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Lexus RX 330
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#1785 of 1867 Re: Rx 330 with 93,000 miles [jbumstead]
Sep 30, 2010 (8:59 am)
I just bought a 2004 RX 330 (had 97K on it) and my reasons for it are very similar to yours. I've had it a little over 3 months and it's sitting in a shop right now with a shift solenoid problem. It basically won't shift into overdrive, but otherwise drives/shifts perfectly. I've been told a few things--1) the shift solenoids are inside the transmission and therefore the transmission will need to be dropped for the repair and I'm looking at about $2,000 and 2) the shift solenoids are not so far in that the transmission will need to be dropped and it should be about a 4 hour job. The first possibility is from the shop where the car is now and they're essentially like a jiffy lube and the second possibility is from an actual automotive shop nearby that has not actually seen the car yet, they're just going off the VIN, the P0766 code and the specs that they ordered. So I'm not really sure what's up, all I know is that I don't have my car right now and probably won't have it for at least another week and am looking at potentially a $2,000 (maybe more) repair. I love the way the car looks but I'm pretty heartbroken over this. This is my second Lexus and I'm disappointed in the brand. My suggestion is to do tons of research (which I did) and make absolutely sure that you are prepared to spend a couple thousand dollars in case something goes wrong. I plan on keeping mine once it's fixed, but wow, I hope this is the only major issue we have with it.
#1786 of 1867 2004 Lexus RX 330 Shift Solenoid Problem - UPDATE
Oct 14, 2010 (4:53 am)
I finally got the car back yesterday...after putting a new transmission in it. I took it to a transmission shop nearby and they said the fluid was black and suggested a rebuild ($3500). The dealer I bought the car from was able to find a transmission with 29K miles for $1100 and then agreed to split the bill with me 50/50. I ended up paying $1000 and may be getting a little money back, but that's not a guaranteed. I was somewhat shocked the solution to my problem of not going into overdrive was to replace the transmission. I'm guessing the person who had it before me did not take care of it, which is always a possibility when you buy a used car. I'm happy to have it back, but man I hope this is the only major issue we have with it.
#1787 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX 330 Shift Solenoid Problem - UPDATE [mcmillian712]
Oct 14, 2010 (8:59 am)
Suggestion: Check the transmission fluid condition very regularly, and have it serviced with the correct fluid by a trusted transmission shop (not a quick lube place). Avoid the dealer's transmission "flush". Don't expect that dealer service includes any transmission service.
The black fluid is the result of an internal problem that spread to all other components of the system. It's likely been brewing for a while.
Just my $.02, but free to you.
#1788 of 1867 Re: Poor Service [quattroporte12]
Oct 20, 2010 (7:28 am)
Quattroporte12, sorry that I'm two years late replying to your message. I somehow missed it. When I rented a Murano, it was at Enterprise Leasing. The location that I went to in Tampa, Florida just happened to be across the street from a Nissan dealership. So it appeared pretty easy to get one at that time. There was also a Mercedes Benz dealership nearby, and one time I rented a Mercedes Benz C300 Sport sedan.
#1789 of 1867 Re: Headlight condensation problems [tdtibbetts]
Oct 25, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Hi There, Did you find a source for the molding? Mine blew off as well and I haven't been able to find a replacement part. Thanks!
#1790 of 1867 2008 RX 350 Warning Light
Oct 26, 2010 (7:44 am)
New to this forum. My wifecalled me and has a warning light she only described as a "circle that is open at the top" with an exclamation point next to it? Without the manual for me to find out what this is, can anyone fill me in? I'd appreciate it, as she works 65 miles away from me and I can't get to her car. Thanks
#1792 of 1867 Re: Warning light [mmm1]
Oct 26, 2010 (8:20 am)
Hi and thanks for your help, but the link didn't work. Could you please post it again?
#1793 of 1867 Re: Warning light [buckalov]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 26, 2010 (9:06 am)
I can't figure out the link either, but the symbol sounds like the tire pressure monitoring system indicator. Low tire pressure?
#1794 of 1867 Re: Warning light [steve_]
Oct 26, 2010 (9:40 am)
That makes sense. Closest to what she described anyway.
Thanks alot for your help.