Question about 2003 Lexus ES 300
When I start my 2003 ES300 in the morning or after it's been sitting awhile a cloud of white smoke shout out the Exhaust pipe then it go away what may be causing this I have NO trouble lights on the dash. I already had the oil changed still the same problem out the exhaust.
The same thing happened to my 2003 ES300 - the smoke is coming from the oil seeping into the motor's cylinders. This is the classic "Oil Gelling" problem in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. There is a factory recall on it, but it only covers to 2002 ES300 not 2003. The Lexus dealer confirmed my "oil gel" problem and went to bat for me with Lexus - they got the repair approved - Thank you Mr Local Lexus Dealer! The cost was nearly $4,000 - paid for by Lexus.
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
How many miles do you ahve on it? Blue smoke would indicate burning oil but white smoke could be anything from condensation in muffler to catalytic converter issues. If you dont have any CEL lights on then its more than likely condensate. As the oxygen sensors in the exhaust system would have lit the CEL if it was malfunctioning. If you have a local autoparts store such as Autozone, Advanced Autoparts, Oreilly, etc. they have machines that can check engine and see if any problem codes are stored in engine computer. Otherwise if performance is ok this isnt a major problem
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 12, 2012 | 1992 Lexus Es 300
Jun 21, 2017 | Saturn SL Cars & Trucks
Jun 16, 2010 | 2003 Lexus ES 300
Apr 15, 2010 | 1993 Lincoln Town Car
Jul 24, 2009 | Mitsubishi Galant Cars & Trucks
Jul 15, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry
Jun 18, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac Seville CA Value
Apr 26, 2009 | 1994 Lexus Es 300
Feb 22, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Altima
1,198 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: