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 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.
1997 Lexus ES300 Questions
new starter, ignition switch, battery. checked fuses pertains to ignition.
Gas tank emptys quick. Leak doesnt seem to be from.a crack in rank. Looks.like its leaking from the top of gas tank. Moist with fuel around all sides of gas tank. Car turns on but lags and seems to have to be cranked for a lil longer to start. Butwhen car is warmed up it turns on smoother and qui...
1997 Lexus ES300 Recalls
1997 Lexus ES300 Reviews
My 1992 Lexus ES300 was the real champ. It achieved 249,850 miles before I sold it. The biggest cost items for that car were the front and rear seals, which eventually wear out and the timing belt replacement. Other than that it was a great car, had very good mileage (32 mpg on the highway) and carried me many places without failure or drama. Now I have a 1997 Lexus ES300. Although I am...
issues with the EVAP suspension and steering