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My cars relay fuel and fan were stolen by a guy was fixing my door. Right?????? So caused my car to be jumped started then hesitate and stop when trying to drive alternator fuse was all tore up cause the jerk didnt know you needed to unscrew it from the bottom. So he cracked it. I am going to pick up the pricy relays today let you know what happens

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Nov 23, 2019


there are open or short in the engine wire,check the connection of the connector,check also the connection of vaccum hose,injector,fuel preesure,and ignition system,,good luck.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Mar 29, 2018


Could be the ECU has failed. Is the Check Engine Light (CEL) on? It should light up when the IGN is turned on, before you try to start. If not, the ECU is not powering up. This does not mean the ECU is dead, as there are relays and IGN switch circuits that route +12v to it. If you smelled something like rotten fish when you lost power, then its because electrolytic capacitors in the ECU have failed. ECUs also have a "limp-home" mode when the engine management circuits have a partial failure.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


Sounds like you need to reset your alarm kill switch, which should be located near the driverside kick panels. GL.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018


I had a 94 sunbird and when we stopped, it would start running a little rough and the speedometer on the dash would start raising up sometime to 20 mph, and the car was not moving. I finally took it to a shop and they said it was the voltage regulator which was built into the alternator. They changed the alternator and we never had the problem again. The speedometer on the car was controlled by and electric circuit not a cable. You should have the code checked it can help diagnose the problem. Most auto part places where I live will tell you the trouble code for free with their code reader.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


Quite often that is to do with your Gear Position Neutral Safety switch.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Nov 05, 2017


My 2005 ES330 had to have new hoses last year. It was losing a little fluid and I was topping it up once a month when the power steering started making whining noises. Eventually, I was topping it up one a week, and I had used a full bottle of fluid, I bought another and booked it in for the next week. You just need hoses. Dealership charged me about $375, but I did get to borrow an LX350.

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1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017


check the main fuse abt 100amps on the fuse box in frant of the engine

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


No such DTC shown for that vehicle

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jan 15, 2017


What does ECT stand for?

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Sep 03, 2016


the lexus es 300 has a button on the shifter. when accidentally pressed, will turn the o/d off. simply press the button on the gear shift.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Aug 29, 2016


Many "pour in" chems are harsh and will not only swell the seals you need swelled but ALL seals. I have had a lot of success with Lucas additive. It seems not be as harsh as other products and is a good lubricant and conditioner. I recommend you drain the system if possible to get rid of as much old oil and contamination as possible to prevent additional wear as well.

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015


I thought it was my fuel pump. It's likely your ECU.
The capacitors may have begun leaking.
I redid mine and fixed the problem.

See here:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/656360-all-my-crazy-lexus-issues-solved-ecu-leaking-capacitor.html

1996 Lexus ES... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

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