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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Lexus RX330 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/2/2011
    Wha size is the nut that hold the hub assembly in place on the lexus rx 330
     
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  • joseph
    joseph - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/9/2011
    My car doesn't seem to go into an gear other than reverse?
    I have a 95 lexus ES 300 with around 160,000 miles. I drove the car this afternoon and it drove fine. However I started it up tonight to go to my sister's and I reversed out of the driveway just fine but when I put the car into drive it tried to pull forward and ...
     
    • yboy82
      3/9/2011 yboy82
      Try to check out this TSB for your vehicle

      1995 Lexus Es300 Power Train Service Bulletin 231782
      NHTSA: Action Number: 52030 Service Bulletin Number: 231782

      Report Date:
      Apr 25, 1997Component:
      Power Train

      Summary: A541e valve body gasket no 2. *jd
      yboy82
      3/9/2011 yboy82
      If you want to check out the TSB's and Recall for your vehicle just visit this link http://www.automd.com/recall-tsb/search/
      just click the tittle of the TSB or Recall to see its summary.
  • greg
    greg - 1994 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2011
    Transmission speed sensor not registering
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      You might referring to vehicle speed sensor? If the sensor reading is not correct shifting performance is affected. Have it scanned to verify the fault, when this one fails, replacement is the only solution.
  • joseph
    joseph - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/24/2011
    My car doesn't seem to have any gear but reverse?
    I have a 95 lexus ES 300 with around 160,000 miles. I drove the car this afternoon and it drove fine. However I started it up tonight to go to my sister's and I reversed out of the driveway just fine but when I put the car into drive it tried to pull forward and ...
     
    • Bill
      2/24/2011 Bill
      Check fluid level first and hope a band or a torque converter didn't go bad. When backing in the future, make sure you come to a complete stop before putting in drive for least amount of strain on transmission internal parts and service transmission at recommended intervals. I really don't know how to put a very good spin on this.
      Bill
      2/24/2011 joseph
      I checked the fluid and topped it off the issue I came across when I did that was puffs of smoke coming out of the tube that the trans fluid dipstick goes in. It seems that there is a pretty common solenoid problem with this model and I'm hoping that's what it is because I can afford to fix that. Then again I don't even know where to find a solenoid or what they look like. :(
      Bill
      2/25/2011 Bill
      After topping off does it move now?
      Bill
      2/25/2011 Bill
      Because a bad solenoid won't smoke like you are describing.
  • Harvey
    Harvey - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/20/2011
    Once my car is fully warmed up, why will it no longer shift into overdrive?
    The car has 178,000 mi and recently has had engine work including its first timing belt replacement (long overdue), and is running superbly. Also the transmission has been serviced and the fluid replaced an extra time. Finally, it needed a new thermostat, and, since ...
     
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  • pam
    pam - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/17/2011
    My suv is put puting with the engine light on. i've put a oxy. sensor on it and cleaned fuel injectorer, oil rings oil
    It will run good for 24 hours and start putting again and light comes back on......
     
    • yboy82
      2/17/2011 yboy82
      Before your replaced your oxygen sensor did you diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool? If you already did that, can you post the extracted trouble code?
  • joel
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      P0770 LEXUS - Shift Solenoid E Malfunction

      Symptoms
      - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
      - Transmission will not shift gears.
      Possible causes
      - Low transmission fluid level
      - Dirty transmission fluid
      - Faulty shift solenoid E valve
      - Shift solenoid E valve harness or connectors
      - Shift solenoid E valve circuit is open or shorted
      P0770 LEXUS Description
      The ECM uses the signals from the Throttle Position Sensor and Air–flow Meter to monitor the engagement condition of the lock–up clutch. Then the ECM compares the engagement condition of the lock–up clutch with the lock–up schedule in the ECM memory to detect mechanical trouble of the shift solenoid valve SLU, valve body, torque converter clutch and automatic transmission assembly
      When is the code detected?
      The P0770 code is detected when Lock–up does not occur when driving in the lock–up range (normal driving at 80 km/h [50 mph]), or lock–up remains ON in the lock–up OFF range.
  • davis
    davis - 1999 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/6/2011
    How to loosen belt tension arm to get belt back on
     
    • James Vaughn
      1/6/2011 James Vaughn
      there is a bolt in the middle of the pulley that you attach a ratchet onto to take the tension off the tensioner pulley. some also have a hole that is square shaped that fit a 3.8 in. ratchet. either way you need some pretty good leverage to take the tension off so the longer the ratchet the better. may use a cheater bar as well. i.e. a pipe on the end of a ratchet
      James Vaughn
      1/6/2011 davis
      the bolt actually loosen and came off. I took the pully wheel off to see if i saw anything where i could stick a wrench in but all it is a round hole where the bolt goes through that i took off. If i push down on the pulley it will move down but i cant get enough leverage to get the belt to fit. Now is that bolt suppose to come off
      James Vaughn
      1/6/2011 James Vaughn
      no it is not. the bolt i assume u removed is the one that is holding the tensioner pully on. there are also places designed on the block to use for leverage if u slide a pry bar on the arm to this anchor point for additional leverage
  • kim
    kim - 1995 Lexus GS300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/6/2011
    My car is jerking when you put it in gear and when it shifts into 2nd and 3rd
     
    • Bill
      1/6/2011 Bill
      Have you checked fluid level. And does it do it when vehicle is at operating temperature?
    • kim
      1/6/2011 kim
      i have changed the fluid and yes.i had a valve cover gasket put on and it has done that ever since then dude messed my car up and went out of business
  • Jim Stevenson
    Jim Stevenson - 2001 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/31/2010
    Can the knock sensors be cleaned if not where are they and how hard are they to change out
    Trans won't shift into overdrive all of the time...code pulls up bad knock sensor and bad o2 sensor
     
  • Jim Stevenson
    Jim Stevenson - 2001 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/31/2010
    Can the knock sensors be cleaned or do they have to be replaced? If so, where are they and how do you get to them?
    Trans won't shift into overdrive all the time code shows knock sensor bad and o2 sensor bad
     
    • James Vaughn
      12/31/2010 James Vaughn
      your knock sensor won't affect your trans not shifting into o/d. knock sensor is on the intake plenum but as i said it won't affect the o/d problem in your trans. the knock sensor adjusts the timing so your engine won't knock when you use gasoline of a lower octane level.
  • angie
    angie - 1999 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/25/2010
    I have multiple codes but todays code is P0300. Please help
    I have had a solenoid valve code and a VVT code as well. My RPM dial fuctuates from 3 4 5 even when I am cruising at 60 and not accelerating. I just got a full tune up about 6 weeks ago. This fixed my idling rough. However now my car shakes under the hood at a ...
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number....
      The first thing to try would be new spark plugs plugs and plug wires. This fixes misfires the majority of the time. If that doesn't help check the rotor and fuel injectors. .....good luck and happy holidays

    • RX 300 Disaster
      12/24/2010 RX 300 Disaster
      The ES3000 has the same motor as the RX300. Like Joe says replace the spark plugs. There are not any wires . There are 6 ignition coils. Usually they do not need replaced. Autozone can check them or use a voltage tester to see if you get the same readout then they are o.k.
      RX 300 Disaster
      12/24/2010 angie
      I just got a tune up and all 6 plugs were changed. Could my coils be messed up already
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/25/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Yes, it could be coils. Wait until there are more codes That identify the affected cylinders unless you know them. Repost with the add'l info.
    • joseph
      12/25/2010 joseph
      If you have code P0300 more likely there is vacuum leak.
  • Renold Rose
    Renold Rose - 2004 Lexus GX470 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/8/2010
    Transmission wont engaged
    I tried to jump start battery dead, replaced battery vehicle starts, engine light, brake, ABS and VSC light stays on. Transmission wont engage, power window, seats, sunroof not working, brake light wont come on when depressed pedal. The horn blows and power lock is ...
     
    • yboy82
      12/8/2010 yboy82
      You can purchase a scan tool to be able to diagnose your vehicle with it, to verify if you have a stored trouble code and to verify if all your electrical controls and sensors are still functioning well. You can visit this link to see a list of available scan tool http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/)
    • yboy82
      12/8/2010 yboy82
      If your transmission doesn’t engage the common (but not limited) causes of it are low or no transmission fluid, worn/damage torque converter splines, worn/damaged pump and worn/damage neutral safety switch.

      If you diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool the extracted trouble code will help you find the fault of your vehicle’s problem and you can post the code here.
  • tmhind
    tmhind - 1991 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/8/2010
    Transmission will not shift into ovrdrive when lights are on?
    Transmission shifts just fine when headlights are turned off on my 1991 Lexus LS 400. But turn the headlights on and it will not shift into drive or overdrive even though shift is in proper location? Any idea as to what will cause this?
     
    • TrashFormers (
      12/8/2010 TrashFormers (
      no idea hir............anyne?.............want tu lern olso.................tnk u fur sharing....................(",)............u
 
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