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Make sure the right spark plugs was fitted first

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Sep 26, 2017

Nah... Robert Hofland,

The security key either works or it does not...

If the "DEALER" actually has a MECHANIC around...
That would a NICE (albeit unlikely).

YOUR Dealer ...
(In my opinion: needs a little integrity and / or a brain)...

Your can get "FREE" reads to get the
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) pulled out
of your On Board Diagnostic System...

Don't buy anything... ESPECIALLY not Oxygen sensors...
just get the codes READ-OUT...

Come back here... We have some pretty good experience...!!

>> If it only does this when it is cold...

>> or when it has been standing...

Point to completely different troubles... but both in your

Getting those codes is PARAMOUNT.

Exhaust shops, parts stores... even some mechanics...
If it is something simple... You might be wise just to get
it fixed... or diagnosed & fix it yourself...

Pretty sure you are BETTER OFF not letting the
"dealer" continue at VERY BEST... being incredibly INCOMPETENT... dishonest... (creep... etc.
(in my opinion)).

Try it... Big savings... You will be proud.

Carnac the Magnificent

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jul 27, 2017

On this website, you find fuse box diagram and description for Lexus ES300 (1998)

Lexus ES300 1998 fuse box diagram Auto Genius

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017

You have a leaking head gasket if you are sure it is motor oil.

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jun 09, 2016

I believe the voltage regulator is controlled by the ECM ....computor

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jun 09, 2016

From what I can tell, the 2 codes aren't related. The BBEVAP error can be as simple as changing the fuel cap (try this first) to a vacuum hose leak or a purge valve malfunction.
As far as the transmission goes, first check your fluid and look at the color; if it's brown or gives off a burning smell, it really needs changing. It's true that the modern flushing system is bad for older transmissions but changing the fluid and filter through the transmission pan will be the only way to truly diagnose how bad the transmission damage is. Leaving old fluid in the transmission will only lead to it quitting on you sooner than replacing the fluid,filter etc. Hope this helps and best of luck!

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Apr 23, 2016

Ignition immobilizer probably needs to reprogram is the security light on.
I am not sure that your car has a fuel switch.
If the car has a fuel cut off system, for you to reset it, the manual says to turn the key to the acc setting n let it sit for a few seconds then turn key off then turn car on.
Fuel pumps do go on these and from what I remember, pretty easy job if you have some mechanical ability.
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1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jan 27, 2016

Your owners manual will let you know for sure. It should be in the underhood fuse / relay center

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

A noisey fuel pump can be an indication of a worn pump. You have to do a fuel pressure test to determine if the pump is supplying proper pressure and volume

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Apr 11, 2015

Starter not engaged. No fuel. No spark.

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

This is normal if your A/C doesn't work. When set on defrost the A/C kicks on and off to keep the fog from appearing. the fog goes away once the heat inside reaches a certain temperature. Unless the drain is clogged and the plenum is holding water. Do you have ice on the inside? clean the drain. It's on the passenger side, near the bottom of the firewall. A rubber tube coming out, that goes to nothing.

1998 Lexus ES... | Answered on Dec 30, 2014

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