1996 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Lexus ES300 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

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.

 

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

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.

Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

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1996 Lexus ES300 Questions

How to change thermostat (2 answers)

Car overheatsp

Car won't start it will turn over and want to start but wont. (2 answers)

I went to work came back parked it in front of the house and a couple hrs later went to go to the store and it wouldn't turn over had no power to start tried jumping it(had the cables wrong first think that why the alt fuse blown out ) and wouldn't start checked fuses all were good but al...

My windows buttons door lock button and gas and trunk button stopped working.What is wrong (1 answer)

I open the sunroof And now it won't close I tried to get some gasAnd push the button and it did not workIs it a fuse or something else

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1996 Lexus ES300 Recalls

Recall 99V307000
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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