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#1786 of 1861 2004 Lexus RX 330 Shift Solenoid Problem - UPDATE
Oct 14, 2010 (5:53 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 1861 Re: 2004 Lexus RX 330 Shift Solenoid Problem - UPDATE [mcmillian712]
Oct 14, 2010 (9:59 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 1861 Re: Poor Service [quattroporte12]
Oct 20, 2010 (8:28 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 1861 Re: Headlight condensation problems [tdtibbetts]
Oct 25, 2010 (2:48 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 1861 2008 RX 350 Warning Light
Oct 26, 2010 (8:44 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 1861 Re: Warning light [mmm1]
Oct 26, 2010 (9:20 am)
Hi and thanks for your help, but the link didn't work. Could you please post it again?
#1793 of 1861 Re: Warning light [buckalov]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 26, 2010 (10:06 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 1861 Re: Warning light [steve_]
Oct 26, 2010 (10:40 am)
That makes sense. Closest to what she described anyway.
Thanks alot for your help.
#1795 of 1861 instrument warning lights
Nov 02, 2010 (11:49 am)
about a year ago I noticed when I made sudden turns or stops all of my warning lights came on. I knew that it did not make sense that all of the various systems were going down at the same time. When I turned the ignition key off and then back on the lights disappeared similar to a reboot of your computer. I have since gotten used to this sporatic problem and I just ignore it. My daughter has an 04 Sienne and she also gets this problem but not as often as I do. Sounds like this is a Toyota systemic problem. I wonder if anyone else has had this issue or if anyone is aware of any TSB's on this.