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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-23-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mlacomb
Brake pedal position is going to have absolutely...

Brake pedal position is going to have absolutely zero to do with how the car starts - aside from not pressing it will mean the car doesn't go into start mode.

Let's start with basics - and that...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-22-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mlacomb
For TPMS, check all 5 pressures. If you don't...

For TPMS, check all 5 pressures. If you don't want to reset the learned pressure, just increase the one you know is triggering the condition (likely the spare, been there done that.) It may take a...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-04-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,355
Posted By mlacomb
I think the intention was more around "you...

I think the intention was more around "you upgrade to a back-up camera" - not an "update to the back-up camera".

i.e. I have no back up camera, so I could install one.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-24-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By mlacomb
I had this happen on my ES for a spell and never...

I had this happen on my ES for a spell and never did figure out what was happening. Had it in to the shop at least once and they couldn't replicate it. On mine, it sounded like the starter was...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-07-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By mlacomb
Given miles per gallon of 28 @ 87 and 30 @ 91+,...

Given miles per gallon of 28 @ 87 and 30 @ 91+, the sheet I just put together states that the cost per mile differential makes sense if the difference between 87 and 91 is 10 cents or less with base...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-13-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By mlacomb
If the passenger is in the seat, the...

If the passenger is in the seat, the light/message stays on. Nothing you can do.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-20-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,287
Posted By mlacomb
Even if Takata files for bankruptcy, companies...

Even if Takata files for bankruptcy, companies such as Toyota will still not want to have dead passengers on their hands.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-19-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,287
Posted By mlacomb
Columbus Ohio - completed a week ago.

Columbus Ohio - completed a week ago.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-16-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,481
Posted By mlacomb
I've done this on other cars - if your car is low...

I've done this on other cars - if your car is low on refrigerant, you have a leak. Ultimately get that sorted for longevity of the Air Conditioning system.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-01-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By mlacomb
Ah; okay so #3 I've experienced as well - almost...

Ah; okay so #3 I've experienced as well - almost as if it holds a gear and slows down abnormally. Probably nothing to worry about. I'd pay particular attention to #2 in the above though, if you're...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-01-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By mlacomb
The ES doesn't have a CVT, it has a 6 speed...

The ES doesn't have a CVT, it has a 6 speed transmission.

So - to go through your questions:

1. Jerk when starting from 0: Does this mean that your head goes back when accelerating lightly?...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-14-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
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: 249
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: 1,082
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: 749
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: 467
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: 565
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: 565
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: 397
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: 746
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: 2,290
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: 282
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: 8,064
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: 606
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: 606
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...
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