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Installation of the Lexus ES300 muffler consists of course of the muffler and bolts to attach the muffler to the tail pipe, it also has wax like donut which is inserted into the muffler where the tail piple meets. My problem is there are a couple of long springs that go either between the muffler and the tail pipe OR on the tail pipe side. Which ever way it goes the bolts go through the springs to (I suppose) ensure proper spacing to ensure the wax like donut is not over compressed. The question is where does the spring go? Thanks for any assistance.

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The bolt goes through the both flanges and the springs go against the last flange and under the nut of the bolt
it is a system that allows movement between the couplings so that the system doesn't crack from fatigue due to engine/ , pipe movement

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SOURCE: 2002 Lexus ES300 - Replacing the driver's side outside rear tail light

Easy. You can do it. Nothing special other than the clips that hold it in may be tight.

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SOURCE: 2006 LEXUS IS 250 OR 2003 LEXUS ES300

How does the ES 300 fit your driving style?
Conservative drivers your dream come true, Smooth, comfortable and quiet, easy to control and predictable. This car is the one to beat.

Sporty drivers Electronic throttle is very responsive, handles well for a car with such a cushy ride, Not as powerful as the other cars in this class.

Fast drivers Should opt for the Adaptive Variable Suspension. The firm setting provides this car with the character you are looking for as far as handling goes, but for all around performance, you may be happier with a Lexus IS300 or maybe an Acura TL Type S.

The answer to your question - the IS-250 is a luxury model, and the IS is sporty.

Both considered in the same CLASS of vehicle - near Luxury.

Who should buy this car? A person who is looking for a mid-sized sedan that is a cut above the average sedan in styling, comfort, luxury & performance.


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yes it should be snugg bulb will stay in after you put the spring back in

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SOURCE: how to change lexus es300 2002 cabin air filter

I just changed the cabin filter of my ES300. I found the instructions on the manual, under airconditioning and audio. It's pretty easy to do. I bought the filter from Kragen's for $21.95.

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SOURCE: Lexus ES300 trunk leaks when it rains

This may sound odd but if you can put a small person in the trunk with a flashlight while you pour water in the areas suspected, they can trace the leaking area, believe it or not I used to use this method while I was a Ford mechanic. Otherwise, maybe you can apply clear or black silicone to the area or remove the screw or bolt and coat it with silicone and replace it.

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