Lexus RX350 Oil Leaks and Alternator Noise

A customer brought in their Lexus RX350 which had an oil leak to inspect and an alternator noise to report on.

The car was hoisted up so we could remove the undertray to inspect the oil leaks. There was small oil deposits around the oil filter, power steering and the front timing case. We washed down these areas so we could reassess them and the leaks appeared to be very minor and not dripping.

Lexus-RX350-Wheels-Bumper-RamSpeed-1 Lexus-RX350-Engine-RamSpeed-2When we checked the vehicle for the reported noise we looked at the pulleys which some appeared to have been changed recently and the others left the same. The old pulleys had a noisy bearing so we replaced it. After this the noise was still there and coming from the alternator. We disconnected the battery and tested the alternator on the front bench and found the noise was from the front alternator case. The alternator was renewed and the coolant drained and topped up. A final test drive was then completed and no noise was heard. We did note that the drivers window switch block was not working properly via the switch.

Lexus RX350 Engine Light Diagnostics

Below is a Lexus RX350 that we looked into an engine light which was on. Scanning the engine for errors showed a misfire in cylinder 2. We tested this by swapping the ignition coils to alternate cylinders and the misfire error moved too.

Lexus-RX350-Bumper-Wheels-RamSpeed-1The ignition coil was replaced as required and the errors cleared. Another engine light was on that related to the fuel filter. Once this was replaced we tested the vehicle overnight to confirm the repairs were all ok.

Lexus LS430 Repairs

A Lexus LS430 came into our RamSpeed workshop for a repair. We scanned the vehicle’s electronics and verified faults regarding to the oxygen sensors on both banks. We then carried out a smoke test however no errors were found. We then removed and inspected the spark plugs and discovered them to be worn out. We also carried out a transmission service, replacing the transmission service kit. Lexus-LS430-Rear-Lights-Brake-Lights-Wheel-Tyre-Rims-Side-Mirror-Reverse-Sensors-Repair-Service-Exhaust-RamSpeed-  Lexus-LS430-Engine-Service-Repairs-Bonnet-RamSpeed-6 Lexus-LS430-Steering-Wheel-Interior-Dashboard-Service-Repair-RamSpeed-1-

RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Lexus models (see our Lexus Performance work here) including Lexus LS430. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Lexus electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Lexus electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Lexus maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Lexus IS350 Major Service and Brakes

Another vehicle here for service before the holidays start. A Lexus IS350 here for a major scheduled service and some brake replacements.

Lexus-IS350-Service-Repairs-Brakes-RamSpeed-2We completed the major service as per standard specifications doing a number of comprehensive checks and replacement of the oil, air and pollution filter.

Lexus-IS350-Service-Repairs-Brakes-RamSpeed-3The front brakes needed to be replaced after inspection of the current wear percentage. We replaced them as required, checking the brake fluid levels and adjusting as required.

Lexus RX350 Major Scheduled Service

Today we have a Lexus RX350 in our workshop for a major B type service. We performed a major service which was required according to the current km and log book. Parts changed in the major service included the oil, air and pollution filter. The brake fluid was also topped up as it was running low.

Lexus-RX350-Service-Repairs-RamSpeed-1 Lexus-RX350-Service-Repairs-RamSpeed-3The majority of vehicles we see at RamSpeed include Audi, BMW and VW’s. Besides these European vehicles we also deal with Lexus’s and have seen quite a few which required service or repairs. Call us today to talk to our fully trained staff regarding any issue or service you may want on your car.