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2001 Lexus RX300 Questions

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iwant change out the battery cables first ...the ones I bought have only one spot to make connections on each post ....but the Lexus 300 rx 1999 has two positive wire that are connected to two separate positive connections on the battery connect from the factory.....Question I join both Positives on the connector ....or do they need to be separted buy the type of battery connector that has the two connections?

On road loose metal nuts bolt sound. Shop said bolts loose. Noise still there I'm afraid to drive. What all is taken loose or off to replace rear valve cov gasket. Going back today do I just ask them to recheck everything they disconnected or took off? Help please someone who knows not from state of Mississippi. They were hush hush on the loose bolts. Felt like what else??? Please I would appreciate some helpful advice. They didn't do any ck for codes. I don't have over $900 again.

Squeaking from front of car under hood. I hear it mostly when the car is cold. Could it be the timing belt? Had it changed at 95k.

Mechanic says both valve cover gaskets need to be replaced. He showed me, and it did seem like both were oozing. Quite a bit of oil on my garage floor. Coincidence?

My 2001 Lexus RX300 makes this beeping sound that seems to be coming from around steering wheel area. Every time the beeping sound comes on my cruise control no longer works and I have to press the gas petal (vs. cruising obviously) my steering wheel also feels like I have less control. I was told there was a recall on the Toyota ignition. Could this be the problem on my car?

Just had work performed on my car last week.
1. FRONT PASS WINDOW IS IN-OP - CHK AND ADVISE (found voltage at
window going up, not down
2. LUBE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, CHECK ALL
FLUID LEVELS, CHECK AND ADJUST AS REQUIRED
ALL TIRE PRESSURES.
3. TIRE ROTATION
4. PERFORM COMPLIMENTARY BATTERY TEST
5. PERFORM VEHICLE INSPECTION
7. REPLACE VALVE COVER GASKET 6 CYL
8. REPLACE SPARK PLUGS AND SEALS PER DIAGNOSTICS
9. REPLACE AIR FILTER
10. PERFORM BG BRAKE FLUID SERVICE

It also seams to go into a antiskid mode and the car jerks and then straightens back up. No codes found. It only does it when you turn a corner. I also have arattle in the rear of the car when you hit a bump. I put it on a rack and see nothing wrong or shinney where it might be hitting. Are the struts bad. 100,000 on car.

The codes that appear are B1421 and B1422. I believe that code B1422 is for the solar sensor on the dash and I would like to disable it. Thanks

But could also be behind centre console. Previous owner had glovebox taken out and a servo motor; heater, replaced by Lexus.
Sounds like CD player running through all the discs. Its intermittent. Doesn't seem to matter whether the A/C is on or not. Haven't had heater on yet because it's hot here. Wondered whether the servo might be ok, just responding to a miswired signal or a short. What do you think?