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1997 ES300 Trouble Starting

I have a 1997 Lexus ES 300. I have trouble starting the car after it has been parked overnight. The car will attempt to start but it won't catch on the first try. I can always get the car to start, but it will take a few tries. Upon attempting to start the car, the check engine light and oil lights will illuminate, but then once it catches, the lights disappear. The battery has recently been replaced. I have taken it to numerous mechanics and the dealer, but the problem never happens once the car has been driven.
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Sounds like a problem I had with my 2000 ES300. Cleaning out the IACV (idle air control valves?) took care of it, at least so far.

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