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#8357 of 9498 Extended Warranty
Oct 19, 2004 (7:28 pm)
According to the Edmunds Maintenance Guide you will be coming up on $378.74 expense for the 90K service which would not be covered by warranty. That service should put you in good shape and my opinion would be to say NO on the extended warranty! See below:
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2000 Lexus RX 300 4 Dr STD 4WD Wagon
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or less 25,000
to 49,999 50,000
to 74,999 75,000
to 99,999 100,000
Part Description Part Cost
Engine oil $ 13.25
Oil filter $ 6.60
Timing belt $ 44.60
Total Estimated Parts Cost $ 64.45
Labor Action Item Labor Cost
Inspect Air conditioning system $ 5.46
Check level Automatic transmission fluid $ 1.09
Inspect Ball joints $ 5.46
Inspect Body $ 2.73
Inspect Brake lines, hoses & connections $ 1.09
Inspect Brake system $ 21.84
Inspect Cabin air filter $ 16.38
Inspect Chassis & body $ 2.73
Check level Differential fluid $ 5.46
Retorque bolts Drive shaft $ 5.46
Change Engine oil $ 10.92
Inspect Fuel system $ 5.46
Inspect Fuel tank, cap & lines $ 2.73
Replace Oil filter $ 5.46
Perform Road test $ 5.46
Inspect Steering linkage $ 5.46
Inspect Steering rack $ 5.46
Replace Timing belt $ 169.26
Rotate Wheels & tires $ 16.38
Total Estimated Labor Cost $ 294.29
Total Estimated Costs
Total Estimated Parts Cost For Your Area $ 64.45
Total Estimated Labor Cost For Your Area $ 294.29
Total Estimated Cost (excluding tax)* $ 358.74
*This Total Estimated Cost includes the preventive maintenance items recommended by Lexus. The facility that services your vehicle may perform different, greater, or fewer procedures that can affect the cost you incur. For example, engine oil change and filter replacement are commonly performed by dealer and independent service facilities at special prices. These "special price" services do not typically include all of the additional procedures recommended by Lexus at each service interval.
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#8358 of 9498 re: flickering lights and bad accelaration [dkeyes]
Oct 28, 2004 (11:25 am)
I experienced these exact symptoms 3 days ago on my 2001 Toyota Highlander--headlights and panel lights flickering ever so slightly at first, then the car stumbling while accelerating yesterday. FIX WAS A NEW BATTERY. The shop I took it to used their Interstate ED-18 analyzer (really cool) and the Battery test failed--on the diags printout it actually said "battery replacement highly recommended". What's surprising is the OEM battery (Panasonic) was only 3 years old as of August and the indicator light was still showing blue. The mechanic told me it's possible one of the cells went out. Anyway, I now have an Optima Redtop--no more flickering after first drive and no more stumbling . . . whew! Actually, I also had the famous hesitation issue, but now can't seem to reproduce it.
#8359 of 9498 re: flickering lights and bad accelaration
Nov 02, 2004 (4:49 am)
What model Optima Red Top did they use for your Highlander? How's the fit? The Optima Red Top website claims they don't have a battery to fit the Highlander.
#8360 of 9498 re: RedTop Model
Nov 03, 2004 (3:46 am)
They installed a 75/35 with the included platform--fits perfectly. If the length of the battery cables is not a concern, not sure how it is on the RX300, I'd go with the 34/78 which is better.
#8361 of 9498 Passing along a tip
Nov 08, 2004 (9:49 am)
My 2001 RX300 (38K) wouldn't start this morning and it turned out to be a dirty gas tank. The Lexus guy said it's OK to use 87 octane, just pour in a gas cleaner every 7000 miles. This is good preventative maintenance.
#8362 of 9498 Re: Passing along a tip [hcu87]
Nov 08, 2004 (10:12 am)
Is the Lexus tech saying that 87 octane is some how dirtier compare to the higher octane?
#8363 of 9498 Re: Passing along a tip [jguo]
Nov 08, 2004 (12:00 pm)
87 octane should no be any dirtier than higher octane. I really question the logic of this Lexus tech.
#8364 of 9498 Re: Passing along a tip [jguo]
Nov 08, 2004 (1:35 pm)
He didn't say that it was dirtier but he did indicate that long term use of 87 octane might not be as favorable as that of higher octane fuels. What he said was that there was residue (in the gas tank? in the fuel injectors
?) that prevented the car from starting up normally. Supposedly, the fuel additive, used regularly, will prohibit that from happening. Also, I have to admit that I always buy the cheapest 87 octane so that probably doesn't help.
#8365 of 9498 radio repair
Nov 08, 2004 (8:50 pm)
I need to re-attach the silver posts to my RX300 radio 2 main knobs i.e. the round silver posts that the black knobs attach to, the lexus dealer says it cant be done, and I need a new radio,is this true
Nov 10, 2004 (5:50 pm)
Seems unlikely to me although I have no knowledge of your specific problem. I'd try a shop that specializes in automotive sound systems etc. for a second opinion.