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    New to me 2009 Lexus RX 350

    Hello all, Haven't been on this forum for a while--that's good news. Nothing has broken recently! I just acquired a new-to-me 2009 Lexus RX 350 AWD. It has 115,000 miles on it. Mostly standard features but it does have the towing package. 3.5 engine. Seems to be all in good shape and it runs...
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    Tire Monitoring System 08 Saturn Vue

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Saturn MODEL: Vue YEAR: 2008 MILES: 189,000 ENGINE: 3.5 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... The Tire Pressure Monitoring telltale light flashes for about a minute on startup and then stays on. Per the manual, this indicates a fault in the system. My guess...
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    Saturn Vue '08 3.5 Oil Leak

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Saturn MODEL:Vue YEAR:2008 MILES:190K ENGINE:3.5 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I've been looking for this leak for quite some time. Finally found a steady drip. See attached pic, where drip is in the area circled. The white thing on the right is the...
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    O2 Sensor CEL

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 333K ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I bought this car in March, 2015. It had 258K on it at the time. Several thousand miles after getting it, I got a CEL for Low Voltage on Bank 2 Sensor 2. I cleared...
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    Lexus ES330 Valve Cover Studs

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 320,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I am going to replace the valve cover gasket on the front bank (closest to the bumper). It is leaking some oil out of the front of the valve cover. Question: do I...
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    General Question about Oil Changes

    Hello all, The mowing season where I live starts about late March/early April and ends by November 1. I typically change the oil in my mower (it's a Toro zero turn with a Toro-branded engine--has an oil filter) once a year. This is residential mowing only. No commercial use. I probably mow about...
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    2004 Honda Odyssey NOT designed for water sports

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Honda MODEL: Odyssey YEAR: 2004 MILES: 184K and probably no more ENGINE: V6, damp DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I sure don't want to call any names, but I will anyway. My wife decided to drive through 2 feet of standing water, left here by the...
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    '08 Saturn Vue Thermostat

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Saturn MODEL: Vue YEAR: 2008 MILES: 175,000 ENGINE: LZ4-3.5L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Not getting heat in to the cabin. Suspect thermostat is stuck open. Found what appears to be the thermostat, at the end of the lower radiator hose, down low...
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    O2 Sensor, 2005 Lexus ES330

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 285,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Code PO137 set. I cleared the code to see if it would come back. Code came back after a few hundred miles with PO136. Both point to O2 sensor Bank 1, Sensor 2. Using...
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    2008 Saturn Vue XE low oil pressure warning

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Saturn MODEL: Vue YEAR: 2008 MILES: 175,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I previously posted about this issue. A few months ago, there was an occasional flicker of the oil pressure light (only while at idle). The warnings became more...
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    AT Fluid 2005 Lexus ES330

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES:272,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... This car is new to me since March. Plenty of miles on it! I bought it from the dealer and am the second owner. The first owner bought it 10 years ago and traded it...
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    2008 Saturn Vue XE oil light flicker

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Saturn MODEL: Vue XE YEAR: 2008 MILES: 165,000 ENGINE: 3.5 V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... My daughter has had this car for a couple of years. No engine troubles. Had a tranny problem after she owned it a year but no engine issues. Oil changes...
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    2005 Lexus ES330 rear brake pad replacement

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 265,000 ENGINE:V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I have changed lots of brake pads in my time. My new-to-me Lexus ES330 has developed the tell-tale chirp that suggests I need new pads in the back. Anything...
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    Lexus ES330, Part III, sunroof wind noise

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES:263,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I continue to be thrilled with my good fortune of landing this car on the cheap about a month ago. Best riding car I have ever driven. I have been searching the...
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    K&N Oil Filter

    Hello all, I have a new-to-me Lexus ES330. 2005 with only 263,000 miles on it. Time for the first oil change came up and the best buy on synthetic oil was a 5QT bottle of Castrol full synthetic that came with a free K&N oil filter. I have never used anything K&N and have heard that their air...
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    New to me 2005 Lexus ES330, Part II

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 260,000 ENGINE: V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... My second project on me new-to-me Lexus ES330 is on the horizon. The front* valve cover gasket appears to be leaking. The leading edge of the front valve cover has...
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    New to me 2005 Lexus ES330

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lexus MODEL: ES330 YEAR: 2005 MILES: 250,000 ENGINE: V6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Hello all! I totaled my Lincoln MKX and bought a new but really old Lexus. It has a lot of miles and some cosmetic dings, but rides and drives great. So I bought it...
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    2008 Saturn Vue Brake Caliper Bolts

    2008 Saturn Vue VIN N 3.5 V6 AWD Greetings all, I am replacing the left front wheel speed sensor. This required removing the brake caliper bracket. The bolts came out slowing and appeared to have been installed with thread locker. I checked my Alldata subscription and it says to tighten those...
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    2009 Lincoln MKX spark plug change snafu

    2009 Lincoln MKX V-6 92,500 miles Hello all, This car is new-to-me. Right after I bought it, I pulled the easiest spark plug to have a look. Plug looked OK for 90,000ish miles. Decided to change them today, a little earlier than the recommended 100K, because I had the time. When I pulled the...
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    Satellite Radio question, lincoln MKX compatibility

    Hello all, As you might recall from my recent threads, I gave up on my 2005 Caddy SRX and got a new-to-me 2009 Lincoln MKX. The satellite radio in the Caddy has a lifetime subscription. Is there any chance I can take that unit from the Caddy and put it in the Lincoln? In other words, is the unit...