1997 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Lexus ES300 ProblemsCheck 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.
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 QuestionsThe engine makes sort of a revving sound... (1 answer)
Just purchased the car, hoping it would be a reliable choice, now day 3, I hear a revving sound while in the lower gears, it doesn't happen all the time and didn't happen at all when I test drove it.
Any idea what this might be?
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