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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Grumpa72
Yep. That is one of the YouTubes that I had seen.

Yep. That is one of the YouTubes that I had seen.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Grumpa72
I was looking for the correct engine designation...

I was looking for the correct engine designation Thank you . There are enough YouTube videos to tell me that this isn't like my old Corvette and "in and out" in 15 minutes. One site says 2-3 hours....
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-17, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Grumpa72
Recognizing that auto manufacturers don't produce...

Recognizing that auto manufacturers don't produce their own coolant, tires, lubricants or oil, there is nothing wrong with using name brand products. My BMW dealer sells oil specific for my car but...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-17, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Grumpa72
I agree with the strut replacement. I took mine...

I agree with the strut replacement. I took mine to Advance Auto and matched it perfectly. I got "bit" by the door the same way. While I had the strut off, I cleaned up a tiny spot of rust under...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-26-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Grumpa72
No DIY for thermostats replacement?

2004 Lexus RX330

Lots of posts about coolant but not thermostat replacement or am I not seeing anything in the searches? Also, recognizing that there are many quality aftermarket coolants, does...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-21-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Grumpa72
​​​​​​ new steering rack? I hope you are wrong....

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new steering rack? I hope you are wrong. The car has zero indications of bad steering components. It still rides and steers very nicely. Did you have this done and, if so, what was the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-19-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Grumpa72
Now, here's hoping that the engine end of the tie...

Now, here's hoping that the engine end of the tie rod isn't ruined because it was exposed to the elements. It's going to the local Toyota dealer for that boot and timing belt (water pump too, of...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-19-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Grumpa72
I didn't think of tie rod. I used the supplied...

I didn't think of tie rod. I used the supplied link, looked under steering and found it. Tie rod it is. Thank you.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-19-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Grumpa72
This is the rod in question, just behind the...

This is the rod in question, just behind the lower arm. It is fixed, so obviously not part of the drivetrain but it has a boot on it that is torn. I can not find this in the previous link. Ideas?...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-18-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Grumpa72
Looking for parts ID

While tracing a "chirping" noise in my daughter's 2005 RX330 (yes, I just finished the PS and Alt belts - noise still there) I had the entire right front wheel well opened up. After changing the...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 10-19-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Grumpa72
2014 Headrest assembly replacement?

My son-in-law was tightening a baby car seat in my wife's RX and managed to break both of the plastic "doohickeys" that the headrest chrome bars slide down into. According to Lexus, they are called...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-15-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,932
Posted By Grumpa72
Stop the problem? Yes. I was going to get my...

Stop the problem? Yes. I was going to get my car inspected and the OBD II threw this code. I checked everything, ran the car, deleted the code and it came back. I had the mechanic throw his more...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-15-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,932
Posted By Grumpa72
Well, I took the easy way out and had Lexus...

Well, I took the easy way out and had Lexus replace the Cat assembly. My bad back precludes some of the work I used to do and this was one I didn't need to. $830 out the door. I am happy with...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-09-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,932
Posted By Grumpa72
I just got the P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency...

I just got the P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency below threshold, bank 1 and the car has 110000. Have you done this yet and is your eBay part a real Toyota part? Advance Auto sells a generic,...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-03-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
I guess I wasn't clear. When I say brakes work...

I guess I wasn't clear. When I say brakes work fine I mean the entire system, lights and mechanical brakes. I'll read up on that switch
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-03-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
Brakes worked fine - just a switch/relay problem....

Brakes worked fine - just a switch/relay problem.

Yes, I did write asking about this but then the problem went away. That is until I gave the car to my daughter and she started driving it. The...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Grumpa72
Well, that educated response really answers the...

Well, that educated response really answers the question. Now, doesn't it? ;)
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,573
Posted By Grumpa72
Wow. That is one nice looking engine interior. ...

Wow. That is one nice looking engine interior. I would be happy with that and the report of engine oil usage.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
Would you mind sharing the cost of this? My bad...

Would you mind sharing the cost of this? My bad back means that lying on my back under the dash doesn't seem like a great way to spend an afternoon. If I can get this done in an affordable manner I...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
I have to laugh because I've done zip. I...

I have to laugh because I've done zip. I verified that brakes were working fine but then have been Ultra busy. I told my daughter that I would look at it this week .
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-29-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently,...

Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently, the two codes occur simultaneously because of the failure of the stop switch . Now I just need to see if my back will allow me to get under the dash...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-29-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By Grumpa72
Photo of brake light switch?

My daughter's 2005 RX330 is throwing a code of C1223 & C1249 open circuit in stop light switch and malfunction in ABS system control. Before I order the stop light switch I want to pull it out, open...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-20-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Grumpa72
Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any...

Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any reason to clear the code. The car is running poorly due to the (assumed) non-firing coil pack. Clearing the code won't fix the coil pack so I am off to...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Grumpa72
Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in...

Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in the L5/S1 area and issues are still there. They want to do a fusion next. I will check locally and see.

So, from your write-up it is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By Grumpa72
Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the...

Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the counter person at Autozone read it for her and she took a screen shot of the reader. Pretty painless.
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