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  • kevin
    kevin - 1993 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/28/2015
    After 30 plus minutes of driving transmission slips
    vehicle mileage 86000 this slipping started after traveling 100 miles round trip at constant 55mph for three days.
    • Auto Repair Services
      Looking after your transmission is important, so don't neglect it. ... Follow your manual very carefully when checking and adding fluid. ... Warming up the engine/transmission for about 30 seconds to a minute before driving is best practice.
  • kewal
    kewal - 1991 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/13/2015
    Transmission problem. It wont take the reverse gear only.
    mileage is 200k. Changed the gearbox converter,valve body. topped up with fluid. Drive works but reverse isn't working. Checked the wiring but still cant find the problem.
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  • kewal
    kewal - 1991 Lexus LS400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/13/2015
    Transmission problem. It wont take the reverse gear only.
    mileage is 200k. Changed the gearbox converter,valve body. topped up with fluid. Drive works but reverse isn't working. Checked the wiring but still cant find the problem.
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  • GLSmith
    GLSmith - 2014 Lexus GS350 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2015
    Is there an easy fix for Transmission Hesitation while in Drive in all 'Modes' ?
    I have driven several late model Toyota Camery models and have owned 2011 and 2014 GS350. All have repeatedly evidenced (but not reproducibly) a hesitation when turning or when accelerating at low speeds. In essense, the accelerator simply goes 'offline' and has ...
    • Jimm
      2/27/2015 Jimm
      Since the MY is 2014 and should still be covered by the warranty - this would be the place to start - at the dealerships. Leave the vehicle with them until it is satisfactorily repaired. On the surface - this does not sound like an easy fix.

      Try this website for more information;
  • jess
    jess - 2000 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/25/2015
    Audomatic transmission
    When I put it reverse it feels like its skipping but the other gear d n 2 and low are working just fine. It still does it when warm or cold. Plus the engine light is on the obd 2 report says it is miss firing so we are waiting to put in parts but will it help with ...
    • Aaroncgray
      2/25/2015 Aaroncgray
      Powertrain Control System
      · Electrical inputs/outputs, vehicle wiring harnesses, powertrain control module, SSA on, transmission range (TR) sensor
      · Run On-Board Diagnostics tests. Refer to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual for diagnosis.

      External Shift Linkage
      · Damaged, out of adjustment
      · Inspect and repair as necessary. Verify linkage adjustment. After repairing linkage, verify that the transmission range (TR) sensor is correctly adjusted.

      Incorrect Pressures
      · Low line pressure
      · Check pressure at line pressure tap. Carry out Line Pressure and Stall Speed Tests. Refer to Special Testing Procedures in this section. If pressure is low, check the following possible components: main control, pump assembly, reverse clutch assembly, low/reverse clutch assembly. For any future writing works you can use this uk essay writing service( ) for better support.
    • Jimm
      2/25/2015 Jimm
      The check engine light is located on the dash and stays on if the computerized engine control system detects an engine performance or emissions problem.

      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.
      There are literally hundreds of possible codes - so this first step is important to begin any diagnosis.
  • Erik Edwards
    Erik Edwards - 2001 Lexus LS430 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/11/2015
    P1346 and p1349 code comes on. has both CEL and trac off lights.
    I have a 2001 Lexus LS430 with 140k miles on it. The CEL came on with VSC off. I hooked up a code reader and it said P1346 and P1349. there is other data that came up like LFTF b1 % and and STFT b2 %
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  • David
    David - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/18/2015
    Car starts But will not shift out of neutral.
    My car has 200000 plus miles on it. It starts but cannot shift out of neutral. My dashboard lights have been failing. Is there a fuse in the gears that could have failed?
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  • David
    David - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/16/2015
    Will not shift out of park, why?
    I parked car, now it will not come out of park. It starts ok but can't shift out of park. The 1995 Lexus has over 200000 miles on it
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  • Big D
    Big D - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/7/2015
    What would cause my car to bind up
    when I was driving, car felt like brakes were locking up, car wouldn't move, when I gave it more gas it would move but with loud banging as if some part was locked, moves fine in reverse or neutral, doesn't feel like transmission, just had rotors and brakes ...
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  • Jean M Baron
    Jean M Baron - 1993 Lexus SC400 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/3/2015
    Transmission malfunctioning. Will not ingage forward nor back ward. whe ingaging gear shift in drive i get no motion .
    120,000. miles
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  • Jay
    Jay - 1996 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/24/2014
    Why wont my car go/pull once I give it gas?
    Vehicle has 250k plus miles. I initially had the transmission serviced and this did not resolve the issue. It was then suggested that I replace the transmission, which I did; again to no resolve. The problem typically occurs when you are taking off from a stopped ...
    • GT500Knights
      12/24/2014 GT500Knights
      This could be due to many issues, but your description is somewhat vague. What happens when you press on the accelerator? Does the engine die? Does it rev up but still not move? Do the Rpms simply not increase, and the engine bucks?
  • Dona Allinder
    Dona Allinder - 2001 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/19/2014
    Passing Gear has too much fuel
    When getting on highway you can feel it going into passing gear but if you keep accelerating you feel a thump right after it goes into passing gear. If you don't accelerate it wont thump. Also the passing gear works fine most times cannot diagnose. New ...
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  • Suzi Lynn
    Suzi Lynn - 1999 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/19/2014
    Faulty Speed Sensor??
    Hello Mileage is 200,000. I think I might have faulty speed sensor and am wondering if you can confirm if I give you details. Car runs smoothly, except will often not transfer to overdrive. Although if I stop, turn the car off and then turn back on it will go into ...
    • macgiver
      9/19/2014 macgiver
      You have problem with electrical, knock sensor can make this happen.
      Change it....
      Hope this can help you.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/19/2014
    Backed up went to put in drive and the shifter just move freely and does not engage transition
    • macgiver
      9/19/2014 macgiver
      You have transmission link cable problem, cable has damage.
      Open your transmission shifter, you can look cable has move out from pin, just put it back and clam it.
      hope this can help you.
  • Sam
    Sam - 2003 Lexus ES300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/17/2014
    Driving to Big Bear City the car could not clime faster than 40 mph, elevation 4000, temp 100f . We have driven higher
    This is the first time we had problem with incline. No sign of over heating total load 2 people 300 ib + 200 car has 184000 miles
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