Question about 1996 Lexus ES 300

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I will be honest here...I am a woman who knows NOTHING about cars. Also I am a single mom, who cant afford yet another mechanic...so here goes. I have a 1996 Lexus ES 300...this doesnt happen all of the time but most of the time...I will be driving...whether 30 mph or 60 mph and all of the sudden the car slows down and the RPMs rev very high. When this happens the car loses power. I have had the speed sensor changed so what else could it be?

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It may be your transmission. If it shifts hard going through gears also then it may be that. But what you decribed it it slipping gears which would target your transmission or rear end.

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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    melissaann22 Dec 09, 2012

    So the transmission will cause the RPMs to race like that? I have had it put on the computer test thing at Advanced Auti a number of times and all it said was the speed sensor. After getting a new sensor it ran perfect for a bit then back to the same old thing

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SOURCE: intermitent electrical shut off

Asked a local independent Toyota/Lexus repair shop.

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SOURCE: after driving 22 miles the car slows down

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