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My first thought is to check charging system on the vehicle. I see all the new parts, but, if problem on wiring circuit somewhere, it may not charge? I don't know what testing you have done? Any applicable trouble codes? Where I live some of the national brand auto stores will check po codes for free, if there are any. Sometimes they will make house calls, I don't know what they charge?
Can you do some testing with a digital multimeter, for your charging system?

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

I wd ask a reliable mechanic, not the dealer, your question. (I just upgraded my '95 Odyssey to a '96. The instrument cluster was not working, so it got removed, wholesale. Takes a minute or two, and then shipped to the East Coast for a complete re-wiring. Very reliable company!) If Anything on dash is working, this is not your problem. It could be a wiring problem. It turns out everything eats wiring because they lubricate cables with Peanut oil (WTF?), and mice, rats, and squirrels can smell it! No matter the age, once rodents find your wires, they just chomp away, and in a single night, can stop lots of things, no matter the age or location of your vehicle. (Hubby keeps a box of rat bait on the firewall of my '55 Packard.) You need to find, by asking friends, the name of an honest mechanic, who will not charge to ask questions. Good luck.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018

Continues try to move steering wheel back and forth while at same time trying to wiggle the ignition. This worked for me

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jun 18, 2017

Well even though you had the rotors turned, they still could be warped and causing the car to shake at a high rate of speed when the brakes are applied. My suggestion is to replace the rotors asap.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016

You have to take apart entire front of your engine and take timing belt off, so your best bet is to replace water pump, all pulleys, timing belt and all oil seals in one shot.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Dec 03, 2015

Hi James:
Don't know if there's a really formal way, but here's what I've always done:
- 4 "corners" closest to the crank. Gently progressively snug them to lift the pan squarely against the block.
- all the rest - turn in until they barely touch the pan, then gently snug them to about how the first four were. THEN, starting at the centre, tighten out to the ends, one end at a time.
- I'm pretty sure there may be at least a dozen different people who may do it slightly differently, but THE MOST IMPORTANT PART (except for not forgetting the gasket) is to get it SQUARE to the block to start with.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Aug 11, 2015

Is the car lowered? mine does that too but is has 1.4 inch lowering springs. i readjusted the hight of the lights manually and they work fine now.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

it could be the TPS.. try cleaning the intake with B12 chemtool or seafoam..

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Nov 14, 2014

It is a plug-and-play accessory, and should not require any "reprogramming." If it is not functioning, it should be repaired or replaced.

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014

probly need a replacement-they wear and inexpensiv--othr things like the idle motor or throttlbody need maintenanc tu--a repair manual is nice but a lexus is a complex vehicle--may want to unplug computer then reconnect cause some of the pins get misaliined and dirty creating electric issues--a scan just gives a general idea--to b specific a data stream shud b run--code machines often are used to sell parts

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Apr 30, 2014

yes the solenoid will solve this problem due to the fact that if it is not opening on time it is not creating pressure in the right clutch and valve on the tiptronic system

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Feb 13, 2014

could be heater core ,,could mainly be a stuck thermostat ..not enough information to help here

2001 Lexus IS... | Answered on Oct 26, 2013

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