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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-14-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By mlacomb
Why low ball? That's what you do when you buy a...

Why low ball? That's what you do when you buy a car, you haggle. By all means, if you like the car and like the price, pay it. As for me - never pay sticker, plenty of other vehicles out there.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-13-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By mlacomb
Mine's an 08 and has the same hazing - happens to...

Mine's an 08 and has the same hazing - happens to all plastics over time, unfortunately.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-09-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By mlacomb
Another vote on tires. I know they're new, but...

Another vote on tires. I know they're new, but that's a change - and wheel bearings won't typically only make a noise at specific speeds.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-23-17, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By mlacomb
Brake rotors. My car has been really quite...

Brake rotors. My car has been really quite average as far as being able to keep a set of rotors from warping, at least once every 2 years I'm turning the rotors and greasing the pins on the calipers.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-29-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By mlacomb
When you press a button on the face of the...

When you press a button on the face of the remote, does the LED light up (red)? If not, try another battery. The symptoms you are describing sound like yet another dead battery. The keyfob is...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-24-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By mlacomb
Right there with you nevernu - I was @ 101k...

Right there with you nevernu - I was @ 101k miles with the CPO warranty to 100k, I asked them to goodwill the replacement. They did! They also comped me a CV boot.. saved me $1200 bucks.

I...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-22-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By mlacomb
A few things to look at (and may not be issues or...

A few things to look at (and may not be issues or issues already taken care of):

1. Alternator. The clutch on the front seems like it likes to go out around 100k - they eventually fail, and can...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-21-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By mlacomb
Might be that someone before you had it set at...

Might be that someone before you had it set at such a low (tpms reset procedure) pressure that it never went off? I'm pretty sure it doesn't react instantaneously either...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-16-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By mlacomb
I paid $850 to a local shop, book time was 5...

I paid $850 to a local shop, book time was 5 hours if I recall. Alternator was $350.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 02-08-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By mlacomb
Whoa, 5.5 year old thread resurrection!

Whoa, 5.5 year old thread resurrection!
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-28-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By mlacomb
Also the alternator could potentially be fried;...

Also the alternator could potentially be fried; mine went around the 100k mark ('08). Was lucky enough that the last bit of juice in the battery got me into my garage. Charged the battery, took it...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-28-17, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,731
Posted By mlacomb
I've had my car serviced by the dealer multiple...

I've had my car serviced by the dealer multiple times for vibration - the pedal does get softer over time during this. Typically resurface the rotors and regrease the slides. I've asked them why...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-22-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By mlacomb
From the way my 08 non ML car sounds, it all...

From the way my 08 non ML car sounds, it all comes from the driver's side front speaker set. This comment is specifically for bluetooth conversations (phone), as I don't have navigation. Since the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-22-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By mlacomb
In non ML equipped vehicles, there are 8...

In non ML equipped vehicles, there are 8 speakers:
4 - each door (dl front, dl rear, pass front, pass rear)
3 - dash; left center and right
1 - rear deck (sub)

The 2 front door speakers and...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-12-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By mlacomb
15 minutes will probably wipe the settings - I...

15 minutes will probably wipe the settings - I know it does on non-nav. Former Lexus tech helped me with my auto up/down - basically, from the DRIVERS console - roll each window down in turn,...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-03-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By mlacomb
From just looking at another 2010 on the lot, the...

From just looking at another 2010 on the lot, the tails don't sweep upward any more than the ones on my car. The images there and the angles appear to be different angles of the pictures. I...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-30-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By mlacomb
Looking at the actual car, the 2010-2012...

Looking at the actual car, the 2010-2012 "updated" tail lights appear like they'll fit. We'd need to know measurements and mount points to determine if they would fit though, and I haven't bit the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-24-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By mlacomb
I had this happen once after a very cold day of...

I had this happen once after a very cold day of my car sitting at work. Wouldn't let go of first gear and was just revving up - almost felt like the torque converter wasn't even trying to push the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-17-16, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
I paid a local shop a little over 800; book time...

I paid a local shop a little over 800; book time was 5 hours for the job. I don't mind wrenching on cars - but I definitely don't have time like I used to.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-12-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Exactly; think bicycle pedaling. When the engine...

Exactly; think bicycle pedaling. When the engine speeds up, it spins the alternator windings. On deceleration of the serpentine belt, the windings spin freely. Supposedly an EPA / noise thing from...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-12-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Engine covers aren't to keep the engine from...

Engine covers aren't to keep the engine from getting dirty, it's to visually make the engine compartment clean.

I ordered the slightly wrong clips initially; I got a bunch of clips that are 2...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Car back in my garage. Only grumble I have is...

Car back in my garage. Only grumble I have is that the local mechanics have no clue about how the push clips work; most were in "position 3" which is the removal position. Oh well, time and...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Oh yeah; they've been excellent to me and other...

Oh yeah; they've been excellent to me and other friends in the area. Just got the call; definitely fried, replacing it and will have it back today :)
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Belt didn't blow, AC was working fine for the...

Belt didn't blow, AC was working fine for the remainder of the trip. I figure the clutch pack on the front of the alternator went kaboom.

After charging it last night @ 15 amps for 3 hours, it...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-07-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mlacomb
Popped alternator

Pretty sure my alternator blew out tonight. About 3 miles from home, smelled burnt something - thought it smelled a little electrical, but a little like smoked tires. Thought that was weird, but I...
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