RX400h 2008 65k miles
Have an issue that the Lexus guys say they haven't seen before.
When accelerating hard I get what feels like a misfire. If I continue to push hard the level of charge in the traction Battery starts to drop and shows empty withing 3-4 mins. No service or error lights show.
On a longer journey last month I did get a service light when I felt the misfire. Lexus did the diagnostics and reset and said it was cylinder 2 slight misfire. Strangely on the journey home the misfire appeared to have gone and the car accelerated cleanly to high speed. Great I thought, its sorted. Sadly not and after 2 days the problem is back. Car drives perfectly in all conditions other than hard acceleration.
Lexus have checked all major components and cant find an issue, so have said to continue to drive and see if an error can be forced.
Has anyone had a similar issue or any ideas?
I'm a new joiner and would like to know if anyone can help with this one;
I bought an RX300 (2004) about a month ago. Everything's been running well and I've covered about 300 miles so far with no gearbox problems.
Before I put it into my local garage for a full service 2 days ago, I checked the engine oil and gearbox fluid levels.
Both were fine and I noted that the gearbox fluid level was at the max mark. Following the service, on a short drive the following day, I noticed the usual 'kangaroo' effect that you get when the gearbox fluid level's low so I checked it. It was at the 'min' mark. I called the garage (thinking that they must have changed it but not filled it up enough). They informed me that they only checked the level on the service and didn't change the ATF. They told me that the level was ok when they checked it. We arranged that I take it back today for them to look at. This I've now done, and the mechanic noticed the 'kangaroo' effect when he drove it into the inspection bay. On checking the level, he couldn't see any fluid level! He's topped it off with about 2 pints of ATF and it's now just below the max mark. I'll be keeping an eye on it over the next few days. I've got no leak marks on my driveway and no smoking or smells when driving. Where's the ATF been going to? Any suggestions? TIA
It has been a while since my car was serviced so I did a few things.
Changed air filter, oil and oil filter. Car runs lovely when first started and driven but if you stop and then restart (lets say for petrol) the car starts misfiring.
Initially, it was cylinder 5 reported as misfiring, now it's 1,3 and 5 and a report of bank 2 running lean.
I've swapped coils and plugs around but I still have the same problem.
Is it just coincidence this has happened since "service" or can they be related.?
Hope you are well,
I would be very grateful if you could help me, please,
I own a 2000/W reg. is 200 with auto box
I paid £800 for the car, and have the car for 6 months (probably the best / fun/ 6 months driving I have ever had)
My wife was driving my car (no that wasn't the bad news) and she stopped at a T junction when she came to pull away the car would not move, the engine was running well, but it was like car was in neutral when I arrived 1 hour later I started car and it was back to normal for 200 meters and then back to "being in neutral" The AA man who towed me home said "It looks like clutch "had gone"
2 days, later I had to move car 100 yards, and it was fine again in forward and reverse,
There have been no warning signs of clutch/gearbox problems,----- burning smells,crunching noises, struggling on hills,
Also the engine management light was on when car was "in neutral"
I have heard stories of £1500 - £2000 for clutch and gearbox work, but even though I love my little Lexus, I would not pay this on a car that is now worth £400 - £500,
As anybody got any ideas what this could be ?,
I don't want to be patronised by the half wit at the scrap yard offering me £40 for my pride and joy and then tell me he would not make anything on it then sell 1 leather/heated/electric seat for £80,
to then drive off in is 6 series Beama (sorry to go of course a bit, but they really do frustrate me).
I don't want to scrap car if it was be a small issue costing only a few hundred pound.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated