1996 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Lexus ES300

1996 Lexus ES300 Problems

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

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1996 Lexus ES300 Questions

back when you give it more gas to pick up speed

or shut off sometimes if i try to take off it cuts offbut if i stay below 60 it do fine.do anybody know the problem

When I took it in for last oil change, I was given a list by the shop of things that will need to fixed in the near future.
1. P/S reservoir, leaking, will monitor
2. rack and pinon leaking will monitor
3. L/F axel boot slinging grease
4. valve cover gaskets starting to leak
5. crank seal st...

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1996 Lexus ES300 Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

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1996 Lexus ES300 Reviews

Purchsed in 2005 with 130K. Now have 301K...I maintain very well and Lexus is extremely reliable and relatively predictable. Transmission has had problems in drive,(starting at 275K) only when cold, but fine when hot. Engine is excellent.. Normal wear item repairs..Cooling fan runs off p/s and due to age the lines leading to fan are extremely important and needed replacement due to age.Most par...

Reliable Car. Enough said.

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