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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Fuel System, Electrical, Engine, Fuel System, Sedan
#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?
#11 of 61 Re: ES300 starting problems [edouble1]
Jan 27, 2009 (9:54 pm)
I couldn't locate the fuel presure valve that you described from the dealer, can you provide the part number? Thanks.
#12 of 61 Re: Occasional starting issue with 2002 Lexus ES 300 [kinley2]
Feb 08, 2009 (7:12 pm)
Did you ever find out your problem? I am having same issue with my es300. Frustrating.
Feb 08, 2009 (7:32 pm)
No, I haven't, after spending big $.
If you find something, please share. Thanks.
#14 of 61 Starting problem 93 ES300
Feb 20, 2009 (4:10 pm)
I was having an air intake installed by a custom shop and in the process they have not been able to start the car in almost a week. The car is getting fuel, it has a brand new battery, but they tell me no spark to the plugs. They have tried replacing the coil pack and no luck. They will replace the ECM (part # JA1091) soon but have not yet done it.
Has anyone ever had trouble with the factory security system keeping the car from starting? Currently the security light on the dash isn't coming on. The key fob isn't locking or unlocking the doors either.
Do you know what to set the codes to if that could be the problem?