The Check Engine Light may come on because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. Replacement of the failed sensor should correct this concern.
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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 the mass air flow sensor sends incorrect information to the engine control computer. This can cause a loss of power on acceleration. A failed mass air flow sensor will require replacement.
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.
Intermittent failure of the purge control valve in the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system may cause the Check Engine Light light to illuminate.
2000 Lexus RX300 Questions and Answers
The code i now retrieve is p0171. It says to lean bank 1. Please help.
Answer received from Repair pal was there could be a vacuum leak at the intake manifold. Need to know where the air flow meter is on the car.
I am told the dryer must be replaced with the air conditioner compressor.
my A/C drops out when I am stopped or idling. It comes back cold when I start driving. What needs to be replaced and can I do it myself?
2000 Lexus RX300 Reviews
would the shift shaft seal keep the car from shifting rears.. mine if stuck in reverse and the shifter hand moves
I had purchased the 2000 RX300 model and only at 65K miles started giving me more issues compared to any other cars that i have driven. Never had any issues on my other cars for at least 98K miles. But this was a big headache for me one problem after the other. 1st of all never in my life will i purchase a Toyota Branded upscaled car like Lexus nor any Toyota branded vehicles.
At 65k - Rear Main Seal Leak
At 69K - O2 Sensors Bad
AT 73K - Knock Sensor Bad
At 86K - Water leak from windshield
At 96K - Charcal Canister bad
At 98K - Check oil light.
Toyota did deploy inferior quality parts on this vehicle since it was a 1st Gen Car and most of the parts came from either made for Camry or Avalon in the same year. Other than interior nothing is facny in these cars, except a upper scalled version of a Highlander. If they had used good components and had a Quality control on the vehicles they make, we would not see so many recalls in these past 2 years right from Toyota to Lexus.
I bought my Lexus from Lexus of Orlando and aside from some oil changes services I have always serviced at L of O. I have received very good service from them though, however, they are very expensive and now that the unit is rather old I would like to have it serviced at shops I can save some money on repairs but who are rliable and knwo how to repair this type of vehicle. Is there a realiable shop in Kissimmee, Fl I can use.
My 2000 RX3000 has almost 170,000 miles and the only items I've replaced have been the fuel sensors and the electronic window panel (which I bought off a wrecked car from Craig's list for $175 which was almost $1000 less than Lexus wanted). Love this car - drive it everyday! I do have every recommended service from the dealer and on schedule.
Amazing vehicle. Purchased new in 2000 and have driven it for 11 years. I have 275,000 miles on it. Only major issue was a transmission at 218,000 miles. Cost me about $3800 because I had it done at the dealer. They quoted me $4600, but when I threatened to go to an independent, they came down to $3800. Did check with an independent and they would have done it for around $2000-$2500. Went with the dealer because I didn't know how reputable the independent was. Now use Angie's list. In any case, outside of normal wear and tear (brakes, tires, etc)I've not had any issues. By the way, goes great in snow with AWD. Never been stuck in the 11 years and we get a lot of snow in the mountains. Just keeps going.