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2000 Lexus RX300 Question: Recommended repairs

 

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Sheila1, 3.0L V6, North Richland Hills, TX, January 27, 2011, 13:52
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I have a very low mileage 2000 Lexus RX300. I currently have 62,500 miles. I have taken very good care of the car and have performed every service recommended by the manufacturer. My dealer is now telling me I need $2500 repairs. Timing belt, water pump, rear main seal, cam and crank seals with T/belt. I am experiencing no problems and haven't noticed any leaks. Am I being given a snow job?

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    dandd January 27, 2011, 14:38
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    I would get a second opinion, sounds like your dealership is being a bit aggressive with their recommendations. The timing belt on your Lexus is not due until 90k, by mileage, though some people will recommend it needs doing after 6 -7 years.
    Again, get a second opinion from another shop:

    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=76182&car_bra...

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    Sheila1, January 28, 2011, 05:51
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    Thank you very much for your help. My problem is I don't know who I can go to for a second opinion. How do you find out who is a good mechanic and is trustworthy?

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    Visitor, March 29, 2011, 08:18

    I have the same problem. My 2000 RX 300 was purchased new in July of 2000. Just turned 61,000 miles and I got exactly the same quote ($2500) for a lot of work to be done, especially timing belt and water pump. Seems high, but I don't know of a reliable Toyota independent mechanic in the Miami, FL area. The car is probably only worth $11,000. Sheila, what did you end up doing?

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    Visitor, March 30, 2011, 05:33

    My car is running great and I declined all the service. I am watching everything carefully and looking for someone I trust to get a second opinion. Right now I think I will ignore the dealer and go by mileage on recommended service.

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