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Engine Light - Cam Gears Problem??

2008 ES350 70,000 miles; gently driven and well maintained. Engine light on (with other lights too), car runs and purrs perfectly however. Took it straight to Lexus and was told the timing was off of the valves and cam gears causing engine to detect error code. Would need to replace cam gears. Erased codes for now. $4,000.00 to $5,000.00 estimated job when needed. Hard to imagine that this would be the case for this engine built by Toyota and rated as one of the most bulllet proof ever made.

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    Lonnie Schnitzer Apr 10, 2014

    It's a code P0115 that is showing. So I googled it and found a number of other complaints for this and similar models and year. I didn't see whether anyone was actually forced to do this massive engine job. So I wonder if it is a sensor or computer thing (I hope), or the precursor to a catastrophic repair. One person warned me that if you let this go and the motor ceases as a result, the damage will be much greater. How can this happen to a Toyota engine with relatively low mileage on it? I am freaked out. Thanks.

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Sounds like a timing belt issue. Toyotas will run forever if you change the timing belt every 100,000 km, or 65,000 miles

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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SOURCE: 95 Lexus ES 300 check engine light is on and the overdrive off light is flashing

chances are you don't have to replace the computer. the reason i tell you this is because you did not mention that the car is running lousy. no complaints of rough idle or missfire or hard starting. chances are that your engine speed sensor which sends the signal to the computer which then controls the transmission is most likely the culprit.. and it could just bhe that there is a loose connection between the two. if that is ok then your transmission control module is faulty. this is not the main computer, but the gobetween the trans and the ecm.. hope this helps please rate this...thanks(btw....the knock sensors control timing not the trans mission)

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light came on with code p0420. Dealer wants $3900 to fix "b2 manifold and front pipes. Does this make sense. Are their better alternatives. I left the dealership without fixing it and the

if your car no present any problem i think that mechanic is a thieft.

Sometimes the fuel have mixtures that make the check light on , to reset disconnect the negative battery few minutes, no go more to this mechanic,good luck

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 lexus es300 error code p0440, p0441, p0446

P0440 Evaporative Emission System, P0441 Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow , AND P0446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: High RPMs

yes its related to knock sensor because car is running rich in fuel, and car runs of on safe mode, so overdrive will be off. have you and a friend replace it. remove intake assembly, then intake manifold, but first remove your anifreeze from radiator, trust me you want to remove antifreeze! their are brackets by the fire wall to hold down the manifold, thats the hard part is taking it off and putting that on since not to much space to work on it. on the block you'll see the two knock sensors, has 2 wires each, knock sensors cost between 150- 200 a piece, still cheaper than dealership putting it on. also buy some liquid gasket because you will need that. after putting it all back together reset the ecu and you should be fine,

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: ck engine light of Lexus Rx300 code is 171 sistem

YOU COULD HAVE AIR LEAKS AFTER THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR OR IN THE EGR OR PVC SYSTEM.YOU HAVE A MECHANICAL FAULT AFFECTING ONE OR MORE CYLINDERS EXHAUST LEAKS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE A / FS OR HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR LOCATION.FUEL SYSTEM SUPPLYING TOO LITTLE FUEL DURING CRUISE OR IDLE FAULTY FUEL PUMP OR FUEL FILTER.FUEL INJECTOR ONE OR MORE DIRTY OR PRESSURE REGULATOR HAS FAILED.THESE ARE THE POSSIBLE CAUSES TO YOUR PROBLEM.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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