1999 Lexus ES300 Q&A
1999 Lexus ES300 Question: A check engine light code came up that says i need a new variable valve timing gear.
A check engine light came on and the code read that it was the variable valve timing gear. Does this car have variable valve timing gears and could it be something much simpler like a sensor? Dealer wants $1800 to fix. ouch Any ideas. Plus my usually reliable mechanic is a little unfamiliar with lexus/toyota and he says he doesn't think he sees thenm in this car. Go figure. - whataguy
would be helpful to have the code that they found. it's always good to have a second opinion from a reputable Japanese specialty shop. ask around and see where other Lexus/Toyota owners go. the dealer is always going to higher the everyone else. - overbys