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Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-17-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By PFB
its Toyota type T-IV. That's the ONLY one you...

its Toyota type T-IV. That's the ONLY one you should use.

Its also stamped on the transmission oil dipstick.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-15-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By PFB
+1 thats why, for the negligible cost...

+1

thats why, for the negligible cost difference, it makes sense to get an original PCV and grommet from your LEXUS Dealer.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-14-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By PFB
If you do get a used FOB make sure that the FCC...

If you do get a used FOB make sure that the FCC number stamped on the key, is identical to your old one
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-04-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By PFB
Could also be as simple as a blocked, or non...

Could also be as simple as a blocked, or non functioning PCV valve.

easy to check and change if necessary.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-26-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By PFB
So last Thursday I took it to a suspension...

So last Thursday I took it to a suspension specialist that I trust, and he determined that one of my rear shocks was leaking, and that both rear springs are broken. He recommended a complete struts...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-26-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By PFB
im sure for some reason that did not work for the...

im sure for some reason that did not work for the OP. He wouldn't have asked otherwise.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-26-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By PFB
It used Toyota Type T-IV. Buy it from Toyota or...

It used Toyota Type T-IV. Buy it from Toyota or Lexus. Don't use anything else.

It it should be marked on your transmission dipstick. Whatever you do, don't do a transmission flush. Just a simple...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By PFB
i wasn't there when the mechanic fixed it, but he...

i wasn't there when the mechanic fixed it, but he gave me back the defective VSV. I took it home, applied power , and noticed the plunger inside wasn't moving. Just heard a faint click. Took it apart...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By PFB
Its unlikely to be the gas cap. I had that code...

Its unlikely to be the gas cap. I had that code within days of buying my 2001 ES300 in 2008. In my case it was one of the VSV valves. Unfortunately I can't remember which one. it was completely...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-22-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By PFB
Wooow. I respectfully disagree with most of your...

Wooow. I respectfully disagree with most of your recommendations. You're scaring the poster and steering him to expensive work for no valid reason.

First off you can not see engine sludge by...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-21-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By PFB
+1 for nsghtbrwry's reply. He/She is correct.

+1 for nsghtbrwry's reply. He/She is correct.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-21-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By PFB
I've had the noise diagnosed by a mechanic that I...

I've had the noise diagnosed by a mechanic that I trust. This after he took it for a drive, heard the clank, checked the rear suspension and noticed the leaking shock. But when he bounced each corner...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-21-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By PFB
Thanks Lexus2000. I still may go with the OEM...

Thanks Lexus2000.
I still may go with the OEM shocks, at least the price difference between OEM and aftermarket for shocks is not too bad. My Dilemma remains what to do with the shock mounts. The...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-21-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By PFB
Lexus2000, I trust your opinion Thanks.

Lexus2000, I trust your opinion Thanks.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-20-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By PFB
Rear Shock Mounts for 2001 ES300

My 2001 ES300 (123,000 Miles) is due for new rear shocks. I clacks occasionally when i go over small bumps while I make a slow left or a right turn. Also one of the rear shocks is leaking. I think...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-04-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By PFB
You really have to provide more detailed...

You really have to provide more detailed information. Otherwise I doubt that you could get any meaningful replies.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-31-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By PFB
Don't give up. Keep trying over the next several...

Don't give up. Keep trying over the next several days.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-24-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By PFB
You will need to retrieve the check engine light...

You will need to retrieve the check engine light code, or have someone do it for you. Without that code, it's only expensive guess work.

many auto parts chain stores will retrieve the code for you...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-19-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By PFB
Any fuel leak would have manifested itself with...

Any fuel leak would have manifested itself
with a check engine light coming on. So unless you have the check engine light on, or at lease some code in memory, than it's likely something else. Could...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 05-08-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By PFB
If you're talking about master keys than 4. If...

If you're talking about master keys than 4. If you were to try and program a 5th, than the programming for the first one will be lost.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 04-30-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By PFB
You probably have a broken wire. They usually...

You probably have a broken wire. They usually break along the left trunk hinge, they get damaged from the constant opening And closing of the. Trunk.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 04-23-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By PFB
Hit it with the end of a broom stick a few times...

Hit it with the end of a broom stick a few times while somone else tries to start the car.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 04-02-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,284
Posted By PFB
Are you OK? Why so aggressive?

Are you OK? Why so aggressive?
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 03-31-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By PFB
​​​​​​​If you can't find it at your local auto...

​​​​​​​If you can't find it at your local auto parts store, it's usually available at a boating supply store, or online of course.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 03-31-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By PFB
Agreed. Excellent product, and provides UV...

Agreed. Excellent product, and provides UV protection as well.
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