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#1661 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330 problems with air suspension [coyera]
Mar 07, 2009 (12:49 pm)
Add me to the list of 2004 RX 330s with air suspension problems. I got the same blinking on and off light that coyera reported. Mine occured at 40,000 miles and 5 months after the warranty expired. My RX has been far from flawless. Very few RXs with air suspension were sold so if there are several people reporting problems then satatistically the percentage of failure could be high. This may be my last of 6 Lexus products and certainly the last with an air suspension. I will also never buy a new model in its first yearafter a major revision, like this 2004 RX or the new 2010 RX. I'm tired of being Lexus' rolling testbed.
#1662 of 1867 Re: Headlight condensation problems [rvm1]
Apr 01, 2009 (8:03 am)
I have a 2004 RX 330, and had a headlight condensation problem as you describe. I placed an electric space heater on a step ladder about two feet from the headlight, and heated the assembly with low heat for about 1.5 hours. The condensation disappeared.
I have also had the moldings from my rear quarter windows blow off. The first time it happened, I had the window replaced (expensive). This time, after the weather warms up a bit, I am going to glue the molding on.
I had the pump on my air suspension replaced at about 40K miles.
I am still a fan of Lexus.
#1663 of 1867 Re: Headlight condensation problems [tdtibbetts]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:32 pm)
Re #1662 My headlight 'repair' with heat was short lived. The moisture is back. My dealer told me it will cost $1K to replace now, or $1700 if the ballast goes bad.
The solenoid on my air tank (air suspension) is noisy. Est $975 to replace. This is the second major repair on the air suspension system 64K miles.
#1664 of 1867 2004 AWD gas tank capacity
Apr 13, 2009 (2:11 pm)
The owner's manual says the gas tank capacity is 19.5 gallons. On the only road trip that I took since we bought in Dec, the low gas light was on for some 20 miles, thinking it had to be dry, I was able to put only 17.3 gallons in it. Do these RX330 AWD really hold over 19 gallons?
#1665 of 1867 Re: Headlight condensation problems [tdtibbetts]
Apr 13, 2009 (2:15 pm)
You can get used HID non-AFS or AFS type headlights on E-bay for about $150 each. The problem with these RX's is that you have to take the bumper cover off to get to the headlight.
If you keep getting too much condensation in the headlight, you could loose the bulb too.
#1666 of 1867 RX330 2005 - irregular ac and groaning noise from fan at high
Apr 29, 2009 (8:45 pm)
I just bought a lexus RX 330 2005 with 60,000Km (certified by the Lexus dealer) . I find it has wierd AC behaviour. It was very hot two days ago, around 33 degrees celsius (90 F) and the AC was fluctuating between very cold air and mild cold all the time. The cold air output was not sufficient to cool the car confortably. Both sides were on LO and I tried recirculate and no recirculate and the effect was the same
I pushed the fan to maximum speed and heard a distinctive groaning noise
coming from the fan. (When I shut off AC the fan noise remains there so no link with the AC )
AC and fan are not covered by waranty in on certified lexus in Canada
I do not know what is going on. and before I go to the dealer for a costly
repair could you help me if any of you have a RX330 with those three questions:
1- When your AC is on do you feel the compressor is constantly starting and stopping and the air outlet temperature is constantly fluctuating from very cold to "not so cold" .
2- in very hot weather do you have enough cooling in the cabine (i suppose yes since i did not see any complaints in the forum on that)
3- When your fan is at the highest speed , do you hear a groaning noise , or is it really silent. Noise is distinctively higher and groaning than when fan is at low speed. (This is independent from the AC on or off)
#1667 of 1867 Re: RX330 2005 - irregular ac and groaning noise from fan at high [zzzzzz982000]
Apr 30, 2009 (9:43 am)
Check that the pollen filter is installed otherwise something may have fallen into the squirrel cage blower and is the source of the blower noise. The sunlight radiation sensors, left and right, can, will have, a significant effect on the level of cooling routed out of the ducts.
For quick cooldown on a hot day I always turn the system to max cooling, 65F, and adjust the fan for an "acceptable", lower, noise level.
You can increase the A/C cooling efficiency significantly, and get a slight gain in FE, by blocking the hot water flow to the heater core during the summer.
#1668 of 1867 Re: RX330 2005 - irregular ac and groaning noise from fan at high [wwest]
Apr 30, 2009 (1:16 pm)
I will check the pollen filter I think it must be recheable through the glove box
#1669 of 1867 RX330 rattle in the back
Apr 30, 2009 (1:21 pm)
Been having a rattle noise in the back of the car
Tried to find out where the rattle was coming from
It turned out it is the two latches on the rail that hold the trunck cover
I squeezed two small pieces of soft plastic behind the latches and the rattle disapeared. You can use cloth or paper and it will do the job
#1670 of 1867 Re: RX330 rattle in the back [zzzzzz982000]
May 06, 2009 (6:12 pm)
I am having this exact issue with my 2006 RX330 and it is driving me crazy. What exactly do you mean by the two latches on the rail that hold the trunk cover?