1997 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Lexus ES300
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1997 Lexus ES300 ProblemsEngine 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.
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.
1997 Lexus ES300 QuestionsWhen locking the doors after a few minutes the alarm goes off & fob problem (1 answer)
It doesn't happen all the time but when I lock the doors the alarm will go off for no reason. Also I have the key fob but it is broken where it attaches to a lot chain can I get a new fob for this car or can I just replace the battery in the old one