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Rx300 leaking red transmission fluid

Must fix leak. looks like busted gasket on transmission case. is this easy to repair? how much time am i looking at, what are possible complications can i run into. How soon do i need to take care of this? Saw leaking fluid on driveway 3 days ago and discovered problem after driving about 200mi roundtrip into DC.
-take to dealership or do myself at auto shop?

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SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leak

THat seems to be in the ball park. If you have an AWD, the flat rate time is 14.4 hours. If you have just a FWD, it is 9.5 hours. In either case, the transmission has to be removed from the vehicle to access this seal. Sorry.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Water under driver side floor

It may be due to the air conditioning hose being blocked. Therefore the water must be backing up into the vehicle, under the carpets and into the back seats instead of flowing out

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: lexus rx300 check engine/ vsc light

After having my oil changed, the next day the trac off light and vsc light came on and don't go off...can you tell me how to get them off? HELP

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SOURCE: Power Steering Leak

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.

Posted on Feb 06, 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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