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Lexus rx300 2002 starts and immediately stalls.

I have pretty much the same issue. Car starts fine but stalls immediately if not given gas and revs are not kept high. After driving it for a few miles or 5-10 minutes it seems to idle fine and does not stall anymore. No engine lights have come on or any other indicator of what the problem might be.
One related problem that seemed to have popped up maybe same day or the day before is a high pitched noise that sounds like some sort of belt problem?
Could these issues be related?

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I have a 2001 Lexus RX300 with 120,000 miles on it and I know exactly what is wrong with this car. You either need a new a new Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) or you must clean the one you have with some throttle body cleaner. I cleaned mine a couple of years ago. They are usually good for about 80,000 miles and then they get dirty due to emission controls (smog being recirculated and reburned). The IACV is located near the trottle body on the underside. Check lexusownersclub.com and you will see specific instructions on how to clean this throttle body. It costs you a can of throttle body cleaner and some of your time and this condition will not occur again - I did it!

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Belt problems would not have anything to do with car stalling. check your air mass flow sensor may be causing the problems or air and fuel ratio sensor can also be going bad. any lexus shop can plug a computer in and run diagnostic on the car to see what code its is causing the problems. you can spend easily 300-to 350 on the wrong sensors. if you need to replace them, I would find one from a junk yard for a used one for 15 to 25 bucks. hope that help some..good luck!

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