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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Fuel System, Electrical, Engine, Fuel System, Sedan
#1 of 61 2000 Lexus ES300 : Wont Start / Starting Problems
Nov 30, 2007 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2000 Es300 model lexus with about 99k miles on it.
About 2 years ago it got a new transmission.
Today I went to drive it and started slugishly, turning over for about 10 seconds before starting, when I went to my local welding store and came back out side the car did not start again.
Thinking this to be a battery / alternator problem I had the guys that work there use their jump start battery on the car, to no avail.
A few guys suggested it could be anything ranging from Fuses and Relays, the Solenoid, Spark Plugs, the fuel pump.
The check engine light has been on for a week or so now, but the only lexus dealership is 20 miles away.
If ya'll have any ideas that could help me I would greatly appreciate it. I realize it is hard to diagnose without better information from me, but this is all I have.
#3 of 61 trouble starting 94 lexus es300
Jan 01, 2008 (1:44 pm)
the 94 lexus 300 we own, just got a new transmission, air conditioning motor, a battery and cables. It had been running fine until yesterday during my wife's lunch break when it would not turn over at all. Just nothing or click click click. When she called me to jump start the car as she left work, I could not even touch the lexus before she turned the key again to let me hear what it sounded like and boom it turned right over and started. She shut it off and cranked it again and it started again. She turned it off to shut her trunk, came back to her seat, turned the key and nothing. Just click click click. We let it sit while I went back to get the jumper cables after it sat about 3 minutes and just for fun I told her to try one last time before I tried to jump it and .... you guessed it, it started. We came home and parked it last night. What the heck could it be?
#4 of 61 98 ES300 hard start when damp/cold
Mar 31, 2008 (6:59 pm)
I have posted quite a bit in these forums regarding my es. Anyway, I have a hard time starting the car when it is rainy or damp outside. Sometimes I will use my automatic starter and the car will not turn over. When I cancel the auto start then start the car manually it will start for a few seconds then stall out. I have to turn the key and hold down the accelerator for 30-60 seconds then the idle holds up fine and the car stays running. Any suggestions would help, not sure if it is Idle valve, carbon buildup or coolant temp sensor.
#5 of 61 Occasional starting issue with 2002 Lexus ES 300
Jul 07, 2008 (8:29 am)
I pulled under my friend portaco the other night, parked and went in side to retrive her. Within 10mins I had her rounded up, out the door and landed in the passenger seat, now that was a feat in and of it self!
I inserted the key: normal.
Turned to ACC: normal.
Proceded through ON: normal.
Hello START: ABSOULTY NOTHING! All interior lights are bright as always, the radio was crystal clear however the car do not even make an attempt to turn over and start. Not one indicator light was advising me that there was an issue. The engine immobiliser system and the key were operating perfectly together. The battery is new, the starter and alternator were recentally given a thorough check up during one of the expensive scheduled maintence increments.
I tried start again.... dead silence. I called a friend who owns a dealership and had one of his guys transport my ES 300 on a flat bed wrecker about 7 miles back to my house. When they unloaded my car I decided to try and start it again.....PREFECTION, purrr like a kitten. I blurted a few obsentities and pulled into the my garage.
The next morning it started right up. I went into town parked, 15mins later returned to my drivers seat and once again NOTHING! It would not start for about 30mins and then out of the blue I turned the key.....PERFECTION!
For five days now it has been like rolling dice, will come or will it go. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I would like to seem INFORMED as well as ANGERED when I pull into the service area next week
#6 of 61 Occasional starting problem with lexus es300
Oct 19, 2008 (9:56 pm)
I recently experience some staring problem on my es300, the engine turns over fine but the car won't start. However when I slightly press the accelerator while I turn the key, the car starts fine. It seems like a fuel injector issue. Anyone has experience on this?
#7 of 61 Occasional starting problem with 2007 LS460L
Nov 09, 2008 (12:47 pm)
It seems the hotter it is outside the harder the car is to start. Last July I had to press the starter 16 times before it would start. Many times it is 3 to 4 times, other times it will start up on the first try. When I take it to the dealer it always starts right up. Has anyone else had this problem? What was the remedy.
#8 of 61 ES300 starting problems
Nov 22, 2008 (6:21 pm)
Had two similar problems within the last 2-3 years.
First problem: It would turn over nicely, but would take a few minutes to start. When it did start, a lot of smoke out of the exhaust. The problem ended up being, if I remember correctly, a bad fuel preasure valve. The mechanic replaced it, and the problem was solved.
Second problem: Several times(not very often, thank goodness), the car would just die.....I mean die....as it was being driven. Sometimes, when we would try to start it...there would be absolutely nothing...as in power. CHECK YOUR BATTERY CABLES AND TERMINALS FOR COROSSION! There was a minimal amount of corrosion on the cable end. When I cleaned it off, the problem was solved. Use terminal grease also, as that keeps them, for the most part, corrosion-free.
#9 of 61 RE: ES300 starting problems by edouble1
Nov 25, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Thanks for the information. When I take my car in for service I will ask them to check the "fuel pressure valve." JohnT
#10 of 61 Re: Occasional starting issue with 2002 Lexus ES 300 [kinley2]
Nov 28, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I have the same problem. What was the answer?