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My first hypothesis: Low or dirty transmission fluid may cause a lag on acceleration (due to inadequate pressure at idle), followed by a jerk as the transmission is forced to catch up to the engine.

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does sound like a mounting type symptom i would get the engine and transmission mounting points checked ASAP as could be damaging the chassis,or even the mounting points on the engine/gearbox which could cost a fair amount to replace , the other possability is the drive shaft may have to much free play and at start of movement it could cause a jerk ,this again would need looking at very soon as could be causing damage to the drive train etc

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The biggest task is removing the inside panel of the door. All of the hardware will be exposed and thus you can see the parts and how they attach. Just do not loose parts, forget the order you took them apart, or mix up wires along the way.

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The reason for this light to turn on is that the computer has detected a malfunction, most likely from one of the input sensors, there are diagnostic codes stored which have to be retrieved in order to make some kind of diagnosis, most autoparts stores like autozone do this at no charge in most states in the US, you can reply back and let me know what code numbers are and I'll be happy to continue from there.

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I have the same exact problem on my 97 , did you figure out what the problem was

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It's a Lexus, that's your problem :) they tend to have funny issues like this all the time. Is your battery dead, I know it's new, but check to see you haven't killed it again trying to start it so many times. Alternator?

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Headlight switch is bad,circuit stuck open.

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Pop the Center Panel, Remove it from the Inside. There is a Single Wire that needs to be removed

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I'd just take it back to them, don't fiddle your self.

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check the door pillar sensors prome to set alarm off when they are failing. look like little speakers.

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need a diagram for the replacement of heads and valves the settings and torque ratioi.

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probably the blower or resistor is shot

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its behind your oil valves

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Gently don't force anything. 1st check for any visible screws on door trim & undo. remove window winder if not power window you can buy a tool for this. carfully pull the trim out from the bottom of the door & work up. You will probably find it stops near the door handle. There is probably hidden screws behind the inner door handle trim & don't forget arm rests. just be gentle & yu should work it out & not brake anything

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Check the wiring, sometimes they dry rot & will jump fire(positive touches the negative or jumps fire it'll blow the fuse).

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Whoever replaced the batteryif it wasnt you never reset the computer on the car.

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02 sensor heater fault

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Could be a list of things including low on freon, low pressure switch, relay, or the a/c clutch on the compressor.

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If the fuel pump fuse is blowing, the normal cause is a wire touching metal somewhere between the fuse and the pump. The wiring harness follows the frame of the car.

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