The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the failure for an engine oil leak. . They say that it isn't a know issue but it is and several people have tried to get help with it and Lexus will say no. The contact stated that as he started the vehicle, the check engine warning light illuminated. The sensors are like changing a spark plug.
If you are low on fuel, fill the tank with premium and see if the light goes out over a day or so. You will find by flashlight or shop light two bolts coming out of the headlight rear. First, if you recently filled the tank, go back and unscrew and re screw your gas cap until it ratchets. If you continue to see the light, have a dealer or qualified tech, scope the car and reset the lite In all likelyhood you will need one of 3 sensors. They found the leakage in the number three and number four cylinder intake valves.
Apr 11, 2009 Basically, stop driving it until you can get the transmission serviced. It was towed to a transmission specialist who had to replace the transmission. If that does not work, your safest bet is to bring it to a certified mechanic, especially one who specializes in Lexus. The transmission reingaged as I was pulling to the shoulder so I continued my trip home. My transmission totally went out with no warning. To buy a particular engine, you may or call our sales canter at 1-866-612-9788 with the stock number. Posted on Apr 05, 2009 These lights come on for several reasons, but often in relation to air fuel mixture.
Please make sure to read the engine description below and in particular match the engine size with your vehicle's motor specifications. Then just buy the part and install. With a socket wrench and 10mm socket, remove the two nuts on the headlight and pull out the headlight from the front after insuring the bulbs are removed and identified for reinstall. Apparently Lexus is not planning on resolving the issue, so what can consumers do other than complain which obviously is doing nothing to force big business to take responsibility for there poor design that resulted in unsafe costly products, leaving the consumer powerless, with no option but to pay them again to fix the problem they created in the first place. The vehicle was not repaired.
To buy a particular engine, you may buy it online or call our sales canter at 1-866-612-9788 with the stock number. If this would have happened moments sooner I could have been in a terrible accident as I was going 60 mph. If it all goes out you are fortunate. If you can safely jack up the vehicle and support it so it cannot fall on you, you can possible save some money by checking all the electrical connections to the transmission. Please make sure to read the engine description below and in particular match the engine size with your vehicle's motor specifications. We are talking about a 35,000 dollar vehicle in 2001.
Notes: Some vehicles come with several engine size options and could be very confusing. It is obvious there is a manufacturing defect that needs to be addressed before someone if not already is mangled or worst, killed. Later on the same drive home, at an interchange between freeways it happened again but this time the transmission didn't re-engage and there was almost a deadly multiple car accident. We will never process your order before verifying with you the engine information! I tried to contact Lexus, but they will not admit to this problem or help repair it or recall it. Mine was the front, right near the rad, but I know the mechanic and he is a friend who showed me the readouts and the test procedure while he worked. Be careful, it will happen with no warning. Buy your next used motor from our qualified dismantlers, junkyards and used engines dealers.
I tried to accelerate but there was no power the engine just revved. Sometimes the problem is a loose or bad connection. We will never process your order before verifying with you the engine information! On this same trip I almost lost my life three times due to this identical occurrence. It is absolutely unacceptable and unforgivable that Toyota hasn't taken responsibility for this manufacturing error and announced a complete recall and replacement of all transmissions for this year, make and model of vehicle. For my money I would ask the dealer to reset and give you the info identifying if it is sensor 1 , 2 or 3 and point out where it sits. I had previously cleaned my throttle valve and still had to replace to sensor 3 weeks later, but my fuel economy spiked when it was done.
Soon after replacement I was on another trip and I attempted to accelerate to pass a car, the transmission slipped and I barely avoided being in a deadly auto accident on the freeway with a big rig. I was just getting off the highway and my car stopped moving. . It astonishes me that a company that survives by there reputation for quality would not address what is obviously a serious and costly burden to there loyal customers. If, I keep this car and I have an accident due to their manufacturing negligence action may be taken.
Remove all but the top screw. The failure mileage was 85,000. It does not warn the driver when the has depleted. The other possibility is you might have a dirty throttle valve needing some carb spray inside where the snorkle hose attaches from the air cleaner to the throttle itself. .
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