Question about Lexus ES 300
2002 model. No prior history of bad electrics. Dry and warm in California
Make sure that the transmission is in park or neutral. Possible to have a bad neutral safety switch.
Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Testimonial: "Thanks, but it isn't that. Tried all those things."
Sounds like the neural safety switch is not in the exact position with the gear shift. Try this...turn key to start and hold...at the same time move the gear shift around the neutral or park position....let me know if this works.
lots of times this is the problem.
Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Check ignition switch.
Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Testimonial: "It was the solenoid connector. Thanks!"
You may have corrosion inside your battery cables or a loose connection somewhere.
If you have a voltmeter connect one lead to the POSITIVE post of the battery and the other to the POSITIVE post on your starter while you have a friend crank the engine
WATCH YOUR HANDS!
This is called a voltage drop test and you should see less than 0.5v on the multimeter while you are trying to start it, if you have high resistance (corrosion bad connections) you will see a higher voltage. 0.5v is the MAX you should see.
Do the same test on the ground side of the circuit, connect to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the starter case, your voltage reading should be 0.1v or less
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
You can disconnect your battery for a short period of time, 5-10 minutes should do it. There is no guarantee that the check engine light will not come back on in time, but it will make it go away at least temporarily.If you go to Autozone, 99% of the time they will hook up a code reader and diagnose your problem. It may be a minor and/or inexpensive fix. Please vote appropriately and leave feedback. I hope this helps and good luck.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Testimonial: "I'll give it a try!! Thank you- "
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