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Starting Problem - 2001 Lexus IS300

I am having problems infrequently starting the car. I get into the car perhaps once a month, and the car won't start. After a few hours or days, it then starts. I have taken the car to Lexus, but they don't know what the problem is.

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  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    I had this same problem but it was caused by a loose battery cable. Thankfully it wasn't anything big.

  • pompsc Oct 24, 2008

    I use to have this problem about 2-3 times a year, it didn't bother me to much. However my rad got a leek which resulted in GBP2000 repair bill due to my engine overheating. The radiatior and ing coils where replaced and my head gasket skimed. Paid Lexus to do the work so a "proper job" was done. Now this start problem happens when I start every morning or if I leave it for 12+ hours.



    The "trick" I use most days is to floor the gas pedal then turn the key and let go of the key after 1 second, car starts 9/10 times (don't let the rpm go over 2k-3k). Please note if I stop the engine straight away and restart I don't have any problem.

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