance & Maintenance Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By salimshah
Thanks for responding. Just in case some one else...

Thanks for responding. Just in case some one else needs this ...

One can see the lower connection very clearly from bellow (need to drop the plastic shield). One can feel the the other from below....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By salimshah
You need to describe the tool you bought. ...

You need to describe the tool you bought.

The home made tool I have has along bolts (high strength steel) which pass through and get anchored in the pulley. Making my tool and the pulley one...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 152,995
Posted By salimshah
Only detailed testing can tell. Based on age/use...

Only detailed testing can tell. Based on age/use one can make an educated guess.

Salim
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08-01-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By salimshah
Access to vacuum lines at steering pump-SC400

I need to confirm the pair of vacuum hose at the steering pump are clamped properly (if not I need to fix them).

What is the most convenient way to do this with minimal tear down?

Salim
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-31-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By salimshah
Again for academic purposes, you are partially...

Again for academic purposes, you are partially right. It is OK to see bubbles when you turn on or turn off the ac. Once you turn on, the bubbles should go away. All this assumes every thing is...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-31-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By salimshah
Mount near the front (radiator) is the active...

Mount near the front (radiator) is the active mount (it produces counter kick to even out the shakes). I think that is why Lexus uses 3 point mounting system ... with 4 they would be fighting against...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-30-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By salimshah
With the accessibility of charge up cans and...

With the accessibility of charge up cans and information on the web, folks tend to reach out for a quick charge.

I guess it is just too tempting.

The thing they overlook are the risks ..
...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-26-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By salimshah
Welcome to CL You can take your VIN to the...

Welcome to CL

You can take your VIN to the dealer parts and they can tell you the color codes.

Salim
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-25-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By salimshah
Thank you for the update. Salim

Thank you for the update.

Salim
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-24-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By salimshah
I think we covered this discussion some-where...

I think we covered this discussion some-where else.

Early models had air bags which required inspection after 10yrs. Later the bags got improved and they do not require inspection. There has been...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-23-15, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,437
Posted By salimshah
Welcome to CL. hmm! totally unnecessary...

Welcome to CL.

hmm! totally unnecessary [imho and per owner's manual].

To warm up faster, use the loss of energy in motion [putting it to good use] and help getting warmer quicker. You should...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-21-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By salimshah
You should get the vehicle on lift and have the...

You should get the vehicle on lift and have the suspension examined. If some one did the work a year ago they should do a complimentary check up (even if the warranty period is over). There are...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-21-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By salimshah
There are different DIYs posted here .. look at...

There are different DIYs posted here .. look at the sticky. There is one on timing belt [will cover the front]. There is one on knock sensor [will cover the top].

But what drove you to do this.? I...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-20-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,667
Posted By salimshah
#6 is near the air cleaner. Try swapping out #6...

#6 is near the air cleaner. Try swapping out #6 coil pack with #2 If the code moves #2 then it is the coil pack.

If it does not then it try moving the spark plug. Did you use oem plugs? others...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-20-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By salimshah
Since no one responded .. I have a FWD so I...

Since no one responded ..

I have a FWD so I can't be very specific in answering your question.

I do have experience with SC400 diff where the the two half-shafts-couplings are locked in by...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-19-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By salimshah
Why not the dealer? Salim

Why not the dealer?

Salim
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-18-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By salimshah
The rubber you mention keeps the dust out of the...

The rubber you mention keeps the dust out of the shock.

Mine ripped many years ago and the choice I made was to leave it alone [I stay on paved roads] and the loss of protection would shorten the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-17-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By salimshah
If you are willing, please visit your Lexus parts...

If you are willing, please visit your Lexus parts store and they will get you the right part.

Do they need to be OEM ,,, certainly not, but it will be better that you do use OEM. The snaps are...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-16-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By salimshah
Codes go from 'pending' to 'error' after pending...

Codes go from 'pending' to 'error' after pending has been around for a while and if sensors generate good values, the pending gets flushed out.

If you have access to a reader, you can observe the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-16-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By salimshah
To get the terminology out of the way ... Is...

To get the terminology out of the way ...

Is you RX holding idle or it just sputtering (tries to run but can not maintain idle)?

I would not go about replacing anything until I find out what is...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-15-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By salimshah
Thank you for sharing. The weight you talk...

Thank you for sharing.

The weight you talk about is part of the damping system. Lexus is trying to address a harmonic (resonance ... here vibration) that can set up based on the way the exhaust is...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-15-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By salimshah
Sorry! too cryptic for me. Is that some sort of...

Sorry! too cryptic for me. Is that some sort of connector?

Once you have found the wires, I prefer soldering and using heat shrink tubing. If you tap in the middle, I do not recommend cutting the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-14-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By salimshah
Thank you for correcting me. I looked at what the...

Thank you for correcting me. I looked at what the arrow was on, not realizing that OP may be interested in what the heat shield encloses.

Salim
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-14-15, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By salimshah
Part is called the 'heat shield". Make every...

Part is called the 'heat shield". Make every effort not to deform it.

Welcome to Club Lexus.

Please be descriptive in choosing the title. Once a thread is created only super mods can change the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-13-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 40,324
Posted By salimshah
There are various kits adapters sold for flushing...

There are various kits adapters sold for flushing the radiator.

Essentially one runs fresh water till the water draining out is clear.

I have never had a need to flush as I have changed the...
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