Category Archive: Lexus

Plastic Clip in Alternator

Car Information:
Lexus LS430
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 8 cylinder V type
Transmission: Automatic

Issue/Question:
The Battery warning signal come on and the auto light leveling light warning come on. When I push the brake pedal, the radio and navigation system blank out. I had a after maket alternator installed. The Lexus dealer told me that the plastic clip that plug into the alternator from the harness wire is broken. They recommended that I replace the harness and clip along with a Lexus factory Alternator. They agreed that nothing is wrong with the alternator, just the plastic clip is broken, but they will not replace the plastic clip only.

Can the plastic harness clip to the alternator plug be replaced without a factory alternator?. Can you help me?

Answer:
Their making a big deal out of nothing, bring it by and let us see if we can order just the connector. 407-629-2661

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
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Flushing Power Steering System in Lexus

Car Information:
Lexus/ ES330
Year: 2006
Engine Size: V6 cylinder
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The service adviser at the dealership suggested to drain and flush the power steering system. The mileage will be at 45,000 miles at the next oil change service.
I have never heard of flushing this system. I looked in my owners manual and there is no mention of this type of service. I am not having any problems with the steering.
My question to you is do you think this is a beneficial service? Looking forward to your advise and expect opinion.

Answer:
I do, replacing the power steering system fluid around every 60 K.
Keeps wear to a minimum and the seals in the power steering system from leaking.

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Power Steering Fluid Maintenance

Car Information:
Lexus ES330
Year: 2006
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The service adviser at the dealership suggested to drain and flush the power steering system. The mileage will be at 45,000 miles at the next oil change service. I have never heard of flushing this system. I looked in my owner’s manual and there is no mention of this type of service. I am not having any problems with the steering. My question to you is do you think this is a beneficial service? I’m looking forward to your advice and opinion.

Answer:

I do, replacing the power steering system fluid around every 60 K. This keeps wear to a minimum and the seals in the power steering system from leaking.

 

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Lexus vs Mercedes; Maintenace cost wise

Car Information:
Lexus/ Mercedes
Year:
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Opinion. I am debating on getting a 2010 Lexus RX 350 or Mercedes GLK 350. I listen and know you are fond of Lexus but I like your opinion; especially on Maintenance.

Answer:
Both are good vehicles. Maintenance cost will be about the same if we do them, 50% more for the Lexus if the dealer does them, and double for the Benz if the dealer does the services.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Lexus Recommended Octane

Car Information:
Lexus IS 350
Year: 2008
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
If I use lower than the recommended Octane of 93 for example 89% would that cause any engine problems?

Answer:
Unless your Racing, Pulling or hauling heavy loads 87 octane is fine
but since lower octane fuel evaporates faster then higher octane fuels
carbon is more common to develop on intake valves, combustion chambers. and tops of pistons. For this reason we recommend adding the Amsoil PI fuel additive at least every Amsoil oil change to clean any left over carbon. Follow this recommendation and enjoy the savings.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Which Is Better?

Car Information:
Lexus or Mercedes
Year:
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I am debating on getting a 2010 Lexus RX 350 or Mercedes GLK 350. I listen and know you are fond of Lexus but I like your opinion; especially on Maintenance.

Answer:
Both are good vehicles. Maintenance cost will be about the same if we do them, 50% more for the Lexus if the dealer does them, and double for the Benz if the dealer does the services.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

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