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

Engine Stall or Low Idle Due to Debris in Idle Air Control Valve

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

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.

Misfire and/or Check Engine Light Due to Failed Ignition Coil

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

All lights light up on dashboard and leaks oil (1 answer)

What should i do to repair this problems

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...

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1996 Lexus ES300 Recalls

Recall 99V307000

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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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