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the light on the speedomitor bar went out, how do I get them lite again

My Criuse control is not working. The grween light flashes when Cruise is engaged. What could be the problem?

what causes the traction light to come on and what should i replace

No problems since I bought new - now check engine light stays on. Maintained basics, i.e., changed oil,etc. Independent auto shop used diagnostic analysis. Results: Intake Valve Timing P1135 CKT Bank 2. What is this and do I need to take to dealership?

I am hearing a noise when my rpm gage gets to the two when i am pushing the gas a mechanic told me that it is the valve lifter can it be a different problem?

My Catalytic converter cover fell off and I want to know if it needs replacing?

Can I put a 2002 Lexus transmission in my 1992 Lexus?

Cost in West Palm Beach Florida of Front brakes Rotors and Rear Brakes with pads & rotors

How do you know when your power steering pump is bad

I smell gas inside the car when running and the car loses acceleration at times when coming to rest. It also idle rough at times. I have had numerous repairs done on it as far as fuel injector, knock sensor, camshaft sensor replacements. I have had a large vacuum leak supposedly fixed. Could this be the problem still. I have had my mechanic work on my car for years but I think I should take it to the dealership. Just trying to save money. Help please!!

i just change the radiator wate belt timing belt and my car still leaks antifeeze and sometimes my car will fill like its decresing speed and the o/d light flashes on and off then stays off what else could it be

1995, Lexus, ES350
The front panel in the middle has controls for radio, Air conditioning, heating, defrost, air, and has a tape recording slot.
The control panel has not been working for two days.
I see yellow brake light warning on on the dashboard (speedometer panel). Brake lights are not working too.
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The shift stick gets stuck only in the Parking position.
I am able to drive around by releasing the lock & not shifting the stick to P position.
I keep the shift in the neutral position and use parking brakes instead, to be able to use the car.
What is causing the problem?
Good year checked the inside and the fuses in the hood, and pulled each one of them out one by one to check, and found no bad fuse.
They gave me back my car with shift stick jammed, adding to my problems.
However, they fixed the problem they had created, but temporarily.
I reached home, and the problem popped up again, after I tried to pull the fuses out myself and put it back in.
Now I am dealing with two problems.
Front middle panel with AC, heating, radio & tape not working, and shift stick gets locked in Parking position & the brake light display by the speedometer is on, though the brakes lights are doing okay when I pump the brakes.
Do you know what is most likely causing the front middle panel to be not working?
And what is most likely causing the stick shift getting locked in the parking position.
And, what is causing the yellow brake lights in the dash board to be staying on?

I will appreciate if I get the right guidance. Happy Holidays!

Struts were recently replaced but not sure if the Strut Mounts were replaced.

My Lexus 94 ES 300 is more than 200,000 Millas.Every day in the mornning take at list 10 minutes to be warn and start movin.After that is complete silent and ran great.But sometimes I smell like gas when I have to stop.

check engine light on and traction light diagnoise test said open or short circuit condition, or poor electrical condition, or failed SSV DSL

Check engine light comes on - code says that the engine is heating too slowly.

my heater fan is stuck on low.is this a bad relay? how doi checkit?

At what mileage should I have the transmission fluid flushed? Me Lex has 72,000 miles and as far as I know has never had the fluid changed. I don't want to push because I LOVE this car!

My Lexus is overheating within 15 minutes of running the engine. I think the water pump is not working and needs to
be replaced. The car has over 250,000 miles on it. Is the
water pump easy to replace? Where can I get a set of instructions to do this job myself?

Tried to start car this morning and would not start. There was a single click only. Pulled out starter, it tested good. Battery is a few months old, could it possibly be bad? Voltage was over 12 volts at starter terminal. Plug to cylinoid also showed 12 volts when tested. What is the next thing I should check?

Car only has 30,000 miles on it even though it is 11 years old. Does it need a new timing belt?

Car only has 30,0000 miles on it even though it is 11 years old. does it need a new timing belt because of the age of the car?

sand and paint rear bumper, and paint front bumper

I was driving in street traffic. Car suddenly loses acceleration while in drive. Acts like it's in idle when I depress accelerator. Tow driver said he's never seen an ES300 do this...towed it to Lexus dealership, waiting to hear their diagnosis and estimate for repair.

I have a 95 lexus for only a few months and then the engine blew out, Triple A told me it would cost about 1800 bucks to repair, is this a fare price?? get back to me RP fam.

Needs a Tune Up where should I go & how much will it cost? The car has 90,000 miles on I need to know the best place & best cost for a tune up?

Car has been sitting for months and last time I drove it ran great. It fires right up and runs good buy after it warms up it starts to misfire or rough idle
any ideas?

the door will not open from the outside but will from the inside on the drivers side

brought car for a local dealership here in arlington,texas which the dealer brought from a renter car com. in florida. i kept up with oil changes and other maintenace even drover car to south texas this past may 2010 no problems until last week 11-26-2010 the car stop on my wife while she was driven to work. car never started up since. had a cert.lexus mach.dign. and was determined that engine was badly maintain due from lack of oil changes. i do have my domon my oil changes so please help me with a number to asst. me with this repair iam on disabillity and can use what have cause i this love this car

AT TIMES THE EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT COMES ON FOR NO REASON, YOU CAN LIFT THE RELEASE AND AT TIMES THIS WILL MAKE IT GO OUT, OTHER TIMES NOT