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Lexus RX 330
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#1600 of 1867 Re: Window Moulding Blows Off [domer1]
Sep 02, 2008 (4:41 am)
I have the same issue as you. I have a 2004 RX 330 and I washed it over the weekend and my passenger rear window molding behind the back seat one, is gone. It was flapping before and I tried to push it back down myself but that didn't work...it's completely gone now. Did you get yours replaced and if so, how much was it? I also had the cold dash noise and my lexus dealership fixed it when it was still under warranty. They added extra insultation or something. It fixed the noise though!!
#1601 of 1867 Grinding noise at the car startup
Sep 15, 2008 (9:51 am)
I need help with finding out the cause of a grinding noise when I start the car. It only happens when the stater is turning, and it sounds like there was a loose part in it. It only happens once in a while. The car starts every time I turn the key, but I am afraid that it will not start one day, or more damage to the engine will be done. When the engine starts (starter stops turning) the car drives well. No more noise. I wanted to check if maybe the starter's screw was loose or something connected to it was loose, but I can not even find the starter! Where is it? Any suggestions as to the problem? Are there any other parts that work only at the startup? Any help is appreciated. The car is 2004 RX330
#1602 of 1867 2004 Lexus RX330 problems with air suspension
Sep 19, 2008 (10:45 am)
About a month before the warranty was up on our vehicle the air suspension malfunctioned on our 2004 Lexus RX330...Just went out to the garage one day and it was higher on one side than the other...Anyway, the dealership fixed it otherwise we would have had to pay $3000.00 for the pleasure...I've read of one other person that had this problem so perhaps it was just a fluke...Hope so...because we'd like to keep the vehicle as it really hasn't given us any other trouble...
#1603 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330 problems with air suspension [hunterjo1]
Sep 19, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Sorry about your trouble with the air susp, but glad to hear you had it taken care of... This is a good reminder that everyone can go over their vehicle completely before the warantee expires and get anything fixed. Lexus replaced my tranny right before the odometer rolled over to 70,000.
Anyway, I'm interested in your thoughts about the handling on your model with the "sport" air suspension. Had you driven both before deciding on this one?
Are you in CA?
#1604 of 1867 Re: Window Moulding Blows Off [domer1]
Sep 24, 2008 (2:07 pm)
I have the same problem. My husband bought our RX 330 new in 2004, so it is no longer under warrenty. We took a roadtrip from LA to Dallas and upon arriving in Dallas realized our trim on the right side was missing. Halfway home to LA, the left trim took flight. I called our local Lexus dealership and the guy in parts told me I needed to have both windows replaced. I hope someone posts an answer to this porblem! I called Corporate and haven't received a callback!
#1605 of 1867 Re: Grinding Noise- Stop and Go [1plantation]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:06 pm)
1 plantation- hopefully you're still around. I think I may have this same mild grinding/knocking/rubbing problem. I always feel it in the steering wheel when I'm taking off from a stop as the body is torqueing backwards (I am now starting to feel it also when torqueing foward when braking). Does this sound similar to what you had and were able to fix with the new U bolt. I've taken it to the dealership once already, and all they did if fiddle with the motor mounts and said they had minimized the issue. However, I am still having the same issue. I was hoping to be able to point then in the right direction next time I get it serviced. Thanks!
#1606 of 1867 Re: Paint Problems & Groaning noise [janb1]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:12 pm)
janb1- hopefully you're still around. I think I may have this same mild groaning/knocking/rubbing problem with the steering colomn. Did you ever figure what the issus was?I always feel it in the steering wheel when I'm taking off from a stop as the body is torqueing backwards (I am now starting to feel it also when torqueing foward when braking). Does this sound similar to what you had and were able to fix with the new U bolt. I've taken it to the dealership once already, and all they did if fiddle with the motor mounts and said they had minimized the issue. However, I am still having the same issue. I was hoping to be able to point then in the right direction next time I get it serviced. Thanks!
#1607 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330 problems with air suspension [hunterjo1]
Oct 21, 2008 (9:40 am)
Dear Hunterjo1, I have now a problem with my RX 330 2004 Air suspension, the light in the dashboard to put the system off starter blinking on and off for few days.
I finally took the car to the dealer, to find out the compressor is bad, no very clear explanation of what happened and my warranty expired in May of this year, repair estimate about 2K USD. I would like to know if others have had similar problems. My car has 28K miles on it and it has had a few other problems, including having to replace all tires with only 25k miles on them. Very dissapointed with the Lexus brand.
#1608 of 1867 Re: Paint Problems & Groaning noise [dallasman1]
Oct 22, 2008 (9:22 am)
It is common that the joint of rubber boot and steering column (inside the car up near the gas pedal) has caused the noise when you turn the steering wheel far left or right. The harmless and common solution is to spray silicon grease around the joint then turn the wheel for a few time until you don't hear the same noise. Best use silicon grease, which is good for rubber parts.
#1609 of 1867 Re: Paint Problems & Groaning noise [toy188]
Oct 23, 2008 (6:20 pm)
Will give it a shot. Thanks!