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My first thought is to check charging system on the vehicle. I see all the new parts, but, if problem on wiring circuit somewhere, it may not charge? I don't know what testing you have done? Any applicable trouble codes? Where I live some of the national brand auto stores will check po codes for free, if there are any. Sometimes they will make house calls, I don't know what they charge?
Can you do some testing with a digital multimeter, for your charging system?

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018


I wd ask a reliable mechanic, not the dealer, your question. (I just upgraded my '95 Odyssey to a '96. The instrument cluster was not working, so it got removed, wholesale. Takes a minute or two, and then shipped to the East Coast for a complete re-wiring. Very reliable company!) If Anything on dash is working, this is not your problem. It could be a wiring problem. It turns out everything eats wiring because they lubricate cables with Peanut oil (WTF?), and mice, rats, and squirrels can smell it! No matter the age, once rodents find your wires, they just chomp away, and in a single night, can stop lots of things, no matter the age or location of your vehicle. (Hubby keeps a box of rat bait on the firewall of my '55 Packard.) You need to find, by asking friends, the name of an honest mechanic, who will not charge to ask questions. Good luck.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


I think you should buy repair manual first for your vehicle after that you can easily repair your car by yourself. Check the link may be you will get something useful here
2002 Lexus IS300 Service Repair Manual Download

2002 Lexus IS... | Answered on Dec 11, 2017


Continues try to move steering wheel back and forth while at same time trying to wiggle the ignition. This worked for me

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jun 18, 2017


Where is my 2001 Lexus is300 coolant sensor located at can write at drevargas70@gmail.com o can text 414-856-6955 I'll appreciate

Lexus IS 300... | Answered on May 07, 2017


Possibly tps or spark plugs...

2002 Lexus IS... | Answered on Apr 06, 2017


This can be a bad switch, or frayed wiring, usually at the hinge area of the driver's door where the wire flexes each time the door is opened.

2004 Lexus IS... | Answered on Sep 06, 2016


Well even though you had the rotors turned, they still could be warped and causing the car to shake at a high rate of speed when the brakes are applied. My suggestion is to replace the rotors asap.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016


There are two fuse boxes on this car.
The first is located inside the car, it is in a pocket compartment located near to the driver side door.
The other one is under the hood on the driver's side, it is a black box with a removable cover.

2003 Lexus IS... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015


You have to take apart entire front of your engine and take timing belt off, so your best bet is to replace water pump, all pulleys, timing belt and all oil seals in one shot.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Dec 03, 2015


Hi James:
Don't know if there's a really formal way, but here's what I've always done:
- 4 "corners" closest to the crank. Gently progressively snug them to lift the pan squarely against the block.
- all the rest - turn in until they barely touch the pan, then gently snug them to about how the first four were. THEN, starting at the centre, tighten out to the ends, one end at a time.
- I'm pretty sure there may be at least a dozen different people who may do it slightly differently, but THE MOST IMPORTANT PART (except for not forgetting the gasket) is to get it SQUARE to the block to start with.
Cheers:

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Aug 11, 2015


Is the car lowered? mine does that too but is has 1.4 inch lowering springs. i readjusted the hight of the lights manually and they work fine now.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

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