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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#5316 of 5443 Lexus ES 300 Idle Imbalance
Aug 25, 2006 (7:16 am)
My 1999 Lexus ES 300 runs great, but occasionaly it will start and then immediately die because it can't hold an idle. Sometimes I can try again and it's fine, other times I really have to gas it and gas it - and get lucky. I then may drive it the rest of the day and it will be fine. Then a week later the same thing comes and goes. Any insight please?
Thanks, C Kotulak
#5317 of 5443 1998 ES 300 questions/comments
Aug 29, 2006 (8:29 pm)
Does this model have any type of micro filter for the a/c system, and if so, where is the filter located?
Also, I've read several posts about the Octane/gasoline to use. My manual says 87, but to use at least 91 for a better performance.
I was surprised to read that for tire psi, it recommends only 26 psi, for a light to normal passenger load.
#5318 of 5443 Re: Changing the default lock/unlock settings [tomd]
Sep 01, 2006 (9:38 am)
Tom - I too had the same question a few months ago. I wanted the doors to unlock when placing in park. I was ready to have the dealer change the settings but somehow was able to figure it out myself. After several failed attempts then some help from a buddy who also has a ES330 I was able to do it. Try patience, carefully read the manual, and be prepared for more failed attempts until it works. It will work since we both accomplished the same change in settings on our cars.
#5319 of 5443 Re: Lexus ES 300 Idle Imbalance [ckotulak]
Sep 03, 2006 (1:35 pm)
Exact same problem for me. I've always been able to get it started, and then it runs normal after about 10-20 seconds. Until today. I can't get it to hold idle. It starts for about 1-2 seconds then dies. Any help or suggestions? 2001 ES 300
#5320 of 5443 Re: Lexus ES 300 Idle Imbalance [jarras]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:57 am)
I believe it's your idle sensor control. I have the same car as you and had the same symptoms. It is curious to note that I have seen other postings where the idle sensor control had to be replaced on Lexus 300s. It ran me about $260.00. Other than that, i love the car.
#5321 of 5443 Re: 1998 ES 300 questions/comments [ynotps]
Sep 09, 2006 (5:52 am)
Yes - my 1998 has the filter located next to the gas pedal under the carpet. It's a bear to get to.
I have 58K on mine and have only used 87 - no complaints.
I carry 32 psi in the tires. I bought new tires at 45K.
#5322 of 5443 Re: Changing the default lock/unlock settings [greayregs]
Sep 16, 2006 (9:52 am)
I too got a 98 ES300 and having hardtime to program lock/unlock after placing to park. Please post me the procedure you followed for doing it. Thanks and i appreciate it.
#5323 of 5443 96 ES 300 Transmission questions
Sep 21, 2006 (3:24 pm)
How much trans fluid does 96 es 300 take? What type and how often should I change it?
#5324 of 5443 96 ES 300 Transmission questions
Sep 25, 2006 (5:48 pm)
#5325 of 5443 Headlight Bulbs - Lexus ES 300 -2003
Sep 29, 2006 (6:22 am)
I have an ES 300. Yesterday three biulbs seem to have gone off . One side is completely dark and one side has only one bulb on. Is this expected and an issue of just changing the bulbs or is it a bigger problem. Anyone know?