1996 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Lexus ES300
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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.
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.
Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.
1996 Lexus ES300 Questions
sensor does it need replacing if the air bags were deployed?i own a 1996 LEXUS ES 300
What would it cost to fix the leak in engine oil? Any kind of quick fix? I can't be spending more than thousand $ towards this repair as car value is less than that. Any advise would be appreciated.
1996 Lexus ES300 Recalls
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.