I wonder if anyone can shed any light on an issue I am having with my 2005 RX300... please?
I noticed a little while ago that, occasionally, under normal (not harsh) braking at low speed, or under normal (not harsh) acceleration from standstill, either the ABS or Traction Control would kick in.
The ABS "effect" seemed to be coming from the off-side front and so at a recent service I asked the garage to check the ABS rings and examine whatever they could get into, on all four corners. This they did and reported that everything appeared as it should be.
More recently, I was advised that the issue could be a dirty ABS/Speed Sensor (maybe a small piece of road dirt or debris had become lodged etc...) and that if it could be removed it might be cleaned, however, they also had a tendancy to break if not having been removed before and so the best course of action would be to buy a new one and change it completely. This I did and the work was completed just a couple of hours ago ...and I can report that it most definitely appears that the offside front was the culprit because now, pretty much every time I pull away, the Traction Control kicks in!
The only thing that has been changed was the sensor (Part Number checked before purchase and fitment), so I can only assume with a new sensor in place the issue has become more apparent.
So, can anyone offer me any advice as to what to do next?
Is it worth going ahead and changing the sensor ring, just in case, or has anyone else experienced this and has a "fix" that works?
Any help/advice/assitance would be greatly appreciated.
Hi everyone. It's not Xmas but might as well be.
I had a problem with a worn rear wheel bearing. The car had been used to tow around an exhibition trailer in its early life and at 175,000 miles started to complain. I'm not complaining as 175K miles is still good value. To look at car is immaculate inside and out. Still gives 40MPG and I am still in love with car after 7 years of ownership.
Changing the bearing I managed to damage the ABS sensor: and when trying to remove the broken sensor, I damaged the sensor ring. To make matters worse, thinking I could repair the ring, I removed the sensor ring.
Duh! What was I thinking.
The friend, whose garage I was using to do the work, suddenly needed his garage and so I had to move. I drove the car home and parked up. On the way home. No Speedo. P/S Red light on even though power steering feels okay. ABS light on. Engine light on. VSC complaining.
So now I have a replacement hub, with ring, new ABS sensor fitted and all on the car.
But all the lights still on. I have tried removing the battery over night. All lights still on except Engine light.
Any one with any thoughts before I troll off to my Lexus dealer who will want more money than they value the car at to plug in their OBD reader.
By Jason rye
Hi i have a problem with 1 of my lexus is200. I have 4 of them now lol. I have the abs light on iv plug it up and its not telling me what the problam is.No engine management light on. Can sumone point me in the right direction what to check. Iv pinned it out pin13 and 4 i cant remember off the top of my head which pins it was iv got the right one wrote downwhere. When iv pinned it out the ABS light flashed and 3 bleeps sounded. But the ABS light still stayed on. So i dont no where to go from here with it. So i hope sumone can point me in the right direction. thanks jason